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Photo of nurse National Nurse’s Week
Nurses and medical technicians are invaluable assets to the 49th Wing. They provide direct emotional and physical support to military members and dependents stationed at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. Holloman’s 49th MDG is home to a number of outstanding nurses and medical technicians serving in a variety of clinics, and took this week to
0 5/11
2018
Rethink your drink Rethink your drink
We all have heard the old saying, “we are what we eat,” but did you know that this is just as important for your teeth as it is your body? Your choice of drink not only has a huge impact on your waistline, but on your dental health too.
0 2/01
2018
Maggie, a 9-year-old Lhasa Apso, poses for the camera during a checkup at the 49th Medical Group veterinary clinic at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. on April 27, 2017. To better prepare dog owners for the upcoming summer season, Dr. Carolyn Fletcher, a veterinarian with the 49th MDG veterinary clinic, provided some tips on summer pet safety, with topics ranging from heat exhaustion to traveling. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis P. Docherty) Summer safety: doggy edition
With the days of popsicle-stained lips and poolside expeditions fast approaching, Holloman pet owners may find themselves wondering how to protect their furry friend’s health during the summer months. From dehydration to heat stroke, summer conditions pose a variety of health-related threats to animals, especially those that may spend an adequate amount of time outdoors, like dogs.
0 4/28
2017
Col. Houston Cantwell, the 49th Wing commander, swabs the inside of his cheek while registering for the “Salute to Life” program during the 49th Medical Group’s Swab-Thru event, at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. on April 20, 2017. The Swab-Thru, coordinated with the “Salute to Life” program, is a special drive-thru bone marrow registration event. Members who are interested in registering can stop by the Medical Group lab during duty hours. The MDG will continue to host registration drives throughout the year, but would like for other groups, squadrons and flights to get involved and host events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis P. Docherty) Swab-Thru 2017: Get swabbed, save a life
The 49th Medical Group hosted Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.’s first ever Swab-Thru, a special drive-thru bone marrow donor registration event, April 20, 2017. The event was held in the parking lot across from the MDG. Over 100 Airmen nestled their cars into the lot and registered with the “Salute to Life” program, to show their support for victims
0 4/24
2017
Default Air Force Logo Joint Commission awards 49th MDG
The 49th Medical Group has earned both The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation as well as their Gold Seal of Approval for Primary Care Medical Home certification.
0 7/12
2016
There are many options available to Airmen who are going through a rough time. Seek out a chaplain, a Military Family Life Consultant at the Airman and Family Readiness Center or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 (800) 273-8255. “Admitting to yourself that you need help is one of the most difficult but beneficial things you could do,” said Airman 1st Class Alexander, a 49th Medical mental health technician at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. “Remember that suicide doesn’t end the pain, it just passes it off to someone else.” (Last names are being withheld due to operational requirements. U.S. Air Force illustration by Senior Airman Aaron Montoya) Suicide prevention – hopes for the future
Before Airman 1st Class Alexander joined the Air Force, he was personally affected by the suicide of someone he knew. It left him feeling like it was a mystery that will never be solved.
0 5/25
2016
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