SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. --
OUR AIRMAN WAS READY!
932nd Airlift Wing,
It is with great pride that I write you all to inform you that the 932nd has mobilized our first Airman in the campaign against COVID-19.
Lt. Col. Ruth Turner from the 932nd MDS arrived in New York last night where she joined the 64 AEG. Lt. Col. Turner will be serving at the Javits Center in New York City. If you wonder what she is doing, just take a few minutes to google search Javits Center and you will quickly learn that Lt. Col. Turner is joining the staff of a “made from scratch” hospital with over 4,000 beds. The work they are doing at the Javits Center is nothing short of amazing and Lt. Col. Turner is a key member of that team!
I texted with Lt. Col. Turner this morning wishing her luck and telling her how proud we are of her. She was excited and ready to be heading to the Javits Center this morning. She said: “I feel READY to assist and care for patients any way that I can.” Lt. Col. Turner was ready. This is not the first time Lt. Col. Turner has been mobilized. She has served in Balad and Kirkuk and now in New York City. She is a warrior that has met her nation's call once again.
We are so proud of Lt. Col. Turner! The question I have for you is this: “Are you ready?” If not, waste no time. Lt. Col. Turner was in place in New York in just 24 hours after being notified of her mobilization. She was ready! On behalf of Colonel Collins, I’d like to thank all of the individuals that helped Lt. Col. Turner get on her way to New York, but I’d also like to thank the 932nd Medical Squadron and the 932nd Medical Group for seeing that she was trained and ready!
With Great Pride,
MICHAEL P. CRUFF, Colonel, USAF
This deployment is part of a larger mobilization package of more than 120 doctors, nurses and respiratory technicians Air Force Reserve units across the nation provided over the past 48 hours in support of COVID-19 response to take care of Americans.