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Category: Around the AFMS
  • Airman Spotlight: Readiness relies on broken barriers

    In celebration of Black History Month and Women’s History Month, Col. Felicia Burks, Chief, Diversity and Inclusion Division (SG1V), Office of the Air Force Surgeon General, shares her dedication to cultivating a culture of diversity and inclusion throughout the Air Force Medical Service, and how she plans to ensure tomorrow’s leaders are offered all the opportunities to thrive
  • Wright-Patt Airmen deploy for National vaccination effort

    Airmen from the 88th Air Base Wing’s Medical Group deployed to Detroit March 19 in support of a Department of Defense COVID-19 vaccination support operation.
  • Virtual program helps diabetic patients better manage their insulin

    The Diabetes Remote Electronic Assisted Monitoring, or DREAM, program focuses on teaching patients how to measure and adjust their insulin independently based on their provider’s instructions.
  • First 433rd AES crew trains on KC-46A Pegasus

    Reserve Citizen Airmen in the 433rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland trained for the first time aboard a KC-46A Pegasus March 8-10, learning and practicing their aeromedical skills on the new aircraft.
  • Decide + Be Ready, supporting today’s modern service woman

    The average woman has a vast array of contraceptive options available to her and her partner. However, for our service women, who are often in unique military environments, contraceptive options may not feel as plentiful. Enter Decide + Be Ready, an evidence-based mobile app that was developed to educate and assist women with selecting the correct contraception for her and her unique needs.
  • Women of the D.C. National Guard take the lead in COVID-19 response

    History has seen women stepping up to serve with the military for centuries and the COVID-19 pandemic has them taking the lead more than ever.
  • AF surgeon general visits Striker Nation

    Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, U.S. Air Force surgeon general, and Chief Master Sgt. Dawn Kolczynski, Office of the Surgeon General medical enlisted force and enlisted corps chief, visited Barksdale, March 10, 2021.
  • SOUTHCOM International Health Specialists enhance impact of COVID-19 response donations through training, coordination

    International Health Specialists are collaborating with the Pan-American Health Organization, a regional component of the World Health Organization, to better mobilize, operate and sustain COVID-19 pandemic response donations to partner nations.
  • Air Force’s COVID-19 response - one year on the frontlines with a new enemy

    Since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic one year ago, U.S. Air Force medics, along with medical personnel across the country, were pushed to the frontlines of this battle with this novel, invisible enemy.
  • Surgeon General emphasizes step up, step out impact

    Stepping up and stepping out was the message given by the U.S. Air Force and Space Force surgeon general, Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, when she spoke at the Columbus Women’s History Month luncheon, Mar. 12, 2021, hosted by Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. Hogg visited Columbus AFB to share her experiences throughout her career and to emphasize the important contributions women have made in the military.