Kadena hyperbaric chamber discontinues ops

by Kadena Air Base
U.S. Air Force

U.S. Air Force Maj. Tim Stout, 18th Aerospace and Operational Physiological Training Flight commander, looks through a porthole to check on service members inside a hyperbaric chamber on Kadena Air Base, Japan, July 17, 2014. This “dive,” which refers to the utilization of the chamber, was the last to take place on Kadena since budget and manning constraints have discontinued use of the chamber. Divers suffering from decompression injury in the future will visit Camp Foster, where they will be assigned an American doctor and taken to be treated in an off-base hyperbaric chamber.

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