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  • Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or

  • Barksdale Airman saves man from smoking car

    It’s incumbent upon members of the Armed Forces to uphold the value of service before self at all times, in and out of uniform.Master Sgt. Kira Cox, 2nd Operational Medical Readiness Squadron human performance flight chief, embodied this core value, one late February night, when she pulled a man

  • 377th Medical Group improves readiness with new radiology clinic

    The Kirtland Air Force Base 377th Medical Group held a ribbon cutting ceremony Feb. 12, 2020, to celebrate their newest capability, a radiology clinic, that will enable a quicker turnaround time for specific mission readiness requirements and ensuring Airmen are fit for duty.

  • Med Group improves annual process

    The 7th Medical Group has improved the process for Airmen’s Periodic Health Assessments to ensure Airmen are deployable at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.Members of the 7th MDG took people’s concerns to heart and vowed to improve the PHA process. After many meetings and planning, it was decided that

  • 7th MDSS laboratory brings home team of the year award

    For Airmen in the Air Force, working together as a team can be a key piece to successfully accomplishing their mission. One team at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, was acknowledged for such solidarity while performing their duties during the Air Force Medical Service competition. This month, the 7th

  • Clinic provides care through Air Force Medical Home

    The 341st Medical Group has a mission to enable nuclear surety and optimize the health, wellness and readiness of patients through promoting a culture of trusted care.One way the base clinic accomplishes this is through Air Force Medical Home.Medical home allows patients to be assigned to a

  • An inside look at the medical group

    Why does it take so long to receive a doctor’s appointment? Why can’t I receive my prescriptions faster? Why can’t I receive my lab results sooner? All of these questions and more were answered Oct. 27, 2017, when Barksdale’s 2nd Medical Group conducted a Day in the Life of an Appointment tour for a

  • Healing from invisible wounds: The other side of the story

    Chanda D’Angelo was in a frenzy; she quickly washed all the clothes in her home, zoomed the vacuum across every floor, wiped down every surface, cleaned out the refrigerator and stove and scrubbed the windows and mirrors until they were spotless. Exhausted, she had just enough time to get her hair

  • In the Deep End

    Airmen from the 5th Medical Operations Squadron train to enhance water extraction skills at the base pool at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 10, 2016. The water extraction training involved performing emergency medicine on a simulated patient in a water environment. The purpose was to practice for