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  • 54th Fighter Group pilots fly future flight surgeons

    Members from the 54th Fighter Group at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., hosted students from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, M.D., during the week of July 24, 2017. The four students that visited Holloman are studying to become Air Force aerospace flight surgeons.
  • 49th Medical Group change of command

    During the ceremony, Col. Paul R. Brezinski took command of the 49th MDG from Col. Paul A. Willingham, 49th MDG outgoing commander.
  • EOD receives Tactical Combat Casualty Care training

    With a pop, whiz and disorienting bang, the action begins. The nature of an EOD Airman's career carries with it certain risks that many others may never have to face. It is important that they have basic knowledge on treating trauma-based injuries.
  • Commentary: Eustress, Distress, What’s stress?

    Let’s be honest, despite our best planning, our best day never goes exactly as planned. Life throws us curves when we least expect it. Our response to those stressors show our resilience and true strength of character.
  • Alcohol and Drug abuse prevention and treatment

    “There is a national problem with alcohol and substance abuse,” said Capt. Kyra Santiago, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Treatment program manager. “If people are having issues with alcohol, then they need to have a program that can help get them treatment.” Providing treatment for individuals is exactly why the Air Force offers ADAPT to its active duty Airmen.
  • Holloman holds annual Top Knife course

    Their eyes are fatigued. They’ve been fixated on the same screens for eight straight hours. The moment comes -- the time to strike. With the sensor operator locked onto his target, the pilot releases the hellfire missile to meet its fate. The target they’ve been watching for days is destroyed, taking enemies’ lives with it. The crew breathes a
  • 49th MDG unveils medicine drop-box

    (Editor's note: Last names are being withheld due to operational requirements) Holloman’s 49th Medical Wing pharmacy unveiled its newest option for patients to dispose of unused medications at a ceremony in the pharmacy at 7:15 a.m. Oct. 14, 2016.   The new medication return container, known as a MedSafe, will assist in preventing medication abuse,
  • Holloman Public Health traps first West Nile mosquitoes of season

    Although mosquito season is coming to a close, the risk of vector borne disease still exists. Recently, Holloman threat assessments for mosquitoes have confirmed a positive presence of the West Nile Virus in some mosquitoes on base. The mosquitoes collected are sent to a DoD entomology laboratory for testing.
  • Drive-thru flu clinic

    The 49th Medical Group set up a drive-thru immunization clinic to make it easier for active duty Airmen to obtain their annual flu shot Oct. 4, 2016. The 49th MDG staff administered the influenza vaccine to hundreds of Holloman Airmen throughout the duty-day.
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