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 944th FW medics   First of 944th medics mobilize for COVID-19 response  Frequent Updates — Breaking News
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 Maj. Avram Aaron Brammostyn, 944th
 Aeromedical Staging Squadron flight
 First Lt. Danielle Clark, 944th Aeromedi-  surgeon, checks in with Col. James Gre-
 cal Staging Squadron clinical nurse, talks   enwald, 944th FW commander, and Chief
 with Col. James Greenwald, 944th Fighter   Master Sgt. Catherine Buchanan, 944th
 Wing commander, as Chief Master Sgt.   FW command chief, before he departs.
 Catherine Buchanan, 944th FW command
 Photos by Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson  chief, listens in before Clark departs in
 Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr.
 Reserve Airmen with the 944th Aeromedi-  Mobilized Air Force Reserve med-  support of the deployment.
 cal Staging Squadron carry a simulated   ics board a C-17 en route to “hot
 patient to a K-loader for transport during a   zones” April 5, in support of the
 training event Jan. 7, 2017, at Phoenix Sky   COVID-19 pandemic response
 Harbor International Airport. Nurses, flight   from Luke Air Force Base. This
 doctors and pharmacy technicians were   deployment is part of a larger
 among the squadron members who par-  mobilization package of more
 ticipated in the training. In 1996, the 944th   than 120 doctors, nurses and
 Medical Group was deactivated, leaving   respiratory technicians Air Force
 the 944th Medical Squadron and the 944th   Reserve units across the nation   Maj. David Kreis, 944th Fighter Wing
 ASTS aligned directly under the 944th FW.   provided in early April in support   chaplain, prays for mobilized Air
 However, this did not stop both squadrons   of the COVID-19 response to take   Mobilized Air Force Reserve medics pose
 from continuing their legacy. Both the   care of Americans. The C-17 is   for a photo with their leadership before   Force Reserve medics before they
 medical and aeromedical staging squad-  deployed from March Air Reserve   they board their airlift.  board their airlift in support of the CO-
 VID-19 pandemic deployment.
 rons continued to excel in their duties.  Base, California.

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