1LT Eric Kulkarni, 67J, was presented with his DUSTOFF Association Life Member Certificate on January 11th, by COL Sam Fricks, Director, MECCD for having the highest GPA in his graduating flight class and Distinguished Honor Grad. Also present to make the presentation was George Johnson representing Collins Aerospace, the sponsor of the Lifetime Membership Award […]
he DUSTOFF Association is excited to announce our 44th Annual awards program winners! We sincerely appreciate the nominations that were submitted for your Heroes. This year’s voting was tight, with categories having a two or three vote difference and/or tied for second place. Because of this, we want to announce in this email our 2nd and 3rd place
CW4 (Ret) Lester William Howard Sibert, 79, of Overland Park, Kansas, closed his final flight plan on January 7, 2024, at KC Hospice House. Les was born on February 7, 1944, to Lester Henry and Charlotte (Preston) Sibert in Kansas City, Missouri where he spent his childhood. Les began his fascination with flying and learned
SGT Elizabeth R. Mann, Detachment 2, C/1169 Aviation Regiment, VA ARNG, was presented with the DUSTOFF Association Life Member Certificate on November 9th, 2023 for having the highest GPA in her graduating AMEDD Aviation Crewmember Course (AACC). Welcome to the DUSTOFF family and congratulations! Thank you to Collins Aerospace for sponsoring the Top-of-the-Class life membership!
Greetings from the North Georgia Mountains! As I write this letter, Veteran’s Day is approaching, and I want to thank you for your service to our great country! The world has never been so volatile in most of our lifetimes, and more than ever, we need to be passionate about our profession and relevant. We
COL Sam Fricks Well, 2023 has been a heck of a year. It has also been challenging, rewarding, and quite frankly, a bit frustrating, especially here near the end. The best thing about MECCD, are the people. This year, LTC Audrey Boenker left us, as she set out for her BN Command of the 121st
Hello from the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia)! We are just past half-way to next year’s Reunion, and what a great year it has been. The new crop of leaders is anything but new, with most involved in the DUSTOFF Association for more than 20 years! I’m honored to serve as the President. I’m thrilled about
1SG Jesse R. Turner, Department of Aviation Medicine (DAM) What do we do if our aircraft is unable to wait as we return with the patient(s)? What do we do during a MASCAL? These are questions we need to answer now in preparation for the future fight. At the Department of Aviation Medicine (DAM), we