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  • Air Force Basic Military Training continues to fine-tune program with major modernizations

    As part of the Basic Military Training curriculum revamp centered on readiness and lethality, airmanship, fitness and the warrior ethos, multiple changes to training are set to begin this summer.
  • AFRICOM holds annual Command Surgeon Synchronization Conference

    U.S. Africa Command hosted the annual Command Surgeon Synchronization Conference, May 28-30, 2019, at the AFRICOM Special Events Center.
  • USAFRICOM hosts APORA 2019

    The AFRICOM-facilitated program promotes an exchange of best practices between 27 African nations and representatives from U.S. government agencies to increase communication, discuss ongoing challenges, identify gaps and needs and promote regional stability and security.
  • Physical Therapy goes to the source

    The 380th Expeditionary Medical Group physical therapy team here hits the road to offer the path of recovery to patients.
  • Fighting Pandemics: Pacific Air Forces and Association of South East Asian Nations Center for Military Medicine join forces to prevent outbreaks

    The ability to rapidly detect outbreaks is critical to mitigating their overall impact. This is why the Pacific Air Forces Office of the Surgeon General and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Center for Military Medicine have joined forces in order to establish a harmonized disease outbreak surveillance system.
  • USCENTCOM’s medical exchange supports global readiness

    “Injury Prevention to Rehabilitation, Enhancing Military Medical Capabilities” was the theme during USCENTCOM’s biennial Medical Security Cooperation Exchange, April 2 - 5. Senior medical officials from eighteen coalition and partner nations representing the Middle East and Central Asian regions, as well as Europe, attended the event to exchange information to enhance medical capabilities in support of missions including disaster response, humanitarian assistance, and combat and peacekeeping operations.
  • Airmen perform in-flight Transportation Isolation System training

    Joint Base Charleston hosted Air Mobility Command training for aeromedical and infectious disease personnel to better familiarize them with outbreak prevention protocols and procedures, with a focus on Ebola, March 4-6.
  • Project ECHO: Using telehealth to maintain a ready medical force

    The Air Force Medical Service uses telehealth to make it easier for primary care providers to consult with specialists, creating additional learning opportunities for medical Airmen and improving patient care. Project ECHO (short for Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) was developed by the University of New Mexico. The AFMS began using a modified version in 2012 to improve the ability to connect medical Airmen with specialty providers at other military treatment facilities.
  • My cancer is not my crutch

    “I’ll never forget the day the doctor came into the waiting room, looked through the window of my soul and said, ‘you have cancer’. Four days later I was on the surgery table so he could save my life.” Those are the three words that Master Sgt. Christofer Galbadores, 821st Contingency Response Support Squadron security forces training and logistics superintendent at Travis Air Force Base, California, thought he would never hear.
  • Operational Medical Element enhances health, human performance for ISR Wing

    The combined effects of operational and occupational stressors, and combat exposure, whether in person or virtually, can often result in a decrease in physical and mental wellness, creating the need for an Operational Medical Element (OME). The 70th ISR Wing’s OME is a function of the wing’s Surgeon General Office and has a mission that differs from that of the regular medical services offered on a traditional Air Force installation.
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