17th Medical Operation Squadron welcomes new commander

U.S. Air Force Col. Janet Urbanski, 17th Medical Group commander, presents a meritorious service certificate to Col. Kari Stone, 17th Medical Operation Squadron outgoing commander, during the 17th MDOS Change of Command at the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, June 21, 2018. Stone was the 17th MDOS commander for two years and directed ambulatory health services for 12,000 beneficiaries and 14,000 students.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Seraiah Hines/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Janet Urbanski, 17th Medical Group commander, presents a meritorious service certificate to Col. Kari Stone, 17th Medical Operation Squadron outgoing commander, during the 17th MDOS Change of Command at the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, June 21, 2018. Stone was the 17th MDOS commander for two years and directed ambulatory health services for 12,000 beneficiaries and 14,000 students. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Seraiah Hines/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Janet Urbanski, 17th Medical Group commander, accepts the guideon from Col. Kari Stone, 17th Medical Operation Squadron commander, during the 17th MDOS Change of Command at the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, June 21, 2018. The guideon signifies the passing of command from one commander to the next. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Seraiah Hines/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Janet Urbanski, 17th Medical Group commander, accepts the guideon from Col. Kari Stone, 17th Medical Operation Squadron commander, during the 17th MDOS Change of Command at the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, June 21, 2018. The guideon signifies the passing of command from one commander to the next. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Seraiah Hines/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Janet Urbanski, 17th Medical Group commander, passes the 17th Medical Operation Squadron guideon to Lt. Col. Shaun Westphal, 17th MDOS incoming commander, at the 17th MDOS Change of Command at the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, June 21, 2018. The change of command ceremony is a time honored military tradition that signifies the orderly transfer of authority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Seraiah Hines/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Janet Urbanski, 17th Medical Group commander, passes the 17th Medical Operation Squadron guideon to Lt. Col. Shaun Westphal, 17th MDOS incoming commander, at the 17th MDOS Change of Command at the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, June 21, 2018. The change of command ceremony is a time honored military tradition that signifies the orderly transfer of authority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Seraiah Hines/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Kari Stone, 17th Medical Operation Squadron outgoing commander, bids farewell during the MDOS Change of Command at the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, June 21, 2018. Stone expressed gratitude to Airmen of the 17th MDOS for their commitment to service. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Wyatt Thomas/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Kari Stone, 17th Medical Operation Squadron outgoing commander, bids farewell during the MDOS Change of Command at the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, June 21, 2018. Stone expressed gratitude to Airmen of the 17th MDOS for their commitment to service. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Wyatt Thomas/Released)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

The 17th Medical Operation Squadron conducted their change of command on June 21 at the Event Center.

The 17th MDOS welcomed their incoming commander, Lt. Col. Shaun Westphal, and thanked Col. Kari Stone, 17th MDOS outgoing commander, for her dedication and hard work. The 17th MDOS is a component of the 17th Medical Group whose mission is to provide optimized healthcare for beneficiaries and to support the world’s best firefighting and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance warriors and their families.