Guam Guard recognizes nurses who serve

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Capt. Francis Nicdao is assigned to the Guam Air National Guard's 254th Air Base Group as a clinical nurse. She is part of a unique team that manages the overall group’s readiness, operations and health maintenance. In her civilian capacity, Nicdao is a registered nurse and nurse manager at a local clinic. "I joined the Air Guard for a variety of reasons both personal and professional. Joining the Air Guard allowed me to lead as a commissioned officer to serve my country as a nurse," she said. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Christian Brecht, Public Affairs Specialist for the Guam National Guard. Released.)

Today marks the start of National Nurses Week and the Guam National Guard is recognizing the contribution nurses make to our local military and our community.

In recognition of their service the Guard has issued a ‘thank you’ to all local nurses who also serve for giving of themselves to our community and our Nation.

National Nurses week begins Wednesday, May 6th, and end on May 12th, which is the birthday of the original founder of modern nursing Florence Nightingale.

Capt. Francis Nicdao is assigned to the Guam Air National Guard’s 254th Air Base Group as a clinical nurse. She is part of a unique team that manages the overall group’s readiness, operations and health maintenance. In her civilian capacity, Nicdao is a registered nurse and nurse manager at a local clinic. “I joined the Air Guard for a variety of reasons both personal and professional. Joining the Air Guard allowed me to lead as a commissioned officer to serve my country as a nurse,” she said. (Photo by Joanna Delfin, Public Affairs Specialist for the Guam National Guard. Released.)