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  • Sorry, flu, not this year

    The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Medical supply chain teamed with Department of Defense partners to provide 3.4 million doses of the influenza vaccine to service members, dependents and retirees.
  • Psychologist helps remote aviators reach their goals

    The 558th Flying Training Squadron commander at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph oversees training of all Air Force and Marine remotely piloted aircraft pilots and basic sensor operators. Bisonette knows it is a stressful environment.
  • Air Force warns Airmen of e-cigarette risks

    With more than 2,000 reported cases of lung injury associated with electronic cigarettes nationwide, it is vital that Airmen understand potential impacts on their health.
  • APORA VIII: Knowledge sharing is contagious

    The eighth iteration of the African Partner Outbreak Response Alliance engagement, focused on ‘One World, One Health,’ took place here, Nov. 18 - 21, 2019. Twenty-five African nations joined representatives from U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, U.S. Africa Command, and the Center for Disease Control to exchange knowledge and best practices on how to improve response capabilities for preventing, detecting and responding to emerging infectious diseases.
  • DoD adds fentanyl to drug testing panel

    The Department of Defense implemented new policy in March 2019 to direct all service Drug Demand Reduction Program labs to test for fentanyl and norfentanyl. The DoD has a zero tolerance policy for the illegal or improper use of drugs by service members. Because of this, all U.S. service members are subject to random urinalysis testing.
  • Taking care of Airmen: How the AF Academy's Peak Performance Center helped a cadet recover

    The Peak Performance Center at the U.S. Air Force Academy helps cadets overcome challenges.
  • Airmen who vape accept unnecessary risks

    With the use of electronic cigarettes on the rise, concerned Air Force health officials warn of the possible side effects of these devices. According to Alicia Ferris-Dannenberg, the 509th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron health promotion coordinator, vape use at Team Whiteman increased from 5.2 to 9.5 percent from 2017 to 2019.
  • 509th MDG launches Project HeRO at Whiteman AFB

    The 509th Medical Group launched a new Air Force Health and Readiness Optimization program at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, Oct. 10.
  • Schriever breast cancer survivor stresses prevention

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual international campaign organized to increase awareness of the disease, educate people about the importance of early screening, and offer support to those affected. Tech. Sgt. Jamie Ruíz, 21st Medical Squadron technician, was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer in 2017. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women and one out of eight develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • BHOP: The one-stop shop

    There’s a worldwide epidemic haunting our U.S. Air Force Airmen, causing significant grief and hardship. In the recent video, Wright urges leaders at all levels to provide an environment for Airmen to voice their concerns, listen intently to those concerns and then lead them in direction toward the resources available.
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