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Major Kevin M. Rynbrandt distinguished himself by meritorious service as OIC, Nursing Education, 445th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, 445th Airlift Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio from XXXXX XXXXX to XXXXX XXXXXX. During this period, Major Rynbrandt maintained educational folders for 13 nursing service personnel, ensuring licensure, employment verification, and continued education credit was obtained, documented, and maintained per policy, leading to his assignment to assist with managing 14 provider credentialing files. Working with the 88th Medical Group credentialing office, he reported deficiencies and developed solutions, preventing any negative effect on Wing readiness. In addition, Major Rynbrandt served as final records reviewer for the Reserve Component Periodic Health Assessment program for more than 500 members annually. He identified discrepancies, ensured all requirements were met, and increased the time physicians could devote to members with complex exam requirements. Finally, he was a key supporter of the Immunization program, assisted with mass flu clinics and ever changing AFRC-directed immunization policies and requirements. During his mobilization in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Major Rynbrandt met the needs of deploying members and provided immunizations and assisted with waivers for flying personnel and new accessions to the 445th Airlift Wing. The distinctive accomplishments of Major Rynbrandt reflect great credit upon himself, the 445th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, and the United States Air Force.
First Lieutenant Elizabeth N. Glasgow distinguished herself by meritorious service while serving as Clinical Nurse, 81st Inpatient Operation Squadron, 81st Medical Group, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, from XXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXX. During this period, Lieutenant Glasgow trained 14 nurses, eight Medical Interns, and the Squadron Commander on unit operations and provided in-services to 49 staff members while simultaneously caring for over 1200 patients, saving the Air Force more than five million dollars in referral costs. In addition, Lieutenant Glasgow deployed on short notice in support of ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREDOM where she supported over 10,000 joint and coalition forces. Further, her outstanding leadership and mentorship contributed immensely to the 81st Medical Group winning Air Education and Training Command Best Inpatient Facility Award and The Joint Commission's full accreditation and "Excellent" Health Services Inspection rating. Finally, as a certified chemotherapy infusion nurse, she was the first inpatient nurse to provide chemotherapy post-Hurricane Katrina, contributing to the survival of 28 patients. The distinctive accomplishments of Lieutenant Glasgow reflect credit upon herself, the 81st Inpatient Operation Squadron, and the United States Air Force.
Captain Sharyn C. Cummins distinguished herself by meritorious service while serving as Clinical Nurse, Maternal Child Flight, 18th Medical Outpatient Squadron, 18th Medical Group, Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, from XXXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXXX. During this period, as Readiness Skills Verification manager, Captain Cummins trained 43 nurses in 30 days after 12 new skill requirements were added, improving the registered nurses' readiness rates by 30 percent and contributing to the Excellent rating received during the Health Services Inspection. Additionally, as the Asthma Clinical Practice Guideline population health monitor, she managed 243 asthmatics for 20 medical providers, meeting Department of Defense CPG standards with a 95 percent compliance rate. Moreover, she pioneered the support of pediatric sports physicals after securing 13 Medical Group, Aerovac, and Red Cross volunteers, enabling an additional 150 patients to be seen and leading to the adoption of AFSO21 process improvement in the Medical Group. Finally, she organized the 3rd annual nursing symposium, attended by more than 50 Triservice and Japanese healthcare professionals, enhancing cross-cultural relations. The distinctive accomplishments of Captain Cummins reflect credit upon herself, the 18th Medical Outpatient Squadron, and the United States Air Force.
Major Florence A. Wiest distinguished herself by meritorious service while serving as OIC, Fetal Protection Program, 445th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, 445th Airlift Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio from XXXXX XXXXX to XXXXX XXXXXX. During this period, Major Wiest developed, expanded, and improved the Fetal Health Protection Program and was recognized during the Health Services Inspection (HSI) for maintaining an outstanding and highly visible wing-wide program. Additionally, she deployed in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, serving as supervisor in the only Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility (CASF) in the AOR, moving more than 1800 Aeromedical Evacuation patients and 88 CCATT patients to higher levels of care. Moreover, while deployed, she was activated in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, where she provided medical support for 130 mobilized members. Finally, Major Wiest volunteered as a medical officer in support of both the Joint Task Force - Alaska Road Project, providing medical care at a remote site, and as Medical Commander for the ORI/ORE exercises, ensuring medical readiness and deployability of 189 members, supporting more than 800 participants. The distinctive accomplishments of Major Wiest reflect great credit upon herself, the 445th Aerospace Medicine Squadron and the United States Air Force.
Captain Nathan H. Ayer distinguished himself by meritorious service as Assistance Nurse Manager, Family Practice Clinic, 325th Medical Operations Squadron, 325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida from XXXXX XXXXXX to XXXXXX XXXXXX. During this period, as Assistance Nurse Manager, Captain Ayer arranged and met the staffing needs of four Primary Care Optimization teams, ensuring access to medical care for 23,000 beneficiaries. Moreover, he enforced the Family Practice Clinic's use of the Third Party Collection Program, recouping over 400,000 dollars. Additonally, Captain Ayer played a pivotal role in the Open Access appointment system, resulting in a 40 percent improvement in efficiency and earning the Family Practice Clinic "Top Performer" in the Air Education and Training Command. Further, he oversaw the Family Practice Clinic Infection Control Program and educated 40 staff members on standards resulting in zero clinic acquired infections. Finally, he was a key factor in the small pox vaccination program with 94 beneficiaries vaccinated, increasing the 325th Fighter Wing and 1st Air Force vaccination rate to 99 percent. The distinctive accomplishments of Captain Ayer reflect great credit upon himself, the 325th Medical Operations Squadron, and the United States Air Force.