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  • If it’s broke, physical therapy can mend it

    If an Airman is injured, staying in the fight could be difficult. The physical therapists here help members of the Wolf Pack recover from their injuries in an expedient manner so that they are ready to “Take the Fight North”, while also educating and give them the tools needed to prevent future injuries.A physical therapy technician’s job is to
  • First Enlistment of calendar year 2016 at 349th AMW:

    The 349th Air Mobility Wing Recruiting Squadron Flight logged their first enlistment of 2016 when Staff Sgt. Courtney Miller, 349th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron aerospace medical service apprentice, was sworn in by Lt. Col. Wil Link, 349th AMW process manager, Jan. 7, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken Wright)
  • Medical Group first to find bacteria unseen in humans

    The 96th Medical Group's laboratory provided the first-ever human-blood sample of a spirochete bacteria, known to cause tick-borne relapsing fever to be cultured at the Centers for Disease Control.The bacteria, borrelia turicatae, had previously only been cultured in animals, according to Maj. (Dr.) Benjamin Stermole, Eglin's infectiologist.The
  • A New Year, New You: January's Health Month

    The new year is a perfect time to work on a new you. While people know that healthier eating, tobacco free living and physical exercise contribute to a better life, many do not know how to get started.Some of the best methods for achieving personal performance goals include goal setting, self-monitoring, and problem solving to reach goals based on
  • 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