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Air Force Pharmacist photo story

Maj. Andrea Russell, 9th Medical Support Squadron pharmacy element chief, poses for a photo at the clinic at Beale Air Force Base, California, Jan. 9, 2020. Russell is one of two pharmacists at Beale AFB, who are responsible for dispensing prescribed medications and helping patients understand proper usage and side effects. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Valentina Viglianco)

Air Force Pharmacist photo story

Maj. Andrea Russell, 9th Medical Support Squadron pharmacy element chief, counsels a patient on their medication at the clinic at Beale Air Force Base, California, Jan. 9, 2020. The 9th MDSS provides ancillary services in support of 28,600 TRICARE beneficiaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Valentina Viglianco)

Air Force Pharmacist photo story

Maj. Andrea Russell, 9th Medical Support Squadron pharmacy element chief, puts away medicine bottles at the clinic at Beale Air Force Base, California, Jan. 9, 2020. Pharmacists play an important part in ensuring the force is medically fit by helping maximize positive health outcomes and improving the quality of their patients’ lives through patient counseling and careful quality control. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Valentina Viglianco)

Air Force Pharmacist photo story

Pill bottles lay in a cabinet at the pharmacy clinic at Beale Air Force Base, California, Jan. 9, 2020. These bottles are used by pharmacist to help store prescribed medicine for Beale AFB patients. When a patient receives one of these bottles, a Pharmacist’s duty is to communicate the proper usage and side effects. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Valentina Viglianco)

Air Force Pharmacist photo story

Maj. Andrea Russell, 9th Medical Support Squadron pharmacy element chief, prepares prescribed medication for patients at the clinic at Beale Air Force Base, California, Jan. 9, 2020. The pharmacy strives to provide patients with safe medications and education about prescriptions to help Airmen be fit to fight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Valentina Viglianco)

Air Force Pharmacist photo story

Maj. Andrea Russell, 9th Medical Support Squadron pharmacy element chief, pours pills into a medicine counting machine at the clinic at Beale Air Force Base, California, Jan. 9, 2020. Through teamwork, innovation, and efficient utilization of resources, the Pharmacy plays an integral part in the 9th Medical Group’s mission to support worldwide operational readiness and the 9th Reconnaissance Wing U-2/RQ-4 high-altitude mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Valentina Viglianco)

Air Force Pharmacist photo story

Maj. Andrea Russell, 9th Medical Support Squadron pharmacy element chief, counts pills at the clinic at Beale Air Force Base, California, Jan. 9, 2020. One of Russell’s main duties as a pharmacist is to direct procurement, storage and control of pharmaceutical drugs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Valentina Viglianco)

Air Force Pharmacist photo story

Maj. Andrea Russell, 9th Medical Support Squadron pharmacy element chief, answers a phone call at the clinic at Beale Air Force Base, California, Jan. 9, 2020. She is an essential medicine expert that helps accomplish the 9th MDSS mission by ensuring patients get the proper prescribed drugs and that patients fully understand the medications they are using. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Valentina Viglianco)

Air Force Pharmacist photo story

Maj. Andrea Russell, 9th Medical Support Squadron pharmacy element chief, fills up a bottle with prescribed pills at the clinic at Beale Air Force Base, California, Jan. 9, 2020. Russell is one of two pharmacists at Beale AFB, who are responsible for dispensing prescribed medications and helping patients understand proper usage and side effects. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Valentina Viglianco)

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Maj. Andrea Russell, 9th Medical Support Squadron pharmacy element chief, poses for a photo at the clinic at Beale Air Force Base, California, Jan. 9, 2020. Russell is one of two pharmacists at Beale AFB, who are responsible for dispensing prescribed medications and helping patients understand proper usage and side effects. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Valentina Viglianco)