A Salute to LifeNet EMS Veterans

Click on a photo below to learn more about each of LifeNet’s Military Veterans.

Bob Flotkoetter

Airforce, 1987-1999

Bob Flotkoetter
Paramedic

Bob Flotkoetter, Paramedic, LifeNet EMSBob Flotkoetter is a paramedic at LifeNet who served in the United States Air Force from 1987-1999.  He is a disabled Gulf War Veteran who was also a firefighter in the Air Force.  His favorite part about serving in the military was being on the shuttle response team in Diego Garcia.

Ryan Field, US Army Veteran

Ryan Field

Army, 2004-2008

Ryan Field, Paramedic

Ryan Field, Paramedic, LifeNetRyan Field is a Paramedic with LifeNet.  He served in the United States Army from 2004-2008 as a 13F Forward Observer. He served with 2nd Infantry division South Korea for one year and the 1st Cavalry Division for 3 years. He fought in northern Baghdad from 2006-2008 with the 1st Squadron 7th US Cavalry.

Billy Forbis

Army, 1979-1980

Billy Forbis, Paramedic

Billy Forbis is a Paramedic with LifeNet.  He served in the United States Army from 1979-1980.  The thing he enjoyed most about his time in the military was having the opportunity to serve.

Zach Ford, US Army and Army Reserve

Zach Ford

Army & Army Reserve, 2011-Current

Zach Ford
Paramedic

Zach Ford, EMT, LifeNet TexarkanaZach Ford is a paramedic for LifeNet’s Texarkana Division.  He has served in both the United States Army and the US Army Reserves since 2011.  Zach was OEF deployment as a combat medic.  He spent 5 years active duty and has been in the reserves since then.

Joe Fritz, US Army Veteran

Joe Fritz

Army, 1983-1991

Joe Fritz
Paramedic

Joe Fritz, Paramedic, LifeNetJoe Fritz is a Paramedic at LifeNet.  He served in the United States Army from 1983-1991.  His M.O.S. was 11B3V (E-6/SSG;Infantry/Airborne/Ranger). Joe was was stationed in Ft. Lewis, WA and Ft. Richardson, AK. He also deployed to Central America, the Middle East, and Asia.

Corey Hamlin

Air Force Air National Guard, 2008-2014

Corey Hamlin
Paramedic

Corey Hamlin is a paramedic with LifeNet.  He served as a flight medic in the Air Force Air National Guard from 2008-2014.

The things he enjoyed most about his time in the military included being able to care for wounded servicemen and women and travelling the world.

Michael Harper, US Army Veteran

Michael Harper

Army

Michael Harper
Flight Medic

Michael Harper, Flight Medic, LifeNet Air Medical HelicopterMichael Harper is a Flight Medic on LifeNet Air.  He served in the United States Army 101st Airborne Division and 160th Special Operations Air Regiment as a Medium Lift Helicopter Repair and as a Chinook Mechanic/Crew Chief. He was deployed to Desert Shield / Storm.

Donald House

Army, 1990-2001

Donald House
SSC

Donald House, Dispatcher, LifeNetDonald House is a Systems Status Controller (SSC) for LifeNet.  He served in the United States Army from 1990-2001.   He enjoyed the closeness and bonds developed with his fellow soldiers. “There is no tighter bond that those forged in combat when your life depends on those to your left and to your right. There is a structure and camaraderie that cannot be described to those outside of the military that have never experienced this,” he said. Donald spent the majority of his time as a combat medic but ventured into counter-terrorism in his later years.

Grant Lewis is a member of the US Army National Guard.

Grant Lewis

Army National Guard, 2004-Present

Grant Lewis
Paramedic

Grant Lewis, Paramedic at LifeNet EMS in Hot Springs, Arkansas.Grant Lewis is a paramedic with LifeNet.  He has served in the Army National Guard since 2004.

The things he enjoys the most about being in the military are the camaraderie and the ability to choose your own path to advance a career both in the military and civilian sectors.

Jonny Long, US Marine Corps Veteran

Jonny Long

Marine Corps, 1979-1982

Jonny Long
Operations Manager

Jonny Long, Operations Manager, LifeNetJonny Long is a Paramedic with LifeNet.  He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1979-1982.

Tyler McGoogan, U.S. Army Veteran

Tyler McGoogan

Army, 2011-2015

Tyler McGoogan
Information Systems Technician

Tyler McGoogan, Information Systems Analyst, LifeNet EMSTyler McGoogan is an Information Systems Technician at LifeNet.  He served in the United States Army from 2011-2015.

Haylee McKnight

Army, 2014-2020

Haylee McKnight
EMT

Haylee McKnight is an EMT at LifeNet in Texarkana.  She served in the United States Army from 2014-2020.

Jay Morgan, US Army Veteran

Jay Morgan

Army, 1988-1994

Jay Morgan
EMT

Jay Morgan, EMT LifeNetJay Morgan is an EMT with LifeNet.  He served in the United States Army from 1988-1994.  The thing he enjoyed most about being in the military was serving in other countries and learning about their customs and cultures.

Kelly Murchison, US Veteran

Kelly Murchison

Air Force Reserve, Army National Guard, 2000-2010

Kelly Murchison
SSC

Kelly Murchison, SSC, LifeNetKelly Murchison is a Systems Status Controller for LifeNet.  She served in the Air Force Reserve and the Army National Guard from 2000-2010.

James Pappas

Army, 1985-1999

James Pappas
Paramedic

James Pappas is a paramedic in Texarkana.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1985-1999.  The things he enjoyed most about the military were serving his country, seeing the world, and being able to experience so many things. He also enjoyed flying and taking care of injured soldiers.

