OPRF alum gets Air Force promotion

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By Stacey Sheridan

Staff Reporter

A 1988 graduate of Oak Park and River Forest High School, George Kurtzer, was promoted to the permanent rank of Senior Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. 

Kurtzer's recent deployments include Ramstein, Germany and Bagram, Afghanistan. In Ramstein, Kurtzer served as the Health Information Technology Section chief, while in Bagram, he served as the Health Services manager, overseeing the safe transfer of injured personnel from the battlefield to regional medical centers.

He was also deployed in support of Desert Storm, the Bosnian War and Kosovo War as an intelligence analyst. 

Kurtzer currently serves as the Health Services superintendent for the Aerospace Medicine Enterprice at the 934th Aeromedical Staging Squadron. 

He has been married for 27 years to retired Air Force Master Sergeant Carole Kurtzer. Together, they have two children.

Stacey Sheridan

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