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  • New strategy charts Air Force Medicine course

    The Air Force Medical Service is in a time of transition, with new leadership, evolving readiness requirements and congressional mandates all affecting its future. To address these changes and provide guidance and direction to Airmen, AFMS leaders met in July to chart a way forward for the organization.
  • Finding healing through helping others

    “Seeking care never slowed me down; it helped me through my toughest times.”Senior Master Sgt. Richard “Joe” Chwalik has been through a lifetime’s worth of setbacks; incidents that have left long-lasting emotional scars. Yet, he found his way through the darkness by asking for help when he needed it most.Like many, Chwalik witnessed a lot during
  • 105th AW Airmen see impact of aeromedical evacuation mission

    It was supposed to be a five-minute helicopter ride from Kabul International Airport, where Col. Laurel “Buff” Burkel was stationed, to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization headquarters.
  • Hill Airman reunites with sibling during deployment

    There is a period of time at the end of one’s deployment typically called a ’change-over,’ where service members exiting the deployed area of responsibility spend time to train their replacements on day-to-day operations. During this time, it is not uncommon to reunite with old friends, classmates, and even former co-workers. However, in this instance, Staff Sgt. Gregory Johnson, 386th Expeditionary Medical Group dental services non-commissioned officer in charge, has to impart his wisdom to his younger sister.
  • AFMS transition cell coordinates MTF governance changes

    Change is coming to the Air Force Medical Service, but its core mission remains the same, says Maj. Gen. Robert Miller, director, Medical Operations and Research for the AFMS.
  • PACAF takes entomology lessons learned to Sri Lanka

    Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) medics conducted an entomology discussion with Sri Lankan civilian public health officials, entomologists, military doctors, and military public health officials during a four-day exchange as part of Pacific Angel (PAC ANGEL) 18-4 in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, Aug. 7-10.
  • AF keeps a pulse on advancing en route patient monitoring

    Researchers with the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, are evaluating prototype noise-immune stethoscope technologies to assess their ability to function in dynamic high-noise environments on aircraft.
  • Air National Guard pararescue specialists train at Northern Strike 18

    Service members from all four branches taking part in Northern Strike 18 participated in a joint mass-casualty exercise, Aug. 10, 2018. This exercise enabled multiple units to work together to tackle complex issues, while securing, treating, extricating and evacuating simulated casualties.
  • Veterinarians, dentists repair K-9 canine

    When a military working dog injures a tooth, it’s up to a team of dentists and veterinarians to ensure their bite remains worse than their bark. Ricky, a military working dog, and his handler, Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Jordan Sison, paid a visit to the veterinarian clinic at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst for a canine root canal, July 26, 2018.
  • Tropic Care Maui County 2018 clinic opens at UH Maui College

    A U.S. military health care clinic was launched at the University of Hawaii Maui College on Saturday, providing no-cost medical, vision, and dental services to the public from Aug. 11-19.
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