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  • 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.
  • U.S. Transportation Command manages the movement of America’s wounded warfighters from overseas to the final medical treatment destination stateside

    U.S. military C-17 Globemaster III aircraft often arrive at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, and Travis Air Force Base, California, from foreign locales, transporting cargo, but also at times, ill or injured service members returning stateside for continuing medical treatment. As the Department of Defense’s single manager for global patient movement, U.S. Transportation Command conducts this lifesaving mission via the U.S. Air Force’s aeromedical evacuation system, which provides in-transit health care for America’s wounded warriors from the point of injury or illness to medical facilities with the level of care needed to properly treat their medical conditions.
  • 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 such effectiveness that the U.S. is known as the world’s first responders.”
  • 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 air transport response teams made up of personnel from the 60th Medical Group are preparing to respond and have been tasked to stage at Scott AFB, Illinois, and MacDill AFB, Florida.
  • 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 Support Squadron security forces training and logistics superintendent at Travis Air Force Base, California, thought he would never hear.
  • 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 universal qualification training program for AE forces. If successfully certified, the C-5M will have the capability to move three times the current capacity in one mission compared to other AE platforms.
  • 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 first time the treatment was performed at David Grant Medical Center.
  • Robotics key to medical Airmen recruitment, retention, readiness

    With surgical robots becoming the standard of care across many specialties, the Air Force Medical Service is keeping up with the latest advancements to provide the best patient care and maintain Airman readiness.
  • 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.
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