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  • IDMT performs life-saving procedures while deployed

    Tech. Sgt. Richard Reid, an independent duty medical technician, performs life-saving procedures while deployed.
  • Mental health providers, leadership partner for deployment resiliency, readiness

    Deployed mental health providers work closely with leadership to help maintain warfighter resiliency and readiness. Service members are away from their usual support systems during deployment, and because the environment and stress puts them in unusual situations, they require innovative and flexible forms of mental health care.
  • Deploying mental health care downrange

    Deployed mental health providers play a vital role in delivering medical care downrange, ensuring the health of the warfighter and the mission. Even though service members who deploy are medically ready, both physically and mentally, the rigors of deployment can take a toll.
  • Resilient kids, ready Airmen

    One thing Airmen worry about when they deploy is the well-being of their family, especially children who may have a hard time coping with the challenges that come with a parent’s deployment. The impact of deployment on children is a key component of Airmen readiness. Knowing their family is well helps Airmen focus on the mission.
  • Deployed med group keeps Airmen, Coalition members in the fight

    Military members across the various U.S. service branches are all expected to maintain certain physical fitness standards in order to be fit to fight. But what happens when those military members get injured or come down with an illness while deployed?
  • Staying cool under pressure

    Constantly on high alert, and not knowing when or where an attack might occur, serving in a deployed environment can test even the most experienced Airmen. For 16 members of the 446th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, a recent deployment to Afghanistan was anything but routine.
  • Expeditionary Optometry sees the mission in a new light

    The need to provide specific medical care for deployed members as well as dependents alike is growing here. With minimal outside medical resources in the area, Airmen from the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group optometry clinic look to do more with less.   Since 2003, coalition numbers have grown.  Words and phrases such as “dependent” and
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