• Air Force continues combat patient evac amidst pandemic

    Air Force aeromedical evacuation delivers lifesaving global patient movement, and even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, it remains a no-fail mission for warfighters in a combat zone.Patients with either suspected or confirmed COVID-19 diagnoses are safely transported via the Transport Isolation System

  • Air Force, Army medevacs 30 patients

    Chaos ensues on the flight line as 30 battered and bruised patients ail from injuries suffered during simulated wartime contingencies. Responsible for rapidly responding and stabilizing the situation, a special crew of U.S. Air Force and Army medical professionals rush to the scene with one

  • AF keeps a pulse on advancing en route patient monitoring

    Researchers with the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, are evaluating prototype noise-immune stethoscope technologies to assess their ability to function in dynamic high-noise environments on aircraft.

  • Lighter, leaner, lifesaving: AF tests wearable medical tech

    Wearable medical technology is helping the Air Force bring advanced deployed medical capabilities further forward on the battlefield.Researchers from the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, are advancing wearable medical technology to offer new types of care in

  • AF tests en route wound care device

    Air Force Medical Evaluation and Support Activity engineers and medics successfully tested a new multi-channel wound vacuum system, a device that would improve aeromedical evacuation crews’ capability to deliver life-saving en route wound care. AFMESA routinely performs operational testing of

  • Air Force researchers test deployable oxygen generation

    Air Force medics delivering trauma care in austere environments face many challenges. One dilemma Air Force researchers are working to overcome is the need for a mobile, effective, and safe way to supply medical oxygen to treat patients with severely damaged lung function closer to the point of

  • Air Force researchers develop kidney care for austere environments

    Acute kidney injury is a common side effect of combat injuries. A new device being developed by Air Force researchers from the 60th Medical Group at Travis Air Force Base will treat the life-threatening symptoms of AKI closer to the point of injury, saving the lives of wounded service members. In

  • Air Force medical research supports en route care mission

    Air Force Medicine is engaged in a wide array of health research and innovation projects to improve how we deliver care to the warfighter. One area where the Air Force Medical System is uniquely suited to conduct research, is improving the way we transport patients, a field where the Air Force has