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  • Air Force transitions all US military treatment facilities to DHA

    Congress directed this transfer in the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. Establishing an integrated Military Health System will standardize health care delivery and business operations across all military treatment facilities.
  • Executive order offers better access to mental health resources

    Executive Order 13822, "Supporting Our Veterans During Their Transition From Uniformed Service to Civilian Life," directs the departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security "to come together and ensure we have seamless access to mental health care and suicide prevention resources for transitioning service members and recent veterans, particularly during their first year of transition after separation or retirement," she said.
  • 8th MDG hosts physical therapy class for South Korean AF pilots

    Pilots from the 111th FS participated in the class and learned about exercises that focus on aches and pains associated with flying fighter jets.
  • Ohio Air, Army Guard members provide community medical care

    Services included at this year’s event included lab work, sports physicals, women’s health exams, vaccinations, dental, vision and hearing screenings, car seat checks and drug take-back stations.
  • Air Force Medical Service unveils new model for active duty care

    Under the Air Force Medical Reform model, dedicated provider care teams will align to an operational medical readiness squadron, focused on proactively treating Total Force Airmen and improving their availability to support the warfighting mission.
  • Reserve and Guard build expeditionary medical skills during Joint Medic exercise

    More than 70 military members, including Reserve Citizen Airmen, Army and Navy Reservists and Texas Army National Guardsmen combined to sharpen their expeditionary mass-casualty stabilization and aeromedical evacuation skills May 4-5.
  • Medical Airmen work to improve patient care efficiency in Afghanistan

    Medical professionals at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital, or CJTH, at Bagram Airfield are working to make positive impacts during their deployment so future patients and providers can benefit.
  • Medical Airmen work to improve patient care efficiency in Afghanistan

    Medical professionals at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Airfield are working to make positive impacts during their deployment so future patients and providers can benefit.
  • Airmen perform in-flight Transportation Isolation System training

    Joint Base Charleston hosted Air Mobility Command training for aeromedical and infectious disease personnel to better familiarize them with outbreak prevention protocols and procedures, with a focus on Ebola, March 4-6.
  • Airmen encouraged to participate in Health Related Behaviors Survey

    Airmen are encouraged to participate in the online Health Related Behaviors Survey that will conclude on Feb. 28.
  • Project HeRO improves squadron health habits

    A new Air Force Health and Readiness Optimization program, or HeRO, seeks to partner with squadrons by using data to help Airmen improve health habits that impact readiness. HeRO represents a reboot of Air Force Health Promotion efforts. It is designed to target at-risk squadrons using data and evidence-based interventions to minimize work-days lost to preventable illness or injury. It rolled out at 10 sites in 2018, with plans to expand Air Force-wide in 2019.
  • JB Langley surgical team goes 'purple'

    A joint surgical team comprised of three separate branches assembled at U.S. Air Force Hospital Langley at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, in December 2018 to perform an operation.
  • Deploying mental health care downrange

    Deployed mental health providers play a vital role in delivering medical care downrange, ensuring the health of the warfighter and the mission.
  • Reserve Airmen save life in-flight

    A reserve aeromedical evacuation crew from the 433rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron with the 433rd Airlift Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, was flying to support patient transport missions out of Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland when they came together to save the life of a man suspected of having a heart attack Sept. 19.
  • Airmen, medical researchers team up for inflight TIS training

    Airmen from the 628th and 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadrons from Joint Base Charleston and Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, along with medical researchers from universities in Indiana and Nebraska, conducted Transportation Isolation System training July 18, on a flight from JB Charleston to Offutt AFB, Nebraska.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Robotic surgery training program aims at improving patient outcomes

    As the use of surgical robotics increases, the Air Force Medical Service is training its surgical teams in the latest technology, ensuring patients have access to the most advanced surgical procedures and best possible outcomes.
  • International health specialists employ unique skills to build medical capabilities with partner nations

    Healthcare is a critical avenue to strengthen partnerships with U.S. allies around the globe. The Air Force International Health Specialist program takes highly trained Air Force health personnel with unique skill sets, and puts them in Global Health Engagements around the world. There, they share their experiences and work to improve the health infrastructure in their partner nation.
  • 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.
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