The first Air National Guard Critical Care Air Transport Team deployed to Ramstein AB, Germany, for the first time in early January 2011, renewing the Air Guard's involvement in a life-saving mission and relieving strain on the active duty force. Here (l-r), Brig. Gen. John Owen, who was instrumental in establishing the 30-day rotations that allowed Air Guardsmen to participate again in the CCATT mission, confers with CCATT doctor Col. Bruce Guerdin (Fla.), respiratory specialist SSgt. Jody Nitz (Mich.), and critical care nurse Lt. Col. David Worley (Ky.) before loading a C-17 with patients at Ramstein.
Photo by Arie Church
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