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Air Force Medical Service
DoD launches effort to collect 8,000 units of COVID-19 convalescent plasma
The Air Force is participating in a Department of Defense-wide effort to further investigate the benefits of convalescent blood plasma.
Air Force Surgeon General authorizes 5-year shaving waivers
In a memorandum dated June 18, 2020, Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General authorized five-year shaving waivers for Air and Space professionals diagnosed with Pseudofolliculitis Barbae, effective immediately.
A passion for helping and leading: Nurse leads Air Force Medical Service
A profession that faces disease and trauma and requires long hours on their feet may deter some, but for nurses, this profession was chosen to serve and ensure the health of those who live in their communities.
Air Force warns Airmen of electronic cigarette risks
The Air Force, much like the civilian population, is seeing a decrease in traditional tobacco use, but an increase in e-cigarette use.
Air Force surgeon general updates Congress on medical reform
Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force surgeon general, testified Dec. 5 before the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Military Personnel, updating them on medical reform in the Air Force.
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.
315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron trains alongside Royal Air Force
Reservists from the U.S. Air Force Reserve 315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and Royal Auxiliary Air Force No. 4626 Squadron focused on sharing key aeromedical evacuation skills and leadership and teamwork experiences. Because both units are made up primarily of reservists, the training provided a unique opportunity for members to also discuss how they could use the training in their civilian careers.
Air Force stands up Air Force Medical Readiness Agency
Air Force Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, and incoming AFMRA commander Brig. Gen. Mark Koeniger, spoke at the ceremony, heralding a new era in Air Force Medicine.
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.
NATO-IHS collaboration proves valuable for building partner capability, interoperability
Since 2017, the two organizations have collaboratively produced a First Responder Train-the-Trainer program designed to navigate language barriers between trainers and trainees. The FRTT course provides medical personnel with the skills needed to train others at varying levels to administer emergency medical care as first responders.
New training prepares Airmen to save lives
Airmen are “arming up” their life-saving skills with Tactical Combat Casualty Care, also known as TCCC. TCCC is a standardized course created to equip every Airman, Soldier, Sailor and Marine with the basic skills to save lives in combat operations.
Utah Air National Guard participates in African Lion 2019
Approximately 80 members of the Utah Air National Guard participated in the humanitarian civic assistance portion of exercise African Lion 2019 in Tata, Morocco, March 25 through April 3.
Virtual training platform maintains, improves military surgeons' skills
It is vital for medical Airmen to continuously maintain and improve their skills. To access more training opportunities, military surgeons are looking to virtual training platforms. The Air Force is working with sister services to study a virtual training platform called Crowd-Sourced Assessment of Technical Skills, or C-SATS. C-SATS provides specialized training for surgeons to further improve their specialized skills.
Biomedical Sciences Corps appreciation week
The 96th Medical Group will observe Biomedical Sciences Corps Appreciation Week beginning Jan. 23 to recognize the organization’s efforts and contributions to Air Force medicine.
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.
Operational Support Teams work inside “beating heart” of Air Force
Each squadron in the Air Force faces different stressors and health challenges that require unique solutions. Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David Goldfein, is leading an effort to revitalize Air Force squadrons.
Air Force's first Invisible Wounds Center opens
The 96th Medical Group opened the Air Force’s first Invisible Wounds Center Aug. 30, at Eglin Air Force Base.
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.
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.)
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.
: "Their exceptional service in conducting over 100,000 COVID tests set the conditions to reduce the effects of this pandem…
Botinsol Analytics has developed a portable precision chem-bio lab for people who need to do real-time analysis in…
: The 22nd Air Force Chief of Staff
we honor and remember the members of the U.S. Armed Forces who were wounded in combat or paid the ulti…
retired from active duty and passed on the duty of Air Force Chief of Staff to
's tenets of leadership: - Execute at a high standard - Be disciplined in execution - Pay attention…
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and their support to ongoing relief efforts in
Today, we salute the
, wounded or killed in action, who have served our country.
: I’m blessed to have Sharene by my side & the support of our sons, Sean & Ross. She has committed so much to our family &…
: Gen McKenzie informed Gen Aoun of the impending delivery of three C-17s shipments of U.S. relief supplies including food, wate…
: Tune into
all weekend to watch in the 3D environment, and participate in the
"I could not be prouder that a true warrior, leader, and personal friend will be taking his first Walk of the Chief…
"Of all the blessings of serving as the 21st Chief, the best, by far, has been having the chance to do so side by s…
"This is a very historic day for our Nation & I don't take this moment lightly. Today is possible due to the persev…
: Have you been diagnosed with
urges you to donate your convalescent blood plasma when you a…
“This is one we’ve been working on for a while, and I’m glad we could get it across the finish line.” -
Working together & accelerating change, I'm confident that our
can continue to b…
You can expect my leadership will be framed by the same four tenants I've used throughout my…
To do so, we must no longer defer, but must accelerate the needed change & tough choices we'…
's 3 focus areas, I'm committed to addressing today's challenges…
The newest Air Force Podcast recently dropped. Listen to a small snippet of CMSA...
The newest Air Force Podcast recently dropped. Listen to a small snippet of CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright talk with Staff Sgt. New about resiliency. Listen to the entire podcast on Youtube:
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Our mantra, "Always ready!" It's the spirit we fly by! #B2Tuesday
Our mantra, "Always ready!" It&
the spirit we fly by!
Need some motivation to get your week started off right? Listen as CMSAF Kaleth ...
Need some motivation to get your week started off right? Listen as CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright weighs in...
The U.S. Air Force Academy gives its cadets some unique opportunities. Ride alon...
The U.S. Air Force Academy gives its cadets some unique opportunities. Ride along one of this opportunities.
A United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-22 Raptor over northe...
A United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-22 Raptor over northern Iraq, Nov. 6, 2019. U.S. Central Command operations deter adversaries and demonstrate support for allies and partners in the region. (Video by Staff Sgt. Daniel Snider)
Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it's not given oft...
Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it&
not given often. Today, TSgt Cody Smith was the 49th Special Tactics Airman to receive this medal since Sept. 11th, 2001. Read more of TSgt Smith&
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Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are award...
Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are awarded the National Medal of Arts.