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  • U.S. builds bonds in Papua New Guinea during Pacific Angel 19-4

    Approximately 70 U.S. and 20 multilateral service members participated in Pacific Angel 19-4, enhancing Papua New Guinea defense force’s humanitarian assistance and disaster relief capabilities while providing medical outreach services.
  • 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.
  • Exercise Pac Angel 19-1 wraps up in Bangladesh

    Throughout that time, the U.S. and partner nations teamed up to provide medical care and engineering assistance as well as conduct subject matter expert exchanges with the Bangladesh Air Force and civil organizations, such as the Red Crescent and Ministry of Health.
  • Fighting Pandemics: Pacific Air Forces and Association of South East Asian Nations Center for Military Medicine join forces to prevent outbreaks

    The ability to rapidly detect outbreaks is critical to mitigating their overall impact. This is why the Pacific Air Forces Office of the Surgeon General and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Center for Military Medicine have joined forces in order to establish a harmonized disease outbreak surveillance system.
  • 51st MDG highlights versatility during AF SG visit

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, believes focusing on medical readiness and innovation will drive the Air Force Medical Service forward. During her visit to the 51st Medical Group at Osan Air Base, Sept. 24, Hogg received a firsthand look at the various capabilities of the primary care flight, dental clinic, pharmacy, flight medicine, emergency trauma bay, multi-service nursing unit, and other medical facilities.
  • Medical exchange enhances U.S., India partnership

    U.S. Air Force Airmen traveled to the Institute of Aviation Medicine in Bengaluru, India, in late June 2018 for a subject-matter expert exchange (SMEE) with the Indian air force (IAF).
  • JASDF Surgeon General visits PACAF

    U.S. Air Force Col. (Dr.) Lee Harvis, Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) command surgeon, and Koku Jieitai, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Maj. Gen. Shinya Bekku, Koku Jieitai surgeon general, met at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, for their first face-to-face meeting July 9-12, 2018.
  • JBER leading PACAF in casualty care training

    Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, is leading the way in training service members to save the lives of wounded comrades in combat. The 673d Medical Group at JBER is the first site in Pacific Air Forces to be implementing Tactical Combat Casualty Care, a life-saving course scheduled to replace Self-Aid and Buddy Care.
  • Officials announce 12 OAY Award winners for 2017

    Air Force officials have named the service's top enlisted members, announcing the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2017.
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