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As Air Force Medicine continues to go through organizational change, the MAJCOM Surgeons are hard at work, playing a pivotal role in the Air Force’s ability to stay on the leading edge of Trusted Care healthcare. This month we sat down with Air Education and Training Command’s Surgeon, Col. (Dr.) Gianna R. Zeh, to discuss ongoing improvements, how medical Airmen can succeed, and her personal journey as a leader.
Senior Airman Linda Wilson, an aerospace medical technician with the 99th Medical Operations Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, was recognized at the 12th Annual Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala on October 2, 2018 for extraordinary lifesaving efforts during the deadliest shooting in modern American History.
As the Defense Health Agency assumes authority, direction and control of military treatment facilities, the Air Force Medical Service will remain steadfast on its Trusted Care journey towards higher reliability and Zero Harm.
Airmen may need crowns, retainers, night guards or some other form of dental gear. To provide this, dentists take impressions of the patient’s mouth. Once made, they’re taken to the dental lab where the technicians make a mold from the impression. This is the part patients don’t get to witness.

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TRICARE Online Patient Portal (TOL PP) Secure Messaging is painful to say! Thankfully, using the secure messaging service is simple. Sign up today. http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/SecureMessaging/
#TuesdayTrivia Summer cookouts are a great way for Airmen to spend time with family and friends. But did you know leaving food out at improper temperatures for too long can put them in the “danger zone”? Take a guess at the “danger zone” temperature range when bacteria in food can multiply rapidly, and lead to foodborne illness.
Recently members of the 161st ARW’s In-Place Patient Decontamination team participated in an exercise to hone its skills to respond to a mass casualty event caused by chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive incident. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xU9Gr
Mobility and Advanced Physical Therapy Classes at AFMS - Davis-Monthan AFB - 355th Medical Group are designed to help Airmen heal faster and receive the very best physical therapy. Read more: https://go.usa.gov/xU9wX
Whether you’re dealing with a challenge that is before you, behind you, or within you, BeThere Peer Support is here to help, 24/7/365. #PeerSupport
Thank you to all 20,000 of our followers for helping us grow and spread the mission of the Air Force Medical Service! If you haven't already, please make sure you turn on notifications for our page so you can stay up-to-date on the latest information in Air Force medicine.
When an 11-month-old patient visited the 72nd MDG for allergy testing, Mr. Raymond “Mike” Showalter asked the primary care doctor to get the patient’s 1-year-old blood work done in the same visit, saving the baby from additional blood drawings and the family from a second visit. When the patient’s H&H (hemoglobin and hematocrit) blood level came back critically low, the patient was sent to a children’s hospital for emergency care. Mr. Showalter’s time-saving recommendation was a critical decision that saved the child’s life. For his actions, Mr. Showalter is this week’s #TrustedCare hero!
The military is at the forefront of efforts to help curb those numbers through its expansion of medically assisted treatment, also known as MAT. https://health.mil/News/Articles/2018/07/12/There-is-hope
It’s all fun and games until someone injures an eye! Wear protective eyewear when playing summer sports or doing household or yard work. Be responsible with Vision Center of Excellence. #DontForgetTheSight
#AFMSHistory: Two French aviation cadets (left and right) with a Dutch cadet display the 20,000th pint of blood collected at Lackland AFB Blood Donor Center. The men were part of more than 100 European and American aviation cadets from a pre-flight training group who volunteered to give blood for the Armed Forces campaign. Today we still partner with the French Armed Forces and celebrate #BastilleDay, their national holiday. For other AFMS History information visit us on the web (Official Air Force photo, courtesy of the National Archives)
Air Force Reserve Innovative Readiness Training in East Georgia is providing no-cost healthcare to local residents. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xUKDa
Joint, total force exercise at MacDill AFB provided Tactical Combat Care Course (TCCC) training to prepare medics, pilots and EOD technicians for combat situations. https://go.usa.gov/xUkk3