James was a Sergeant who served in Germany, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Mexico.

Andy Perkins

Army National Guard, 2005-Present

Andy Perkins
EMT

Andy Perkins is an EMT in Hot Springs.  He has served in the U.S. Army National Guard since 2005.

The thing he enjoys most about his service to our country is the camaraderie.

Andy is a sergeant who did one tour to Iraq and one tour to Kuwait.

Cheyenne Phillips, US Army Veteran

Cheyenne Phillips

Army, 1996-2001

Cheyenne Phillips
Paramedic

Cheyenne Phillips, Flight Medic, LifeNet Air 2 Medical HelicopterCheyenne Phillips is a paramedic in Hot Springs.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1996-2001.  The thing he enjoyed most about the military was being part of the greatest fighting force the world has ever known.

Brad Ragsdale US Marine Corps photo.

Brad Ragsdale

Marine Corps, 2002-2006

Brad Ragsdale
EMT

Brad Ragsdale, LifeNet EMT for Hot Springs Division.Brad Ragsdale is an EMT with LifeNet.  He served in the Marine Corps from 2002-2006.  During his time in service, he did three combat tours in Iraq.

The things Brad enjoyed most about serving in the military were the lifelong friendships that were made.

Tyler Rutledge

Air Force

Tyler Rutledge
Paramedic

Tyler Rutledge is a paramedic with LifeNet in Texarkana.  He served in the US Air Force for six years.

The things he enjoyed most about his years of service were being fortunate enough to travel the world and meeting many people who served their own country as our allies.

Tyler spent the majority of his enlistment stationed at McConnell AFB in Wichita, Kansas. He was an Inflight Refueling Specialist on the KC-135 Stratotanker and ended his enlistment as a Staff Sergeant.

US Navy Submarine Force Veteran

Tommy Singleton

Navy, 1986-1996

Tommy Singleton
Director of Operations Malvern

Tommy SIngleton, Operations Manager, LifeNet EMS Malvern, ARTommy Singleton is the Director of Operations for LifeNet’s Malvern, Arkansas operation.  He served in the United States Navy from 1986-1996 in the US Submarine Service.  He enjoyed serving his country and the close family in the submarine force.

Brian Smith

Navy, 2001-Present

Brian Smith
Operations Manager

Brian Smith is an Operations Manager for LifeNet’s Texarkana Division.  He has served in the United States Navy since 2001.  The thing he has enjoyed most about being in the Navy is the travel.  Brian is a Chief Petty Officer who served in Iraq (2005 – 2007) and in Afghanistan (2013 – 2014).

Daniel Stramp, US Marine Corps Veteran

Daniel Stramp

Marine Corps, 1995-1999

Daniel Stramp
QI / Education Manager

Daniel Stramp, Education Manager, LifeNetDaniel Stramp is the QI / Education Manager for LifeNet’s Hot Springs Division.  He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1995-1999.  Daniel served two years in Security Forces and then 2 years in the infantry as an anti-tank assaultman and demolitions (0351). He was stationed in Virginia, Hawaii, and Okinawa.

David Stanley, U.S. Navy

David Stanley

Navy, 1981-1987

David Stanley
Paramedic

David Stanley, LifeNet Paramedic, TexarkanaDavid Stanley is a paramedic with LifeNet.  He served in the US Navy from 1981-1987.  During that time he was responsible for the every day up keep and maintained readiness for the mission at hand.

The thing he enjoyed most about the Navy was seeing the world.

“At that time, I had only read in books. My father had taught me a lot in getting ready for my adult life, but it was the Navy that molded me and toughened me up for the every day challenges,” he said.

Devan Steen, US Air Force Veteran

Devan Steen

Air Force, 2009-2011

Devan Steen
EMT

Devan Steen, EMT, LifeNet EMSDevan Steen is an EMT with LifeNet.  He served in the United States Air Force from 2009-2011 in cyber transport systems.  The thing he enjoyed the most about the Air Force was the brotherhood and family that never goes away.

James Stine, US Air Force Veteran

James Stine

Air Force, 1985-1989

James Stine
Paramedic

James Stine, Paramedic, LifeNetJames Stine is a Paramedic with LifeNet.  He served in the United States Air Force from 1985-1989.

Randy Takacs, US Air Force Veteran

Randy Takacs

Air Force, 1981-1992

Randy Takacs
Operations Supervisor

Randy Takacs, Operations Supervisor, LifeNet StillwaterRandy Takacs is an Operations Supervisor for LifeNet in Stillwater.  He served in the United States Air Force from 1981-1992.  The thing he enjoyed most about serving our country was the people.  Many of the friends he made in the Air Force he is still in touch with today.

Ronnie Weaver

Army, 1991-1999

Ronnie Weaver
Director of Operations HSV/LNA2

Ronnie Weaver, Operations Manager, LifeNetRonnie Weaver is the Director of Operations for our Hot Springs Village and LifeNet Air 2 Divisions.  He served in the United States Army from 1991-1999.  He enjoyed serving his country and meeting his obligations and duty.

Suzette Westerman, US Navy Veteran

Suzette Westerman

Navy, 1986-1987

Suzette Westerman
Paramedic

Suzette Westerman, Paramedic, LifeNetSuzette Westerman is a Paramedic at LifeNet.  She served in the United States Navy from 1986-1987.  The things she enjoyed most about her time in the Navy were structure and serving.

William Young, US Army Veteran

Randy Young

Army, 1980-1986

Randy Young
Paramedic

Randy Young is a paramedic with LifeNet.  He served in the US Army from 1980-1986.  The things he enjoyed most about his time in the military were the camaraderie among the soldiers and the sense of belonging.

Thank You for Your Service Veterans