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  • Nurse and Tech Week: Battle-tested and ready

    This time last year, as the world was trying to wrap its head around an unknown and unforgiving new enemy, Air Force nurses and medical technicians found themselves on the front lines of COVID-19. This week, the Air Force Medical Service recognizes the continued contribution, sacrifice and dedication of its nurses and technicians. These Airmen continue to raise the bar on what it means to serve as an Air Force medic.
  • Travis AFB to deliver more life-saving COVID-19 assistance to India

    The 60th Air Mobility Wing is preparing to send two more aircraft loaded with critical COVID-19 medical supplies to India to help front-line medical workers combat the recent spread of COVID-19 in that country.
  • Total Force medics help support FEMA in vaccine efforts

    As of April 29, approximately 1.5 million people worldwide have tested positive for COVID-19, making vaccination efforts more crucial than ever. A team of approx. 140 Airmen from 24 bases spread throughout the U.S. have come together in St. Paul, Minn., to help support the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the effort to vaccinate Americans from COVID-19.
  • U.S. sends medical supplies to India to help in COVID-19 fight

    As part of a whole-of-government effort to slow and eventually end the pandemic, the United States is sending medical supplies and equipment to India as that country battles the most recent COVID-19 outbreak.
  • 59th Medical Wing members welcome Air Force Nurse Corps chief as new commander

    Brig. Gen. Jeannine Ryder took command of the 59th Medical Wing during a change of command ceremony at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy Auditorium here April 29, 2021. The outgoing commander is Maj. Gen. John J. DeGoes, who leaves here for Washington D.C. to serve as the next Deputy Surgeon General of the Air Force.
  • MCSC supports Air Force-led effort to safely transport COVID-19 patients

    Last year, Marine Corps Systems Command assisted in an Air Force-led effort to acquire and repurpose a shipping container intended to safely transport patients affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Air Force Biomedical Sciences Corps welcomes first senior enlisted leader

    Chief Master Sgt. Julie Foreman, mental health technician career field manager, has been selected as the first-ever Air Force Medical Service Biomedical Sciences Corps senior enlisted leader.
  • DoD adds COVID-19 guidelines for deployers

    The Disaster Emergency Medical Operations Support Team tested more than 250 Airmen for COVID-19 prior to their departure to a deployed location April 15, 2021, here.
  • Laboratory professionals play important role in fight against COVID-19

    Medical Laboratory Professionals Week recognizes the behind-the-scenes work laboratorians do to generate clinical lab results and, ultimately, guide the courses of treatment for patients throughout the military and civilian health systems.
  • Defense leaders provide COVID-19 vaccination update

    As of this week, all Defense Department personnel and beneficiaries can get a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, Dr. Terry Adirim, acting assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, said. 
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