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NEWS | April 8, 2015

628th AMDS home to two AMC Olson-Wegner Aerospace Medicine award winners

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Air Mobility Command recently announced two 628th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Airmen as their Olson-Wegner Aerospace Medicine Technician of the Year award recipients.

These awards recognize and reward outstanding individual performance in the flight and operational medicine mission. Out of three possible awards, the 628th Medical Group had award recipients in two categories.

Olson-Wegner Aerospace Medicine Technician of the Year Airman Category: Senior Airman Amanda Cartwright
Senior Airman Amanda Cartwright directly impacted the 437th Airlift Wing's combat flying mission when she stepped into the role of the Flight Medicine Flight Operations NCO last summer following deployments and permanent change of stations of the other NCOs in the unit. She also scheduled appointments and maintained records for 837 flyers, which enabled the wing's 98 percent fly personnel readiness rate and led to the sustained number one DNIF rate in AMC. Cartwright now conducts security clearances, overseas clearances and initial flying class physicals. She also processes hundreds of duty-liming condition forms. Her efforts have led to 83 percent of all IFC physicals being completed on time.

Olson-Wegner Aerospace Medicine Technician of the Year NCO Category: Staff Sgt. Brett Randall
Staff Sgt. Brett Randall was the sole Independent-Duty Medical Technician during Operation United Assistance in Liberia during the fall of 2014. During this time, he executed 90 patient examinations, briefed 99 joint task force deployers on Ebola-prevention measures and conducted 356 redeployer screenings, improving the area of responsibility mission readiness rate to 99 percent. Additionally, Randall also performed more than 11 different Air Force Specialty Codes while deployed to Liberia, including augmenting the security forces RAVENs during a manning shortfall. He also became the IDMT program coordinator and was vital the 628th MDG earning their 2014 Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care reaccreditation. Lastly, Randall assisted in the treatment of 705 active duty patients, which was key to the 628th MDG being recognized as AMC's Patient Centered Medical Home Team of the Year.