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Air Force Fire Emergency Services Strategic Plan AF Fire Emergency Services looking to the future with ‘strategic plan’
Fire service professionals throughout the Air Force recently met and ensured the creation of the Air Force's Fire Emergency Services 5-year strategic plan.  Center for Public Safety Excellence personnel facilitated and led a week-long stakeholder meeting and workshop in mid-February at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. The theme of the
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2018
Col. Robert Marks, Air Force Materiel Command surgeon, poses for a photo inside his office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Feb. 2, 2018. Unseen threads run through historic career
A background which includes threads of both typical and atypical events, led to the appointment of Col. Robert Marks, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command Surgeon, as the first male Nurse Corps general officer, as well as the first male chief nurse of the Air Force Nurse Corps.
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2018
Maj. Scott Thallemer, perioperative nurse and robotics coordinator with the Institute for Defense Robotic Surgical Education (InDoRSE), trains Maj. Gen. Timothy Leahy, 2nd Air Force commander, on the da Vinci X surgical system used in robotics surgery at the Keesler Medical Center, Sept. 26, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. InDoRSE is working with the Air Force Research Lab to understand trust between surgical teams and the robot in order to improve on the training program. Trust is a key factor in determining proper use of such innovative technology as surgical robots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue) Air Force Research Lab studies trust between surgical teams and robots
The Air Force Research Lab, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, has been studying how surgical teams gain trust in new robotic surgery technology to improve training, and expand the adoption of improved surgical techniques.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Tinker AFB opens; delayed reporting for 2nd shift
Tinker Air Force Base is open for normal business operations. Due to inclement weather, the 72nd Air Base Wing Commander has authorized a two-hour delayed reporting for 2nd (Swing) shift employees on Feb. 22. 3rd (Grave) shift employees will report for duty as normally scheduled on Feb. 22. Supervisors should use discretion on a case-by-case
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2018
Advancements in telehealth services have made it easier and more convenient for patients to access the healthcare services they need. The Air Force Medical Service has used advancements in telehealth to offer patients a wide variety of services such as secured messaging with their healthcare team, and virtual appointments with specialists that can be accessed from anywhere. (U.S. Air Force graphic) Advancements in telehealth improve access to healthcare
The Air Force offers a wide and expanding range of telehealth services giving patients the opportunity to receive more efficient, convenient, and patient-centered care.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Base Operating Status to remain closed; essential personnel only
Due to inclement weather, the 72nd Air Base Wing Commander will continue the base closure to include 3rd (grave) shift on Wednesday evening through 1st (day) shift on Thursday, Feb. 22. Although the base remains closed, essential personnel ARE required to report for duty as scheduled. Road and weather conditions will continue to be monitored and a
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2018
Senior Airman Kimberly Deveau (left) at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany consults with geneticist, Capt. (Dr.) Mauricio De Castro, staff medical geneticist at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., using the Clinical Access Station, Feb. 1, 2018. The tele-genetics pilot program connects patients directly to specialized genetic counselors and geneticists from other locations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder) Successful tele-genetics pilot makes genetic counseling easily accessible
A new telehealth program is expanding access to expert genetic counseling by making it available remotely, connecting families with trained genetic specialists who can help interpret their results.
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2018
Chief Master Sgt. Chad Caden, the chief enlisted manager with the 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, was able to go hiking in South Carolina in July 2017, nearly 7 months after receiving an amputation on his right leg. After years of pain, Caden was diagnosed with Osteonecrosis in his right foot, which caused a loss of blood flow to his foot and resulting in bone decay. Caden received his amputation on Dec. 27, 2016 to get rid of the pain, minimize the chance of the bone disease spreading, and increase his chance of returning to an active lifestyle. (Courtesy photo) “I wanted my life back” – An Airman’s recovery after a mysterious diagnosis
A mysterious pain in Chief Master Sgt. Chad Caden’s right foot led to years of pain, uncertainty, and a life-changing decision that proved to be the best one he ever made. Caden’s recovery and return to active duty reinforces the Air Force Medical Service’s commitment to its Airmen and patient-centered care.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo INCLEMENT WEATHER EARLY RELEASE
Due to inclement weather, the 72nd Air Base Wing Commander has authorized early dismissal for Day Shift (1st shift) and the base will be closed for Swing Shift (2nd shift) beginning immediately.  Base operating status will be updated later this evening prior to grave shift.Liberator and Eaker Gates are currently open for outbound traffic.Base
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Base Operating Status, Feb. 21 - Remains OPEN
The operating status for Tinker Air Force Base for Wednesday, Feb. 21 remains "OPEN". Although liberal leave HAS NOT been authorized, supervisors will consider the individual situations of their employees when making individual leave decisions. Tinker officials will continue to monitor the weather and will notify personnel if the operating status
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2018
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