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  • Wellness Advocacy Team supports Airmen resilience, wellness

    The 100th Air Refueling Wing is leading the charge on Airman and family health and wellness with the creation of the Royal Air Force Mildenhall Wellness Advocacy Team.
  • AF Surgeon General talks about COVID, innovation, leadership

    Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, U.S. Air Force surgeon general, accompanied by Chief Master Sgt. Dawn Kolczynski, AF SG chief of medical operations, toured and learned about the Transport Isolation System aboard a C-17 Globemaster III, June 26, 2020.
  • 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 Airman, but Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coastguardsmen as well, the optometry staff work diligently to ensure each patient is fit to fight.
  • Kuwait and U.S. military medics foster future partnership

    Kuwaiti army doctors met with 386th Expeditionary Medical Group leadership to explore ways for improving partnerships and cooperation while visiting the base clinic, Oct. 16, 2019.
  • Air Force, Army medevacs 30 patients

    Chaos ensues on the flight line as 30 battered and bruised patients ail from injuries suffered during simulated wartime contingencies. Responsible for rapidly responding and stabilizing the situation, a special crew of U.S. Air Force and Army medical professionals rush to the scene with one objective: to safely care and transport Army soldiers onto a C-130J Super Hercules en route to a medical treatment facility at Yokoto Air Base. Utilizing Osan Air Base’s flight line for its patient staging capabilities, the 51st Medical Group and Fort Shafter, Hawaii’s 18th Medical Command jointly operated in Operation Ascending Eagle, Aug. 28, with their mission to enhance their rapid treatment of traumatized patients in a large casualty emergency.
  • Dietitian keeps Airmen fit to fight

    The building blocks that ensure Airmen are healthy and able to take the fight to the enemy starts with what they put on their plate and in their bodies. The base dietitian provides dietary counsel and offers a variety of sustainable wellness practices to help keep Team Moody fit to fight.
  • Seeking mental health treatment: 49th Maintenance Group chief shares his experience with PTSD

    “Dealing with a traumatic event from 2011 in Afghanistan, I realize now that I probably needed help long before 2018, but at the time I felt like I’d figured out how to control the ghosts in my head. I forced myself to keep them at bay, and instead of dealing with my problems, I just let them fester,” recalled Chief Master Sgt. Eric Corvin, 49th Maintenance Group Quality Assurance superintendent, as he opened up about his post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • You’ve got help: Clinic creates new ways to treat mental health

    “They just sat there as something we could use but didn’t.” Those words once described the video teleconference machines in the 39th Medical Operations Squadron mental health clinic until the innovative Airmen here found a new way to use them. Creating a new routine with the existing capabilities, providers can now provide readily accessible mental health care for all of Incirlik Air Base’s permanent party personnel, deployers and geographically separated units.
  • Getting right for readiness

    The 633rd Medical Group implemented a new program that incorporates individual medical readiness requirements into the First-Term Airmen Course curriculum at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. The Medical Right Start Program, initially launched in July 2018, aims to reduce overdue IMR statuses throughout the medical group, enabling Airmen to focus on the JBLE mission.
  • Forging a new path in military health

    Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, reflects on the hard work, dedication, and spirit displayed by the Air Force Medical Service family throughout 2018.
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