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  • Air Force establishes 24/7 helpline to address housing concerns

    Beginning April 30, representatives are available seven days a week, 24 hours a day, toll-free at 1-800-482-6431.
  • Project ECHO: Using telehealth to maintain a ready medical force

    The Air Force Medical Service uses telehealth to make it easier for primary care providers to consult with specialists, creating additional learning opportunities for medical Airmen and improving patient care. Project ECHO (short for Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) was developed by the University of New Mexico. The AFMS began using a modified version in 2012 to improve the ability to connect medical Airmen with specialty providers at other military treatment facilities.
  • Researchers study factors influencing Airmen’s tobacco use during technical training

    The Air Force strictly regulates tobacco use during basic and technical training, but some Airmen still use it. Air Force researchers are working with the University of Virginia to uncover why Airmen use tobacco.
  • ‘Big Willie’ hosts soldiers traveling to Harvey relief

    The 59th Medical Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland is currently hosting roughly 500-Soldiers in the old Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center as they prepare to deploy to areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.
  • Air Force officer leads SAMMC Emergency Department

    “Trauma team to the trauma room; trauma team to the trauma room.”
  • Roberson impressed by 59th MDW warrior medics

    Seeing first-hand how the 59th Medical Wing is “setting the standard” for innovation throughout the Department of Defense, Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, commander, Air Education and Training Command, toured the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center May 11 to get an inside glimpse of the organization.
  • 'Diving' promotes healing in 59th MDW's hyperbaric chamber

    Going diving at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center is helping wounded warriors, diabetics and cancer patients recover more quickly from their ailments.But the dives are not quite what people might picture. There is no plunging into deep waters.Instead, members of the 59th Medical Specialties Squadron's Hyperbaric Medicine Flight use two
  • Reservists respond to vehicle accident, help save lives

    After completing two combined training assemblies, four 433rd Airlift Wing Airmen began a three-hour journey home to Houston, Texas, Aug 16., when they came upon an automobile accident on Interstate Highway 10.
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