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  • Strengthening Trusted Care culture in Air Force medicine

    On October 26th, 2017, over 130 leaders across various health care organizations gathered to listen to Lt. Col. Christian Lyons and Lt. Col. Michael Fea speak on Trusted Care’s aim of positioning the Air Force Medical Service as a high reliability organization.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Military working dogs get booties

    Summer temperatures above 100 degrees are not uncommon for Indian Springs, Nev. Winter temperatures are often well below freezing. These weather conditions are a frequent occurrence for Creech and can be dangerous for Airmen, especially the four-legged ones, military working dogs.
  • 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.
  • Partnership with British National Health Service helps Lakenheath surgeons maintain readiness

    There are 76 Air Force-led military treatment facilities around the world, and one of their primary missions is to train medical Airmen and sustain the medical skills they need for deployment. However, many MTFs do not have enough volume of trauma and specialty surgery cases for surgical teams to maintain medical readiness. To solve this challenge,
  • AFMOA medic and spouse save life using CPR training

    What was supposed to be a relaxing holiday at home for Lt. Col. Joshua Sean Curtis, Air Force Medical Operations Agency electronic health record branch chief and his wife, Anne, a nurse practitioner, ended up being one of the most stressful positions for any medical professional – resuscitating a dying man. “I never thought, on Presidents Day, in
  • Mentorship program refines medical techniques, fosters Misawa community relationships

    The Indo-Asia-Pacific region is infamous for earthquakes, typhoons and tsunamis; military medical facilities and personnel must stay ready for anything.  To guarantee medical personnel are prepared, senior leaders from around the Air Force were sponsored by the Air Force Medical Operations Agency, Air Force Surgeon General, to initiate the Small
  • New Air Force physical therapy fellowship to offer “pinnacle of training”

    A new Air Force Academy fellowship that trains Airmen to be embedded physical therapists recently received accreditation from the American Physical Therapy Association as an Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship, in time for the program’s first students to graduate this summer. The first of its kind in the U.S. military, the Air Force
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