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  • ‘The people and the mission’: Retiring Air Force Surgeon General reflects on challenges, triumphs and growth

    When Lt. Gen. Dorothy A. Hogg assumed the role of Air Force Surgeon General in 2018, she saw an opportunity to carve out a renewed readiness vision and foster a culture of innovation for the Air Force Medical Service. After three years in the highest position in the AFMS, and more than 37 years of active duty service, Hogg retires June 4.
  • 59th Medical Wing members welcome Air Force Nurse Corps chief as new commander

    Brig. Gen. Jeannine Ryder took command of the 59th Medical Wing during a change of command ceremony at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy Auditorium here April 29, 2021. The outgoing commander is Maj. Gen. John J. DeGoes, who leaves here for Washington D.C. to serve as the next Deputy Surgeon General of the Air Force.
  • Air Force’s COVID-19 response - one year on the frontlines with a new enemy

    Since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic one year ago, U.S. Air Force medics, along with medical personnel across the country, were pushed to the frontlines of this battle with this novel, invisible enemy.
  • DoD tests VR suicide prevention training at Scott, Travis AFBs

    The 30-minute training is aimed to help Airmen’s comfort in engaging with others to prevent suicide.
  • Air Force Surgeon General visits Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, receives COVID-19 vaccine

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kelvin Thomas, 316th Medical Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of immunizations, administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination to U.S. Air Force Lt. General Dorothy A. Hogg, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force Surgeon General, at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C., Jan. 6, 2021. As initial quantities of
  • Air Force Surgeon General’s annual workshop concludes, focuses on “refusing to lose”

    The Air Force Surgeon General’s annual Senior Leadership Workshop wrapped up on December 9 after three days of informative virtual sessions and speakers whose presentations brought into focus the theme of “Accelerate, Change or Lose.” Day three focused on refusing to lose by recognizing challenges to resiliency, representation and relationships that if not remedied could be barriers to success.
  • Air Force Surgeon General’s annual workshop focuses on accelerating military medicine

    Air Force Medical Service leaders met virtually for the second day of the Air Force Surgeon General’s Senior Leadership Workshop on December 8. The day’s theme centered on acceleration, inspired by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Brown, Jr.’s Strategic Approach document called “Accelerate, Change or Lose.” Senior leaders focused on how the COVID-19 pandemic pushed the AFMS to elevate innovative solutions, ensuring the Air Force’s operational and patient-care missions continued uninterrupted.
  • Air Force Surgeon General focuses on leadership at annual workshop

    The Air Force Surgeon General’s annual Senior Leadership Workshop began December 7 with more than 500 Air Force Medical Service leaders attending virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The all-virtual platform, a first for the Air Force Medical Service, enabled leaders to discuss various topics such as COVID-19, diversity and inclusion, Military Health System transformation, and readiness.
  • Air Force’s new top enlisted medic shares importance of learning, mentorship and facing challenges

    Stepping into a new role in the midst of a global pandemic is no easy feat. This is especially true when that role involves being responsible for the welfare, readiness, morale and utilization of the 34,000 Total Force medical enlisted community. Chief Master Sgt. Dawn Kolczynski has done just that, as she stepped in to join the leadership of the Air Force Medical Service as Chief, Medical Enlisted Force. It is clear she knows what she is up against, and does not take the responsibility of serving as the enlisted voice lightly. Kolczynski spoke with Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs to give Airmen an idea of how she plans to take on this new role.
  • Airlifter of the Week: Dreaming big

    She’s done almost everything the 86th Dental Squadron has to offer; from scheduling patients for appointments to breaking and reassembling the jaws of her patients. What’s the next step for this Senior Airman? Running the squadron. Though the 86th DS dental assistant recently won the title of Airlifter of the Week, the award is just another step towards DeMeyer-Robles’ ultimate Air Force goal: becoming an Air Force officer.
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