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445th Airlift Wing Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron receives "Outstanding" on their Health Services Inspection

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  • By SrA Ken LaRock
  • 445th Airlift Wing
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio -- The 445th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron received a rating of "Outstanding" by a three-person team from the Air Force Inspection Agency. The team completed a Health Services Inspection on September 5-7, 2008. The team assessed the functioning and execution of Air Force Medical Service programs and processes at the 445 AES. Health Services Inspections also assess the ability of Air Force medical units to fulfill their peacetime and wartime mission, including provision of medical care and support of the host wing mission.

Air Force Inspection Agency rated the 445th AES as Outstanding, a rating that, according to the AFIA Team Chief Lt. Col. Armand Martin, is rare, especially for Aeromedical Evacuation squadrons.

The overall report stated, "The men and women of the 445th AES are to be commended for their professionalism and performance in meeting the requirements for the complex and demanding worldwide aeromedical evacuation mission. They are meeting mission requirements in an exceptional manner accomplishing over 200 operational and training missions per year."

"I'd like to thank all the unit members for their hard work and dedication to the mission," said Lt. Col. Linda Stokes-Crowe, AES commander. "Their exceptional performance directly contributed to the unit's 'Outstanding' rating."

Three unit members were identified as Outstanding Performers, Master Sgt. John Patten, Lt. Col. Jennifer Wedel and Lt. Col. Cathy Seibert.