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U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Roger Zehr, the officer in charge of operations intelligence assigned to the 6th Operations Support Squadron, pauses for a photo with his wife Nelcy Rivera, and their two sons, Alexander and Aidan Zehr-Rivera, in March, 2018. AFAF supports battle against cancer
He began his Air Force career as a Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialist – an Airman trained to survive and operate in all conditions and teach others to do the same. Second lieutenant Roger Zehr, now an officer in charge of operations intelligence with the 6th Operations Support Squadron, spent years honing his skills, overcoming obstacles, and learning to thrive in any situation; however, nothing prepared him for a diagnosis his son received during his time stationed at Beale Air Force Base, California in 2014.
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Airmen from the 60th Medical Group set up medical tents at Base X at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Jan. 29, 2018,  in preparation for a readiness exercise. The exercise tested the base's emergency response capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. James Hodgman) Travis AFB mammography clinic helps detect breast cancer
A small clinic on the third floor of David Grant USAF Medical Center provides an important service to Tricare beneficiaries: Finding breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second leading cancer-associated death for women in the United States, according to the website, Breastcancer.org. About one in eight women will likely develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
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2018
Staff Sgt. Teresa Monteon, 60th Medical Group training manager from San Jose, Calif., poses for a photo with her Reebok Spartan Race medals outside David Grant USAF Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Sept. 22. After a five month battle with cancer, Monteon completed three Spartan races. She plans on running her fourth Spartan race on Sept. 30 in Olympic Valley, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. James Hodgman) Staff sergeant shows resiliency in fight with cancer
“You have stage two unfavorable Hodgkin’s lymphoma.” Those were the words Staff Sgt. Teresa Monteon heard her doctor say on October 19, 2015. The weight of those words hit her hard and she cried. “I was scared,” said Monteon. “My whole world just shifted. I was so excited to come to Travis and work in the intensive care unit. It was a great chance for me to be a medic and I was looking forward to testing my skills and facing new challenges. When the doctor said that, I felt like my whole world was pulled from me.”
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