Reserve Medical Squadrons are winners again



by Mary Allen
445th Airlift Wing


3/27/2008 - WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio -- The Air Force Reserve Command recently announced the winners of the FY07 Air Force Reserve Command Medical Service Awards. The 445th Airlift Wing took home eight of those medical awards.

The Outstanding Reserve Medical Quality Initiative award was given to the 445th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron. The squadron commander, Col. Allen Gilbar, said, "I'm very proud of the members of the 445th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron (AES) for the accomplishments that led to these awards. The members of the AES continue to provide unprecedented support in a variety of very challenging military operations."

Individual medical awards given to their squadron include Lt. Col. Valorie Jarreau for Outstanding Reserve Officer Assigned to an Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and Master Sgt. Tina McNamara for Outstanding Air Reserve Technician Noncommissioned Officer Assigned to an Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron.

The 445th Aeromedical Staging Squadron had their share of awards as well. They were named the Outstanding Aeromedical Staging Squadron (250/150 bed) for 2007.

Individual medical awards given to their squadron include Lt. Col. Sheri Gladish for Outstanding Reserve Officer Assigned to an Aeromedical Staging Squadron, Senior Master Sgt. David Bloomfield for Outstanding Air Reserve Technician NCO Assigned to an Aeromedical Staging Squadron and Senior Airman Adam Longberry for Outstanding Reserve Airman Assigned to an Aeromedical Staging Squadron.

The 445th Aeromedical Evacuation and Aeromedical Staging Squadron's reservists deploy to evacuate wounded soldiers out of the Middle East and back to the states in military aircraft. Their job is truly about saving lives.