First Recovery Coordinator for ACC

Nellis AFB, Nev., in late September became home to Air Combat Command’s first recovery care coordination program for injured airmen. This non-medical effort aims to improve how care and support are delivered to wounded, severely injured, or ill airmen and their families. “This program makes sure that the service members and their families aren’t alone during their recovery process,” said Jeffrey McClish, Nellis’ recovery care coordinator. It is meant to complement existing medical care as well as the Airman and Family Readiness Center. McClish said his assistance can be as simple as phone call to clarify an issue or as in-depth as helping the airman to implement a comprehensive recovery plan. The Fiscal 2008 defense authorization act called for the creation of the RCC program. Already there are 16 recovery care coordinators across the Air Force. (Nellis report by A1C Michael Charles)