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  • Growing the Flowers family business: Longest-serving Airman promotes son to brigadier general

    U.S. Air Force promotions are significant moments in every Airman’s career, but for Brig. Gen. Alfred K. Flowers, Jr., Air Force Medical Service Manpower, Personnel and Resources director, his promotion also means continuing in the Flowers family business. On September 7, Flowers, Jr. pinned on his current rank by retired Maj. Gen. Alfred K. Flowers, Sr., who is the longest-serving Airman in U.S. Air Force history.
  • 16 years later; A look back at the AFMS response to Hurricane Katrina

    The Air Force Medical Service played a significant role in the federal response to the devastation wrecked upon the Gulf Coast by Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005 and her successor, Rita, three weeks later.
  • AFMS Readiness and the Korean War

    Each year on July 27th we recognize National Korean War Armistice Day, which marks the anniversary of the day in 1953 when hostilities during the Korean War came to an end. This provides a timely occasion for the Air Force Medical Service to reflect upon the challenges of readiness in the face of unexpected major operations.
  • The Hawley Board and the establishment of the Air Force Medical Service

    The Air Force Medical Service celebrates its 72nd birthday on July 1 thanks in part to the “Hawley Board” and the “Hoover Commission,” the earliest joint panels that advocated for greater centralization within the Military Health System while also providing venues for ideas in favor of a separate medical service.
  • Nurse and Tech Week: Battle-tested and ready

    This time last year, as the world was trying to wrap its head around an unknown and unforgiving new enemy, Air Force nurses and medical technicians found themselves on the front lines of COVID-19. This week, the Air Force Medical Service recognizes the continued contribution, sacrifice and dedication of its nurses and technicians. These Airmen continue to raise the bar on what it means to serve as an Air Force medic.
  • 6 things leaders should be doing to increase inclusivity in their ranks

    Col. Felicia Burks, Chief, Diversity and Inclusion Division, Office of the Air Force Surgeon General, is leading the charge for diversity and inclusion in the Air Force Medical Service. Burks shared some advice for how leaders can cultivate a culture of diversity and inclusion in their ranks.
  • Air Force Surgeon General briefs Senate on COVID-19 response

    Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force Surgeon General, testified Tuesday, April 20, at a hearing on the Defense Health Program before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense.
  • Airman Spotlight: Readiness relies on broken barriers

    In celebration of Black History Month and Women’s History Month, Col. Felicia Burks, Chief, Diversity and Inclusion Division (SG1V), Office of the Air Force Surgeon General, shares her dedication to cultivating a culture of diversity and inclusion throughout the Air Force Medical Service, and how she plans to ensure tomorrow’s leaders are offered all the opportunities to thrive
  • Air Force’s COVID-19 response - one year on the frontlines with a new enemy

    Since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic one year ago, U.S. Air Force medics, along with medical personnel across the country, were pushed to the frontlines of this battle with this novel, invisible enemy.
  • Air Force Medical Service 2020 Award Winners announced

    The Air Force Surgeon General is proud to announce the recipients of the 2020 Air Force Medical Service individual and team awards.