Tag Archives: U.S. Air Force

A Hero’s Image: Dr. Al Mateczun and the Medal of Honor Photograph

By André B. Sobocinski Historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Before his career in the Navy, retired captain Dr. Al Mateczun, MC, graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1964. After pilot training and reconnaissance school at Shaw AFB, tours in France and Idaho, he deployed to Tan Son Nhut AB, Vietnam where he flew 200 missions …

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A Culture of Safety and Quality

As a system of health, and as individuals in that system, we rightfully take great pride in our combat medicine performance over the last twelve years of war. There are a number of characteristics evident in that performance that are hallmarks of a learning system focused on continuous improvement: a demand for data – paired with an openness to reporting, …

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Message from Military Health System Leadership

By Dr. Jonathan Woodson, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Military Health System Team, Greetings from our nation’s capital and the combined headquarters of our Military Health System. On behalf of the Service Surgeons’ General and your Health Affairs leadership,  I want to thank you for all the hard work you are doing around the world in providing quality …

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