As an Air National Guard Emergency Services Physician, you're part of a unique team of trained health professionals — professionals working and training part time, getting ready to assist the Armed Forces in time of need. Performing annual training a few weeks a year or on a more prolonged basis if the need arises, you'll be tending to patients requiring immediate attention, occasionally in adverse field conditions. You’ll adapt the skills and knowledge you’ve gained in your civilian career to the military environment. Besides providing immediate diagnosis and resuscitation care in life-threatening situations, you’ll organize and design disaster management programs and work with disaster planning and hospital command personnel. You'll do this to design effective prehospital, initial hospital care, and triage activities for disaster and mass casualty situations.