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  • SMART program keeps medics ready for any contingency

    Military medical professionals have to always be ready for war and for whatever contingency the future brings. They need to either improve or remain current in medical skills necessary for any future battlefield, with its host of wounds and injuries, and for humanitarian assistance or disaster relief missions.
  • Air University summit addresses medical officer education, partnerships

    Air University recently held its first summit designed to take a look at new educational opportunities for the next generation of military medical officers and to advance collaboration and partnerships between military and civilian health care professionals.
  • Air Force revamping flight, operational medicine

    The Air Force Medical Service is restructuring flight and operational medicine by separating primary care and occupational medicine services into two distinct clinics, with the goal of improving care and creating more efficient and patient-centered workflows.
  • Mountain Home Airmen, guardsmen operate as team in medical training

    For the second time this year, Mountain Home Air Force Base hosted a Gunfighter Flag exercise to keep Airmen ready for possible real-world scenarios. Gunfighter Flag doesn't just keep the Mountain Home Airmen ready, but it also allows them to practice total force integration as it often has different components conducting high-tempo training together.
  • BATMAN’S friend, BATDOK, uses technology to save lives

    Engineers with the 711th Human Performance Wing from the Human Effectiveness Directorate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, are working on wearable technology to assist medics in the field.
  • Medical team provides critical bridge between battlefields, higher-level care

    An Aug. 7 attack on a U.S. military installation in Kabul left service members injured, and getting them from the battlefield to higher-level care in Germany was a task assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron.
  • Kenya native makes best of AF opportunities

    Staff Sgt. Johnson Njenga was born and raised in Kenya and hasn't seen his immediate family in two years. For a family as close-knit as his, this can be heartbreaking, but the opportunities the U.S. provides and his love for the Air Force keep him here, serving as the 21st Medical Squadron Family Health NCO in charge at Schriever Air Force Base.
  • TRICARE Online and MiCare have similarities, differences

    TRICARE Online and MiCare Secure Messaging may seem to offer the same services, but there are important differences to these software tools, which are designed to enhance access to care for all military beneficiaries.
  • DOD awards contract for electronic health records

    In a culmination of a more than two-year effort, the Defense Department awarded a $4.3 billion contract to Leidos, Inc. July 29.
  • Exercise tests, demonstrates new DOD capabilities

    As a C-17 Globemaster III flown by the Air National Guard slowly made its way down the Offutt Air Force Base flightline July 23, ambulances from the Omaha Fire and Rescue Department along with other local emergency response vehicles waited just outside an aircraft parking ramp.This was all part of exercise Patriot 15, an interagency field training exercise used to practice domestic operations within the U.S.
  • Airmen can access behavioral health services in primary care clinics

    Airmen, veterans and family members seeking care for a variety of mental health and medical conditions have direct access to care from their primary care clinic.
  • 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.
  • Construction continues on largest ambulatory care center in the DOD

    San Antonio will soon be home to the largest outpatient ambulatory care center in the Department of Defense: the new Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.
  • Benefits claim process for voluntary separatees

    Records for all Airmen separated or retired under the fiscal year 2014 Voluntary Separation Pay program were updated Nov. 5 to reflect eligibility for transitional medical benefits.
  • AF surgeon exceeds expectations in Afghanistan

    When receiving a set of orders for a deployment, many service members are left with an assortment of questions: “What will I do, where will I go and will I make a difference?’ For Maj. Jonathan Forbes, a neurosurgeon assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Medical Group here, knew he would be deploying from sunny California to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, where he would work at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital (CJTH) -- the busiest hospital in Afghanistan.
  • Air Force medical trainers arrive in Monrovia

    A team of Air Force medical trainers has arrived in Monrovia, Liberia, to train non-U.S. medical personnel as part of Operation United Assistance, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said Oct. 30.
  • AF Medical Service seeks nominations for innovation award

    Personnel assigned to the Air Force Medical Service and Air Reserve Component who have contributed an innovative achievement to the AFMS community are encouraged to compete for the AFMS Outstanding Achievement in Innovation Award and submit by Dec. 1.
  • AF hospital adds ‘virus-zapping' robot to inventory

    Standing at 5 feet 2 inches tall, U.S. Air Force Hospital Langley's newest staff member doesn't initially have a commanding presence; however, after five minutes, its impact has the potential to save countless lives around the world.
  • Wounded warrior works through pain, competes for the win

    Wounded warriors bear scars that formed them into the combatants they are.
  • Amputee Airman defies odds, returns to active duty

    His sons say he has a robot leg, the doctors and nurses call it a prosthetic, but to him, it's what has allowed him to overcome the odds and continue doing what he loves.
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