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  • AF dentist, Army veterinarian team up for K-9 root canal in AOR

    In a deployed environment, adequate medical care is crucial to ensuring that people can execute the mission. Our airmen need to be physically and mentally healthy or the mission could suffer. The 386th Expeditionary Medical Group boasts a medical clinic, physical therapist, mental health team and dental clinic as just some of the available services
  • Canadian officer gains experience through aeromedical evacuation exchange program

    Growing up, Capt. Damien Miller’s father was in the Royal Canadian Air Force, so he became used to constantly moving around and calling any place he ended up with his family “home.”In 2004, Miller followed in his father’s footsteps, commissioning as an officer in the RCAF himself. In 2012 he pursued a path in aeromedical evacuation after eight
  • Diverse experience in Air Force leads to career in global health engagement

    The path taken by Lt. Col. Ruben Matos demonstrates just what it takes to build a career in global health engagement in the Air Force Medical Service. He is a native of Puerto Rico, fluent in Spanish, and recently assumed the Deputy Director position of the AFMS’ International Health Specialist program. His career path is a strong example of how a
  • AMC shines at the 2016 international air show

    During the 2016 FIDAE Air and Space Trade Show, several Airmen from 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., teamed up with members from the Air Mobility Command to participate in a subject matter expert exchange with the Chilean air force on the use of the Transport Isolation System, a medical transportation system capable
  • AFSOUTH medics lead the way in exchanges with El Salvador

    An AFSOUTH medic-led a team of five U.S. Air Force members from across the country and put their various experiences to work this week during a subject matter expert exchange in El Salvador from March 7-11.The team, led by Maj. Helda Carey, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) international health specialist, included members from the New Hampshire
  • Trauma team delivers critical care, saves lives in Afghanistan

    On the combat frontier, the ability to deliver advanced medical care usually means the difference between life and death for wounded service members.
  • Pacific Angel 15-2 underway in Timor-Leste

    Members of the U.S. Air Force and Navy, Falintil-Forças de Defesa de Timor-Leste (F-FDTL), and New Zealand army began humanitarian assistance operations as part of Pacific Angel 15-2 Sept. 7.   During the joint humanitarian and civic-military exercise, the PACANGEL team — made up of military doctors, dentists, carpenters, plumbers and planners
  • Lajes Field Airman, fellow travelers stop attack on French train

    A 65th Air Base Group Airman, along with two other friends traveling on personal leave, took immediate action to stop an attack and subdue an armed gunman on board a train in Northern France, Aug. 21, 2015.Airman First Class Spencer Stone, 65th Air Base Group, Lajes Air Base, Azores, saw an emergency situation arise and took immediate action to
  • Medical collaboration provides world-class care during PACANGEL-Philippines

    Rayian Carazon slept soundly for the first time in weeks Aug. 16.Already caring for energetic 1-year-old Trica and four months pregnant with her second child, Carazon constantly worried about the health of her young family. Until this day, she had no way to know if there was anything wrong.Through word of mouth, she heard about the Health Services
  • PACANGEL-Philippines partnership building commences

    About 70 U.S. service members and five partner nations began work on a multitude of civil military relief operations here Aug. 17. Thousands of people, young and old, are set to reap the benefits of Pacific Angel Philippines from medical outreach to engineering projects affecting six local schools. However, those benefits, while important, are not
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