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Honoring Our CRNA and SRNA Veterans on #VeteransDay2022

❤️🤍💙 Happy Veterans Day!

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Thank you to all the brave men and women who have dedicated their lives to serving and protecting our freedoms. We thank you for your service and also recognize our #militaryCRNAs #CRNAinPAvets and #SRNA veterans. How many of PANA's CRNAs & SRNAs are veterans? Check out the PANA members who shared their stories with us this year!


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CPT BRYAN S. BOYER, CRNA


I finally got the chance to join the Army reserves after eleven years as a CRNA. I joined approximately two years ago. I am joined to APMC and attached to the 865th Combat Support Hospital.











 

CAPTAIN DARYL de LIMA

Captain Daryl de Lima is currently serving in the Army Reserve with the 624th Forward Resuscitative Surgical Detachment. He was born in the Philippines and grew up in Hawaii. He earned his BSN and commissioned onto Active Duty via ROTC at the University of San Francisco.


Following his Active-Duty obligation, he attended the University of Pittsburgh and earned his DNP in Nurse Anesthesia.


Captain de Lima has multiple mobilizations/deployments stateside and overseas; including combat deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Inherent Resolve.


He enjoys his continued service as an Army CRNA where he can practice independently to his full scope of practice.





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LT COL CHUCK GIORDANO MSN, CRNA, DNP (USAF)

(USAF 1999-present)


Lt Col Charles D Giordano, USAF ICU Nurse 1999-2004, USAF CRNA 2006-present. Deployed with 1st Group Special Forces Joint Special Operations Task Force Philippines, Forward Surgical Team in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM in 2010. Currently Critical Care Air Transport Team 911th AW, Pittsburgh PA.

DEPLOYMENTS:

2010 Operation Enduring Freedom

Forward Surgical Team, Jolo Philippines

Joint Special Operations Task Force Philippines

Solo anesthesia provider


2021 Operation Freedoms Sentinel/Operation Allies Refuge

Doha Qatar

Flight Commander En-Route Patient Staging Flight


2020 Operation Steele Dragon (Operation Gotham)

COVID 19 Response - NYC,

NY Element leader Elmhurst Hospital Proning Team

 

LT MELISSA HUGGINS, SRNA

A SRNA mentee with the two best CRNA mentors one could ever ask for!
Pictured (Left to Right): LCDR John Navarro, CRNA (Corporal Michael J. Crescent VA Medical Center); LT Melissa Huggins, SRNA (Drexel University ‘24); LCDR Thomas Gaffney, CRNA (University of Pennsylvania Hospital)
Pictured (Left to Right): LCDR John Navarro, CRNA (Corporal Michael J. Crescent VA Medical Center); LT Melissa Huggins, SRNA (Drexel University ‘24); LCDR Thomas Gaffney, CRNA (University of Pennsylvania Hospital)

Go Navy!!

Submitted by Melissa Huggins, US Navy Reserves

 

MAJOR JON HUMBERT


For the past 15+ years, my experiences in the military have shaped me into the provider and person I am today. I began my career in the WV Air National Guard as an aeromedical evacuation technician then furthering my education to transition to a flight nurse. I then returned to school to become a CRNA graduating in 2020. I now look to continue my military career transitioning into a role as a Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) member. Thinking back to the undecided college freshman I was in 2006, it's hard to summarize all the people, experiences, and places all over the globe that have pointed me toward and pushed me to pursue the most rewarding civilian career that I now have as a CRNA. I'm very thankful.

Submitted by Jon Humbert, Major, WV Air National Guard/Staff CRNA UPMC West Shore Hospital

 

CPT RALPH PADILLA

My Name is Ralph Padilla. I was a CRNA with the Army. I was deployed to Tikrit, Itaq in 2008.


I became attached to a FST (Forward Surgical Team) out of Utica, New York. I was honorably discharged from military in 2012 with a rank of Captain. Here are some photos from my tour in Iraq 2008, back when I was a First Lieutenant. I'm an Army Captain now.



Working in a FST (Forward Surgical Team), setting the OR table up with an anesthesia draw over circuit. In this photo, I’m working to get the portable anesthesia vaporizer and ventilator set up and ready for quick use.
 

MAJ GREGORY RENDELMAN


1980th FST 101st Airborne Division Afghanistan 2002 Combat Anesthetist Major Gregory Rendelman CRNA


Submitted by Bryan S. Boyer


 

LT. COL. LAURA WIGGINS, DNP, CRNA

USAF/USAFR (1990-2018) 25 years of service (3 year break in service) Deployed as a CRNA/Critical Care Air Transport Team in support of OPERATION FREEDOM’s SENTINEL, OPERATION RESOLUTE SUPPORT, OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, and OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE (2006-2008) (2017) Retired from Chief Nurse Executive position at 911th Aeromedical Staging Squadron April 2018.

 

MAJ (P) JAMEY WILMOTH DNP, CRNA, MS


I am a practicing CRNA, currently on my 5th combat deployment in the Middle East. I’m spending another Veteran’s Day downrange and have a few photos from our trip so far. I am leading an FRST which is happily free of MDAs.
 

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