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  • Airmen test readiness during training exercise

    A 50-member Contingency Response Element assigned to the 821st Contingency Response Group operated out of Amedee Army Airfield, California, and partnered with the 60th Air Mobility Wing, during a readiness exercise, Jan. 31 to Feb. 2.
  • Strengthening Trusted Care culture in Air Force medicine

    On October 26th, 2017, over 130 leaders across various health care organizations gathered to listen to Lt. Col. Christian Lyons and Lt. Col. Michael Fea speak on Trusted Care’s aim of positioning the Air Force Medical Service as a high reliability organization.
  • Airman proves the importance of mission readiness on Trusted Care

    November 12, 2016 began as another normal day at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan for Senior Airman Nicole Moore. That day was anything but normal.
  • Airman upholds the Trusted Care principles through the delivery of efficient care and patient satisfaction

    For U.S. Air Force MSgt Ashley Strong, delivering patient-centered Trusted Care is more than a policy. For this Air Force dental flight chief, Trusted Care is about using the expertise and experiences of all Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) Airmen at every level to find better ways to provide quality, patient-centered care.
  • Just get it done – vaccinations play vital readiness role

    Airmen deploy around the world to many different continents, countries and environments. Assignments to these locations expose Airmen to unique health risks, including infectious diseases rarely seen in the U.S. Staying current with all required vaccinations is vital to ensuring Airmen are mission ready.
  • Medically ready to be mission ready

    From periodic health assessments to regular dental exams, every Airman should know the importance of maintaining their Individual Medical Readiness (IMR) at all times.
  • Military working dogs keep their bite with the help of Air Force dentists

    Every Airman knows the importance of medical readiness. From the clinic to combat, the Air Force is equipped with healthcare providers ready to deliver the necessary care. This also means providing care for military working dogs. Air Force dentists extend their services to help man’s best friend ensure their readiness and to prevent any impact on the mission.
  • Air Force Medicine in the Korean War

    The Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) became independent from the U.S. Army in 1949, just four years after the end of World War II. The Korean War, just a year later, was the first opportunity for the new medical arm of the U.S. Air Force to demonstrate its value in a wartime situation. Many of the lessons learned and process developed in that conflict are still vital to the AFMS mission today.
  • Highlights from the 2017 AFMS Senior Leadership Workshop

    The Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) hosted the Senior Leadership Workshop for medical leaders at the National Conference Center, Dec. 4-8, 2017, in Leesburg, Va.
  • Innovative PT program increases readiness downrange

    With the help of a colleague, Capt. Eric Walter, 386th Expeditionary Medical Group physical therapy element chief, has developed a proactive approach to physical therapy at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.
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