• 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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,

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 633rd MDSS tests new Expeditionary Medical Systems equipment

    The Air Combat Command Surgeon General Office partnered with representatives from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center to conduct an exercise testing new joint expeditionary collective protection tent systems at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, June 20, 2018.

  • Two worlds, one way of life: former monk becomes Airman

    For most people, spending a day without their phone is an impossible feat. To spend 30 days without a phone, writing, reading, talking or even eye contact would seem unfathomable, but for Thailand Buddhist monks, this is their world. After spending 18 years in that world as a monk, Airman 1st Class

  • 347th Rescue Group initiates new medical, survival training

    Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialists and Independent Duty Medical Technicians recently partnered to innovate a more realistic training experience for 23d Wing aircrew.The training is designed to merge many smaller courses into one three-day course that seamlessly ties together

  • Moody AFB Clinic drawing blood, safeguarding Flying Tigers

    People may think our nation is kept secure solely by Airmen flying jets and jumping out of planes, but sometimes it’s the ones in lab coats that help maintain our Airmen’s wellbeing so they can finish the fight.The 23rd Medical Support Squadron’s medical laboratory, coupled with their specialized

  • Medical technicians care for greatest assets

    Medical technicians are normally the first to see a patient, leaving it to them to assess if someone is simply sick or should be in an emergency room.After recognizing a patient with life-threatening symptoms, one of Team Moody’s medical technicians was recently honored for quickly responding to a

  • 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