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 Frances Burress

I am currently serving as an Aerospace Medicine Physician Assistant with the 116 MDG/ DET 1 of the Georgia Air National Guard.  I began my military career in the Army serving as a Unit Supply Specialist for  3+ years where I was blessed to have met and married my husband of 30+ years.  While traveling with my husband, as he served 20 years in the Army, I became a mother and a Physician Assistant.  For the past 16 years I have had the honor and privilege of serving as a Primary Care provider for Soldiers, Marines and their families in various settings at Fort Benning, GA.   5 years ago I found myself with an empty nest, looking for an adventure and a desire to serve my country once again.  After a 25+ year break in service the GAANG gave me that opportunity.  In 2019, I was afforded the chance to complete all 3 levels of the Aerospace Medicine Program, train and participate in my first CERFP Exercise Evaluation and recently mobilized as part of a Joint Task Force in response to the COVID 19 Pandemic.  I look forward to serving as a part of SAFPA and continue to promote Physician Assistants within the military and civilian sectors.

Education: Chattahoochee Valley Community College: AA, Liberal Arts Minor in Science

Methodist University, BHS, Physician Assistant

University of Nebraska, MPAS, Physician Assistant Studies

Awards: AF Commendation Medal, AF Outstanding Unit Award x4, Good Conduct medal, National Defense Medal, Army Overseas Ribbon, AF Longevity Service, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, AF Training Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, GA MSM

Society of Air Force Physician Assistants is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. P.O. Box. 340362, Ft Sam Houston, TX 78234

*SAFPA is an AAPA Chartered Chapter*

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