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509th MDOS Public Health Week

Members of the youth center display their Public Health Week arts and crafts activity at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 5, 2017. The public health technicians used the activity to educate the youth about the importance of hand washing to prevent the spread of diseases. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Danielle Quilla)

Members of the youth center display their Public Health Week arts and crafts activity at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 5, 2017. The public health technicians used the activity to educate the youth about the importance of hand washing to prevent the spread of diseases. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Danielle Quilla)

An arts and crafts activity planned by the 509th Medical Operations Squadron public health technicians demonstrate the importance of hand washing to children at the youth center at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 5, 2017. The purpose of Public Health Week is to celebrate the professionals who work in the career field, highlight their various jobs and promote health awareness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Danielle Quilla)

An arts and crafts activity planned by the 509th Medical Operations Squadron public health technicians demonstrate the importance of hand washing to children at the youth center at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 5, 2017. The purpose of Public Health Week is to celebrate the professionals who work in the career field, highlight their various jobs and promote health awareness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Danielle Quilla)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Fredy Velasquez, a public health technician with the 509th Medical Operations Squadron, hands a member of Team Whiteman a giveaway bag during Public Health Week at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 3, 2017. The Public Health office put together health awareness bags containing information on topics, such as hand washing procedures, Sexual Transmitted Diseases, Zika, and Tuberculosis to help educate people on different diseases they could potentially come in contact with. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo by Staff Sgt. Lyndsey Brown)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Fredy Velasquez, a public health technician with the 509th Medical Operations Squadron, hands a member of Team Whiteman a giveaway bag during Public Health Week at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 3, 2017. The Public Health office put together health awareness bags containing information on topics, such as hand washing procedures, Sexual Transmitted Diseases, Zika, and Tuberculosis to help educate people on different diseases they could potentially come in contact with. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo by Staff Sgt. Lyndsey Brown)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Anthony Ibanez, a public health technician assigned to the 509th Medical Operations Squadron, presents information on proper food handling procedures during Public Health Week at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 7, 2017. During Public Health Week the technicians focused on three main topics to spread health awareness to the base populace: entomology, hand washing and food safety. (Courtesy photo by Samita Bhandari)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Anthony Ibanez, a public health technician assigned to the 509th Medical Operations Squadron, presents information on proper food handling procedures during Public Health Week at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 7, 2017. During Public Health Week the technicians focused on three main topics to spread health awareness to the base populace: entomology, hand washing and food safety. (Courtesy photo by Samita Bhandari)

Theresa Ramsey, a naturalist for the Knob Noster State Park, left, shows Airman 1st Class Fredy Velasquez, a public health technician with the 509th Medical Operations Squadron, an edible plant found in the Knob Noster State Park, Mo., April 6, 2017. During Public Health Week, Velasquez organized visits to the state park to help educate people on how to recognize harmful plants and insects while outdoors. (Courtesy photo by Samita Bhandari)

Theresa Ramsey, a naturalist for the Knob Noster State Park, left, shows Airman 1st Class Fredy Velasquez, a public health technician with the 509th Medical Operations Squadron, an edible plant found in the Knob Noster State Park, Mo., April 6, 2017. During Public Health Week, Velasquez organized visits to the state park to help educate people on how to recognize harmful plants and insects while outdoors. (Courtesy photo by Samita Bhandari)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- During Public Health Week 2017 the Whiteman public health technicians focused on three main topics to spread health awareness to the base populace: entomology, handwashing and food safety.