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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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Secretary of the Air Force Deborah James (left) presents the 2015 Harold Brown Award to Dr. Lisa Tripp during a ceremony June 6 at Wright-Patterson AFB. The award is for her efforts in creating innovative and cost-saving training methods and platforms for the Air Force intelligence community, and is the highest award given by the Air Force to a scientist or engineer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wesley Farnsworth) AFRL research psychologist wins award, SECAF presents
A research psychologist from the 711th Human Performance Wing here received the 2015 Harold Brown
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Air Force Surgeon General Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark Ediger delivers opening remarks at NOVA 2016. Air Force Medical Service senior leaders assembled in Northern Virginia for the three-day leadership conference to engage in strategic discussions related to Air Force and joint mission medical support. NOVA 2016 commenced on May 24. (U.S. Air Force photo by Prerana Korpe, AFMS Public Affairs) AFMS leaders gather at NOVA 2016
Air Force Medical Service senior leaders assembled in Northern Virginia to engage in strategic
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The first flight surgeon in the pioneer Army Air Service of 1918, Dr. Robert J. Hunter, tries out a newfangled noise-measuring gadget on a jet fighter at Randolph Field, Texas. Demonstrating the instrument is Lt. Col. James E. Lett (left), head of the School of Aviation Medicine’s Ear-Nose-Throat department, 1959. (Photo courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration) This month in AFMS history: The birth of flight medicine
In 1917 Lt. Col. (Dr.) Theodore C. Lyster was appointed the first chief surgeon of the aviation
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Lt. Gen. Mark A. Ediger (left), Surgeon General of the Air Force, passes the Air Force Medical Operations Agency guidon to Brig. Gen. Robert I. Miller (center), incoming AFMOA commander, during a change of command ceremony at Port San Antonio, May 6. In military tradition, the passing of a unit’s guidon signifies relinquishing or accepting command of that unit. (U.S. Air Force photo / Tech. Sgt. Christopher Carwile.) Miller takes command of AFMOA
Brig. Gen. Robert I. Miller took charge of the Air Force Medical Operations Agency during a May 6
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Mark Brightwell, left, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Doug McGrath, second from left, who served as the project manager, Col. David R. Dunklee and Col. Joel Almosara, prepare to cut a ribbon to mark the completion of a $12.5 million modernization project covering more than 3,700 square feet to Hanscom's Medical Treatment Facility. The modernization project began in February 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Linda LaBonte Britt) Ceremony marks completion of 2-year modernization project
Officials here held a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 21 to mark the completion of a $12.5 million
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Dr. Jill Biden participates in Operation Educate The Educators: Sharing Successes And Setting Sights For The Futureas part of Joining Forces initiative event in the South Court Auditorium of the White House April 13, 2016.  (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
Air Force doctor joins White House summit
An Air Force doctor currently based at Madigan joined in a White House summit on April 13 to take
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Lt. Abbie Sweetwine, "Angel of Platform 6" History Remembers Lt Abbie Sweetwine, “The Angel of Platform 6”
In recognition of African-American History Month the AFMS is featuring a matriarch of change and an
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Medical personnel use litters to transport Cpl. Richard Ramirez, 1st Marine Division, and other wounded to a C-141B Starlifter aircraft.  The patients are being medically evacuated from Al-Jubayl Air Base to Germany for treatment of wounds received during Operation Desert Storm. The AFMS in the Persian Gulf War and the need for critical care
January 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of Desert Storm, it also marks a turning point in Air Force
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Sick and injured people are prepared and comforted for a flight aboard a C-17 Globemaster III of the 62nd and 446th Airlift Wing, McChord Air Force Base. The aircraft and crew have stoped at the New Orleans International Airport on 1 Sept, 2005. These refugees from hospitals and various sources are evacuating the devastated areas left by Hurricane Katrina. Their destination will be an Air Force Base in a state in southern region not affected. Critical Care Aeromedical Teams cared for hundreds of patients on this day. (U.S. Air Force photo Master Sgt. Lance Cheung) AFMS and Hurricane Katrina: 10-years later
On Aug. 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast region. The Air Force Medical Service
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