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| December 16, 2010 | 0 Comments
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF RICHARDSON, Alaska — History was made when the 8th Forward Surgical Team (Airborne), activated, here, Dec. 3, becoming the first FST in Alaska. Lt. Col. Charles Russell (left), commander, 17th Combat Service Support Battalion, passes the 8th FST (Airborne), unit flag to Capt. Nate Marsh, company commander, here. After redeploying from Afghanistan, the 8th FST was first welcomed to its new home at Fort Shafter by Col. Erin Edgar, commander, 18th Medical Deployment Support Command, June 18, 2010. In a span of six months, the team left Hawaii to once again establish themselves in a new home – JBER-Alaska. The elite team of surgeons, anesthesiologists and trauma specialists are highly adaptable to new environments and challenges. (Spc. Nikia Harvey | 3rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade)

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF RICHARDSON, Alaska — History was made when the 8th Forward Surgical Team (Airborne), activated, here, Dec. 3, becoming the first FST in Alaska. Lt. Col. Charles Russell (left), commander, 17th Combat Service Support Battalion, passes the 8th FST (Airborne), unit flag to Capt. Nate Marsh, company commander, here. After redeploying from Afghanistan, the 8th FST was first welcomed to its new home at Fort Shafter by Col. Erin Edgar, commander, 18th Medical Deployment Support Command, June 18, 2010. In a span of six months, the team left Hawaii to once again establish themselves in a new home – JBER-Alaska. The elite team of surgeons, anesthesiologists and trauma specialists are highly adaptable to new environments and challenges. (Spc. Nikia Harvey | 3rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade)

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