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  • Goodfellow AFB's 312th TRS modernizes emergency medical responders course

    The 312th Training Squadron at Goodfellow Air Force Base recently acquired new and improved HAL Manikins as a training tool in the Emergency Medical Responders course.
  • Virtual care: Trusted care anytime, anywhere

    In the middle of Nebraska at a missile alert facility, an Airman gets a fever and needs to see a doctor but the Airman’s options are limited until now. Maj. Michael Vernale, 90th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron, mental health flight commander, in partnership with the 90th Missile Wing LaunchWERX took this challenge head-on. They created a virtual care system to provide medical care to Airmen in the field. The idea sets up a video conference systems for doctors to interact with their patients. The wing is setting up rooms at each MAF with soundproofing materials, using a noise cancellation device and headsets to ensure the virtual appointment is private. This helps the 90th Medical Group achieve their priority, to provide trusted care anytime, anywhere.
  • 86th MDS Airman lauded for excellence

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Nicolas Bertuna, 86th Medical Squadron aerospace medical technician, received the honor of being named Ramstein’s Airlifter of the Week, Dec. 3, 2019.
  • Nellis Pharmacy: New technology, services assisting patients

    Patients receiving care from Mike O’Calllaghan Military Medical Center Main Pharmacy and Satellite Pharmacy at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, can now be assisted by new equipment and and services provided. The pharmacies are adding new tools and services to support 238,000 Department of Defense beneficiaries and process about 2,500 outpatient prescriptions per day.
  • Air Force announces artificial intelligence research with MIT

    Beginning this summer, the combined officer and enlisted team representing various Air Force career fields, is expected to work with researchers at MIT to harness the university’s student talent, renowned faculty and state-of-the art facilities and laboratories. The partnership will address a broad range of AI projects such as decision support, maintenance and logistics, talent management, medical readiness, situational awareness, business operations and disaster relief.
  • BATDOK improves, tailors to deployed medical Airmen

    For more than three years, researchers with the Air Force Research Laboratory have continuously refined the Battlefield Assisted Trauma Distributed Observation Kit, or BATDOK, improving how combat medics deliver care in austere environments using an adaptable smartphone program.
  • Robotic system advances minimally invasive surgery

    The 99th Surgical Operations Squadron (MSGS) performed their first robotic general surgery using the da Vinci Surgery System, April 3, at the Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center.
  • Holloman leadership select “Shark Tank” winners

    Airmen from units across base came together to pitch their innovative ideas to base leadership, ranging from squadron commanders all the way up to the 49th Wing commander.
  • AF Surgeon General visits Wild Weasels

    Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, visits Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 30, 2019.
  • Hacking road map to physiological episodes mitigation in Air Force

    The Air Force Physiological Episodes Action Team, or AF PEAT, recently held a “hackathon” to update the service-wide road map to mitigate physiological episodes. Hackathons are sprint-like events where subject matter experts collaborate intensively to solve problems or establish a course of action.
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