MCAHC hosts WTU tour by JBLE Commander
February 26, 2014
During a visit to McDonald Army Health Center on Feb. 20, Col. John J. Allen Jr., 633rd Air Base Wing commander at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. (JBLE), met with the key staff of the WTU and spoke with a few of the Soldiers in transition as he toured the WTU campus.
Escorted on his tour by Lt. Col. David A. Johnson Jr. (right), MCAHC's Deputy Command...er of Administration, the JBLE commander expressed pleasure in meeting with the WTU staff led by acting WTU Commander Capt. Derek J. Strong and 1st Sgt. Jeffery C. Collins.
"The tour was an opportunity for COL Allen to visit the WTU," explained Strong. "He wanted to see the facilities, meet with the command and clinical staff, and understand how the Army Warrior Program differs from the Air Force's."
As the JBLE commander, Col. Allen commands three groups, providing installation support to more than 18,000 Air Force and Army personnel, including Headquarters Air Combat Command, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, three operational wings, two brigades and more than 20 major associate units.
Colonel Allen is also responsible for providing mission-ready expeditionary Airmen to combatant commanders in support of joint and combined operations worldwide.
"(Col. Allen) was very pleased with the visit, Strong added. "He viewed the experience, our mission, and the tour as very positive."