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  • Virtual care: Trusted care anytime, anywhere

    In the middle of Nebraska at a missile alert facility, an Airman gets a fever and needs to see a doctor but the Airman’s options are limited until now. Maj. Michael Vernale, 90th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron, mental health flight commander, in partnership with the 90th Missile Wing LaunchWERX took this challenge head-on. They created a virtual care system to provide medical care to Airmen in the field. The idea sets up a video conference systems for doctors to interact with their patients. The wing is setting up rooms at each MAF with soundproofing materials, using a noise cancellation device and headsets to ensure the virtual appointment is private. This helps the 90th Medical Group achieve their priority, to provide trusted care anytime, anywhere.
  • MHAFB pediatric clinic works diligently to keep children healthy

    A small boy in blue jeans, a grey T-shirt and sporting a blonde comb over with a slight sheen from the gel used to hold it in place is ushered into a room with plain white walls. As he entered, the boy notices a chair to the right of the door. Hanging on the wall above a chair is an otoscope, a medical tool used to look into ears. The boy then rushes to climb up the chair, staring at the tool with a twinkle of what seemed to be curious excitement in his eye. This is 3-year-old Jude at his pediatrics appointment. He has been to the clinic several times and is accustomed to the check-up procedure. Although not all kids will be as enthusiastic as Jude, all of them will be treated with the professional medical care they need. The pediatric clinic’s objective is to care for children from birth to the age of 18 and provide military families a peace of mind knowing their kids are in good health.
  • Medical Airmen provide care in Honduras

    Outside a small clinic in the mountains of Honduras, dozens of people wait patiently for their chance to see a doctor. In a remote area like this, medical care can be hard to come by. Families from all over the mountain have come in search of relief from pain and disease.
  • Urgent Care Airman channels passion for others, assists those in need

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Blake Ashford shares her passion for helping others as a 35th Medical Operations Squadron aerospace medical service technician at Misawa Air Base, Japan, as she opens up on why she serves in the armed forces today.
  • The best medical care possible from a doctor who knows the rigors of flying

    Flight surgeons ensure that pilots receive the best medical care possible from a doctor who understands the rigors of flying. They frequently get behind the stick to gain valuable, physical experience to better understand what pilots go through.
  • 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.
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