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The 386th Expeditionary Medical Group, with support from the 386th Expeditionary Operation Group, expanded mental health services to Airmen at an undisclosed location supporting ongoing operations in Syria, Oct. 24 and 25. Mental health expands services, reaches more Airmen
The 386th Expeditionary Medical Group, with support from the 386th Expeditionary Operation Group, expanded mental health services recently to Airmen at an undisclosed location supporting ongoing operations in Syria.
0 11/09
2017
Default Air Force Logo Benefits Delivery at Discharge program redesigned for faster results
The Benefits Delivery at Discharge program was recently redesigned to allow most service members to receive disability benefit decisions the day after their discharge.
0 11/06
2017
A longshoreman guides a truck carrying cargo onto the USNS Brittin (T-AKR-305) Oct. 29, 2017, at Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station, S.C. Partnership enables JB Charleston sealift relief efforts to Puerto Rico
The first humanitarian relief supplies sealifted from Joint Base Charleston to Ponce, Puerto Rico departed Oct. 31, 2017. In the hours following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, JB Charleston C-17 Globemaster IIIs responded delivering more than 1,700 tons of aid, supplies and medical teams to affected areas. Although the C-17’s have the ability to get to austere locations quickly, the amount of cargo it can carry is limited.
0 11/02
2017
Capt. Kelsey Pilcher, 48th Medical Group pediatric nurse practitioner, listens to a newborn’s heartbeat during a check‐up at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Oct. 24. Recently, during a check‐up with one of her patients, Pilcher spoke up when she noticed that the lab test results differed from what she observed during her examination. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield) Pediatric nurse speaks up, exemplifies Trusted Care
Trusted Care is a core component of Air Force medicine. There are nine principles, one of which is speaking up. This is a critical principle, as exemplified by attending pediatric nurse practitioner, Capt. Kelsey Pilcher, in the case of two newborns recently brought into her care.
0 10/30
2017
Gordon did not stop going to work while going through surgeries and chemotherapy except for the days she had chemotherapy appointments and when she was recovering after surgeries. Airman battles tumor, exemplifies resilience
Staff Sgt. Jennifer Gordon, 20th Security Forces Squadron plans, programs and policy technician, passed all her physical training tests but one. That one test failure while stationed at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, led to the discovery of a tumor in 2014.
0 10/25
2017
Air Force provides aeromedical evacuation to dialysis patients trapped by hurricanes Air Force provides aeromedical evacuation to dialysis patients trapped by hurricanes
The hurricanes that battered dozens of islands in the Caribbean and the southeast U.S. in the last month left millions without power, food, safe drinking water and with no way to contact the outside world. The situation is devastating for everyone in the area, but for people undergoing dialysis, it is especially dangerous. Air Force medical assets provided aeromedical evacuation to more than 100 patients at dialysis clinics damaged or left without power from the storms.
0 10/02
2017
Trusted Care Hero Airman saves newborn minutes from death
After severe weather left many with property damage, and even more without power, a patient missing an appointment might have been easily overlooked. But for Senior Airman Taylor Scherff, 55th Medical Group Pediatric Clinic medical technician, something didn’t sit right. She knew she couldn’t wait for the normal call-back to happen, so she took it upon herself to reach the family.
0 9/15
2017
Staff Sgt. Kyle Chambasian, 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flying crew chief, unloads medical equipment from a C-130J assigned to the 41st Airlift Squadron, Sept. 9, 2017, at Orlando International Airport, Fla. The 41st AS delivered medical personnel from state Disaster Medical Assistance Teams and U.S. Public Health Rapid Deployment Force personnel to Florida to prepare for Hurricane Irma relief efforts. Response teams brought triage kits, pharmaceuticals and basic medical supplies for relief efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mercedes Taylor) Air Force delivers medical professionals to Florida for Hurricane Irma response
The 41st Airlift Squadron transported more than 100 medical personnel to Orlando, Florida, Sept. 9, 2017, to prepare for Hurricane Irma relief efforts.
