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379th EMDG Changes Command

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  • By Senior Airman Leon Redfern
  • 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs

Welcome Col. Christopher Bates as the new 379th EMDG commander! We look forward to your leadership and execution of combat air power. The group is a Role-2 surgical facility supporting installation and U.S. Central Command patients. It also supports CENTCOM missions with two forward-deployable rapid response Ground Surgical Teams and is the Department of Defense's sole expeditionary blood transition shipment center and is the sole certifying and assembly point for individual first aid kits for the CENTCOM area of responsibility. Thank you Col. Joanna Jaminska for your command and contributions to the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group.