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  • DOD medical officials outline COVID-19 testing approach

    Though the rate of confirmed positive COVID-19 tests among those in uniform is lower than that of the nation's civilian population, the most junior service members have a slightly higher rate than that of their civilian counterparts, the medical advisor to the Defense Department's coronavirus task force said.
  • Air Force BMT integrates tactical combat casualty care course for all Airmen

    During the tactical combat casual care course, service members learn lifesaving skills to render basic medical aid to a trauma casualty.
  • DHA selects first female AFMES director

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Alice Briones, Armed Forces Medical Examiner System deputy director, has been named director of AFMES, effective February 21, 2020, making Briones the first female director.
  • Air Force Surgeon General, medical enlisted force chief visit Hill AFB

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, and Chief Master Sgt. G. Steve Cum, Chief, Medical Enlisted Force and Enlisted Corps Chief, visited Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Feb. 11-13, to get a better understanding of the base’s 75th Medical Group and the missions it serves.
  • DoD to restructure 50 hospitals, clinics to improve readiness

    The Department of Defense today announced plans to restructure 50 military hospitals and clinics to better support wartime readiness of military personnel and to improve clinical training for medical forces who deploy in support of combat operations around the world.
  • Coronavirus: What providers, patients should know

    With news of the contagious and potentially deadly illness known as novel coronavirus grabbing headlines worldwide, military health officials say that an informed, common sense approach minimizes the chances of getting sick.
  • Sorry, flu, not this year

    The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Medical supply chain teamed with Department of Defense partners to provide 3.4 million doses of the influenza vaccine to service members, dependents and retirees.
  • Transition Spotlight: Maj. Nicole Ward and Capt. Matthew Muncey (Part 2)

    The U.S. Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs Office spoke with two Airmen deeply involved with the process of standing up DHA’s new capabilities to manage MTFs, ensuring this process is as smooth as possible for personnel and patients. Maj. Nicole “Nikki” Ward and Capt. Matthew “MC” Muncey are both assigned to the AFMS Transition Cell, helping facilitate the numerous ongoing and evolving transformation activities throughout the AFMS and MHS.
  • MHS GENESIS enabler to more effective military health system

    The Military Health System continues to implement a new, modern electronic health record - named MHS GENESIS - to harness advanced technology and transform how military health care is delivered to more than 9.5 million beneficiaries. The system’s functional champion, Air Force Maj. Gen. Lee Payne, assistant director for Combat Support at the Defense Health Agency, said the MHS is focused on three key priorities as it continues deploying the new record: ensuring that MHS GENESIS facilitates a high quality of care, protects the safety and security of patient information, and is trusted by healthcare professionals and patients.
  • Air Force transitions all U.S. military treatment facilities to DHA administration and management

    This October, U.S.-based Air Force military treatment facilities transferred administration and management to the Defense Health Agency. Congress directed this transfer in the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. Establishing an integrated Military Health System will standardize health care delivery and business operations across all military treatment facilities.
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