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Air Force Stands New Field Agency to Augment Medical Capabilities

Jeff Brody

The Air Force Medical Service formed a new field agency to optimize the U.S. Air Force's operational medical readiness. Led by Brig. Gen. Mark Koeniger, the Air Force Medical Readiness Agency is established to manage expeditionary medical functions, mission support requirements and medical readiness efforts, the service branch said Monday.

“Activating AFMRA streamlines our organization from a dual-focus on health benefit delivery and readiness, to one laser focused on readiness," said Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, surgeon general at the Air Force.

In addition, the organization will help the military service's surgeon general create policies supporting base-level unit missions and major commands. The organization is temporarily headquartered at Falls Church, Va., and is part of Air Force's efforts to reform AFMS and the Military Health System.

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