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The TRICARE Online Patient Portal Secure Messaging portal allows patients to communicate safely, securely and conveniently with their Air Force providers. Secure Messaging can be especially valuable for patients and providers at specialty clinics, to lower the barriers to communications and reduce the stress of getting care. (U.S. Air Force graphic) Secure Messaging makes communicating with your Air Force doctor simple
In today’s connected world, we expect most communication to be convenient and instantaneous. Why should communicating with your health provider be any different? That is why the Air Force Medical Service offers a secure messaging platform for patients and families to communicate safely and quickly with their providers.
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Lt. Col. Elizabeth Erickson (first row, second from right), a U.S. Air Force physician, poses for a photo with Afghan women healthcare providers and Staff Sgt. Sarah Saelens when she worked on the Zabul Provincial Reconstruction Team. The PRT worked closely with local healthcare providers to improve the health and wellbeing of Afghan women. (Courtesy photo) Female physician builds partnerships through Global Health Engagements
A career in the Air Force is often a truly global experience. For Lt. Col. Elizabeth Erickson, her experiences in military health outreach around the world allows her to build strong partnerships.
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Senior Airman Kevin Zaragoza, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon crew chief, tightens up a screw on the wing of an F-16 Mar. 20, 2018 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. BAF crew chief ensures delivered airpower
Here at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing’s mission is to defend, support and deliver airpower and you can’t deliver airpower without well maintained aircraft.For BAF, it’s the responsibility of experts like Senior Airman Kevin Zaragoza, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon crew chief,
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U.S. Air Force physicians assigned to the 20th Medical Group stand together for a group photo at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., March 20, 2018. 20th MDG physicians provide trusted care
This year’s National Doctors’ Day, a day dedicated to recognizing the work of physicians, is March 30.
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U.S. Air Force Capt. (Dr.) Eva Chatman, 20th Medical Group family health physician, checks a patient’s vitals at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., April 19, 2017. Chatman is responsible for providing health care to service members to ensure they can complete their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) 20th MDG integrates physicians, squadrons
Family healthcare providers assigned to the 20th Medical Operations Squadron began transitioning to a patient care empanelment model, fall 2017.
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A Team Shaw member asks questions during a Smooth Move class at the 20th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., March 21, 2018. AFRC helps smooth transitions
The 20th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center hosted a Smooth Move class at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, March 21.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christian Arvelo, Air Force Sergeants Association President Chapter 377 president, left, presents Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Hoglund, 20th Fighter Wing command chief, with an honorary president’s award at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., March 20, 2018. AFSA, making a difference
Many military installations have private organizations on base to help people get involved in and make a difference. What if there was an organization that not only made an impact on base, but also made an impact on a much greater scale?
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U.S. Airmen from the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron (EMS) work together to process and download 20 mm rounds at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., March 14, 2018. Ammo: bombs, bullets, brotherhood
Members assigned to the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron are some of the first to ensure Team Shaw’s F-16CM Fighting Falcons have proper ammunition at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. The conventional missions statement is to build, maintain, and deliver serviceable munitions to the flight line at any time they request in order to fill the needs of any flying mission both at home station and while deployed.
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(From left,) U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jerry Byrom, 20th Medical Group (MDG) emergency medical technician, Barry Reed and Airman 1st Class Brandon Starr, 20th MDG paramedics, stand outside the ambulatory service building at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., March 21, 2018. Ambulatory service saves life
As the clock ticks to 1 p.m., ambulatory service members wait in their work center. The silence is broken by a notification heard around the facility.The announcement, a standard fire alarm call at the base dormitories, took a turn for the worse when a cardiac arrest event unfolded right before their eyes.“Talk about everything lining up
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Stephen Spencer, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion craftsman, covers his eye while Capt. John Kauderman, 20th Aerospace Medicine Squadron (AMDS) optometrist, tests his peripheral vision at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., March 20, 2018. 20th AMDS receives ACC SOUSAFFS award
The 20th Aerospace Medicine Squadron received the Air Combat Command Society of United States Air Force Flight Surgeons Team Aerospace Award, March 9.
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