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  • AFDW Airmen observe Women’s Equality Day

    Air Force District of Washington and other Joint Base Andrews organizations will join the country August 26, to celebrate Women’s Equality Day. This date in August was set aside by Congress in 1971 to commemorate the certification of the 19th Amendment. Ratified in 1920, the 19th Amendment prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to U.S. citizens on the basis of sex. This historic milestone marked a significant victory for the suffrage movement in America and it represents progress for women seeking equal rights and treatment in all facets of American society.
  • Making Dr. Airman

    Across the National Capital Region, Capital Medics of the 11th Medical Group deliver 42 world-class healthcare specialties to hundreds of thousands of beneficiaries. To be proficient in their jobs, all of the Airmen undergo some kind of rigorous formal education and training that enable them to be Excellent In All They Do. For some new Air Force doctors, this means stepping out of the classroom and into an operational medical clinic as a resident family medicine physician. Dr. (Maj.) William Bynum, 11th Medical Group, is one of the attending faculty members assigned to the National Capital Consortium Family Medicine Residency Program at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Va., where today’s clinical residents are formed into tomorrow’s officer leaders and expert family medicine providers.
  • Heritage to Horizons: Celebrating the Air Force Family

    Last Friday night was picture perfect as four 1st Helicopter Squadron UH-1s from Joint Base Andrews, Md., lined up in formation just before sunset to make a pass over the Air Force Memorial and kick off the second in a series of Heritage to Horizon events celebrating the Air Force’s 70th birthday.
  • Heritage to Horizons

    Last Friday night was picture perfect as four 1st Helicopter Squadron UH-1s from Joint Base Andrews, Md., lined up in formation just before sunset to make a pass over the Air Force Memorial and kick off the second in a series of Heritage to Horizon events celebrating the Air Force’s 70th birthday.
  • Nerve Scrambler Therapy lessens pain for warfighters, Tricare patients

    In reality, NST is one of the 79th Medical Wing’s most cutting edge methods, or modalities, for managing chronic and debilitative nerve pain that impacts warfighters’ job performance and long term quality of life. “Like many civilians, military patients sometimes experience nerve pain after they’ve healed from injuries or have been treated for diseases,” said Lt. Col. Wilson, 779th Medical Group nurse scientist and NST practitioner. “NST has proven to be a viable alternative to opioids for reducing or eliminating this kind of pain.”
  • Warfighters have vision improved at 779th MDG’s Eye Center

    The ophthalmology team at the wing’s 779th Medical Group’s Warfighter Eye Center located at Joint Base Andrews, Md., performs state-of-the-art corrective laser eye surgery on Airmen warfighters so they can focus on doing their jobs on land, in the air, space and cyberspace.
  • USAF AIM center places needle focus on warfighters’ health

    Specifically designed with the warfighter in mind, the 779th MDG’s Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine facility is the DoD’s only clinic with full-time, dedicated licensed acupuncture physicians delivering needle and non-needle pain management options to thousands of military and civilian patients every year.
  • Operational physiology training preps Airmen for flight

    To learn how to identify these symptoms in themselves and in others, approximately 1,200 civilian and military fliers, like Nielson, undergo altitude simulation training every year at the 11th Medical Group's Aerospace Medical Squadron facility at Joint Base Andrews, Md.
  • 79th MDW nurses, medical techs deliver trusted care in all the right places

    This Friday concludes National Nurses Week 2017, a time designated by the American Nurses Association to celebrate our country’s nursing professionals who lend their expertise and training to advance the health and wellness of their patients. For more than 455,000 beneficiaries across the National Capital Region, the Air Force medical team, including more than 200 Airmen and 85 civilian nurses, serving under the 79th Medical Wing, stands ready to deliver a wide spectrum of medical care. “The Air Force celebrates Nurse-Technician Week because these medical professionals work together as a team,” said Col. Marina Ray, 79th MDW chief nurse. Ray is responsible for nursing practice and professional development oversight of the wing’s nurses.
  • Off they went..!! AF’s women Airmen raised the bar

    March is Women’s History Month, a time set aside by Congress to promote the study, observance and celebration of the role of women in American history. It is fitting, therefore, to recognize that throughout our country’s history, women in uniform, like Gosnell and Martiny, have raised the bar for present and future generations of Airmen by breaking through barriers and forging fresh paths. In doing so, these servicewomen in blue make valuable contributions to mission success, while playing a vital role in the Air Force’s legacy of honor and tradition of valor.
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