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Her position assured Air Force input in national education and accreditation policies. S. Navy sailor injured in the Persian Gulf in April 1988. 43 The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal years 1990 and 1991 created special pay for nurses. In each twelve-month period, a $5,000 accession bonus with a four-year obligation to serve was available for nurses. An incentive specialty pay of $6,000 was available for certified registered nurse anesthetists. March 16: Army, Navy, and Air Force Nurse Corps chiefs, including Brig.

December 4: An interim progress report on the Uniformed Services School of Nursing was presented to the Federal Nursing Chiefs. The task force evaluated various options for types and levels of programs, curricula, and payback requirements. December 20: Operation Just Cause in Panama began. Reserve, active duty, and National Guard nurses participated in aerovacs from Panama to Wilford Hall Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center. 44 The Nineties 1990 March 29–30: The associate-degree nurse initiative was underway as a possible answer to the nursing shortage.

October: The Air National Guard Nurses Association was established. 1975 For the first time in the Air Force Nurse Corps, a reserve nurse was assigned as a mobilization augmentee to the Office of the Chief, Air Force Nurse Corps. Col. Marion E. McKenna, BSN, MEd, EdD, Dean, School of Nursing, University of Kentucky, was selected for this position. April–August: Nurses of the 9th Aeromedical Evacuation Group, Clark Air Base, Philippines, were active in three rescue operations—Babylift, Frequent Wind, and New Life—in response to the rapid deterioration of the South Viet33 Flight nurses and medical technicians involved in Operation Babylift, spring 1975.

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