Wonderful response from physicians across the nation for the
Great Flight Surgeon Training at Joint Base Andrews:

Congratulations to the newly elected officers:
Elections for 2016-2018 were conducted by the Alliance of Air National Guard Flight Surgeons on 16 July 2016. (Thanks to Eagle Eye Frank Yang for assuring the accuracy)
President: Col Frank Yang,
Vice President: BriGen Brett Wyrick,
Treasurer: Col Marvin Nielsen,
Secretary: Maj George Gibson,

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 William Pond,
Assistant to the Web Master: Capt Tomas Chavez,

Outstanding Sunday morning training; many questions answered, see the photos


Don’t miss the latest-2017 Flight Surgeon and SAS Training Information, EMAC, RSV Requirements, SAS PHEO Responsibilities, GMU Contract Support, Trusted Care SME,  Flight Surgeon Survey, Flight Surgeon Training Opportunities, New Templates FS Waiver for Primary Aircraft, Flight Surgeon Upgrade Tasks, etc


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)


7 Responses to Home

  1. VILLAIN says:

    Please take a look at the Flight Surgeon’s Toolkit on the AFMS Knowledge Exchange (https://kx2.afms.mil/kj/kx2/RAMPage/Pages/Toolkit.aspx). This website is a work in progress, and is intended to remain so. The page is designed to provide a comprehensive list of links to assist Flight Surgeons and Chiefs of Aerospace Medicine (SGP) in performing their day-to-day duties. It now includes a link to the AANGFS website. Send suggestions for anything you would like included in this resource to Maj John “VILLAIN” Miles at john.miles.2@us.af.mil.

  2. John Commins says:

    Any idea of recruiting bonuses for flight docs will come back in FY18? My wife is a former AD flight doc looking to join the ANG. Thanks
    Good question: Anyone have a crystal ball on this one? WWP

  3. Richard Vatt says:

    Is there any update regarding the ANG FS RSV training scheduled for July 16 ad 17.

    In particular – do we need to register and mechanism for doing so, for those who will be flying in commercially what are the recommendations for ground transportation to/from the airport.

    • Doc Pond says:

      Good Questions.
      1. Program will las all da Saturday and probably Sunday morning. I will fligh in Friday night.
      2. I will refer the question of registration to the AANGFS officers and SG
      3. DCA to Andrews usually runs over $50.00 and it is hard to get a taxi from Andres to DCA or Dulles, so a rental or pooling works well.
      4. As we get closer and arrangements are made, maybe we fan get some pooling going.
      I will get the answers and post them in the next day or so.


  4. LtCol Randolph "Blade" Whitely, ANG says:

    We have several flight doc’s who would like to attend the 23 Jul 2016 seminar.
    How do we register, and are there any more details available?
    Good to hear from you. The meeting is evolving and the dates have changed.
    Here is my best estimate as of latest meeting last week:
    Friday, July 15, docs can travel after work on Friday and check in at the block of rooms at the Presidential Inn and maybe get together informally.
    Saturday, July 16, Flight Surgeon RSV program, run by the Alliance of Air National Guard Flight Surgeons. As in past years, docs will received Category I CME at no charge.
    Saturday evening, July 16, there will be a flight surgeon dinner with a speaker yet to be selected, but there are some excellent candidates of quality equal to speakers of prior years. And of course the camaraderie is always great.
    Sunday morning the 17th will be a more “hands on” session and will end around noon so that docs who must get back to work may travel on Sunday afternoon.
    On Monday morning, July 18th, there will be a “plenary session.” The agenda for this session is being formulated by the ANG SG office.
    Tuesday, July 19 & Wednesday July 20 will be the State Air Surgeon Course.

    Major Ludke is working on obtaining Training line numbers for the training, but the activity is still unit funded.
    Will post registration information as soon as it becomes available.

    I will update this as more information becomes available or changes or corrections made.
    Hope to see you there—WWP

  5. 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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