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Air Force Medical Service
Air Force stands up first medical logistics master ordering facility at Port San Antonio
September 3, 2020
— The Air Force is working with civilian partners and sister services to ensure personal protective equipment and other pandemic-related supplies are delivered wherever they are needed, whether to military treatment facilities or civilian hospitals...
JBSA continues HPCON CHARLIE protective measures
August 20, 2020
— As Joint Base San Antonio prepares to begin reopening services through phased, deliberate measures, personnel continue to follow the guidelines, such as physical distancing and capacity limits, established by local and state leaders, as well as the Department of Defense and Centers for Disease Control, in order to limit the spread of COVID-19 within the community...
Nurse and Tech Week: Heroes among us
May 7, 2020
— Air Force nurses and medical technicians are answering our nation’s call, and now more than ever, during this pandemic, we know they are heroes one and all...
Airmen must resist complacency, adhere to social distancing guidelines
April 14, 2020
— The COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world. One-in-five cases in the U.S. requiring hospitalization are people between the ages of 20 and 44. One-third of Department of Defense cases are in intensive care units. All Airmen are vulnerable, and overcoming this threat requires our entire Air Force to work together...
59th MDW among Air Force Medical Service 2019 Award Winners
February 10, 2020
— Airmen from the 59th Medical Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland were among the 2019 Air Force Medical Service annual award winners announced Feb. 7, 2020...
Air Force transitions all U.S. military treatment facilities to DHA administration and management
October 30, 2019
— This October, U.S.-based Air Force military treatment facilities transferred administration and management to the Defense Health Agency. Congress directed this transfer in the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act...
Air Force stands up Air Force Medical Readiness Agency
July 2, 2019
— In a ceremony June 28 at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia, the Air Force Medical Service stood up a new field operating agency, the Air Force Medical Readiness Agency...
Air Force Medical Service unveils new model for active duty care
June 27, 2019
— In an effort to return more Airmen to duty quicker, the Air Force is rolling out a new medical model to restore the overall readiness of our military. Under the new Air Force Medical Reform model, dedicated provider care teams will be aligned to an Operational Medical Readiness Squadron primarily focused on proactively treating active duty Airmen and improving their availability to support the warfighting mission...
JBSA members among Air Force Medical Service 2018 award winners
February 20, 2019
— The Air Force Surgeon General announced the recipients of the Air Force Medical Service 2018 individual and team annual awards Feb. 20. Six Joint Base San Antonio members are among the individual award recipients...
Medical Airmen committed to patients, readiness throughout transformation
November 28, 2018
— As the Air Force Medical Service undergoes transformation, medical Airmen maintain an unwavering commitment to readiness and trusted care...
New strategy charts Air Force Medicine course
August 21, 2018
— The Air Force Medical Service is in a time of transition, with new leadership, evolving readiness requirements and congressional mandates all affecting its future...
New Air Force Surgeon General sees readiness, innovation as keys to medical mission
June 7, 2018
— Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg knows she has her work cut out for her as she leads the Air Force Medical Service during a time of transition. Newly appointed as the 23rd U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, Hogg is eager to address the challenges facing Air Force Medicine. ...
359th Medical Group proves to be a medical ready force
May 8, 2018
— Members of the 359th Medical Group reported during a bag drag recall at the Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph clinic May 3. The recall was conducted to measure military preparedness, operational readiness mindset and to support the Air Force Medical Service and Defense Health Agency goals of a Medically Ready Force and a Ready Medical Force...
Secure Messaging makes communicating with your Air Force doctor simple
April 12, 2018
— The TRICARE Online Patient Portal Secure Messaging, or just Secure Messaging, can be especially valuable for patients using a specialty provider...
February 2018 marks 75th anniversary of the first formal graduation of U.S. Air Force flight nurses
February 7, 2018
— Seventy-five years ago, on Feb. 18, 1943, the School of Air Evacuation held its first formal flight nurse graduation. Organized at Bowman Field, Ky., on Oct. 6, 1942, the school trained flight surgeons, flight nurses and flight technicians to care for patients during aeromedical transport. ...
Good mental health critical to readiness
November 21, 2017
— 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...
CPR training helped “Team Curtis” save a life
April 14, 2017
— What was supposed to be a relaxing holiday at home for Lt. Col. Joshua Sean Curtis, Air Force Medical Operations Agency electronic health record branch chief and his wife, Anne, a nurse practitioner,...
Wing pioneers innovative diabetes education program
January 17, 2017
— A 59th Medical Wing education initiative aims to ensure all Department of Defense patients with diabetes can learn how to manage their disease and lower their risk for complications...