• 6th MDG advancing medical readiness training with augmented reality

    Manikin-based training is currently the mainstay of military medical readiness training, however, the COVID-19 pandemic revealed some limitations to large-scale in-person training during times of social distancing. The introduction of augmented reality training increases the availability of

  • Artificial intelligence makes its way to MacDill dermatology clinic

    The dermatology clinic at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, boasts a machine that can help patients log and track various skin conditions over time.Its ability to use high resolution photos of the patients’ body and intelligently detect when new marks appear and grow larger allows Maj. Thomas

  • Joint, total force enhances MacDill EOD training

    For the first time, the 6th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, used its semiannual training as the foundation for something more.The 927th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, Joint Communication Support Element and the U.S. Army’s 5-159th

  • 59 MDW expands wounded warrior care at MacDill AFB

    MacDill Air Force Base’s 6th Medical Wing’s dermatology clinic partnered with members from the 59th MDW to learn fractional laser resurfacing, a treatment used by the 59th MDW since 2007, providing patient-centered care to wounded warriors with traumatic amputations, burns and severe scarring.

  • Total Force Simulation Lab trains medical technicians

    Proficiency for military medical technicians can be difficult and overwhelming to maintain, especially for those who serve as Air Force Reservists. To ensure training is accomplished in an effective and efficient manner, the MacDill medical simulation lab utilizes innovative technology to provide a

  • Aeromedical nurse directs complex missions to provide priority care

    Multiple patient movements occurred as three hurricanes made way through Texas, the Caribbean and Florida, Aug. 24 to Sept. 19, 2017. Maj. Terri Felder from the 43rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina, served as a medical crew director for these flights.

  • Zika: What you need to know

    Governor Rick Scott announced on August 1, 2016 that the Florida Department of Health (DOH) has identified 10 additional people in Miami, Florida with the Zika virus who likely contracted it locally through a mosquito bite. That is in addition to the four people identified on July 29, bringing the