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U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, visiting and speaking with Airmen of the 386th Expeditionary Medical Group. As surgeon general, Hogg is responsible for recruiting, organizing, training, and equipping military personnel to support worldwide medical service missions.
Check out the highlights of what happened around the AFMS during October 2018.
Building resiliency is one of the best ways we maintain our commitment to delivering Trusted Care, Anywhere.
A urologist assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing Medical Group at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, has found a way to save the U.S. Air Force millions of dollars in operating room costs using surgeon-powered robotics.
Since the Vietnam War, the C-130 Hercules has been a workhorse of aeromedical evacuation, and continues to serve as a reliable platform to move patients over long distances, allowing Airmen to provide critical care in the air, aid in disaster relief efforts, and bring warfighters home.

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One hundred years ago the 1918 influenza pandemic devastated entire communities and took an estimated 675,000 American lives. For more than 70 years, the CDC has used its science, surveillance, and service to address the continuing threat and burden of influenza. These efforts have dramatically improved influenza preparedness, yet seasonal and pandemic influenza viruses continue to pose a unique public health challenge as influenza viruses are constantly changing.
Each kit includes instructions, supplies to obtain a blood sample via a finger prick, and a prepaid envelope for returning the sample to the HIV Diagnostics and Reference Laboratory at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, Maryland.
The Air Force is now accepting applications for Academic Year 2019. The deadline for Airmen to submit their Intent to Apply emails to the Air Force's Personnel Center is Oct. 12. The Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program, or EMDP2, offers enlisted Airmen in both the active and air reserve components an opportunity to complete the preparatory coursework for admission to medical school while maintaining active duty status, or “cadet man-years” for Reserve or Guard selects, with full pay and benefits. The program, which incurs a three-year active duty service commitment, includes coursework in a traditional classroom setting with structured pre-health advising and formal medical college admission test preparation.
Today we celebrate our independence and honor those who fought for it! Wishing you a happy and safe #4thOfJuly
The 42d Medical Group is closed to NEW enrollments for retirees and their family members until 30 September 2018.
What is July's U.S. Air Force Medical Service - AFMS #TrustedCare Theme of the Month?
Sparklers can burn hot enough to melt some metals! Share these U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission #fireworks tips with kids and adults to help them #CelebrateSafely on #July4: https://www.cpsc.gov/safety-education/safety-education-centers/fireworks
️🇺🇲️ Reminder: The Clinic will be closed Wednesday and Thursday (4-5 July). Please plan accordingly. See <a href="https://www.facebook.com/42MDG/events" target="_blank"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/42MDG/events</a> for more information." target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/42MDG/events</a> for more information.</a>
Lt. Gen. Steven Kwast, Commander of Air Education and Training Command, talks about compassion. As you report to work Monday, think of these two questions: - What are you doing to be kind to those that you are working with? - What things do you do to uplift them?
The memorial service for United States Air Force Captain Andrew Gordon will be held tomorrow, Saturday, 30 June at Grace Chapel, Maxwell Air Force Base. Capt Gordon was an O-3 Weapons Officer assigned to the 42d Medical Support Squadron&#39;s Airman Medical Transition Unit. The doors to the chapel will open at 0930 and the service will begin at 1030. cc: Maxwell AFB Faith Chapel & Grace Chapel
Maxwell Air Force Base&#39;s laboratory and public health offices support the Officer Training School (OTS) mission by medically in processing roughly 3,000 cadets annually. On 25 June 2018, the laboratory sent five phlebotomists to collect 2.1K samples from the incoming class of 326 cadets, and two volunteers to complete Air Force member DNA cards. Some laboratory tests are required before physical training can begin and reported within 48 hours. Public Health technicians collected tuberculosis (TB) screening questionnaire forms to research medical history from the cadets. Public Health’s goal is to identify cadets who may have active or latent TB, order appropriate tests, and provide treatment if necessary. During the OTS collections, our Clinical Laboratory and Public Health sections remained open and maintained full capabilities for all our beneficiaries. #TrustedCareGuardians cc: 23d Training Squadron - Officer Training School 24th Training Squadron - Officer Training School U.S. Air Force Medical Service - AFMS Air University
* Information on this post is now outdated as of 1600 hrs on 26 June ---------- At 1100, the heat stress risk on Maxwell Air Force Base reached >90, black flag conditions. Stay hydrated, check your wingmen for heat related injuries, and reference AFI 48-151 for additional guidance. Reminder, our area is under a Heat Advisory from the US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama.
Col. Beatrice Dolihite, incoming 81st Medical Group commander, took command from Col. Jeannine Ryder, outgoing 81st MDG commander, during a change of command ceremony here June 22. Dolihite came to Keesler Air Force Base from the 42d Medical Group, at Maxwell Air Force Base. Read more at http://www.keesler.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1558324/81st-mdg-welcomes-new-commander/ U.S. Air Force Medical Service - AFMS
UPDATE: As of 0840, the appointment line is back online. ----- NOTICE: The appointment line at the 42d Medical Group is currently offline. Please utilize TRICAREOnline to schedule or cancel appointments. Thank you.
Heat-related illnesses are preventable. Learn the symptoms and what to do if you or your wingman shows signs of having a heat-related illness.
* Information on this post is now outdated as of 1630 hrs on 25 June ---------- At 1030, the heat stress risk on Maxwell Air Force Base reached >90, black flag conditions. Stay hydrated, check your wingmen for heat related injuries, and reference AFI 48-151 for additional guidance. Reminder, our area is under a Heat Advisory from the US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama.
The US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama has issued a Heat Advisory for our area. Heat indices (not WBGT) at or above 105 degrees will be possible in the advisory area. Our Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight will be performing heat stress risk assessments (aka WBGT readings) on Maxwell Air Force Base and will notify the Command Post when the installation reaches Yellow, Red, and/or Black flag conditions. Stay hydrated, check your wingmen for heat related injuries, and reference AFI 48-151 for additional guidance.
Airmen required to take #opioid medication should familiarize themselves with proper usage procedures and understand the associated risks to their health and readiness. http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/News/Display/Article/1556817/dont-put-yourself-at-risk-for-drug-misuse-talk-to-your-doctor/
The #TrustedCareGuardians of the 42d Medical Group are some of the most innovative Airmen at Maxwell Air Force Base. Submit your ideas before June 26th! #ChallengeAccepted #ACTS
Today is officially the #FirstDayOfSummer and we&#39;re already feeling the heat on Maxwell Air Force Base! Anybody can be at risk for a heat-related illness. Follow these summer safety tips from the National Safety Council, like taking extra breaks and drinking lots of water. https://www.nsc.org/home-safety/tools-resources/seasonal-safety/summer/heat
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