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Publio Gonzalez, a biologist with the Gorgas Institute, holds a bat in Meteti, Panama, June 6, 2018. Gonzalez and U.S. military doctors were participating in an Emerging Infectious Diseases Training Event, in which they received informational lectures from Panamanian infectious disease experts and field studies of possible virus-carrying wildlife and insects. The event took place during Exercise New Horizons 2018, which is a joint training exercise where U.S. military members conduct training in civil engineer, medical, and support services while benefiting the local community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dustin Mullen) Emerging infectious disease training event bolsters medical readiness
A team of U.S. military doctors, public health specialists and members of various other career fields participated in a week-long Emerging Infectious Diseases Training Event June 4-8, 2018, in Panama during the New Horizons 2018 humanitarian training exercise. The event, aimed at enhancing attendee cultural competencies and professional knowledge, consisted of briefings, lectures and a day of field study.
0 6/12
2018
Default Air Force Logo Secure Messaging makes communicating with your Air Force doctor simple
In today’s connected world, we expect most communication to be convenient and instantaneous. Why should communicating with your health provider be any different? That is why the Air Force Medical Service offers a secure messaging platform for patients and families to communicate safely and quickly with their providers.
0 4/10
2018
Lt. Col. Elizabeth Erickson (first row, second from right), a U.S. Air Force physician, poses for a photo with Afghan women healthcare providers and Staff Sgt. Sarah Saelens when she worked on the Zabul Provincial Reconstruction Team. The PRT worked closely with local healthcare providers to improve the health and wellbeing of Afghan women. (Courtesy photo) Female physician builds partnerships through Global Health Engagements
A career in the Air Force is often a truly global experience. For Lt. Col. Elizabeth Erickson, her experiences in military health outreach around the world allows her to build strong partnerships.
0 3/28
2018
Chief Master Sergeant David J. Little, Chief, Medical Operations and Research, Office of the Air Force Surgeon General, speaks during the Feb. 2017 Medical Museum Science Café at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, on Tues., Feb. 28, 2017. Little's program was titled "Air Force Medical Service: Building Competent, Capable Enlisted Airmen." Air Force Medicine: Anytime, anywhere in the world
SILVER SPRING, MD. (AFNS) -- The U.S. Air Force Medical Service assures that the service deploys a medically-fit force and educates airmen to become medical professionals, according to Chief Master Sgt. David J. Little, the Office of the Air Force Surgeon General Chief of medical operations and research.
0 6/22
2017
U.S. Air Force Capt. James Dunham, an intensive care ward nurse at Craig Joint Theater Hospital, checks the vitals of a patient at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 3, 2017. As a nurse, Dunham is the link between the patient and doctor. They are responsible for ensuring medicine is administered, pain is managed and attending to the patient in any way they can. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier) Care under fire: Nurses provide medical, emotional support for those in need
A doctor’s office can induce feelings of uncertainty and anguish, but those emotions quickly fade away when a warmhearted nurse greets you. Whether the nurse is checking your pulse or taking blood, their hospitality quickly puts patients at ease. In a deployed environment, where stress levels are through the roof, hospitality can mean everything to a patient who is recovering from a gunshot wound or was caught in a roadside bomb blast.
0 5/09
2017
Capt. (Dr.) Thanh Thao Le, 66th Medical Squadron physician, poses with her father, Minh Le, following her commissioning ceremony at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, in July 2011. Le, who will pin on major in July, treats a wide-spectrum of patients at the Hanscom clinic. (Courtesy photo) Physician serves to honor past, present
Capt. (Dr.) Thanh Thao Le, a 66th Medical Squadron physician, learned from her father the importance of honoring those who serve in the military. Her father, Minh Le, was a 1st lieutenant in South Vietnam’s Political Warfare Branch in the 1970s during the Vietnam War.
0 3/30
2017
Maj. Cale Bonds, 455th Expeditionary Medical Group, poses for a picture in his office at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan Dec. 27, 2015. Bonds, a former starting quaterback for the Air Force Academy Falcons football team, is now a deployed orthopedic surgeon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Rau) Former Academy QB under center as deployed orthopedic doc
It’s 1999 and he steps onto the gridiron as a leader. It’s his team now. With big shoes to fill left by a record-setting signal caller, senior Cale Bonds is about to begin the final season of his college career as the starting quarterback of the U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons football team.
0 12/30
2015
Maj. Alisa Paige charts a patient's information during a surgery March 4, 2015, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. An operating room nurse is responsible for providing professional nursing care to patients undergoing surgery and conduct post and preoperative visits with patients. Paige is a 31st Surgical Operations Squadron operating room nurse. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ryan Conroy) Making the cut: Aviano's surgical team
The 31st Surgical Operations Squadron surgical team offers surgical specialty care in support of the primary care mission to ensure a deployable fighting force.
0 3/11
2015
Lt. Col. Vikhyat Bebarta reviews statistics with fellow research technicians Aug. 12, 2014, at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Bebarta garnered the 2014 Paul W. Myers award and the National Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Basic Science award. Bebarta is the director of the 59th Medical Wing En Route Care Research Center (ECRC) and chief of medical toxicology at the San Antonio Military Medical Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma) AF doctor garners multiple awards for contributions to military medicine
A doctor from the 59th Medical Wing received multiple honors recently for his research in treating wounded service members.
0 10/12
2014
Default Air Force Logo Culture change: Aviation safety in healthcare
The Air Combat Command Surgeon General's office pioneered a program bringing operational risk management and flightline safety procedures into hospitals and dental squadrons across the Air Force.
0 8/01
2014
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