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  • Fit to fight: One fighter wing at a time

    As aviators, knowing proper maintenance of aircraft is key to providing combat capabilities. Just as aircraft need to be maintained and ready to fly, optimizing the human weapon system is also critical. Pilots themselves must be healthy and ready to fight tonight. To ensure pilots are ready at a moment’s notice, the 1st Fighter Wing has embedded U.S. Air Force Capt. Michelle Jilek, a physical therapist with the 633rd Medical Operations Squadron, to help increase mission effectiveness.
  • 59th Medical Wing integrates missions, strengthens operational medical readiness

    The 59th Medical Wing activated the 559th Medical Squadron in a redesignation ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio - Randolph, Texas, Oct. 30, 2019, after deactivating the 359th Medical Group. The squadron will continue the mission of providing comprehensive health services for nearly 25,000 eligible beneficiaries in the greater San Antonio area.
  • 43rd, 375th AES conduct TIS training at JB Charleston

    Members of the 43rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron from Pope Army Air Field, North Carolina, and 375th AES from Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, conducted a Transport Isolation System training exercise to maintain readiness at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, October 21-24.
  • 509th MDG launches Project HeRO at Whiteman AFB

    The 509th Medical Group launched a new Air Force Health and Readiness Optimization program at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, Oct. 10.
  • Transition Spotlight: Chief Master Sgt. Julie Bottroff

    The Defense Health Agency is in the process of assuming administration and management of all U.S.-based military treatment facilities. This transition is expected to have minimal impact to medical staff and patients, but is the next major step in a process that should improve patient care and readiness across the Military Health System. The U.S. Air force Surgeon General Public Affairs Office spoke with Chief Master Sgt. Julie Bottroff, the senior enlisted advisor for DHA’s Education and Training Directorate about her roles and view on the transition.
  • Upgraded readiness: 173rd MXG stocks upgraded mass-casualty first aid kits

    Oregon Governor Kate Brown has challenged organizations across the state to be ready—ready for a possible but, growing likelihood of a Cascadia subduction zone earthquake, for other natural disasters like flooding or a Tsunami—essentially for whatever comes our way. The Oregon Air National Guard’s charter for emergency response in the state and the commander-in-chief’s challenge have units like the 173rd Fighter Wing looking for ways to improve overall readiness.
  • Osan medics train for battlefield care

    Medics from the 51st Medical Group participated in multiple two-day Tactical Combat Casualty Care training courses recently at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. TCCC is a joint training course that provides medical personnel with capabilities to serve in hostile combat conditions.
  • Mobility Guardian enhances U.S. partnerships, interoperability with Allies

    Air Mobility Command’s premier, large scale exercise designed to validate readiness would not be nearly as robust without participation of partners from the international community. More importantly, providing Rapid Global Mobility would not be possible without the support of the U.S.’s international partners.
  • Midnight Sun Guardians participate in Gobi Wolf 2019

    The Mongolia National Emergency Management Administration, Mongolian Armed Forces and local Mongolian agencies partnered with their U.S. counterparts, including Airmen from the 176th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, in Sainshand, Mongolia, during exercise Gobi Wolf 2019. The exercise centered around a simulated response to a catastrophic earthquake in Dornogovi Province.
  • DHA to provide integrated health and readiness

    Beginning Oct. 1, all medical treatment facilities in the continental United States across all branches of the military will integrate under the Defense Health Agency. Under this new umbrella, the 21st Medical Group will support DHA’s four-part aim of improved readiness, better health, better care and lower costs.
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