• 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

  • Nurse scientists generate new knowledge for Air Force

    As the Air Force Medical Service honors nurses and medical technicians during National Nurses and Techs Week, a lesser known nurse specialty, nurse scientists, conducts research to improve patient care. Nurse scientists are nurses who have achieved a PhD in nursing science, and engage in research to

  • Air Force Medical Home improves the patient experience

    Many patients who get care at Air Force hospitals and clinics may not think much about the health care delivery model used by their care team. However, the Air Force Medical Service thinks about it a lot, and has developed a care model called the Air Force Medical Home to improve the quality, access