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  • 14th Medical Group’s care keeps Airmen flying high

    There are many stressors throughout a pilot’s career and being unable to fly because of a stuffy nose and a sneeze can cause a student to be pushed back if left untreated.
  • Nutritional needs; VTC in the medical field

    Since 2014, Altus AFB has not met the criteria to hire a full-time registered dietitian. Members needing dietary assistance have been referred 45 minutes away to Fort Sill. This takes time away from service members and Fort Sill can only assist a limited number of outside personnel.
  • Aeromedical Evacuation Symposium demonstrates partnership capabilities

    Members of the 10th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Flight, assigned to Ramstein’s 313th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron, demonstrated their capabilities, Jan. 17, at U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s first multinational aeromedical evacuation symposium.
  • USAFE to host first-ever 13 nation Partnership Flight Symposium

    The office of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa Surgeon General will host the first-ever African and European Partnership Flight Aeromedical Evacuation Symposium to share best practices and enhance cooperation between allied and partner countries Jan. 16-19.
  • Airman seeks to build a generation of lifesavers

    Senior Airman Selina N. Okyere has one goal in her life.“I’m trying to teach the whole nation (of Ghana) to know basic life-saving skills,” said Okyere. That’s no small undertaking; the Republic of Ghana, which is about the size of the state of Oregon, has a population of close to 29 million people. For Okyere, this goal is personal: she was born in Ghana.
  • Airman saves infant’s life

    After a long day at work we look forward to coming home to unwind into the familiar routines; picking up kids from daycare or school, coming home to take off our boots and sitting down to have a meal with our families around the table. The last thing anyone would expect is to suddenly need to save a life while in the middle of dinner. But on Oct. 24, for U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Charity Vest, 87th Aerospace Medicine Squadron operational medicine technician, her afternoon went from relaxing at home to a hectic life or death circumstance.
  • Staff sergeant shows resiliency in fight with cancer

    “You have stage two unfavorable Hodgkin’s lymphoma.” Those were the words Staff Sgt. Teresa Monteon heard her doctor say on October 19, 2015. The weight of those words hit her hard and she cried.
  • AF medics deploy to Puerto Rico, aid hurricane relief efforts

    Approximately 87 members assigned to the 633rd Medical Group departed Joint Base Langley-Eustis to set up and operate a 25-bed Expeditionary Medical Support field hospital in support of hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico, Oct. 15-17, 2017.
  • Medical technicians act as enlisted physician extenders

    Every component of Misawa needs to stay fit to fight and ready to immediately execute orders, sorties and missions across the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
  • Moody AFB Clinic, community medical providers strengthen bond

    Airmen from the 23d Medical Group (MDG) and more than 40 medical providers from the local community strengthened their working relationship through a collaboration, Sept. 15, here. The event included individual introductions of base and community medical providers, an educational presentation about the base's separate missions and duty descriptions, and a base tour which included a visit to the Warrior Athlete Center of Excellence.