Legislators of the Armed Services Committee recently published comments on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2015. This federal law is passed every year and specifies the budget and expenditures of the Department of Defense. The 2014[...]read more
I recently finished the book, On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace, by former Army Ranger turned psychologist, Lt Col (ret.) Dave Grossman. Although I have some concerns on how rigorous the science[...]read more
Fighter aircraft are commonly home to locations with stable weather patterns and abundant airspace for training purposes. Many times, these advantages for military flight operations also coincide with very high temperatures. Additionally, military aircraft often deploy to either hot arid[...]read more
On 16 July 1999, the son of former President John F. Kennedy took off in his privately-owned Piper Saratoga from New Jersey bound for Martha’s Vineyard. Although he held a private pilot’s license without an instrument rating, he departed in[...]read more
Almost 5 years after the historic birth of controlled flight at Kitty Hawk, an updated version of the Wright Flyer was involved in the first fatal aircraft mishap in powered flight. Many early pioneers in aviation, like Otto Lilienthal, had already[...]read more
Pilot fatigue is a constant threat to all aircrew. There are particular risk factors for those flying high-performance fighter platforms. Flying high-G sorties is physically exhausting. This is an tiring business and even well-rested pilots will find themselves fatigued from the[...]read more
Happy 82nd birthday to Dr. Joseph Peter Kerwin!! Dr Kerwin was the first American physician to be selected as an astronaut and sent to outer space by NASA. Born 19 February 1932, Dr Kerwin was selected as a scientist-astronaut by[...]read more
This installment will review the effect of G’s on the human body, the Anti-G Straining Maneuver (AGSM) and how you as the modern fighter pilot can decrease the likelihood of being the victim of a G-LOC (G-induced loss of consciousness).[...]read more
How many people have flown on a long commercial flight and landed at their destination only to find that a toiletry container had opened and spilled its contents all over their luggage? What causes this mysterious spilling of shampoos and[...]read more
Aerospace Medicine is essentially a branch of occupational medicine. Unlike traditional medical disciplines where a patient in a normal environment experiences abnormal diseases and pathology, occupational medicine often provides medical services to patients of normal health and physiology in an abnormal[...]read more
3 Astronauts are back to Earth, the first of 5 upcoming spacewalks in October and genomics research on board the @Space_Station. Check out @NASA weekly update #SpacetoGround. Happy #Aerospacemedicine and #Humanperformance Friday friends!
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Evolution of Medical and Flying Careers: A lot has changed over the past 50 years in both professions.
Cardiac Arrest During Aeromedical Transport: A 5-year Retrospective Case Review. #Aeromedicalretrieval #HEMS #airambulance
Not surprising, but a reminder for the importance of wearing hearing protection. Who wants to go deaf early?!
Noise Exposure and Hearing Impairment in Air Force Pilots: Military pilots had elevated prevalence of hearing impairment. Increased flight time/year and flying fast jets associated with elevated risk of hearing deterioration. #AMHPjournal #crewhealth