• AF dentist, Army veterinarian team up for K-9 root canal in AOR

    In a deployed environment, adequate medical care is crucial to ensuring that people can execute the mission. Our airmen need to be physically and mentally healthy or the mission could suffer. The 386th Expeditionary Medical Group boasts a medical clinic, physical therapist, mental health team and

  • Airman welcomes life into Misawa

    "Labor is like a box of chocolates--you never know what you're gonna get," according to some mothers while describing the process, referencing Forrest Gump. At Misawa Air Base, uncertainties still exist, but one guarantee is the doctors, like Capt. Paola Rosa, a 35th Surgical Operations Squadron

  • AMC’s medical community collaborates to improve care

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Medical group commanders, aeromedical squadron commanders and superintendents from across Air Mobility Command gathered here May 22 to 23, 2017 to learn how to improve care within their military treatment facilities.“It is about a change in culture,” said Brig. Gen. Lee

  • Enlisted medic to blast off to nuclear missile operations

    When the job gets done, most folks can breathe a sigh of relief and head home to unwind after a hard day’s work. For others, it means mustering up energy to start their second job: schoolwork. For one Mighty Ninety medic, the extra effort has paid off.Staff Sgt. Alex Larson, 90th Medical Operations

  • AF Surgeon General highlights medical mission at AFA event

    Air Force Surgeon General Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark Ediger addressed the Air Force Association during the association’s monthly breakfast event held at the Sheraton Hotel in Arlington, Va., June 7.The general spoke about development of new medical support mission capabilities to meet the growing demands

  • Air Force Surgeon General visits Wright-Patterson

    Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger, Air Force Surgeon General, visited Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Jan. 13-14. As part of his visit, Lt. Gen. Ediger toured the Wright-Patterson Medical Center, where he received various briefings on hospital services and capabilities. He also held an All Call for hospital

  • 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

  • Air Force Medical Service History Office recognized for excellence

    Air Force Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger honored the Air Force Medical Service History Office by presenting two awards to senior Historian Judith Taylor, Nov. 16 during the 2015 Senior Leadership Workshop at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, Va.The History Office earned the Brig.