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  • Interagency exercise boosts medical readiness

    The 99th Medical Group, Department of Veterans Affairs and Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps participated in a federal coordination exercise, Feb. 19, simulating a mass airlift operation to extract casualties following a disaster.

  • 920th RQW Airmen prepare for human spaceflight

    To prepare for the arrival of human space flight tests next year, the 920th Rescue Wing along with the DoD Human Space Flight Support Office, NASA and SpaceX personnel joined forces to plan and execute a realistic medical evacuation exercise at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Oct. 25.

  • Air National Guard pararescue specialists train at Northern Strike 18

    Service members from all four branches taking part in Northern Strike 18 participated in a joint mass-casualty exercise, Aug. 10, 2018. This exercise enabled multiple units to work together to tackle complex issues, while securing, treating, extricating and evacuating simulated casualties.

  • AZ Guard Airmen train to operate patient decontamination station

    A community’s ability to cope with a mass casualty event depends on the capabilities of its first responders and public health professionals to handle a sudden surge in demand of patients with resource-intensive and specialized medical needs. For the members of the 161st Air Refueling Wing’s Medical

  • C-STARS visit highlights trauma training

    Assessing and treating critically injured warfighters is no easy task for Air Force medics with two feet firmly planted on the ground. At 35,000 feet in the air, the ability to provide care is even more of a challenge, requiring in-depth, realistic training and readiness for medic team success. The

  • New Horizons Embedded Health Engagement provides unparalleled training

    As with most tasks, hands-on education remains one of the most effective training methods of both learning and maintaining skills. For some medical professionals participating in Exercise New Horizons 2018, hands-on training comes in the form of fully submerging into local clinics.

  • AFNORTH wraps up EMEDS exercise

    Air Forces Northern Surgeon General’s office members wrapped up their evaluation of an Expeditionary Medical Support (EMEDS) confirmation field exercise, April 20.

  • AFNORTH surgeon general team evaluates DSCA medical response capabilities

    Two members of Air Forces Northern’s Surgeon General’s office are watching months of their planning efforts unfold here during an Expeditionary Medical Support confirmation field exercise, April 16-21, as they evaluate the 81st Medical Group’s response to simulated tornado aftermath.

  • Airmen treat "patient" during EMEDS exercise

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Khaliha Love, left, and Senior Airman Glen Snyder, medics assigned to the 81st Medical Group, Keesler Air Force Base, treat a “patient” during the Expeditionary Medical Support (EMEDS) field confirmation exercise facility build-up portion at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, April

  • Women need to make time for their health

    Each October, women are reminded to put themselves first and make time for their health. Making your health a priority helps you stay in optimum shape and keeps illnesses and disease at bay.

  • Partnerships strengthened during medical exchange

    Delivering medical academics in the classroom and hands-on training in the field, the 353rd Special Operations Group medical team proactively engaged with their Australian military counterparts throughout Talisman Saber 2017, a biennial military exercise from June 23 to July 25, 2017, throughout

  • AF Reserve medics stay sharp with Exercise Avian

    Nearly 100 Citizen Airmen from the 413th Aeromedical Staging Squadron out of Robins Air Force Base, Ga., traveled to Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga., from Aug. 4-6 to participate in the first-ever Exercise Avian 2017.The exercise trained 413th ASTS members on their ability to medically and

  • Joint medical exercise hits the beach

    The 920th Aeromedical Staging Squadron hosted the fifth annual MEDBEACH, a joint service exercise, to prepare military medical personnel for deployments by offering realistic hands-on scenarios one could encounter during combat. The exercise also provided 920th RQW reservists an opportunity to work

  • Be Good to your Heart: Tips for a Healthy Exercise Regimen

    Exercise can do loads of good to your body, including keeping your heart healthy!  According to the Heart and Vascular Institute of the Cleveland Clinic1, exercise not only improves your heart health, it also reduces your heart disease risk factors.  Below are tips on safe exercise that will give

  • Tips for staying safe and healthy during winter

    With snow and other weather hazards, winter carries with it a unique set of issues that can impact health and overall well-being. January is Winter Safety Month, and extreme winter weather, including hypothermia and frostbite, can be a health risk.Capt. Regan Stiegmann is a Preventive Medicine

  • Healthy Aging Starts Sooner Than You Think

    While it may not seem like something young Airmen should be concerned about, staying healthy in old age starts with being healthy at a younger age. “By investing time and effort into quality diet and exercise habits, we will prevent future geriatric patients from being as sick and debilitated as