• Osan receives hypoxia familiarization trainer

    The 51st Operations Support Squadron’s Aerospace Physiology Training team opened the first hypoxia familiarization trainer on the Korean Peninsula for military personnel, April 1, 2022.

  • Spark Tank idea comes to life through AFRL engineers

    Imagine a kitchen without a countertop or a garage without a space for its tools and nothing but the floor as a workspace. This is how Ground Surgical Teams have worked for years, but engineers from the 711th Human Performance Wing, part of the Air Force Research Laboratory, are addressing this

  • Research innovations improve en route care

    In combat situations, there is a critical window of time between when a U.S. warfighter sustains a trauma injury and when they receive proper medical attention. This window, known as the golden hour, is where the military’s en route care efforts come into play.     En route care focuses on the

  • Air Force begins study on noise exposures

    An Air Force Surgeon General initiative called Total Exposure Health will soon advance from a concept to a real-world demonstration at an operational base. Total Exposure Health focuses on primary prevention, which includes exposures in the workplace, the environment, and lifestyles in order to

  • Saber Strike turns to medevac mission for C-17 aircrew

    After a C-17 Globemaster III aircrew from the 21st Airlift Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, California, took off June 10 for exercise Saber Strike 16, they ended up on a real-world emergency medical mission to help a fellow Airman.

  • AFMS Innovations team creates portal for new ideas

    In September, Airmen will be able to submit innovative health care ideas and existing health care system challenges to the Innovations Knowledge Exchange Web Portal, a new way for the Air Force Medical Service Innovations team to capture potential ideas. The AFMS Innovations office already

  • Changing Air Force healthcare through innovation

    Innovation is a buzzword often associated with new technology platforms or successful sports teams, but in reality innovation can apply anywhere someone comes up with a new idea or way of doing something.When it comes to health innovation and research, it’s all about finding new solutions to improve

  • Wartime innovation: Battleborn medical device saves lives at home

    In the early morning hours of Feb. 21, a 28-year-old gunshot victim is inside an ambulance enroute to University of California Davis Medical Center, the only level I trauma center in Sacramento, California. The patient, receiving cardiopulmonary resuscitation during transport, is fading quickly due

  • Total Exposure Health: an innovation in precision health

    Walking in sunlight, being stuck in traffic, painting in a studio, listening to music, washing a car … What do these things have in common? Each illustrates a form of “exposure” through our environment and lifestyle.Health is not independent of environment and lifestyle. Our environment and

  • Wartime Innovation: Battleborn medical device saves lives at home

    In the early morning hours of Feb. 21, a 28-year-old gunshot victim is inside an ambulance enroute to University of California Davis Medical Center, the only level I trauma center in Sacramento, California. The patient, receiving cardiopulmonary resuscitation during transport, is fading quickly due