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Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, photographed in his office at the Pentagon, July 8, 2016. Ediger retires from the Air Force, June 1, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.) Retiring Surgeon General saw revolution in expeditionary care
Air Force Medicine has changed significantly since 1986, when Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger left his family medicine practice in Missouri to join the Air Force. Ediger, the U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, retires June 1, after a 32-year career that took him around the world, through numerous postings and varied roles. Although Ediger rose to the highest position in Air Force Medicine, he says that was not his intended career path.
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Representatives from Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations and the 436th Medical Group join Air Force Surgeon General Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark Ediger (center) and Chief Master Sgt. George Cum (second from the left), Air Force Surgeon General medical enlisted force and enlisted corps chief, for a briefing about the AFMAO mission March 9, 2018, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Ediger visited AFMAO, the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System, and held an all call for members of the 436th MDG during his visit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron J. Jenne) Air Force Surgeon General visits AFMES, AFMAO, 436th MDG medics
Air Force Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger, and Chief Master Sgt. George Cum, Air Force Surgeon General medical enlisted force and enlisted corps chief, joined members of the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations and the 436th Medical Group at Dover Air Force Base last week.
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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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Maj. Gen. Dorothy A. Hogg, Air Force Nurse Corps Chief (Air Force photo) Richmond Raceway names Maj. Gen. Dorothy Hogg as Honorary Race Official
Richmond Raceway recently announced that Maj. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Deputy Surgeon General and Chief of
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Care for Acute Kidney Injury Air Force researchers develop kidney care for austere environments
Acute kidney injury is a common side effect of combat injuries. A new device being developed by Air
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2017
AFMS MTFs Pilot Medical Readiness Air Force Military Treatment Facilities pilot medical readiness
Air Force Medicine has a non-stop global readiness mission. Medical Airmen must be prepared to
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2017
Chief Master Sgt. Robert Bean, an Air Force pararescue jumper, demonstrates how BATDOK can be worn on the wrist, providing awareness of the health status of multiple patients. Developing BATDOK required Air Force medical researchers to embed with pararescue jumpers on live missions to ensure the tool met the rigorous standards required by combat Airmen. Embedded Air Force researchers develop innovative battlefield medical technology
Imagine the chaos and challenge of delivering life-saving care in a battlefield environment. That’s
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The Air Force Medical Service conducts extensive health research to stay on the cutting edge of health innovation and technology, delivering the highest quality care. As the Air Force prepares to execute future missions, the AFMS research focus must also shift to support new environments and requirements. Health research and innovation prepare Air Force Medicine for future conflicts
The Air Force Medical Service is tasked with ensuring full spectrum medical readiness for all
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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. Air Force medical research supports en route care mission
Air Force Medicine is engaged in a wide array of health research and innovation projects to improve
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New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement began July 31, 2017. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Steve Thompson) New annual Mental Health Assessment requirements
Starting July 31, 2017, Airmen undergoing their annual Periodic Health Assessment may notice
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