• Military medical team supports hospital in Oklahoma City

    In response to a request for assistance, Air Force medical personnel recently deployed to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to support INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center. This support is part of a larger response led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency assisting hospitals across the United States.

  • Medical readiness training through the pandemic

    The 59th Medical Readiness Training Center continues to provide the highest level of training for medics across the Air Force Medical Service prior to deployment as well as ensuring skills remain current.

  • Total Force medics help support FEMA in vaccine efforts

    As of April 29, approximately 1.5 million people worldwide have tested positive for COVID-19, making vaccination efforts more crucial than ever.A team of approx. 140 Airmen from 24 bases spread throughout the U.S. have come together in St. Paul, Minn., to help support the Federal Emergency

  • How medics earn their wings

    As the only training unit for the aeromedical evacuation career field, the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Training Squadron instructs all active duty, Guard and Reserve Airmen in the upgrade process to become flight nurses and AE technicians. The training culminates in a check-ride, on board an

  • 379th EMDG Airmen work to complete MedicX skills certifications

    Medical personnel with the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group have been learning how to swab for COVID-19 testing as part of the Air Force Surgeon General’s MedicX initiative, which is meant to train non-clinical Airmen to perform simple medical tasks relevant to real-world threats.

  • ARNORTH to expand military COVID-19 operations to North Dakota

    At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Defense is deploying approximately 60 U.S. Air Force medical personnel to support hospitals across multiple locations in North Dakota. U.S. Army North (ARNORTH), the Joint Force Land Component Command of U.S Northern

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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