RHC-P recognizes Soldiers, Civilians during creative Hail and Farewell | Article

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. – Regional Health Command-Pacific got creative with its hail and farewell ceremony and awards ceremony here Tuesday, Sept. 29, due to restrictions and challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.Utilizing videoconferencing technology to allow for social distancing and for those teleworking to attend, the command recognized 15 Soldiers and civilians were recognized during the event.The hail and farewell is a longstanding military tradition that celebrates those arriving at or departing a command.The ceremony also recognized Soldiers and civilians receiving awards for their performance or upon their permanent changes of station.RHC-P, the most geographically-dispersed command in Army Medicine, oversees Army medical treatment facilities and units in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, Hawaii, Japan and South Korea.A list of those recognized and awardees follows.HAIL:Maj. Garett Holt, Command GroupCapt. Alyssa Noltner, Command GroupKevin Bosket, Clinical OperationsJoe Hockmuth, Clinical OperationsLt. Col. Bill Uptergrove, Clinical OperationsCol. Lisa Miller, Clinical OperationsLt. Col. Melissa Gue, G-4Lt. Col. Ausha Partido, Recovery Care OfficeMaster Sgt. Christopher Mancilla, Recovery Care OfficeMaj. Rose Hinkle, G-8Master Sgt. Robert Hayward, Inspector GeneralLt. Col. Hee Kim, G-3Sgt. Maj. Joshua Motley, G-3Sgt. 1st Class Brittney Bailey, G-3Staff Sgt. Missyann Camacho-William, G-3FAREWELL:Kelly Nix, G-4Dan Loguda, Recovery Care OfficeSgt. Maj. Jonathan Garand, Recovery Care OfficeMaster Sgt. Heather Richard, Recovery Care OfficeMaster Sgt. David Pring, Inspector GeneralMaster Sgt. Paulette Ware, G-3AWARDS:Master Sgt. Paulette Ware, G-3, Meritorious Service MedalMaster Sgt. David Pring, Inspector General, Meritorious Service MedalDerek ‘Derk’ Shoup, Office of General Counsel, Meritorious Civilian Service AwardMaj. Trinity Storey, G-3, The Surgeon General’s Coin

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