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  • Team Misawa runners improve fitness one step at a time

    Fitness is an essential aspect for Airmen to maintain a “fight tonight” posture, ensuring they can complete any tasks at hand, whether physical or mental.
  • 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 obstetrics and gynecologist physician, will stand by
  • Real stories of courage, heroism, inspire at Air Force Magazine Day

    Col. Laurel Burkel has no recollection of her first meeting with Air Force civil engineer Greg Gangnuss. But some 20 months after a British Puma Mk 2 helicopter crash at the NATO base in Kabul, Afghanistan claimed the lives of five coalition members, injured five others and nearly decapitated her, Burkel finally met, in person, the man who helped save her life.
  • Algerian triplets join Air Force for better future

    Their journey has carried them over thousands of miles, from a barren region in Africa to California’s Simi Valley where eventually the Harchaoui triplets — Myriam, Rabah and Warda — would join the U.S. Air Force. Scott Air Force Base is now home to Myriam, who recently reflected on her unique journey.
  • Airmen use special experience to foster relationships during Global Health Engagement

    A team of five Airmen, two with a special experience identifier earned through the International Health Specialist (IHS) program, traveled to Tegucigalpa, Honduras to work side-by-side with their Honduran air force counterparts during a subject matter expert exchange here, April 3. Airmen with an IHS certification were able to provide diversified international skills and knowledge of military and civilian health disciplines used to facilitate the five-day engagement by enabling flight medicine knowledge to be shared across a language barrier, which helps strengthen partnerships.
  • 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, but this was a little different because it is a
  • Mentorship program refines medical techniques, fosters Misawa community relationships

    The Indo-Asia-Pacific region is infamous for earthquakes, typhoons and tsunamis; military medical facilities and personnel must stay ready for anything.  To guarantee medical personnel are prepared, senior leaders from around the Air Force were sponsored by the Air Force Medical Operations Agency, Air Force Surgeon General, to initiate the Small
  • New $57 million medical facility cares for military community

    Air Force leaders and community members attended the new 20th Medical Group clinic ribbon cutting ceremony, Feb. 24.Approximately 100 individuals attended, including Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark Ediger, Air Force surgeon general, and Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Sean Murphy, Air Combat Command surgeon general.The new $57 million medical facility, in conjunction with
  • Exceptional Family Member Program provides support to Airmen, families

    Military families are often asked to leave their homes, schools and friends to go where they are needed. In combination with goodbyes and making moving arrangements, it can be a very stressful time. Recently, a family of three was asked to do just that.  In the middle of an already complicated process this family was faced with the birth of their
  • Promoting fitness - one plank at a time

    Death, deployment, and facing the consequences of a failed Physical Fitness Assessment all can be stressful factors for military members and they can compound without a strategy to address them. Besides taking full advantage of the various helping agencies on base, an important factor to remember is that Brief, consistent exercises throughout the
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