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  • National Nurses Week: Capt. Stephanie Smiddy

    A cancer diagnosis can leave patients reeling, frightened and uncertain of the future, especially when it is an aggressive form of cancer or one that doesn’t respond to traditional treatments. This is the state many patients are in when the first meet Capt. Stephanie Smiddy, the infection control and immunization officer-in-charge assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard.
  • Nurses, medical technicians week 2019: Beyond Hurricane Michael

    The nurses and medical technicians assigned to the 325th Medical Group invite you to learn about the history of their field during National Nurses Week annual observance, May 6-10, 2019.
  • Military nursing exchange brings together 23 partner nations

    Representatives from 23 countries around Europe and Africa gathered at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, this week to share and collaborate during the 2019 European African Military Nursing Exchange. The 4-day event brought together nurses and medical professionals to present and share best practices, lessons learned and innovative healthcare practices pertaining to various military nursing specialties.
  • Best job in military health? For these men, it’s nursing

    Women dominate the nursing profession, but retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. Manny Santiago is quick to point out some historical exceptions.
  • For many nurses, saving lives means risking their own

    Nurses in the Military Health System understand that providing care may mean risking their own lives. On July 10, 2007, Army Capt. Maria Ortiz died in Iraq, marking the first time since the Vietnam War a military nurse had been killed in combat.
  • National Nurses Week: Remembering nurses and their contributions to military medicine

    Nurses have been caring for American service members on and off the battlefield since the Revolutionary War. Through the generations, the number of women and men serving as military nurses has continued to grow. The contribution, sacrifice, and bravery of these military and civilian medical professionals are recognized during National Nurses Week.
  • Nurses and medical techs, backbone of AF Medicine

    Medical organizations cannot succeed without nurses and medical technicians. May 6 through May 12 is National Nurses and Medical Technicians Week, when we honor the contributions nurses and techs make to patient care.
  • This Month in AFMS History: February 2018 marks 75th anniversary of the first formal graduation of U.S. Air Force flight nurses

    Seventy-five years ago, on February 18, 1943, the School of Air Evacuation held its first formal flight nurse graduation. Organized at Bowman Field, Kentucky, on October 6, 1942, the school trained flight surgeons, flight nurses, and flight technicians to care for patients during aeromedical transport.
  • Air Force Medicine during the Vietnam War

    By the height of the Vietnam War in the late 1960’s, the U.S. Air Force had 1,900 medics conducting medical operations in Southeast Asia. The steady aeromedical evacuation and in-theater care performed by the Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) in Southeast Asia drove innovation and evolution in flight medicine and aeromedical evacuation.
  • Deployed med group keeps Airmen, Coalition members in the fight

    Military members across the various U.S. service branches are all expected to maintain certain physical fitness standards in order to be fit to fight. But what happens when those military members get injured or come down with an illness while deployed?
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