In Service of Our Country

Deployed CRNAs

The AANA is proud to recognize the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. See Deployed CRNA profiles.
AANA continues to accept Deployed CRNA profiles. For more information, see the Submission Guidelines.
Thank you for your service. We are grateful! 
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists have served in the military since the Civil War. Read some of their amazing stories.
If you would like to contribute a CRNA war story, please read the Submission Guidelines.

 Have You Ever Served?

​"Have you ever served in the military?" is a simple but very important question that nurses and other healthcare providers will now be asking their patients. Military service members may have been exposed to environments that could lead to adverse health risks - risks that healthcare providers need to know to serve veterans better.

 War Stories News

Gulf War Veterans to Get a Place of Honor in Kent County
Delaware Public Media, November 6, 2015
Facing PTSD Sparks Research in Nursing Student
Oakland University, March 17, 2015
NCO Advances Career as Army Nurse, Officer
The Fort Campbell Courier, March 19, 2015
Making the Cut: Aviano's Surgical Team
U.S. Air Force, March 11, 2015
In Memory Weekend: June 13-15, 2014
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
The New York Times, May 10, 2014
Celebrating a Local Retiring Veteran
Wicked Local Malden, November 18, 2012
City Native Serves as Liaison for West Point Candidates
Herald Star Online (Steubenville, Ohio), March 27, 2012

See more War Stories News



 Joining Forces

The American Nurses Association and the Department of Veterans Affairs have partnered to facilitate and coordinate a collective voice of the nursing profession in full support of "Joining Forces." Joining Forces is First Lady Michelle Obama's comprehensive national initiative, to mobilize all sectors of the community to give our service members, veterans, and their families the support they deserve, particularly when it comes to employment, education, and wellness.
The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists has pledged its support to this initiative. Read more.