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  • Air Force Medicine bolsters medical training for non-clinical specialties

    The Air Force Medical Service is adding medical training to its non-patient care career fields to increase the number of Airmen able to provide support in mass casualty and other emergencies. The initiative, called Medic-X, equips all Air Force medics with the type of skills medical facility leaders need in situations requiring additional manpower. The initiative provides foundational, tactical clinical support that would maximize medical capabilities.
  • Sports medicine innovations improve TACP health, readiness

    Tactical Air Control Party Airmen have a unique job. They embed with units on the front lines of battlefields to call in air strikes during a fight. Over the past two and a half years, the Air Force has changed its approach from reactive to preventative medicine, partnering TACP squadrons with medical professionals to bring medical care directly to Airmen in their units.
  • Public Health Emergency Officers balance risk and mission during crisis

    The COVID-19 pandemic pushed the role of Air Force public health emergency officers to the forefront. PHEOs are military treatment facility staff who are designated to serve as a resource to help guide installation commanders during a large scale public health incident. They provide expertise and recommendations to base leadership on how to respond, mitigate, and control the incident as well as coordinate information and response activities with local community health officials.
  • Air Force BMT integrates tactical combat casualty care course for all Airmen

    During the tactical combat casual care course, service members learn lifesaving skills to render basic medical aid to a trauma casualty.
  • Fairchild KC-135 supports aeromedical evacuation training at Travis

    Team Fairchild provided KC-135 Stratotanker support during aeromedical evacuation training for the 43rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, Feb. 10-11. Training consisted of familiarization of the KC-135 airframe for emergency evacuation procedures, simulated in-flight medical emergencies, aircraft emergency simulations and medical equipment for both Fairchild and Travis Airmen in order to qualify for semi-annual requirements.
  • Air Force partners with University of Nebraska Medical Center for infectious disease proficiency

    The Air Force is creating a program to best prepare medical Airmen to respond to infectious disease threats that could impact military personnel and operations. The U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine is developing a training program with the University of Nebraska Medical Center through the Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills Omaha program. The program launched in 2018 and Airmen are set to begin taking classes in October.
  • Goodfellow AFB's 312th TRS modernizes emergency medical responders course

    The 312th Training Squadron at Goodfellow Air Force Base recently acquired new and improved HAL Manikins as a training tool in the Emergency Medical Responders course.
  • 19th AW conducts ATSO Rodeo

    The 19th Airlift Wing conducted a radiological aircraft recovery training exercise at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Jan. 23, 2020, as part of new monthly Ability to Survive and Operate exercises in order to maintain full spectrum readiness.
  • 43rd, 375th AES conduct TIS training at JB Charleston

    Members of the 43rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron from Pope Army Air Field, North Carolina, and 375th AES from Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, conducted a Transport Isolation System training exercise to maintain readiness at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, October 21-24.
  • Osan medics train for battlefield care

    Medics from the 51st Medical Group participated in multiple two-day Tactical Combat Casualty Care training courses recently at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. TCCC is a joint training course that provides medical personnel with capabilities to serve in hostile combat conditions.
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