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  • Air Force Surgeon General visits DGMC

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, and Chief Master Sgt. G. Steve Cum, Chief, Medical Enlisted Force and Enlisted Corps Chief, visited David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California.
  • Musculoskeletal injury top threat to Airmen readiness, lethality: Interventions support fitness improvement plan

    Mission readiness is key to the execution of the National Defense strategy, and the Air Force Materiel Command is operating on the front lines ensuring Airmen are fit to fight.The Department of Defense defines readiness as the ability of military forces to fight and meet the demands of assigned missions. A closer look at possible reasons for low
  • Ready to respond: 78th SFS member takes prompt action to save man’s life

    Tech. Sgt. Scott Brakefield and his wife had recently moved to Middle Georgia from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, when a leisurely shopping trip turned into a life-saving event. Brakefield, who joined the 78th Security Forces Squadron in early January, had both hands full of shopping bags when he heard a woman calling out for help for her husband who had sustained an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound while in the bathroom of the local department store.
  • Air Force partners with University of Nebraska Medical Center for infectious disease proficiency

    The Air Force is creating a program to best prepare medical Airmen to respond to infectious disease threats that could impact military personnel and operations. The U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine is developing a training program with the University of Nebraska Medical Center through the Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills Omaha program. The program launched in 2018 and Airmen are set to begin taking classes in October.
  • Air Force Medical Service 2019 Award Winners announced

    The Air Force Surgeon General is proud to announce the recipients of the 2019 Air Force Medical Service individual and team awards.
  • Luke Public Health team maintains Airmen medical readiness

    A variety of factors can hinder Airmen from successfully completing the mission or deploying, whether it be sickness, poor eating and sleeping habits or unfamiliarity with the job. Airmen in the 56th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron Public Health unit help mitigate those factors, thus ensuring safety of the community and ensuring Airmen are ready to deploy.
  • AFRL’s Epidemiology Lab supports world health officials in flu vaccine development

    The United States is currently in the midst of influenza season, but the medical readiness of Airmen across the Air Force is being supported by a DoD-wide respiratory pathogen surveillance program located at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting 19 million cases, 180,000 hospitalizations, and 10,000 deaths in the U.S. alone.
  • A day in the life: 52nd Aerospace Medical Squadron bioenvironmental engineering

    On the third floor of building 175 on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, 17 members of the 52nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineering flight work to ensure the long-term safety and health of members of the 52nd Fighter Wing.
  • Goodfellow AFB's 312th TRS modernizes emergency medical responders course

    The 312th Training Squadron at Goodfellow Air Force Base recently acquired new and improved HAL Manikins as a training tool in the Emergency Medical Responders course.
  • USCENTCOM military treatment facilities recognized for infection control

    USCENTCOM military treatment facilities earned a prestigious 2019 Advancement Toward a High Reliability Health Care Award at a ceremony during the annual meeting of AMSUS, the Society of Federal Health Professionals in National Harbor, Maryland, Dec. 5, 2019.