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A U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Squadron member responds to a simulated casualty during a medical exercise, June 6, 2018, at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. The Air Force performs joint medical exercises with other U.S. forces regularly in Okinawa to better prepare service members for real world emergencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Barley) Joint training keeps Air Force medics ready to use varied platforms
When medical Airmen deploy to the battlefield or humanitarian missions, they are often side-by-side with elements from other U.S. service branches. Many of these units use different platforms to deliver medical care and transport patients.
0 6/22
2018
Airmen required to take opioid medication should familiarize themselves with proper usage procedures and understand the associated risks to their health and readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Senior Airman Kristin High) Don’t put yourself at risk for drug misuse, talk to your doctor
When Airmen have a prescription for an opioid pain medication, they need to closely follow their doctor’s orders, for the good of their health and their careers.
0 6/21
2018
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Juliet Corcillo, 81st Medical Operations Squadron Emergency Department NCO in charge, poses for a photo in front of an ambulance outside of the Keesler Medical Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, June 14, 2018. Corcillo was awarded a full ride scholarship to medical school from the Air Force’s Health Professions Scholarship Program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue) Airman pursues dream to become doctor, earns full scholarship
An 81st Medical Operations Squadron Airman is pursuing her dream of becoming a physician and was recently awarded a full ride scholarship to medical school. Tech. Sgt. Juliet Corcillo, 81st MDOS Emergency Department NCO in charge, will begin her first day of medical school July 6 with a four-year scholarship from the Air Force’s Health Professions Scholarship Program.
0 6/21
2018
Danna Plewe, center, meets with Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, the commander of Air Force Materiel Command, and from left, Jennifer Treat, Patricia Young, AFMC executive director, and David Taylor, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, April 16, 2018.  The group met with Pawlikowski to discuss the Air Force Employee Assistance Program, which is a civilian employee benefit designed to help members and their families manage daily responsibilities and life events.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Employee Assistance Program: One-stop resource for support
The Air Force’s new Employee Assistance Program provides civilian employees and their families with free, confidential resources and support to help manage normal everyday life challenges that may affect job performance and personal well-being.
0 6/20
2018
Those that suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are consistently trying to regain some sense of the normalcy they had before events that caused pieces of themselves to go missing. Misconceptions and stigmas surrounding PTSD get in the way of successful recovery and the ability to return to duty. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Master Sgt. William Vance) A peek behind the curtain: PTSD barriers and stigmas
Effective treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder is possible, but many Airmen falsely think seeking medical help for PTSD will hurt their career and will not help them get better. These stigmas and misconceptions create perceived barriers, preventing Airmen from seeking care. Delaying treatment can cause the anxiety and fear following a traumatic event to affect an Airman’s readiness.
0 6/20
2018
TRICARE is changing. Are you ready? Changes in marital status, changes in TRICARE coverage
Did you get married or divorced recently? If so, you’ve experienced a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event (QLE). With TRICARE, QLEs are certain life changes, like moving, getting married or divorced, becoming Medicare-eligible, and more. These changes may trigger a change in your TRICARE eligibility and options.
0 6/19
2018
C-STARS training C-STARS visit highlights trauma training
Assessing and treating critically injured warfighters is no easy task for Air Force medics with two feet firmly planted on the ground. At 35,000 feet in the air, the ability to provide care is even more of a challenge, requiring in-depth, realistic training and readiness for medic team success. The C-STARS is a joint partnership between the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and the Air Force, with the mission to provide hands-on, realistic training for military medical personnel in trauma and critical care.
0 6/19
2018
U.S. and Chilean air force medical personnel gather for a group photo during a health services administration subject matter expert exchange with the Chilean Air Force at the Hospital Clínico, Santiago, June 4-8. Key U.S. and Chilean air force military health specialists discussed ways to improve medical administration practices, marking the first time this type of exchange has taken place in Chile. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danny Rangel) U.S. and Chilean air force conduct health services administration subject matter expert exchange
U.S. medical personnel from across the Air Force held a health services administration subject matter expert exchange with the Chilean air force at Hospital Clínico, Santiago, June 4-8.
0 6/18
2018
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman John Cortez, Air Force Reserve’s 624th Aerospace Medicine Flight immunizations backup technician, discusses immunization processing with Brig. Gen. Johnny Lizama, Guam National Guard assistant adjutant general – Air, and Col. Timothy Puzan, Air National Guard’s 254th Air Base commander, where Air National Guard Airmen are completing individual medical readiness requirements during a unit training assembly at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, June 3, 2018. Reservists ensure Guard Airmen medically ready
Total force integration was put into practice here recently when Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 624th Aerospace Medicine Flight helped Air National Guard Airmen from the 254th Air Base Group meet medical requirements. Guardsmen and Reservists in Guam have built a successful relationship by working together when other resources aren’t available during weekend duty to meet Airmen’s needs.
0 6/18
2018
460th MDG celebrates massing of medics completion 460th MDG celebrates massing of medics completion
Many gathered for the official celebration of the grand opening of the 460th Medical Group June 13, 2018, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado.
0 6/18
2018
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