90th Medical Group shows their combat prowess

Members of the 90th Medical Group from F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, prepare to participate in combat exercises at Camp Guernsey, Wyoming April 25, 2022. The 90 MDG visit gave both units an opportunity to improve readiness. The 90 GCTS integrated certain medical practices in their everyday operations while the 90 MDG was able to practice certain combat tactics taught by the 90 GCTS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Darius Frazier.)

“The medical group is integrating medical operations into our unit’s daily functions,” said Tech. Sgt. Christina Pyeatt, 90 GCTS Independent Duty Medical Technician. “Meaning they’ll come here and do medical exams, physical therapy, appointments and evaluations on some of our cadre to eliminate the need for appointments down south.” 

Camp Guernsey is located an hour and 30 minutes north of F.E. Warren Air Force Base, making it an inconvenience for those located at Camp Guernsey to receive the medical care they may need. The visit helped to alleviate that need.

During the visit, the 90 MDG participated in capture the flag scenarios where they were pitted against each other and made to take an objective.

“The ability to immerse them in what we do up here is important for them to gain an insight on what we do up here in Guernsey,” said Pyeatt. “We get them out there, show them the ranges, let them shoot, it’s all ways we try and give back to them.”

Major Dexter Binion, commander of the 90 GCTS, has said in the past that medical personnel visiting the unit is very telling of the “support and all-in attitude” that the 90th Missile Wing has, and how their doing so helps ensure mission accomplishment.

 “If our folks’ medical readiness isn’t good to go, it can take them out of the fight,” said Binion. “That ultimately weakens our front lines and degrades our mission.”

In addition to supporting the 90 GCTS, the 90 MDG got to test their skills at the range.

“I think for the med group, a day outside of the clinic is always a nice thing,” said Pyeatt. “Seeing the operations and doing something different is positive and we love having them here.”

The visit of the 90 MDG concluded with both sides exchanging a bit of their own culture respective to their AFSCs, leaving everyone a bit more mission ready than they were the day before.

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