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Default Air Force Logo 67 plus years of airpower
What does the Air Force want for its 67th birthday; new state of the art fighter jets, more unmanned
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2014
Col. Lee E. Payne accepts the guidon from Lt. Gen. Thomas W. Travis, Surgeon General of the Air Force, and assumes command of the Air Force Medical Operations Agency during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Kelly Field Annex Aug. 29, 2014.  AFMOA oversees the execution of the Air Force Surgeon General policies supporting Air Force expeditionary capabilities, healthcare operations and national security strategy. Col. Payne will be responsible for leading consultative support of over 43,000 personnel, 75 Medical Treatment Facilities with a $6.1 billion budget. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Johnny Saldivar) Payne takes command of AFMOA
Col. Lee E. Payne assumed command of the Air Force Medical Operations Agency from Brig. Gen. Sean L.
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2014
Tech. Sgt. Toyre Hudson, 6 Medical Operations Squadron mental health flight chief, speaks to Airmen at MacDill Air Force Base Fla. Hudson has been named one of the 12 Outstanding Airman of the Year for 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brittany Liddon/Released) MacDill's very own is truly among the best
Becoming one of the Air Force's 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year takes superior leadership,
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2014
Mongolian Armed Forces first responders move victims during a during a mass-casualty response exercise as part of Operation Pacific Angel 14-4 Mongolia, Aug. 8 2014. Operation PACANGEL helps cultivate common bonds and fosters goodwill between the U.S., Mongolia and regional nations by conducting multilateral humanitarian assistance and civil military operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. William Banton/Released) Medical experts train counterparts in Mongolia
The sounds of agony filled the air near the wooded back lot of the Central Armed Forces Hospital, or
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2014
Lt. Col. Derek Larbie, flight commander of the 377th Medical Group's pharmacy, created a more efficient process for filling prescriptions safely. Larbie received the American Hospital Association’s 2013 Federal Health Care Executive Special Achievement Award. (Photo by Todd Berenger) Leader of Kirtland’s pharmacy lands prestigious award
Kirtland's pharmacy is in good hands.Lt. Col. Derek Larbie, flight commander of the 377th Medical
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2014
Default Air Force Logo Defense Health Agency Makes Quick Progress, Official Says
As the Defense Health Agency approaches its one-year anniversary Oct. 1, it has already saved money
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2014
The new Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center won the 2011 Air Force Design Award for best concept design.  Construction on the 681,000-square foot facility is scheduled to begin this summer. The center will be constructed in three phases and house more than 40 outpatient clinics and services when completed in 2015. The building will replace Wilford Hall Medical Center. (U.S. Air Force graphic)
New Wilford Hall to showcase patient-focused comforts
Construction of the 59th Medical Wing's new Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center continues with
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2014
Default Air Force Logo AFA names 2014 outstanding civilian award winners
Air Force officials announced the winners of the 2014 Air Force Association Outstanding Air Force
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2014
U.S. Air Force Airmen honor an American flag during a folding ceremony at Craig Joint Theater Hospital in Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan July 4, 2014.  The retired flag was replaced by a newly donated flag which was unfolded on the steps of the Capitol building with members of the U.S. House of Representatives Veterans’ Affairs committee and brought to the 9/11 Memorial.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez/Released) New flag over Warrior Way honors troops
The 455th Expeditionary Medical Group dedicated a new American flag that hangs above the main
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2014
Happy 65th birthday to the Air Force Medical Service!

In September 1947 the combat elements of the Army Air Forces separated from the U.S. Army, forming the United States Air Force. But a few Air Force support functions, such as medical care, remained U.S. Army responsibilities for the next two years. Starting in 1948, the Air Force and the Air Surgeon, Maj. Gen. Malcolm C. Grow (1887-1960), began to convince the U.S. Army and the administration of President Truman that the Air Force needed its own medical service. In the summer of 1949, Air Force General Order No. 35 established a medical service with the following officer personnel components: Medical Corps, Dental Corps, Veterinary Corps, Medical Service Corps, Air Force Nurse Corps, and Women's Medical Specialist Corps. 

The order stated, "The above listed corps shall consist of those personnel transferred from corresponding corps of the Department of the Army, and personnel subsequently commissioned in the respective corps of the Medical Service, United States Air Force. Personnel appointed in the above corps will be carried on separate promotion lists." Each officer corps also received a contingent of enlisted medics. The effective date of the creation of the Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) was July 1, 1949. 

Happy 65th birthday to the Air Force Medical Service
Happy birthday to the Air Force Medical Service today!In September 1947 the combat elements of the
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