• DAF releases pregnancy, postpartum experience survey

    The survey was sent to approximately 17,000 members and solicits feedback on topics including prenatal care, delivery, fitness, pregnancy loss, postpartum mental and physical recovery, infertility, and postpartum experiences.

  • AFW2 provides care, advocacy for AFGSC Airmen

    Among those who deployed, more than 52,000 U.S. service members were physically injured in recent military conflicts, and another 500,000 are living with invisible wounds ranging from depression to post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Sword Athena 2021 drives positive change for servicewomen, families

    A coalition of volunteers from across Air Combat Command came together to identify, tackle, and propose solutions to female- and family-centric barriers to readiness during the second annual Sword Athena 2021. The group focused on two key efforts to normalize support for nursing mothers: allowing

  • PTSD, What You Should Know

    According to the National Center for PTSD-Department of Veterans Affairs, PTSD is a mental health issue that one may develop after witnessing or experiencing a life-threatening event such as a natural disaster, combat, sexual assault, or car accident. They also specify that anyone can develop PTSD

  • AF surgeon general visits Striker Nation

    Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, U.S. Air Force surgeon general, and Chief Master Sgt. Dawn Kolczynski, Office of the Surgeon General medical enlisted force and enlisted corps chief, visited Barksdale, March 10, 2021.

  • 379 EFSS operates COVID-19 transient town

    In response to the coronavirus pandemic that hit Qatar in late February, the 379th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron established the first Transient Town in an effort to minimize the spread of the virus.

  • Disaster Mental Health Team supports AUAB through COVID-19

    To combat the stressors of novel coronavirus and improve the overall well-being of service members of Al Udeid Air Base, helping agencies assigned to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing stood up the Disaster Mental Health team in accordance with a Department of Defense mandate.

  • Keeping his feet on the ground to put planes in the sky

    The feeling of the rumble of the B-52H Stratofortress is a highlight for some maintainers who work tirelessly to keep them flying, but for one Airman, the excitement in the pit of his stomach was replaced by an inexplicable pain.

  • 378th EMDS train for rapid heat injury response

    With the average temperature in the south Kingdom of Saudi Arabia being 113 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer months, heat related injuries are the number one non-combative danger for all personnel deployed to the austere environment.The 378th Expeditionary Medical Squadron and the 378th

  • Luke Public Health team maintains Airmen medical readiness

    A variety of factors can hinder Airmen from successfully completing the mission or deploying, whether it be sickness, poor eating and sleeping habits or unfamiliarity with the job. Airmen in the 56th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron Public Health unit help mitigate those factors, thus ensuring

  • Eyes on it: Optometry clinic ensures mission readiness

    From annual eye exams to extracting debris from eyes, the Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, optometry clinic sees it all. Depending on real-world situations such as emergency patients or deployment requirements, personnel at the clinic may see between 30 to 50 patients a day. Serving not only

  • Always believe in yourself, the rest will follow

    Ever since she was young, Airman 1st Class Sahira Contreras, 47th Health Care Operations Squadron referral management technician, saw her dad in uniform and knew that’s the life she wanted when she was older.

  • Aerospace Medicine Clinic keeps flyers in the sky

    The Aerospace Medicine Clinic plays a vital role in keeping flyers ready to complete the mission at RAF Mildenhall, England. Officially a part of the 48th Medical Group at neighboring RAF Lakenheath, the clinic is staffed with aerospace medicine technicians, independent duty medical technicians and

  • Fit to fight: One fighter wing at a time

    As aviators, knowing proper maintenance of aircraft is key to providing combat capabilities. Just as aircraft need to be maintained and ready to fly, optimizing the human weapon system is also critical. Pilots themselves must be healthy and ready to fight tonight.To ensure pilots are ready at a