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Air Force surgeon general pays visit to Minot AFB

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Robert Miller, visited Minot Air Force Base on Monday, Feb. 5, to observe the 5th Medical Group’s impact on readiness and share the Air Force Medical Service’s efforts to meet the demands of Great Power Competition.

During the visit, Miller toured the veterinary clinic, various facilities inside the 5th Medical Group, and engaged with medical airmen and leaders during a 5th Medical Group all-call.

“You all have a no-fail mission,” said Miller, noting the impact dramatic winters in North Dakota have on the people and mission. Considering the challenges, Miller said he appreciated the resilience demonstrated by the airmen at Minot.

During the all-call, Miller answered questions and discussed the future direction of the Air Force Medical Service. He also spoke to them about how critical the 5th Medical Group’s readiness is to Minot AFB’s mission, its direct role in deterrence and preparation for Great Power Competition.

“We appreciate all of the things you are doing right now,” said Miller. “Our goal is to support you all, and make sure you have the right top cover, and have everything you need.”

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