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  • Medical Airmen work to improve efficiency in patient care in Afghanistan

    Medical professionals at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Airfield are working to make positive impacts during their deployment so future patients and providers can benefit. Lt. Col. (Dr.) Valerie Sams, 455th Expeditionary Medical Group trauma medical director, known as the trauma czar, is leading a trial use of the T6 Health System
  • CJTH continues to provide superior care for U.S., Coalition forces

    The noise of combat surrounds him. He’s hurting. He’s bloodied and he’s confused. Next thing he knows, he looks up and sees the flag. In that moment in time, he knows he’s going to be safe and he’s going to see his family again. He knew he was at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
  • Platelet donors needed at CJTH

    Receiving platelet donations can mean the difference between life and death for some downrange. In order for them to receive this substance, others must be willing to donate.
  • Care Under Fire: Nurses provide medical, emotional support for those in need

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – A doctor’s office can induce feelings of uncertainty and anguish, but those emotions quickly fade away when a warmhearted nurse greets you.Whether the nurse is checking your pulse or taking blood, their hospitality quickly puts patients at ease.In a deployed environment, where stress levels are through the roof,
  • Healing the wounds of freedom

    Lt. Col Chance Henderson, 455th Expeditionary Medical Group orthopedic surgeon, wraps gauze around the patients legs after surgery, June 10, 2016, at Craig-Joint Theater Hospital, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Lt. Col. Henderson has performed multiple surgeries on the patient in an effort to save her leg from amputation. The patient was brought to
  • CJTH Blood Bank provides life force in trauma

    Life-saving platelet transfusions are needed every day by injured service members and patients with life-threatening injuries.