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  • Air Force Medical Service seeks hero’s name for tech school dorm

    The Air Force Medical Service is seeking help from warrior medics to name the Air Force dormitory at the Medical Education and Training Campus on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston after an AFMS enlisted hero. Nominations are due by July 1, 2016.
  • Allergist educates military community about asthma

    According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 24 million Americans are affected by asthma, a chronic disease that causes airways to become inflamed and make it hard to breathe, and 10 people die a day from it. In addition, 6.3 million of those affected are children under the age of 18.
  • Andersen medical teams showcase disaster response support during Cope North 16

    Medical teams from the U.S. Air Force, Navy partnered with their counterparts of the Royal Australian Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Republic of Korea Air Force, Royal New Zealand Air Force, and Philippine Air Force during exercise Cope North 16 from Feb. 11-18, in various locations throughout the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
  • Air Force continues to improve care in the air

    The Air Force is committed to research and development for advancements in en route patient care.The AMC Command Surgeon and researchers across the Air Force, to include the 711th Human Resource Wing at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, have been working together to improve how the Air Force provides care in the air. The AMC/SG is responsible
  • ‘I love it’: Nurse still serving, mentoring after 45 years

    In April 1997, after 26 years of honorable military service, newly retired Col. Charlene Carpenter chose to continue serving her country at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, this time as a volunteer.
  • New MDS Program helps Airmen get in shape

    Fitness and activity trackers, such as Fitbits and Garmin Connects, have been becoming very popular among those in the fitness industry, and have become a useful tool for individuals trying to lose weight.These trackers have capabilities which include tracking physical activity and steps, heart rate, quality and quantity of sleep and provide tools
  • 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