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

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.   PS: looking for some photos of the Hawaiian themed dinner tonight.  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

Latest ANG/SG Heads Up (Feb-Mar 2018)

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.

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)


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  1. 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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