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Air Force Surgeon General visits AFMES, AFMAO, 436th MDG medics

Representatives from Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations and the 436th Medical Group join Air Force Surgeon General Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark Ediger (center) and Chief Master Sgt. George Cum (second from the left), Air Force Surgeon General medical enlisted force and enlisted corps chief, for a briefing about the AFMAO mission March 9, 2018, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Ediger visited AFMAO, the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System, and held an all call for members of the 436th MDG during his visit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron J. Jenne)

Representatives from Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations and the 436th Medical Group join Air Force Surgeon General Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark Ediger (center) and Chief Master Sgt. George Cum (second from the left), Air Force Surgeon General medical enlisted force and enlisted corps chief, for a briefing about the AFMAO mission March 9, 2018, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Ediger visited AFMAO, the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System, and held an all call for members of the 436th MDG during his visit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron J. Jenne)

Air Force Surgeon General Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark Ediger speaks to Airmen assigned to the 436th Medical Group during an all call March 9, 2018, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Ediger shared several examples of the impact medics can have on shaping the Department of Defense, and encouraged the Airmen in attendance to always strive for excellence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron J. Jenne)

Air Force Surgeon General Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark Ediger speaks to Airmen assigned to the 436th Medical Group during an all call March 9, 2018, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Ediger shared several examples of the impact medics can have on shaping the Department of Defense, and encouraged the Airmen in attendance to always strive for excellence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron J. Jenne)

Staff Sgt. Giuseppe Francioni, Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations NCO in charge of the Joint Services Uniforms Section, briefs Air Force Surgeon General Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark Ediger and Chief Master Sgt. George Cum, Air Force Surgeon General medical enlisted force and enlisted corps chief, during an orientation of AFMAO March 9, 2018, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Airmen assigned to AFMAO briefed Ediger about how they care for the remains of fallen service members with dignity and respect. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron J. Jenne)

Staff Sgt. Giuseppe Francioni, Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations NCO in charge of the Joint Services Uniforms Section, briefs Air Force Surgeon General Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark Ediger and Chief Master Sgt. George Cum, Air Force Surgeon General medical enlisted force and enlisted corps chief, during an orientation of AFMAO March 9, 2018, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Airmen assigned to AFMAO briefed Ediger about how they care for the remains of fallen service members with dignity and respect. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron J. Jenne)

Dr. Howard Harcke (right), Armed Forces Medical Examiner System chief forensic radiologist, shows diagnostic images to Surgeon General Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark Ediger during a tour March 9, 2018, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Harcke, a retired Army colonel, and his team use these images to help field medics understand the effectiveness of combat lifesaving techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron J. Jenne)

Dr. Howard Harcke (right), Armed Forces Medical Examiner System chief forensic radiologist, shows diagnostic images to Surgeon General Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark Ediger during a tour March 9, 2018, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Harcke, a retired Army colonel, and his team use these images to help field medics understand the effectiveness of combat lifesaving techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron J. Jenne)

Col. Dawn Lancaster, Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations commander, speaks with Air Force Surgeon General Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark Ediger in the AFMAO fitness facility during an orientation March 9, 2018, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Lancaster explained the importance of Comprehensive Airman Fitness, how it relates to the Airmen assigned to AFMAO and how their resilience programs encourage physical, mental, social and spiritual strength. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron J. Jenne)

Col. Dawn Lancaster, Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations commander, speaks with Air Force Surgeon General Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark Ediger in the AFMAO fitness facility during an orientation March 9, 2018, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Lancaster explained the importance of Comprehensive Airman Fitness, how it relates to the Airmen assigned to AFMAO and how their resilience programs encourage physical, mental, social and spiritual strength. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron J. Jenne)

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. -- Air Force Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger, and Chief Master Sgt. George Cum, Air Force Surgeon General medical enlisted force and enlisted corps chief, joined members of the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations and the 436th Medical Group at Dover Air Force Base last week. Lt. Gen. Ediger shared examples of the impact medics can have on shaping the Department of Defense, and encouraged Airmen to always strive for excellence.