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  • Keesler improves training for medics

    Keesler Medical Center replaced self-aid and buddy care for medics with the Tactical Combat Casualty Course.The course focuses on preparing medics for the deployed environment.“We [medics] have the medical skills down, but your average Airman doesn’t have the tactical training,” said Senior Airman Brock Mauldin, 81st Medical Support Squadron
  • AETC bases among 50 hospitals, clinics being being restructured by DoD to improve readiness

    The Department of Defense announced, Feb. 19, plans to restructure 50 military hospitals and clinics to better support wartime readiness of military personnel and to improve clinical training for medical forces who deploy in support of combat operations around the world.
  • Air Force transitions all U.S. military treatment facilities to DHA administration and management

    This October, U.S.-based Air Force military treatment facilities transferred administration and management to the Defense Health Agency. Congress directed this transfer in the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. Establishing an integrated Military Health System will standardize health care delivery and business operations across all military treatment facilities.
  • DOD to begin next major phase of military hospital consolidation

    The Department of Defense is preparing for the next major step in consolidating military hospitals and clinics under a single agency, one of the largest organizational changes within the U.S. military in decades.
  • Med group squadrons begin new chapters after redesignation

    A new chapter began for two 82nd Medical Group units here Aug. 26, 2019, when the 82nd Aerospace Medicine and 82nd Medical Operation squadrons were redesignated as part of the most rapid and systemic transformation of the Air Force Medical Service in its 70-year history.
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