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  • How medics earn their wings

    As the only training unit for the aeromedical evacuation career field, the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Training Squadron instructs all active duty, Guard and Reserve Airmen in the upgrade process to become flight nurses and AE technicians. The training culminates in a check-ride, on board an in-flight aircraft, where the student is expected to successfully treat a simulated patient in varying degrees of distress.
  • Air Force C-17 aircraft delivers COVID-19 vaccinations to Hawaii National Guard neighbor island troops

    Hundreds of activated Hawaii National Guard personnel with the joint task force responding to COVID-19 are getting vaccinated, with some on neighbor islands receiving the Pfizer vaccine today from the back of a C-17 cargo aircraft making a brief stop.
  • VaANG medic serves both: Commonwealth & community

    On a sunny, December afternoon, Thomas Massa walked from under the overhang at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Virginia. He’d finally been able to get a break in between patients during a 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. shift where he works as a medical technician in the hospital’s emergency department. It was two days before Christmas, but Massa already knew he’d be working two more 12-hour shifts through the holiday and weekend ahead.
  • Fairchild AFB, Wyoming ANG support aeromedical evacuation across Pacific

    Fairchild AFB Airmen worked alongside Wyoming Air National Guardsmen from the 187th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and 18th AES, traveling across the Pacific Ocean to Kadena Air Base, Japan.
  • 48 years in uniform

    When Craig Thomas enlisted as an Aerial Port Squadron Technician in the U.S. Air Force in December 1971, he never imagined he would become a doctor, let alone that he would go on to serve for over 48 years. “It’s been quite a journey,” said Thomas.
  • First Massachusetts Air National Guard mental health technician strives to help Airmen

    The four pillars of resilience are physical, social, spiritual, and mental. Staff Sgt. Victoria von den Benken, 104th Medical Group behavioral health technician, will be spending a lot of time in her new Air Force Specialty Code dealing with the last one of those - mental health.
  • Reserve, Guard train for aeromedical evacuation operations

    Reservists from the 36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and Mississippi Air National Guardsmen from the 183rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron collaborated for a three-day training event to work as one team, focused on patient care and handling, during a simulated air evacuation of injured service members.
  • Ohio National Guard on front lines during COVID-19 pandemic: Soldiers, Airmen provide medical assistance at federal prison

    From blizzards to hurricanes, from east coast to west coast, and anything in between, members of the National Guard answer the call each time our nation is in need. Today, as COVID-19 continues to grip America, more than 45,000 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are deployed to every state, three U.S. territories and the District of Columbia, supporting their communities - caring for citizens in need, and helping to slow the spread of this deadly virus.
  • New York City emergency room doc joins Air National Guard as flight surgeon amid crisis

    A New York City emergency room doctor at the heart of the fight against COVID-19 added another role to his already impressive lists of medical credentials on March 18: flight surgeon in the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing.
  • Serving in a time of need

    All across the nation, and all across Ohio, National Guard Airmen and Soldiers are supporting their communities and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, potentially facing exposure to the coronavirus themselves while serving their duties. As the men and women of the Ohio National Guard work to protect their communities, Air Force Lt. Col. (Dr.) Gary Katz, a flight surgeon assigned to the Ohio Air National Guard’s 178th Wing, is the man assigned to protect them and keep them healthy.