Air Force Recruiting Service’s Health Professional Tour participants visit Wilford Hall Medical Center on Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, for a firsthand look at medical training and operations there such as the neonatal care unit. (Staff Sgt. Jennifer Lindsey)
Seasoned pilots stationed at Randolph AFB, Texas, share their flying experiences with tour participants while showing off aircraft such as the T-6A Texan II used to train future pilots. (Staff Sgt. Jennifer Lindsey)
U.S. Air Force Recruiting Service Fact Sheet Health Professional Tour
Introduction Air Force Recruiting Service's Health Professional Tours give health profession Influencers such as practitioners, chief residents, chief resident program managers, clinicians and registrars from all over the nation the opportunity to experience the Air Force firsthand.
The main objective of the four-day tour is to show Health Professions Influencers that the Air Force is a viable career opportunity. The Air Force recruits to retain, so the service seeks the brightest candidates possible, then provides them with tough, highly technical training that gives them the right skills to grow the combat capability of America's Air Force. Influencers are effective mentors who can tell their students about the many opportunities the U.S. Air Force offers. Air Force Recruiting Service accomplishes this by showing off the Air Force's best resource -- its Airmen.
Tour overview Starting with day one at Randolph Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, guests meet enlisted members, officers and civilians from a variety of career fields to see how the Air Force recruits, trains and employs its Airmen. The tour includes an upfront look at flying and aerospace physiology programs at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas and visits to Wilford Hall Medical Center on Lackland AFB, Texas. All offer tour participants one-on-one contact with scores of Airmen, from new accessions to general officers.
Recruiters visit medical schools within their regions and invite prominent influencers to attend the
Air Force orientation tour. Emphasis is placed on finding Influencers with little or no military experience, knowledge or understanding of what the Air Force has to offer.
For details Educators interested in participating in the Health Professions Tour should contact their nearest Air Force recruiting office. For office locations, visit the Recruiter Locator link on www.airforce.com.
Air Force recruiters seeking tour nomination details can call Headquarters Air Force Recruiting Service Public Affairs at (210) 565-4678 or DSN 665-4678.
Testimonials The following paragraphs share what several AFRS Health Professions Tour participants said about their experience as written on their post-tour surveys. The participant's last name and name of the school is withheld for privacy purposes.
"I am very liberal and was also very reluctant to do this tour. You have touched me heart and soul and I will now be very receptive to inviting students in social work to consider the Air Force." -- Carole, University Professor in Denver
"Excellent tour and eye-opener to the complexities of medical care training provided by the Air Force." -- Michael, University Professor in Hampton
"I just wanted to take the time to thank everyone for making the health professional tour such a success. I cannot express what an informative and fun time I had. I have not stopped talking about my time in San Antonio." -- Mary, University Professor in Pennsylvania
"Please accept my gratitude for an exceptional experience at the orientation tour. I do not know how the experience could have been improved. It was an inspiring week that left me more proud than ever of our military men and women, and the thousands of unheralded missions carried out on the country's behalf." -- Bill, University Professor in Texas
"Even though I came on the tour favorably disposed towards the U.S. military in general, I now have a much deeper appreciation for the quality of those individuals protecting both my and this coun-try's safety and liberty. It will be an experience that I will long remember and cherish." -- David, University Professor in Ohio
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