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  • Saving lives since ‘72

    The black smoke swirled around the young fireman as he helped fight the growing flames that threatened to consume the home. Through the rolling darkness that consumed him, a hand passed back what looked like a dirty rag. This was 15-year-old Jeffrey Barbour’s first experience in a burning building

  • VA and Air Force Announce Tele-Intensive Care Unit Sharing Agreement

    The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Midwest Health Care Network and the Air Force Medical Operations Agency today announced a collaborative Tele-ICU agreement that will allow Air Force patients at five military treatment facilities to use VA’s Tele-ICU capabilities through its centralized

  • Expeditionary aeromedical squadron creates mobile ICU

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The intensive care unit that the 455th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron operates out of the back of a C-130J Hercules is a different scene entirely. An intensive care unit is usually a sterile environment, white hospital walls, pristine floors, bright fluorescent

  • Tele-ICU: future of intensive care

    For Airmen working in a hospital’s intensive care unit, getting a second opinion from an experienced physician serves as an invaluable commodity. Airmen at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center on Nellis Air Force Base will have that opportunity thanks to a partnership with Veteran Affairs to