Army Notes – Portland Press Herald


Army Nationwide Guard medical detachment adjustments palms

The Maine Army Nationwide Guard Medical Readiness Unit (MRU) held a change of command ceremony Might 7 on the 240th Regional Coaching Institute wherein Lt. Col. Jonathan Bausman handed over command of the detachment to Capt. Frederick Looper.

Bausman stated he was impressed with the unit’s professionalism and laborious work to finish their mission of sustaining a medically prepared power and put together items for deployments and different missions. He additionally recommended the unit for his or her flexibility and flexibility through the COVID pandemic.

“I used to be privileged to supervise very dynamic coaching occasions throughout my time as commander and I’m excited to see our unit proceed to supply top quality care to troopers,” famous Batsman, who was offered with the Meritorious Service Medal for his command tour.

Commissioned in 2007, Bausman attended medical college on the College of New England Faculty of Osteopathic Medication, graduating in 2009. He accomplished his pediatric residency at Geisinger Medical Middle in Pennsylvania, throughout which period he drilled with the Pennsylvania Army Nationwide Guard. Since returning to Maine in 2012, Bausman has practiced at Central Maine Medical Middle, the Barbara Bush Youngsters’s Hospital, and is now a normal pediatrician at Intermed Pediatrics in Yarmouth.

Looper initially enlisted into the U.S. Army in 1989 as a medical specialist and later attended flight medic coaching earlier than serving 4 years in Fort Carson, Colo., each in a hospital setting in addition to with the 571st Medical Firm, an air ambulance unit. He left the service after his energetic tour however later reenlisted within the Maine Army Nationwide Guard as a fight medic in 2002, deploying to each Iraq and Afghanistan with Brewer’s B Firm, third Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment (Mountain). Looper went on to finish his nursing diploma on the College of Southern Maine and commissioned into the Nurse Corps in 2012. He now serves as an emergency room nurse at Portland’s Mercy Hospital. Looper resides in Wells.

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