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Air Force Medical Service - History & Heritage


Surgeons General and Deputy Surgeons of the United States Air Force

Those who have served in this respected position from Maj Gen Malcolm Grow to the present as authorized by General Order #35, 8 Jun 1949.

A Brief History of the AFMS through the mid-1990s

The Air Force Medical Service originated in World War II, when American airpower was still subordinate to the U.S. Army. The Air Surgeon, Maj. Gen. David N.W. Grant, aided by resourceful combat physicians such as Colonels Malcolm C. Grow and Harry Armstrong, established new programs of medical support.

Corps Leaders of the Air Force Medical Service

As authorized by General Order #35, a listing of those who served as corps chiefs of the various medical components.

A Fit, Fighting Force: The AF Nursing Services Chronology

A document reviewing the tremendous milestones and accomplishments of role models who provided the mentorship and guidance that helped shape today's Air Force nurses.