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Col. Matthew Mapes, the new commander of the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity (MEDDAC), Fort Drum, N.Y., receives the organization’s flag, or colors, from Brig. Gen. Mary V. Krueger, the commanding general of Regional Health Command – Atlantic, during the MEDDAC change of command ceremony, July 16, 2021. The passing of the colors is a traditional gesture symbolizing the continuation of trust, ensuring that the unit and its Soldiers are never without official leadership.
Command Sgt. Maj. Eric N. Price, the senior enlisted leader of the Fort Drum Medical Activity, officially assumes responsibility as the MEDDAC’s command sergeant major by accepting the unit’s flag from Col. Rob Heath, the MEDDAC commander, during an assumption of responsibility ceremony at Fort Drum, N.Y., June 17, 2021.
FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- U.S. Navy Lt. Ann Lehto, left, a general medical officer with U.S. Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command – New England, performs the role of a sexual assault victim during the practical training portion of the Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiner course hosted on Fort Drum, N.Y., Feb. 10, 2021. Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, Lehto traveled from NMRTC- New England’s headquarters in Newport, R.I., to complete the SAMFE course, which is normally conducted in San Antonio. (Courtesy Photo)

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