Wing proclaims Biomedical Sciences Corps Appreciation Week
By Airman 1st Class Timothy Kim, 52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published January 26, 2015
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.