Answering the Call of Duty: TUSP Represented in the U.S. Armed Forces
On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael devastated Tyndall Air Force Base and surrounding Gulf Coast communities in Bay County, Florida. At the Base, all housing and more than 400 buildings were damaged or destroyed. All of the health services buildings were shut down.
Within a few weeks, Temple University School of Pharmacy Class of 2010 alumnus, Quan N. Tram, Maj., USAF, B.Sc., got a relief pharmacy up and running to serve the needs of Department of Defense beneficiaries in Bay County. In a tiny work space, Major Tram's team of three, including him, handled up to 150 prescriptions per day.
When the team returned to the pharmacy at the Base a month and a half later, they had lost most of the staff and still had to rebuild equipment and salvage inventory. Working together and with support from Air Force leadership, they got the pharmacy up and running within days.
In the wake of total destruction, Major Tram led his team in prioritizing patient care, preserving humanity, inspiring unity, and forging ahead.
Please join Temple University School of Pharmacy in honoring Major Tram and the United States Armed Forces.
Read Major Tram's detailed account of his experience with Hurricane Michael here.
Tyndall Air Force Base Satellite Pharmacy
Major Quan Tram
Medical Logistics Warehouse