Air Force Dermatologist leads the medical unit for Afghan refugees

September 2021 –

After their arduous travels from Afghanistan, refugees were met by Lt. Col. Simon Ritchie (Air Force Dermatologist), 86th Medical Group field response team chief, at the Joint Mobility Processing Center at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Operation Allies Refuge evacuated refugees from Afghanistan to Ramstein Air Base on their way to the United States. Lt. Col. Simon Ritchie, helped lead the housing, care, and support of thousands of refugees while at Ramstein. His contributions are a testament to himself, his unit, and the capability of all military dermatologists/physicians. Lt. Col. Ritchie is a lifetime member of the AMD.