0 9/10
2017
Col. Jefferson O'Donnell, 366th Fighter Wing commander, gets doused with water from his children and Vice Wing Commander Col. David Brynteson following his final flight at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Aug. 16, 2017. O'Donnell will relinquish command of the 366th FW to Col. Joseph Kunkel during a change of command ceremony Sept. 8. O'Donnell's next assignment will be serving as Director, Air Force Colonels Management Office, at the Pentagon. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Samuel Morse) AF Week in Photos
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
0 8/25
2017
A 1st Fighter Wing F-22 Raptor taxis before take off at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., July 11, 2017. The wing conducted night flying training missions to keep pilots current on skills needed to operate in the dark. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Benjamin Wilson) AF Week in Photos
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
0 7/21
2017
New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31
New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31
Beginning July 31, 2017, Airmen undergoing their annual Periodic Health Assessment may notice something new. A Mental Health Assessment will now be part of every annual PHA, to help ensure Airmen suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues are referred to the necessary care.
0 7/20
2017
The Air Force Medical Service is launching a mobile app that will let users access the news and information available on the AFMS website right from their smartphones. New Air Force health mobile app available for patients
The Air Force Medical Service has launched a new mobile app to connect Airmen and patients to news and information about the AFMS. The new app is a mobile version of the AFMS website, and lets users customize their experience based on the Air Force military treatment facility they use. This way, patients can get information about clinic hours, find phone numbers and get other valuable information about the MTF where they work or get care.
0 7/07
2017
Tech. Sgt. Christopher D’Angelo, right, a 490th Missile Squadron missile alert facility manager at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., poses for a photo with his wife, Chanda, son, Jace and daughter, Brittyn at their home in Great Falls, Mont., June 7, 2017. D’Angelo was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after he was injured by an improvised explosive device Jan. 15, 2008. He said his wife has been very supportive with helping him cope with his PTSD. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Chad Thompson) Healing from invisible wounds: The other side of the story
Chanda D’Angelo was in a frenzy; she quickly washed all the clothes in her home, zoomed the vacuum across every floor, wiped down every surface, cleaned out the refrigerator and stove and scrubbed the windows and mirrors until they were spotless. Exhausted, she had just enough time to get her hair and nails done – everything had to be perfect for her husband’s return.
0 6/28
2017
Physical Disability Review Board Some medically separated Airmen can have their disability ratings reviewed
Airmen who were medically separated between Sept. 11, 2001 and Dec. 31, 2009, can have their disability ratings reviewed. Airmen medically separated with a combined disability rating of 20 percent or less and who received separation pay versus medical retirement may request a Physical Disability Board of Review.
0 6/23
2017
Default Air Force Logo PTSD treatment confronts the trauma behind the disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder is considered one of the “signature wounds” of the current conflicts in the Middle East. But many people may not know that there are highly effective treatments for this invisible wound being deployed at Air Force hospitals and clinics today.
0 6/22
2017
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
Tech. Sgt. David Garcia (middle), the NCOIC of physical therapy, 386th Expeditionary Medical Group, monitors the form of Staff Sgt. Melanie Hernandez, a patient with the 386th EMDG physical therapy clinic, as she performs squats on a stability ball during a physical therapy session at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, June 11, 2017. The physical therapy clinic provides an array of rehabilitative services to promote movement, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability of injured military personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Hehnly) Physical therapists keep service members fit to fight
In a deployed environment, injuries happen. Whether they occur in the performance of duty or through the course of physical exercise, they have the potential to impact the mission. Each individual in the military, and their ability to perform their duties, plays an important role in the success of the greater mission. For the two-man physical therapy element at the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, it is their role to keep members fit to fight.
0 6/16
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF selects 50 physician assistant training program candidates
The Air Force has selected 50 active-duty Airmen for the Interservice Physician Assistant Program, with the first phase of training to begin in August 2017 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
0 5/31
2017
Default Air Force Logo JB Anacostia-Bolling nurse earns top Air Force civilian award
Joy Anderson, a registered nurse at the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Outpatient Clinic in Washington, D.C., was recently named the Air Force Medical Service’s 2016 Civilian Nurse of the Year.
0 5/26
2017
The Air Force has selected 35 active-duty enlisted Airmen for the 2017 Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program. Airmen selected will attend nursing school full-time this fall, allowing them to focus on their education. (U.S. Air Force photo) Enlisted Airmen selected for 2017 nursing program
Almost three dozen active-duty enlisted Airmen have been selected for the 2017 Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program following the April 17-19, 2017, selection board at the Air Force Personnel Center.
0 5/23
2017
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