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  • 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,
  • Take TRICARE with you as you travel over the holidays

    Many people travel this time of year. Don’t forget that TRICARE goes with you.  There are multiple, convenient online and telephone customer service options for when you have questions about your health care benefit.Be sure to download the contact wallet card to have stateside and overseas contacts in one place – your wallet.  The rules for getting
  • Airman achieves lifelong dream of becoming pro bodybuilder

    The technical sergeant stood on the 2015 National Physique Committee National Bodybuilding Championships stage, Nov. 21, in Miami, Florida, in front of thousands of people. The blazing spotlights were on him as the announcer read off the winners -- the moment when his dream came true.
  • PACAF Airmen show C-17 medical capability to Indian defense minister

    Pacific Air Forces Airmen showcased aeromedical evacuation capabilities of the C-17 Globemaster III as they hosted Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar and Arun K. Singh, the Indian ambassador to the U.S. on Dec. 7, as a part of a U.S. Pacific Command visit designed to enhance the U.S.-Indian partnership.
  • Air Force Surgeon General accepts Afghanistan painting

    Air Force Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger received a one-of-a-kind painting honoring Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) medical personnel in Afghanistan at a ceremony at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, Va., Nov. 27. The artwork, painted by Ms. Judy Blomquist, depicts an incident in Kandahar from June 6, 2012, when AFMS medical