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  • Streamlined disability evaluation system introduced at Elmendorf

    Wounded, ill and injured Airmen entering into the Disability Evaluation System here are now enrolled in a new pilot evaluation process. This new joint Department of Defense-Veterans Affairs effort is designed to streamline and expedite disability recovery and processing to create improved treatment, evaluation and delivery of compensation and
  • AF dermatologist uses laser to treat wounded warrior scars

    Maj. (Dr.) Chad Hivnor, chief of pediatric dermatology at Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, is using a new fractional laser to treat battle scars on troops injured in operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. "The laser softens the texture of the scars," said Doctor Hivnor. "We are following the results achieved
  • Blood center is lifeline for servicemembers

    Every year, thousands of units of blood and plasma are donated and sent into the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility to save the lives of servicemembers and civilians who sustain life threatening injuries. Thanks to the hard work of the four members of the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group Blood Transshipment Center, and volunteers from
  • Manas hosts symposium for medical partners

    A gathering of medical minds met here recently for a coalition medical symposium sponsored by the 376th Expeditionary Medical Group. Guests attending the symposium included personnel from the Spanish coalition medical staff, U.S. Embassy medical unit, Peace Corps medical staff and the Bishkek Research Center of Trauma and Orthopedics. They joined
  • Combat Stress: A combat essential for today's warfighter

    Have you ever gone through a challenging or painful situation and later felt stronger from the experience? In other words, the stress of the situation pushed you to react and adapt. You overcame fears or other emotions so, when put in similar situations, you could handle them more effectively or with a little more courage? Why do many people seek
  • Suicide prevention: A leadership challenge for all

    Every time a life is lost in Pacific Air Forces I am alerted. All are tragic in different ways, but among the most troubling is when it involves a suicide. During the course of my 35 years on active duty, I've learned that we cannot prevent every suicide attempt. More importantly, I've learned that we can prevent many through good
  • Telling your story is important

    When I was deployed to Iraq my mother said, "We have Air Force people in Iraq? What does the Air Force do there?" My mother is probably like a lot of other people out there. She's educated, watches the usual news networks every day and reads the newspapers. How can they not know about the most advanced, capable and superior Air Force on the planet?
  • CAFTT Airmen improve public health program, DFAC for Iraqi Air Force

    With the opening of a new Iraqi dining facility, featuring menu selections like kebabs, samoon-a flat bread-and baklava, the ability to prepare food safely is paramount. The Iraqi air force opened a new DFAC, with its greatly expanded food service capability, and served its first meal May 5, thanks in great part to the Coalition Air Force Training
  • Wilford Hall team transports critically ill infants across the Pacific

    A team from Wilford Hall Medical Center rushed to Okinawa, Japan, May 24 to save the lives of two critically ill babies. The infants - one nine months old and the other twenty days old - were moved from Kadena Air Base, Japan, to San Antonio, Texas, May 26 aboard a C-17 Globemaster III. Both are military dependents needing specialized care at
  • Senate confirms Maj. Gen. (Dr.) Green to be the AF's 20th surgeon general

    The Senate has confirmed Maj. Gen. (Dr.) Charles Bruce Green to become the Air Force's 20th surgeon general. General Green is currently the Air Force's deputy surgeon general, a position he has held since August 2006. He will replace Lt. Gen. (Dr.) James G. Roudebush, who is retiring. General Green was commissioned through the Health Professions
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