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U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Deputy Surgeon General and chief, Air Force Nurse Corps, delivers keynote remarks at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., during a wreath laying at the Nurses Memorial for National Nurses and Medical Technicians Week, May 7, 2018. (Courtesy photo by Defense Health Agency Communications Division) Nurses and medical techs, backbone of AF Medicine
Medical organizations cannot succeed without nurses and medical technicians. May 6 through May 12 is National Nurses and Medical Technicians Week, when we honor the contributions nurses and techs make to patient care.
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Lt. Col. Hanling Joswick, 14th Medical Group dentist, poses for a photo May 2, 2018 on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The dental clinic on Columbus AFB works to keep the dental health of every beneficiary in the best condition possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) 14th Medical Group’s care keeps Airmen flying high
There are many stressors throughout a pilot’s career and being unable to fly because of a stuffy nose and a sneeze can cause a student to be pushed back if left untreated.
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U.S. Air Force Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger gives remarks at the 2018 Heroes of Military Medicine Award Ceremony in Washington, D.C., May 3, 2018. (Courtesy photo by Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine) Medical Airmen recognized as 2018 Heroes of Military Medicine
On May 3, the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine recognized four distinguished medical Airmen for their dedication to our nation’s service members at the 2018 Heroes of Military Medicine Awards held in Washington, D.C.
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A look at military nurses through the ages in celebration of the Military Health System's 2018 National Nurses Week. (MHS graphic) Military honors nurses during National Nurses Week
American poet and writer Maya Angelou said, “They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you make them feel.” This reference to the impact nurses have on their patients rings true every day, especially for those who help and heal our nation’s military. In their honor next week, the nursing profession is celebrated across the Department of Defense as part of the 2018 National Nurses Week observance.
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Charles Hutchings, 346th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron pediatrician, explains health information to a local woman near Meteti, Panama, April 17, 2018. Hutchings was part of an Embedded Health Engagement Team, which gave him a unique learning experience by submerging him into local clinics. The team participated in Exercise New Horizons 2018, which assisted communities in Panama by providing medical assistance and building facilities such as schools, a youth community center and a women’s health ward. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dustin Mullen) New Horizons Embedded Health Engagement provides unparalleled training
As with most tasks, hands-on education remains one of the most effective training methods of both learning and maintaining skills. For some medical professionals participating in Exercise New Horizons 2018, hands-on training comes in the form of fully submerging into local clinics.
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger, Air Force Surgeon General, right, discusses the 81st Dental Squadron clinic renovations with Thomas McCaffery, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, and U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, Defense Health Agency director, at the Keesler Medical Center during a site visit at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 27, 2018. The purpose of the visit was to get oriented with base operations and the Keesler Medical Center. The visit also included an office call with 2nd AF leadership and tours of the Clinical Research Lab and Radiology Oncology. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue) Keesler Medical Center hosts DoD medical leadership
A Department of Defense medical leadership contingent conducted an 81st Medical Group site visit, April 27, as the first part of Keesler Medical Center’s transition to the Defense Health Agency (DHA).
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Master Sgt. Geoffrey VanDyck, 707th Force Support Squadron first sergeant, views an image of the tumor found on his auditory nerve. In May 2005, VanDyck was diagnosed with acoustic neuroma, a noncancerous, normally slow growing tumor that develops on the main vestibular nerve that leads from the inner ear to the brain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Veronica Pierce) First Sergeant continues career after tumor, hearing loss
Over ten years ago, while stationed in Hawaii, Master Sgt. Geoffrey VanDyck, had the constant feeling of water in his ear. He knew something was wrong. Nothing seemed to relieve the feeling, so his medical provider sent him to an ear, nose and throat specialist. After an MRI, the cause of his pain and discomfort was found: a golf ball-sized tumor, an acoustic neuroma.
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A 59th Medical Wing CCATT team member bonds with an infant patient during
an air transport mission from Germany to Walter Reed National Medical
Center, Bethesda, Md., April 19th, 2018. CCATTs are able to continuously
monitor and maintain stabilization of patients during movement activities in
either an inter- or intratheater aeromedical evacuation  mission support
role. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Keifer Bowes) 59th Medical Wing executes five missions at once
The 59th Medical Wing orchestrated five air transport missions simultaneously during the week of April 16th through the 20th. The Air Force's premier healthcare, medical education and research, and readiness wing flexed global capability by delivering expert healthcare to patients in multiple regions of the globe.
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Capt. Lee Laughridge, (right) chief, Air Forces Northern  Medical Operations and Training, talks with Lt, Col. Randall Shiflett 81st Medical Group medical control center team chief, about the daily operations situational report Shiflett submitted during the Expeditionary Medical Support field confirmation exercise here April 18. The confirmation exercise is evaluating the tactics, techniques and procedures of EMEDS operations during a domestic U.S. contingency such as a natural disaster. (Air Force photo by Mary McHale) AFNORTH wraps up EMEDS exercise
Air Forces Northern Surgeon General’s office members wrapped up their evaluation of an Expeditionary Medical Support (EMEDS) confirmation field exercise, April 20.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Maurice Hardy, 4th Space Control Squadron maintenance, works out in honor of Staff Sgt. Austin Bieren at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., March 28, 2018. The workout was inspired by Bieren’s workouts and to honor and commemorate his death, which occurred March 28, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dennis Hoffman) An AFMS look back at April 2018
This month’s photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting the Air Force Medical Service and the values and strength of the United States Air Force.
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