• DoD pays tribute to LGBTQ+ service members

    Pride Month is a time to celebrate progress, and it's also a time for the Defense Department, the nation and the world to acknowledge the challenges that remain and to reaffirm commitment to equality for LGBTQ+ people.

  • Saving a life, as simple as a swab

    Tyndall Air Force Base and other local bases are slated to host the “DoD Marrow Donor Registration Event for Noah” on base, Aug. 9-13, 2021. The contactless registration will be available at most squadrons and the Base Exchange.

  • 17th MDG, 312th TRS create 1st Human Performance Team for DOD fire academy

    “The Human Performance Team consists of a certified strength and conditioning specialist, a physical therapist, a physical medicine technician, and a sports psychologist,” said Staff Sgt. Travis Herr, 17th Medical Group physical medicine technician. “They spend time at the fire academy providing

  • DOD medical officials outline COVID-19 testing approach

    Though the rate of confirmed positive COVID-19 tests among those in uniform is lower than that of the nation's civilian population, the most junior service members have a slightly higher rate than that of their civilian counterparts, the medical advisor to the Defense Department's coronavirus task

  • AF Surgeon General talks about COVID, innovation, leadership

    Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, U.S. Air Force surgeon general, accompanied by Chief Master Sgt. Dawn Kolczynski, AF SG chief of medical operations, toured and learned about the Transport Isolation System aboard a C-17 Globemaster III, June 26, 2020.

  • Air Force releases guidance on use of cloth face covers

    To the extent practical, without significantly impacting mission, all individuals on Department of the Air Force property, installations and facilities are required to wear cloth face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of physical distance in public areas or work centers.

  • 920th RQW Airmen prepare for human spaceflight

    To prepare for the arrival of human space flight tests next year, the 920th Rescue Wing along with the DoD Human Space Flight Support Office, NASA and SpaceX personnel joined forces to plan and execute a realistic medical evacuation exercise at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Oct. 25.

  • Keesler MDG Airmen perform first robotic surgery in AF

    Members of the 81st Surgical Operations Squadron performed the Air Force’s first robotic surgery at the Keesler Medical Center here March 28. Maj. Lauren Buck, 81st MSGS general surgeon, and her surgical team performed a robotic ventral hernia repair. Buck has experience with the da Vinci Si model,

  • DoD Awards TRICARE Managed Care Support Contracts

    The Department of Defense (DoD) announced today the next generation of TRICARE Managed Care Support Contracts.  The new contracts, which go into effect nine months after the award, establish two TRICARE regions in the United States – East and West – instead of the current three. The East Region

  • Get your purple on to recognize military children

    April 15 is Purple Up! day, a time for Americans to show their support for military families. Department of Defense Education Activity schools will celebrate the event April 20 because of spring recess.

  • Airmen participation needed for health survey

    The Air Force needs input from Airmen on issues that directly affect the health, well-being and readiness of military members and families by participating in the Health Related Behaviors Survey that will inform the Defense Department of potential health problems in the military community.