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  • Service members support COVID-19 operations in California hospitals

    Service members support COVID-19 operations in California hospitals.
  • Ramstein medics conduct Negatively Pressurized Conex training

    Since the start of COVID-19, people have had to overcome an array of situations and medics within the Kaiserslautern Military Community have done just that. On July 14, 2020, members of Air Mobility Command came to Ramstein Air Base to teach local medical instructors proper procedures for a number of situations that could happen in a Negatively Pressurized Conex.
  • Team Travis conducts first Indo-Pacific aeromedical evacuation mission for COVID-19

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from at Travis Air Force Base, California, transported one COVID-19 positive patient to the U.S. from the Indo-Pacific region July 17, 2020. An active duty service member, who tested positive for the coronavirus, was transported from the Indo-Pacific region to America’s West Coast for treatment at David Grant USAF Medical Center on Travis AFB. The successful aeromedical airlift support was conducted by the 775th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Flight via C-17 Globemaster III aircraft from the 21st Airlift Squadron here. This aeromedical evacuation mission marks the first operational employment of the Transport Isolation System, or TIS, in support of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility. It is the 18th employment of the TIS since its first operational use for COVID-19 on April 10, 2020.
  • Taking care of AF frontline providers

    Air Force medics are on the front lines against COVID-19, and maintaining their mental well-being is critical to keeping them in the fight. Delivering medical care in a pandemic or other crisis creates new mental health challenges, and makes existing challenges more serious. Medics should be aware of the increased risk to their well-being, and how it could affect their work caring for patients. One of the biggest risks for providers is burnout, or compassion fatigue.
  • DAFB postured to serve as key hub in COVID-19 fight

    In the ongoing fight against COVID-19, two Transport Isolation Systems, along with trained medical Airmen, arrived at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, April 30, 2020.
  • Air Force embedded medics keep Airmen fit during pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we all live our lives and do our jobs. Even with those changes, essential Air Force missions continue, and embedded physical therapists are working as hard as ever to keep Airmen fit to fight. Embedded medics are finding creative ways to accomplish their mission while still following Department of Defense and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
  • More than 770 AF Reservists called up providing medical support

    More than 150 additional Air Force Reserve medical specialists were mobilized in the latest Air Force Reserve call-up in support of COVID-19 relief efforts with most Reservists set to assist medical staff in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
  • Deployed medics restructure mission to support pandemic response

    A 96th Medical Group surgical team deployed to Niger, Africa, found itself with a challenge as a result of COVID-19. The challenge reinforced the need to remain agile and adjust to prepare for a range of circumstances faced on the African continent.
  • Medics rehearse trilateral casualty scenarios at Cope North 2020

    Together, the United States Air Force and Navy, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, and Royal Australian air force raced against the clock in a realistic exercise scenario to save 24 patients from a bus rollover. They worked alongside Guam’s Army National Guard and local police and emergency medical personnel during integrated medical, air and ground operations.
  • Kuwait and U.S. military medics foster future partnership

    Kuwaiti army doctors met with 386th Expeditionary Medical Group leadership to explore ways for improving partnerships and cooperation while visiting the base clinic, Oct. 16, 2019.
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