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  • 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
  • First Stop Initiative improves access to mental and behavioral health care

    Navigating a complex healthcare system and seeking out a mental health specialist can be overwhelming and time consuming. As a result, many are reluctant to address treatable mental health concerns. To make it easier for patients, the Air Force has implemented a program called First Stop Initiative, making the primary care clinic the first stop for all mental and behavioral health concerns.
  • Joint Base garrison commander receives immersion tour

    Army Col. Nicole Lucas, Joint Base Lewis-McChord garrison commander, visited McChord Field, Nov. 6 to gain a better understanding of the way Team McChord contributes to JBLM’s overall mission.Lucas took part in an immersion tour that included parts of nearly every aspect of McChord Field’s mission including a prime nuclear airlift forces brief, a
  • Air Force pharmacists support deployed missions

    When most people think of pharmacists, they imagine a local drug store or the pharmacy counter at their military treatment facility. Those are common locations to encounter pharmacists, but many people might not know that Air Force pharmacists also provide critical deployed medical support, offering their medication expertise in deployed theaters around the world.
  • Air Force diabetes prevention program shows promising results

    With 1 in 3 Americans at risk for diabetes, researchers and health professionals at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center in San Antonio, found it critical to implement and test the Group Lifestyle Balance program. The GLB program is a diabetes prevention program that was originally developed at the University of Pittsburgh and piloted at seven Air Force bases. The program targets those at risk for developing diabetes, including anyone with elevated blood sugars, metabolic issues, or a family history of diabetes.
  • Take command: Enroll now for 2018 TRICARE coverage

    On Jan. 1, 2018, there are a number of changes coming to your TRICARE benefit. This includes a change to the current TRICARE regions. The current three regions (North, South and West) will become two regions (East and West). There will be new regional contractors for the new East and West regions.
  • Airman Leadership School Class 17- G graduates

    Congratulations to the Airmen who graduated from the Julius A. Kolb Airman Leadership School here, Nov. 2. Senior Airman Nicholas K. Berry, 142nd Logistics Readiness Squadron                                      Senior Airman Juan G. Fonseca, 157th Logistics Readiness Squadron                                        Staff Sgt. Jonathan W. Gaston,
  • Engaging drug reduction outreach nets Travis DoD award

    Travis Air Force Base’s Drug Demand Reduction Program has won the Secretary of Defense Community Drug Awareness Award for their continuous involvement in drug prevention efforts in the surrounding community.
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