War Stories

If you are a CRNA who has served during any of the United States' military operations and maneuvers of the 20th or 21st centuries (World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam, The Invasion of Grenada, Gulf War, Iraq War), the AANA is interested in your experiences as a matter of historical preservation and record.
The AANA will post CRNAs' stories of their experiences during military war operations on the AANA website.
Feb 16, 2013

Combat Ready Nurse Anesthetists

Viewer warning - combat images. Watch at your own risk. United States Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing students,

May 29, 2011

Rocket City 1: Bad Day and Night

By LTC Jerold B. Campbell, CRNA, AN, USA

May 29, 2011

Rocket City 2: Busy Day at Rocket City

By LTC Jerold B. Campbell, CRNA, AN, USA

May 29, 2011

Rocket City 3: Another Busy Saturday

By LTC Jerold B. Campbell, CRNA, AN, USAR

Sep 6, 2008

1LT Shoemaker Dedication at Silver Spring Baptist Church

Dedication for 1LT Kenneth Shoemaker, CRNA, at Silver Spring Baptist Church

Aug 18, 2005

Leaving Mogadishu

by Trey Early, CRNA, MSN, Major, Army, 42nd Field Hospital from Fort Knox, Ky., Deactivated upon return from Somalia

Apr 25, 2005

Baghdad Journal

by Steven P. Eby, Major, CRNA, MS, USAF, NC, 447th Expeditionary Medical Squadron, Baghdad International Airport, Iraq; Chief, Anesthesia Services

Oct 24, 2004

BCMH Anesthetist Jerry Hill Serves in Iraq

by Faye Lozier, L'Anse Sentinel

Jun 30, 2004

An American Life

Reprinted from the AANA NewsBulletin, July 2004, pp. 8-9.

Jan 27, 2004

I Just Call Him Carolina

By Major Susan M. Perry

Sep 30, 2003

Facing the Wall

Kenneth Bopp, CRNA, This is his story of facing all that the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall represented to him.

Submission Guidelines

Provide a maximum of 3,000 words of text in a Microsoft Word® file as an attachment to an email.

Provide any photographs you wish to accompany the text in digital form (minimum 300 dpi, less than 1.5 MB each) or provide actual photographs to be scanned. Actual photographs will be returned to you if you provide a return address. Please provide only discreet photographs that protect the identity of the patient and any of their medical information. 

Note: AANA reserves the right to edit any story for grammar or style elements, or to reject any story that is deemed unacceptable for any reason.

If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Hodson at chodson@aana.com, or phone 847-655-1147.

Send all submissions to either chodson@aana.com or the mailing address below:

Cathy Hodson, Public Relations Manager
AANA, PR Dept.
222 S. Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068-4001