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  • AFW2 provides care, advocacy for AFGSC Airmen

    Among those who deployed, more than 52,000 U.S. service members were physically injured in recent military conflicts, and another 500,000 are living with invisible wounds ranging from depression to post-traumatic stress disorder including 320,000 with brain trauma, according to the Wounded Warrior Project.
  • 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year recognized at AFA

    The 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2021 were recognized over the course of five days during the annual Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber conference held at National Harbor, Sept. 18-22.
  • Fostering inclusion to build a stronger force

    Maj. Rashida Brown, 341st Medical Group group-practice manager, has been one of the Airmen working toward that vision. She recently completed the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program with Cornell University where she learned more about improving engagement, fostering an inclusive environment and diversity and inclusion at work.
  • AF surgeon general visits Striker Nation

    Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, U.S. Air Force surgeon general, and Chief Master Sgt. Dawn Kolczynski, Office of the Surgeon General medical enlisted force and enlisted corps chief, visited Barksdale, March 10, 2021.
  • Keeping his feet on the ground to put planes in the sky

    The feeling of the rumble of the B-52H Stratofortress is a highlight for some maintainers who work tirelessly to keep them flying, but for one Airman, the excitement in the pit of his stomach was replaced by an inexplicable pain.
  • Aerospace medicine: Flight surgeons

    Flight surgeons, despite their official duty title do not perform surgeries while in flight. The misnomer stems from the early days of aviation medicine, when the U.S. Army Aviation Section ordered three military physicians to attend aviation school to ensure aircrew were physically prepared to fly. Today, flight surgeons are more commonly known as ‘flight doctors’ or ‘flight physicians.’ In current times, flight surgeons still play a unique and integral role in the Air Force mission.
  • Command Surgeon team leading AFGSC’s fight against COVID-19

    When most Americans think of the Air Force and warfighting, they probably picture fighter jets engaged in dogfights in the skies above a hostile country, or in the case of Air Force Global Strike Command - bombers and Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles wreaking havoc on the enemy. However, in the current battle America is fighting - one against the unseen enemy COVID-19 - it is the Air Force’s medical personnel who are fighting on the front line.
  • 40th HS rescues missing snowmobilers in MT mountains

    A UH-1N Iroquois with a five-man air crew rescued A UH-1N Iroquois with a five-man air crew rescued two missing snowmobilers south of Neihart, Montana, Jan. 29.
  • Virtual care: Trusted care anytime, anywhere

    In the middle of Nebraska at a missile alert facility, an Airman gets a fever and needs to see a doctor but the Airman’s options are limited until now. Maj. Michael Vernale, 90th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron, mental health flight commander, in partnership with the 90th Missile Wing LaunchWERX took this challenge head-on. They created a virtual care system to provide medical care to Airmen in the field. The idea sets up a video conference systems for doctors to interact with their patients. The wing is setting up rooms at each MAF with soundproofing materials, using a noise cancellation device and headsets to ensure the virtual appointment is private. This helps the 90th Medical Group achieve their priority, to provide trusted care anytime, anywhere.
  • Herschel Walker tackles mental health

    His presence could be felt as soon as he stepped into the conference room in the 2nd Medical Group. His smile was ear to ear as he greeted everyone, being sure to shake their hands. As he signed autographs and posed for photographs, Herschel Walker began football talk. The former running back from the University of Georgia and NFL gave his insight about the past weekend’s games and what he thinks of the season to come.
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