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Airmen carry a simulated casualty during an major accident response exercise May 9, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Emergency response personnel from the base and surrounding communities participated in the exercise along with Airmen in prepartion for the Warriors Over the Wasatch Air and Space Show June 23-24. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw) Joint emergency response exercise held in advance of Hill air, space show
Emergency response personnel from Hill AFB and the surrounding communities came together May 9 to test their ability to jointly respond to a major accident. The exercise will be held on Hill AFB in preparation for the Warriors Over the Wasatch Air and Space Show coming up June 23-24.
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U.S. Air Force Special Operations Surgical Teams practice integrated operations during a Special Tactics exercise, Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 16, 2015. Air Force Medicine is adapting the SOST model for battlefield care, to provide additional support for future combat operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Callaway) Ready today, ready tomorrow - Air Force prepares for the future of medical readiness
The future of warfare is uncertain, and tomorrow’s conflicts may not look like today’s. To prepare for this uncertainty, the Air Force is assessing how it prepares its medical forces to support the warfighter.
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2018
Lt. Col. Brandi Ritter and Lt. Col. Lewis Wilber, the Chief and Deputy Chief, Air Force Medical Evaluation Support Activity, examine the lights above a surgical table at the AMESA test facility at Ft. Detrick, Md. on Feb. 15, 2018. AFMESA investigated whether new, light-emitting diode (LED) lights could replace traditional surgical lights for use in deployed environments, but found that under the LEDs, surgeons could not determine if a patient’s flesh was necrotic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Shireen Bedi) Air Force lab puts medical devices through their paces
“We break stuff,” said Lt. Col. Brandi Ritter, chief of the Air Force Medical Evaluation Support Activity, showing off the facility where her unit tests the devices medical Airmen use to complete their mission.
0 4/09
2018
Default Air Force Logo New Utah law eases licensing for military, spouses
Thanks to a new law, finding work in Utah will now be much easier for military members and their spouses who hold professional licenses and certifications from other states.Signed this week, the law aims to address the employment barriers faced by military families who often move from state-to-state multiple times during a career.
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2018
AFAF Air Force Assistance Fund begins 45th year of helping Airmen, families
The 2018 Air Force Assistance Fund campaign runs from March 26th through May 4.
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The “Trusted Care” badge serves as a reminder for the entire U.S. Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) to provide exemplary patient-centered care at every level. In order to ensure the patient is placed at the center of their care, Trusted Care has teamed up with the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) to develop an effective training program. Training is aimed at fostering a culture of safety from front-line providers to senior leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Jensen Stidham) Strengthening Trusted Care culture in Air Force medicine
On October 26th, 2017, over 130 leaders across various health care organizations gathered to listen to Col. Christian Lyons and Lt. Col. Michael Fea speak on Trusted Care’s aim of positioning the Air Force Medical Service as a high reliability organization.
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Then Airmen First Class Nicole Moore, a medical technician stationed at Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland, was one of the first responders treating patients after the attack at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan on Nov 12, 2016. As a recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Airman of the Year award, Moore was recognized for her dedication to the principles of patient-centered Trusted Care. (Courtesy photo) Airman proves the importance of mission readiness on Trusted Care
November 12, 2016 began as another normal day at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan for Senior Airman Nicole Moore. That day was anything but normal.
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2018
Training exercises enhance wartime readiness Hill to test readiness, emergency response
Hill AFB will be conducting readiness and emergency response exercises Jan. 29 through Feb. 5. Exercise activity may be noticeable on and around the installation, to include longer traffic cueing at installation gates, increased movement of emergency response vehicles, or testing of the base's "Giant Voice" public address system.
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2018
MSgt Ashley Strong, U.S. Air Force dental flight chief out of Schriever Air Force Base, was a recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Airman of the Year award and was recognized for her dedication to efficiency and patient satisfaction (Courtesy photo). Airman upholds the Trusted Care principles through the delivery of efficient care and patient satisfaction
For U.S. Air Force MSgt Ashley Strong, delivering patient-centered Trusted Care is more than a policy. For this Air Force dental flight chief, Trusted Care is about using the expertise and experiences of all Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) Airmen at every level to find better ways to provide quality, patient-centered care.
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Air Force Col. (Dr.) Kimberly Pietszak, interim chief, Department of Quality Services, and assistant chief, Department of Medicine, examines Air Force Col. Patrick McCain at San Antonio Military Medical Center, Aug 26, 2015.  Getting regular checkups are vital step in maintaining one’s Individual Medical Readiness and aids an Airman’s ability to support the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Corey Toye) Medically ready to be mission ready
From periodic health assessments to regular dental exams, every Airman should know the importance of maintaining their Individual Medical Readiness (IMR) at all times.
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