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Members of the U.S. Army Flight Nurse Corps in 1943, displaying the various types of Army Nurse Corps uniforms. From left to right, 2nd Lt. Wilma Vinsant, in regulation blue winter uniform, Army Nurse Corps; 2nd Lt. Edith M. Roe; 2nd Lt. Ethel Guffey; 2nd Lt. Jane Orme, winter flying suit and 2nd Lt. Adela Besse, the gray flying suit with slacks. (Photo courtesy of the National Archives) This Month in AFMS History: February 2018 marks 75th anniversary of the first formal graduation of U.S. Air Force flight nurses
Seventy-five years ago, on February 18, 1943, the School of Air Evacuation held its first formal flight nurse graduation. Organized at Bowman Field, Kentucky, on October 6, 1942, the school trained flight surgeons, flight nurses, and flight technicians to care for patients during aeromedical transport.
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U.S. Air Force Airman Dalton Degeneffe, 321st Contingency Response Squadron, 621st Contingency Response Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, participates in Exercise Crescent Moon Jan. 30, at Joint Base Charleston’s North Auxiliary Airfield near Orangeburg, South Carolina. Mobility, Contingency Response Airmen team-up during Exercise Crescent Moon
Airmen of the 437th Airlift Wing, Joint Base Charleston, here, and 621st Contingency Response Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey., combined capabilities and shared assets during Exercise Crescent Moon from Jan. 29 to Jan. 31.
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Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson speaks with Airmen from the 36th Airlift Squadron, Feb. 1, 2018, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. SecAF interacts with Airmen
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson speaks with Airmen from the 36th Airlift Squadron, Feb. 1, 2018, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Wilson was given a tour of C-130J Super Hercules as part of her visit to Yokota, the Pacific’s premier power projection platform.
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Col. Debra Lovette, 81st Training Wing commander, receives a briefing from 2nd Lt. Nina Hoskins, 81st Surgical Operations squadron room nurse, on robotics surgery capabilities inside the robotics surgery clinic at Keesler Medical Center, Miss., June 16, 2017. The training program was stood up in March, 2017 and has trained surgical teams within the Air Force and across the Department of the Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue). Keesler Air Force Base’s robotic surgery training program aims at improving patient outcomes
As the use of surgical robotics increases, the Air Force Medical Service is training its surgical teams in the latest technology, ensuring patients have access to the most advanced surgical procedures and best possible outcomes.
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Maj. Lindsey Merchant, 301st Medical Squadron dentist, stands with her dental equipment at the squadron, Feb. 3, 2018, at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas. The dental clinic here provides Airmen with dental exams to assist in keeping them mission ready and deployable. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Katherine Miller) “No bite, no fight:” Reserve Citizen Airman balances dentistry career in and out of uniform
Growing up, Maj. Lindsey Merchant, 301st Medical Squadron general dentist, spent her summers volunteering in her aunt’s dental office. From cleaning to sterilizing equipment, this introduction to the field greatly influenced her desire to one day become a dentist herself.
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Maj. Brooke Sciuto, 55th Medical Group, Chief of Aerospace Medicine, examines a patient at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., in January 2018.  Sciuto provides clinical care  to Airmen on flying status and serves as an advisor on all operational medicine matters relating to the wing’s mission. (Courtesy photo) Recognizing AFMS women physicians
The Air Force Medical Service recognizes the achievements of all Medical Airmen and the important role each holds in supporting today’s warfighter. Today, we honor all women physicians who help make a difference in patients’ lives and continue to pave the path for future medical professionals.
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Airmen assigned to the 821st Contingency Response Group deployed to Amedee Army Airfield, Calif., as part of a week-long readiness exercise, Jan. 31, 2018.  The exercise evaluated the Airmen’s readiness and ability to execute and sustain rapid global mobility around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Liliana Moreno/Released) Airmen test readiness during training exercise
A 50-member Contingency Response Element assigned to the 821st Contingency Response Group operated out of Amedee Army Airfield, California, and partnered with the 60th Air Mobility Wing, during a readiness exercise, Jan. 31 to Feb. 2.
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Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited Yokota Air Base, Jan. 30, 2018, during her Indo-Pacific region tour.
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Capt. Christopher Liu, 412th Medical Operations Squadron, applies a tourniquet to Capt. Regina Ortega, 412th MDOS, at the 412th Medical Group’s Education and Training building Jan. 29. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit) Airmen learn how to ‘stop the bleed, save a life’
Airmen and civilians from the 412th Medical Group learned that with a few pieces of cloth and some bravery, they can save lives. The medical group invited staff members from Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster to conduct Stop the Bleed, Save a Life training Jan. 29.
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The “Trusted Care” badge serves as a reminder for the entire U.S. Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) to provide exemplary patient-centered care at every level. In order to ensure the patient is placed at the center of their care, Trusted Care has teamed up with the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) to develop an effective training program. Training is aimed at fostering a culture of safety from front-line providers to senior leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Jensen Stidham) Strengthening Trusted Care culture in Air Force medicine
On October 26th, 2017, over 130 leaders across various health care organizations gathered to listen to Lt. Col. Christian Lyons and Lt. Col. Michael Fea speak on Trusted Care’s aim of positioning the Air Force Medical Service as a high reliability organization.
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