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  • Expeditionary aeromedical squadron creates mobile ICU

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The intensive care unit that the 455th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron operates out of the back of a C-130J Hercules is a different scene entirely. An intensive care unit is usually a sterile environment, white hospital walls, pristine floors, bright fluorescent

  • Air Force Medical Service 2016 Award Winners Announced

    The Air Force Surgeon General has announced the recipients of the Air Force Medical Service 2016 individual and team Annual Awards.The nominations submitted reflect the extraordinary quality of the Airmen in the Air Force Medical Service. The accomplishments of those recognized demonstrate

  • Trusted Care: Duty to Speak Up to Make a Difference

    An elderly patient came to the Emergent Care Center  at Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics and Surgery Center on Joint Base Andrews.  She complained that she could not take off her rings and her finger was very swollen. This patient, who had recently buried her husband who was a WWII POW vet, said she

  • AFMS Uses Systems Thinking to Keep Everyone on the Same Team

    A system is a collection of parts, each with particular characteristics and relationships to one another, which together produce something of value. A common example is a sports team, designed and managed to operate at peak effectiveness. Imagine a medical system designed and managed to operate like

  • Airman and Family Readiness Center hosts EFMP ‘Young Engineer Camp’

    With more than a million brightly-colored building blocks to keep them busy, children and adults spent a few hours constructing racing cars, buildings, a tower and just having fun together during the third annual “Young Engineer Camp” at the Galaxy Club on RAF Mildenhall, Feb. 11, 2017.The Airman

  • Senior mentors volunteer to help young doctors in unique situations

    Even the smallest military treatment facilities need doctors, nurses and technicians trained in a variety of specialties, but it’s not always easy to give them the exact support they need.  The Small Hospital Clinical Skills Enhancement Program is designed to ensure those smaller facilities still

  • Air Force Medical Service 2016 Year in Review

    In 2016, the Air Force Medical Service celebrated its 67th anniversary, as its members continued to innovate and educate while supporting the Air Force mission and the Airmen who carry it out. It was quite a busy year for the AFMS as medical Airmen continued to create better patient engagement, more

  • Trusted Care is the path to better medical care

    Trusted Care is all about transforming the Air Force Medical Service into an organization that consistently produces outcomes better than expected no matter what the operational environment. This means training medical Airmen to better engage with their patients, provide better overall care, reduce

  • Not all heroes wear capes

    Attention to detail is a vital part of every Airman’s day-to-day work. However, one Airman recently went above and beyond, potentially saving the life of another Team Seymour member. Senior Airman Bianca Mares, 4th Medical Support Squadron pharmacy technician, was working what she felt was going to

  • Air Force Medical Service embraces patient centeredness

    The Air Force Medical Service is working to increase patient-and family-centered care throughout all operations. Patient centeredness is critical to AFMS’ delivery of safe, effective, high quality care. But what is patient centeredness?“Patient centeredness is respecting our patients’ preferences,

  • Trusted Care Hero

    A1C Jessica Tamuzza, a laboratory technician with the 99th Medical Support Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., is an Air Force Medical Service Trusted Care Hero. Tamuzza is recognized for making a great safety catch. While in the ward, she noticed a patient whose armband name differed from the