• 6th MDG advancing medical readiness training with augmented reality

    Manikin-based training is currently the mainstay of military medical readiness training, however, the COVID-19 pandemic revealed some limitations to large-scale in-person training during times of social distancing. The introduction of augmented reality training increases the availability of

  • The AFMS in the Persian Gulf War and the need for critical care

    January 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of Desert Storm, it also marks a turning point in Air Force Medical Service’s Critical Care Transport Teams. “We were not serving the Army as well as we could have in the Air Force,” explained Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Paul K. Carlton, a former Air Force Surgeon General

  • 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

  • Air Force Medicine bolsters medical training for non-clinical specialties

    The Air Force Medical Service is adding medical training to its non-patient care career fields to increase the number of Airmen able to provide support in mass casualty and other emergencies.The initiative, called Medic-X, equips all Air Force medics with the type of skills medical facility leaders

  • Nellis medical center celebrates 25 years

    The Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center celebrated 25 years of operation during a ceremony attended by base and community leadership at Nellis Air Force Base, Nov. 12.

  • Air Force Medical Reform comes to 412th MDG

    The Air Force’s Medical Reform model has come to Edwards and brings with it big changes, while promising to enhance care for Airmen and family members. The 412th Medical Group conducted a trio of ceremonies at Edwards Air Force Base, California, July 12, to make the Edwards Medical Reform change

  • 96th MDG provides aid to Tyndall AFB after Hurricane Michael

    As Eglin returned to normal operations after Hurricane Michael, a team of 96th Medical Group Airmen packed their bags to leave.A five-person Preventative Medicine team deployed to aid Eglin’s eastern neighbor, Tyndall Air Force Base, with base recovery efforts.

  • 1,000 days of patient safety: 97th MDG achieves healthcare excellence

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing Medical Group celebrated 1,000 days without operational errors. In the medical world, this is a significant accomplishment, as it can mean the difference between life and death. 1,000 days with an incident is 1,000 days with a serious safety event.

  • Lighter, leaner, lifesaving: AF tests wearable medical tech

    Wearable medical technology is helping the Air Force bring advanced deployed medical capabilities further forward on the battlefield.Researchers from the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, are advancing wearable medical technology to offer new types of care in

  • 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

  • Air Force increases access to behavioral health care

    Nearly half of people with a treatable behavioral health disorder do not seek help from behavioral health professionals, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. However, 80 percent of this population does visit a primary care manager at least once a year. The Air Force