HICKAM WARRIOR: Airman 1st Class Richard Rasmussen

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR HICKAM, Hawaii - Airman 1st Class Richard Rasmussen, 15th Medical Operations Squadron aerospace medical technician, is this week’s Hickam Warrior. His responsibilities include providing medical administrative support for two doctor’s, ensuring more than 3,000 joint base beneficiaries receive $2 million per year in healthcare. He also conducts 20 to 25 pediatric health screening daily that includes anticipatory guidance and counseling as well as record reviews. In addition, he is an augment physician by performing, throat cultures, nebulizer treatments, cryotherapy and staple removals. He also enforces 48 Infection Control standards ensuring cleanliness and supplying integrity of patient exam, treatment, waiting and storage rooms. “I enjoy the structured life style the Air Force brings to my life and the sense of responsibility that comes with being a part of the military.” said Airman Rasmussen. “He is an eager airman, willing to learn everything about his role as a medic.” said Tech. Sgt. William Malone, pediatric clinic NCOIC. “He loves to be challenged and he will accomplish any task set before him.” His hobbies include going to the beach, watching movies, and playing sports. “On my off time I like to go out and see what Hawaii has to offer like the various beaches and malls.” said Airman Rasmussen. “My favorite thing about being stationed in Hawaii is the rich history the base has to offer and seeing the many different cultures that have made the state what it is today.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Mike Meares)

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