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Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, photographed in his office at the Pentagon, July 8, 2016. Ediger retires from the Air Force, June 1, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.) Retiring Surgeon General saw revolution in expeditionary care
Air Force Medicine has changed significantly since 1986, when Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger left his family medicine practice in Missouri to join the Air Force. Ediger, the U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, retires June 1, after a 32-year career that took him around the world, through numerous postings and varied roles. Although Ediger rose to the highest position in Air Force Medicine, he says that was not his intended career path.
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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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Maj. Khadidja Harrell, Chief Global Health Engagement at U.S. Pacific Command, checks up on a young patient in Haiti, May 2010. Harrell, who is a pediatrician by trade, visited with many patients as part of a medical readiness training exercise after the 2010 Haiti earthquake. (Courtesy photo) International Women’s Day recognizes the contribution of women around the AFMS
International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on the many contributions that women have made worldwide, and to the Air Force Medical Service.
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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
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