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  • 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.
  • TRICARE extends referral waiver to Sept. 30 for North Carolina and South Carolina patients affected by Hurricane Florence

    To continue assisting TRICARE patients in North Carolina and South Carolina in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, the Defense Health Agency has extended until Sept. 30 its provider referral waivers. TRICARE patients in these states may continue to see providers in any location without a referral from their primary care provider until Sept. 30.
  • Air Force hosts EFMP summit for exceptional family members

    Being the parent of a child with asthma, cancer, autism or any other life-threatening or chronic condition is often a difficult journey that requires patience and sacrifice.
  • Resilience: From tragedy to triumph

    On June 23, 2012, a pick-up truck ran a red light and hit then Capt., now Lt. Col. John Berger, 321st Air Mobility Operations Squadron commander at Travis Air Force Base, California, rolling over him. Berger was knocked unconscious and later rushed to the intensive care unit at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • TRICARE announces temporary suspension of physician referrals for beneficiaries affected by Hurricane Florence

    The Defense Health Agency announced TRICARE beneficiaries under mandatory evacuation orders in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia may see a provider in any location without a referral from their primary care provider due to the impact of Hurricane Florence. The waiver applies to beneficiaries in approximately 40 counties where state governors have ordered evacuations as Florence approaches.
  • 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.
  • Life-saving act molds Airman’s future

    Three years ago, Tech. Sgt. Julian Tayag was closing the pharmacy for the duty day with his wingman when tragedy nearly struck. Three years later, this event would culminate in his acceptance into the Interservice Physician Assistant Program.
  • Readiness, trauma at heart of C-STARS Baltimore partnership

    (This story is part one of two in a series on medics embedded in the Baltimore Center for the Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills program.)
  • A peek behind the curtain: The first step of PTSD care

    Perhaps the most difficult part of seeking help for post-traumatic stress disorder is making that first appointment, since Airmen are often unsure of what to expect.
  • 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.
  • Airmen trust training, save child

    It was chaotic. People were screaming. There was smoke coming out of the large sports utility vehicle that was smashed against a tree at the in front of a forest. A frantic woman clenching a child panics and cries for help near the vehicle. Miraculously, three Moody Airmen with life-saving medical knowledge were in the traffic the accident caused and rushed in to help. “I ran into the woods and on the ground was this young two-year-old, just laying in the wooded area, struggling to breathe,”
  • 377th MDG uses Squadron Innovation Fund to improve quality of care for Airmen

    In February 2018, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein announced that Air Force squadrons would receive funding to be used for Airmen-led innovations that increase readiness, reduce cost, return time back to Airmen or enhance lethality of the force. The Squadron Innovation Fund was designed to reduce resource barriers preventing ingenuity, according to Goldfein, and serve as seed money for squadron-level innovation initiatives.
  • 386th EMDG Airman accepted for Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program

    Only 40 applicants were accepted into the Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program this year. Staff Sgt. Laura Ibanez, 386th Expeditionary Medical Group public health technician, was one of them.
  • 386th ECES emergency management team responds to real-world HAZMAT material

    The 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management team responded to unknown chemicals in unmarked barrels, May 29 and 30, 2018, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.
  • Embedded care teams work to improve Airman resiliency

    For Airmen at the 363rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, stress is an occupational hazard. Pressing deadlines, a heavy workload and constant pressure are requirements of the mission. They are also one of a growing number of units combating those stressors with an embedded care initiative, known as an Airman Resiliency Team, which fully integrates medical and spiritual support teams into the unit.
  • Around the Air Force: May 4

    On this look around the Air Force, a C-130 Hercules crash is being investigated, medical Airmen get real world experience in Panama, and Air Mobility Command holds their biannual Phoenix Rally Summit.
  • First Sergeant continues career after tumor, hearing loss

    More than ten years ago, while stationed in Hawaii, Master Sgt. Geoffrey VanDyck, had the constant feeling of water in his ear. He knew something was wrong. Nothing seemed to relieve the feeling, so his medical provider sent him to an ear, nose and throat specialist. After an MRI, the cause of his pain and discomfort was found: a golf ball-sized tumor, an acoustic neuroma.
  • Air Force ramps up flying ICU teams

    When the U.S. military needs to transport critically injured patients by air, it calls on Air Force Critical Care Air Transport Teams. The Air Force is increasing CCATT capabilities to meet the needs of the warfighter.
  • 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.
  • Air Force releases 2018 enlisted to medical degree prep selections

    The Air Force has selected eight enlisted Airmen to participate in the Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program, or EMDP2, beginning in July 2018.
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