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  • Spouses walk to save lives

    Where there is a will, there is a way, and when it comes to the Hanscom community pulling together for a great cause, there is no doubt the will is there.A group of Hanscom spouses, who call themselves "The Real Housewives of Hanscom," joined together to walk 26.2 miles to raise money for cancer research during the Jimmy Fund Walk Sept. 9.According
  • Marrow drive aims to save lives

    If you were given the chance to potentially save a life, would you take it? Each year more than 30,000 people are diagnosed with leukemia or some other fatal blood diseases. Of these, 500 are fellow Department of Defense (DOD) and military personnel. Every day, thousands of those people wait for a potentially lifesaving bone marrow transplant,
  • Dentists explain use of fluoride

    In today's world of sugary, sticky foods and drinks, regular exposure to fluoride is more important than ever. Fluoride helps strengthen teeth and prevents the formation of cavities.Fluoride is obtained from many different sources. It exists naturally in water sources and is formed from fluorine, the 13th most common element in the earth's
  • RESTORING HOPE - Medical team uses prosthetics to bring normalcy to wounded warriors

    Editors Note: A story about changing the lives and restoring hope of our wounded warriors, thanks to Col. (Dr) Alan Sutton and his team at SAMMC. This is another feature produced by DMA during their recent visit . http://airman.dodlive.mil/2012/09/restoring-hope/For Army Spc. Mario Lopez, who was severely injured while on duty in Afghanistan, the
  • 319th MDG looking to improve Airmen’s Vision

    Having better eyesight without corrective lenses is easier than most Airmen might think.The 319th Medical Group regularly hosts a Corneal Refractive Surgery Program briefing at the Christopher Conference Room inside the Grand Forks AFB Medical Treatment Facility. "The point of this briefing is to educate and inform our active-duty service members
  • JBER hospital, 673d Medical Group host ‘Girl’s Night Out’

    Mary Poppins once said "a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down."Snacks, gift bags, manicures, and spending time with other women can make women's health appointments less stressful.The 673d Medical Group and the JBER hospital hosted a "Girl's Night Out" Tuesday, with only female technicians and providers doing mammograms and women's health
  • New DOD Safe Helpline Mobile App now available

    The Department of Defense announced its new DOD Safe Helpline Mobile Application. With this new app, service members transitioning to civilian life will have access to critical resources that assist in managing the short- and long-term effects of sexual assault. This new app is the latest in a string of technological innovations designed to support
  • Vietnamese Air Defense AF delegation visits USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Pentagon

    A delegation of five Vietnamese Air Defense Air Force Senior Leaders, led by Deputy Chief of Staff Senior Colonel Dang Van Trang, made a ground-breaking trip September 10-14 to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and Washington D.C. The delegation also included a representative of the Vietnam Ministry of Defense External Relations Department.
  • Surgical technicians' backstage work recognized

    Imagine opening night: the tickets are sold and the seats are filled. Curtains open and the actors take their cue to take to the stage. The play begins and ends, and the crowd en masse rises in a standing ovation.A spotlight shines on the center stage as the actor basks in the applause. The play was a success, only it wasn't a play on stage, but