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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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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/
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