• Torii Station Bolsters Ambulatory Capabilities

    Okinawa recently enhanced its ability to respond to emergency medical situations on and off post by standing up an ambulance crew who will be able to respond to SOFA-status personnel that are in need of medical transport to the hospital.

  • First Flight Nurse of the Year Award

    On May 5, 1968, the Aerospace Medical Association established the “Flight Nurse of the Year award.  The first recipient, Maj. Virginia M. Alena, received a trophy, a wrist watch, and a $500 honorarium from the sponsor of the award, Douglas Aircraft Company. She was recognized for her work as the

  • TRICARE: Celebrating Our Military Kids

    Although April is the Month of the Military Child, recognizing our military’s youngest heroes is a year-round effort. Nearly two million U.S. military children serve our country as part of service members’ families. For these children, TRICARE offers benefits for their well-being, such as well-child

  • TRICARE Can Offer Relief for Allergy Sufferers

    Whether it is seasonal or a reaction to a specific food, allergies can be bothersome or dangerous.  With seasonal allergies, depending on where you live, allergies can begin to affect you as early as February. If you suffer from food or other allergies, the effects can be felt year-round.  The key

  • 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

  • Air Commandos bring passion, pride to Black History Month display

    Air Commandos visiting the Cannon clinic might have noticed some new displays this month--from the banners that greet them at the front door to the model P-51 Mustang soaring over their heads. The multimedia display honoring Black History Month was planned and accomplished by Master Sgt. William

  • LAST CALL: Physician Assistant Program seeks applicants by Jan. 30

    The Interservice Physician Assistant Program is accepting applications from active duty officers and enlisted Airmen through the end of January for the annual March selection boards.  1st Lt. Cindy Fernandez graduated from the program in October 2016. She was previously an enlisted member in

  • 60th Anniversary of Dependent Care

    The Dependents’ Medical Care Act, effective since Dec. 7, 1956, enabled dependents of military personnel to be treated by civilian doctors in cases of pregnancy, serious injuries, or illnesses requiring hospitalization. The law also opened up medical facilities of all services and the U.S. Public

  • Be Aware of Bullying This Month

    October is Bullying Prevention Month and TRICARE wants you to be aware of resources available to you. Does your child have frequent headaches and stomach aches, especially on school days? It may not be a sign of physical illness. It might be a sign that your child is being bullied. Some other signs

  • Part II: The Cure

    The Mulumba family faces a new challenge in their battle with Sickle-cell.

  • TRICARE to Expand Preventive Service Coverage

    TRICARE has always had excellent coverage of important preventive services and we are making it better.  TRICARE is adding preventive services to ensure our preventive services are aligned with recommendations of the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), and the Health Resources and

  • Veterans helping veterans

    Citizen Airmen from the 927th Air Refueling Wing and active duty Airmen from the 6th Air Mobility Wing Dental Clinic here, traveled approximately 40 miles north of MacDill AFB to the Veteran’s Memorial Park, Hudson Florida to join with hundreds of other community volunteers for the 2016 Operation

  • Physical therapy team assist in rehabilitation of injured Airmen

    At times the fast paced military lifestyle can take a toll on Airmen, and can lead to injuries affecting their ability to accomplish the mission.Airmen assigned to the 36th Medical Operations Squadron Physical Therapy Clinic offer their assistance by helping patients recover from chronic or acute