By Capt. Mark Medvesky, 913th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
/ Published August 11, 2006
Lt. Col. Paulette Schank prepares 4-year-old Iraqi child for surgery at the Air Force theater hospital at Balad Air Base, Iraq. The child was burned over half his body and had to undergo 20 sugical procedures.
In the operating room, Lt. Col. Paulette Schank wears body armor and a helmet during a heighten state of readiness. Balad Air Base, Iraq, is a target for insurgent mortar attacks.