Satellite pharmacy renamed after Staff Sgt. Derek F. Ramos

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The 75th Medical Group renamed the satellite pharmacy after Staff Sgt. Derek F. Ramos during a ceremony June 11. Ramos, a pharmacy technician with the 75th Medical Group, and his wife Emily, died at the scene of an off-roading accident in Bountiful on Dec. 13, 2014. Their two children survived the accident.

The pharmacy, located in the Hill AFB Exchange, was opened to serve customers in a more timely and efficient manner. Ramos was instrumental in establishing the satellite pharmacy.

Ramos was 34 years old and worked as the Non-Commissioned Officer-in-Charge of the Satellite Pharmacy, 75th Medical Support Squadron. He joined the Air Force in February 2005 and arrived at Hill Air Force Base in August 2010.

“Sergeant Ramos was an outstanding Airman with a passion for life. He and Emily were a faithful couple that loved serving others. Derek and Emily will be terribly missed but their legacy will live on through their children and in the many lives of the men and women they touched. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the families during this time,” said Lt. Col. Jeffrey Cook, former 75th Medical Support Squadron commander prior to the Ramos’ memorial service in 2014.