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  • The Sky, The Limit

    In the U.S. Air Force, aerospace physiologists study how the human body works within the parameters of the aerospace environment. They have always been organized within the medical career field…until now.
  • AFMS Readiness and the Korean War

    Each year on July 27th we recognize National Korean War Armistice Day, which marks the anniversary of the day in 1953 when hostilities during the Korean War came to an end. This provides a timely occasion for the Air Force Medical Service to reflect upon the challenges of readiness in the face of unexpected major operations.
  • Edwards ALS pioneers AF smart watch app

    The Ellington Airman Leadership School is pioneering the use of smart watches in an innovative Air Force effort to train tomorrow’s leaders to be more efficient, effective and ready in a realm of ever-escalating demands.
  • Improving readiness for a diverse force

    Throughout 2020 and 2021, the U.S. Air Force rolled out several changes to the dress and appearance Air Force Instruction. Most of the changes have been seen in female-specific regulations. Significant changes to the restrictions on female hair early on in 2021 included allowing braids and ponytails in all uniforms, operational safety permitting.
  • OST increases readiness, resilience

    In August 2020, Dover Air Force Base developed the Operational Support Team, a five-person medical team that embeds into units for three to four months focusing on preventative care. The team is made up of a physical therapist, physical therapy technician, a social worker, a psychologist and a strength coach, providing on-site care, training and preventative fitness and mental health techniques tailored to each squadron’s needs.
  • U.S. Air Force delivers SOUTHCOM-donated field hospital to Suriname

    A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft transported a large mobile field hospital from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, to Suriname July 16 that will be donated to the country’s Ministry of Health to help the South American nation deal with COVID-19 and other health emergencies.
  • San Antonio Market to standardize, optimize local healthcare

    After years of collaboration, San Antonio’s military treatment facilities officially unified as a market with the Defense Health Agency during a ceremony at Brooke Army Medical Center today.
  • Air Force Surgeon General outlines priorities, future of USAF medicine

    From turning a corner in the pandemic and Military Health System transformation, to readying his medics for the next major threat, Lt. Gen. Robert I. Miller, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, knows the key to the Air Force Medical Service’s success comes from its most important asset - its people. Miller became the surgeon general on June 4, having previously served as the Director of Medical Operations.
  • 17th MDG, 312th TRS create 1st Human Performance Team for DOD fire academy

    “The Human Performance Team consists of a certified strength and conditioning specialist, a physical therapist, a physical medicine technician, and a sports psychologist,” said Staff Sgt. Travis Herr, 17th Medical Group physical medicine technician. “They spend time at the fire academy providing tailored physical and mental exercises, ensuring they are fully prepared for training.”
  • Rebuilding together: Colombia, JTF-Bravo Global Health Engagement concludes on Providencia Island

    U.S. military service members and civilian providers with Joint Task Force-Bravo, a U.S. Southern Command unit based out of Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, in coordination with the Colombian Ministry of Health, military, government, and non-government organizations, conducted a Global Health Engagement July 14-16.
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