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  • A look back at the attack on the USS Cole

    On the morning of October 12, 2000, the USS Cole, a guided-missile destroyer, docked at the Port of Aden off the coast of Yemen for refueling. In a small boat, a suicide bomber approached the destroyer, detonated alongside, which left a 40 to 60-foot hold on the port side of the ship.

  • Like father, like son

    While following in family members’ footsteps is a fairly common motivation for joining for many service members, it’s not as common to be able to serve at the same time, much less in the same unit. Take the father-son duo of Staff Sgts. Dexter and Dylan Callais, for example.

  • PACAF critical care

    Personnel assigned to the 735th Air Mobility Squadron transport a Negative Pressure Conex-Lite from an Alaska Air National Guard 144th Airlift Squadron C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

  • Reservists sharpen readiness, build relationships at Resolute Sentinel

    Resolute Sentinel is a new 12th Air Force (Air Force Southern)-led U.S. Southern Command exercise first held in 2021. Resolute Sentinel evolved from the longstanding New Horizons and Beyond the Horizons, annual joint humanitarian assistance exercises in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • Aeromedical Evacuation crews train on new aircraft

    Members of the 36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron from Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, trained on the newest airframe available to them, the KC-46A Pegasus, an air refueling tanker from the 916th Air Refueling Wing from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina.

  • Operation Allies Refuge: One year later

    One year ago, the U.S. Air Force performed the largest non-combatant evacuation operation in U.S. history, Operation Allies Refuge, which saw to the successful evacuation of 124,334 individuals from Afghanistan.

  • Urgent care in the air

    Hickam Airmen work alongside Airmen from Travis Air Force Base, California, and Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, during an aeromedical evacuation at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

  • 9th ARS partners with AE for atypical mission

    Airmen from the 9th Air Refueling Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, California, provided emergency aeromedical evacuation of a patient, May 23, 2022, from Osan Air Base, Korea, to Kelly Field, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

  • Air Force medical professionals learn craft in AFRL simulators

    The U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, one of two mission units in the 711th Human Performance Wing, part of the Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, is now home to a total of eight aircraft simulators with various capabilities, which help prepare medical Airmen for aeromedical

  • The language of medicine: Coalition partners tour the 405th EAES

    The 405th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron opened its doors for the Italian Air Force Aeromedical Evacuation counterparts on March 23, 2022, showcasing its capabilities, processes and set up of the C-130 Hercules aircraft for medical evacuations.

  • AFMS looks at role on National Vietnam War Veterans Day

    Each year on March 29 the nation honors the service and sacrifices of Vietnam War veterans for National Vietnam War Veterans Day. This date marks the day the last U.S. combat troops departed Vietnam, on March 29, 1973.

  • Travis AFB medics train with UC Davis Health

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the 60th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron partnered with service members from UC Davis Health, California, to hone in AE and Critical Care Air Transport Team procedures, at Travis Air Force Base, California, March 22, 2022.