• JBER leading PACAF in casualty care training

    Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, is leading the way in training service members to save the lives of wounded comrades in combat.The 673d Medical Group at JBER is the first site in Pacific Air Forces to be implementing Tactical Combat Casualty Care, a life-saving course scheduled to replace

  • A peek behind the curtain: Prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD

    Post-traumatic stress disorder can be debilitating, but there are therapies that can reduce symptoms, improve quality of life, and help Airmen return to duty.One of the most effective therapies, practiced by many Air Force mental health professionals, is prolonged exposure therapy.

  • Baltimore C-STARS partnership prepares Airmen for battlefield medicine

    Civilian partnerships are a vital readiness resource for the Air Force Medical Service, refreshing medics on trauma skills and taking lessons learned to deliver life-saving trauma care downrange.The Center for the Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills program in Baltimore, Maryland, prepares

  • A peak behind the curtain: PTSD barriers and stigmas

    Effective treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder is possible, but many Airmen falsely think seeking medical help for PTSD will hurt their career and will not help them get better. These stigmas and misconceptions create perceived barriers, preventing Airmen from seeking care. Delaying treatment

  • ADAPT: sentinel against substance abuse

    “I got your six,” a phrase common around military members, means looking out for your fellow wingman, battle buddy or shipmate.While embodying this phrase on the battlefield can mean life or death, a program at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, help warfighters in another battle that can mean