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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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Deployed Dental Say “aaaaaah” – Air Force deployed dental teams support readiness
Dental health is a critical component of overall health and wellness, which means dental readiness is vital to overall Airmen readiness.From the moment an Airman joins the Air Force until they retire, the Air Force Medical Service strives to ensure members maintain optimal oral health. The Air Force also deploys teams of dentists, dental
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Col. Gilberto Patino, 81st Medical Operations Squadron cardiopulmonary flight commander, explains surgical procedures used in the cardiac catheterization lab to Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger, Air Force Surgeon General, and Chief Master Sgt. Steve Cum, Jr., Air Force Surgeon General medical enlisted force chief, during a visit to the 81st Medical Group Oct. 17, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The purpose of Ediger’s visit was to get familiar with the 81st MDG’s mission, operations and personnel. During his tour, he visited more than 10 different units in the 81st MDG to include mammography, emergency department, radiology and oncology, genetics and the clinical research laboratory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue) Top doc checks up on Keesler Medical Center
Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger, Surgeon General of the Air Force, toured the Keesler Medical Center, Oct. 17, exploring their mission and meeting the personnel who accomplish it. During his tour, he visited more than 10 different units in the 81st Medical Group to include mammography, emergency department, radiology & oncology, genetics and the clinical research lab. Since Keesler Medical Center sustained damage in 2005 from Hurricane Katrina, they have taken huge steps in patient care and their capabilities.
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U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 633rd Medical Group deploy from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 18, 2017. AF medics deploy to Puerto Rico, aid hurricane relief efforts
Approximately 87 members assigned to the 633rd Medical Group departed Joint Base Langley-Eustis to set up and operate a 25-bed Expeditionary Medical Support field hospital in support of hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico, Oct. 15-17, 2017.
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Prescription pain pills are seen dumped out on a table at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind. Airmen who take prescription pills that are not their own or are taken after the time allotted could find themselves facing severe discipline. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Tech. Sgt. Mark R. W. Orders-Woempner) 
Opioid and Medication misuse: A growing problem
An estimated 2.4 million Americans used prescription drugs non-medically for the first time in the past year. That equates to more than 6,550 new cases of improper use each day.
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Take command with TRICARE changes TRICARE payment types for calendar year 2018
With the Jan. 1, 2018 changes to new stateside regions and contractors, you may need to update your payment option to guarantee continued payment of your TRICARE enrollment fees and monthly premiums.
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Air Force researchers test device capable of detecting dangerous pathogens Air Force researchers test device capable of detecting dangerous pathogens
Air Force Medical Service researchers at the 59th Medical Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas are evaluating a new tool to help Airmen detect and identify pathogens in austere deployment locations.
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Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group, augmented by troops from the active-duty Air Force and Air National Guard units in multiple states, dowload relief supplies from aircraft around the clock at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the wake of Hurricane Maria Oct. 6, 2017. The unit’s Airmen established an aerial port of debarkation upon arrival here Sept. 23, and have processed more than 7.2 million pounds of cargo and humanitarian aid for distribution in the first three weeks of the operation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Lt. Col. Dale Greer) Kentucky Air Guard moves 7.2 million pounds of relief supplies at cargo hub in Puerto Rico for Hurricane Maria recovery
More than three-dozen members of the Kentucky Air National Guard have processed 7.2 million pounds of humanitarian aid through a cargo hub they established here Sept. 23, working around the clock to download relief supplies from hundreds of aircraft and prepare the aid for distribution across an island ravaged by Hurricane Maria.
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Capt. Lisa Pearse, M.D., director of Global Health Engagement, Navy Environmental and Preventative Medicine Unit Six, discusses details of a disaster response planning culmination exercise with U.S. Army Soldier. Service members prepare for humanitarian, disaster missions
The USNS Comfort hospital ship is steaming toward Puerto Rico; U.S. Navy and Marine Corps rescue helicopters are helping to evacuate people in Dominica; countless National Guardsmen were called upon after hurricanes wreaked havoc in Texas and Florida. Whether in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency domestically, or the U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) internationally, the need for comprehensive civil-military coordination training for disaster relief operations is more urgent than ever.
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Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger, Headquarters U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, is briefed by Maj. Priscilla Wong, 56th Medical Group allergist, while touring the 56th MDG facility during a site visit at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 11, 2017. Ediger visited Luke to see the new renovations to the 56th MDG and how they support the F-35A Lightning II mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Hensley) AF Surgeon General, Medical Enlisted Chief visit thunderbolt nation
Luke Air Force Base welcomed Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark A. Ediger, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, and Chief Master Sgt. George Cum, medical enlisted force and enlisted corps chief, Oct 11, to meet with Airmen and review operations and renovations at the 56th Medical Group.
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