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  • 24th SOW paves way with innovated human performance programing method

    How does someone prepare themselves for a 4-day operation, where they are on the go, but must remain vigilant and clear-headed to deliver airpower onto the battlefield...with limited sleep? The answer isn’t simple and likely has something to do with years of training, but at the 24th Special Operations Wing, operators also have a team of more than 40 human performance providers in their arsenal, working to prepare, mold, and enhance the strength, conditioning, and performance of these Airmen through various programs.
  • Medical Airmen, volunteers keep blood supply flowing

    Al Udeid Air Base’s Blood Transshipment Center is a one of a kind place. While it is the only blood transshipment center in U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility, it also houses one of the few missions on base that regularly uses volunteers from other career fields.
  • Growing Air Force’s space medicine culture

    As space continues to play an increasingly critical role in our nation’s defense, the need for the space medicine specialty grows. Medical Airmen within U.S. Air Force Space Command are making sure space operators are ready for future readiness requirements. “Space is no longer a neutral, docile domain,” said Col. Walter “Sparky” Matthews, AFSPC Command Surgeon. “It has become a contested environment where many state and non-state actors actively seek to disrupt U.S. space capability.”
  • A Day in the Life: Air Force and Navy Joint Medical Team

    On Nigerien Air Base 201, Agadez, Niger, U.S. Air Force aerospace medical technicians work with U.S. Navy hospital corpsmen to ensure deployed service members are taken care of in this austere location.
  • This Month in AFMS History: The Iranian hostages arrive in Wiesbaden, 38 years ago

    On Jan. 20, 1981, two Air Force C-9 Nightingale aerovac aircraft touched down at Rhein-Main Air Base, West Germany, to cheering crowds. Inside were 52 Americans, just released after 444 days of captivity in Iran, an event commonly referred to as the Iranian Hostage Crisis.
  • Peterson Airmen save child's life

    A mother reunites with members of the 21st medical group who saved her son's life during a routine check-up at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Dec. 20, 2018. The mother wanted to thank the team in person and spread awareness of the outstanding medical staff.
  • ‘Good things are happening’ as DoD continues to roll out MHS GENESIS

    Adopting a new electronic health record, also known as an EHR, across a large, geographically diverse enterprise is no easy task. To meet the change management needs for this critical effort, the Defense Health Agency has established the Office of the Chief Health Informatics Officer.
  • Air Force releases CY18A, CY18C officer central selection board results for Medical, Dental, Biomedical Sciences Corps

    The Air Force has released the names of the 574 officers on the selection lists from the calendar year 18A and CY18C central selection boards for the Medical, Dental and Biomedical Sciences Corps.
  • Public health Airman fixes medical equipment, NICU ventilators at Guatemala hospital

    Throughout out a week-long medical readiness training exercise, 30 Airmen from the 189th Airlift Wing and 188th Wing treated more than 2,000 patients. While that number is a feat in and of itself, one Airman used his knowledge to support the local community in a different way.
  • From Just Cause to Iraqi Freedom: Nurse recounts time through three wars

    U.S. Air Force Capt. Carol Vermillion felt no fear while flying to Panama in December 1989 as part of Operation Just Cause, the first of three conflicts where she served as a nurse. “I was more excited and anxious,” recalled Vermillion, who retired as a colonel. “I felt more a part of the Air Force.”
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