Air Force

June 21, 2013

Air Force News – June 21, 2013

DOD establishes tissue bank to study brain injuries

The Defense Department has established the world’s first brain tissue repository to help researchers understand the underlying mechanisms of traumatic brain injury in service members, Pentagon officials announced Monday.

The announcement follows a symposium that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel convened, in which a group of senior defense officials and experts in the medical field and from outside organizations discussed advancements and areas of collaboration regarding traumatic brain injury.

“We have been at war for more than a decade, and our men and women have sacrificed,” said Dr. Jonathan Woodson, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs. “The military health care system is bringing all the resources it can to better understand how to prevent, diagnose and treat traumatic brain injuries and to ensure that service members have productive and long, quality lives.

“Our research efforts and treatment protocols are all geared toward improving care for these victims,” Woodson continued. “And that will have benefits to the American public at large.”

The Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine Brain Tissue Repository for Traumatic Brain Injury was established at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md., with a multiyear grant from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command to advance the understanding and treatment of TBI in service members.

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123352703

Colorado

Two Air Force Reserve Command Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130s Hercules and aircrews from the 302nd Airlift Wing deployed to Colorado Wednesday to support the firefighting efforts for southern Colorado fires. Once there, the MAFFS-equipped aircraft are expected to fly missions out of Peterson Air Force Base.

Japan

Members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force at Tachikawa Air Base visited the 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota AB as part of a bilateral training and partnership event to expand operational understanding and strengthen relationships between allies.

England

The 67th Special Operations Squadron recently welcomed its first MC-130J Commando II to its new home at RAF Mildenhall. Nine additional MC-130Js are scheduled to arrive at the 67th SOS in the next two years, with 12 total scheduled to be in place. The new MC-130J left the Lockheed Martin factory in February and was initially stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.

Afghanistan

The morale, welfare and recreation office on Bagram Airfield hosted a Father’s Day 5k run June 16. More than 600 runners participated in the event, which was run in honor of deployed fathers.




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