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  • New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31

    Starting July 31, 2017, Airmen undergoing their annual Periodic Health Assessment may notice something new. A Mental Health Assessment will now be part of every annual PHA, to help ensure that Airmen suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues are referred to the necessary care. Mental health issues are a serious problem for U.S. Armed Forces
  • New Air Force health mobile app available for patients

    The Air Force Medical Service has launched a new mobile app to connect Airmen and patients to news and information about the AFMS. The new app is a mobile version of the AFMS website, and lets users customize their experience based on the Air Force military treatment facility (MTF) they use. This way, patients can get information about clinic
  • 354th MDOS Change of Command

    U.S. Air Force Col. William Fecke, the 354th Medical Group commander, passes the 354th Medical Operations Squadron (MDOS) guidon to Lt. Col. Valerie O’Brien, the new 354th MDOS commander, June 8, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. O’Brien took command from Col. Mark Anderson, who will go on to serve as the 55th MDOS commander at Offutt Air
  • Quitting to win

    Smoking is a hard to break habit for a substantial amount of people, and often times people who smoke wait until their health is at risk to quit smoking. Those among the seven out of 10 smokers who plan to quit can do so during the Great American Smokeout with help from the Health and Wellness Center or their primary care manager.
  • 11th Air Force commander visits Eielson

    Lt. Gen. Ken Wilsbach, the newly appointed 11th Air Force commander, toured Eielson Air Force Base on Oct. 12 to visit the Iceman Team. Wilsbach, who took command in August, learned more about the base, the Airmen stationed here, and Eielson’s mission.
  • Iceman in Action: Senior Airman Yomarly Rosario Torres

    Rank and Name: Senior Airman Yomarly Rosario Torres Duty Title: Dental Technician, 354th Medical Operations Support Squadron Hometown: Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico
  • EMT Rodeo 2016

    U.S. Air Force Emergency Medical Technicians gathered to compete in the 9th annual Air Force Medical Service EMT Rodeo at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Aug. 24-27, 2016.The two and a half day competition involved 24 EMT teams from across the Air Force, both CONUS and OCONUS installations challenging one another for the title of the “Best of the
  • Iceman in Action: Airman 1st Class Terence Greenhill Jr.

    Rank and Name: Airman 1st Class Terence Greenhill Jr. Duty Title: Mental health technician, 354th Medical Group Hometown: Radcliff, Kentucky
  • Preventive measures lead to a healthier Air Force

    Preventing illness or injury is the goal of the Air Force’s Preventive Medicine program, a topic that is highlighted in August during Preventive Health Month. Preventive Health extends beyond health care at an individual level, concentrating rather on the health of individuals, communities and specific populations to help groups reduce their risk
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