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U.S. Air Force Capt. Eric Noll, an optometrist with the 354th Medical Group, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, checks a patient’s eyesight at Tata Primary and Secondary School during Pacific Angel 18-3 in Luganville, Espiritu Santo Island, Vanuatu, July 16, 2018. Pacific Angel 18-3 is underway in Vanuatu
The U.S. military and Vanuatu Mobile Force (VMF), along with service members from Fiji, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines, kicked off Pacific Angel (PAC ANGEL) 18-3 in Luganville, Espiritu Santo Island, Vanuatu, July 16, 2018.
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An Airman from the 59th Medical Wing performs sentry duty during a combat simulation as part of the Ability to Survive and Operate course Oct. 10, 2017, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The ATSO course takes Airmen from the 59th Medical Wing out of their traditional patient centric clinics and places them into a realistic combat settings and scenarios they may encounter in the real world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Keifer Bowes) Deployment training reinforces critical skills
On the grounds of the Air Force’s largest medical mobility mission, the 59th Medical Wing amplifies critical readiness and combat skills to enhance joint service integration downrange.
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Warren Carter, Operations Element Chief, 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Det 1, speaks with Koku Jieitai, Japan Air Self Defense Force, Maj. Gen. Shinya Bekku, Koku Jieitai Surgeon General, aboard a C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, July 11, 2018. JASDF Surgeon General visits PACAF
U.S. Air Force Col. (Dr.) Lee Harvis, Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) command surgeon, and Koku Jieitai, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Maj. Gen. Shinya Bekku, Koku Jieitai surgeon general, met at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, for their first face-to-face meeting July 9-12, 2018.
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A Bulgarian jumper performs a static-line jump from a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft over Plovdiv, Bulgaria, July 14, 2018. During Thracian Summer 2018, U.S. and Bulgarian forces trained both static-line jumps and free falls. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike) Ramstein takes to the skies for Thracian Summer 18
Two U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft and about 60 Airmen from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, arrived at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, July 10 and 11, to kick-off Thracian Summer 2018.
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Personnel from the 673d Medical Group search for injuries during the practical application of the Tactical Combat Casualty Care course at the Warrior Extreme Paintball course at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 13, 2018. The course is an opportunity for every student to provide care under fire, perform tactical field care on those who are injured and execute a tactical evacuation. JBER leading PACAF in casualty care training
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, is leading the way in training service members to save the lives of wounded comrades in combat. The 673d Medical Group at JBER is the first site in Pacific Air Forces to be implementing Tactical Combat Casualty Care, a life-saving course scheduled to replace Self-Aid and Buddy Care.
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Air Force Recruiters Learn About Innovations for Next-Gen Special Ops Airmen Air Force recruiters learn about innovations for next-gen Special Ops Airmen
For the first time in the Defense Department, a series of career field specialties is using human performance monitoring and a data collection system, as well as specialized recruiters.
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Patient simulators, which can blink, speak, bleed and allow students to monitor vital signs and administer drugs, are used for aeromedical evacuation training by active-duty, reserve and ANG Airmen, as well as, members of other services and partner nations, aboard C-17 and C-130 mockups during the Flight Nurse and Aeromedical Technician Course at the 711th Human Performance Wing's U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio, Jan. 29, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.) The School of Air Evacuation to hold 75th anniversary in conjunction with USAFSAM’s centennial celebrations
The School of Air Evacuation is celebrating their 75th anniversary August 2 and 3 at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine.
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Air Force medical technicians conduct a patient transport exercise at Hurlburt Field, Florida, March 1, 2017. The 59th Medical Wing recently overhauled their readiness section, amplifying their ability to sustain the Air Force's largest mobility mission. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Ryan Mancuso) Readiness reform bolsters largest mobility mission
Through the faint glow of night, a medic provides lifesaving care to a fallen teammate in Southwest Asia, doing everything in his power to stabilize the patient until the stretcher gets into a hospital. Four months prior, that same medic couldn’t have saved that life had it not been for the 59th Medical Wing’s readiness transformation.
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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Michelle Geers, an aeromedical evacuation technician from the 315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, discusses various types of life-saving equipment used aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft with 624th Aeromedical Staging Squadron personnel at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii, July 10, 2018, during Pacific Lifeline 2018. Aircrew, medical Airmen train together at Pacific Lifeline 2018
Reserve Citizen Airmen with the 624th Aeromedical Staging Squadron here received hands-on practice recently with medical staging and patient transportation at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point as part of Pacific Lifeline 2018.
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through an In-Place Patient Decontamination station during an exercise at the Goldwater Air National Guard Base, May 22. The purpose of the exercise was to train and evaluate the IPPD team's ability to decontaminate and prepare a patient to be transported onto a higher level of medical care. (U.S. National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wes Parrell) AZ Guard Airmen train to operate patient decontamination station
A community’s ability to cope with a mass casualty event depends on the capabilities of its first responders and public health professionals to handle a sudden surge in demand of patients with resource-intensive and specialized medical needs. For the members of the 161st Air Refueling Wing’s Medical Group, their ability to respond and support an impacted community is a responsibility they do not take lightly.
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