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The Albrook Air Force Base Dispensary (Building 865), which provided medical service to not only Air Force personnel and dependents, but also to Latin American personnel in attendance at the Air Force School for Latin America (later known as the School for the Americas). (Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress) This Month in AFMS History: Caribbean Air Command
For more than 20 years, the Caribbean Air Command was one of the smallest Air Force Major Commands in terms of personnel and resources, although it effectively covered one of the largest geographical areas of operations in the world. Air Force Medical Service personnel were key players in the overall success of the mission and their legacy lives on.
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2017
This month in AFMS history: Spotlighting Lt. Gen. Alexander “Rusty” Sloan This Month in AFMS History: Spotlighting Lt. Gen. Alexander “Rusty” Sloan
Dr. Alexander “Rusty” Sloan never entertained the idea of becoming the Air Force Surgeon General. Throughout his career, Sloan even tried to avoid serving at the Pentagon; however, he excelled at every assignment, pushing him quickly up into the ranks and putting him on the path to becoming the 14th Air Force Surgeon General.
0 9/30
2017
Portrait of Lt. Col. (Dr.) Theodore C. Lyster, Chief Surgeon, Aviation Section of the Signal Corps and often called the father of aviation medicine. World War I and the beginnings of aviation medicine
United States involvement in World War I began April 6, 1917. For the U.S. military, aviation medicine began in May 1917 when the U.S. Army appointed Lt. Col. (Dr.) Theodore C. Lyster, often called the father of aviation medicine, as the first service member dedicated to aviation-related medicine. Lyster’s assignment was to take charge of aviation work in the Surgeon General's Office.
0 9/21
2017
Maj. Malcolm C Grow, Flight Surgeon for the 1934 Alaskan Flight. This Month in AFMS History: Malcolm Grow and the 1934 Alaskan Flight
Before Maj. Gen. (Dr.) Malcolm C. Grow became the first surgeon general of the U.S. Air Force, he
0 8/31
2017
A Member From The Personal Equipment Office Inspects The Oxygen Equipment Worn By A Pilot Of The 353rd Fighter Group, Based In England. 27 May 1945. Creation of the first Central Medical Establishment in World War II
In the early days of World War II, Eighth Air Force Surgeon, Col. Malcolm C. Grow, grew concerned about the mental and physical well-being of aircrews within the command. To address these concerns, he first created a ‘Care of the Flyer’ section on his staff. Shortly thereafter, with the help of Col. Harry G. Armstrong, Grow stood up a medical research, development, and training facility in Great Britain to study additional ways to keep flyers in the air, eventually called the first Central Medical Establishment.
0 8/31
2017
A team of emergency medical technicians carries a bombing victim to safety during the 27th Special Operations Medical Group’s Emergency Medical Technician Rodeo Aug. 9, 2017, at Melrose Air Force Range, New Mexico. Twenty-one teams from Air Force bases around the world visited MAFR and Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, to participate in the EMT Rodeo, giving the technicians a wide assortment of scenarios to test their knowledge and training in the medical field. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Charles Dickens/Released) Eglin medical Airmen win emergency medic competition for the second year
A team of medical technicians from the 96th Medical Group won the Emergency Medical Technician Rodeo at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico for the second consecutive year.
0 8/30
2017
Special Operations Surgical Team Portraits in Courage: SOST
While deployed in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE, this Special Operations Surgical Team
0 8/18
2017
A MagPro magnetic stimulator used for Magnetic Electroencephalogram Resonance Therapy (MeRT) is set up at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 9, 2017. New post-traumatic stress research at USSOCOM, MacDill AFB
Medical professionals from United States Special Operations Command and the 6th Medical Group are partnering to provide a new, noninvasive treatment for post-traumatic stress at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. The treatment uses Magnetic Electroencephalogram Resonance Therapy (MeRT,) which is a modified version of repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) and is currently being researched at the clinic.
0 8/17
2017
After escaping the province of Bataan just before it fell to invading Japanese forces, Lt. Col. Helen Hennessey found herself on the island of Corregidor in the Philippines. This image was taken there, where she helped take care of the sick and wounded in an underground 1,000-bed hospital. 40 Years Ago: Last Nurse Survivor of Bataan Still on Active Duty Retires
Air Force Lt. Col. Helen M. Hennessey retired Jan. 31, 1967, after 27 years of military service.
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2017
Retired Col. Regina Aune, right, describes to Col. Thomas K. Smith, 433rd Airlift Wing commander, Dec. 19, 2016, how the children were bedded down in the overhead troop compartment of the aircraft, during “Operation Babylift.” Aune was on the first military aircraft to Vietnam to bring the refugees to the United States. “Operation Babylift” was a combined effort between the United States, Canada, Australia and France, to evacuate more than 3,300 refugees from South Vietnam. (U.S. Air Force photo by Minnie Jones)     ‘Operation Babylift’ Cheney Award recipient visits C-5 Wing
On April 4, 1975, just a few weeks before the fall of Saigon and end of the Vietnam War, the first
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2016
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