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Airman readiness: Taking care of the body starts with the mouth Airman readiness: Taking care of the body starts with the mouth
Before reaching for that mid-afternoon soda or in to that bowl of office candy, you might want to think about how well you are keeping your mouth clean. The mouth is an important part of the body and can affect overall health. October is Dental Hygiene Month and, according to Air Force dental experts, most do not realize the impact of optimal oral health care on readiness.
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2017
Continuing an Air Force career - hope after a breast cancer diagnosis Continuing an Air Force career - hope after a breast cancer diagnosis
The pink ribbon that symbolizes National Breast Cancer Awareness might be seen as a somber image, but it also represents hope and the many survivors. As awareness, support, and research funding have increased, more and more women are surviving breast cancer and returning to their careers.
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2017
Did you know? TRICARE is changing! Take command: Changes to TRICARE disenrollment coming in 2018
As part of the changes coming to TRICARE on Jan. 1, 2018, there will be new rules affecting disenrollment.
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2017
Lt. Col. Katie Crowder, 15th Medical Group’s Chief of Medical Staff, is the 2017 Association of Military Surgeons of Uniformed Services Physician of the Year. 15th Medical Group Physician takes national level award
The 15th Medical Group’s Chief of Medical Staff, Lt. Col. Katie Crowder, was named the 2017 Association of Military Surgeons of Uniformed Services Physician of the Year.
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2017
Lt. Col. Goldie poses for a photo on the flight line in front of a C-17 Globemaster III, Oct. 20, 2017, on Dover Air Force Base, Del. Goldie, the only U.S. Air Force therapy dog, is stationed at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., and took part in the 436th Medical Operations Squadron Family Advocacy Domestic Violence Awareness Month outreach by visiting Team Dover personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik) A golden opportunity for Domestic Violence Awareness Month outreach
On the four-hour ride from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, to Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Lt. Col. Goldie hardly uttered a sound as Maj. Regina Owen, 436th Medical Operations Squadron psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, drove her guest to meet with Team Dover members for his four-day temporary duty
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2017
Caribbean Air Command Emblem This Month in AFMS History: Caribbean Air Command
For more than 20 years, the Caribbean Air Command was one of the smallest Air Force Major Commands in terms of personnel and resources, although it effectively covered one of the largest geographical areas of operations in the world. Air Force Medical Service personnel were key players in the overall success of the mission and their legacy lives on.
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2017
Deployment Health Clinical Center is now the Psychological Health Center of Excellence Deployment Health Clinical Center is now the Psychological Health Center of Excellence
In 1995, the Gulf War Health Center was created to address medical and psychological problems related to Gulf War service. In 1999, this mission expanded to deployment health in general and the name of the center changed to the Deployment Health Clinical Center (DHCC).
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2017
Airman 1st Class Isaiah Randall, 23d Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance apprentice, poses for a photo, Oct. 2, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Among four months of turmoil, Randall came to understand the true concept of resiliency, leaning on the support from his family, both by blood and by service, and God to guide him through. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) Airman counters life's jabs
God. Family. Boxing. That’s all that matters to Airman 1st Class Isaiah Randall, 23rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance apprentice. Life’s unpredictable ups and downs often test people in ways that shake the foundations that give them peace though.
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2017
ACC EMEDS team deploy to support hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico ACC EMEDS team deploys to support hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico
As Puerto Rico continues to reel from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria, Air Combat Command deployed medical assets Oct. 18 to provide relief to the community and supplement teams that have already begun relief efforts. The 633rd Medical Group from Joint Base Langley-Eustis has one of the Air Force’s four Expeditionary Medical Support groups. They train year round to ensure they’re ready and able to deploy in the event of a disaster like the one facing Puerto Rico today.
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2017
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 633rd Medical Group deploy from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 18, 2017. JBLE Command and Control establishes AMC C2
Normally, while serving as Joint Base Langley-Eustis command and control specialists, Airmen in the JBLE Command Post focus on the varied missions of JBLE and its tenant wings. However, on Sept. 28, 2017, one critical mission called on these Airmen to support a global response mission.
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2017
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