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Air Force liaison officer recognized as Airlifter of the Week

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  • By Staff Sgt. Jonathan Bass
  • 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
An 86th Medical Squadron Airman was recognized by the 86th Airlift Wing commander as the Airlifter of the Week at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, Feb. 14.

Staff Sgt. Antwan Williams, 86th MDS Air Force Liaison Officer, performed above and beyond in his duties as an AFLO on two separate occasions, providing both advanced medical and quality of life care to en-route patients.

Williams, a native of Covington, Tennessee, worked a last-minute critical care transport, organizing with several wing and higher headquarters agencies to obtain orders for a patient. In addition, he noticed that the patient needed Emergency Family Member Travel benefits. Williams updated the patient’s status, thus allowing the patient’s family to travel with him at no cost.

On another occasion, Williams’ Self-Aid and Buddy Care triage skills allowed him to notice a severe medication allergic reaction. Williams acted quickly, escorting the patient to the emergency room, potentially saving the patient’s life.

“As an AFLO, working primarily with the U.S. Army, you often present the first Air Force face someone sees,” said Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, 86th AW commander. “Your work is crucial toward saving lives of service members. The United States spares no expense when getting our wounded back home. I wouldn’t have it any other way; and I couldn’t be prouder of the work you do here.”

The Airlifter of the Week program recognizes Airmen who, through hard work and dedication, make the 86th AW the World’s Best Wing.