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  • Offutt Airman saves newborn minutes from death

    After severe weather left many with property damage, and even more without power, a patient missing an appointment might have been easily overlooked. But for Senior Airman Taylor Scherff, 55th Medical Group Pediatric Clinic medical technician, something didn’t sit right. She knew she couldn’t wait for the normal call-back to happen, so she took it upon herself to reach the family.
  • Deployed med group keeps Airmen, Coalition members in the fight

    Military members across the various U.S. service branches are all expected to maintain certain physical fitness standards in order to be fit to fight. But what happens when those military members get injured or come down with an illness while deployed?
  • 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 various locations in Australia.
  • 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.
  • Eglin medical Airmen win emergency medic competition for the second year

    A team of medical technicians from the 96th Medical Group won the Emergency Medical Technician Rodeo at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico for the second consecutive year.
  • AETC’s Aerospace Medicine: Last hope for every recruit’s medical waiver

    Air Education and Training Command Surgeon General’s Aerospace Medicine Division reviewed more than 45,000 case files for medical waivers in fiscal year 2016, averaging about 25 cases per person per work day.The Physical Standards Branch, or SGPS, is an 11-person office and serves as the designated service medical waiver authority for all
  • Staying cool under pressure

    Constantly on high alert, and not knowing when or where an attack might occur, serving in a deployed environment can test even the most experienced Airmen. For 16 members of the 446th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, a recent deployment to Afghanistan was anything but routine.
  • Airman welcomes life into Misawa

    "Labor is like a box of chocolates--you never know what you're gonna get," according to some mothers while describing the process, referencing Forrest Gump. At Misawa Air Base, uncertainties still exist, but one guarantee is the doctors, like Capt. Paola Rosa, a 35th Surgical Operations Squadron obstetrics and gynecologist physician, will stand by
  • Healing from invisible wounds: The other side of the story

    Chanda D’Angelo was in a frenzy; she quickly washed all the clothes in her home, zoomed the vacuum across every floor, wiped down every surface, cleaned out the refrigerator and stove and scrubbed the windows and mirrors until they were spotless. Exhausted, she had just enough time to get her hair and nails done – everything had to be perfect for her husband’s return.
  • 386 AEW physical therapists keep service members fit to fight

    SOUTHWEST ASIA -- In a deployed environment, injuries happen. Whether they occur in the performance of duty or through the course of physical exercise, they have the potential to impact the mission. Each individual in the military, and their ability to perform their duties, plays an important role in the success of the greater mission. For the
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