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88th Medical Group gastroenterology clinic NCOIC, Staff Sgt Gregory Chaffin, points out the digestive system as he explains the broad range of diseases the gastroenterology clinic treats and provides screenings for. The clinic also diagnoses and treats patients with acid reflux and irritable bowel syndrome. Gastroenterology clinic helps prevent colon cancer with early detection screenings
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The 88th Medical Group gastroenterology clinic treats and provides screenings for a broad range of diseases of the digestive system.  Services provided at the clinic are colon cancer screenings and prevention. Other procedures also conducted are esophagogastroduodenoscopies (EGD) to examine the esophagus and
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The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization Directorate headquartered here, recently signed a contract to purchase two commercial Boeing 747-8s, which will become part of the next Air Force One fleet. Members of the team include from left, Col. Dan Marticello, Mike Lekan, Amy Johnson, James Patterson, Brian Hale, and Maj. Gen. Duke Richardson. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Brian Brackens) Directorate signs contract to purchase presidential aircraft
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization Directorate headquartered here, signed a contract Aug. 4 to purchase two commercial Boeing 747-8s, which will become the next Air Force One fleet.The contract was officially signed by James Patterson, contracting officer, who
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Default Air Force Logo Demands for donated blood go up
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The primary mission for the Armed Services Blood Program is to spread the word that the blood donor program is here at the Wright-Patt Medical Center.“Summertime is a period when blood donation needs go up because of increased accidents and compounding the blood shortage during these months are PCS
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The Thor weather forecasting supercomputer acquired in May 2017 by Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., generates thunderstorm likelihood and potential, and compiles many other weather scenarios that could impact military operations. When purchased, Thor was ranked the 150th most powerful supercomputer on earth, and is now located at Offutt AFB, Neb. (U.S. Air Force Graphic by Benjamin Newell) Supercomputing the weather with ‘Thor’
Thor models global weather patterns and provides individual air bases and army units with specific forecasts for areas as small as 17 square kilometers. The computer system is comprised of nearly 1,000 individual blade servers. Thor’s increased capacity allows weather Airmen at Offutt to generate initial conditions and process them. Locally produced baseline data, combined with Thor’s increased processing speed, results in forecasts reaching the warfighter in half the time. This gives forecasters and mission planners up to three extra hours to exploit forecasts.
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Default Air Force Logo 'Flight Crew' members needed for the AF Marathon
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Air Force Marathon kicks off Sept. 16 and vital to the race are thousands of members of the ‘Flight Crew,’ who volunteer their time to help make race events a success.From setting up the course, working the two-day Expo, handing out bibs and shirts, to manning hydration stations and providing
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Former U.S. Air Force Capt. Chris Perrine, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, chief of acquisitions for net centric services-2, from Robbins Air Force Base, Ga., monitors his team’s active shooter detection system during the 2015 Air Force Research Laboratory Commander’s Challenge. Commander’s Challenge active shooter technology licensed by new small business
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO – A recently signed Air Force Research Laboratory patent licensing agreement is set to commercialize an active shooter alert system developed by the Air Force. The AFRL Sensors Directorate signed a patent license agreement with the newly incorporated Protective Innovations. The company, soon to be headquartered
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Graphic Air Force Selects Airmen for the 2017 All-Air Force Golf Championship
The Air Force has selected candidates to participate in the 2017 All-Air Force Golf Championship to be held in Millington, Tennessee from Sept. 4-9, 2017. If selected, candidates will move on to represent the Air Force at the 2017 Armed Forces Championship in Millington, Sept. 10-15, 2017.
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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Airman Justin Morris, 88th Medical Group Dental Assistant Technician apprentice, was named an Air Force Medical Services’ Trusted Care Hero for his efforts toward increasing patient safety and doing Zero Harm. Morris brought a possible contamination issue to his supervisor that led to the Air Force adopting new procedures with dental tool kits. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington) 88th Medical Group Airman named Trusted Care Hero
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  “I remember hearing something from my sergeant in tech school and it just clicked in my head right away,” Airman Justin Morris said, reflecting on working sick call one day as a dental assistant technician apprentice, preparing to go through a set of sterilized mouth mirrors as care providers worked their
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AFITC 2017 AFITC Conference slated for Aug. 28-30
The Air Force IT and Cyberpower Conference is from Aug. 28-30, 2017, at the Renaissance Hotel and Spa at the Convention Center, Montgomery AL.
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U.S. Air Force Col. Bradley McDonald, 88th Air Base Wing commander holds the U.S. flag during the Run for the Fallen on Area B flight line at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, September 9, 2016.  The Run for the Fallen provides an opportunity to remember and honor those who lost their lives and recognize those who continue to defend the nation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Michelle Gigante) Remember those lost in Run for the Fallen
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Wright-Patterson community is encouraged to remember those lost in the terrorist attacks of 9/11 by participating in the fourth annual Run for the Fallen, scheduled for September 11, 2017 beginning at 8 a.m. at the intersection of Loop and Spaatz roads on Area B.The 5k run and 2k walk events are free and
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