Salute to VeteransTina Bell2018-11-09T15:55:49-05:00
Click on a photo below to learn more about each of LifeNet’s Military Veterans.
Army National Guard, 2005-2010
Travis Browning is an EMT at LifeNet. Travis served in the Army National Guard from 2005-2010.
Charles Collins is a Paramedic with LifeNet. He served in the United States Navy from 1995-2005. He served as a Naval Hospital Corpsman with the 2nd Marine Division, Force Recon Detachment before moving to Naval Hospital Lemoore, where he was the EMS Coordinator. He then moved to Fleet Hospital 5, where he was the Leading Petty Officer before ending his career with the Marine Corps Artillery at Fox battery 2nd Bn, 14th Marines, as a Line Corpsman with 1st battery. The things he enjoyed most about the military were traveling, meeting new people, and being challenged with different operational environments throughout his career.
Army National Guard, 1999-2008
Roger Cushman is a Paramedic with LifeNet. He served in the United States Army National Guard from 1999-2008. He enjoyed being part of a historic institution and being able to go places and do things that many people never get the chance to experience.
Bob 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, Paramedic
Ryan 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.
Army & Army Reserve, 2011-Current
Zach Ford is an EMT for LifeNet. 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 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.
Michael 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 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.
Army Reserve, 2010- Current
Devante Johnson is an EMT at LifeNet. He started serving in the Army Reserve in 2010 and continues to serve our country. The thing he enjoys the most about being in the military is knowing that regardless of your differences (race, religion, etc…), when it comes down to getting the mission done, the people to your left and right are willing to give it all with you.
Marine Corps, 1979-1982
Jonny Long is a Paramedic with LifeNet. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1979-1982.
Information Systems Technician
Tyler McGoogan is an Information Systems Technician at LifeNet. He served in the United States Army from 2011-2015.
Air Force, 2005-2016
Joe Miller is a Paramedic with LifeNet. He served in the United States Air Force from 2005-2016. The thing he enjoyed most about his years of military service was working hard for years to finally attain his DD214.
Jay 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.
Air Force Reserve, Army National Guard, 2000-2010
Kelly Murchison is a Systems Status Controller for LifeNet. She served in the Air Force Reserve and the Army National Guard from 2000-2010.
Cheyenne Phillips is a flight medic with LifeNet Air 2 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.
Army National Guard, 2002-2004, 2011-2018
Matt Polczynski is an EMT at LifeNet. He served in the Army National Guard from 2002-2004 and again from 2011-2018. Matt started out as a NBC specialist but had to get out for family purposes. Seven years later, he decided to re-enlist as a combat medic. He deployed to Africa in January 2017 and returned in November 2017. He loved being an infantry medic because it allowed him to stay in the field with his infantry buddies and shoot all of the weapon systems that they did.
Director of Operations Malvern
Tommy 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.
Marine Corps, 1995-1999
QI / Education Manager
Daniel 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.
Air Force, 2009-2011
Devan 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.
Air Force, 1985-1989
James Stine is a Paramedic with LifeNet. He served in the United States Air Force from 1985-1989.
Air Force, 1981-1992
Randy 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.
Director of Operations HSV/LNA2
Ronnie 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 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 is a paramedic with LifeNet. He served in the US Army from 1980-1986.
Air Force, 2007-2011
James Zdonczyk is an EMT Intern with LifeNet. He served in the US Air Force from 2007-2011, including a tour of duty in Kuwait in 2008 and Afghanistan in 2010. The thing he enjoyed most about the Air Force was traveling the world and making life long friendships.