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  • CJTH Blood Bank provides life force in trauma

    Life-saving platelet transfusions are needed every day by injured service members and patients with life-threatening injuries.
  • Air Force seeks enlisted nurse commissioning program applicants

    Eligible active duty enlisted Airmen interested in a nursing commission have until Jan. 29 to submit an "intent to apply" email to the Air Force Personnel Center.The Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program offers members an opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree in nursing and an Air Force commission.The program is open to senior airmen and above who
  • Firefighters, medics hone skills with exercise

    A car is driving down the road when suddenly disaster strikes. In an instant, the driver loses control and crashes.Eight people are badly injured in the accident and several suffer life-threatening injuries. The driver and passenger are trapped inside.This was the scene as 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters and 379th
  • 2MDG Airmen aim to enhance Trusted Care Anywhere

    The Air Force Medical Service is working to improve both the warfighter's and their family members health through new innovations in health care.Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger, Air Force Surgeon General recently said, "Our medical Airmen around the globe provide 'Trusted Care Anywhere' while preparing for future challenges. As a system of health services and
  • AF nurses lay wreaths at Arlington Cemetery

    There might not be any snow on the ground or a chill in the air, but the Society of Air Force Nurses continued with an important holiday tradition on Dec. 11.More than 30 active duty and retired nurses laid holiday wreaths on the graves of 127 military nurses at Arlington National Cemetery. The tradition started in 1982 when Brig. Gen. Sally Wells,
  • SMART program keeps medics ready for any contingency

    Military medical professionals have to always be ready for war and for whatever contingency the future brings. They need to either improve or remain current in medical skills necessary for any future battlefield, with its host of wounds and injuries, and for humanitarian assistance or disaster relief missions.  To meet this challenge, the Air Force
  • Air Force Fencers Find the Unexpected in Philidelphia

    On Nov. 21, the Air Force Academy fencing team was in Philadelphia for the 2015 Elite Invitational. The day of the competition, the team and coaching staff were preparing to set out for the competition as the unexpected happened. As competitions go, the morning started off normally for the Air Force fencing team. Wake up, meet for breakfast, and
  • Preventative medicine in deployed environment is top priority for ‘Bio’ Airmen

    Here at Al Udeid, the occupational hazards, due in large part to the extreme weather conditions, pose a greater risk to service member health than a typical duty location.  Bioenvironmental Airmen from the 379th Expeditionary Medical Operations Support Squadron take that challenge seriously through preventative medicine.  Just a few weeks ago,
  • Preparing for the grim and training the best; MFST and ECCT ready to save lives downrange

    “I love my job; taking care of the people out there fighting for us. Being able to take care of people that may be on the brink of death, and then see them get up and walk out is the best part,” said Staff Sgt. Cody Rothlisberger, Mobile Surgical Field Team respiratory technician. In the last decade the military has continuously supplied men and
  • Expeditionary Optometry sees the mission in a new light

    The need to provide specific medical care for deployed members as well as dependents alike is growing here. With minimal outside medical resources in the area, Airmen from the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group optometry clinic look to do more with less.   Since 2003, coalition numbers have grown.  Words and phrases such as “dependent” and
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