Hot News: 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
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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(ret) William Pond,
Assistant to the Web Master: Capt Tomas Chavez,
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.
click here for 2016 AANGFS Application
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: 2015 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 Will Pond for data summary & analysis)