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U.S. Air Force Capt. Roxanne Buffano, an optometrist assigned to the 927th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, MacDill AFB FL, conducts an eye exam April 17, 2018 in support of Arctic Care 2018, at the Kivalina Clinic, Kivalina, Alaska. Arctic Care 2018 is an Innovative Readiness Training exercise comprised of a joint and multi-national force, providing medical, dental, optometry and veterinary care for underserved villages in the Maniillaq Service Area April 16-24. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Joe Simms) Air Force Medicine trains for deployment
The work of maintaining Air Force medical readiness never stops. To deliver medical support in combat theaters, disaster relief settings and other deployed environments, Air Force medics need to train alongside their operational counterparts.
0 6/04
2018
An aeromedical evacuation and critical care air transport team consisting of Airmen from the 375th AE Squadron, 18th AE Squadron, 673rd Medical Group, 36th Medical Group and 124th Medical Group, load a priority care patient onto a C-17 Globemaster III at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 17, 2018. The C-17 from Travis AFB, Calif., was configured by an AE aircrew to provide aerial transport of patients throughout the Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lan Kim) BEEliners enable AE mission
It’s a Sunday morning on Travis Air Force Base, California, and a flight line normally buzzing with activity is unusually void of the sounds one would expect from the busiest military air terminal in the United States. The lull does not last long.
0 6/01
2018
Marine Corps 1st Lt. Kerstin Caesar warms up during 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games track practice at Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs, Colo. Air Force Academy Hosts 2018 DoD Warrior Games
The 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games, which showcase the resilient spirit of wounded service members and veterans through Paralympic-style sports, will begin June 1 at the U.S. Air Force Academy, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.
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2018
U.S. Air Force Col. Jennifer Short, 23d Wing commander, flashes a light on a jaw model at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., April 30, 2018. Short toured the 23d Medical Group (MDG) to gain a better understanding of their overall mission, capabilities, and comprehensive duties, and was able to experience the day-to-day operations of the various units within the 23d MDG, ranging from bioenvironmental to ambulatory care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver) An AFMS look back at May 2018
This month's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting the Air Force Medical Service and the values and strength of the United States Air Force.
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2018
Airman 1st Class Kornkawee Rue Art, 23d Medical Support Squadron pharmacy technician, formally a Thailand Buddhist monk, practices meditation techniques while at a temple. After spending 18 years as a monk, Rue Art traded his robes for a uniform, in his continual pursuit of a life bigger than himself; one of meaning and purpose. (Courtesy Photo) Two worlds, one way of life: former monk becomes Airman
For most people, spending a day without their phone is an impossible feat. To spend 30 days without a phone, writing, reading, talking or even eye contact would seem unfathomable, but for Thailand Buddhist monks, this is their world. After spending 18 years in that world as a monk, Airman 1st Class Kornkawee Rue Art, 23d Medical Support Squadron (MDSS) pharmacy technician, traded his robes for a uniform, in his continual pursuit of a life bigger than himself; one of meaning and purpose.
0 5/31
2018
Public health maintains the safety of Team Dyess Hearing conservation protects Airmen, readiness: Are you at risk?
Air Force hearing conservation programs work to minimize hazards for Airmen working in high-risk environments.
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2018
Staff Sgt. Laura Ibanez, 386th Expeditionary Medical Group public health technician, was one of 40 Airmen selected this year for the Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program. NECP offers Airmen the opportunity to earn a baccalaureate degree in nursing at a college or university with an Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps detachment or a college or university with a "cross-town agreement." Applicants who are accepted are required to attend school year-round in a resident-based program for up to 24 consecutive calendar months, where they are required to complete classes, in-residence training, and ROTC requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Stoltz) 386th EMDG Airman accepted for Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program
Only 40 applicants were accepted to the Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program this year. Staff Sgt. Laura Ibanez, 386th Expeditionary Medical Group public health technician, was one of them.The seven-year veteran originally applied for the program in 2017, but her first package was rejected. Although she was upset at the initial decision, the
0 5/31
2018
(From center to right) Lt. Gen. Mark A. Ediger, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Robert I. Miller, and Brig. Gen. James H. Dienst await the posting of the colors during the Air Force Medical Operations Agency (AFMOA) change of command at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, May 22, 2018. AFMOA oversees the execution of Air Force expeditionary capabilities and healthcare operations. Miller relinquished command of AFMOA to Dienst. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma) AF Medical Operations Agency change of command
Brig. Gen. James H. Dienst assumed command of the Air Force Medical Operations Agency during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland (JBSA), Texas, May 22, 2018.
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2018
TRICARE is changing. Are you ready? Explaining TRICARE annual cost increases
Population growth, aging, and price increases for medical goods and services drive many health care costs in the U.S. In any given year, these price increases are related to rising drug costs, using new medical technology, increasing provider rates or other factors.
0 5/23
2018
Master Sgt. Mia Newmeyer, 28th Medical Support Squadron diagnostic imaging noncommissioned officer in charge, places her hand underneath an X-ray machine inside the 28th Medical Group at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 11, 2018. Diagnostic imaging provides basic skeletal exams to include the skull and extremities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise Jenson) Diagnostic imaging: An inside look
The human body is a complex system of organs, bones and a nervous system. While some injuries and ailments may be only skin deep, others require an inside look to accurately diagnose. The 28th Medical Group Diagnostic Imaging Flight may only be staffed by two Airmen, but their scope of responsibility reaches more than 3,700 members of Team Ellsworth, their families and local retirees.
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