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  • Air Force stands up Air Force Medical Readiness Agency

    In a ceremony Friday at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia, the Air Force Medical Service stood up a new field operating agency, the Air Force Medical Readiness Agency. Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, and Brig. Gen. Mark Koeniger, incoming AFMRA commander, spoke at the ceremony, heralding a new era in Air Force Medicine.
  • AF Surgeon General visits Wild Weasels

    Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, visits Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 30, 2019.
  • AF Surgeon General, CMEF visit 380th EMDG

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, AF Surgeon General, spoke to the 380th Expeditionary Medical Group at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 11, 2018.
  • Air Force surgeon general visits 386th AEW

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, visiting and speaking with Airmen of the 386th Expeditionary Medical Group. As surgeon general, Hogg is responsible for recruiting, organizing, training, and equipping military personnel to support worldwide medical service missions.
  • USAF Surgeon General in China: ‘We have empowered our youngest Airmen to solve problems’

    The U.S. Air Force Surgeon General addressed a multinational audience of medical professionals here Sept. 18, 2018 as part of the Asia Pacific Military Health Exchange (APMHE) 18.
  • Air Force Surgeon General visits Cannon

    Air Force Medical Service leadership paid a multi-day visit to Cannon Air Force Base, Aug. 7-9, 2018. U.S. Air Force Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Dorothy A. Hogg and the Medical Enlisted Force and Enlisted Chief, Chief Master Sgt. George Cum timed their visit to overlap with the base’s annual Emergency Medical Technician Rodeo to obtain a close look at the skill-building competition.
  • A peek behind the curtain: Prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD

    Post-traumatic stress disorder can be debilitating, but there are therapies that can reduce symptoms, improve quality of life, and help Airmen return to duty. One of the most effective therapies, practiced by many Air Force mental health professionals, is prolonged exposure therapy.
  • New Surgeon General sees readiness, innovation as keys to medical mission

    Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg knows she has her work cut out for her as she leads the Air Force Medical Service during a time of transition. Newly appointed as the 23rd U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, Hogg is eager to address the challenges facing Air Force Medicine.
  • Air Force Surgeon General visits AFMES, AFMAO, 436th MDG medics

    Air Force Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger, and Chief Master Sgt. George Cum, Air Force Surgeon General medical enlisted force and enlisted corps chief, joined members of the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations and the 436th Medical Group at Dover Air Force Base last week.
  • AETC’s Aerospace Medicine: Last hope for every recruit’s medical waiver

    Air Education and Training Command Surgeon General’s Aerospace Medicine Division reviewed more than 45,000 case files for medical waivers in fiscal year 2016, averaging about 25 cases per person per work day.The Physical Standards Branch, or SGPS, is an 11-person office and serves as the designated service medical waiver authority for all
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