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  • Medical squadron commander puts whole patient in focus

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- For Hanscom’s newly-minted 66th Medical Squadron commander, Col. Russell Pinard, running his squadron is a return to hands-on medical care. Pinard, an optometrist, has run both small medical facilities like the 61st Medical Squadron at Los Angeles Air Force Base and been part of a team of medical professionals
  • U.S. and Peruvian air force share medical knowledge, experience

    Nine medical and aviation personnel from the U.S. Air Force traveled to Lima, Peru as part of a subject matter expert exchange with the Peruvian air force May 15-19, 2017.   During the five-day engagement, the U.S. Airmen worked closely with their Peruvian counterparts to share information on medical training, standards and evaluation, and public
  • AMC’s medical community collaborates to improve care

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Medical group commanders, aeromedical squadron commanders and superintendents from across Air Mobility Command gathered here May 22 to 23, 2017 to learn how to improve care within their military treatment facilities.“It is about a change in culture,” said Brig. Gen. Lee Payne, AMC surgeon general. “The Air Force
  • Enlisted Airmen selected for 2017 nursing program

    Almost three dozen active-duty enlisted Airmen have been selected for the 2017 Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program following the April 17-19, 2017, selection board at the Air Force Personnel Center.
  • National Emergency Medical Services week

    National Emergency Medical Services week kicks off May 22, 2017. As an essential public function, EMS practitioners are a vital component of emergency medicine. However, their life-saving services are often overlooked. National EMS week, established in 1974, serves to honor EMS practitioners and their contributions to families and communities across the United States.
  • Medical Group shuts down last EMEDS tent, moves to new facility

    In a new chapter in the storied Red Tails legacy, the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group is slated to close the last active Expeditionary Medical Support System tent in the Air Force Central Command region.
  • Algerian triplets join Air Force for better future

    Their journey has carried them over thousands of miles, from a barren region in Africa to California’s Simi Valley where eventually the Harchaoui triplets — Myriam, Rabah and Warda — would join the U.S. Air Force. Scott Air Force Base is now home to Myriam, who recently reflected on her unique journey.
  • Care Under Fire: Nurses provide medical, emotional support for those in need

    A doctor’s office can induce feelings of uncertainty and anguish, but those emotions quickly fade away when a warmhearted nurse greets you.
  • 355th Medical Group increases patient access through collaboration

    Leadership from medical treatment facilities across Air Combat Command met at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, to share their patient access to care success stories April 5-6, 2017.
  • Air National Guard chief first woman promoted into education role

    (This feature is part of the "Through Airmen's Eyes" series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.) Chief Master Sgt. Paula C. Shawhan is not the type of woman to wait idly for her stars to align.
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