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  • PACAF Airman responds to in-flight medical emergency, saves passenger

    A night flight from Colorado to Hawaii nearly became tragic when a woman vomited and passed out near the lavatories in the back of an airplane. Fortunately, Lt. Col. Ross Graham, Deputy Chief, Medical Readiness Division, PACAF Surgeon General, was also a passenger on that aircraft. He answered the

  • PACAF Airman saves Australian child amid in-flight medical emergency

    In the dead of the night, on a flight en route to Hawaii from Australia, passengers slept, relaxed or watched movies under dimmed lighting after a meal. Suddenly, a passenger fell to the center aisle on his walk back from the lavatory, foaming from the mouth and convulsing during a seizure.

  • Retiring Surgeon General saw revolution in expeditionary care

    Air Force Medicine has changed significantly since 1986, when Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger left his family medicine practice in Missouri to join the Air Force. Ediger, the U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, retires June 1, after a 32-year career that took him around the world, through numerous postings and