• Baltimore C-STARS partnership prepares Airmen for battlefield medicine

    Civilian partnerships are a vital readiness resource for the Air Force Medical Service, refreshing medics on trauma skills and taking lessons learned to deliver life-saving trauma care downrange. The Center for the Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills program in Baltimore, Maryland, prepares medical Airmen for deployment through immersive training at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.
  • Battlefield acupuncture shows promising results in alternative pain management downrange

    Air Force providers are using acupuncture as an effective holistic treatment option for pain relief, even in combat settings.
  • Take command: Enroll now for 2018 TRICARE coverage

    On Jan. 1, 2018, there are a number of changes coming to your TRICARE benefit. This includes a change to the current TRICARE regions. The current three regions (North, South and West) will become two regions (East and West). There will be new regional contractors for the new East and West regions.
  • Mental health heads down range

    Senior Airman Brittany Edwards, the noncommissioned officer in charge of mental health, deployed from the 96th Medical Operation Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida., puts on her helmet will visiting Airmen stationed at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia., Oct. 25, 2017. The 386th Expeditionary Medical Group, with support from the 386th Expeditionary Operation Group, expanded mental health services to Airmen at an undisclosed location supporting ongoing operations in Syria, Oct. 24 and 25.
  • Top to Bottom: Airmen of all ranks contribute to Radiology success

    Airman 1st Class Rachael O’Keefe, 21st Medical Support Squadron radiology technologist, has been in the Air Force the shortest amount of time in her office, but she doesn’t let that stop her dedicated professionalism and eagerness to serve patients.
  • Airman draws on training, aids accident victim

    It was after leaving a restaurant that a lazy Sunday drive July 17 turned into a race to save a complete stranger’s life. Staff Sgt. Corey Czajka, 21st Aerospace Medicine Squadron independent duty medical technician, was driving home with his wife and coworker Staff Sgt. Shandy Villani when a vehicle plowed into the intersection, broadsiding the car directly in front of theirs.
  • AFMS Innovations team creates portal for new ideas

    In September, Airmen will be able to submit innovative health care ideas and existing health care system challenges to the Innovations Knowledge Exchange Web Portal, a new way for the Air Force Medical Service Innovations team to capture potential ideas. The AFMS Innovations office already collaborates with medical institutes and universities to