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(From center to right) Lt. Gen. Mark A. Ediger, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Robert I. Miller, and Brig. Gen. James H. Dienst await the posting of the colors during the Air Force Medical Operations Agency (AFMOA) change of command at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, May 22, 2018. AFMOA oversees the execution of Air Force expeditionary capabilities and healthcare operations. Miller relinquished command of AFMOA to Dienst. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)

(From center to right) Lt. Gen. Mark A. Ediger, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Robert I. Miller, and Brig. Gen. James H. Dienst await the posting of the colors during the Air Force Medical Operations Agency (AFMOA) change of command at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, May 22, 2018. AFMOA oversees the execution of Air Force expeditionary capabilities and healthcare operations. Miller relinquished command of AFMOA to Dienst. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)

Lt. Gen. Mark A. Ediger, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, facilitates the passing of the guidon to Brig. Gen. James H. Dienst, Air Force Medical Operations Agency commander, during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, May 22, 2018. (U.S Air Force photo by Ismael Ortega)

Lt. Gen. Mark A. Ediger, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, facilitates the passing of the guidon to Brig. Gen. James H. Dienst, Air Force Medical Operations Agency commander, during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, May 22, 2018. (U.S Air Force photo by Ismael Ortega)

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Brig. Gen. James H. Dienst assumed command of the Air Force Medical Operations Agency during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland (JBSA), Texas, May 22, 2018. Command was transferred from Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Robert I. Miller, who moves on to serve as the director of the Medical Operations and Research Division at the Office of the Air Force Surgeon General in Falls Church, Virginia. Lt. Gen. Mark A. Ediger, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, presided over the ceremony and praised Miller’s leadership and progress over the agency, while looking forward to Dienst’s command.

Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, AFMOA is made up of active duty, civilian, and contract personnel at JBSA, Fort Detrick, Maryland, and Falls Church, Virginia. The agency is charged with implementing policy and programs for Air Force medical operations worldwide, with a focus on standardizing leading practices across 76 military treatment facilities.

For more information about the Air Force Medical Operations Agency, visit www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/AFMOA.

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