News Search


Tag: Air Force Medical Service
  • 2nd MDOS operates within the golden hour

    An ambulance speeds past, flashing its lights hoping that medical personnel on board can meet the deadline of the golden hour.
  • Side effects of missing your medical appointment

    Missing a medical appointment means medical staff isn’t able to do what they’ve been trained to do: help people.
  • 59th Training Group activates, joins medical wing

    The Air Force's largest medical wing just got larger with its latest addition - the 59th Training Group. The 59th Medical Wing took command of its seventh group during an activation ceremony held Jan. 4 at nearby Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.The new unit joins a consortium of Air Force health care professionals and educators dedicated to
  • AFMS NCO earns prestigious award

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Christy Nixon, who works in the Dental Assistant Apprentice Program (DAAP) at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, received the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) President’s Award of Excellence at a ceremony at the Renaissance Washington Hotel in Washington, D.C., Nov. 7.The award recognizes the person in the association
  • Air Force seeks enlisted nurse commissioning program applicants

    Eligible active duty enlisted Airmen interested in a nursing commission have until Jan. 29 to submit an "intent to apply" email to the Air Force Personnel Center.The Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program offers members an opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree in nursing and an Air Force commission.The program is open to senior airmen and above who
  • Firefighters, medics hone skills with exercise

    A car is driving down the road when suddenly disaster strikes. In an instant, the driver loses control and crashes.Eight people are badly injured in the accident and several suffer life-threatening injuries. The driver and passenger are trapped inside.This was the scene as 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters and 379th
  • From Africa and back: My Air Force story

    Today I am an Air Force officer serving proudly in the Nurse Corps. In 2003, I became a citizen of the United States. I have come a long way to be where I'm at today.I was born in a small village in South Sudan during the midst of a civil war. The year was 1983, when nearly 2.5 million people died and four-million were displaced. My family and I
  • 2MDG Airmen aim to enhance Trusted Care Anywhere

    The Air Force Medical Service is working to improve both the warfighter's and their family members health through new innovations in health care.Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger, Air Force Surgeon General recently said, "Our medical Airmen around the globe provide 'Trusted Care Anywhere' while preparing for future challenges. As a system of health services and
  • 'Diving' promotes healing in 59th MDW's hyperbaric chamber

    Going diving at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center is helping wounded warriors, diabetics and cancer patients recover more quickly from their ailments.But the dives are not quite what people might picture. There is no plunging into deep waters.Instead, members of the 59th Medical Specialties Squadron's Hyperbaric Medicine Flight use two
  • AF nurses lay wreaths at Arlington Cemetery

    There might not be any snow on the ground or a chill in the air, but the Society of Air Force Nurses continued with an important holiday tradition on Dec. 11.More than 30 active duty and retired nurses laid holiday wreaths on the graves of 127 military nurses at Arlington National Cemetery. The tradition started in 1982 when Brig. Gen. Sally Wells,