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Team Scott showcases medical team to Air Force Surgeon General

Three Airmen are briefed.

Master Sgt. Andrew Winders, 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron training flight chief, and Senior Airman Jose Herrera, 375th AES Aeromedical Evacuation technician, brief Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, for a tour of Team Scott’s medical assets March 8, 2021, on Scott Air Force Base. The 375th AES utilize an old airframe that has all the functions of an aircraft except the wings, which is used to train Airmen on flight procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaac Olivera)

Two Airmen sit at a desk.

Tech. Sgt. Mathew Wobken, 375th Dental Squadron dental technician, briefs Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, during a tour to highlight Team Scott’s medical assets, March 8, 2021, Scott Air Force Base. Wobken showed Hogg how the dental squadron operates during COVID-19, including ways they have innovated to provide patients the best dental care possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaac Olivera)

Two Airmen sit at a desk.

Tech. Sgt. Mathew Wobken, 375th Dental Squadron dental technician, briefs Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, during a tour to highlight Team Scott’s medical assets, March 8, 2021, Scott Air Force Base. The dental team showed Hogg how they operated in COVID-19 and how they innovated themselves to provide the patients the best dental care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaac Olivera)

Two Airmen sit at a desk.

Airman 1st Class Jayron Wilkerson, 375th Medical Group medic, briefs Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, and Chief Master Sgt. Dawn M. Kolcynski, Medical Enlisted Force enlisted corps chief, during a tour to highlight Team Scott’s medical assets, March 8, 2021, Scott Air Force Base. Hogg saw how Team Scott’s medical professionals at the 375th Med Group were taking care of patients and also fighting COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaac Olivera)

Three Airmen look at a paper.

Staff Sgt. Kori Rosemann, 375th Healthcare Operation Squadron NCOIC of the allergy immunizations clinic, briefs Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, and Chief Master Sgt. Dawn M. Kolcynski, Medical Enlisted Force enlisted corps chief, during a tour to highlight Team Scott’s medical assets, March 8, 2021, Scott Air Force Base. Hogg saw how Team Scott’s medical professionals at the 375th Med Group were taking care of patients and also fighting COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaac Olivera)

Three Airmen are briefed.

U.S. Air Force members are briefed during a tour of the O’Fallon Family Health Medical Clinic to highlight Team Scott’s medical assets, March 8, 2021. At the O’Fallon Family Health Medical Clinic, Hogg was shown how the staff operated and worked within a civilian environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaac Olivera)

Two Airmen are briefed.

Capt. Thomas Schelby, 375th SGOF family medical physician, briefs Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, during a tour of Team Scott’s medical assets, March 8, 2021, O’Fallon Family Health Medical Clinic. At the O’Fallon Family Health Medical Clinic, Hogg was shown how the staff operated and worked within a civilian environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaac Olivera)

An Airmen draws blood from a patient.

Chief Master Sgt. Dawn M. Kolcynski, Medical Enlisted Force enlisted corps chief, puts a syringe into a simulated patient vein to collect a blood sample to understand how a 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Aeromedical Evacuation technician would care for a real patient, March 8, 2021, Scott Air Force Base. The 375th AES flight nurse and Aeromedical Evacuation technicians briefed on their special capabilities, like their unique hands-on training, that is conducted in a room to focus on in-flight patient care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaac Olivera)

An Airmen gives care to a patient.

Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, checks on a simulated patient to understand how a 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron flight nurse would care for a real patient, March 8, 2021, Scott Air Force Base. The 375th AES flight nurse and Aeromedical Evacuation technicians briefed on their special capabilities, like their unique hands-on training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaac Olivera)

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, ILL. -- Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, and Chief Master Sgt. Dawn M. Kolcynski, Medical Enlisted Force and enlisted corps chief, were given a tour of the medical facilities and assets across Scott Air Force Base, March 9.

The tour was led by Col. Richard L. Woodruff Jr., 375th Medical Group commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Keyser Voigt, 375th Med Group command chief.

The tour highlighted three of Scott’s medical assets, the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, the O’Fallon Family Health Medical Clinic and the 375th Med Group.

The first place Hogg was shown was the 375th AES. Here, the flight nurse and Aeromedical Evacuation technicians briefed on their special capabilities, like their unique hands-on training. The 375th AES use an old airframe that has all the functions of an aircraft except the wings, which they use to rehearse flight procedures and in-flight patient care.

“We were honored and excited to show her what we have done,” said Col. James Campion, 375th AES commander. “Knowing her background of continuous process improvement helped us understand our paths, and potential challenges, by walking her through our process.”

After the 375th AES briefed their capabilities, Hogg was toured the O’Fallon Family Health Medical Clinic, where she was shown how the staff operate and work within a civilian environment.

The O’Fallon Family Health Medical Clinic showcased how the medical team works with military families.

Hogg and Kocynski then went to see how the 375th Med Group helps Airmen stay ready for the fight. They got to see how the 375th Med Group operates and how they have adapted during COVID-19.

“It’s been a long and difficult journey for our healthcare professionals,” said Woodruff. “They’ve been able to overcome challenges and learn how to safely screen patients outside the walls of our building, disburse medication refills via a drive-through and safely test our beneficiaries for COVID-19.”

After Hogg saw how Team Scott’s medical professionals were taking care of patients and fighting COVID-19, she went to see how the 375th Dental Squadron was operating.

The Dental Squadron showed her how they have also adapted to the COVID-19 environment, by showing her they ways they innovated to provide patients with the best dental care possible. They also showcased how new technology is helping them with dental health.

Hogg then spoke to a gathering for medical professionals at Scott.

“We’ve been running you hard and you guys have done phenomenal,” said Hogg at the All Call. “I am incredibly proud of what you guys do each and every day.”

The medical team here at Scott was very excited to show Hogg their abilities, and they believe that they were able to successfully capture the ways they have learned to provide safe, world-class patient care.