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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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Maj. Cindy Callisto, 377 Medical Group nurse practitioner, accepts the award for Top Air Force Nurse. Kirtland boasts top nurse in Air Force
Kirtland Air Force Base is now home to the Air Forces’s top nurse. Maj. Cindy Callisto, a nurse practitioner at the 377th Medical Group, was named the 2017 Top Nurse in the United States Air Force.
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U.S. Air Force Major General Dorothy Hogg, the Deputy Surgeon General and Chief of the Air Force Nurse Corps, Office of the Surgeon General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., speaks at the graduation ceremony of the Nurse Transitioning Program held at the Tampa General Hospital Nov. 29, 2017. During her speech, Hogg challenged the Airmen to provide evidence-based care to their patients, as well as to continue learning industry best practices Nurse Transition Program: Molding future AF nurses
Major General Dorothy Hogg, the Deputy Surgeon General and Chief of the Air Force Nurse Corps, Office of the Surgeon General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., attended the Nurse Transition Program graduation held at the Tampa General Hospital Nov. 29, 2017, following a visit to MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
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Col. Leslie Knight, 779th Medical Group commander, and recent Bronze Star recipient Maj. Dino Quijano, a critical care nurse, display Maj. Quijano’s citation. The Air Force is recognizing the contributions of nurses and medical technicians during National Nurses and Technicians week. (Photo by Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz)(Released) Compassion and mentorship are cornerstones of nursing for Bronze Star honoree
During National Nurses and Technicians Week (May 6-12), the Air Force Medical Service is recognizing the unique contributions of Air Force nurses to the nation’s defense.Maj. Dino Quijano, a critical care nurse in the 779th Medical Operations Squadron based at Joint Base Andrews, Md., and a recent recipient of the Bronze Star, is a great example of
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U.S. Air Force Col. Theresa Prince is pinned her star, by retired Brig. Gen. Jim Chow and her husband Ken, at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, Eastover, S.C., Nov. 7, 2015.  Prince has 37 years of military experience, 19 in the South Carolina Air National Guard and is the first female to be promoted as a general officer in the unit.   (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jorge Intriago/Released) Between two worlds: Guard and Reserve nurses perfect professional balancing act
National Guard and Reserve nurses who also serve as nurses in their civilian careers have a lot to manage: providing care during the week in civilian settings and then performing duties as officers in the United States military during weekend drills. They accomplish all this while balancing a life outside these dual careers. Working as nurses in
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Members of the of the 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron assist patients on medical transport flight out of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Air Force nurse scientists are conducting valuable research to improve en route patient care during aeromedical evacuations. Nurse scientists generate new knowledge for Air Force
As the Air Force Medical Service honors nurses and medical technicians during National Nurses and Techs Week, a lesser known nurse specialty, nurse scientists, conducts research to improve patient care. Nurse scientists are nurses who have achieved a PhD in nursing science, and engage in research to inform evidence based practices. The Air Force
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U.S. Air Force Capt. James Dunham, an intensive care ward nurse at Craig Joint Theater Hospital, checks the vitals of a patient at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 3, 2017. As a nurse, Dunham is the link between the patient and doctor. They are responsible for ensuring medicine is administered, pain is managed and attending to the patient in any way they can. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier) Care Under Fire: Nurses provide medical, emotional support for those in need
A doctor’s office can induce feelings of uncertainty and anguish, but those emotions quickly fade away when a warmhearted nurse greets you.
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After escaping the province of Bataan just before it fell to invading Japanese forces, Lt. Col. Helen Hennessey found herself on the island of Corregidor in the Philippines. This image was taken there, where she helped take care of the sick and wounded in an underground 1,000-bed hospital. 40 Years Ago: Last Nurse Survivor of Bataan Still on Active Duty Retires
Air Force Lt. Col. Helen M. Hennessey retired Jan. 31, 1967, after 27 years of military service. Hennessey was the last remaining active duty Air Force nurse to have been amongst those who served at the Battle of Bataan in 1941.    Hennessey joined the Army in November 1940 and was assigned to the Sternberg Hospital in Manila.  She, along with the
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Maj. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, the current and 16th Chief of the Air Force Nurse Corps, lays a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery to honor those individuals who came before us and to give insight to those who are going to make our future. Air Force nurses of today lay wreaths to honor nurses of the past
On Dec. 8, the Society of Air Force Nurses gathered a group of active duty and retired nurses from around the area and headed to Arlington National Cemetery to lay wreaths on the tombstones of the nurses buried there. The Society of Air Force Nurses is a Veterans program with more than 1,500 members that include Air Force registered nurses who have
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AFMS Birthday Jul 2016 (AF graphic) Air Force Medical Service celebrates 67th birthday
The Air Force Medical Service will celebrate its 67th anniversary on July 1, after being established in 1949.In September 1947, the combat elements of the Army Air Forces separated from the United States Army, forming the U.S. Air Force. A few Air Force support functions, such as medical care, remained responsibilities of the Army for the next two
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