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  • Chief Master Sgt. JoAnne S. Bass named Air Force’s 19th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force

    In selecting Bass, incoming Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown said Bass brings skills, temperament and experience that the job requires and an outlook on leadership that meshes with his own.
  • Are you ready for hurricane season?

    May 3-9 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week and hurricane season is less than a month away, starting June 1. Are you ready?
  • Virtual training platform maintains, improves military surgeon’s skills

    It is vital for medical Airmen to continuously maintain and improve their skills. To access more training opportunities, military surgeons are looking to virtual training platforms. The Air Force is working with sister services to study a virtual training platform called Crowd-Sourced Assessment of Technical Skills, or C-SATS. C-SATS provides specialized training for surgeons to further improve their specialized skills.
  • Robotics key to medical Airmen recruitment, retention, readiness

    With surgical robots becoming the standard of care across many specialties, the Air Force Medical Service is keeping up with the latest advancements to provide the best patient care and maintain Airman readiness. Robotics has been the standard for years in the private sector, especially in OB-GYN and urology,” said Maj. Joshua Tyler, director of robotics at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. “The Air Force is bringing those same advancements in surgical robotics and technology that we see in the private sector into the hands of our surgeons and operating room medics.” Access to surgical robotics can also help surgeons treat a higher volume of patients, which also improves readiness.
  • Air Force’s first robotic surgery training course established at Keesler

    Keesler Air Force Base surgeons are forging a new path in military medicine by being the first in the Air Force to use one of the most advanced robotic surgery systems available today. The Keesler Medical Center has acquired two of the newest robotic surgical systems out there, the da Vinci Xi, one for surgeries and the other for surgical training. Also, Keesler’s Clinical Research Laboratory has set up a training facility called the Institute for Defense Robotic Surgical Education, for surgeons to get their official robotic surgery credentials.
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