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  • Air Force Surgeon General’s annual workshop focuses on accelerating military medicine

    Air Force Medical Service leaders met virtually for the second day of the Air Force Surgeon General’s Senior Leadership Workshop on December 8. The day’s theme centered on acceleration, inspired by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Brown, Jr.’s Strategic Approach document called “Accelerate, Change or Lose.” Senior leaders focused on how the COVID-19 pandemic pushed the AFMS to elevate innovative solutions, ensuring the Air Force’s operational and patient-care missions continued uninterrupted.
  • Air Force Surgeon General focuses on leadership at annual workshop

    The Air Force Surgeon General’s annual Senior Leadership Workshop began December 7 with more than 500 Air Force Medical Service leaders attending virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The all-virtual platform, a first for the Air Force Medical Service, enabled leaders to discuss various topics such as COVID-19, diversity and inclusion, Military Health System transformation, and readiness.
  • Air Force’s new top enlisted medic shares importance of learning, mentorship and facing challenges

    Stepping into a new role in the midst of a global pandemic is no easy feat. This is especially true when that role involves being responsible for the welfare, readiness, morale and utilization of the 34,000 Total Force medical enlisted community. Chief Master Sgt. Dawn Kolczynski has done just that, as she stepped in to join the leadership of the Air Force Medical Service as Chief, Medical Enlisted Force. It is clear she knows what she is up against, and does not take the responsibility of serving as the enlisted voice lightly. Kolczynski spoke with Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs to give Airmen an idea of how she plans to take on this new role.
  • An AFMS look back at September 2020

    This month’s photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting the Air Force medical mission.
  • An AFMS look back at August 2020

    This month’s photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting the Air Force medical mission.
  • An AFMS look back at July 2020

    This month’s photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting the Air Force medical mission.
  • Top Air Force enlisted medic retiring after three decades, praises Airmen

    For the past three years, Chief Master Sgt. G. “Steve” Cum has served as the Chief, Medical Enlisted Force, bringing with him three decades of Air Force service, leadership, and dedication to the success of the 34,000 enlisted medical Airmen and the Air Force Medical Service.
  • DoD launches effort to collect 8,000 units of COVID-19 convalescent plasma

    Patients who have recovered from COVID-19 may hold treatment in their veins that could help others who are critically ill with the respiratory infection.
  • An AFMS look back at June 2020

    This month’s photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting the Air Force medical mission.
  • Air Force Surgeon General authorizes 5-year shaving waivers

    In a memorandum dated June 18, 2020, Air Force Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg authorized five-year shaving waivers for Air and Space Professionals diagnosed with Pseudo Folliculitis Barbae, effective immediately. Driven by feedback from the field, the change is intended to provide more time for skin to heal and prevent recurrence.
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