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08/27/2020

A Farewell Message from the Chief, Biomedical Sciences Corps:

To the AF BSCs, tomorrow (28 Aug) will be my last day in the office before my retirment and the last day as your BSC Chief. What an honor and privilege it has been to serve each of you. The BSCs make up such a diverse and powerful part of the Air Force, and you should always be proud of what you do and the positive impacts each of you make to the AIr Force, Department of Defense and our nation. Never forget that!

Tomorrow, I am officially handing over the duties of the BSC Chief to Brig Gen Norm West. He is a phenomenal leader and will help take our great BSC team to the next level.

Thank you again for everything you do, stay focused on the mission ... and take care of each other!

Proud to be ... BSC!!

JAMES H. DIENST, Brig Gen, USAF, BSC
Chief, Air Force Biomedical Sciences Corps

Good Afternoon BSCs,As I am sure you are all aware, your BSC Corps Chief, Brig Gen Dienst, will be retiring soon. We are...
07/22/2020
Brig Gen Dienst_Retirement

Good Afternoon BSCs,

As I am sure you are all aware, your BSC Corps Chief, Brig Gen Dienst, will be retiring soon. We are putting together a collage, showing all the great things the BSC’s have done and accomplished throughout the years. If you have any photos or videos, I would greatly appreciate you uploading them to this link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fpgx56suagm9iha/AAC-cAjpOByI37XOIc3XELjVa?dl=0. Also, feel free to send a farewell video, if you like. I know due to Covid a lot of people will not be able to make it to his ceremony. The deadline for all submissions will be the 14th of Aug. We will show the final results at his retirement and it will be live streamed and uploaded on Facebook. I know that he will miss you all deeply and would love to see his BSC’s one last time. He is always talking about all the great things you guys have done and continue to do!

If there are any questions or issues uploading, please feel free to reach out to me. I hope to hear from you all soon.

Deadline: 14 Aug for all submissions

P. Nicole Earl, TSgt, USAF
Additional Duty First Sgt
NCOIC, Wing Executive Services
2510 5th Street, Bldg 840, W400O
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7901

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05/07/2020

On behalf of Brig Gen Dienst and the BSC Corps Office, we would like to congratulate Col Norman West on his selection for the promotion to the rank of Brigadier General and to serve as our next Corps Chief!!!

Interested in becoming an Air Force Physical Therapist?
04/30/2020
You Can Be a Military PT

Interested in becoming an Air Force Physical Therapist?

I remember it being my last week in physical therapy school when it became quite clear that student loans were now in sight. I distinctly recall a lecture where the professor made it a point to show our salary when we got out of school and the amount of debt we were going to be in. Sad to say, it wa...

Medical Laboratory Technicians at the 45th Medical Group, Patrick AFB FL, display the group's COVID-19 fighting spirit b...
04/27/2020

Medical Laboratory Technicians at the 45th Medical Group, Patrick AFB FL, display the group's COVID-19 fighting spirit by decorating the 45th Space Wing's spirit rock in commemoration of National Medical Laboratory Professional Week 19-25 April 2020.

April is Occupational Therapy Month!!The Air Force Occupational Therapy (OT) Corps is currently 22 members strong. We ar...
04/15/2020

April is Occupational Therapy Month!!

The Air Force Occupational Therapy (OT) Corps is currently 22 members strong. We are stationed around the world and work in a variety of treatment settings, including Upper Extremity Rehabilitation, Mental Health, Tactical Operations, Pediatrics, Ergonomics, and Work Hardening.

In honor of OT month, here are some images of our Air Force OTs in action!

The first photo is of the United States Air Force Academy Hand Therapy Team in Colorado performing their duties during COVID-19 Ops. The Hand Therapy Team treats and rehabilitates patients after upper extremity surgeries and injuries.

The second photo is of the OT Action Room at RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom. In the UK, Occupational and Physical therapists work as a team to treat pediatric patients providing a fun and dynamic learning environment focused on educational and developmental services.

The final picture shows our OTs at Travis AFB, California conducting an ergonomic assessment. The information gained from such evaluations is used AF-wide to maximize military job performance and reduce injury.

