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  • Arkansas Guardsman takes care of medical group

    As a teenager, Ché Kinnard liked art. In college, he became more interested in the medical career field, and this passion took off when he joined the Air National Guard in 1990.

  • 17th MDG medics compete in 2022 Medic Rodeo

    This year, the 27th Special Operations Wing hosted its 13th annual Medic Rodeo, an Air Force-wide competition that incorporates teams from across the Air Force to participate in 30 challenges that test the strength and knowledge of each team.

  • Braving the Last Frontier: Recounting the ITI 1,000-mile ultramarathon

    Frozen air whips by, sinking its teeth into any inch of exposed skin it can find. Snow pushes in from all sides, forcing its way through waterproofed layers and attempting to soak everything beneath. Dozens of pounds of gear are pulling and dragging and begging to stop as they are carried ever

  • Military medical team supports hospital in Oklahoma City

    In response to a request for assistance, Air Force medical personnel recently deployed to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to support INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center. This support is part of a larger response led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency assisting hospitals across the United States.

  • Medical readiness training through the pandemic

    The 59th Medical Readiness Training Center continues to provide the highest level of training for medics across the Air Force Medical Service prior to deployment as well as ensuring skills remain current.

  • Total Force medics help support FEMA in vaccine efforts

    As of April 29, approximately 1.5 million people worldwide have tested positive for COVID-19, making vaccination efforts more crucial than ever.A team of approx. 140 Airmen from 24 bases spread throughout the U.S. have come together in St. Paul, Minn., to help support the Federal Emergency

  • How medics earn their wings

    As the only training unit for the aeromedical evacuation career field, the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Training Squadron instructs all active duty, Guard and Reserve Airmen in the upgrade process to become flight nurses and AE technicians. The training culminates in a check-ride, on board an

  • ARNORTH to expand military COVID-19 operations to North Dakota

    At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Defense is deploying approximately 60 U.S. Air Force medical personnel to support hospitals across multiple locations in North Dakota. U.S. Army North (ARNORTH), the Joint Force Land Component Command of U.S Northern

  • 48 years in uniform

    When Craig Thomas enlisted as an Aerial Port Squadron Technician in the U.S. Air Force in December 1971, he never imagined he would become a doctor, let alone that he would go on to serve for over 48 years.“It’s been quite a journey,” said Thomas.