By MASTER SGT. MIKE SMITH
I.G. Brown Training and Education Center
I learned these past months that having “advanced medical directives” and other documents make a family emergency more manageable. It is one less issue to fix when emergencies arise.
I remembered that someone called them advanced directives during an event held to provide information for Families. My first sergeant announced it many months ago in an email. It was easy to shrug them off—powers of attorney, living wills, wills, health care proxies and a plan.