Airman 1st Class Geoffrey Elungata takes part in a joint service exercise in Sikeston, Mo., June 22, 2019, that provided training for servicemembers and care to the local community. A new Air Force system of delivering medical care that was found in a test run in 2018 to significantly reduce the number of active-duty airmen who are non-mission capable is being rolled out nationwide.
Airman 1st Class Geoffrey Elungata takes part in a joint service exercise in Sikeston, Mo., June 22, 2019, that provided training for servicemembers and care to the local community. A new Air Force system of delivering medical care that was found in a test run in 2018 to significantly reduce the number of active-duty airmen who are non-mission capable is being rolled out nationwide.

Air Force says new medical system significantly reduced airmen’s downtime

by Christopher Dennis
Stars and Stripes

A test run of a new Air Force medical program was so successful at reducing the number of airmen who were sidelined and unable to perform their jobs that it’s being rolled out at bases across the U.S., officials said.

The 366th Medical Group at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, in a pilot study last year was able to significantly reduce the number of active duty servicemembers who were not mission-ready by visiting airmen in their duty locations, rather than waiting for airmen to come to them.

They learned about the challenges the servicemembers faced and partnered with unit leaders to manage the airmen’s care, the Air Force Surgeon General’s office said.

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