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After escaping the province of Bataan just before it fell to invading Japanese forces, Lt. Col. Helen Hennessey found herself on the island of Corregidor in the Philippines. This image was taken there, where she helped take care of the sick and wounded in an underground 1,000-bed hospital. 40 Years Ago: Last Nurse Survivor of Bataan Still on Active Duty Retires
Air Force Lt. Col. Helen M. Hennessey retired Jan. 31, 1967, after 27 years of military service.
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Retired Col. Regina Aune, right, describes to Col. Thomas K. Smith, 433rd Airlift Wing commander, Dec. 19, 2016, how the children were bedded down in the overhead troop compartment of the aircraft, during “Operation Babylift.” Aune was on the first military aircraft to Vietnam to bring the refugees to the United States. “Operation Babylift” was a combined effort between the United States, Canada, Australia and France, to evacuate more than 3,300 refugees from South Vietnam. (U.S. Air Force photo by Minnie Jones)     ‘Operation Babylift’ Cheney Award recipient visits C-5 Wing
On April 4, 1975, just a few weeks before the fall of Saigon and end of the Vietnam War, the first
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The Dependents’ Medical Care Act, effective since Dec. 7, 1956, enabled dependents of military personnel to be treated by civilian doctors in cases of pregnancy, serious injuries, or illnesses requiring hospitalization.  The law also opened up medical facilities of all services and the U.S. Public Health Service to Air Force dependents.  The Dependents’ Medical Care Act outlined operations of the program, specific exceptions, and eligibility requirements.  Here, an Airman and his wife get the final okay from the family doctor on the second visit. 60th Anniversary of Dependent Care
The Dependents’ Medical Care Act, effective since Dec. 7, 1956, enabled dependents of military
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Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark Ediger, the Air Force Surgeon General, passed command of the Air Force Medical Support Agency to Col. Dean Borsos during a change of command ceremony Aug. 30 at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, Va. Borsos assumed command of AFMSA from Brig. Gen. James McClain.  New commander takes AFMSA reigns
Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark Ediger, the Air Force Surgeon General, passed command of the Air Force Medical
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A one-of-a-kind Air Force resource that provides educational tools to military health providers celebrates its 20th birthday on July 27. (AF graphic) Air Force medical multimedia office celebrates 20 years of excellence
A one-of-a-kind Air Force resource that provides educational tools to military health providers
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An Air Force-invented cooling sleeve for a water bladder and cooling inserts for a specially-designed undershirt are two ways that Dr. Reginald O'Hara and his research team at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine hope to help Battlefield Airmen and other special operations forces avoid heat-related illness while in hot, humid conditions. (Courtesy photo) Helping Battlefield Airmen beat the heat
Of all the threats facing Battlefield Airmen and other special operations forces, heat doesn't
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AFMS Birthday Jul 2016 (AF graphic) Air Force Medical Service celebrates 67th birthday
The Air Force Medical Service will celebrate its 67th anniversary on July 1, after being established
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In the time-honored military tradition signifying assumption of command, Air Force Research Laboratory Commander Maj. Gen. Robert D. McMurry passes the 711th Human Performance Wing guidon, or unit flag, to Brig. Gen. Mark A. Koeniger. Koeniger assumed command of the wing Jun. 28, 2016, in a ceremony at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michelle Gigante) Koeniger assumes leadership of 711th Human Performance Wing
Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Mark A. Koeniger assumed the top position of the Air Force Research Laboratory's
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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE Colo. – Col. Douglas Schiess, 21st Space Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Idalia Peele, 21st Space Wing command chief, assist the 21st Medical Group leadership in breaking ground on where the new dental clinic will be on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., May 25, 2016. The new clinic is expected to be completed in the fall of 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amber Grimm) 21st Medical Dental Group at Peterson AFB breaks new ground
The 21st Medical Group broke ground for its new dental clinic on May 25.
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Air Force Surgeon General Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark Ediger addressed members of the Air Force Association during the association’s monthly breakfast event held in Arlington, Va., June 7. The general spoke about development of new medical support mission requirements and the efforts of Air Force Medicine to ensure mission success. (U.S. Air Force photo by Prerana Korpe, AFMS Public Affairs) AF Surgeon General highlights medical mission at AFA event
Air Force Surgeon General Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark Ediger addressed the Air Force Association during the
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