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  • AF to field new bladder relief device, working toward “suite of options”

    The Air Force is slated to receive the first shipment of the Omni Gen. 3 Skydrate, an improved in-flight bladder relief device, early next month.
  • Local military medical units combine into medical market

    The 96th Medical Group and Defense Health Agency leadership marked the forming of a new military medical organization during a market establishment ceremony here, Nov. 15.
  • Eglin medics among heroes of Operation Allies Welcome

    “We could not be prouder of their efforts,” acknowledged Brig. Gen. Michael B. Lalor, deputy commanding general of Task Force Eagle about the assembly of military, civilian and contract workers here supporting Operation Allies Welcome. Lalor’s comment referenced the work of deployed medical personnel from the 321st Air Expeditionary Group, which has been here since late-July providing “exceptional care and support,” in the general’s words, for the Afghan resettlement mission.
  • Eglin family doctor battles COVID-19 in Afghanistan

    Relied on medical training and residency experience as an inpatient care physician during six-month deployment.
  • Into the fight: Medical Group answers short-notice call to battle COVID-19

    Instead of Thanksgiving holiday eats and shopping, 21 96th Medical Group Airmen deployed in support of stateside COVID-19 operations.
  • Airmen test dropping blood from aircraft

    Operation Blood Rain determined fresh blood could withstand an airdrop to combat medics in austere environments.
  • Intrepid Spirit Center opens at Eglin

    The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund kicked off its Eglin Heroes Week virtual event to celebrate the official opening of the Intrepid Spirit Center, Aug. 24. Eglin’s ISC, the first on an Air Force base, is a treatment center dedicated to post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, associated pain conditions, and psychological injuries in active duty service members.
  • Deployed medics restructure mission to support pandemic response

    A 96th Medical Group surgical team deployed to Niger, Africa, found itself with a challenge as a result of COVID-19. The challenge reinforced the need to remain agile and adjust to prepare for a range of circumstances faced on the African continent.
  • Medical Group establishes drive-through health screening

    The 96th Medical Group recently established a new drive-through screening process to combat the spread of COVID-19. The process keeps patients potentially infected with COVID-19 separated from other patients using the hospital. The drive-through health screening process provides a car-side assessment of patients directed to the hospital after an over-the-phone assessment by a nurse.
  • Hospital's aerospace nurse practitioner is first in AF

    In July 2019, the 96th Medical Group became the first hospital in the Air Force to have an aerospace nurse practitioner on its staff.