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Air Force Medical Service
The AFMS in the Persian Gulf War, the need for critical care
January 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of Desert Storm, and it also marks a turning point in Air Force Medical Service’s Critical Care Transport Teams.
AFMS operations during Gulf War: Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm
In August and September 1990, the Air Force placed the first in-theater U.S. medical facilities capable of both surgery and chemical decontamination. The first Air Force medical teams arrived in the Arabian Peninsula two days after the combat units. These teams were the main source of medical support to all American military forces until the second week in September 1990.
Air Force medical entomology supports wide-reaching mission, seeks candidates
Operating with Public Health, medical entomologists study various insects, pests and the diseases they carry to determine how they could impact the health of service members.
Intrepid Spirit Center opens at Eglin AFB
Eglin Air Force Base’s Intrepid Spirit Center, the first on an Air Force base, is a treatment center dedicated to post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, associated pain conditions and psychological injuries in active-duty service members.
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.
"We've made a lot of advances in the past few years, like opening up career fields in many countries to women, but…
"As a healthcare worker to say that ‘I trust it’, I’m going to demonstrate that I trust it and at the same time I t…
and active-duty Airmen were deployed to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan to conduct Dynamic F…
is seeking feedback through a survey for the second Independent Disparity…
: Airmen provide vaccinations “These Airmen are so excited to be part of the solution for our nation to effectively move b…
: Airmen from the 18th Component Maintenance Squadron Hydraulics Shop ensure that
's aircraft are always ready…
“It is good to remember how we got here and what it took for the previous generations to fight the battle of lettin…
are empowered, nothing should stand in their way of making positive change.
Ending the spread of
Chaplain (Maj.) Gabriel Rios assumed the
's 1st stole at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. The stole represents…
: Digital engineering is helping the Air & Space Forces, along with defense partners, field programs smarter & faster. The…
“I saw my wingmen with families and young kids and didn’t want them to have to be away for too long, so I decided i…
"[Dr. Victoria Coleman] brings a wealth of expertise in both academia and industry. She recognizes that pushing the…
A Virtual Teen Camp will offer an introduction to aviation, and career and leadership opportunities within the…
The Three Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar program office at
, Massachusetts, is currently ut…
: The review we conducted last year, & the follow up efforts we’ve taken since, have really opened the door to meaningful,…
Take a look at the most recent Week in Photos! Which one is your favorite? More at:
: F-16s get topped off with fuel by a KC-135 while supporting CJTF-OIR, where the main mission is to Defeat Da'esh.
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&
Cannon Air Force Base Air Force Special Operations Command United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
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.