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  • Air Force, Army medics come together for MEDEX 16

    More than 60 U.S. Army Soldiers from the 228th Combat Support Hospital, U.S. Army Reserve unit arrived at Misawa AB Aug. 16, to participate with Airmen from the 35th Medical Group in the joint exercise MEDEX 16.  MEDEX 16 will afford Army and Air Force medics the opportunity to integrate and train with one another, while improving upon the mission
  • Handcrafting dental readiness

    Whenever U.S. Air Force combat airlifters need dental work, they often count on a small team of specialists at the 19th Medical Group Clinic. The unit works behind-the-scenes crafting unique dental prostheses as part of the 19th Aerospace Medicine Squadron dental laboratory element. They assist dentists by correcting dental conditions that
  • AF New Parent Support Program helps families care for infants and toddlers

    (This is the third AFMS article for the Military Children's Health Month series)  Vital to children’s health is development which occurs in the early years –from birth to age 3.  As newborns grow into infants and infants become toddlers, they go through a series of developmental milestones such as first words, first steps and skills to wave
  • Leadership course promotes diversity, leadership among female physicians

    The Military Health System  recognizes the importance of building and maintaining a diverse collection of skilled medical professionals valued for their knowledge, leadership and dedication in the medical field. An upcoming leadership course, scheduled at the Defense Health Agency headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia, April 11-13, will offer
  • Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling dietitian offers healthy eating words of wisdom

    March is National Nutrition Month, an awareness program focusing on the importance of informed food choices and developing good eating and physical activity habits."It's an opportunity for nutritional professionals like myself to engage with the public to help reinforce the messages through USDA about healthy eating and health wellness," said Sonja
  • 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,
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