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The Dependents’ Medical Care Act, effective since Dec. 7, 1956, enabled dependents of military personnel to be treated by civilian doctors in cases of pregnancy, serious injuries, or illnesses requiring hospitalization.  The law also opened up medical facilities of all services and the U.S. Public Health Service to Air Force dependents.  The Dependents’ Medical Care Act outlined operations of the program, specific exceptions, and eligibility requirements.  Here, an Airman and his wife get the final okay from the family doctor on the second visit. 60th Anniversary of Dependent Care
The Dependents’ Medical Care Act, effective since Dec. 7, 1956, enabled dependents of military
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Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark Ediger, the Air Force Surgeon General, passed command of the Air Force Medical Support Agency to Col. Dean Borsos during a change of command ceremony Aug. 30 at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, Va. Borsos assumed command of AFMSA from Brig. Gen. James McClain.  New commander takes AFMSA reigns
Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark Ediger, the Air Force Surgeon General, passed command of the Air Force Medical
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A one-of-a-kind Air Force resource that provides educational tools to military health providers celebrates its 20th birthday on July 27. (AF graphic) Air Force medical multimedia office celebrates 20 years of excellence
A one-of-a-kind Air Force resource that provides educational tools to military health providers
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An Air Force-invented cooling sleeve for a water bladder and cooling inserts for a specially-designed undershirt are two ways that Dr. Reginald O'Hara and his research team at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine hope to help Battlefield Airmen and other special operations forces avoid heat-related illness while in hot, humid conditions. (Courtesy photo) Helping Battlefield Airmen beat the heat
Of all the threats facing Battlefield Airmen and other special operations forces, heat doesn't
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2016
AFMS Birthday Jul 2016 (AF graphic) Air Force Medical Service celebrates 67th birthday
The Air Force Medical Service will celebrate its 67th anniversary on July 1, after being established
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In the time-honored military tradition signifying assumption of command, Air Force Research Laboratory Commander Maj. Gen. Robert D. McMurry passes the 711th Human Performance Wing guidon, or unit flag, to Brig. Gen. Mark A. Koeniger. Koeniger assumed command of the wing Jun. 28, 2016, in a ceremony at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michelle Gigante) Koeniger assumes leadership of 711th Human Performance Wing
Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Mark A. Koeniger assumed the top position of the Air Force Research Laboratory's
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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE Colo. – Col. Douglas Schiess, 21st Space Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Idalia Peele, 21st Space Wing command chief, assist the 21st Medical Group leadership in breaking ground on where the new dental clinic will be on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., May 25, 2016. The new clinic is expected to be completed in the fall of 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amber Grimm) 21st Medical Dental Group at Peterson AFB breaks new ground
The 21st Medical Group broke ground for its new dental clinic on May 25.
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Air Force Surgeon General Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark Ediger addressed members of the Air Force Association during the association’s monthly breakfast event held in Arlington, Va., June 7. The general spoke about development of new medical support mission requirements and the efforts of Air Force Medicine to ensure mission success. (U.S. Air Force photo by Prerana Korpe, AFMS Public Affairs) 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
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Secretary of the Air Force Deborah James (left) presents the 2015 Harold Brown Award to Dr. Lisa Tripp during a ceremony June 6 at Wright-Patterson AFB. The award is for her efforts in creating innovative and cost-saving training methods and platforms for the Air Force intelligence community, and is the highest award given by the Air Force to a scientist or engineer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wesley Farnsworth) AFRL research psychologist wins award, SECAF presents
A research psychologist from the 711th Human Performance Wing here received the 2015 Harold Brown
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Air Force Surgeon General Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark Ediger delivers opening remarks at NOVA 2016. Air Force Medical Service senior leaders assembled in Northern Virginia for the three-day leadership conference to engage in strategic discussions related to Air Force and joint mission medical support. NOVA 2016 commenced on May 24. (U.S. Air Force photo by Prerana Korpe, AFMS Public Affairs) AFMS leaders gather at NOVA 2016
Air Force Medical Service senior leaders assembled in Northern Virginia to engage in strategic
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