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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON – (Aug. 4, 2023) – Capt. Gerald DeLong, Medical Service Corps (MSC), of Belvidere, Ill., relinquished command of Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) San Antonio to Capt. Jennifer Buechel, Nurse Corps, of Woodhaven, Mich., during a Change of Command Ceremony held at the Fort Sam Houston Theatre. Presiding over the ceremony was Capt. William Deniston, MSC, commander, Naval Medical Research Command (NMRC). NAMRU San Antonio’s mission is to conduct gap driven combat casualty care, craniofacial, and directed energy research to improve survival, operational readiness, and safety of Department of Defense (DoD) personnel engaged in routine and expeditionary operations. It is one of the leading research and development laboratories for the U.S. Navy under the DoD and is one of eight subordinate research commands in the global network of laboratories operating under NMRC in Silver Spring, Md. (U.S. Navy photo by Burrell Parmer, NAMRU San Antonio Public Affairs/Released)

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