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  • MHS GENESIS helps DGMC deliver life-saving blood

    A typical blood transfusion can be completed in one to four hours, but the first 15 minutes are crucial. In that first quarter-hour, vital signs and blood documentation are recorded and any risks in the transfusion spotted. A medical center relying on a manual documentation system can experience

  • KC-46 completes its first aeromedical evacuation mission

    Over the course of six flights and 17 hours, the mission, which originated at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, transited five patients and two attendees to Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia; Patrick Air Force Base, Florida; and Travis AFB, California. The mission was evaluated by the Air Force Testing

  • Fairchild KC-135 supports aeromedical evacuation training at Travis

    Team Fairchild provided KC-135 Stratotanker support during aeromedical evacuation training for the 43rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, Feb. 10-11. Training consisted of familiarization of the KC-135 airframe for emergency evacuation procedures, simulated in-flight medical

  • Air Force Surgeon General visits DGMC

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, and Chief Master Sgt. G. Steve Cum, Chief, Medical Enlisted Force and Enlisted Corps Chief, visited David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California.

  • Aeromedical Evacuation knows no bounds

    “At any time during normal operations, Air Mobility Command can be called upon to support humanitarian and contingency operations around the world,” said Lt. Col. Michael Earl, 43rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Detachment 1 director of operations at Travis AFB. “Training is how we respond with

  • Travis AFB Airmen prepare for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts

    A joint assessment team from the 821st Contingency Response Group out of Travis Air Force Base, California, departed to Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida, early morning on Sept. 4 in support of Hurricane Dorian relief efforts. Additionally, at the request of civil authorities, four critical care

  • My cancer is not my crutch

    “I’ll never forget the day the doctor came into the waiting room, looked through the window of my soul and said, ‘you have cancer’. Four days later I was on the surgery table so he could save my life.”Those are the three words that Master Sgt. Christofer Galbadores, 821st Contingency Response

  • Super Galaxy: AE’s biggest ally

    During a cold, gloomy first week of December, total force Airmen teamed up at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, to test the capability of the Air Forces largest aircraft to perform aeromedical evacuation during a proof of concept event.The goal was to establish the C-5M Super Galaxy as part of the

  • DGMC achieves third meritorious distinction

    The David Grant USAF Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base has been recognized for a third year as a meritorious performing hospital by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.

  • David Grant Medical Center tests advanced cancer treatment

    The Y-90 radioembolization is an advanced and minimally invasive method utilized for this disease by delivering millions of tiny radioactive beads inside the blood vessels that feed a tumor. The high dose of targeted radiation prospectively kills the tumor while sparing normal tissue. This was the

  • NASA visits Travis for potential collaboration

    Representatives from NASA visited David Grant USAF Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base, California, June 1, 2018, in hopes of establishing research collaboration leading to advances in medical support for deep space missions as well as warfighters.

  • BEEliners enable AE mission

    It’s a Sunday morning on Travis Air Force Base, California, and a flight line normally buzzing with activity is unusually void of the sounds one would expect from the busiest military air terminal in the United States. The lull does not last long.

  • Check your ego at the door, be your own advocate

    Master Sgt. James Stalnaker always thought going to mental health was a deal breaker for your career; that mental issues make you a weaker person. It took encountering struggles of his own to change those views.