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  • Airmen complete life-saving mission

    After completing days of continuous flights, one 4th Airlift Squadron air crew took on a seemingly impossible mission. Tasked to transport a U.S. Navy Sailor in critical condition, Airmen from the 4th AS raced against time to get the patient suffering from injuries sustained in an IED explosion, from Baghdad to Ramstein Air Base, Germany.   The
  • Service members take part in T2 beta testing

    Airmen from the 1st Weather Squadron volunteered to provide feedback for the Defense Health Agency at JBLM Dec. 14. The Airmen provided input for resources being evaluated that will eventually be issued to service members across the Department of Defense. “The feedback from Airmen is going to lead what revisions will be made to the brochures and
  • Every journey begins with a single step – An Airman’s story of resiliency (Part 1)

    This started as a story about an Airman fighting cancer, overcoming the odds, and returning to active duty. Unfortunately, stories about cancer are rarely so simple, and just when the finish line is in site, new challenges can present themselves. Such is the case for Maj. Stephanie Proellochs, a Medical Service Corps (MSC) officer, who after a year of treatment and the amputation of her left foot, thought she was cancer-free in November.
  • Air Force tackles Traumatic Brain Injury with early detection and holistic approach to treatment

    With over 3,000 cases of traumatic brain injury on average per year, TBI continues to be a significant issue for Airmen and readiness. TBI is an invisible wound, meaning the lack of physical markers often makes it difficult to detect or for others to understand the severity. Understanding the symptoms of TBI is crucial for immediate evaluation and treatment and to ensure medical readiness with minimal downtime. The Air Force Medical Service continues to improve TBI care with the upcoming Invisible Wounds Center at Eglin Air Force Base.
  • Airmen hone skills during mobility exercise

    Airmen from the 62nd Airlift Wing and 627th Air Base Group had the opportunity to showcase full-spectrum readiness while honing their ability to deliver innovative rapid global mobility during an exercise, Nov. 28 through Dec. 4 here. The mobility exercise tested the deployment capability of multiple squadrons with tasks including processing
  • Battlefield acupuncture shows promising results in alternative pain management downrange

    Air Force providers are using acupuncture as an effective holistic treatment option for pain relief, even in combat settings.
  • Bedrock of readiness: Air Force Medical Home improves access to care and supports Airmen readiness

    Air Force Medical Home is a patient-centered, team-based approach to delivering primary care to patients at Air Force health facilities. As with all aspects of the Air Force Medical Service mission, maintaining Airmen’s medical readiness and optimizing performance is the highest priority. To achieve this mission, the Air Force Medical Service is working to increase its health care capabilities, and provide greater levels of mission support to line commanders.
  • Air Force Special Operations medics delivered care and rebuilt infrastructure after Caribbean hurricanes

    In the wake of the devastation left by Hurricane Irma this September, disaster relief efforts mobilized across the Caribbean as soon as the storm returned to sea. Small teams of Air Force Special Operations medics from the 27th Special Operations Wing were among the first disaster relief teams on the ground, executing a mission for which they are uniquely suited.
  • Good mental health critical to readiness

    Mental health is a critical part of every Airman’s medical readiness. Although many service members worry that seeking mental health care will negatively effect their career, the opposite is usually true. With early identification and the right treatment by a medical professional, most mental health issues get better quickly without any negative career impact.
  • 62nd Airlift Wing member named Military Citizen of the Year

    An Airman assigned to the 62nd Airlift Wing was named the 39th recipient of the John H. Anderson Military Citizen of the Year Award by the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce during a luncheon, Nov. 9 in downtown Tacoma.Master Sgt. Monique DuBose, 62nd AW Office of the Inspector General superintendent, was honored for outstanding civic
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