Air Force

May 17, 2012

D-M celebrates Nurse Appreciation Week

Airman 1st Class Michael Washburn
355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The 355th Medical Group on D-M is celebrated National Nurse Appreciation Week from May 6-12.

There were a number of events for the nurses and technicians to enjoy, most notably a luncheon May 9 with special guest speakers Capt. Merilys Brown and Col. Donna Cousino. Brown was a flight nurse during World War II and Cousino was a nurse during the Vietnam War.

On May 10 and 11, the 355th MDG held a catered breakfasts in recognition of the clinic’s nurses.

“Nursing is a profession that doesn’t get a lot of recognition,” said Capt. Angela Shockley, 355th Medical Group nurse manager of flight medicine. “This is a way for us as a group to thank all our nurses for all their hard work. They’re really the backbone of the healthcare profession, so it’s a nice way of giving back to them.”

The nurses and technicians of the Medical Group are often separated and work in their own sections. Not only is the luncheon and breakfasts a way to say thanks, it also brings everyone together and allows for mingling amongst coworkers.

“The most rewarding thing about putting on these events is being able to unite everyone,” said Maj. Ofelia Tennyson, 355th Medical Group health care integrator. “We don’t get an opportunity to interact with other nurses, so it’s nice to be able to come together and socialize.”

National Nurse Appreciation Week ended May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Nurse Appreciation Week dates back to 1954, which marked the 100th anniversary of Nightingale’s mission to provide medical care during the Crimea war.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

479 selected for top enlisted rank

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) —  Of the 2,525 senior master sergeants eligible for promotion to chief, 479 were selected for an 18.97 percent selection rate, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced Nov. 20. To see the selection list, go to the Air Force Portal, or myPers. Airmen will be able to access their...
 
 

Turkey Bowl

Senior Airman Philip Taylor, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Desert Lightning Team quarterback, dodges a Black Knights defensive player during the annual Turkey Bowl at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Nov. 14. D-M’s Desert Lightning Team scored two touchdowns in the final 45 seconds leading them to win 18-7. Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Desert Lightning Team members line...
 
 

Resolutions aren’t just for the new year

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — It’s almost that time of year when most of us will commit to reforming a habit, lifestyle or just change our lives for the better. It starts when we take a critical look at ourselves and determine what we can do, or stop doing, to make the improvements we desire. These...
 

 
DoD

AF tests first all-electric vehicle fleet in California

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force officials unveiled the Department of Defense’s first non-tactical vehicle fleet composed entirely of plug-in electric vehicles, Nov. 14, at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California. The rollout of the 42-vehicle fleet marks a milestone in the DOD’s demonstration of emerging technology and the vehicles will serve as a resource to...
 
 
(U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Jarrod Grammel)

Maintaining fitness standards during the holidays is important

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — During the holidays, going to the gym usually isn’t on the top of most peoples’ priority list. Priority is given to visiting families, planning vacations, and most important, indulging in...
 
 

Exchange keeps the ‘Thanks’ in Thanksgiving

DALLAS – With a quarter of its work force comprised of military family members, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is a true example of family serving family. As such, the focus on Thanksgiving will be on family. “Exchange Main Stores in the Continental United States will be closed Thanksgiving, but open early Black...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin