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Nelson promoted to Major in USAF

Dr. Christopher Nelson, formerly of Hastings, was promoted to the rank of a major in the United States Air Force on May 19, 2014. Dr. Nelson is a 2000 graduate of Hastings High School, a 2004 graduate of Bethel University and a 2008 graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. He completed an internal medicine residency at Keesler Air Force Base Hospital in Biloxi, Miss. He will graduate from a pulmonary/intensivist fellowship June 20 at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He will be assigned in Okinawa, Japan, where he will be the Critical Care Air Transport Team Leader.

He is married to the former Jennifer Auden of Manitowoc, Wis., and they have one daughter. He is the son of Dr. Donn and Susan Nelson of Hastings.