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    28th ECAB Soldier earns esteemed aeromedical award

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    Photo By Maj. Travis Mueller | U.S. Army Capt. Christina Broomell, physician assistant with the 28th Expeditionary...... read more read more



    Story by Capt. Travis Mueller 

    28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade

    Capt. Christina Broomell, currently deployed to the Middle East with the 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade as an aeromedical physician assistant, recently earned the Spurgeon H. Neel U.S. Army Distinguished Flight Surgeon award.

    The award, sanctioned by the 2020 Society of U.S. Army Flight Surgeons, is presented to a flight surgeon or APA who has “personified the traits and characteristics of the ideal operational Army flight surgeon.”

    According to 28th ECAB medical officials, Broomell was nominated for performing critical aeromedical duties far above her position during their deployment.

    She was praised for her efforts in handling the brigade’s COVID-19 contact tracing and isolation process, rewriting guidelines for air medical transport of COVID-19 patients, training flight medics with limited resources amid public health restrictions and providing aeromedical support for the 28th ECAB’s deployment which spanned multiple locations across five countries.

    Broomell has been a physician assistant for 15 years and an APA for five years. In her civilian life, she works at Lancaster General Hospital in the trauma/neuro intensive care unit.



    Date Taken: 04.29.2021
    Date Posted: 04.29.2021 10:30
    Story ID: 395125
    Location: CAMP BUEHRING, KW 
    Hometown: LANCASTER, PA, US

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