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An Air Force physician's assistant conducts a physical examination of an 18-month old boy in the remote village of Marcala, Honduras. A team of 16 medical workers and dieticians traveled there from the United States to take part in a pediatric nutrition medical readiness training exercise, screening children and mothers for anemia and educating them on nutrition. The team partnered with specialists from the Honduran Ministry of Health and the medical element of Joint Task Force-Bravo, based at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Mike Hammond)  Medical team hikes into mountains to care for children
During a two-week exercise in early February, a team of 16 medical doctors, nurse practitioners, dietitians and medical students conducted pediatric nutrition evaluations for families without the means or access to regular medical care in the remote mountains near Marcala, Honduras. The team included representatives from the Air Force, Army, Navy
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2009
Sick and wounded troops are taken from a specialized transport vehicle onto a KC-135 Stratotanker at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The KC-135 was manned by Airmen from the 931st Air Refueling Group who volunteered for a 12-day aeromedical evacuation mission that included four trips from Germany to Afghanistan. The 931st ARG is an Air Force Reserve unit at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lt. Col. Tyoshi Tung) KC-135 crew airlifts wounded from Afghanistan
A few Airmen from the 931st Air Refueling Group spent their Super Bowl weekend resting from a 12-day aeromedical evacuation mission in Afghanistan. Eight reservists from the 931st manned a specially equipped KC-135 Stratotanker that made four back-to-back trips to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, to pick up wounded and sick troops for evacuation to
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2009
Lt Col. Alfred Flowers, 435th Medical Support Squadron commander, gives an inspirational speech at the African American History Month luncheon Jan. 30, 2009, at Ramstein Air Base. The month dedicated to African American heritage kicked-off with the luncheon and will be celebrated throughout the month of February. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenny Holston) Father, son duo promote African American History Month
A 30-year-old wooden name plate might not mean a lot to many people, but to one Airman, the carved wood with the engraved words "Lt. Al Flowers" is priceless because it was given to him by his father when he was a lieutenant. Maj. Gen. Alfred Flowers, 2nd Air Force commander at Kessler Air Force Base, Miss., and Lt. Col. Alfred Flowers Jr., 435th
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2009
(From left) Staff Sgt. Yamille Cadavid, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center; Staff Sgt. Summer Walker, LRMC; and Staff Sgt. Corinne Stewart, Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal, participate in a Emergency Medical Technical Instructor course Feb. 4, 2009, at Ramstein Air Base. The focus of the course was to ensure both firefighters and medics are taught the same information to keep accuracy between both carrier fields. Students received training on new information and applied their training during the hands-on portion of the course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenny Holston)   
USAFE medics, firefighters train to teach
The 435th Medical Group kicked off a two-week Emergency Medical Technician Instructor Course for firefighters and medics around U.S. Air Forces in Europe Feb. 2 here. The course put more than 20 firefighters and medics from eight different bases in the same training environment, making sure each learned the same curriculum. "We must ensure both
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2009
Capt. (Dr.) Jason Higey (left front) and Maj. (Dr.) Karin Hawkins (right front) prepare to show a patient the therapeutic hypothermia machine that was instrumental in his treatment at Wilford Hall Medical Center after he suffered a cardiac arrest.  Maj. (Dr.) Benjamin Romick (back left) and (Dr.) Andrew Muck (back right) explain how the machine was used to treat him.  This was the first patient that the therapeutic hypothermia machine was used on since the equipment became available for use at the hospital in December. WHMC is the only hospital in the San Antonio area to use this method to treat cardiac patients. Doctors Hawkins and Romick are cardiologist assigned to the 59th Medical Operations Squadron along with cardiologist fellow Dr. Higey.  Dr. Muck is a staff physician with the 59th Emergency Medical Squadron. (U. S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Kimberly A. Yearyean-Siers) New technology helps cardiac patient
A cardiac patient from Kerrville Veteran's Administration Hospital is alive today thanks to new technology available at Wilford Hall Medical Center. The patient suffered a cardiac arrest and the VA hospital did not have the capability to provide the advanced care needed. So, the patient was transported to the WHMC Emergency Room. After the patient
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2009
Maj. (Dr.) Christopher Calabria, officer in charge of the Wilford Hall Medical Center Immunizations Clinic, reviews a patient's immunology records Jan. 26.  Major Calabria was selected for an American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Award that recognizes outstanding research published by a developing researcher. (U.S. Air Force Photo By Senior Airman Josie Kemp) Air Force allergist receives national award
Maj. (Dr.) Christopher Calabria, officer in charge of the Wilford Hall Medical Center Immunizations Clinic, was selected to receive an American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Award. The award recognizes outstanding research published in the "Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology," or JACI, by a developing researcher. Doctor
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2009
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz congratulates Master Sgt. David Webber Jan. 8 after presenting him the Purple Heart medal in the Pentagon.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) AF medic receives Purple Heart from chief of staff
On Christmas Eve, Master Sgt. David Webber wasn't thinking about Santa or sugarplums. He wasn't wrapping presents for his two boys or his wife. He was in a guard tower. In Afghanistan. Helping scan for snipers. But that was before being hit with chunks of shrapnel that had him losing a pint of blood a minute. Since then Sergeant Webber has been
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2009
Default Air Force Logo Administration sets agenda for veteran care
President Barack Obama has promised to deliver the care and benefits the nation's military veterans deserve while transforming the Department of Veterans Affairs into a 21st century organization, according to an administration agenda posted on the White House Web site. "Keeping faith with those who serve must always be a core American value and a
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2009
Ophthalmologists Col. (Dr.) Randy Beatty, Maj. (Dr.) Lisa Mihora, and Col. (Dr.) David Holck (left to right) repair an orbital fracture at the Air Force Theater Hospital, Joint Base Balad, Iraq, June 20, 2008.  Major Mihora, an oculoplastics fellow at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, spent six weeks in Iraq as part of her training. (U.S. Air Force photo) Medical fellow receives valuable training in Iraq VR
Optimally managing the unique head and neck injury patterns seen in Iraq and Afghanistan lead to a successful initiative out of Wilford Hall Medical Center -- sending the first surgical fellow to a war zone for a surgical rotation. In the past, medical and surgical residents and fellows were not deployed to combat zones for hands-on training.
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2009
Default Air Force Logo Nurse commissioning program seeks enlisted applicants
Air Force Personnel Center officials here will conduct the annual Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program board May 4 through 8 to select candidates for fall 2009 and spring 2010 semester start dates. The program offers active-duty Airmen the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree in a high-need academic major. Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program
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