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  • EMEDS maintains readiness posture

    Expeditionary Medical Support, an 86th Medical Group asset, remains postured and ready at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, should the capability be needed in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and saving lives.
  • Operation Allied Force and Shining Hope: The making of the new expeditionary AFMS

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Air Force Medical Service’s involvement in Operation Allied Force and the humanitarian support in Operation Shining Hope, and the first deployment of the Air Force’s Expeditionary Medical Support System, or EMEDS.
  • Vigorous Warrior 2019: Strengthening readiness and building partnerships

    For the first time, U.S Air Force assets participated in Vigorous Warrior, NATO’s largest-ever medical exercise held in April. Vigorous Warrior is a biannual readiness event organized by the NATO Military Medicine Centre of Excellence, headquartered in Budapest, Romania. This year’s exercise involved more than 2,500 participants from 39 partner nations.
  • Medical logistics Airmen enable enhancement of lifesaving skills at NATO exercise in Romania

    Approximately 50 Airmen from the 86th Medical Group, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, arrived April 3 at Cincu Military Base, Romania, to participate in the NATO-led medical exercise Vigorous Warrior 19.
  • An AFMS look back: Air Force provides medical, humanitarian support after hurricane devastation

    The hurricanes that battered dozens of islands in the Caribbean and the southeast U.S. in 2017 left millions without power, food, safe drinking water and medical support. In the wake of the devastation, disaster relief efforts mobilized, with Air Force assets providing aeromedical evacuation, logistics support and medics from several military treatment facilities.
  • EMEDS Training at Exercise Maroon Surge

    To project forward medical capability into deployed settings, the Air Force uses Expeditionary Medical Support System.
  • Exercise Maroon Surge trains in crisis scenario response

    In an effort to advance combat readiness, the 86th Medical Group conducted Exercise Maroon Surge on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 4 through June 11.
  • AFNORTH wraps up EMEDS exercise

    Air Forces Northern Surgeon General’s office members wrapped up their evaluation of an Expeditionary Medical Support (EMEDS) confirmation field exercise, April 20.
  • AFNORTH surgeon general team evaluates DSCA medical response capabilities

    Two members of Air Forces Northern’s Surgeon General’s office are watching months of their planning efforts unfold here during an Expeditionary Medical Support confirmation field exercise, April 16-21, as they evaluate the 81st Medical Group’s response to simulated tornado aftermath.
  • Airmen treat "patient" during EMEDS exercise

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Khaliha Love, left, and Senior Airman Glen Snyder, medics assigned to the 81st Medical Group, Keesler Air Force Base, treat a “patient” during the Expeditionary Medical Support (EMEDS) field confirmation exercise facility build-up portion at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, April 17, 2018. The exercise evaluates the tactics,
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