• AZ Guard Airmen train to operate patient decontamination station

    A community’s ability to cope with a mass casualty event depends on the capabilities of its first responders and public health professionals to handle a sudden surge in demand of patients with resource-intensive and specialized medical needs. For the members of the 161st Air Refueling Wing’s Medical

  • Aeromedical Squadron recognized AFRC’s best

    The 446th Airlift Wing Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron was recognized as the Air Force Reserve Command’s Squadron of the Year, Outstanding AFRC Aeromedical Aircrew Officer of the Year and Outstanding AFRC Aeromedical Aircrew SNCO of the Year.

  • Air Force supports Guatemala volcano relief efforts

    Volcán de Fuego (Spanish for "Volcano of Fire") erupted in Guatemala, near the village of San Miguel Los Lotes, on June 3, 2018, leaving more than 100 dead, 200 injured, and thousands displaced and in need of support. Air Force medical personnel and aircraft from many units are involved in relief

  • BEEliners enable AE mission

    It’s a Sunday morning on Travis Air Force Base, California, and a flight line normally buzzing with activity is unusually void of the sounds one would expect from the busiest military air terminal in the United States. The lull does not last long.

  • An AFMS look at aeromedical evacuation

    An AFMS look at an aeromedical evacuation mission from the 11th Medical Group Aeromedical Staging Facility at Joint Base Andrews, Md., the primary East Coast hub for aeromedical evacuations, returning sick or injured patients from Europe, Africa, and the Middle East to the U.S.

  • AF tests en route wound care device

    Air Force Medical Evaluation and Support Activity engineers and medics successfully tested a new multi-channel wound vacuum system, a device that would improve aeromedical evacuation crews’ capability to deliver life-saving en route wound care. AFMESA routinely performs operational testing of

  • 59th Medical Wing executes five missions at once

    The 59th Medical Wing orchestrated five air transport missions simultaneously during the week of April 16th through the 20th. The Air Force's premier healthcare, medical education and research, and readiness wing flexed global capability by delivering expert healthcare to patients in multiple

  • Trusted Care brought order to chaos after Hurricane Maria

    Soon after hurricanes struck the Caribbean and southern U.S. in the fall of 2017, Air Force medics deployed to the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands and brought along their Trusted Care culture to help evacuate patients safely and effectively from the storm ravaged island.

  • Air Force Medicine during the Vietnam War

    By the height of the Vietnam War in the late 1960’s, the U.S. Air Force had 1,900 medics conducting medical operations in Southeast Asia. The steady aeromedical evacuation and in-theater care performed by the Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) in Southeast Asia drove innovation and evolution in flight

  • USAFE to host first-ever 13 nation Partnership Flight Symposium

    The office of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa Surgeon General will host the first-ever African and European Partnership Flight Aeromedical Evacuation Symposium to share best practices and enhance cooperation between allied and partner countries Jan. 16-19.

  • 455 EAES Airman provides critical care anywhere

    When injured Airmen need to be transported, medical care can’t stop mid-flight and it is the 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Airmen who make sure that doesn’t happen.