04/11/2020
Defense Health Agency

Defense Health Agency

During National Public Health Week, we honor those in the Military Health System who serve, and have served, to prevent and stop the spread of disease, from small pox to #COVID19. #NPHW

This week is National Public Health Week! AF Public Health is a part of the larger medical team which ensures deployers ...
04/08/2020

This week is National Public Health Week!

AF Public Health is a part of the larger medical team which ensures deployers and the AF's Occupational Workforce stay healthy, regardless of the health risk associated with the job or location they're in. While the entire team of AF Public Health, 43HXs/4E0Xs, work tirelessly to keep the disease rates down throughout the Air Force, the entire AFMS is focused on the Air Force/Public's Health right now. We're all in this together, working as a team to stop this pandemic.

In addition to responding to this pandemic, Air Force Public Health Professionals:
- In conjunction with AF Force Support, AAFES and DeCA, monitor and ensure Installation Food Safety and Sanitation.
- Provide each installation with Medical Entomology consolation working with CE and others to prevent zoonotic diseases.

Did you know that April is National Foot Health Awareness Month? The physical demands of the military require Airmen to ...
04/03/2020

Did you know that April is National Foot Health Awareness Month? The physical demands of the military require Airmen to constantly be on their feet. Therefore, feet are prime candidates for injuries. Air Force podiatric surgeons help prevent, manage and treat foot and ankle problems of our personnel, retirees, and their families. Feet can get quite a workout on a daily basis. The way your feet are structured, work, and the way they affect other body areas add to their complexity. From sprains to broken bones, our routinely board certified Air Force podiatric surgeons provide the medical diagnosis and necessary treatment to help our patients continue to press forward ensuring a fit and ready force.

Today is National Registered Dietician Nutritionist Day! Our Air Force dietitians fuel warfighter readiness through nutr...
03/11/2020

Today is National Registered Dietician Nutritionist Day! Our Air Force dietitians fuel warfighter readiness through nutrition.

In order to keep performing at peak capacity, our Airmen need to be in peak mental and physical condition. Responsible for advancing healthy living practices, dietitians help warfighters make positive lifestyle changes. From conducting personal assessments to implementing unique nutrition plans, these food and nutrition experts enable our Airmen to make decisions that keep them healthy, focused and active.

Dietitians:
- Serve as an adviser to a commander in matters of nutrition and dietetics.
- Provide sound nutrition practices and supportive environments for deployed military operations that optimize human performance.
- Perform a variety of inpatient and outpatient duties, including nutrition assessment and patient education and menu planning.

History:
Although the US Air Force was established in 1947, the Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) was not established until 1949. Effective 1 July 1949 thirty-eight dietitians on active duty in the United States Army Women's Medical Specialist Corps (WMSC) were transferred at their own request to the WMSC of the United States Air Force.

On Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day we are proud to recognize our AF dietitians!
#RDNDay
#MarchIsNutritionMonth
#AFMS
#BiomedicalScienceCorps

Did you know 16 Feb 20-22 Feb 20 was National Engineers Week?! Much of our Air Force community knows about the Civil Eng...
03/02/2020

Did you know 16 Feb 20-22 Feb 20 was National Engineers Week?!

Much of our Air Force community knows about the Civil Engineers, but did you know that the Air Force Surgeon General has her own cadre of engineers? In light of "Engineers Week", let's give special thanks to the BEEs! Bioenvironmental Engineers do everything from sample drinking water at deployed locations to declaring safety zones around the 2017 McKinley Climatic Laboratory fire at Eglin AFB. BEEs are usually your base level experts on radiation hazards. Big thanks to the BEEs!!

Travis AFB had an awesome BSC Week! They came together for the BSC All-Call, a Q&A Panel with senior leaders, “Painting ...
02/06/2020

Travis AFB had an awesome BSC Week! They came together for the BSC All-Call, a Q&A Panel with senior leaders, “Painting With Friends,” a Flight Line tour of a C-5M Galaxy, and a Friday Night Social!

