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  • ‘The people and the mission’: Retiring Air Force Surgeon General reflects on challenges, triumphs and growth

    When Lt. Gen. Dorothy A. Hogg assumed the role of Air Force Surgeon General in 2018, she saw an opportunity to carve out a renewed readiness vision and foster a culture of innovation for the Air Force Medical Service. After three years in the highest position in the AFMS, and more than 37 years of active duty service, Hogg retires June 4.
  • AFRL opens research altitude chambers, becomes force in aerospace physiology

    When Airmen are flying at 50,000 feet, they have to be prepared for every situation. And every piece of equipment that goes up with them must be able to function under the pressures of flight as well.   At the Air Force Research Laboratory, ensuring pilots, air crews, and all flight equipment can withstand various pressures, is one of the missions in the lab’s 711th Human Performance Wing, where research and aerospace medicine converge to enhance the performance and readiness of operational Airmen.
  • Air Force Surgeon General briefs House members on COVID-19 response, future of Air Force medicine

    Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force Surgeon General, testified Tuesday, May 25, before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense at a hearing on Defense Health and Medical Readiness.
  • Military medicine heroes recognized for COVID-19 pandemic response

    The COVID-19 pandemic will have a lifetime impact on how military medicine is conducted, Defense Health Agency Director Army Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Ronald Place told the Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) for the Advancement of Military Medicine "Heroes of Military Medicine" awards ceremony May 6, in Washington, D.C.
  • Air Force Surgeon General briefs Senate on COVID-19 response

    Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force Surgeon General, testified Tuesday, April 20, at a hearing on the Defense Health Program before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense.
  • Surgeon General emphasizes step up, step out impact

    Stepping up and stepping out was the message given by the U.S. Air Force and Space Force surgeon general, Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, when she spoke at the Columbus Women’s History Month luncheon, Mar. 12, 2021, hosted by Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. Hogg visited Columbus AFB to share her experiences throughout her career and to emphasize the important contributions women have made in the military.
  • Air Force maintains medical mission supporting Space Force

    The U.S. Space Force was established in December 2019 as a lean, mission-focused branch of military service and is supported by a medical team charged with maintaining readiness for both the Guardians who operate and protect U.S. space capabilities and the Airmen assigned to Space Force units.
  • Air Force Surgeon General’s annual workshop concludes, focuses on “refusing to lose”

    The Air Force Surgeon General’s annual Senior Leadership Workshop wrapped up on December 9 after three days of informative virtual sessions and speakers whose presentations brought into focus the theme of “Accelerate, Change or Lose.” Day three focused on refusing to lose by recognizing challenges to resiliency, representation and relationships that if not remedied could be barriers to success.
  • A passion for helping and leading: Nurse leads Air Force Medical Service

    A profession that faces disease and trauma and requires long hours on their feet may deter some, but for nurses, this profession was chosen to serve and ensure the health of those who live in their communities.
  • Air Force Surgeon General briefs Congress on value of military medicine

    Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, the U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, testified Thursday, March 5, before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense at a hearing on Defense Health Program funding.
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