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  • Air Force Medicine bolsters medical training for non-clinical specialties

    The Air Force Medical Service is adding medical training to its non-patient care career fields to increase the number of Airmen able to provide support in mass casualty and other emergencies. The initiative, called Medic-X, equips all Air Force medics with the type of skills medical facility leaders need in situations requiring additional manpower. The initiative provides foundational, tactical clinical support that would maximize medical capabilities.
  • Service members support COVID-19 operations in California hospitals

    Service members support COVID-19 operations in California hospitals.
  • Ramstein medics conduct Negatively Pressurized Conex training

    Since the start of COVID-19, people have had to overcome an array of situations and medics within the Kaiserslautern Military Community have done just that. On July 14, 2020, members of Air Mobility Command came to Ramstein Air Base to teach local medical instructors proper procedures for a number of situations that could happen in a Negatively Pressurized Conex.
  • Team Travis conducts first Indo-Pacific aeromedical evacuation mission for COVID-19

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from at Travis Air Force Base, California, transported one COVID-19 positive patient to the U.S. from the Indo-Pacific region July 17, 2020. An active duty service member, who tested positive for the coronavirus, was transported from the Indo-Pacific region to America’s West Coast for treatment at David Grant USAF Medical Center on Travis AFB. The successful aeromedical airlift support was conducted by the 775th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Flight via C-17 Globemaster III aircraft from the 21st Airlift Squadron here. This aeromedical evacuation mission marks the first operational employment of the Transport Isolation System, or TIS, in support of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility. It is the 18th employment of the TIS since its first operational use for COVID-19 on April 10, 2020.
  • 378th EMDS train for rapid heat injury response

    With the average temperature in the south Kingdom of Saudi Arabia being 113 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer months, heat related injuries are the number one non-combative danger for all personnel deployed to the austere environment. The 378th Expeditionary Medical Squadron and the 378th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron fire department, are working together to decrease response times to heat injuries; as well as, training to treat those injuries when they arise.
  • Taking care of AF frontline providers

    Air Force medics are on the front lines against COVID-19, and maintaining their mental well-being is critical to keeping them in the fight. Delivering medical care in a pandemic or other crisis creates new mental health challenges, and makes existing challenges more serious. Medics should be aware of the increased risk to their well-being, and how it could affect their work caring for patients. One of the biggest risks for providers is burnout, or compassion fatigue.
  • Air Force medical recruiting up while recruiters, applicants serve their communities

    The COVID-19 global pandemic has thrown obstacles into everyone’s path, but Air Force Health Professions recruiters and their applicants are overcoming these challenges and motivating their colleagues and communities to step up to help others.
  • DAFB postured to serve as key hub in COVID-19 fight

    In the ongoing fight against COVID-19, two Transport Isolation Systems, along with trained medical Airmen, arrived at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, April 30, 2020.
  • Air Force embedded medics keep Airmen fit during pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we all live our lives and do our jobs. Even with those changes, essential Air Force missions continue, and embedded physical therapists are working as hard as ever to keep Airmen fit to fight. Embedded medics are finding creative ways to accomplish their mission while still following Department of Defense and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
  • Florida Army and Air Guard medical professionals join forces to fight COVID-19

    For the first time in the Florida Guard’s history, medical professionals from the Army and Air Guard have come together in one joint unit. Their mission? Provide medical support in an alternate care facility as part of the state’s COVID-19 response.
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