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  • Air Force hones skills with emerging infectious diseases training

    Exercise New Horizons 2018 is a joint military training exercise between the U.S. and Panama. During the exercise, U.S. Air Force doctors, public health specialists and other personnel collaborated with the Gorgas Institute at the University of Panama and the Panamanian Ministry of Health to conduct

  • Public health Airmen ensure a medically ready force

    Air Force public health professionals play a critical role in providing medically ready Airmen to commanders. The first week in April is National Public Health Week, which highlights the contributions of preventive medicine professionals.

  • Just get it done – vaccinations play vital readiness role

    Airmen deploy around the world to many different continents, countries and environments. Assignments to these locations expose Airmen to unique health risks, including infectious diseases rarely seen in the U.S. Staying current with all required vaccinations is vital to ensuring Airmen are mission

  • Medically ready to be mission ready

    From periodic health assessments to regular dental exams, every Airman should know the importance of maintaining their Individual Medical Readiness (IMR) at all times.

  • Mosquito Season: Are you prepared to fight Zika?

    In 2016, the Zika virus made world-wide news as a new threat to public health, but mosquito-borne illnesses have always been a health risk for people living in certain climates. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to avoid exposure to Zika and other mosquito-borne illnesses.“These are

  • AFMS International Health Specialists Train to Further Health Security Goals

    In August 2016, 22 of the newest Air Force Medical Service International Health Specialists gathered at McGuire Air Force Base, NJ, for the 2016 IHS Orientation course. “I felt the course was very good and covered many topics that I will be building into our three to five year planning processes,”

  • Diverse experience in Air Force leads to career in global health engagement

    The path taken by Lt. Col. Ruben Matos demonstrates just what it takes to build a career in global health engagement in the Air Force Medical Service. He is a native of Puerto Rico, fluent in Spanish, and recently assumed the Deputy Director position of the AFMS’ International Health Specialist

  • AF public health to conduct mosquito tests

    While most of the Gulf Coast states are gearing up for what could be a long battle with Zika-infected mosquitos this summer, Public Health personnel at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, are cautiously optimistic the disease won’t reach this far north.

  • Hurlburt Public Health combats Zika with knowledge

    Following the World Health Organization declaring an international emergency and Florida Gov. Rick Scott calling a state health emergency, Hurlburt Field is taking action to protect Airmen and their families from the Zika virus.The 1st Special Operations Medical Group began implementing precautions

  • Health specialists keep forces active

    It’s an everyday routine for Airmen and other base personnel to pour into the dining facility for their daily intake of breakfast, lunch and dinner.