Wing proclaims Biomedical Sciences Corps Appreciation Week

U.S. Air Force Col. Lars Hubert, 52nd Fighter Wing acting commander, signs a certificate and declaration surrounded by 52nd Medical Group Airmen in the wing conference room at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Jan. 21, 2015. The proclamation designated Jan. 26-30, 2015 as Biomedical Science Corps Appreciation Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Kim/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Lars Hubert, 52nd Fighter Wing acting commander, signs a certificate and declaration surrounded by 52nd Medical Group Airmen in the wing conference room at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Jan. 21, 2015. The proclamation designated Jan. 26-30, 2015 as Biomedical Science Corps Appreciation Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Kim/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Lars Hubert, 52nd Fighter Wing acting commander, reads a declaration of Biomedical Science Corps Week during a signing ceremony in the wing conference room at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Jan. 21, 2015. The BSC, composed of 15 medical career fields, marks its 50th anniversary this year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Kim/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Lars Hubert, 52nd Fighter Wing acting commander, reads a declaration of Biomedical Science Corps Week during a signing ceremony in the wing conference room at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Jan. 21, 2015. The BSC, composed of 15 medical career fields, marks its 50th anniversary this year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Kim/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Lars Hubert, 52nd Fighter Wing acting commander, center right, holds up a certificate designating Jan. 26-30, 2015, as Biomedical Science Corps Appreciation Week with U.S. Air Force Col. Jill Scheckel, 52nd Medical Group commander, center left, along with 52nd MDG Airmen in the wing conference room at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Jan. 21, 2015. The BSC comprises career fields such as physical and occupational therapy; optometry; podiatry; physician assistants; audiology and speech pathology; clinical psychology; clinical social work; aerospace and operational physiology; dietetics; bioenvironmental engineers; public health; medical entomology; pharmacy; biomedical laboratory; healthcare facilities architects and engineers; and health and medical physics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Kim/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Lars Hubert, 52nd Fighter Wing acting commander, center right, holds up a certificate designating Jan. 26-30, 2015, as Biomedical Science Corps Appreciation Week with U.S. Air Force Col. Jill Scheckel, 52nd Medical Group commander, center left, along with 52nd MDG Airmen in the wing conference room at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Jan. 21, 2015. The BSC comprises career fields such as physical and occupational therapy; optometry; podiatry; physician assistants; audiology and speech pathology; clinical psychology; clinical social work; aerospace and operational physiology; dietetics; bioenvironmental engineers; public health; medical entomology; pharmacy; biomedical laboratory; healthcare facilities architects and engineers; and health and medical physics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Kim/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- The 52nd Fighter Wing celebrated Jan. 21, 2015, the achievements of the men and women who compose the Biomedical Sciences Corps by officially designating Jan. 26-30, 2015, as BSC Appreciation Week.

U.S. Air Force Col. Lars Hubert, 52nd FW acting commander, signed the proclamation to honor the BSC's 50th anniversary.

"Please join me in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Biomedical Sciences Corps and recognizing the contributions of these outstanding men and women who dedicate their lives to improving health, maximizing performance, and providing trusted medical care to support our most vital resource, our Airmen," Hubert said.

The BSC is one of five officer corps in the Air Force Medical Service with more than 2,400 officers who are supported in their career fields by 5,800 active duty enlisted technicians and personnel.

"I'm so proud of the contributions from our BSC officers and affiliated enlisted members," said U.S. Air Force Colonel Jill Sheckel, 52nd Medical Group commander and BSC officer. "They're an integral part of our Air Force mission, with significant impact across the domain of operations."

With 15 distinct specialty codes, the BSC is the most diverse corps within the AFMS, encompassing physical and occupational therapy; optometry; podiatry; physician assistants; audiology and speech pathology; clinical psychology; clinical social work; aerospace and operational physiology; dietetics; bioenvironmental engineers; public health; medical entomology; pharmacy; biomedical laboratory; healthcare facilities architects and engineers; and health and medical physics.

The BSC's mission is to enhance Air Force combat capability and effectiveness by providing customer service and scientific expertise, with the intended result of peak force performance, productivity and quality healthcare to the beneficiary population.