Tag: medical

May 21, 2020

Clinic patients urged to use virtual messaging tool

COVID-19 pandemic safeguards are well established on base to enable Airmen to seek necessary healthcare, according to Col. Andrew Purath, Joint Base Andrews and 11th Wing commander.

July 17, 2018

Baltimore C-STARS partnership prepares Airmen for battlefield medicine

Civilian partnerships are a vital readiness resource for the Air Force Medical Service, refreshing medics on trauma skills and taking lessons learned to deliver life-saving trauma care downrange. The Center for the Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills program in Baltimore, Maryland, prepares medical Airmen for deployment through immersive training at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.

Aug. 2, 2017

JBA Fire Explorer Academy brings the 'heat'

Smoke bellows out of a building on a hot summer day as two teenagers dressed in full firefighting gear charge in as part of a Joint Base Andrews Fire Explorer Academy search and rescue exercise.The training was part of an FEA course here that allowed six cadets, from 14 to 18 years old, to experience what it is like to be an Air Force

July 24, 2017

Melanoma: the 'ugly duckling' lesion

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, one in five Americans will develop some form of skin cancer in their lifetime. One of the more worrisome types of skin cancer is melanoma.   Melanoma is a skin cancer that grows in pigment-making cells, called melanocytes. It is potentially life threatening and often begins as an “ugly duckling”

June 9, 2017

Fight the bite

Airman 1st Class Kofi Adansi, 779th Medical Group public health technician, inspects mosquitos with a microscope at Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 8, 2017. The mosquitoes are then sent off to a lab where they are tested for diseases native to the area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mariah Haddenham)

Jan. 18, 2017

AF medical support during inauguration

Approximately 100 Airmen from the 79th Medical Wing are scheduled to provide medical support, alongside Army, Navy and Marine medical personnel, during the 58th Presidential Inauguration, Jan. 20. The role of the military medical personnel is to provide responsive treatment to Department of Defense individuals who need medical attention at the

Jan. 17, 2017

JBA hosts media day

A media day, highlighting base units who with be participating in the 58th Presidential Inauguration, was hosted here, Jan. 13, 2017.The event allowed local and national media to interview Air Force leaders and Airmen who will be participating in the 58th Presidential Inauguration.The media included an inaugural parade demonstration of the Air

Jan. 9, 2017

Hygienists keep JBA smiling

Master Sgt. Millicent Cavazos, 779th Medical Group dental squadron dental hygienist, disinfects and sanitizes a room for a patient to receive a dental cleaning at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Jan. 6, 2017. The dental clinic now sees patients in the new edition to Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics and Surgery Center as well as their former clinic to maximize

Dec. 8, 2016

Bio Airmen better JBA

Bioenvironmental technicians at Joint Base Andrews carry many responsibilities, all of them directly tied to the health and safety of JBA service members and families.                                                                           From sampling the base's water, to making sure the environments JBA personnel work in are safe,