@TRICARE Online Patient Portal Secure Messaging makes communicating with your Air Force doctor simple! Learn more: http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/SecureMessaging/
Infectious disease control is vital to effective force health protection in many deployed environments. During Exercise New Horizons 2018 U.S. forces learned from Panamanian experts’ familiarity with local diseases. Take a peak at the exercise in action: https://go.usa.gov/xUKUC
“By creating a partnership, not only are we building relationships, but there are capabilities that the local community can provide that the base is not able to,” said Jilene Reichle, 22nd Medical Support Squadron emergency manager. See how the 22nd MDG partners with local medics. http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/News/Display/Article/1571856/22nd-mdg-partners-with-local-medics/
#TBT Medical technicians at the Air Force’s Aero-Medical Laboratory developed “Horace” the Head to improve human performance. Horace, could survive in up to 70,000 feet in a pressure chamber, and helped researchers determine quality standards for aircrew’s headgear. He was also used to test oxygen masks in extreme cold or heat to avoid harming anyone. For other AFMS History information visit us on the web (Official Air Force photo, courtesy of the National Archives)
Enjoy fun in the sun this summer, but make sure you’re taking steps to reduce your risk of skin cancer: #SummerSafety" target="_blank">https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/index.htm #SummerSafety</a>
Consider cooling off this summer by making an appointment to donate blood or platelets at your local ASBP blood center. Find a center or drive near you: www.militarydonor.com
Airmen can be on their feet 10-12 hours a day, if not more. Proper fitting boots are critical to avoid foot #injuries such as blisters, calluses, and turned ankles. See how we&#39;re helping airmen begin their career on right foot. http://www.sheppard.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1570417/operation-helps-airmen-others-begin-career-on-right-foot/
“The transition to the Defense Health Agency will better prepare our medical professionals for the future of the jo… https://t.co/RJHgAUAjs8
@USAF_ACC @TeamTyndall We're here for you, Team Tyndall! #Wingmen
RT @USAF_ACC: .@TeamTyndall, your fellow wingmen are here to help! Airmen from the 96th Medical Group at Moody AFB are helping out at #Tynd
#TBT: Air Force Surgeon General Alonzo A. Tower oversees an instructor teaching the Physicians’ Assistant course at… https://t.co/GuJ39elrJd
Pharmacists are an integral part of patient care. These medication experts help maximize positive health outcomes a… https://t.co/E6jLeJR8yl
Please congratulate Maj. Regan F. Lyon and Col. Kerry P. Latham for being the 2018 MHS Female Physician Leadership… https://t.co/UxVzKleSxh
CLEAR! Airmen with the 439th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron perform a function check of a defibrillator during a… https://t.co/wenoaTroGj
RT @60MDG_DGMC: DGMC 30th Anniversary! Did you know that David Grant Medical Center has been delivering trusted care at its current locatio…
Medical assistants and technicians perform a wide range of administrative and clinical roles and are vital members… https://t.co/JbR5hpFetl
If left untreated, trauma-related disorders, caused by traumatic events, can deepen and prolong distress. Look out… https://t.co/I6d6Xqn4rG
RT @TRICARE: Due to #HurricaneMichael, emergency refill procedures have been extended through October 31st, for the impacted areas of Alaba…
Meet Preston! The first Courthouse Facility Dog in the @DeptofDefense and @usairforce. After training for more than… https://t.co/mZzybXe1w2
RT @AirMobilityCmd: Aeromedical evacuation crews from @jointbasemdl, @MacDill_AFB, and @439Westover boarded a #TTail to Hawaii to train tog…
AETC Command Surgeon, Col. (Dr.) Gianna R. Zeh, discusses her thoughts on ongoing improvements, how medical Airmen… https://t.co/R13v4ladvp
Keep your family’s personal and health information safe as you surf the Web. Follow these cybersecurity steps from… https://t.co/hKCOSICyTm
RT @TRICARE: Looking for a pharmacy near Tyndall AFB (@TeamTyndall)? For a full list of network pharmacies, visit: https://t.co/Ct5B0PCIWV…
Did you know the MHS Nurse Advice Line has expanded to include additional health care support services? A registere… https://t.co/6MfGWegP6i
2Lt Aimee Clonts, a clinical nurse with at JBER is this week’s #TrustedCare Hero for proactively becoming a subject… https://t.co/B3Nz4hLI9i
RT @TRICARE: Have you been affected by #hurrincaneMicael? TRICARE has many resources available to you when a disaster strikes. For more inf…
RT @usairforce: A message from @SecAFOfficial, @GenDaveGoldfein & CMSAF Wright following their visit @TeamTyndall. https://t.co/WbF8BTVj3D…
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