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Special commendations to the Lake Jennings BSA Troop 325, Trevor and Nick Hayes for showing initiative in accomplishing the requirements of the Aviation Merit Badge in this time of constrained travel.  They sent a link for a great site to assist other  budding aviators.

Great work #325, keep up the interest and perhaps we will see you in the air in the future–WWP

Alliance of Air National Guard Flight Surgeons Officers 2018-2020:
President: Brig Gen Brett Wyrick
Vice President: LtCol George Gibson
Treasurer: Col Roger Ludwig, Jr.
Secretary: LtCol Phillip Camp, Jr.

In addition, several other members graciously volunteered and and were appointed to the following positions:
Continuing Medical Education Planner: Col Richard Bradley,
Course Directors: Col Mark Gaul & Col Robert Desko
Course Planners:
Col Buck Dodson & Col Sid Martin
Web Master: Col Roger “Mota” Ludwig
Emeritus Web Master:  C0l (ret) Bill “Yoda” Pond



Thanks to Col Chris Shue for suggesting inclusion of the new AANGFS Application:


Check out the latest ANG SG Heads Up – Mar 2019

For Information on the 2018 Gulfport Flight Surgeon Meeting and thanks to Col Yank for the AANGFS 2018 Meeting Summary and  AANGFS 2018 Keynote Speaker Highlights

Please send  to wwpond@gmail.com lectures, photos, updates for immediate web site publication–although the information is immediately available, it takes a day for Google/Bing to catalog and make the information available for search.  WWP) 

PS: Thanks for the Web Master Award–WWP

Click Here for the Latest News from Col Frank Yang for the 2018 Flight Surgeon Training in Gulfport, MS


Please congratulate our friend and colleague,
Dean Winslow as Assistant Secretary of Defense, Health Affairs

Crisis on the Ice, just out and written by
Guard Flight Surgeon, Scott McPherson

(review on conversations link)

Review the Outstanding AANGFS Flight Surgeon Training June 24 & 25, 2017 in Little Rock.

Our Mission is to provide strong support to the overall mission of the Air National Guard and the USAF through continued advancement of the art and science of aerospace medicine. We seek to recruit, mentor and retain highly qualified leadership in the ANG medical service. We promote networking, educational programs, and professional relationships among health care providers of the ANG, the Air Force Reserve, and the USAF.

Our Vision is to be an Air Force medical team that seamlessly integrates the knowledge, skills, and motivation of citizen-soldiers with those of our active duty counterparts, while supporting our State mission in service to our communities.

Our Core Values are Integrity first, Service before self, and Excellence in all we do.


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Air National Guard Physician Survey

Air National Guard Physicians are able and willing to deploy to support wartime and peacetime missions, both at home and abroad.   For Domestic Support of Civil Authority Operations, all respondents were able provide support for 30 days which covers all such operations.  For steady state support operations, civilian employment influences length; those with government/institutional employment can deploy longer without difficulty as compared to physicians in private/group practice.  Professional specialty also plays a role; procedural/critical skills start to deteriorate after staffing a flight medicine clinic for 60 days.  Some physicians have the ability, support and financial resources to deploy for a 6 month block whereas others are able to provide service for shorter times (60-90 days), but they can collectively cover a 6 month block.  Possible recommendation: For a 180 day deployment, offer first to physicians who can cover entire block in or out of their AEF bucket.  Offer next to divide block into 90 day units with each physician covering ½.  Finally, divide block into 60 day units with priority given to experienced, multiply deployed physicians or those with critical care skills. (Special thanks to Col Brett Fehrle for data acquisition and Col William Pond for data summary & analysis)

4 Responses to Home

  1. Col Ludwig and AANGFS leadership,
    It’s fantastic to see this website to keep our ANG flight surgeons up to date!
    Thank you for your leadership in this important community and making these resources available.
    I appreciate the opportunity to remain engaged to collaborate and support ANG aerospace medicine efforts in the state of Texas and beyond following my USAF retirement.

    COL David “Hoss” Blocker, MD, MPH, FAsMA
    Director, Preventive Health Assessment Program
    Texas State Guard Medical Brigade
    USAF Chief Flight Surgeon (Retired)

  2. Doc Pond says:

    Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 1:08 PM
    To: wwpond@aol.com
    Subject: AANGFS website


    Thank you for your continued willingness to work on the website in your retirement. I was wondering if there is a way to subscribe to updates or to get an email when new information is posted on the AANGFS website?


    Lt Col Stephen Rath, MD, DABA, FS
    Chief of Aerospace Medicine
    150th Medical Group
    LtCol Rath,

    Your suggestion is a great one, because it would be helpful to know when new information is posted and what the content.
    Flight surgeons have a limited amount of time and they receive too much unnecessary mail as it is.
    We need a mechanism which is easy to use, free for the Alliance, summarizes the content and has a one step link.

    I will endeavor to select and initiate a vehicle, and let our upcoming Webmaster Ludwig know.

    If you are interested, here is a youtube link for one of the possibilities.



    William W. Pond, MD
    (260) 602-5167 (cell)
    (877) 917-5507 (secure fax)
    11011 West Sycamore Hills Drive
    Fort Wayne, IN 46814

  3. Phillip Camp says:

    Col Pond,
    Planned dates for the RSV course for FS this year are to be weekend of August 10-11, 2019. More to follow but want you to post information so people could plan.

  4. Mark D Baxa says:

    Hello, I am the new Florida SAS and have been a member of AMSUS in the past. I understand that I should join the AANGFS and attend this meeting.
    I have reviewed the AANGFS website, but unless I am missing something – I can not find a date or location for the next AANGFS meeting.
    Can someone please email me information on date & location of next AANGFS meeting.
    Final thought – I think the website should have a link to when/where AANGFS meeting is to be held.
    Thank you.
    ~ Flash ~
    Congratulations on your new position as SAS from the great state of Florida, and home of Kirk Martin, former Alliance President and ANG Assistant to the USAF/SG.
    The Alliance had a great meeting, RSV program & social. The link is: http://www.aangfs.com/readiness-skills-verification/
    The date for next year has not yet been set, but work is being done to set it early so that plans can be made for the Flight Surgeons and State Air Surgeons.
    Your request is a good one for specific information for the next meeting, Great to have you on board—WWP

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