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  • 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.
  • Air Force celebrates 20 years of International Health Specialist program

    Over the past 20 years, the U.S. Air Force’s International Health Specialist program has played a key role in transforming global health engagement, giving it a new structure and purpose. As the program has matured, its impact on global health engagement has grown.
  • AFMS operations during the Gulf War: Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm

    On Aug. 8, 1990, just six days after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, the Air Force Medical Service began its largest deployment since the Vietnam War.
  • The AFMS in the Persian Gulf War and the need for critical care

    January 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of Desert Storm, it also marks a turning point in Air Force Medical Service’s Critical Care Transport Teams. “We were not serving the Army as well as we could have in the Air Force,” explained Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Paul K. Carlton, a former Air Force Surgeon General who had been working on the concept of CCATT since the 1980s.
  • Air Force Surgeon General’s annual workshop concludes, focuses on “refusing to lose”

    The Air Force Surgeon General’s annual Senior Leadership Workshop wrapped up on December 9 after three days of informative virtual sessions and speakers whose presentations brought into focus the theme of “Accelerate, Change or Lose.” Day three focused on refusing to lose by recognizing challenges to resiliency, representation and relationships that if not remedied could be barriers to success.