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Just a small way of saying thank you!

Leaders thank team for their diligent work administering COVID-19 vaccines

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Elise Redziniak, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center First Sgt., helps a member fill out a form at the Wright-Patterson Club April 6th, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Leadership from the AFLCMC and the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, along with the WPAFB Chiefs Group and First Sergeants came together to thank the medical team for their continued efforts administering the COVID-19 vaccine. The leadership teams provided lunch for the medical staff, and help the reception line for a portion of the day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew B. Fredericks)

Leaders thank team for their diligent work administering COVID-19 vaccines

U.S. Air Force Col. Charles Cain, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center vice commander, talks with members of the 88th Medical Group at the Wright-Patterson Club April 6, 2012, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Leadership from the AFLCMC and the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, along with the WPAFB Chiefs Group and First Sergeants came together to thank the medical team for their continued efforts administering the COVID-19 vaccine. The leadership teams provided lunch for the medical staff, and help the reception line for a portion of the day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew B. Fredericks)

Leaders thank team for their diligent work administering COVID-19 vaccines

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Pollard, National Air and Space Intelligence Center command chief, thanks members of the 88th Medical Group for their work at the Wright-Patterson Club April 6, 2021, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Leadership from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and NASIC, along with the WPAFB Chiefs Group and First Sergeants came together to thank the medical team for their continued efforts administering the COVID-19 vaccine. The leadership teams provided lunch for the medical staff, and help the reception line for a portion of the day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew B. Fredericks)

Leaders thank team for their diligent work administering COVID-19 vaccines

U.S. Air Force Col. Charles Cain, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center vice commander, thanks members of the 88th Medical Group for their work at the Wright-Patterson Club April 6, 2021, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Leadership from the AFLCMC and the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, along with the WPAFB Chiefs Group and First Sergeants came together to thank the medical team for their continued efforts administering the COVID-19 vaccine. The leadership teams provided lunch for the medical staff, and help the reception line for a portion of the day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew B. Fredericks)

Leaders thank team for their diligent work administering COVID-19 vaccines

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Elise Redziniak, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center First Sgt., thanks members of the 88th Medical Group for their work at the Wright-Patterson Club April 6,2021, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Leadership from the AFLCMC and the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, along with the WPAFB Chiefs Group and First Sergeants came together to thank the medical team for their continued efforts administering the COVID-19 vaccine. The leadership teams provided lunch for the medical staff, and help the reception line for a portion of the day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew B. Fredericks)

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFLCMC) -- Leadership from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, along with the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Chiefs Group and First Sergeants came together April 5th at the Wright-Patterson Club to thank the 88th Medical Group for their continued efforts administering the COVID-19 vaccine.
 
The leadership teams and organizations provided lunch to the medical team after thanking them for their efforts and presenting a thank-you poster covered in hundreds of signatures from NASIC personnel.
 
“We have jobs we’re all doing that require us to stay healthy,” said Col. Maurizio Calabrese, NASIC commander. “This was just a small way of saying ‘thank you.’”
 
Since the beginning of January, 88th MDG Airmen have been set up at the club, administering over 18 thousand vaccines to eligible base personnel and community members.
 
“This doesn’t happen by itself,” said Col. Charles Cain, AFLCMC vice commander. “This is happening because of their leadership, organization, and communication.  These folks are stepping back from their normal day-jobs to make this happen.”
 

The medical team has supported over 75 geographically-separated units in 6 different states, administering the second largest amount of shots in the Air Force. 

“They’re taking care of the base population,” Cain continued. “But also taking care of the American people.”

These efforts are being accomplished while a portion of the 88th MDG is deployed to Michigan, helping civilian communities to rapidly accelerate the administration of COVID shots.
 
“They’re going to get us back to normal quicker,” said Cain. “We’re just here to say ‘thanks.’”