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  • Reservists, Guardsmen participate in Exercise Nexus Dawn

    Reserve Citizen Airmen and National Guardsmen traveled to multiple military installations in California last week to take part in their units’ first major West Coast readiness exercise since COVID-19.
  • Aeromedics “Reserve Ready” for the future

    Aeromedical evacuation squadrons from across the Air Force Reserve Command joined together to conduct aeromedical and aircraft familiarization training on the newest refueling airframe in the Air Force - the KC-46A Pegasus - creating the very first all-reserve crew to fly the next-generation aircraft. Over the course of three days, AE squadrons from the 446th Airlift Wing, 94th AW, 908th AW, and 927th Air Refueling Wing tested their medical proficiencies on the newest addition to the tanker fleet.
  • How medics earn their wings

    As the only training unit for the aeromedical evacuation career field, the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Training Squadron instructs all active duty, Guard and Reserve Airmen in the upgrade process to become flight nurses and AE technicians. The training culminates in a check-ride, on board an in-flight aircraft, where the student is expected to successfully treat a simulated patient in varying degrees of distress.
  • DoD tests VR suicide prevention training at Scott, Travis AFBs

    The 30-minute training is aimed to help Airmen’s comfort in engaging with others to prevent suicide.
  • AMC hosts operational demonstration for latest AE innovation

    Air Mobility Command hosted the final operational demonstration for a portable and constructable ramp, or Patient Loading System, used to safely on and offload patients to high-deck aircraft, such as the KC-10 Extender, KC-46 Pegasus and KC-135 Stratotanker.
  • AFRL neurotechnology partnership aims to accelerate learning

    It may sound like something straight out of a sci-fi movie, but an Air Force Research Laboratory team is turning science fiction into reality to help warfighters unlock the powers of the brain. The Individualized Neural Learning System, or iNeuraLS, is a new augmented learning platform that will enable rapid learning by closed-loop modulation of cognitive states during skill acquisition. Essentially, the AFRL team seeks to develop a capability that will give Airmen the ability to rapidly acquire knowledge and skills on the fly through direct brain interfaces with the help of neurotechnologies.
  • 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.
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