Just a small way of saying thank you!
By Tech. Sgt. Matthew Fredericks, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
/ Published April 13, 2021
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.’”