• SAUSHEC graduates 228 military physicians, health care professionals

    A San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, or SAUSHEC, graduation ceremony was held June 7 at the Lila Cockrell Theatre in downtown San Antonio to honor 228 Army, Air Force, Navy, Public Health and civilian graduates.This year, 205 physicians from 36 graduate medical education programs and 23 graduates from eight graduate allied
  • Mother, baby flown safely home after 7 months in ICU

    Her anxious brown eyes stare large around her. The red jump seats, wires, oxygen masks, bare sheet metal and overall cold, dark interior of a C-130 Hercules are not comforting to the young mother whose 7-month-old son is out of an intensive care unit for the first time.Kaitlyn Crawford delivered her son Nakoa prematurely at 25 weeks old. He’s been
  • Healing more than limbs

    At Craig Joint Theater Hospital in Bagram, Afghanistan, we care for the whole person, often in creative ways.  No one is specifically assigned as the ‘chief encouragement officer,’ it’s a collective effort to encourage patients and help them heal. Falling under the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing, service members assigned to CJTH are charged with
  • AF medic trainee saves choking toddler

    An Airman performed lifesaving intervention on a choking toddler at a local restaurant on March 30 in San Antonio, Texas.Airman First Class Tobias Titus, Aerospace Medical technician in training, and his wife were having dinner when he noticed a mother and grandmother at an adjacent table attempting to dislodge a piece of food from a toddler’s
  • Base exercise participation; services to remain open

    The 59th Medical Wing is participating in a simulated mass causality exercise, on both JBSA-Lackland and Randolph on Tuesday, June 25.The purpose of the exercise is to assess the wing's medical emergency capabilities while providing a hands-on training opportunity to practice the necessary skills needed if confronted with a crisis
  • Wilson praises Airmen, expresses gratitude in farewell remarks reflecting on her tenure as Air Force secretary

    Two years and nine days since becoming the 24th Secretary of the Air Force, Heather Wilson bid a formal farewell, May 21, to the institution and its Airmen, expressing gratitude for the opportunity to serve and declaring, “I will always be an Airman.”“I lived a blessed life,” Wilson said in a 15-minute speech which reflected on her tenure as the
  • Regular exercise helps to alleviate pain for arthritis sufferers

    A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study in 2017 showed that one in four U.S. adults have arthritis and 27 percent of them experience severe joint pain.The study also indicated that about one-third of Americans suffering from arthritis do not engage in any physical activity despite the fact that regular exercise can result in great
  • MHS GENESIS a force multiplier, one read at a time

    Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) and the Air Force 92nd Medical Group are geographically distinct and culturally different, except when using MHS GENESIS to support mission readiness.As well as share – and deliver – timely patient-centered care.NHB was the first site with the Department of Defense new electronic health record in 2018 to provide
  • Air Force, industry consortium advancing tech for aeromedical evacuation

    Through an industry-academia partnership and a recently-released request for proposals, the Air Force Research Laboratory is looking to advance human-monitoring research and development for the future warfighter.The request for proposals, announced May 6, 2019, targets projects designed to accelerate innovations in health monitoring, diagnostics,
  • Ophthalmology teams give Guyanese the gift of sight

    U.S. military ophthalmology teams deployed in support of New Horizons training exercise 2019 and partnered with Guyanese doctors at the Port Mourant Hospital in Port Mourant, Guyana, May 6-16.The ophthalmology center at the Port Mourant Hospital was established to provide aid to the Guyanese population by screening and selecting patients to receive
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