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  • 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.
  • Days into IRT, troops perform more than 9,000 procedures

    After five days of clinic operations, active duty, Guard and Reserve Airmen, Sailors and Soldiers deployed in support of Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation Tri-State Innovative Readiness Training 2019 have provided quality medical care to a number of community members at temporary clinics since June 14. As of June 18, the temporary clinics at the three DAEOC Tri-State IRT sites in Sikeston, Barlow, Ky. and Cairo, Ill. have seen approximately 1,526 individual patients and performed approximately 9,554 medical, dental and optometry procedures.
  • Public Health Airmen engage civilian partners during DAEOC IRT

    Airmen deployed in support of Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation Tri-State Innovative Readiness Training 2019 coordinated with civilian agency partners to promote agency interoperability during public health site visits to multiple locations June 18.
  • Director of psychological health dedicated to normalizing mental health

    Michelle Pennington, 104th Fighter Wing director of psychological health, has been involved in social work since she was a child. She now works to promote mental health awareness for members of the 104 FW and their families, and ultimately improve their quality of life.