Pictured here is BOMO Class 20-002 after their readiness tour of Camp Bullis.
02/04/2020

Pictured here is BOMO Class 20-002 after their readiness tour of Camp Bullis.

On 27 and 29 January 2020, six flights from McConnell Air Force Base's Biomedical Science Corps (BSC) visited Derby High...
02/04/2020

On 27 and 29 January 2020, six flights from McConnell Air Force Base's Biomedical Science Corps (BSC) visited Derby High School in Derby, Kansas, to host a career fair for the high school students.

The purpose of this event was to generate awareness and interest for the various career fields that comprise the BSC as well as foster positive relations with the community. In addition to the outreach event hosted at the high school, a morale event was hosted at Chicken'N'Pickle in Wichita, KS, to build camaraderie and network between the participating BSC flights.

BSC week was a blast! All the way from Incirlik Turkey AB!! BSCs and the technicians that support the mission had a week...
02/03/2020

BSC week was a blast! All the way from Incirlik Turkey AB!! BSCs and the technicians that support the mission had a week of fun, food, and fellowship. They got to see some cool things on the flight line too!

Here is a photo from Buckley's BSC week that included a "Lunch and Learn" at a local brewery after work. They also celeb...
02/03/2020

Here is a photo from Buckley's BSC week that included a "Lunch and Learn" at a local brewery after work. They also celebrated with a tour of the local F-16 guard unit.

Eglin BSCs educating the crowd on our many diverse missions.  Proud to be BSC!
02/02/2020

Eglin BSCs educating the crowd on our many diverse missions. Proud to be BSC!

78 MDG BSCs in action...Proud to be BSCs!!!
02/02/2020

78 MDG BSCs in action...Proud to be BSCs!!!

Happy BSC week from Air War College!
02/01/2020

Happy BSC week from Air War College!

Pictured here are the amazing BSC Warriors of the North.....Grand Forks AFB!
02/01/2020

Pictured here are the amazing BSC Warriors of the North.....Grand Forks AFB!

Honey badgers 🦡!  Desert 🌵 medics, 355th MDG, Davis-Monthan, Tucson AZ 🌅 #proudtobeBSC
02/01/2020

Honey badgers 🦡! Desert 🌵 medics, 355th MDG, Davis-Monthan, Tucson AZ 🌅 #proudtobeBSC

Happy BSC Week from Keesler! They got together throughout the week for the All Call, a Lunch & Learn about promotion boa...
02/01/2020

Happy BSC Week from Keesler! They got together throughout the week for the All Call, a Lunch & Learn about promotion boards with one of our BSC O-6 Sq/CCs (thanks Col Tate), then a Brunch & Bowl (it was at lunchtime, but they wanted to keep the alliteration going). 😀

The 14 MDG celebrates BSC Week at the bowling alley!
02/01/2020

The 14 MDG celebrates BSC Week at the bowling alley!

Happy BSC week from your USAF Occupational Therapists!! #PTOT Management Course
02/01/2020

Happy BSC week from your USAF Occupational Therapists!!
#PTOT Management Course

Happy BSC Week from your AFPC BSC Career Management Branch. We are proud to serve!
02/01/2020

Happy BSC Week from your AFPC BSC Career Management Branch. We are proud to serve!

Pictured here are Tinker BSCs commemorating BSC Appreciation Week.
02/01/2020

Pictured here are Tinker BSCs commemorating BSC Appreciation Week.

The Corps Office wrapped up BSC Week with the AF’s newest Lt Col, Lt Col Michael Kwon, at the Pentagon!
02/01/2020

The Corps Office wrapped up BSC Week with the AF’s newest Lt Col, Lt Col Michael Kwon, at the Pentagon!

BOMO had a successful end to BSC week with mentorship from our BSC Utilization Officers (“Assignment Officers”)!
02/01/2020

BOMO had a successful end to BSC week with mentorship from our BSC Utilization Officers (“Assignment Officers”)!

“Why do some BSC AFSCs start with a 42 and others start with a 43?”The Biomedical Sciences Corps (BSC) is separated into...
01/31/2020

“Why do some BSC AFSCs start with a 42 and others start with a 43?”

