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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.
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Tinker Air Force Base leadership, Airmen participants and Pam Kloiber, executive director for the Team Tinker Home Away From Home program, far left, joined together for a group photo with the five panelists, all military veterans, during  the Home Away From Home "Meet the Heroes Night" held March 22 at the American Red Cross office in downtown Oklahoma City. Retired colonel shares her wisdom during ‘Meet the Heroes Night’
Home Away from Home’s “Meet the Heroes Night” on March 22 featured a panel of distinguished U.S. veterans from different eras of military service who shared their collective wisdom with young Airmen at the American Red Cross office in Oklahoma City. “Meet the Heroes Night” was a collaborative effort between HAFH and American Red Cross of Oklahoma
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Coalition Aviation Advisory and Training Team Public Affairs Air advisor stands ‘shoulder-to-shoulder’ with Iraqi Air Force in Iraq
Master Sgt. Charles, 370th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group air advisor, under the newly established Coalition Aviation Advisory and Training Team, has deployed five times, three of which were supporting operations in Iraq. Wilder, a battle management command and control technician is deployed from the 552nd Air Control Group, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. He controls aircraft and directs weapons systems outside of air traffic control’s air space, making sure they get where they are going safely.
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Maj. Kisha Wood, a medic with the 375th Medical Group based at Scott Air Force Base, assists an elderly patient after Hurricane Maria at Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, near Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands Sept. 24, 2017. Wood was part of a U.S. Air Force En Route Patient Staging System team that deployed to St. Croix to help evacuate patients off the island. The team created an aeromedical evacuation staging area for patients to evacuate, fostering a safe environment. (Photo by Lt. Col. Elizabeth Anderson-Doze) Trusted Care brought order to chaos after Hurricane Maria
Soon after hurricanes struck the Caribbean and southern U.S. in the fall of 2017, Air Force medics deployed to the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands and brought along their Trusted Care culture to help evacuate patients safely and effectively from the storm ravaged island.
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(Shutterstock Image) Associate of Applied Science in AF Leadership and Management Studies
Check out this great opportunity for Air Force civilians.The Air Force is showing it values its workforce by offering and expanding developmental opportunities. Participation in an associate degree program opens up additional educational opportunities such as, but not limited to, Bachelor's Degree and Air Command and Staff College.  The Air Force
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Default Air Force Logo Take Command: Changes Coming to the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program
Do you have TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) coverage now? If so, then you need to know that the TRDP will end on Dec. 31, 2018. Not to worry — Anyone who was in TRDP this year or would have been eligible for the plan will be able to choose a dental plan from among 10 dental carriers in the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program
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72nd Air Base Wing Commander Col. Kenyon Bell was the guest speaker at the Mid-Del Schools 2018 Senior Conference: Bridge to the Future held at the Meadowood Baptist Church in Midwest City Feb. 20. Bridge to the Future
72nd Air Base Wing Commander Col. Kenyon Bell was the guest speaker at the Mid-Del Schools 2018 Senior Conference: Bridge to the Future held at the Meadowood Baptist Church in Midwest City Feb. 20. Seniors attended sessions throughout the day, learning vital information to help them transition to life after high school. Sessions included money
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