Around the Air Force: Airman Saves Life / Blood Donor Month


HEY THERE EVERYONE, I’M
AIRMAN FIRST CLASS CORY KUTTLER WITH YOUR LOOK
AROUND THE AIR FORCE. AN AIRMAN FROM OSAN AIR BASE,
KOREA SAVED THE LIFE OF A FELLOW PASSENGER
MID-FLIGHT WHILE RETURNING FROM LEAVE. STAFF SERGEANT
CASSIDY MCCURDY, AN INDEPENDENT DUTY MEDICAL
TECHNICIAN, WAS TAKING A NAP WHEN SHE OVERHEARD A
FLIGHT ATTENDANT ASKING IF THERE WAS A DOCTOR
OR EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN ONBOARD. AFTER
DISCOVERING THE WOMAN WAS IN CARDIAC ARREST, MCCURDY
BEGAN ADMINISTERING CHEST COMPRESSIONS. THE VICTIM
REGAINED CONSCIOUSNESS AFTER TWO MINUTES AND
ONCE THE AIRCRAFT LANDED, EMERGENCY RESPONDERS
TRANSPORTED THE PATIENT TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM .
MCCURDY SAYS SHE JOINED THE MEDICAL FIELD TO HELP
PEOPLE AND SHE FEELS GREAT KNOWING THAT THE SKILL SET
THE AIR FORCE HAS TAUGHT HER ALLOWED HER HELP AT A
MOMENT’S NOTICE. SPEAKING OF SAVING LIVES, AIR FORCE
CHIEF OF STAFF GENERAL GOLDFEIN REMINDED SERVICE
MEMBERS, VIA TWITTER, THAT JANUARY IS NATIONAL BLOOD
DONOR MONTH, AND AIRMEN CAN HELP MAKE A
DIFFERENCE. D-O-D MEMBERS CAN DONATE DIRECTLY TO
OTHER SERVICE MEMBERS THROUGH THE ARMED SERVICES
BLOOD PROGRAM. TO LEARN MORE VISIT MILITARY BLOOD-
DOT D-O-D DOT MIL. ALSO, STAY CONNECTED BY
FOLLOWING GENERAL GOLDFEIN ON TWITTER. JUST GO TO
TWITTER AND SEARCH @GEN DAVE GOLDFEIN. THE I-R-S
STARTS ACCEPTING RETURNS FOR THE 20-18 TAX FILING
SEASON JANUARY 22ND THROUGH TUESDAY, APRIL
17TH. FOR AIRMEN AND OTHER SERVICEMEMBERS FILING, THE
OFFICIAL I-R-S WEBSITE PROVIDES INFO FOR CURRENT
AND FORMER MILITARY PERSONNEL IN THE ARMED
FORCES TAX GUIDE. TO SEE THE GUIDE AND FOR MORE
FILING INFORMATION, VISIT, I-R-S DOT GOV. AND AS ALWAYS,
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