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  • DOD medical officials outline COVID-19 testing approach

    Though the rate of confirmed positive COVID-19 tests among those in uniform is lower than that of the nation's civilian population, the most junior service members have a slightly higher rate than that of their civilian counterparts, the medical advisor to the Defense Department's coronavirus task force said.
  • AF Surgeon General talks about COVID, innovation, leadership

    Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, U.S. Air Force surgeon general, accompanied by Chief Master Sgt. Dawn Kolczynski, AF SG chief of medical operations, toured and learned about the Transport Isolation System aboard a C-17 Globemaster III, June 26, 2020.
  • COVID-19 ops: AEOT provides lifesaving support, transfer to positive patients

    Airmen assigned to Air Force Reserve Command from various locations within the United States arrived at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, to assist with coronavirus disease 2019 operations from May 2-3.
  • Air Force releases guidance on use of cloth face covers

    To the extent practical, without significantly impacting mission, all individuals on Department of the Air Force property, installations and facilities are required to wear cloth face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of physical distance in public areas or work centers.
  • Air Force's first Invisible Wounds Center opens

    The 96th Medical Group held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Air Force’s first Invisible Wounds Center Aug. 30.
  • 59th MDW opens new hyperbaric medicine facility on JBSA

    Designed from the ground up to provide outstanding patient care, the 59th Medical Wing’s new, state-of-the-art facility near the San Antonio Military Medical Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston expands the wing’s capability to provide hyperbaric medicine and wound care.
  • Air Force officer leads SAMMC Emergency Department

    “Trauma team to the trauma room; trauma team to the trauma room.”
  • Meet AUAB medical group's MacGyver

    “You’re like MacGyver,” the doctor enthusiastically told Tech. Sgt. Kristoffer Bruce, a biomedical equipment repair technician with the 379th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron, after he was told by Bruce a broken piece of dental equipment could be repaired.The doctor was comparing Bruce to a popular American action-adventure television
  • Deployed preventive health series: Strengthening mental health on a deployment

    When you pass by what looks like a small home in the Coalition Compound by the 24-hour-coffee-shop, you will see the words ‘mental health’ on the barrier with a the mythical phoenix flying out of fire. Some service members might have the wrong idea that a visit to the mental health clinic will ruin their career, but the 379th Expeditionary Medical
  • Carter Announces 12 Weeks Paid Military Maternity Leave, Other Benefits

    The Defense Department is increasing military maternity leave and instituting other changes in an effort to support military families, improve retention and strengthen the force of the future, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said today.Women across the joint force can now take 12 weeks of fully paid maternity leave, Carter told reporters at the
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