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  • Project ECHO: Using telehealth to maintain a ready medical force

    The Air Force Medical Service uses telehealth to make it easier for primary care providers to consult with specialists, creating additional learning opportunities for medical Airmen and improving patient care. Project ECHO (short for Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) was developed by the University of New Mexico. The AFMS began using a modified version in 2012 to improve the ability to connect medical Airmen with specialty providers at other military treatment facilities.
  • Patients inspire prosthodontist

    In the Dental Surgery Clinic at San Antonio Military Medical Center, maxillofacial prosthodontists and technicians serve many patients per month and perform procedures each work day.
  • Researchers study factors influencing Airmen’s tobacco use during technical training

    The Air Force strictly regulates tobacco use during basic and technical training, but some Airmen still use it. Air Force researchers are working with the University of Virginia to uncover why Airmen use tobacco.
  • Readiness reform bolsters largest mobility mission

    Through the faint glow of night, a medic provides lifesaving care to a fallen teammate in Southwest Asia, doing everything in his power to stabilize the patient until the stretcher gets into a hospital. Four months prior, that same medic couldn’t have saved that life had it not been for the 59th Medical Wing’s readiness transformation.
  • AF Medical Operations Agency change of command

    Brig. Gen. James H. Dienst assumed command of the Air Force Medical Operations Agency during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland (JBSA), Texas, May 22, 2018.
  • ‘Big Willie’ hosts soldiers traveling to Harvey relief

    The 59th Medical Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland is currently hosting roughly 500-Soldiers in the old Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center as they prepare to deploy to areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.
  • Leading the next generation of warrior medics

    It’s a little after 7:30 a.m. and the stampede has finally cleared the hallways. Finally, a moment of silence, the first since arriving to work three hours prior. The five-story building is nearly desolate now, but a multitude of paperwork and tasks remain to be done before the 800-plus military students return from class in the afternoon.
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