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SAN ANTONIO, TX - That soldiers come back from the battlefield bearing permanent reminders of their time there - scars they will live with for the rest of their lives - is taken as a heavy but inevitable cost of war.
U-2 Cabins Modified to Mitigate Health Risks
SAN ANTONIO — High-flying U-2 pilots may be paying a neurological price for their service.
One of the cancers most frequently diagnosed in active-duty troops, malignant melanoma, is no longer more prevalent in military personnel than the general population — at least in younger servicemembers. Enhanced prevention, diagnosis and treatment get the credit, especially in the Air Force, which has higher rates of the cancer than the other services
WASHINGTON - The DoD plans to cut its civilian workforce by 5% to 6% by the end of fiscal year 2018, including more than 5,000 from the Military Health System.
TEMPLE, TX - Retired Brig. Gen. James T. Turlington, MD, may no longer be an active duty general officer in the Air Force, but he’s still practicing medicine — and still making a difference.
MADISON, WI — At age 21, Jeffrey Unger said he already had a clear vision of what would become one of his lifelong goals — to help returning veterans get the care they needed.
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, CA — The Air Force had good timing for its survey of energy drink consumption within the service: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently released a new report showing a doubling of energy drink-related emergency department (ED) visits between 2007 and 2011.
WASHINGTON — Pilots will be able to breathe easier as a result of changes to the oxygen systems in the F-22 aircraft, Air Force officials recently assured a House committee. The F-22 fleet has been under intense scrutiny after some pilots flying the aircraft mysteriously experienced an unexplained loss of oxygen, causing hypoxia-like symptoms.
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MD — While deployed to Afghanistan, Air Force Capt. Gina Fasciani, RN, BSN, wasn’t afraid to don battle gear and leave her bunker to take care of patients.
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