The mission of the TriService Nursing Research Program is to provide resources for the conduct and use of research to foster excellence in military nursing care. To achieve this mission, TNRP aims to increase the military nursing research capacity by providing opportunities for nurses to engage in military nursing research, expand the breadth and depth of the research portfolio by encouraging and funding programs of research in TSNRP's focused areas of investigation, develop partnerships for collaborative research among services, components, institutions, disciplines, and agencies, and build an infrastructure to stimulate and support military nursing research to provide resources to support exploration of salient military nursing research issues. Elizabeth Bridges has been a Critical Care nurse in the Air Force for over 21 years. For the past 5 years, she has served as Deputy Commander of the 59th Clinical Research Squadron and Senior Nurse Researcher at the 59th Medical Wing at Lackland AFB, Texas. In September 2004, she joined the faculty at the University of Washington. Elizabeth is a primary instructor for the US Air Force Critical Care Air Transport Team program, the Critical Care nursing program director at the Defense Institute for Medical Operations, and a core director for the international course Trauma Systems and Disaster Response. This latter course works with host nations around the world to assist them with the development of their trauma and disaster response systems and to build international health care bridges.