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  • Son follows father into Air Force

    People join the military for multiple reasons, such as patriotism, earning the opportunity to get an education, travel and medical benefits. One of the reasons Col. Joseph Anderson wanted to join the Air Force was to have his medical school paid for, which happened when he attended the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Resilient kids, ready Airmen

    One thing Airmen worry about when they deploy is the well-being of their family, especially children who may have a hard time coping with the challenges that come with a parent’s deployment. The impact of deployment on children is a key component of Airmen readiness. Knowing their family is well helps Airmen focus on the mission.
  • Military Children’s Health Month: Taking care of our youngest beneficiaries

    The Military Health System is dedicated to making sure we provide good care to our service members, retirees, and families. As a pediatric emergency physician for more than 20 years, I have witnessed heartbreaking scenes of children brought in for treatment after some terrible accident or illness, so I know firsthand how important it is to do our
  • April is Military Children’s Health Month in Air Force

    (This is the first AFMS article for the Military Children's Health Month series) April is Military Children’s Health Month. This time of year is an opportunity to recognize the children of our nation’s heroes –military children–and highlight their contributions to their communities, and the military’s role in caring for its children. Within the
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