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Check Six – 2005: Dr. Richard Ando Promoted to Colonel

August 4, 2021
Retiree New photograph

On April 3, 2005, Dr. Richard Ando was promoted to colonel. The pinning ceremony was held in the courtyard of the Mission Support facility. Among his family members attending was Col, Ando’s daughter, Lauryn.

Fast forward to 2021: Col. Ando retired as the State Air Surgeon. He maintains his medical practice (Allergy/Immunology) and as FAA Aviation Medical Examiner (AME). Dr. Ando said, “So I am able see HIANG drill status or other civilian pilots, retiring HIANG or other military pilots and aspiring student pilots.”

“My daughter Lauryn finished college, medical school, residency, and specialty fellowship. She recently began working at Queens Medical Center. She is captain in 154th Medical Group, Detachment 1, and hopes to go to flight surgeon training, in the near future.”

A family tradition continues…

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