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U.S. Air Force Capt. Arik Carlson, 10th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation flight critical care air transport team (CCATT) nurse, explains the role of CCATT to Partnership Flight Symposium participants at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Jan. 17, 2018. The CCATT’s mission is to operate an intensive care unit in an aircraft during flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Rachelle Coleman) Care in the air: Teams deliver patient care in challenging environments
The back of an aircraft is a challenging place to deliver medical care. For Air Force medical crews, treating patients in the air is just part of the job.
0 3/29
2018
The TRICARE Online Patient Portal Secure Messaging portal allows patients to communicate safely, securely and conveniently with their Air Force providers. Secure Messaging can be especially valuable for patients and providers at specialty clinics, to lower the barriers to communications and reduce the stress of getting care. (U.S. Air Force graphic) Secure Messaging makes communicating with your Air Force doctor simple
In today’s connected world, we expect most communication to be convenient and instantaneous. Why should communicating with your health provider be any different? That is why the Air Force Medical Service offers a secure messaging platform for patients and families to communicate safely and quickly with their providers.
0 3/28
2018
Lt. Col. Elizabeth Erickson (first row, second from right), a U.S. Air Force physician, poses for a photo with Afghan women healthcare providers and Staff Sgt. Sarah Saelens when she worked on the Zabul Provincial Reconstruction Team. The PRT worked closely with local healthcare providers to improve the health and wellbeing of Afghan women. (Courtesy photo) Female physician builds partnerships through Global Health Engagements
A career in the Air Force is often a truly global experience. For Lt. Col. Elizabeth Erickson, her experiences in military health outreach around the world allows her to build strong partnerships.
0 3/27
2018
The Air Force Medical Service is launching a mobile app that will let users access the news and information available on the AFMS website right from their smartphones. New Air Force health mobile app available for patients
The Air Force Medical Service has launched a new mobile app to connect Airmen and patients to news and information about the AFMS. The new app is a mobile version of the AFMS website, and lets users customize their experience based on the Air Force military treatment facility (MTF) they use. This way, patients can get information about clinic
0 7/26
2017
New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement began July 31, 2017. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Steve Thompson) New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31
Starting July 31, 2017, Airmen undergoing their annual Periodic Health Assessment may notice something new. A Mental Health Assessment will now be part of every annual PHA, to help ensure that Airmen suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues are referred to the necessary care.Mental health issues are a serious problem for U.S. Armed Forces
0 7/24
2017
Default Air Force Logo AFSOC first AF unit to hold fresh-dried plasma
Bleeding out can take as little as 20 seconds. During combat operations these seconds can be crucial to saving a life and completing the mission.To keep troops ready to fight any time, any place, personnel with the 1st Special Operations Medical Support Squadron now have more than 50 units of fresh-dried plasma at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 30. This
0 6/02
2017
Charles Vickey, left, a retired brigadier general, gets his blood pressure checked at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Feb. 22, 2017. The Health and Wellness Center staff gave free blood pressure assessments, body mass index screenings, and tips for leading a heart-healthy life in recognition of National Heart Health Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain) HAWC hosts National Heart Month Event
The Health and Wellness Center hosts an event to raise awareness of National Heart Health Month at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Feb. 22, 2017. The HAWC gave free blood pressure assessments, body mass index screenings, and tips for leading a heart-healthy life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)
0 3/03
2017
Capt. Kristofer Yaple, chief of pharmacy services for the 1st Special Operations Medical Support Squadron, searches a computer for a prescription at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 10, 2017. Pharmacists are responsible for dispensing prescribed medications and helping patients understand proper usage and side effects. The nation annually observes Jan. 12 as National Pharmacist Day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) Hurlburt’s pharmacy takes no breaks for National Pharmacist Day
When an Air Commando, dependent or retiree gets sick here, a pharmacy team of 13 begin gathering the needed medications to aid in that patient’s recovery. Leading Hurlburt’s crew are four pharmacists.The nation observes National Pharmacist Day annually on Jan. 12, honoring the personnel who provide relief in medicinal to pained or sick
0 1/12
2017
Senior Airman Ceiera Taylor, a dental technician with the 1st Special Operations Dental Squadron, prepares to take x-rays of a patient at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 4, 2016. Taylor takes x-rays for the dentist as part of an annual check-up for patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeff Parkinson/Released) 1 SODS keeps Air Commandos deployable
Senior Airman Ceiera Taylor, a dental technician with the 1st Special Operations Dental Squadron, prepares to take x-rays of a patient at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 4, 2016. Taylor takes x-rays for the dentist as part of an annual check-up for patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeff Parkinson/Released)
0 10/05
2016
Capt. Matt Stein, 80th Flying Training Wing Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals student pilot, graduated from the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 12, 2016. Stein is a former Special Operations Forces Medical Flight Element flight surgeon and served with the 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Florida. After his nine-week Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals course at ENJJPT, Stein will report to Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, for his F-16 follow-on course—also known as ‘B’ Course. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Robert McIlrath)
Special Operations flight surgeon earns second set of wings
For Capt. Matt Stein, earning his pilot wings from the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program was not the first time he donned a set of wings. Prior to arriving for Undergraduate Pilot Training at ENJJPT, Stein was a Special Operations Forces Medical Element flight surgeon for the 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Florida.
0 8/23
2016
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