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  • Determined to Serve: Critical care nurse joins the Reserve at age 50

    In 12-plus years of working at a Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Capt. Jennifer McGuigan has heard many heart-wrenching stories from family members of those in her care as a critical care nurse. She remembers one story in particular that changed her life and inspired her to join the Air Force Reserve at the age of 50.
  • Cardiologist’s proudest accomplishment is serving country

    Five years ago at age 46, Lt. Col. John Beshai, 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron flight surgeon, followed his heart and took the plunge to fulfill a dream he set aside in honor of his father’s wishes.
  • Air Force Reserve mobilizes medics to New York for COVID-19 response

    Air Force Reserve Command units mobilized more than 40 doctors, more than 70 nurses and approximately 13 respiratory technicians who departed their home stations for JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst for further inprocessing with the U.S. Northern Command’s Joint Forces Land Component Command, based out of New Jersey.
  • Airman saves life amidst mass shooting

    Lt. Col. Nathaniel Ott, an instructor in Air University’s LeMay Center Joint Integration directorate, was working as an emergency room physician when he heard a “pop” from outside. Ott walked toward the nurses’ station, heard three more distinctive “pop” sounds and stepped outside to see a vehicle with nearby police attempting to assist the driver.
  • Military dentists thrive in Appalachian Care 2019’s joint-service training environment

    Individuals clad in blue and gray scrubs are moving among two rows of dental chairs; sounds of dental drills pierce the air with their distinctive whine. It’s a typical enough scene for any dental clinic, except in this case there’s nothing ordinary about it. This is Appalachian Care 2019, a unique U.S. military training mission sponsored by the Innovative Readiness Training program, which falls under the Department of Defense’s Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Reserve Integration.
  • Appalachian Care 2019: Michigan ANG leads joint medical training mission serving Virginia community

    Military medical specialists from the U.S. Air National Guard, Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Army, Army Reserve and Navy Reserve are coming together Aug. 16-29 to conduct hands-on readiness training while simultaneously providing medical care for the underserved public in Wise, Virginia.
  • 103rd Medical Airmen train readiness, interoperability at East Central Georgia IRT

    As the sun rose over the fields of East Central Georgia, Airmen from the 103rd Medical Group, along with members of the Air Force Reserve and Navy Reserve and active duty support, opened five clinics across the region to provide no-cost medical services to underserved communities June 15-22, 2019. The clinics are part of East Central Georgia Innovative Readiness Training, or IRT, a training event sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs. The Air Force Reserve led multi-service training coordinated with Central Savannah River Area Regional Commission in Augusta, Ga.
  • Days into IRT, troops perform more than 9,000 procedures

    After five days of clinic operations, active duty, Guard and Reserve Airmen, Sailors and Soldiers deployed in support of Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation Tri-State Innovative Readiness Training 2019 have provided quality medical care to a number of community members at temporary clinics since June 14. As of June 18, the temporary clinics at the three DAEOC Tri-State IRT sites in Sikeston, Barlow, Ky. and Cairo, Ill. have seen approximately 1,526 individual patients and performed approximately 9,554 medical, dental and optometry procedures.
  • Public Health Airmen engage civilian partners during DAEOC IRT

    Airmen deployed in support of Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation Tri-State Innovative Readiness Training 2019 coordinated with civilian agency partners to promote agency interoperability during public health site visits to multiple locations June 18.
  • 315th wins Aircrew Excellence Award

    The skillful response and handling of an in-flight crisis by a 315th Airlift Wing crew leads to a national level award. On Aug. 17, 2018, an all Reserve Charleston-based C-17 crew, carrying medical evacuation patients, experienced a cabin pressure malfunction then, successfully completed their mission, despite poor weather conditions and emergency oxygen system malfunctions, earning the 2018 4th Air Force Aircrew Excellence Award.
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