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  • 633rd MDG pilots new COVID surveillance testing procedure

    Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, healthcare professionals have had to find ways to maintain access to medical care and adopt emerging technologies quickly. The 633rd Medical Group at Joint Base Langley-Eustis has led the way for the Air Force, piloting a variety of new lab tests that are helping the military keep its total force safe and prepare for the flu season. The latest of these pilots is known as Sentinel Surveillance testing, and it provides bases the capability to identify undiagnosed prevalence of COVID-19 in asymptomatic base populations.
  • AUAB receives first NPC, enhances medical mission

    Photos: Airmen off loaded a specialized medical container designed to transport individuals with infectious diseases at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 18, 2020. The Negatively Pressurized Conex, or NPC, is configured for the C-17 Globemaster III and C-5 Super Galaxy aircraft to safely transport up to 28 passengers or 23 patients, including ambulatory and litter, around the globe.
  • Life still happens: ASAB Physical Therapy and Acupuncture operating during a pandemic

    Luckily, when injuries happen to impair Airmen from accomplishing their mission medical professionals like Maj. Christine Broszko, 386th Expeditionary Medical Group family medicine physician, and Master Sgt. David Garcia, 386th EMDG physical therapy technician, are available when necessary to take care of the warfighter, even in a COVID-19 climate.
  • Guarding the Gateway

    Spanning from donning facial coverings to new work locations at home station, the deployed environment is no different. The area of responsibility has adapted to meet the needs of the mission in an ever-changing expeditionary landscape. For the 386th Expeditionary Medical Group, adapting has meant bringing in Airmen to screen the service members seeking transit through Cargo City.
  • Air Force cancels 2020 Marathon, offers virtual option

    Numerous scenarios were explored to produce an event that was safe for all and met the high event standards. All scenarios led the marathon team to conclude the event would be unable to proceed in a manner that participants have come to expect.
  • President signs executive order calling up Air Force Reserve medics, other specialties

    For the Air Force Reserve, personnel already serving in the Selected Reserve and Participating Individual Ready Reserve, as well as those assigned to the Individual Ready Reserve, may be asked to volunteer to activate in support of COVID-19 response. If taskings exceed the volunteer pool, involuntary mobilization of the SELRES and IRR to active status is now authorized to ensure mission accomplishment.
  • Goldfein emphasizes protecting force from COVID-19 while fulfilling all missions, operational priorities

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein said March 18 there have been seven confirmed cases of the new coronavirus to date among active-duty personnel, but that the Air Force is “still conducting global missions … which is priority one.”
  • Tyndall medical, first responders partner with Bay County EMS, Ascension Sacred Heart for joint training exercise

    On March 12, 2020, the 325th Medical Group at Tyndall Air Force Base, partnered with Bay County to participate in a multi-agency emergency response exercise. Participants in the exercise mainly included the 325th Medical Group, Bay County Emergency Medical Services and Ascension Sacred Heart Bay Medical Center.
  • 23d MDG enables 15th ASOS mission

    The 23d Medical Group partnered with the 15th Air Support Operations Squadron to expedite the medical clearance process for Airmen at Fort Stewart, Georgia. One 23d MDG flight surgeon and medical technician performed flight physicals for 15th ASOS tactical air control party specialists, enabling the unit to expedite training and reduce traveling expenses.
  • Air Force warns Airmen of electronic cigarette risks

    The Air Force, much like the civilian population, is seeing a decrease in traditional tobacco use, but an increase in e-cigarette use.
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