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  • Growing the Flowers family business: Longest-serving Airman promotes son to brigadier general

    U.S. Air Force promotions are significant moments in every Airman’s career, but for Brig. Gen. Alfred K. Flowers, Jr., Air Force Medical Service Manpower, Personnel and Resources director, his promotion also means continuing in the Flowers family business. On September 7, Flowers, Jr. pinned on his current rank by retired Maj. Gen. Alfred K. Flowers, Sr., who is the longest-serving Airman in U.S. Air Force history.
  • Air Force Medical Service general honored by alma mater

    Brig. Gen. James “Jay” Burks is a member of the inaugural Hall of Fame class at his alma mater, Irmo High School, in his home town of Irmo, S.C.
  • Hard work earns commission for Edwards staff sergeant

    An Airman with the 412th Medical Group was recently selected to commission as a second lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps.  Staff Sgt. DeAnn Lopez, currently serving as the group practice manager for the 412th MDG, is expected to commission and attend Commissioned Officer Training at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, sometime early in 2017.
  • Hispanic Heritage Springboards Ability to Foster Relations with Partner Nations

    During National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 to October 15, the Department of Defense recognizes the contributions made by and the important presence of Hispanics in the United States military, and celebrates their heritage and culture.  The Air Force Medical Service salutes its own Hispanic Airmen who contribute to the mission of the Air
  • 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,” said Maj. Tyler Grunewald, an International Health
  • 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 program. His career path is a strong example of how a
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