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  • Project ECHO: Using telehealth to maintain a ready medical force

    The Air Force Medical Service uses telehealth to make it easier for primary care providers to consult with specialists, creating additional learning opportunities for medical Airmen and improving patient care. Project ECHO (short for Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) was developed by the University of New Mexico. The AFMS began using a modified version in 2012 to improve the ability to connect medical Airmen with specialty providers at other military treatment facilities.
  • Interagency exercise boosts medical readiness

    The 99th Medical Group (MDG), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) took part in an exercise called Operation Foremost Endeavor where injured individuals in a simulated disaster were airlifted to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 19.
  • Virtual training platform maintains, improves military surgeon’s skills

    It is vital for medical Airmen to continuously maintain and improve their skills. To access more training opportunities, military surgeons are looking to virtual training platforms. The Air Force is working with sister services to study a virtual training platform called Crowd-Sourced Assessment of Technical Skills, or C-SATS. C-SATS provides specialized training for surgeons to further improve their specialized skills.
  • 920th RQW Airmen prepare for human spaceflight

    To prepare for the arrival of human space flight tests next year, the 920th Rescue Wing along with the DoD Human Space Flight Support Office, NASA and SpaceX personnel joined forces to plan and execute a realistic medical evacuation exercise at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Oct. 25.
  • USAFSAM readies operational mental health care providers

    The U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine has set up Air Force’s first operational training program for embedded mental health care providers and technicians, preparing them to join Integrated Operational Support teams.
  • Robotics key to medical Airmen recruitment, retention, readiness

    With surgical robots becoming the standard of care across many specialties, the Air Force Medical Service is keeping up with the latest advancements to provide the best patient care and maintain Airman readiness.
  • ANG medics maintain readiness with University of Kansas Health System

    Air National Guard Airmen are key to supporting Total Force readiness. Training agreements with civilian hospitals are vital to helping them achieve this support.
  • Air National Guard pararescue specialists train at Northern Strike 18

    Service members from all four branches taking part in Northern Strike 18 participated in a joint mass-casualty exercise, Aug. 10, 2018. This exercise enabled multiple units to work together to tackle complex issues, while securing, treating, extricating and evacuating simulated casualties.
  • Tropic Care Maui County 2018 clinic opens at UH Maui College

    A U.S. military health care clinic was launched at the University of Hawaii Maui College on Saturday, providing no-cost medical, vision, and dental services to the public from Aug. 11-19.
  • 374th MDG hosts Joint Bilateral CBRN training

    Medical personnel from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Ft. Dietrick, Maryland, came to Yokota Air Base, Japan, to host the Offsite Medical Management of Chemical and Biological Casualties (MCBC) Short Course, August 6-8, 2018.
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