AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar --
National Nurses Week recognizes nurses and members of the medical field for their commitment and dedication to helping others. National Nurses Week was officially recognized by the U.S. government in February 1974 when President Nixon signed a proclamation granting permission to designate a specific time to nationally recognize nurses. In 1982, President Reagan legally acknowledged May 6th as “National Recognition Day for Nurses.” Ten years later, the American Nurse Associations’ Board of Directors expanded the recognition of nurses day to a week-long celebration declaring National Nurses Week from May 6th - 12th every year.
In honor of National Nurses Week, meet one of this month’s Portrait of an Airman, Senior Airman Breanna Moore, who was recently assigned to the Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron as an Aerospace Medical Technician at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. This is her second time deployed to Al Udeid in this capacity.
Home unit: Langley Air Force Base, Virginia
Favorite part of the job: “While working with surgeons, they have really mentored me, shaped me and allowed me to do more than I would be able to do on the outside. They have guided my track in knowing this is what I want to do.”
Future goals: To attend medical school and become a surgeon.
Favorite military movie: Black Hawk Down