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23d MDG deactivates 23d MDSS, activates 23d HCOS

Photo of an Airman folding a flag

Lt. Col. Marc Rittberg, right, 23d Medical Support Squadron commander, folds a 23d MDSS flag during a deactivation and activation ceremony Feb. 18, 2021, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The dual ceremony was held to deactivate the 23d MDSS and activate the 23d Healthcare Operations Squadron in order to consolidate the readiness squadrons in the 23d Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jasmine M. Barnes)

Photo of Airmen attending a ceremony

Airmen assigned to the 23d Medical Group attend a deactivation and activation ceremony Feb. 18, 2021, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The dual ceremony was held to deactivate the 23d Medical Support Squadron and activate the 23d Healthcare Operations Squadron in order to consolidate the readiness squadrons in the 23d MDG. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jasmine M. Barnes)

Photo of an Airman assuming command

Lt. Col. Marc Rittberg, right, 23d Healthcare Operations Squadron commander, assumes command of the 23d Healthcare Operations Squadron during a deactivation and activation ceremony Feb. 18, 2021, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The dual ceremony was held to deactivate the 23d Medical Support Squadron and activate the 23d HCOS in order to consolidate the readiness squadrons in the 23d Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jasmine M. Barnes)

Photo of an Airman saluting the new 23d HCOS commander

Senior Master Sgt. Caleb Martinez, bottom, 23d Medical Support Squadron superintendent, salutes Lt. Col. Marc Rittberg, 23d Healthcare Operations Squadron commander, during a deactivation and activation ceremony Feb. 18, 2021, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The dual ceremony was held to deactivate the 23d MDSS and activate the 23d HCOS in order to consolidate the readiness squadrons in the 23d Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jasmine M. Barnes)

Photo of Airmen throwing patches

Airmen assigned to the 23d Healthcare Operations Squadron throw 23d Medical Support Squadron patches after a deactivation and activation ceremony Feb. 18, 2021, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The dual ceremony was held to deactivate the 23d MDSS and activate the 23d HCOS in order to consolidate the readiness squadrons in the 23d Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jasmine M. Barnes)

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --