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Researchers with the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, evaluate the noise-immune stethoscope on mock patients, Sept. 15, 2016. Prior to noise-immune stethoscope technologies, traditional stethoscope would not function properly due to the dynamic, high-noise environment of an aircraft. (Courtesy photo)
Pararescue specialists from the 103rd Pararescue Squadron, Westhampton Beach, New York, execute a rescue training mission for Northern Strike 18, Aug. 10, 2018. (Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Tiffany Clark)
Lt. Gen. Dorothy A. Hogg, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, speaks to a crowd during the opening ceremony for the Emergency Medical Technician Rodeo at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Aug. 7, 2018. Hogg’s visit overlapped with the base’s annual Emergency Medical Technician Rodeo, giving her an up-close look at the skill-building competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane Plummer)
Col. Alden Hilton, United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine commander, Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, Maj. Gen. William Cooley, Air Force Research Laboratory commander, and Brig. Gen. Mark Koeniger, 711th Human Performance Wing commander, cutting the ribbon during a ceremony in USAFSAM to mark the full operational capability of the Department of Defense’s only human-rated centrifuge, Aug. 2, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Richard Eldridge)
Tech. Sgt. Ricardo Lemos Rodriguez, noncommissioned officer in charge of the Force Health Management Branch, mentors the Public Health apprentice students to prepare them for the operational Air Force. He discusses how they can navigate the Air Force Portal to locate information on Air Force priorities, career development and education. (U.S. Air Force photo by Richard Eldridge)

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Reminder the clinic will be closed on 01 & 02 January. For urgent care needs, you may always call the Nurse Advice Line (800) 874-2273. For emergencies, please dial 911 or report to the nearest Emergency Department.
#DidYouKnow that the AFMS participates in Global Health Engagement? By building partnerships with our allies, we can better understand how to support their capabilities and capacity for force health protection, and responding to humanitarian crises. http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/About/Organizations/Global-Health-Engagement/
2018 TRICARE Changes Improved Access to Urgent Care Starting January 1, 2018, TRICARE is improving access to urgent care. You will now be able to get urgent care without a referral or paying Point-of-Service charges if you: - Have any TRICARE plan, including TRICARE Prime - Aren't an active duty service member Please go to https://tricare.mil/About/Changes/General-TRICARE-Changes/Access for more information.
Please go to the following link to review our latest food recall. ALFOODACT 2017-066 is for Nodine's Smokehouse's Smoked Salmon (1.5 lbs, 8oz) packages due to possible listeria monocytogenes contamination. All applicable base facilities have been notified. You may review all previous recalls at this site also. http://www.dla.mil/TroopSupport/Subsistence/FoodSafety/fso/ALFOODACT.aspx
Extending our warmest thoughts and wishes to all those who are celebrating Kwanzaa this holiday season.
The AFMS wishes everyone a safe and Merry Christmas!
Winter in full swing, and so is flu & cold season! Make sure to register your child in TOL Secure Messaging so you can easily and securely share information with their pediatricians to keep them healthy for the holidays. http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/TOLPatientPortalSecureMessaging
Reminder the clinic will be closed on 25 & 26 December. For urgent care needs, you may always call the Nurse Advice Line (800) 874-2273. For emergencies, please dial 911 or report to the nearest Emergency Department.
This is how the Military Health Systems prepares to combat global health threats around the world. http://www.health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Health-Readiness/GlobalHealth-Engagement
***TRICARE Town Hall #3***
Reminder - TRICARE Town Hall Tonight at 6:00 P.M. at the Professional Development Center. We will also be live streaming the event on the Medical Group Face Book page.
