• Air Force maintains medical mission supporting Space Force

    The U.S. Space Force was established in December 2019 as a lean, mission-focused branch of military service and is supported by a medical team charged with maintaining readiness for both the Guardians who operate and protect U.S. space capabilities and the Airmen assigned to Space Force units.

  • AFRL physician researcher named Aerospace Medical Association Fellow

    The Aerospace Medical Association recently honored AFRL physician researcher Dr. (Brig. Gen.) James McEachen with the title of Fellow for his career-long accomplishments and professional dedication to aerospace medicine leadership, operations, education, and research.

  • Aerospace medicine: Flight surgeons

    Flight surgeons, despite their official duty title do not perform surgeries while in flight. The misnomer stems from the early days of aviation medicine, when the U.S. Army Aviation Section ordered three military physicians to attend aviation school to ensure aircrew were physically prepared to fly.

  • Midnight Sun Guardian aerospace medicine Airman impacts the mission

    Impact. Defined as yielding an effect, having an impact is the singular goal Senior Airman Loida Torres Román had in mind when she joined the Alaska Air National Guard’s 176th Wing.Impact can also be defined as the striking of one object against another, and that is exactly what happened in a

  • SRA Green, A Cut Above the Rest

    During this Thanksgiving, airmen and civilian alike have an opportunity to donate their time and effort from assisting in shelters to helping at food pantries. However, Senior Airman Reginald Green from the 916 Aerospace Medicine Squadron, a civilian barber, has a heartwarming story of perseverance

  • Aerospace Medicine Clinic keeps flyers in the sky

    The Aerospace Medicine Clinic plays a vital role in keeping flyers ready to complete the mission at RAF Mildenhall, England. Officially a part of the 48th Medical Group at neighboring RAF Lakenheath, the clinic is staffed with aerospace medicine technicians, independent duty medical technicians and

  • 59th MDW medic trainee saves choking toddler

    An Airman performed lifesaving intervention on a choking toddler at a local restaurant on March 30 in San Antonio, Texas.Airman First Class Tobias Titus, an aerospace medical technician in training at the 59th Medical Wing, and his wife were having dinner when he noticed a mother and grandmother at

  • 96th MDG provides aid to Tyndall AFB after Hurricane Michael

    As Eglin returned to normal operations after Hurricane Michael, a team of 96th Medical Group Airmen packed their bags to leave.A five-person Preventative Medicine team deployed to aid Eglin’s eastern neighbor, Tyndall Air Force Base, with base recovery efforts.

  • AF keeps a pulse on advancing en route patient monitoring

    Researchers with the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, are evaluating prototype noise-immune stethoscope technologies to assess their ability to function in dynamic high-noise environments on aircraft.