The Biomedical Sciences Corps (BSC) is separated into two primary management categories: Biomedical Clinical (42X) and Biomedical Specialists (43X).

Do you know who your “Assignment Officer” is? If not, use the chart below to find your AFSC and respective Utilization O...
01/31/2020

Do you know who your “Assignment Officer” is? If not, use the chart below to find your AFSC and respective Utilization Officer (“Assignment Officer”).

Eglin BSCs took a trip to the 33rd Fighter Wing! They learned about the flying operations they support by watching the p...
01/31/2020

Eglin BSCs took a trip to the 33rd Fighter Wing! They learned about the flying operations they support by watching the pre-flight checks and a few F-22s take off. Proud to be...BSC!!!

BSC luncheon at the 45th Medical Group, Patrick AFB FL.
01/31/2020

BSC luncheon at the 45th Medical Group, Patrick AFB FL.

Happy BSC Week from the nation's capital!
01/31/2020

Happy BSC Week from the nation's capital!

Ellsworth finished BSC Week strong with a visit from the AF/SG, Lt. Gen. Hogg! They also played their annual BSC vs MSC ...
01/31/2020

Ellsworth finished BSC Week strong with a visit from the AF/SG, Lt. Gen. Hogg! They also played their annual BSC vs MSC wallyball game during
which they invited our enlisted counterparts to participate as well.

BSC officers celebrating BSC week at JBMDL.
01/31/2020

BSC officers celebrating BSC week at JBMDL.

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Hello fellow BSCs. Hoping to get some support (signatures) for this White House petition. Bottom line, it will help PAs gain traction with becoming independent practitioners. Signature process takes about a minute (need to enter your email address) and then go into email to confirm your signature.
Arrived just in time....
Happy Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day! Air Force Dietitians Fuel Warfighter Readiness through Nutrition . In order to keep performing at peak capacity, our Airmen need to be in peak mental and physical condition. Responsible for advancing healthy living practices, DIETITIANS help warfighters make positive lifestyle changes. From conducting personal assessments to implementing unique nutrition plans, these food and nutrition experts enable our Airmen to make decisions that keep them healthy, focused and active. . Dietitians . 🍎 Serve as advisers to commanders in matters of nutrition and dietetics . 🍎 Provide sound nutrition practices and supportive environments for deployed military operations that optimize human performance . 🍎 Perform a variety of inpatient and outpatient duties, including nutrition assessment and patient education and menu planning . History . Although the US Air Force was established in 1947, the Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) was not established until 1949. Effective 1 July 1949 thirty-eight dietitians on active duty in the United States Army Women's Medical Specialist Corps (WMSC) were transferred at their own request to the WMSC of the United States Air Force. . On Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day we are proud to recognize our AF dietitians! . #RDNDay #MarchIsNutritionMonth #AFMS #BiomedicalScienceCorps #DisruptiveInnovators #ReadinessRelevanceResearch
Major Michael Salyer, a Bioenvironmental Engineer serving as the Defense Fellow to Congressman Austin Scott (GA-8), had the opportunity to meet with Secretary of the Air Force Barrett and Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Goldfein to discuss warfighting command and control capabilities and moving toward Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2). Robins and Moody Air Force Bases are in Congressman Scott's District and the Secretary and Chief came in to talk about the future of the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) and JSTARS missions at Robins AFB.
Honey badgers 🦡! desert medics 🌵 of 355th MDG. Davis-Monthan, Tucson AZ 🌅 #proudtobeBSC
30th MDG BSC officers, enlisted, and civilian/contractor support at Vandenberg AFB
BSC officers lunch at Vandenberg AFB
30th MDG BSC Week Ice Cream Social at Vandenberg AFB
30th MDG BSC Ice Cream Social at Vandenberg AFB
30th MDG BSC Lobby Display at Vandenberg AFB
BSCs offering career mentoring to our enlisted at Dyess AFB, TX!
The BSCs at Dyess AFB offering career mentoring to our enlisted personnel today!