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Seventy one years ago today, the U.S. Air Force became an independent service, creating a new breed of warriors to own and protect the skies. Ever since, Airmen have protected America from air, space and cyberspace aggression.
Each squadron in the Air Force faces different stressors and health challenges that require unique solutions. General David Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, is leading an effort to revitalize Air Force squadrons.
Air National Guard Airmen are key to supporting Total Force readiness. Training agreements with civilian hospitals are vital to helping them achieve this support.
Sexual assault can be a deeply traumatizing event in anyone’s life. Across the Air Force, Airmen and their families have access to Sexual Assault Prevention and Response or Family Advocacy Program resources to get support and guidance on how to move forward.
One thing Airmen worry about when they deploy is the well-being of their family, especially children who may have a hard time coping with the challenges that come with a parent’s deployment. The impact of deployment on children is a key component of Airmen readiness. Knowing their family is well helps Airmen focus on the mission.

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Important closure information for December and January.
There are changes in Tricare benefits starting 1 Jan 18. Do you know if they will impact you? Visit the Tricare website to learn more: tricare.mil/changes
The AFMS provides team-based healthcare and YOU are the most important team member! Participate in your healthcare. www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/PFEtoolkit
Starting Feb. 1, 2018, there will be changes to @TRICARE Pharmacy copayments. Learn more: www.tricare.mil/PrescriptionCosts. #TakeCommand
There are several ways to receive appoinment reminders. Our Audiocare system automatically calls every patient two days prior to their appoinment and gives an option to cancel which saves no shows. To ensure you receive the call check to see if we have your correct contact information at your next visit or by calling the appoinment line at 456-6555. Also Tricare Online will text and/or email you an appoinment reminder. You can also make an appoinment, check lab and radiology results, and refill prescriptions on the Tricare Online Portal. if you have not signed up give it a try: www.tricareonline.com
Learn more about the Air Force Medical Service journey in trusted care: http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/About/AFMS-Priorities/Trusted-Care-Vision
Does no showing an appointment affect you? The answer is yes. No Shows greatly impacts access. There were 393 no shows in the month of October. This is over 90 appointments per week that were lost. Once the appointment is no showed we lose the ability to book anyone else in the slot. In pediatrics alone there were 72 no shows, a week's worth of appointments. Imagine how many more patients we could have seen in October. We need your help...PLEASE call and cancel at least two hours prior to your appointment time so that we may be able to free up that slot for another patient. Thank you!
Flu immunizations available for all beneficiaries. Hours are: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 0730-1600 (4PM) and Tuesdays 0730-1500 (3PM). For questions please contact the immunization clinic at 456-6740. If no answer please try again as the technicians may be with patients.
Health Promotions info for Dec. Please select an image for more details.
Upcoming closures for December. Click on the calendar for more details.
Important to note: The 2 MDG is closed 1/2 day the third Wednesday of every month. Doors open at 1300 (1:PM)
Whether you have struggled through multiple attempts to quit or just decided it's finally time to make it happen, the Great American Smokeout is the perfect day to take that step toward a healthier, tobacco-free life. Contact Health Promotion at 456-5017 or email healthpromotion@us.af.mil for information on available tobacco cessation resources.
If you haven't had the chance to attend one of our fantastic Health Promotion classes, this is the month to do it! *All classes will be held in the Human Performance building (#4548). Pre-registration is required for all classes.* Please call 456-8359 or 456-5017 to register, or email @ healthpromotion@us.af.mil. We hope to see you there!
*9 November 2017 - drive-through services ONLY at Exchange/BX Satellite Pharmacy* To facilitate pharmacy infrastructure renovations and systems upgrades, the BX Pharmacy will only have drive-through services available Thursday, 9 November 2017. During this time, the main clinic pharmacy will be open for normal operations. Patients may drop off new paper prescriptions in the secured drop box on the sidewalk by the BX Pharmacy exit only door. Prescriptions dropped off on Thursday, 9 November 2017 will be available on Monday, 13 November 2017. **NOTE- Please ensure you annotate the required information on each prescription (Date of Birth, Allergies, Contact Info., Pregnancy Status if applicable).** Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please contact the pharmacy at 456-8348 (option 6) with any questions or concerns.
Check out the classes that are being offered by our amazing Health Promotions team this month! *All classes will be held in the Human Performance building (#4548). Pre-registration is required for all classes* Please call 456-8359 or 456-5017 to register, or email @ healthpromotion@us.af.mil. We hope to see you there!
Important closure information for October.
Did you know 2MDG has walk-in times for certain medical needs? Call our appoinment line at 456-6555 and ask about our walk-in services and what hours they are provided. Services include: Blood pressure checks, B12 shots (must already have prescription), Depo shots (also must already have a prescription), pregnancy testing (must be at least 18 years old and have had a positive home test or at least 2 weeks late for menstrual cycle), certain types of GYN issues, sore throat cultures (if sore throat with other symtoms and appointment is required), weight checks, and staple removal.
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September closures and training schedule.
Health Promotions Calendar for September
Need help with Secure Messaging? To reach the TOL Patient Portal Secure Messaging help desk, please call 1-866-309-… https://t.co/Lk4VpUdG3U
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Update on #HurricaneFlorence: TRICARE has extends referral waivers to Sept. 30 for North Carolina and South Carolin… https://t.co/eV8k1BZGor
Air Force surgeons at the David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. performed the first Air Force… https://t.co/cjDLsgbURv
"We have empowered our youngest Airmen to solve problems" said Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg addressing attendees at the As… https://t.co/ggkmrLBV1d
#TBT With age come wisdom. Col Victor Byrnes, the acting deputy commanding officer of the School of Aviation Medici… https://t.co/AEhO8BOij1
Sometimes a healing hand can have a lasting impact on generations to come. Air Force humanitarian missions not only… https://t.co/CRcseU7eaq
Congrats to the 97th Air Mobility Wing Medical Group, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla., for achieving 1,000 Days of p… https://t.co/p2i7lrmMWG
The Center for the Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills (C-STARS) program embeds Airmen in some of the nation… https://t.co/Un4hCJdyvL
RT @TRICARE: TRICARE is establishing an open enrollment season. Watch this video to learn more about what this means for your TRICARE benef…
Gaining weight as you age is normal, but excess weight gain can pose serious health risks. The CEMM eWellness app c… https://t.co/l8sZGgrR0j
One unit. One family. Active duty and reserve Airmen came together in exercise #UltimateCaduceus to test the abilit… https://t.co/GnEqSfuqTS
@HomefrontHugs @AETCommand @GenDaveGoldfein Based on the specific needs of the squadron, a mental health profession… https://t.co/uxivGp800n
RT @MilitaryHealth: As an ongoing mission to serve #milfams, leaders from across the @DoD_DHA, @NavyMedicine, @USAFHealth, @ArmyMedicine, a…
@dpark35 @GenDaveGoldfein Hello, thank you for your comment. The OST program is a new initiative currently rolling… https://t.co/pqzrHG6mCR
@misskidneypie We sent you a direct message with more information, Sir/Ma'am!
@misskidneypie Hello, thank you for reaching out to the AFMS. Yes, Wright-Patterson does have a dialysis unit avail… https://t.co/j0HzuXPBOl
@GenDaveGoldfein Seventy one years of warriors, innovators, and caregivers! #AF71 #TrustedCare
@thejointstaff @usairforce Seventy one years of warriors, innovators, and caregivers! #AF71 #TrustedCare
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