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Category: Medical Corps (Services)
  • Their brothers' keepers: Medics & corpsmen in Vietnam

    Beloved by their fellow grunts, corpsmen and medics are the first responders for Marines and soldiers wounded on the battlefield. Here are the first-hand accounts of three decorated “Docs” who provided life-saving aid in Vietnam.
  • "A real good kid"

    On Jan. 30, 1966, 20-year-old Army medic Thomas Cole was in a muddy trench in Vietnam’s Central Highlands. Though wounded himself, Cole continued providing first aid to the wounded and dying around him.
  • Air Force Medical Service general honored by alma mater

    Brig. Gen. James “Jay” Burks is a member of the inaugural Hall of Fame class at his alma mater, Irmo High School, in his home town of Irmo, S.C.
  • Portraits in Courage: SOST

    While deployed in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE, this Special Operations Surgical Team (SOST) provided care for more than 750 patients, managed 19 mass casualty events, performed 16 life-saving surgeries, and cared for casualties exposed to chemical weapons.The team moved by ground convoy through unsecure territory to an abandoned residence
  • LAST CALL: Physician Assistant Program seeks applicants by Jan. 30

    The Interservice Physician Assistant Program is accepting applications from active duty officers and enlisted Airmen through the end of January for the annual March selection boards.  1st Lt. Cindy Fernandez graduated from the program in October 2016. She was previously an enlisted member in aerospace propulsion, but now she’s serving as a
  • Training at a glance: Orthotics program

    The Air Force's only orthotics training program is conducted at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Established in the 1970s, the program is dedicated to providing the highest level of training and graduating world-class orthotics technicians. The course is accredited by the Community College of
  • Logistics team boosts medical versatility of New Horizons 2016

    Adapt and overcome is more than a catch phrase for two 59th Medical Wing warrior medics. Their ingenuity recently expanded surgical capabilities during New Horizons 2016 in the Dominican Republic.
  • Air Force Medical Service celebrates 67th birthday

    The Air Force Medical Service will celebrate its 67th anniversary on July 1, after being established in 1949.In September 1947, the combat elements of the Army Air Forces separated from the United States Army, forming the U.S. Air Force. A few Air Force support functions, such as medical care, remained responsibilities of the Army for the next two
  • AF Surgeon General highlights medical mission at AFA event

    Air Force Surgeon General Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark Ediger addressed the Air Force Association during the association’s monthly breakfast event held at the Sheraton Hotel in Arlington, Va., June 7.The general spoke about development of new medical support mission capabilities to meet the growing demands on the Air Force, and the efforts of Air Force
  • Five enlisted Airmen to begin medical school as AF officers

    Armed with a dream and determination, five enlisted Airmen arrived in Bethesda, Md., two years ago, to embark on a new journey. This summer, these Airmen will become commissioned officers of the Air Force Medical Service, before matriculating into the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, as first year medical students. Together