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  • Our reorganization is about enhancing medical readiness and trusted care

    The 20th Medical Group is undergoing a functional reorganization to improve operational medical force readiness and the overall health of all armed forces members, all while ensuring the delivery of top quality healthcare to all of our beneficiaries.
  • How to avoid cavities

    There are more than 500 types of bacteria found in the oral cavity; only two of which are the main contributors of cavity formation, Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus.
  • Spiritual practice of the month: simplicity

    Have you ever heard of Mick Dodge? If not, take a moment to Google search “Mick Dodge National Geographic Channel,” and you will be introduced to an extremely unique individual who decided the modern world was not for him.Years ago, he travelled to the Olympic Peninsula of the Pacific Northwest, walking away from civilization to permanently live
  • Spiritual practice of the month: celebration

    For years following the birth of our first child, I watched my wife photograph every possible facial expression and pose, meticulously recording it all in a scrapbook. That, of course, was baby number one. As far as scrapbooking goes, our youngest child, number three, has been severely neglected. All that exists is a scrap of paper upon which his
  • Growing up military

    A bright yellow dandelion bends and dances in the breeze on a warm, spring afternoon.Suddenly, it's plucked from the ground by a small hand. The hand of a child.After gleefully running toward their parents, the child bestows their treasure upon them.Smiling at the sweet gesture, the uniformed parents thank their little one.Simply a weed to many,
  • Worth the look

    Have you ever daydreamed about the possibilities of what you could have accomplished or reflected on your past asking yourself, “What could I have achieved if I would have received that opportunity or that promotion push?” Did you watch others skyrocket to the next level and wonder when you were going to get your chance? I know most of us are humble enough not to make a scene, but honestly, I can say I have thought about this during my Air Force career.
  • Respect … Mission Success!

    As members of the Air Force, we all learn, know and live the core values every day while serving our great nation. “Integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do” are perfect guideposts that steer our daily lives.That being said, I have a word I would like to expound on and express the importance of. This one word, which will
  • Don’t hurt me. Heal me. Be nice to me.

    “Don’t hurt me. Heal me. Be nice to me.” is one of the tenets of great healthcare from the patient’s perspective.It aligns with the principles of trusted care and high reliability organizations. HROs operate under very trying conditions all the time and still manage to have fewer than their fair share of accidents.I believe this aptly describes our
  • You are what you do today

    Have you ever set a goal for yourself that you were bound and determined to accomplish? Your intent may have been to eat healthier, become a bodybuilder or be a better supervisor or leader. But, several days or weeks into your plan, life got in the way and you have found yourself off course once again.
  • Commitment doesn't complain

    “Ethun, can you please unload the dishwasher?”“But Dad, that’s Gavyn’s job!”“I understand that, but I am asking you to do it.”“I already finished my chores and now I have to do his too?”The above is real dialogue between father and son, which occurred one evening in the Hebert household.Now, if you live in the Hebert household, you would know that