Air National Guard Get Natural Disaster Response Training in Alabama

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

35 members of the Alaska Air National Guard’s 176th Medical group are in Alabama this week providing free medical and dental care. They are not in an area hard hit by tornados last week. Instead, this is a training mission designed to give guard members real world experience to prepare for missions overseas or in response to natural disasters.

Lieutenant Colonel Sharolyn Lange is Chief Nurse with the 176th Medical Group and leading the mission. She says the clinic has been very busy.

Photo provided by the Air National Guard: Capt. Andrew Adamich, an optometrist from the 176th Medical Group, Alaska Air National Guard, performs a depth perception test on his patient, Princess Wright, age 11, of Troy, Ala., May 3, 2011.

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