Department of the Air Force Surgeon General visits Minot Air Force Base

Feb 15, 2024
Written by: Senior Airman Evan Lichtenhan, 5th Bomb Wing Public Affairs
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Robert Miller, Air Force Surgeon General, speaks to members of the 5th Medical Group during an All-Call at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Feb. 5, 2024. As the Surgeon General for the United States Air Force, Miller advises the Secretary of the Air Force, the Air Force Chief of Staff, the Space Force Chief of Space Operations and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs on matters pertaining to the medical aspects of the air expeditionary force and the health of Airmen and Guardians. U.S. Air Force Photo I Airman 1st Class Luis Gomez

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. —
U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Robert Miller, visited Minot Air Force Base Feb. 5, to observe the 5th Medical Group’s impact on readiness and share the Air Force Medical Service’s efforts to meet the demands of Great Power Competition.
During the visit, Miller toured the veterinary clinic, various facilities inside of the 5th Medical Group, and engaged with medical Airmen and leaders during a 5th Medical Group all-call.


“You all have a no fail mission,” said Miller, noting the impact dramatic winters in North Dakota have on the people and mission. Considering the challenges, Miller said he appreciated the resilience demonstrated by the Airmen at Minot.
During the all-call, Miller answered questions and discussed the future direction of the AFMS. He also spoke to them about how critical the 5th Medical Group’s readiness is to Minot Air Force Base’s mission, their direct role in deterrence, and preparation for Great Power Competition.


“We appreciate all of the things you are doing right now,” said Miller. “Our goal is to support you all, and make sure you have the right top cover, and have everything you need.”

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