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  • Air Force partners with University of Nebraska Medical Center for infectious disease proficiency

    The Air Force is creating a program to best prepare medical Airmen to respond to infectious disease threats that could impact military personnel and operations. The U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine is developing a training program with the University of Nebraska Medical Center through the Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills Omaha program. The program launched in 2018 and Airmen are set to begin taking classes in October.
  • AFRL’s Epidemiology Lab supports world health officials in flu vaccine development

    The United States is currently in the midst of influenza season, but the medical readiness of Airmen across the Air Force is being supported by a DoD-wide respiratory pathogen surveillance program located at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting 19 million cases, 180,000 hospitalizations, and 10,000 deaths in the U.S. alone.
  • AFRL, AFLCMC respond to warfighter request for assistance

    The Air Force Research Laboratory continues to provide U.S. Air Force combat aviators with specialized research and partner with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center to provide technical support when called upon by the nation’s warfighters.
  • AFRL team enhances safety for survival specialists through wearable health monitoring technology

    An Air Force Research Laboratory team recently delivered version 2.0 of the Survival Health Awareness Responders Kit to U.S. Air Force instructors at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Camp Bullis, a 28,000-acre site in Texas, used to train Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialists.
  • USAF School of Aerospace Medicine receives new commander

    Col. Theresa Goodman assumed command of the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine in a Change of Command ceremony in the atrium of the schoolhouse, July 19.
  • 910th teams with 445th for aeromedical evacuation training

    Youngstown Air Reserve Station aircrew members flew a C-130H Hercules aircraft to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to conduct an aeromedical evacuation exercise with medical personnel from the 445th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron. The C-130H is a versatile aircraft that can be customized for a wide variety of missions.
  • Top Air Force medical officers trained at Wright-Patterson Medical Center

    More than 100 of the newest Air Force military medical residents and interns were recognized at a graduation ceremony held at the National Museum of the United States Air Force May 23. Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, was the guest speaker for the graduation ceremonies.
  • BATDOK improves, tailors to deployed medical Airmen

    For more than three years, researchers with the Air Force Research Laboratory have continuously refined the Battlefield Assisted Trauma Distributed Observation Kit, or BATDOK, improving how combat medics deliver care in austere environments using an adaptable smartphone program.
  • Cadets earn bronze medal at genetic research competition in Boston

    Cadets took the bronze medal at the International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition in Boston, Oct. 24-28.
  • Robotics key to medical Airmen recruitment, retention, readiness

    With surgical robots becoming the standard of care across many specialties, the Air Force Medical Service is keeping up with the latest advancements to provide the best patient care and maintain Airman readiness.
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