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  • 509th MDG launches Project HeRO at Whiteman AFB

    The 509th Medical Group launched a new Air Force Health and Readiness Optimization program at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, Oct. 10.
  • Transition Spotlight: Chief Master Sgt. Julie Bottroff

    The Defense Health Agency is in the process of assuming administration and management of all U.S.-based military treatment facilities. This transition is expected to have minimal impact to medical staff and patients, but is the next major step in a process that should improve patient care and readiness across the Military Health System. The U.S. Air force Surgeon General Public Affairs Office spoke with Chief Master Sgt. Julie Bottroff, the senior enlisted advisor for DHA’s Education and Training Directorate about her roles and view on the transition.
  • Nevada Air Guard general to lead capital directorate, Walter Reed medical network

    Brig. Gen. Shanna Woyak, Nevada Air National Guard, assumed authority of the National Capital Regional medical directorate during a ceremony Wednesday at Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Woyak, who served the past year as the Air National Guard advisor to the chief nurse of the U.S. Air Force, is the first Air National Guardsmen to lead the NCR medical directorate.
  • Incirlik Air Base medics improve outdated process

    The 39th MDSS medics created a new patient travel-request form process and contributed to saving the wing approximately $34,000 and 1,300 man-hours annually. This process improved overall patient satisfaction and was recognized as the 39th Air Base Wing’s key innovation for the third quarter.
  • AFRL team enhances safety for survival specialists through wearable health monitoring technology

    An Air Force Research Laboratory team recently delivered version 2.0 of the Survival Health Awareness Responders Kit to U.S. Air Force instructors at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Camp Bullis, a 28,000-acre site in Texas, used to train Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialists.
  • Nellis Pharmacy: New technology, services assisting patients

    Patients receiving care from Mike O’Calllaghan Military Medical Center Main Pharmacy and Satellite Pharmacy at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, can now be assisted by new equipment and and services provided. The pharmacies are adding new tools and services to support 238,000 Department of Defense beneficiaries and process about 2,500 outpatient prescriptions per day.
  • 4th Medical Group undergoes restructure; streamlines health care services

    Beginning Oct. 7, the 4th Medical Group at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base will start reorganizing health care services offered at the clinic. In this new medical services model, an Operational Medicine Readiness Squadron and a Health Care Operations Squadron are being created, with roles aimed at increasing the timeliness of the care given to patients at Team Seymour based on their beneficiary’s status.
  • Schriever breast cancer survivor stresses prevention

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual international campaign organized to increase awareness of the disease, educate people about the importance of early screening, and offer support to those affected. Tech. Sgt. Jamie Ruíz, 21st Medical Squadron technician, was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer in 2017. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women and one out of eight develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • Upgraded readiness: 173rd MXG stocks upgraded mass-casualty first aid kits

    Oregon Governor Kate Brown has challenged organizations across the state to be ready—ready for a possible but, growing likelihood of a Cascadia subduction zone earthquake, for other natural disasters like flooding or a Tsunami—essentially for whatever comes our way. The Oregon Air National Guard’s charter for emergency response in the state and the commander-in-chief’s challenge have units like the 173rd Fighter Wing looking for ways to improve overall readiness.
  • The mountain’s medical team

    When you wake up on a work day and you’re not feeling too great, it’s pretty easy to walk into the base military treatment facility to get yourself taken care of. However, when you hold a position that puts you at a minimum of 30 minutes away from an MTF, that can provide a bit of a challenge. Tech. Sgt. Jerrica Wild, 21st Operational Medical Readiness Squadron independent duty medical technician, and her coworkers ensure medical care isn’t an issue for the military service members and civilians located at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Colorado.
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