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  • Loadmasters balance time, maintain mission readiness

    Time is running out in the year and I need to remain current,” may be a phrase overheard in the halls of the three flying squadrons among crewmembers assigned to the 315th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. Several loadmasters from the 300th Airlift Squadron took to the skies over Central America this weekend to assist the U.S.
  • Air Force Surgeon General Announces Outstanding Achievement in Innovation Award

    The Air Force Surgeon General has announced the 96th Medical Group Medicine Subspecialties Element team, Air Force Material Command, as the Air Force Medical Service 2015 Outstanding Achievement in Innovation Annual Award winner. The AFMC group demonstrated an innovative approach in their standing up of an Ebola project and leveraging that
  • Eglin hospital delivers unprecedented, complete cardiac care

    The doctor leaned in and described to Robert Hyde what he might feel during his medical procedure. Shortly thereafter, she made a small incision to his inner thigh area. During the half-hour process, the surgical team watched the large, live-view X-ray machine as the doctor guided a long, thin, flexible green tube though Hyde's blood vessels until
  • Learning how to get that perfect smile!

    February is National Children's Dental Health Month. On Feb. 5, members of the Dental Squadron from the 779th Medical Group went to the Child Development Center on Joint Base Andrews. This year's campaign slogan is "Sugar Wars" to educate children of all ages about fighting against the Sweet Tooth Invaders for good oral health. It also demonstrates
  • JBSA-Lackland Blood Donor Center saves lives

    The Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Blood Donor Center may have wrapped up a productive National Blood Donor month, but donor recruiter Tracy Parmer says the struggle to meet the military’s need for blood, plasma and platelets is never over.“Success and failure for us is daily,” Parmer said in an interview on Jan. 27. “Today, we need twelve
  • History Remembers Lt Abbie Sweetwine, “The Angel of Platform 6”

    In recognition of African-American History Month the AFMS is featuring a matriarch of change and an Air Force Nurse, 2nd Lt. Abbie Sweetwine, who became a heroine and “The Angel of Platform 6”.On the morning of Oct. 8, 1952, the country of England suffered the worst train wreck in its history. Three trains collided in the Harrow and Wealdstone
  • VIPER Clinic program aims to reduce AF physical training injuries

    Musculoskeletal injuries in basic military training cost the Air Force about $35 million annually. A new 59th Medical Wing initiative aims to reduce these costs by preventing injuries before they occur.
  • Healthy Heart for life: February’s Health Month

    Living a healthy lifestyle is not always an easy step to take. However, a few simple changes in your daily routine can help improve overall health might prevent future heart problems.While doctors and nutritional experts may be able to help reduce heart problems, they cannot cure them.“The heart is responsible for circulating the blood throughout
  • Yellow Ribbon rescue

    Maj. Fred Pounds, flight commander of clinical management with the 911th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron here, went to Orlando to attend a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration seminar, expecting to unwind and adjust to life back home. Instead, he ended up averting a crisis and subsequently saving a stranger's life."Whether it happened at a Yellow Ribbon
  • 10 ways the AFMS is improving access to care

    Over the last year, the Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) has been working to improve patient access to care. “We’ve always focused on and provided high quality and safe care,” explained Lt. Col. Donald Lofton, Director of Access to Care with the Air Force Surgeon General’s Medical Support Division. “Now access is getting a lot of