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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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Exercise New Horizon is an ongoing #globalpartnership in Meteti, Panama, providing training and experience to doctors and technicians from the 346th Air Expeditionary Group. Read more: https://go.usa.gov/xQNXU
Compared to women, men are more likely to put off regular checkups and medical care. Prioritize your health this month and schedule a checkup today! #MensHealth http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/MTF/Ellsworth/
When it comes to #PTSD early intervention leads to more positive outcomes for your mental health, relationships, and #military career. Click here for more information and resources: http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/Your-Healthcare/Healthy-Living/Health-Month/June/PTSD-Toolkit/
PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY!! Tick season is upon us once again in the Black Hills region. It is important that we are aware of prevention measures, and actions to take if the measures fail. Please see guidance below for more information and how to submit any ticks you find to public health. http://www.cdc.gov/ticks/
PUBLIC HEALTH WANTS YOUR TICKS!!! Tick season is upon us once again in the Black Hills region. It is important that we are aware of prevention measures, and actions to take if the measures fail. Please see guidance below for more information and how to submit any ticks you find to public health. http://www.cdc.gov/ticks/
Due to a 28th MDG official function, the clinic will be closed 22 Jun 18 at 0730, and reopen at 0930. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause. Please contact the Medical Group at 605-385-6700 with any questions.
The 99th Medical Group’s #partnership with the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (@UMCSN) through the Sustained Medical and Readiness Training (SMART) program saved hundreds of lives during the fatal shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. #Partnerships like this contribute to the community and ensure Airmen maintain clinical readiness. The Air Force values this partnership with UMCSN and is pleased that our clinicians were able to contribute.
Due to a 28th MDG official function, the clinic will be closed 22 Jun 18 at 0730, and reopen at 0930. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause. Please contact the Medical Group at 605-385-6700 with any questions
Sickle cell trait is an inherited blood condition that affects about 3 million people in the U.S. People with sickle cell trait usually have no symptoms, but can develop dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath, weakness, or muscle pain with extreme exertion or dehydration. Watch this video to learn how Airmen with the #SickleCell trait can prevent these health problems. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5JQpVE2We8
Due to an official function, the 28th MDG will be closed 22 Jun 18 at 0730, and reopen at 0930. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause. Please contact the Medical Group at 605-385-6700 with any questions.
Did you know your lips have some of the thinnest skin on your body, making them more vulnerable to sun burns? Protect them from harmful sun rays by wearing a lip balm with SPF! #SummerSafetyTip
This month we highlight #MensHealth, sharing resources to minimize top health risks for men such as heart disease, cancer, and stroke. http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/Healthy-Living/Health-Month/June/Mens-Health-Toolkit/
If you are struggling with #PTSD and don’t know where to start getting treatment, your MTF primary care physicians can screen for PTSD and initiate further evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment. #PTSDawareness
Due to a 28th MDG official function, the clinic will be closed 22 Jun 18 at 0730, and reopen at 0930. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause. Please contact the Medical Group at 605-385-6700 with any questions.
Today is World Blood Donor Day! Get info on how and where you can donate to save #military lives: http://www.militaryblood.dod.mil/Donors/where_to_give.aspx
AFMS Global Health Engagement teams collaborate with allies, partners, host nations, and other government agencies to strengthen international alliances and #partnerships. More than 300 Airmen are assigned to GHE missions at MTFs around the globe, ready to build partner nation capabilities and provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
#Readiness is key in all we do. To stand ready, the AFMS maintains #partnerships with civilian hospitals, like the University of Alabama at Birmingham (@UAB.edu), to keep our Airmen current, trained, and equipped to deliver a full spectrum of military medical operations. Read more about our partnership with UAB: http://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1445743/sost-members-earn-bronze-star-medals/
Did you know? You can use Tricare Online Patient Portal to: 1. Review and download personal health information 2. Schedule, change, view or cancel appointments at your military hospital or clinic 3. Receive secure email and text message appointment reminders 4. Refill & check the status of your prescriptions at your military pharmacy 5. Access the online health risk assessments 6. Get information and services when separating from active duty or reserves How? Register at http://www.tricareonline.com/ to take advantage.
Tune into the @TRICARE Facebook live today at 3:15 pm EST to ask questions and get the answers you need to #TakeCommand of your health.
Cover up, seek shade, and drink fluids to reduce your risk of #heat related illness. #SummerSafetyTip
Need help with Secure Messaging? To reach the TOL Patient Portal Secure Messaging help desk, please call 1-866-309-… https://t.co/Lk4VpUdG3U
.@TRICARE is establishing an open enrollment season. Watch this video to learn more about what this means for your… https://t.co/YByfKAsj4G
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
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@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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