This document establishes operational doctrine for Air Force health services and outlines the principles for how the Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) intends to provide medical support to the Air Force throughout the full range and scope of operational scenarios as outlined in Air Force Doctrine Document 2, Organization and Employment of Aerospace Power, including joint, coalition, and interagency operations. The AFMS remains committed to ensuring a uniformed medical service is relevant to supporting the Air Force mission and is convinced that such support can be provided at a reasonable cost—a cost that adds true value to our national security both at home and abroad.
This Air Force Doctrine Document (AFDD) establishes doctrinal guidance for organizing and employing health services capabilities at the operational level across the full range of military operations. It is a critical element of US Air Force operational-level doctrine and as such should form the basis from which Air Force commanders plan and execute their health services.
Contents: Chapter One - The Air Force Medical Service * Chapter Two - Command and Control * Chapter Three - Planning Considerations * Chapter Four - Force Health Protection (FHP) * Chapter Five - AFMS Core Competencies * Chapter Six - Fixed Wing Aeromedical Evacuation * Chapter Seven - Expeditionary Medical Care in Military Operations * Chapter Eight - Interface With World Health Care * Chapter Nine - Human Performance, Sustainment, and Enhancement (HPS/E) * Chapter Ten - Population Health * Chapter Eleven - Domestic Support Operations (DSO) * Chapter Twelve - Information Management / Information Technology * Chapter Thirteen - Education and Training