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Col. Lee Harvis, Command Surgeon, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, shares personal and professional perspectives on Air Force life and military medicine.
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, AF Surgeon General, and Chief Master Sgt. Steven Cum, Chief of Medical Enlisted Force and Enlisted Corps Chief, pose with two Airmen from the 380th Expeditionary Medical Group during an all-call at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 11, 2018. The Airmen were coined because of their outstanding performance and contribution to the 380th Air Expeditonary Wing mission.
On November 12, 1948, Air Force Brig. Gen. Harry Armstrong, commandant of the School of Aviation at Randolph Field, Texas, convened the first Air Force symposium on space medicine.
The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2) kicked off its Northeast Region Warrior CARE Event at the National Harbor this morning, starting the week with a day of resiliency programs featuring music, yoga, journaling and improvisational comedy workshops.

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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/
#DGMC Flu room is now closed for the season. All #immunizations are administered at the Immunizations Clinic on the… https://t.co/JNVcJbYOoU
RT @USAFHealth: For the third consecutive year, David Grant USAF Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base has been recognized as a meritorio…
Wing Family Day. Friday, Nov 23, 2018. https://t.co/3gnWuhWLbI
RT @USAFHealth: Head over to the @CDCTobaccoFree Facebook page today at 1 pm ET, for a Facebook Live event to share advice on quitting toba…
RT @MilitaryHealth: This country stands strong today thanks to all who have served. The Military Health System is grateful to support those…
Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) for Military Retirees/Families & AD Family Members.… https://t.co/EJCWsu9g5f
#DGMC Satellite #Pharmacy will be undergoing necessary renovations beginning in January 2019. They will move tempor… https://t.co/WnvIGJ0JHh
#DGMC wishes everyone a Happy #Halloween! Have fun and remember to stay #safe tonight! #SafeHalloween https://t.co/NeWO1yk9nE
DGMC 30th Anniversary. We are tremendously proud of the men and women of the 60th MDG & extremely honored to have h… https://t.co/ZcpU200TJw
#TRICARE Open Season - Watch https://t.co/KFMDWs8IOI. Visit https://t.co/I29mZTz2Cq or call 1-844-866-WEST (1-844-866-9378).
#DGMC Pediatric Clinic - Nurse and Medical Technician Managed Walk-In Clinic. 8:30 - 11:30 am & 1- 3 pm. Services p… https://t.co/DCuXHCddsf
RT @TRICARE: Did you miss our last TRICARE SITREP about Open Season? Not to worry—you’ll have another chance to ask questions about Open Se…
Our Pediatric Clinic will be extending #flushot hours to 5 pm on Oct 24, 30, and 31. #DGMC #TrustedCare #AFMS #TravisAFB
UPDATE! From here forward, on Training Days, #DGMC will be open in the morning (7:30-11:59 am) and closed from 12 n… https://t.co/BHUrrqEgp4
What: Travis AFB Drug Take Back Day When: Saturday, Oct 27th, from 9 am to 3 pm Where: Outside the Travis Base Exch… https://t.co/jOmD1zywHz
#DGMC Flu Vaccine Schedule. Currently vaccinating AD Service Members and high-risk patients to include Hospital Per… https://t.co/Lov8a4delx
DGMC 30th Anniversary! Did you know that David Grant Medical Center has been delivering trusted care at its current… https://t.co/GvupF2OMaU
MHS Nurse Advise Line - A registered nurse is only a call or click away! If you have questions about your hlth or w… https://t.co/tq05it9hrS
Resilient Kids, ready #Airmen. One thing Airmen worry about after deployment is the well-being of their family, esp… https://t.co/6IO6zqUG7u
Whether you share your story w/a friend, talk to a doctor or mental health professional, or become an advocate for… https://t.co/4uFzNykysX
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