Ok, last I wrote I had just left CMU Police Department and moved to life in EMS with Mobile Medical Response, been promoted
to Staff Sergeant in the Air National Guard, and was about to head off to the Saudi Sandbox on deployment.
Since then I've completed Paramedic Training, been deployed for Operation Enduring Freedom to Prince Sultan AFB in Saudi
Arabia and Operation Iraqi Freedom to the "American Military Hospital in Germany" (or so the media called it) more formally
known as Landstuhl Regional Medical Center - the home of the 86th Medical Squadron of the USAF. Between the two of them I
was gone for about 11 months all together. Oh yeah, I am a 4NO71 Areospace Medical Technician in the USAF - take three jobs
of "Flight Medic", "Emergency Medical Technician", and Licensed Practical Nurse and add them together and that pretty much
equals the role of an Air Force Medic (4NOx1). I was promoted again last month to Technical Sergeant and am the NCOIC of the
NREMT Program and Course Coordinator for my units EMT program.
I am still on the road with Mobile Medical Response, Inc as an EMT, my 2 year window for testing with NREMT expired while
I was deployed and they will not grant extensions so I am stuck for a while until I can go through the class again... yep,
you said it, "it sucks to be me" but I love the job and the people work with so life isn't too bad. I'm working the night
shift and have a great partner so life is pretty good.