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August Cobra Medic of the Month

  • Published
  • By Airman 1st Class Robyn Hunsinger
  • 17th Training Wing Public Affairs

Senior Airman Tiffany Jordan, 17th Healthcare Operations Squadron medical technician, was selected by her supervisors and leadership as the August Medic of the Month. She exceeded their standards of professionalism and expertise functioning at a flight chief level.

Senior Airman Jordan was key in upholding one of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force’s focus areas to revitalize the squadrons. She demonstrated this as a key player in the Medical Group’s Squadron reorganization and was pivotal in realigning positions and key staff assignments. Jordan has demonstrated great credibility, trust, and leadership for her team and patients. Jordan is a wingman, leader, and warrior. Col. Lauren Byrd and the 17th Medical Group are proud to call her a Cobra Medic!

How does your job support the 17th Training Wing's mission?

My job focuses on the Health and Wellness of our dependents and retirees. They play a key role in developing and inspiring our active duty members, so it’s important to keep them healthy.

What do you find most rewarding about your work?

Helping others.

What has been your biggest challenge in the military, and how did you overcome that challenge?

My biggest challenge so far has been when I have been belittled solely because of my rank. For example, I have overcome that challenge by proving myself while I filled in for the flight chief for three weeks and then acting as the “Noncommissioned Officer in Charge” for the Family Health Clinic as a Senior Airman.

What has been your most memorable experience in the military?

My most memorable experience in the military so far was being able to call the trauma floor when the helicopter landed on the roof in tech school. The trauma floor is where trauma patients go to get treated when they first enter the hospital (i.e. being hit by a car while riding a bicycle and then being ran over by a second car). The trauma patient that was flown in by helicopter was a “fall patient”. This patient had fallen, was on Coumadin therapy, and had lost consciousness. The patients face was covered in blood and had bruises on parts of their body. We call the trauma floor from the roof when the helicopter lands to let the trauma team (doctors, nurses, tech, etc.) know that we are on the way down to the trauma floor so the patient can be treated.

What is one piece of information or advice you would like to pass on?

Document everything.