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  • 88th Medical Group plastic surgery clinic provides more than cosmetic procedures

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Cosmetic enhancements are usually the first thing that comes to mind when people think of plastic surgery but the 88th Medical Group plastic surgery clinic offers much more than just cosmetic procedures.     The 88th Medical Group plastic surgery clinic has two plastic surgeons and is one of five plastic
  • 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 task scientist on a project to improve patient care
  • 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 care and mental health services.In 2016, a study
  • 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 to getting relief is finding out exactly what you
  • 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 lights, dozens of medical professionals. It’s dark and
  • 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 Jackson, 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medical
  • Leaders in MHS look to inspire the next generation during Black History Month

    The contributions of African-Americans to military medicine are many and ongoing. During Black History Month, three current African-American Military Health System senior leaders shared their stories with some common themes: decades of struggle, perseverance and above all, opportunities presented through service to the nation. “My parents and
  • 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 aerospace propulsion, but now she’s serving as a