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  • PTSD Awareness leads to positive treatment

    Post-traumatic Stress Disorder can be debilitating in some patients, but thanks to advancements in research and the continued training of mental health providers, treatments are getting better all the time.Maj. Joel Foster, Chief of Air Force Deployment Mental Health, said treating PTSD has improved dramatically in the last 20 years.“Twenty years
  • Coping with stress through healthy thinking

    Stress. Even mention of the word can increase anxiety for some. Everyone deals with stress differently, but how you cope with daily stressors can have great impacts on your quality of life and overall health.Stress is actually the body’s response to any demand, including change. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, there are at
  • Icemedics watch launch, support mission

    U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 354th Medical Group (MDG) watch as a jet launches for a morning sortie during RED FLAG-Alaska 16-1, on May 12, 2015, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Leadership within the 354 MDG sent small groups of Airmen to the flightline every morning during RF-A 16-1 to get a better understanding of the mission they
  • Ladies night out

    The 354th Medical Group hosted a Ladies Night Out event April 29 at the Yukon Club, 318 women attended to discuss health topics with 17 different health professional vendors. The event was held to promote health and wellness and was presented like a health fair geared toward women.
  • AF family shares experience with child’s autism

    (This is the sixth AFMS article for the Military Children’s Health Month series)  Four year-old Dawson Stock loves music and instruments –his mother says he is obsessed with the violin. He knows the alphabet forwards and backwards and is ready to read. Dawson is teaching himself the sign-language alphabet. He knows his numbers and how to add.
  • Exposition aims to reduce alcohol-related incidents for second year

    More than 450 members of the 354th Fighter Wing and tenant units attended an alcohol education exposition held by the 354th Medical Group mental health flight April 8 at the Baker Field House.  This is the second time the event was held after the Air Force Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program saw a 19 percent decrease in
  • Iceman in Action: Tech. Sgt. Mia Newmeyer

    Rank and Name: Tech. Sgt. Mia M. Newmeyer Duty Title: Diagnostics and Therapeutics flight chief, 354th Medical Group Hometown: Mansfield, Ohio
  • No bite no fight; dental clinic provides same day crown service

    The 354th Medical Group dental clinic recently received equipment that can help keep Icemen deployable when they’re in need of a root canal and a crown.  The equipment, which consists of a digital impression machine, a mill and an oven, significantly reduces a time-intensive, three week process and turns it into a same day process completed in a
  • Eielson fire and emergency services provide car seat inspections

    The Eielson fire and emergency services have a program in place to inspect car seats.Car seats must be installed a certain way into a vehicle and also have an expiration date. Fire and emergency services will explain the importance of the proper installation and ensure the car seat is safe.During the inspection, the car seat is checked for proper
  • Iceman in Action: Airman 1st Class Chasten Gibbs

    Rank and Name: Airman 1st Class Chasten Gibbs Duty Title: Bioenvironmental engineering apprentice, 354th Medical Group Hometown: Columbia, Missouri