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Posted on: Tuesday, November 19, 2002
U.S. Air Force is Hiring Chiropractors email to the editor

Since 1995, chiropractic services have been available at several U.S. Air Force facilities thanks to Congress directing the Department of Defense to test the feasibility of such services. Now, those findings are directly resulting in placement of chiropractic as a "permanent benefit for active duty military members," according to the director of the Air Force chiropractic program.

According to an article that appeared in Air Force Print News, eight Air Force facilities have now added chiropractic to their list of services. "Over the next five years we will gradually increase the availability of chiropractic services across the Air Force," said Lt. Col. (Dr.) Robert Manaker. Similar chiropractic services are being added in the Army and the Navy.

According to the article, the eight Air Force facilities that currently offer chiropractic services to active duty members include facilities at Lackland AFB, Texas; Offutt AFB, Nebraska; Travis AFB, California; Scott AFB, Illinois, Keesler AFB, Mississippi; Andrews AFB, Maryland; Langley AFB, Virginia; and the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado.

The Air Force is reportedly working to increase the number of facilities offering the chiropractic throughout the U.S.

In a statement, Lt. Col. (Dr.) Robert Manaker said, "We wanted to get this benefit out to the most active-duty members that we could. We are looking at places where there are multiple bases or where there are the greatest number of active-duty members, and putting chiropractors there first." Eight bases add chiropractic services to medical facilities

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