Please go to the following link to review our latest food recall. ALFOODACT 2017-065 is for various brands of apples due to possible Listeria. All applicable base facilities have been notified. You may review all previous recalls at this site also. http://www.dla.mil/TroopSupport/Subsistence/FoodSafety/fso/ALFOODACT.aspx
Starting Feb. 1, 2018, there will be changes to TRICARE Pharmacy copayments. Learn more: www.tricare.mil/PrescriptionCosts. #TakeCommand
Please go to the following link to review our latest food recall. ALFOODACT 2017-064 is for Piller's ready to eat salami due to possible Salmonella. All applicable base facilities have been notified. You may review all previous recalls at this site also. http://www.dla.mil/TroopSupport/Subsistence/FoodSafety/fso/ALFOODACT.aspx
On Feb. 1, 2018, copayments for prescription drugs at TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery and retail pharmacies will increase. These changes are required by law and affect TRICARE beneficiaries who are not active duty service members. https://tricare.mil/CoveredServices/BenefitUpdates/Archives/12_13_17_TRICARE_Changes_Pharmacy_Copayments
The briefing slides from today's Tricare Town Hall.
This is an opportunity to discuss some of the upcoming TRICARE changes starting on 01 January 2018. -Increasing access to care -Benefit updates -Consolidating TRICARE regions -Moving to TRICARE Select -Enrollment changes -Health plan costs For more information contact 2d Lt Shawn C. WInkeler at 660-687-6826.
Don’t forget! Tomorrow we’ll be LIVE on Twitter Chat to answer your questions on #immunization health and vaccines.… https://t.co/BR8nZAzxcX
RT @usairforce: Maj. Onier Alejandro-Villarreal & Capt. Rodney McIntyre, 927th Aeromedical Staging Squadron medical techs, operate on a pat…
Reminder! Always discard vaccine vials and syringes using proper medical waste disposal procedures. For more inform… https://t.co/EQDlFUAqhE
The AFMS is in a time of transition. To address new changes and provide guidance and direction to Airmen, AFMS lead… https://t.co/xx8661aLgE
SSgt Milburn & SSgt Hibbs from Buckley AFB, CO, were instrumental in supplying the Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine to… https://t.co/VJjdO6hGiG
Without the innovators who built the aviation industry, providing expeditionary medicine in the air would not be po… https://t.co/PgerHfIrjF
Go behind the scenes to meet the medical laboratory technicians at @374AirliftWing! Their work allows doctors to do… https://t.co/56kbQKBi7v
We are constantly improving the way we deliver healthcare and enhance access to your healthcare team. Telehealth is… https://t.co/M143P2FMX2
Col. Laurel “Buff” Burkel speaks to the 105th Airlift Wing, the same group that flew her back the U.S. via a 105th… https://t.co/ln92dbDOsK
RT @MilitaryHealth: This week #AcrossTheMHS airmen exercise an Emergency Medical Technician Rodeo, Capt. Timby's granddaughter gets flower…
If you have diabetes, you are at higher risk for serious problems from vaccine-preventable diseases like flu. Check… https://t.co/Lxxe2FSu9M
“It is rare to have a family member in the same career as you. It is even rarer for active-duty family members to b… https://t.co/UbIWxJb0Xt
#TropicCare2018 was off to a smooth start when a patient, who came in for a vision screening, began to say that som… https://t.co/uFdNog8z1b
A new transition cell was recently stood-up to coordinate and support ongoing transition efforts related to the NDA… https://t.co/wxrZC0NeHB
#TBT Air Force Airman First Class Eugene L. Fletcer, a preventive dentistry specialist assigned to the 3rd USAF Dis… https://t.co/wukbDiH5TO
Don’t forget! On Aug 22 from 2-3 pm EST the Air Force Medical Service and DHA Immunization Healthcare Branch are ho… https://t.co/eJFLNo4iNx
Before any of the patients and procedures, Aeromedical Evacuation Technicians have to first configure their hospita… https://t.co/gInlDM6phH
When a military working dog injures a tooth, it’s up to a team of dentists and veterinarians to ensure their bite r… https://t.co/VwM6jMKKR0
"A traditional stethoscope is essentially useless during en route care because of the noise,” says Tamara Averett-B… https://t.co/li0Sj3UdhB
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