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509th Medical Group ceremony stands up dual healthcare model for Airmen, families
Lt. Col. Cynthia K. McGee, commander of the newly established 509th Healthcare Operations Squadron, ceremoniously returns the guide-on of the now inactivated 509th Medical Support Squadron to Col. Chrystal D. Henderson, commander of the 509th Medical Group, during a reorganization ceremony Aug. 14, 2019, at Whiteman Air force Base, Mo. Under the new Air Force Medical Reform model, dedicated provider care teams will be aligned to an Operational Medical Readiness Squadron primarily focused on proactively treating active-duty Airmen and improving their availability to support the warfighting mission. Care for non-active duty patients, primarily the families of service members and military retirees, will be handled by separate provider teams aligned to a Health Care Operations Squadron. The return of the guide-on signal the official relief of command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Barley)

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Photo by: Senior Airman Thomas Barley |  VIRIN: 190814-F-WU042-1000.JPG