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The first flight surgeon in the pioneer Army Air Service of 1918, Dr. Robert J. Hunter, tries out a newfangled noise-measuring gadget on a jet fighter at Randolph Field, Texas. Demonstrating the instrument is Lt. Col. James E. Lett (left), head of the School of Aviation Medicine’s Ear-Nose-Throat department, 1959. (Photo courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration) This month in AFMS history: The birth of flight medicine
In 1917 Lt. Col. (Dr.) Theodore C. Lyster was appointed the first chief surgeon of the aviation
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2016
Lt. Gen. Mark A. Ediger (left), Surgeon General of the Air Force, passes the Air Force Medical Operations Agency guidon to Brig. Gen. Robert I. Miller (center), incoming AFMOA commander, during a change of command ceremony at Port San Antonio, May 6. In military tradition, the passing of a unit’s guidon signifies relinquishing or accepting command of that unit. (U.S. Air Force photo / Tech. Sgt. Christopher Carwile.) Miller takes command of AFMOA
Brig. Gen. Robert I. Miller took charge of the Air Force Medical Operations Agency during a May 6
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2016
Mark Brightwell, left, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Doug McGrath, second from left, who served as the project manager, Col. David R. Dunklee and Col. Joel Almosara, prepare to cut a ribbon to mark the completion of a $12.5 million modernization project covering more than 3,700 square feet to Hanscom's Medical Treatment Facility. The modernization project began in February 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Linda LaBonte Britt) Ceremony marks completion of 2-year modernization project
Officials here held a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 21 to mark the completion of a $12.5 million
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2016
Dr. Jill Biden participates in Operation Educate The Educators: Sharing Successes And Setting Sights For The Futureas part of Joining Forces initiative event in the South Court Auditorium of the White House April 13, 2016.  (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
Air Force doctor joins White House summit
An Air Force doctor currently based at Madigan joined in a White House summit on April 13 to take
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2016
Lt. Abbie Sweetwine, "Angel of Platform 6" History Remembers Lt Abbie Sweetwine, “The Angel of Platform 6”
In recognition of African-American History Month the AFMS is featuring a matriarch of change and an
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2016
23d Tactical Hospital out of England AFB, Louisiana during Operation Desert Storm. AFMS operations during the Gulf War: Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm
On Aug. 8, 1990, just six days after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, the Air Force Medical Service (AFMS)
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Medical personnel use litters to transport Cpl. Richard Ramirez, 1st Marine Division, and other wounded to a C-141B Starlifter aircraft.  The patients are being medically evacuated from Al-Jubayl Air Base to Germany for treatment of wounds received during Operation Desert Storm. The AFMS in the Persian Gulf War and the need for critical care
January 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of Desert Storm, it also marks a turning point in Air Force
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2016
Sick and injured people are prepared and comforted for a flight aboard a C-17 Globemaster III of the 62nd and 446th Airlift Wing, McChord Air Force Base. The aircraft and crew have stoped at the New Orleans International Airport on 1 Sept, 2005. These refugees from hospitals and various sources are evacuating the devastated areas left by Hurricane Katrina. Their destination will be an Air Force Base in a state in southern region not affected. Critical Care Aeromedical Teams cared for hundreds of patients on this day. (U.S. Air Force photo Master Sgt. Lance Cheung) AFMS and Hurricane Katrina: 10-years later
On Aug. 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast region. The Air Force Medical Service
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2015
Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, 65th Medical Operations Squadron, reacts to a mock medical emergency situation during a briefing by the 65th Medical Group for Maj. Gen. Christopher Bence, 3rd Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force vice commander, on Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal, April 17, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Guido Melo). 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
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2015
Default Air Force Logo DoD Awards Contract for Electronic Health Records
The award of the new modernization contract for electronic health records is a great opportunity to
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2015
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