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17th Medical Group welcomes new commander

U.S. Air Force Col. Andres Nazario, 17th Training Wing commander, formally hands command to Col. Lauren Byrd, 17th Medical Group incoming commander, during the 17th MDG Change of Command Ceremony held at the event center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 8, 2019. Byrd was the 11th Medical Group Administrator at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, prior to her current assignment at Goodfellow. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Andres Nazario, 17th Training Wing commander, formally hands command to Col. Lauren Byrd, 17th Medical Group incoming commander, during the 17th MDG Change of Command Ceremony held at the event center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 8, 2019. Byrd was the 11th Medical Group Administrator at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, prior to her current assignment at Goodfellow. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Andres Nazario, 17th Training Wing commander, pins Col. Janet Urbanski, 17th Medical Group outgoing commander, with the Legion of Merit medal for her accomplishments as commander during the 17th MDG Change of Command Ceremony held at the event center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 8, 2019. Urbanski was awarded the accolade for praiseworthy service over the past two years at Goodfellow. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Andres Nazario, 17th Training Wing commander, pins Col. Janet Urbanski, 17th Medical Group outgoing commander, with the Legion of Merit medal for her accomplishments as commander during the 17th MDG Change of Command Ceremony held at the event center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 8, 2019. Urbanski was awarded the accolade for praiseworthy service over the past two years at Goodfellow. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Janet Urbanski, 17th Medical Group outgoing commander, formally relinquishes her command by handing Col. Andres Nazario, 17th Training Wing commander, her guidon during the 17th MDG Change of Command Ceremony held at the event center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 8, 2019.  Urbanski led over 200 military, civilian and contract employees to serve thousands of beneficiaries and students in healthcare missions during her two years of service at Goodfellow. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Janet Urbanski, 17th Medical Group outgoing commander, formally relinquishes her command by handing Col. Andres Nazario, 17th Training Wing commander, her guidon during the 17th MDG Change of Command Ceremony held at the event center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 8, 2019. Urbanski led over 200 military, civilian and contract employees to serve thousands of beneficiaries and students in healthcare missions during her two years of service at Goodfellow. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves/Released)

The departing and incoming commanders’ family members, San Angelo community leaders, and Goodfellow military and civilian personnel listen to the presiding remarks presented by Col. Andres Nazario, 17th Training Wing commander during the 17th Medical Group Change of Command Ceremony at the event center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 8, 2019. A change of command ceremony is a military tradition, which illustrates the formal transfer of authority by the passing the guidon from departing commander to incoming commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves/Released)

The departing and incoming commanders’ family members, San Angelo community leaders, and Goodfellow military and civilian personnel listen to the presiding remarks presented by Col. Andres Nazario, 17th Training Wing commander during the 17th Medical Group Change of Command Ceremony at the event center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 8, 2019. A change of command ceremony is a military tradition, which illustrates the formal transfer of authority by the passing the guidon from departing commander to incoming commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Andres Nazario, 17th Training Wing commander, Col. Janet Urbanski, 17th Medical Group outgoing commander, and Col. Lauren Byrd, 17th MDG incoming commander show respect by standing at attention for the posting of colors at the 17th MDG Change of Command Ceremony at the event center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 8, 2019. The posting of colors is a formality done at the beginning of military ceremonies and public events by the color guard to properly position the flags. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Andres Nazario, 17th Training Wing commander, Col. Janet Urbanski, 17th Medical Group outgoing commander, and Col. Lauren Byrd, 17th MDG incoming commander show respect by standing at attention for the posting of colors at the 17th MDG Change of Command Ceremony at the event center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 8, 2019. The posting of colors is a formality done at the beginning of military ceremonies and public events by the color guard to properly position the flags. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abbey Rieves/Released)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

The 17th Medical Group conducted its change of command ceremony at the event center here, July 8.

The 17th MDG welcomed Col. Lauren Byrd, incoming commander, and thanked Col. Janet Urbanski, outgoing commander, for her service over the past two years.

Col. Andres Nazario, 17th Training Wing commander, presided over the ceremony.

During the event, Urbanski was awarded a Legion of Merit medal by Nazario for her enriching work during her assignment.

The 17th MDG supports the 17th TRW in execution of Air Education and Training Command’s mission.

Divided into two squadrons, the 17th MDG 200-person staff supports a population of students, permanent party personnel, retirees and dependents.  The supported services include family health, dental services, public health, student clinic, flight medicine, physical therapy, bioengineering and mental health.  Additional services provided include resource management, Tricare operations, patient administration, medical readiness, information management, pharmacy, diagnostic imaging laboratory and logistics.