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The Military Health System annual National Nurses Week wreath-laying ceremony took place at Arlington National Cemetery May 7. Speakers included Air Force Maj. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, U.S. Public Health Service Rear Adm. Carol Romano, and Navy Capt. Deborah Roy. (Courtesy photo by Military Health System Communications) National Nurses Week: Remembering nurses and their contributions to military medicine
Nurses have been caring for American service members on and off the battlefield since the Revolutionary War. Through the generations, the number of women and men serving as military nurses has continued to grow. The contribution, sacrifice, and bravery of these military and civilian medical professionals are recognized during National Nurses Week.
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2018
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Deputy Surgeon General and chief, Air Force Nurse Corps, delivers keynote remarks at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., during a wreath laying at the Nurses Memorial for National Nurses and Medical Technicians Week, May 7, 2018. (Courtesy photo by Defense Health Agency Communications Division) Nurses and medical techs, backbone of AF Medicine
Medical organizations cannot succeed without nurses and medical technicians. May 6 through May 12 is National Nurses and Medical Technicians Week, when we honor the contributions nurses and techs make to patient care.
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2018
A look at military nurses through the ages in celebration of the Military Health System's 2018 National Nurses Week. (MHS graphic) Military honors nurses during National Nurses Week
American poet and writer Maya Angelou said, “They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you make them feel.” This reference to the impact nurses have on their patients rings true every day, especially for those who help and heal our nation’s military. In their honor next week, the nursing profession is celebrated across the Department of Defense as part of the 2018 National Nurses Week observance.
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2018
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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2018
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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2018
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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2017
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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2017
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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2017
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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2017
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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2017
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