Hear from Air Force service members as they share their experiences working at a medical center.
BRINKMAN: So pharmacists do deploy. There are a variety of locations that pharmacists deploy to. We're a part of a lot of the teams that are in critical care transport, not necessarily on the plains but we're there ready for the patient's as they arrive to make sure that we're providing great care for them.
ADKINS: You are often in areas that are a steer remote, removed from everyone, everything you know. It's like I tell my students sometimes, all the buddies you have are the ones you brought with you. So it makes for fast friendships. You get to know the people you're deployed with on a very personal level and get to appreciate them for what they are, what they can do, and some of those friendships can last a lifetime. From my first deployment, I'm still in touch with the colonel I deployed with - outstanding guy.
SPENCER: I've had the great honour to deploy six times and each one of those deployments was a little bit different because I deployed to different locations. I personally have not been deployed, but I do know what it's like to be the spouse of someone who is deployed. My wife is also a dentist for the Air Force, and she went to Kuwait. I was without her for about 6 or 7 months and it's difficult, but to see them shine and take on the responsibilities and soar to new levels was really important for me.