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Nellis Airman recognized as Angel of the Battlefield

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Linda M. Wilson, recipient of a 2018 Angel of the Battlefield award, stands onstage during the 2018 Armed Services YMCA Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala in Arlington, Virginia, Oct. 2, 2018. Wilson risked her own life to save the lives of others during the deadly mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada on Oct. 1, 2017. Despite the danger, Wilson flagged down numerous cars to transport wounded victims, obtained first-aid supplies and utilized those supplies in treating victims. When she ran out of medical supplies, Wilson directed the use of clothing for improvised tourniquets, and then loaded eight critically injured victims into a car, providing lifesaving treatment throughout the trip to the hospital. (DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Linda M. Wilson, recipient of a 2018 Angel of the Battlefield award, stands onstage during the 2018 Armed Services YMCA Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala in Arlington, Virginia, Oct. 2, 2018. Wilson risked her own life to save the lives of others during the deadly mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada on Oct. 1, 2017. Despite the danger, Wilson flagged down numerous cars to transport wounded victims, obtained first-aid supplies and utilized those supplies in treating victims. When she ran out of medical supplies, Wilson directed the use of clothing for improvised tourniquets, and then loaded eight critically injured victims into a car, providing lifesaving treatment throughout the trip to the hospital. (DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Linda M. Wilson (center) receives the Angel of the Battlefield award presented by Retired U.S. Army Gen. John Tilelli, Chairman of the Armed Services YMCA (far left), U.S. Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (second from left), U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. (Dr.) Sean L. Murphy, Deputy Surgeon General of the U.S. Air Force (second from right), and Retired U.S. Navy Vice Adm. William D. French, President and Chief Executive Officer of the ASYMCA (far right), during the 2018 Armed Services YMCA Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala in Arlington, Virginia, Oct. 2, 2018. Wilson risked her own life to save others during the deadly mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada on Oct. 1, 2017. Wilson flagged down numerous cars to transport wounded victims, obtained first-aid supplies to treat victims, directed the use of clothing for improvised tourniquets, and loaded eight critically injured victims into a car, providing lifesaving treatment en route to the hospital. (DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Linda M. Wilson (center) receives the Angel of the Battlefield award presented by Retired U.S. Army Gen. John Tilelli, Chairman of the Armed Services YMCA (far left), U.S. Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (second from left), U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. (Dr.) Sean L. Murphy, Deputy Surgeon General of the U.S. Air Force (second from right), and Retired U.S. Navy Vice Adm. William D. French, President and Chief Executive Officer of the ASYMCA (far right), during the 2018 Armed Services YMCA Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala in Arlington, Virginia, Oct. 2, 2018. Wilson risked her own life to save others during the deadly mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada on Oct. 1, 2017. Wilson flagged down numerous cars to transport wounded victims, obtained first-aid supplies to treat victims, directed the use of clothing for improvised tourniquets, and loaded eight critically injured victims into a car, providing lifesaving treatment en route to the hospital. (DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann)

U.S. Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets Senior Airman Linda M. Wilson, the U.S. Air Force awardee, before the 2018 Armed Services YMCA Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala in Arlington, Virginia, Oct. 2, 2018. The gala honored medics, corpsmen and pararescuemen who demonstrated extraordinary courage while administering life-saving medical treatment and trauma care on the battlefield. (DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann)

U.S. Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets Senior Airman Linda M. Wilson, the U.S. Air Force awardee, before the 2018 Armed Services YMCA Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala in Arlington, Virginia, Oct. 2, 2018. The gala honored medics, corpsmen and pararescuemen who demonstrated extraordinary courage while administering life-saving medical treatment and trauma care on the battlefield. (DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann)

U.S. Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets Senior Airman Linda M. Wilson, the Air Force awardee, before the 2018 Armed Services YMCA Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala in Arlington, Virginia, Oct. 2, 2018. The gala honored medics, corpsmen and pararescuemen who demonstrated extraordinary courage while administering lifesaving medical treatment and trauma care on the battlefield. (DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann)

U.S. Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets Senior Airman Linda M. Wilson, the Air Force awardee, before the 2018 Armed Services YMCA Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala in Arlington, Virginia, Oct. 2, 2018. The gala honored medics, corpsmen and pararescuemen who demonstrated extraordinary courage while administering lifesaving medical treatment and trauma care on the battlefield. (DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann)

FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- Senior Airman Linda Wilson, an aerospace medical technician with the 99th Medical Operations Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, was recognized at the 12th Annual Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala on October 2, 2018 for extraordinary lifesaving efforts during the deadliest shooting in modern American History.

On October 1, 2017, Wilson attended the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas when a gunman opened fire on concertgoers. Relying on her mass casualty and trauma care training, Wilson selflessly ran towards gunfire to deliver lifesaving care to victims. She turned t-shirts into tourniquets, coached others to aid in trauma care, loaded the critically injured into passing vehicles, and took the lead triaging patients once she arrived at Sunrise Medical Center.

For her heroic efforts and for her dedication to deliver care both on and off duty, Wilson was named as an Armed Services YMCA Angel of the Battlefield at a gala honoring medics, corpsmen and pararescuemen across the military.

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