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Biomedical Sciences Corps Appreciation Week, January 27-31 2020

Senior Airman Christopher Miracle, 9th Aerospace Medicine Squadron optometry technician, pre-screens a patient prior to an eye examination Jan. 23, 2020 at Beale Air Force Base, California. (Courtesy U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jenell Brown)

Senior Airman Christopher Miracle, 9th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron optometry technician, pre-screens a patient prior to an eye examination Jan. 23, 2020 at Beale Air Force Base, California. These professionals are responsible for examining and testing people’s eyes for visual acuity and eye diseases. (Courtesy U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jenell Brown)

Airman 1st Class Syndi Breitenbach, 9th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Bioenvironmental technician (left), and 2nd Lt. Rebecca Smith, 9th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Deputy Flight Commander of Bioenvironmental Engineering, conduct HazMat ID training Jan. 24, 2020 at Beale Air Force Base, California. (Courtesy U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jenell Brown)

Airman 1st Class Syndi Breitenbach, 9th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron Bioenvironmental technician (left), and 2nd Lt. Rebecca Smith, 9th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron Deputy Flight Commander of Bioenvironmental Engineering, conduct HazMat ID training Jan. 24, 2020 at Beale Air Force Base, California. (Courtesy U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jenell Brown)

Senior Airman Christopher Miracle, 9th Aerospace Medicine Squadron optometry technician, pre-screens a patient prior to an eye examination Jan. 23, 2020 at Beale Air Force Base, California. (Courtesy U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jenell Brown)

Senior Airman Christopher Miracle, 9th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron optometry technician, pre-screens a patient prior to an eye examination Jan. 23, 2020 at Beale Air Force Base, California. These professionals are responsible for examining and testing people’s eyes for visual acuity and eye diseases. (Courtesy U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jenell Brown)

2nd Lt. Rebecca Smith, 9th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Deputy Flight Commander of Bioenvironmental Engineering, removes her mask after conducting HazMat ID training Jan. 24, 2020 at Beale Air Force Base, California (Courtesy U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jenell Brown)

2nd Lt. Rebecca Smith, 9th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron Deputy Flight Commander of Bioenvironmental Engineering, removes her mask after conducting HazMat ID training Jan. 24, 2020 at Beale Air Force Base, California. A bioenvironmental technician's focus is to reduce health hazards in the work place and the surrounding areas. (Courtesy U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jenell Brown)

With roots dating back to the Army Sanitary Corps in 1917, the Biomedical Sciences Corps (BSC) was established within the Air Force Medical Service in 1965 to help provide oversight of the scientific and engineering elements of medical care. 

 

Consisting of 14 distinct specialties, today the BSC is the most diverse corps within the Air Force Medical Service and provides full spectrum allied health support to optimize the health and readiness of human warfighter and their families. On Beale AFB there are medically-trained professionals from ten of the BSC career fields to include: Physical Therapy, Optometry, Physician Assistants, Clinical Psychology, Clinical Social Work, Public Health, Bioenvironmental Engineering, Pharmacy, Laboratory, and Aerospace Physiology. Not only can we be found providing trusted care within the 9th Medical Group, but we are active around Beale AFB conducting a variety of duties to include inspecting food facilities, conducting drinking water sampling, and suiting up pilots for U-2 operations.

 

We are proud to be part of such diverse group that supports the Air Force mission in such a unique way. Please join the 9th Medical Group in celebrating the Biomedical Science Corps’ contributions to the Recce mission!