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The Air Force Medical Service is launching a mobile app that will let users access the news and information available on the AFMS website right from their smartphones. New Air Force health mobile app available for patients
The Air Force Medical Service has launched a new mobile app to connect Airmen and patients to news and information about the AFMS. The new app is a mobile version of the AFMS website, and lets users customize their experience based on the Air Force military treatment facility (MTF) they use. This way, patients can get information about clinic
0 7/26
2017
New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31
New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31
Starting July 31, 2017, Airmen undergoing their annual Periodic Health Assessment may notice something new. A Mental Health Assessment will now be part of every annual PHA, to help ensure that Airmen suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues are referred to the necessary care. Mental health issues are a serious problem for U.S. Armed Forces
0 7/26
2017
Col. Thatcher Cardon, 47th Medical Group commander, won the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Space Poop Challenge, beating more than 5,000 entries and winning $15,000. Cardon’s invention, the “perineal access port,” allows astronauts to manage human waste in a space suit for up to six continuous days. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Benjamin N. Valmoja) Air Force doctor solves NASA’s poop problem
Laughlin’s 47th Medical Group commander helped solve a long-time problem for citizens of Earth who are launched into space.
0 2/15
2017
The Laughlin tower illuminated with the official domestic violence awareness color purple, and pink, the official breast cancer awareness color. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month, and in recognition of that, Laughlin lit the tower purple. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Benjamin N. Valmoja) Standing up to domestic violence
October is recognized as National Domestic Violence Awareness month and is meant for people to stand with survivors of domestic violence and extend hope and healing to all who need it.
0 10/11
2016
Default Air Force Logo SICK? Pharmacy has your Prescription
The 47th Medical Group Pharmacy recently started a Self-Initiated Care Kit (SICK) program Sept. 12, 2016, allowing Airmen to treat symptoms without having to see their primary care provider.
0 10/11
2016
A medical technician administers an influenza vaccination to an Airman on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 4, 2016. Flu vaccines are available at the Laughlin Immunization Clinic to all military members, their families and retirees. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ariel D. Partlow) Laughlin Clinic and TRICARE offering flu shots
The Laughlin Immunization Clinic will be available to provide free flu vaccines from 7:30 until 11:45 a.m. and 1 until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
0 10/06
2016
Senior Airman Johnathan Gwei (left), 47th Medical Support Squadron referral management technician, wipes down a simulated patient during a decontamination training course on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 22, 2016. During the exercise, a team of 18 practiced putting up a mobile decontamination center, treating patients, then tearing it down. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Benjamin N. Valmoja) Cleaned up: Medical Group trains in decontamination
The 47th Medical Group hosted a decontamination training course on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 22, 2016. The training helped prepare Airmen, as well as local Val Verde County medical community members, for potential chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear disasters.
0 9/29
2016
Airman 1st Class Robin Brown, 47th Medical Group public health technician, assembles a mosquito trap on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 8, 2016. The specialized trap captures samples that are sent to a lab for examination. (U.S. Air Force photo Airman 1st Class Benjamin N. Valmoja) Public Health monitors mosquitos
The 47th Medical Group is constantly trapping and monitoring mosquitos for virus they are known to carry.
0 9/16
2016
Default Air Force Logo 47th MDG puts the mission first
In an effort to provide better, more effective and efficient training, the 47th Medical Group has begun to assign medics to a specific Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training class.
0 9/08
2016
Preventing illness or injury is the goal of the Air Force’s Preventive Medicine program, a topic that is highlighted in August during Preventive Health Month.  (AF Graphic) Preventive measures lead to a healthier Air Force
Preventing illness or injury is the goal of the Air Force’s Preventive Medicine program, a topic that is highlighted in August during Preventive Health Month. Preventive Health extends beyond health care at an individual level, concentrating rather on the health of individuals, communities and specific populations to help groups reduce their risk
0 7/27
2016
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