The embodiment of wingmanship

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  • By Airman 1st Class Jennifer Gonzales


Airman 1st Class Madeline Morgan, 86th Medical Support Squadron medical material technician, received the honor of being Ramstein’s Airlifter of the Week, Aug. 15, 2019.


Wingmanship and the Air Force core values are among the first things that Airmen learn during basic training. Those concepts follow them throughout their career and provide morale and support for their brothers-and-sisters-in-arms that may be in need of help.


Morgan demonstrated all of these things by assisting another Airman who had a medical emergency and prevented further injury and complications through her quick thinking and rapid response.


“I was over with one of my friends and he hadn’t been feeling good for a while,” said Morgan. “I went over to check on him and he was actually throwing up blood, then he started going in and out of consciousness. I was going to bring him to the emergency room but with it being so far away, I wanted some form of medical services to be there sooner, so I ended up calling emergency services. I went with him and made sure he was okay.”


She stayed with the Airman and provided insight and background information to caregivers until 6 a.m. the next morning.


Not only that, but her work ethic is second to none. She received, processed, and delivered over 6,600 medical items worth approximately $400,000 in support of the 86th Medical Group’s clinical and contingency operations. Her efforts as a storage and distribution technician also bolstered readiness and enabled the reconstitution of two critical surgical team response packages.


Last, during the absence of the non-commissioned officer in charge, she single-handedly checked in and delivered eight pallets of medical supplies in support of 34 different clinical accounts, which afforded uninterrupted patient care.


“To trust an A1C when an NCOIC is out of town to reprocess eight pallets full of equipment, especially when you start talking about ground surgical teams, is actually pretty impressive,” said Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, 86th Airlift Wing commander. “I bet you a lot of A1C’s don’t get a chance to say on their EPR that they supported a POTUS-level mission by processing and working eight different pallets.”


Morgan is a prime example of what Airmen can strive to be.


The Airlifter of the Week program recognizes Ramstein Airmen who, through hard work and dedication, make the 86th Airlift Wing the ‘World’s Best Wing.’