U.S. Air Force: Col Jeff Vista, Physician

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

I’d known since a young age that I wanted to be a physician. My father is a retired physician. Because he was in the military, he encouraged me to be in the military as well and to look at going to the military medical school, the Uniformed Services University. When I finished residency, I had […]


U.S. Air Force: Maj Paul Puchta, Physician
02
October

U.S. Air Force: Maj Paul Puchta, Physician

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

I grew up in Warsaw, Poland, continued through medical studies while working in laparoscopic surgery. I was offered a research position in the United States. After 9/11, the Air Force was looking for foreign-born physicians to fill up international health positions. Where at that time we’re building coalitions with our Eastern European partners. I interviewed […]


U.S. Air Force: Major Brian Neese, Family Medicine Physician
20
September

U.S. Air Force: Major Brian Neese, Family Medicine Physician

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

I grew up as a son of a pilot, so I kind of always saw that camaraderie and kind of that lifestyle and so I think I’d always envisioned myself serving, but the practical reasons and career-specific reasons developed over time and I started to see that, wow this would be a really good option […]


U.S. Air Force: Lt Col Paul Gleason, Physician

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

I decided I wanted to be in the Air Force very early in my life. My father was an Air Force physician, my godfather was an Air Force physician, and for as long as I can remember that’s all I’ve wanted to do. I really like working with my hands, solving problems with it. Surgery […]


U.S. Air Force: Life as an Air Force Physician
19
September

U.S. Air Force: Life as an Air Force Physician

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Practicing medicine in the United States Air Force is very rewarding. You’re taking care of a very special population of people who have served their country or are family members of people who have served their country. For me, the most interesting part about this job is not necessarily what happens in the clinic but […]


U.S. Air Force: Capt Chauncey Tarrant, Resident Physician

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

I am Captain Chauncey Tarrant and I am an Air Force pediatric resident physician at San Antonio Military Medical Center. Growing up as a daughter of an active duty member, I always wanted to be able to serve that same population that served me as a child and I was in the very beginning of […]


U.S. Air Force: Capt Tiffany Winston, Emergency Medicine Physician
09
September

U.S. Air Force: Capt Tiffany Winston, Emergency Medicine Physician

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , /

I have a symbiotic relationship with the Air Force. They were able to provide me with the medical training I needed to become an Emergency Medicine Physician and achieve my goals. And in turn, I serve them and the military members. I’m an Emergency Medicine Physician here at Langley Emergency Department. Emergency medicine falls under […]


U.S. Air Force: Lt Col Tony Waldroup, Physician
06
September

U.S. Air Force: Lt Col Tony Waldroup, Physician

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

I was a family practice physician in a rural community health center. I was also in the Air National Guard at the time. Working one day in my private practice, I got a call from the National Guard Bureau and they were looking for a flight surgeon to support the war effort at the time. […]


U.S. Air Force: Capt James Stoufflet, Physician Asst
05
September

U.S. Air Force: Capt James Stoufflet, Physician Asst

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

When I decided to join the Air Force, I was young, I was married, and I had two young children. Medicine itself has always been something that I’ve been interested in and so I spent six years enlisted as a Medical Admin Technician. I applied for the Inter-Service Physician Assistant Program, which is similar to […]


U.S. Air Force: Lt Col Kimberly Johnson, Physician
01
September

U.S. Air Force: Lt Col Kimberly Johnson, Physician

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

I joined the Air Force in 1994, right after graduating from college. My parents couldn’t afford to send me to medical school on their own and said it was my responsibility after leaving college to financially support myself. I found out about the Uniformed Services University. You enter as a 2nd Lieutenant, you were paid […]