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Click here AF dentist, Army veterinarian team up for K-9 root canal in AOR
In a deployed environment, adequate medical care is crucial to ensuring that people can execute the mission. Our airmen need to be physically and mentally healthy or the mission could suffer. The 386th Expeditionary Medical Group boasts a medical clinic, physical therapist, mental health team and dental clinic as just some of the available services
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2017
Capt. Damien Miller, 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Sqaudron flight nurse, is part of the Canadian Air Force and is stationed at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Miller is at Scott AFB as part of the officer exhange program he learned about during an AE course run by the Canadian Armed Forces. (U.S. Photo Illustration by Airman Daniel Garcia) Canadian officer gains experience through aeromedical evacuation exchange program
Growing up, Capt. Damien Miller’s father was in the Royal Canadian Air Force, so he became used to constantly moving around and calling any place he ended up with his family “home.”In 2004, Miller followed in his father’s footsteps, commissioning as an officer in the RCAF himself. In 2012 he pursued a path in aeromedical evacuation after eight
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2016
Lt Col Ruben Matos, Deputy Director of Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) International Health Specialist (IHS) program Diverse experience in Air Force leads to career in global health engagement
The path taken by Lt. Col. Ruben Matos demonstrates just what it takes to build a career in global health engagement in the Air Force Medical Service. He is a native of Puerto Rico, fluent in Spanish, and recently assumed the Deputy Director position of the AFMS’ International Health Specialist program. His career path is a strong example of how a
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2016
Capt. William Matthews and Staff Sgt. Adam Ruiz, bio-environmental engineers from Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina, demonstrate how to load casualties into the Transport Isolation System during a subject matter expert exchange at the 2016 FIDAE Air and Space Trade Show in Santiago, Chile, March 29, 2016. Exchanges are conducted regularly throughout the year and involve U.S. Airmen sharing best practices and procedures to build partnerships and promote interoperability with partner-nation air forces throughout South America, Central America and the Caribbean.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman/Released) AMC shines at the 2016 international air show
During the 2016 FIDAE Air and Space Trade Show, several Airmen from 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., teamed up with members from the Air Mobility Command to participate in a subject matter expert exchange with the Chilean air force on the use of the Transport Isolation System, a medical transportation system capable
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2016
Members from the Salvadoran air demonstrate the use of and extractor and floating litter during a U.S. Air Force and Salvadoran air force subject matter expert exchange at Ilopango Air Base, El Salvador, March 8, 2016. 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) surgeon general’s office, led a five member team of medics from around the U.S. Air Force on a week-long medical subject matter expert exchange in El Salvador. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released) AFSOUTH medics lead the way in exchanges with El Salvador
An AFSOUTH medic-led a team of five U.S. Air Force members from across the country and put their various experiences to work this week during a subject matter expert exchange in El Salvador from March 7-11.The team, led by Maj. Helda Carey, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) international health specialist, included members from the New Hampshire
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2016
A U.S. Airman assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Medical Group adjusts the lights during surgery on an Afghan National Defense and Security Forces soldier who sustained trauma from a gunshot at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital, Bagram Airfield Afghanistan, Sept. 26, 2015. The CJTH provides surgical capabilities in trauma, general surgery, orthopedics, neurosurgery, urology, vascular surgery and otolaryngology, all of which are critical to helping 98 percent of patients who come to the hospital survive their injuries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released) Trauma team delivers critical care, saves lives in Afghanistan
On the combat frontier, the ability to deliver advanced medical care usually means the difference between life and death for wounded service members.
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2015
New Zealand Defense Force Maj. Phil Worthington, northern region dental commander, extracts a tooth with the help of U.S. Air Force and Timorese service members during an Operation Pacific Angel 15-2 health services outreach event Sept. 7, 2015, in Baucau, Timor-Leste. Pacific Angel is a multilateral humanitarian assistance civil military operation, which improves military-to-military partnerships in the Pacific while also providing medical health outreach, civic engineering projects and subject matter exchanges among partner forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel/Released) Pacific Angel 15-2 underway in Timor-Leste
Members of the U.S. Air Force and Navy, Falintil-Forças de Defesa de Timor-Leste (F-FDTL), and New Zealand army began humanitarian assistance operations as part of Pacific Angel 15-2 Sept. 7.   During the joint humanitarian and civic-military exercise, the PACANGEL team — made up of military doctors, dentists, carpenters, plumbers and planners
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2015
Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, 65th Medical Operations Squadron, reacts to a mock medical emergency situation during a briefing by the 65th Medical Group for Maj. Gen. Christopher Bence, 3rd Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force vice commander, on Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal, April 17, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Guido Melo). Lajes Field Airman, fellow travelers stop attack on French train
A 65th Air Base Group Airman, along with two other friends traveling on personal leave, took immediate action to stop an attack and subdue an armed gunman on board a train in Northern France, Aug. 21, 2015.Airman First Class Spencer Stone, 65th Air Base Group, Lajes Air Base, Azores, saw an emergency situation arise and took immediate action to
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2015
Rayian Carazon and daughter Trica, from Lila, Bohol province, Philippines, talk to Papua New Guinea Defense Force Lt. Charles Namuesl, a family practitioner, during the Health Services Outreach provided as part of the Pacific Angel Philippines mission taking place in Lila, Bohol province, Philippines, Aug. 16, 2015. Pacific Angel is a multilateral humanitarian assistance civil military operation, which improves military-to-military partnerships in the Pacific while also providing medical health outreach, civic engineering projects and subject matter exchanges among partner forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Oelrich/Released) Medical collaboration provides world-class care during PACANGEL-Philippines
Rayian Carazon slept soundly for the first time in weeks Aug. 16.Already caring for energetic 1-year-old Trica and four months pregnant with her second child, Carazon constantly worried about the health of her young family. Until this day, she had no way to know if there was anything wrong.Through word of mouth, she heard about the Health Services
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2015
Medical professionals from the U.S. Air Force, Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Royal Australian Air Force traveled to Paaralang Elementary school to provide students information about oral heath, general hygiene and rabies prevention during Pacific Angel in Lila, Philippines, Aug. 17, 2015. Pacific Angel is a multilateral humanitarian assistance civil military operation, which improves military-to-military partnerships in the Pacific while also providing medical health outreach, civic engineering projects and subject matter exchanges among partner forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Oelrich/Released) PACANGEL-Philippines partnership building commences
About 70 U.S. service members and five partner nations began work on a multitude of civil military relief operations here Aug. 17. Thousands of people, young and old, are set to reap the benefits of Pacific Angel Philippines from medical outreach to engineering projects affecting six local schools. However, those benefits, while important, are not
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2015
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