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  • Public health, it’s everyone’s responsibility

    Where there is an emergency event, there are public health professionals. These professionals work hard to ensure the conditions of the community are healthy and conducive to preventing the spread of infection, contamination and disease. To ensure healthy conditions for hundreds of displaced citizens after the magnitude 6.4 earthquake on Jan. 7, 2020, Airmen from the Puerto Rico Air National Guard’s 156th Medical Group conduct weekly public health assessments at five base camps along Puerto Rico’s southern coast.
  • Guard and Reserve crucial to CCATT expansion

    CCATTs augment aeromedical evacuation crews that turn the back of an aircraft of opportunity into a flying intensive care unit. Made up of a three-person medical team, CCATTs provide advanced care, transporting severely injured or ill patients to higher levels of care. The Air Force is increasing the number of Critical Care Air Transport Teams to support future readiness requirements.
  • Texas National Guard's 6th CERFP Task Force participates in evaluation exercise

    Members of the Texas National Guard's 6th CERFP Task Force took part in a response evaluation exercise in Round Rock, Texas, Dec. 4-8. The Texas National Guard's 6th CERFP Task Force includes the 149th Medical Detachment-1 and Fatality Search and Recovery Team from the 149th Fighter Wing, an Air National Guard unit headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. This task force comprises both Air and Army National Guardsmen who may be called upon to assist first responders within FEMA region 6 - Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Mexico.
  • North Carolina Air National Guard embarks on life-saving mission amidst conversion

    As the North Carolina Air National Guard has oriented its mission with C-17 Globemaster III aircraft over the past two years, the 145th Airlift Wing and 156th Airlift Squadron have gained a real-world mission that positively impacts those in need across the globe.
  • Wounded warrior talks resiliency during tactical pause

    In the wake of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein’s Resiliency Tactical Pause directive, Master Sgt. Jose E. Rijos, Air Force Wounded Warrior ambassador, recounted the traumas of his career with his service dog, Cairo, at his side.
  • Military dentists thrive in Appalachian Care 2019’s joint-service training environment

    Individuals clad in blue and gray scrubs are moving among two rows of dental chairs; sounds of dental drills pierce the air with their distinctive whine. It’s a typical enough scene for any dental clinic, except in this case there’s nothing ordinary about it. This is Appalachian Care 2019, a unique U.S. military training mission sponsored by the Innovative Readiness Training program, which falls under the Department of Defense’s Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Reserve Integration.
  • Appalachian Care 2019: Michigan ANG leads joint medical training mission serving Virginia community

    Military medical specialists from the U.S. Air National Guard, Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Army, Army Reserve and Navy Reserve are coming together Aug. 16-29 to conduct hands-on readiness training while simultaneously providing medical care for the underserved public in Wise, Virginia.
  • Air Guard physician serves on Mercy ship

    One of the primary missions of the Air National Guard is to serve the community, state, and nation; and for Lt. Col. Glenn Mandeville, a physician assigned to the 181st Intelligence Wing Medical Group, this commitment goes beyond his Air Force service and into his everyday life as a general surgeon. Mandeville recently returned from a two week volunteer mission with the Africa Mercy hospital ship that has just finished its year long berth in Conakry Guinea. Mandeville operated as a general surgeon throughout the length of his service.
  • W.Va. Air National Guard medical personnel receive valuable, joint training during Sentry Storm 19

    Members of the West Virginia Air National Guard participated in a CASEVAC, or casualty evacuation, exercise during Sentry Storm 19, held July 20 at the Raleigh County Memorial Airport.
  • 103rd Medical Airmen train readiness, interoperability at East Central Georgia IRT

    As the sun rose over the fields of East Central Georgia, Airmen from the 103rd Medical Group, along with members of the Air Force Reserve and Navy Reserve and active duty support, opened five clinics across the region to provide no-cost medical services to underserved communities June 15-22, 2019. The clinics are part of East Central Georgia Innovative Readiness Training, or IRT, a training event sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs. The Air Force Reserve led multi-service training coordinated with Central Savannah River Area Regional Commission in Augusta, Ga.
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