Military Life Of The Alan Bruns Family


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  • My name is Alvin Jackson and I served with Allen Burns in the Berlin Brigade in 1984. I am hoping he see's this message. Man where did the time go?
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Military Life Of The Alan Bruns Family

  1. 1. The Military Life of the Alan Bruns Family 1983-2008
  2. 2. Alan Bruns is a Colorado Native and after graduating from Lamar High School, attended Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1983 and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army.
  3. 3. 1983 With Dad, Mom & his adorable sister, Aimee ROTC Banquet With Miss Joyce Commissioning
  4. 4. 2nd Lieutenant Alan Bruns received a one year educational delay and married his beloved sweetheart, Joyce Thompson (originally from Chicago) on March 11, 1984 in Tucson, Arizona
  5. 5. 1984 Wedding Day Notice the Airborne Shirt Hanging out with Joe in Old Tucson
  6. 6. 2nd Lieutenant Alan Bruns attended the Chemical Officer Basic Course at Ft. McClellan, Alabama finishing as an Honor Graduate.
  7. 7. 1984 Chemical School Banquet Graduation Off to class
  8. 8. 1984 How to Respond to a Chemical Attack! 19 weeks of training! Thank you Very much! Gas, Gas, Gas!!!
  9. 9. 1st Lieutenant Alan Bruns assigned as Battalion Assistant S-3/ Chemical Officer for the 6th Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, Berlin Brigade, West Berlin, Germany; and Assistant Brigade Chemical Officer/ Team Leader of the 72nd Chemical Detachment, Berlin Brigade, West Berlin, Germany during the . Cold War
  10. 10. 1984-1986 Having fun behind the Iron Curtain 76 th Chemical Detachment Brandenburg Gate West Berlin, Germany
  11. 11. 1984-1986 Playing with Soviet Weapons Berlin Beauty West Berlin, Germany
  12. 12. 1984-1986 Joshua- Ich bin ein Berliner Heidelberg Castle Chemical Ball West Berlin, Germany
  13. 13. 2 nd Lieutenant ( AGAIN ) Alan Bruns attended the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine of the Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, Maryland with rotations at Bethesda Naval Hospital and Walter Reed Army Medical Center in D.C., and earned his Medical Degree in 1990 and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical Honor society.
  14. 14. 1986-1990 Air Assault
  15. 15. 1986-1990 Joshua’s new Sister, Ashley Joy
  16. 16. 1986-1990 “ Special” Forces Medical Students Alan met his friend, Gene, deep in the woods of Kentucky.
  17. 17. 1986-1990 Medical School Graduation & re-Commissioning
  18. 18. Captain Alan Bruns graduated from his internship in 1991 and residency in 1995 at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii and is now a Board Certified Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgeon.
  19. 19. 1990-1995 Honolulu, Hawaii Happy Patients
  20. 20. 1990-1995 Honolulu, Hawaii
  21. 21. 1990-1995 Honolulu, Hawaii Teaching Anatomy to Ashley’s Class
  22. 22. Major Alan Bruns Chief of Otolaryngology, Keller Army Hospital, West Point, New York where he also was the Head and Neck Staff for Surgical Residents at the Castle Point Veteran’s Medical Center, and the Otolaryngology Consultant, Patterson Army Community Hospital, Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey.
  23. 23. 1995-1999 Where’s Joyce? Our Sunday School Cadets
  24. 24. 1995-1999 Using surgical skills At the Hospital Ashley’s two Foreign cadets
  25. 25. 1995-1999 EFMB Honor Grad
  26. 26. Lieutenant Colonel Alan Bruns became the Chief of Otolaryngology, Evans Army Hospital, Ft. Carson, Colorado and eventually the Chief of the Department of Surgery.
  27. 27. 1999-2006 ENT Clinic Team Building Clinic Hand-Off From LTC Meyer Evans Army Community Hospital
  28. 28. 1999-2006 Up the Peak Evans Army Community Hospital
  29. 29. 1999-2006 Doug Barbee’s Retirement Promotion to LTC NTC in the pretty part of California Evans Army Community Hospital
  30. 30. Lieutenant Colonel Alan Bruns planned and led two Medical Mission Teams to Northern Belize
  31. 31. 2003 & 2004 Belize Medical Mission Trip
  32. 32. 2003 & 2004 Belize Medical Mission Trip
  33. 33. Colonel Alan Bruns from July 2006 – March 2007, was the Surgical Consultant/ Clinical Operations Officer/ Head and Neck Trauma Surgeon for the Task Force 3rd Medical Command, Multinational Corps-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq.
  34. 34. Trying to get to Iraq Yes, Kuwait is hot in August! 2006-2007
  35. 35. 2006-2007
  36. 36. 2006-2007
  37. 37. Future of Iraq 2006-2007
  38. 38. Living the good life! 2006-2007
  39. 39. MNC-I Bible Study Group 2006-2007
  40. 40. City of Ur 2006-2007
  41. 41. Promoted by MG Silverman To Colonel 2006-2007
  42. 42. Wheaton in Balad, Iraq 2006-2007
  43. 43. 2006-2007 New Iraqi Medic Classroom
  44. 44. A Brief Word from our Iraqi Master Card Sponsor
  45. 45. Chance to be an Iraqi Dictator for a Day $0.00
  46. 46. Riding an Iraqi Camel $7.00
  47. 47. Train-up, move, equip, feed and house a soldier for an Iraq deployment $400,000
  48. 48. Redeploying and Coming home to your family! Priceless!!
  49. 49. Colonel Alan Bruns returned to Evans Army Hospital, Ft. Carson, Colorado as the Chief of the Department of Surgery.
  50. 50. Teaching Chicago 4 th Graders about Iraq. Home again. 2007-2008 Evans Army Community Hospital
  51. 51. Richard Purdy finally Retired! Ryan added to The Family. 2007-2008 Evans Army Community Hospital
  52. 52. Retirment Season! 2007-2008 Evans Army Community Hospital
  53. 53. Colonel Alan Bruns Completed additional military training of greater than 2 weeks in other states including California, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, & Wisconsin. And spent two weeks in Kuwait and three weeks in the Marshall Islands
  54. 54. Army Slogans that Influenced his career Be all you can be- 1981 (Convinced him to sign up) Army of One- 2001 (Considered leaving, but would have left an Army of Zero) Army Strong- 2006 (Started going to the gym)
  55. 55. Home is where the Army sends you… Alabama Trailer Colorado Springs First Home! West Point Government Quarters Maryland Town Home Berlin Apartment Honolulu Government Quarters Baghdad Trailer Back to a
  56. 56. A few places of work. Tripler Army Medical Center Honolulu Berlin Brigade HQ Keller Army Hospital West Point Bethesda Naval Hospital Uniformed Services University Evans Army Hospital Ft. Carson Baghdad & Balad, Iraq Walter Reed Medical Center Washington D.C.
  57. 57. No greater blessing than to have a great family!
  58. 58. Thank you to the soldiers & NCOs, patients, leaders, ENT staff, friends, & my family who have made this a wonderful journey. Alan Bruns