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  • AFRL, AFLCMC respond to warfighter request for assistance

    The Air Force Research Laboratory continues to provide U.S. Air Force combat aviators with specialized research and partner with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center to provide technical support when called upon by the nation’s warfighters.
  • Two OAY medics share how they support USAF

    Two medical Airmen selected as the Air Force’s 2019 Outstanding Airmen of the Year award share their experiences, and how they support the Air Force both at home and abroad.
  • Air Force warns Airmen of e-cigarette risks

    With more than 2,000 reported cases of lung injury associated with electronic cigarettes nationwide, it is vital that Airmen understand potential impacts on their health.
  • Air Force Reservist assists in life-saving care aboard a commercial flight

    On December 2, an Air Force Reserve technical sergeant was in the right place at the right time when a fellow passenger on a civilian flight suffered an in-flight emergency. Tech. Sgt. Donny, a Pararescue specialist, with 304th Rescue Squadron in Portland, was traveling from Portland to Phoenix when he was called into action. Crewmembers aboard his flight asked passengers if anyone had medical training to assist a young woman who had fallen ill.
  • Texas National Guard's 6th CERFP Task Force participates in evaluation exercise

    Members of the Texas National Guard's 6th CERFP Task Force took part in a response evaluation exercise in Round Rock, Texas, Dec. 4-8. The Texas National Guard's 6th CERFP Task Force includes the 149th Medical Detachment-1 and Fatality Search and Recovery Team from the 149th Fighter Wing, an Air National Guard unit headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. This task force comprises both Air and Army National Guardsmen who may be called upon to assist first responders within FEMA region 6 - Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Mexico.
  • Tri-Service surgeons perform the first surgeries at new hospital

    Six military general surgeons (three Army, two Navy, and one Air Force) and an Air Force Physician Assistant performed surgeries together on the opening day of Brian D. Allgood Army Community Hospital and Ambulatory Care Center on Nov. 15, 2019. They experienced the cutting-edge surgical systems in the state-of-the-art facility which has bigger, more spacious operating rooms. This event showcased the solid network and collaboration that has been cultivated amongst the tri-service general surgeons on the Korean Peninsula to enhance the readiness of the U.S. Military in the Pacific region.
  • An AFMS look back at the 2019 Senior Leadership Workshop

    Senior leaders from across the Air Force Medical Service gathered at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, Virginia, Dec. 2-5, 2019, to discuss the readiness, relevance, and resilience of the medical force.
  • Air Force Surgeon General updates Congress on medical reform

    Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, the U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, testified Thursday, Dec. 5, before the House Armed Services Committee’s Military Personnel Subcommittee. Hogg’s testimony focused on modernizing the Air Force Medical Service to support the National Defense Strategy and emerging readiness requirements.
  • An AFMS Look Back at November 2019

    This month’s photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting the Air Force medical mission.
  • SRA Green, A Cut Above the Rest

    During this Thanksgiving, airmen and civilian alike have an opportunity to donate their time and effort from assisting in shelters to helping at food pantries. However, Senior Airman Reginald Green from the 916 Aerospace Medicine Squadron, a civilian barber, has a heartwarming story of perseverance and giving back throughout the homeless community.