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  • Hometown friends and heroes take to the sky

    It’s not every day that you get to pilot an F-16 fighter jet while one of your best friends fills the back seat. Let alone, a friend whose medical expertise, saved your Air Force flying career.  For Capt. Louis Bloom, 36th Fighter Squadron F-16 pilot and Maj. Christopher Ng, 51st Medical Operations Squadron general surgeon, their tour at Osan Air Base marks an unexpected milestone in both their friendship and career.
  • Check your ego at the door, be your own advocate

    Master Sgt. James Stalnaker always thought going to mental health was a deal breaker for your career; that mental issues make you a weaker person. It took encountering struggles of his own to change those views.
  • International Women’s Day recognizes the contribution of women around the AFMS

    International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on the many contributions that women have made worldwide, and to the Air Force Medical Service.
  • Leaders in MHS look to inspire the next generation during Black History Month

    The contributions of African-Americans to military medicine are many and ongoing. During Black History Month, three current African-American Military Health System senior leaders shared their stories with some common themes: decades of struggle, perseverance and above all, opportunities presented through service to the nation. “My parents and
  • Air Force medical leaders gather to discuss the future of healthcare

    This week, the Air Force Medical Service is hosting a Senior Leadership Workshop for medical leaders at the National Conference Center in Leesburg. Close to 400 officers and noncommissioned officers will gather to discuss ideas and share observations related to the theme of “Air Force Medicine in Action – Powering Health and Performance.” The
  • New commander takes AFMSA reigns

    Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark Ediger, the Air Force Surgeon General, passed command of the Air Force Medical Support Agency to Col. Dean Borsos during a change of command ceremony Aug. 30 at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, Va. Borsos assumed command of AFMSA from Brig. Gen. James McClain.   “Under Gen. McClain's leadership, AFMSA has played