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MEDCOM Best Warrior Competition
SGT Joshua Meyers and SGT Beatrice Clark, NCO and Soldier 2018 MEDCOM
Best Warrior Competition were named winners during an awards presentation 28
June 2018, on Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The BWC is an annual week-long event
testing Soldiers on their physical and mental capabilities.
The top NCO and Soldier will move on to compete in the Army-wide BWC at
Fort A.P. Hill, Va. COL (Retired) Dan Gower and MSG (Retired) Derek Kubacki,
the Vice President of the DUSTOFF Association, presented both awardees with
Combat Medic Statues in honor of their achievements on behalf of the DUSTOFF
Association. Photos courtesy of Army Medicine and Courtney Dock, MEDCOM PAO.
See all the photos at:
Announcing the Annual Reunion
2-5 May 2019
#40 will take place in Colorado Springs, CO 2-5 May 2019 – with the Chuck
Mateer Golf Tournament to be held at the Fort Carson golf course. Details to
follow as they are made. Room reservations are open NOW!
See more information on the Reunion page.
Army Avn DUSTOFF Flight Medic
Of The Year Award
Vitaly A. Tsaregorodtsev, Company C, 6th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment
Task Force Shadow serves as a Critical Care Flight Paramedic in support of
Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. He participated
in all of the major events executed by his unit transporting and providing
medical care to 35 critically injured patients on 54 separate medical
evacuation missions (MEDEVAC), with over 140 combat ﬂight hours, between
March and August 2015. He excels at his duties providing appropriate medical
treatment to many U.S. and coalition service members. His most notable
achievement was on 7 August 2015, when he transported and expertly treated 6
critically injured patients in a high profile mass casualty in Northern
Kabul. His timely and appropriate emergency medical treatment ensured the
patients’ survival and eased long term care for them. Although all MEDEVAC
crews ﬂew patients that night, SGT Tsaregorodtsev provided care for the
most. He took control of the situation and guided his crew chief who was
helping him treating casualties. His professionalism, dedication and
willingness to do whatever necessary to preserve life serve as a heroic
example of the ongoing Dedicated Unhesitating Service To Our Fighting Forces
Awards Recipients Selected
Another tough selection year. We appreciate all of the hard work and
dedication that our DUSTOFF Warriors exhibit on a daily basis. It is on
their shoulders that our legacy lives and breathes and continues to save
lives on both the battlefields of our turbulent world and the peacetime
locations where we serve.
I am proud to announce the following named
to receive the DUSTOFF Association Awards at the 2018 DUSTOFF Association
Reunion in San Antonio, TX at the Holiday Inn-Riverwalk on the 5 May 2018:
DUSTOFF Aviator of the Year – CW2 Brandon Mathis, C/2-1 GSAB
DUSTOFF Crew Chief of the Year – SGT Edward Keene II – C/3-82 GSAB
DUSTOFF Medic of the Year – SGT Alyssa Benford – C/2-1 GSAB
Recue of the Year – C/2-1, DUSTOFF 62
It goes without saying that ALL
of those nominated displayed great courage, dedication, and skill resulting
in their nomination by their commanders. We salute them all.
that each command will make every effort to gain approval for TDY order for
travel to San Antonio for the purpose of participating in our Professional
Meeting on Saturday morning as well as the Awards Banquet that evening. Both
events will be held at the Holiday inn – Riverwalk location in San Antonio.
If there is anything that I can do to facilitate or assist with those orders
please do not hesitate to contact me.
Please also extend a great debt
of gratitude to our Corporate Sponsors – Lockheed-Martin/Sikorsky
Helicopters, AirMethods, Breeze Eastern, and Eurocopter USA/AirBus.
ALL awardees and attendees MUST register with the DUSTOFF Association for
reunion attendance – you may do so on this site – hotel rooms are going
fast at the Holiday Inn – Riverwalk so please book early – the room block is
already sold out on the “shoulder dates” – however, the main dates of the
reunion 4 May check in and 6 May check out should be available. If you run
into issues please contact me and I’ll work with the sales staff at the
hotel to get you in our room block (code is “MUY”)
Help Find Lost Association Members
We have an abnormally large number of Association members we can no
longer communicate with. When postcards are sent out, for instance to
announce voting for Hall Of Fame inductees, we've received cards as
"Undeliverable." Please take a moment to scan the
list of lost members and send us contact information if you find your
name or you know the where-about of someone on the list. [See
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