• British and American medical Soldiers work together to unload a simulated casualty from an ambulance before entering the hospital during Operation Starlight II in Strensall, England, Jan. 21. (US Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Fincham)

    US and UK medical Soldiers conduct joint training

    British and American medical Soldiers work together to unload a simulated casualty from an ambulance before entering the hospital during Operation Starlight II in Strensall, England, Jan. 21. (US Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Fincham)

  • Soldiers from the 67th Forward Surgical Team (Airborne) discuss medical treatment on a simulated wounded soldier during a medical exercise, Miesau, Germany, Feb. 16, 2011. The 67th Forward Surgical Team is the only airborne forward surgical team in Europe and one of only five units Army-wide. (U.S. Air Force photo/TSgt Wayne Clark, AFNE Regional News Bureau) (Released)

    Airborne FST recertifies

    Soldiers from the 67th Forward Surgical Team (Airborne) discuss medical treatment on a simulated wounded soldier during a medical exercise, Miesau, Germany, Feb. 16, 2011. The 67th Forward Surgical Team is the only airborne forward surgical team in...

  • Soldiers of the 212th Combat Support Hospital treat a simulated casualty in the operating room of the 10-bed early entry package Feb. 8, in Miesau, Germany. (US Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Fincham)

    Medical troops hone skills with innovative, rapidly deployable setup

    Soldiers of the 212th Combat Support Hospital treat a simulated casualty in the operating room of the 10-bed early entry package Feb. 8, in Miesau, Germany. (US Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Fincham)

  • Soldiers of the 557th Medical Company (Area Support) provide first aid to simulated casualties during a field training exercise at the Mainz-Layenhof Training Area, February 17. (US Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Fincham)

    Medical troops train on new equipment, mission

    Soldiers of the 557th Medical Company (Area Support) provide first aid to simulated casualties during a field training exercise at the Mainz-Layenhof Training Area, February 17. (US Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Fincham)

  • Guests enjoy dinner in the Palais Prinz Carl during the 30th Medical Command's Spring Ball March 4. Some of the Army's top medical professionals gathered with leaders and Soldiers of the 30th Medical Command at the historic site for the unit's celebration. (US Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Fincham)

    Army medical leaders, Soldiers celebrate at historic site

    Guests enjoy dinner in the Palais Prinz Carl during the 30th Medical Command's Spring Ball March 4. Some of the Army's top medical professionals gathered with leaders and Soldiers of the 30th Medical Command at the historic site for the unit's...

  • Pfc. Lashun Douglas, a combat medic with the 557th Medical Company (Area Support), provides first aid to a simulated casualty at the Medical Simulation Training Center in Vilseck, Germany March 30. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Fincham)

    Soldiers refine combat medical skills at state-of-the-art facility

    Pfc. Lashun Douglas, a combat medic with the 557th Medical Company (Area Support), provides first aid to a simulated casualty at the Medical Simulation Training Center in Vilseck, Germany March 30. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Fincham)

  • The 557th Medical Company (Area Support) was presented a Black Scarf by the leadership of the 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade for their unwavering medical support throughout the unit's mission rehearsal exercise in Grafenwoehr, Germany in April. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Fincham)

    Medical Company presented unique token

    The 557th Medical Company (Area Support) was presented a Black Scarf by the leadership of the 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade for their unwavering medical support throughout the unit's mission rehearsal exercise in...

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Alexis A. King shakes hands with Col. Dennis D. Doyle, commander of the 30th Medical Command, after officially becoming the command sergeant major of the 30th MEDCOM in a ceremony April 19 in Heidelberg, Germany. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Fincham)

    King assumes responsibility of 30th Medical Command

    Command Sgt. Maj. Alexis A. King shakes hands with Col. Dennis D. Doyle, commander of the 30th Medical Command, after officially becoming the command sergeant major of the 30th MEDCOM in a ceremony April 19 in Heidelberg, Germany. (U.S. Army Photo by...

  • Col. Dennis D. Doyle passes the 30th Medical Command colors to Brig. Gen. Nadja Y. West, Europe Regional Medical Command commander, during his Relinquishment of Command Ceremony on the Nachricten Kaserne Parade Field May 10. Col. Daniel P. Orrico, the chief of staff for the 30th MEDCOM, took over as the interim commander. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Fincham)

    Doyle relinquishes command of 30th Medical Command

    Col. Dennis D. Doyle passes the 30th Medical Command colors to Brig. Gen. Nadja Y. West, Europe Regional Medical Command commander, during his Relinquishment of Command Ceremony on the Nachricten Kaserne Parade Field May 10. Col. Daniel P. Orrico, the...

  • German and American Soldiers work together to secure a simulated casualty for movement during a joint medical training exercise in Hamm, Germany May 12. Soldiers of the U.S. Army Europe's 212th Combat Support Hospital, the United Kingdom's 1st Medical Regiment, and the German Army's 22nd Medical Regiment conducted a joint medical training exercise here May 2-13. Throughout the training, the coalition troops worked side-by-side, while testing their ability to collectively provide Role III medical capabilities in support of any future full-spectrum operation. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Fincham)

    American, British and German medical Soldiers build skills, interoperability

    German and American Soldiers work together to secure a simulated casualty for movement during a joint medical training exercise in Hamm, Germany May 12. Soldiers of the U.S. Army Europe's 212th Combat Support Hospital, the United Kingdom's 1st Medical...

  • The color guard from the Europe Regional Medical Command marches during the Memorial Day Ceremony May 29, at the Somme American Cemetery and Memorial in Bony, France. Soldiers from the Europe Regional Medical Command alongside Marines of France's 1st Marine Artillery Regiment, gathered with military leaders, dignitaries and members of the local community at the Somme American Cemetery and Memorial here May 29, to honor the fallen Soldiers laid to rest at the historic site. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Fincham)

    Medical Soldiers pay tribute to fallen during ceremony in France

    The color guard from the Europe Regional Medical Command marches during the Memorial Day Ceremony May 29, at the Somme American Cemetery and Memorial in Bony, France. Soldiers from the Europe Regional Medical Command alongside Marines of France's 1st...

  • Brig. Gen. Nadja Y. West, the commander of the Europe Regional Medical Command, leads Col. Daniel P. Orrico, the 30th MEDCOM chief of staff, and Col. John M. Cho, the 30th MEDCOM commander, to the reviewing stand following the passing of the colors. (US Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Fincham)

    Thoracic surgeon assumes command of 30th MEDCOM

    Brig. Gen. Nadja Y. West, the commander of the Europe Regional Medical Command, leads Col. Daniel P. Orrico, the 30th MEDCOM chief of staff, and Col. John M. Cho, the 30th MEDCOM commander, to the reviewing stand following the passing of the colors...

  • The 30th Medical Command senior enlisted advisor, Command Sgt. Maj. Alexis A. King, imparts his wisdom upon the inductees during the 421st Multifunctional Medical Battalion's NCO Induction Ceremony at the Wiesbaden Community Activities Center June 12. More than 20 of the Army's newest noncommissioned officers were officially inducted into the elite corps during the 421st Multifunctional Medical Battalion's NCO Induction Ceremony. (US Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Fincham)

    Medical battalion inducts new noncommissioned officers

    The 30th Medical Command senior enlisted advisor, Command Sgt. Maj. Alexis A. King, imparts his wisdom upon the inductees during the 421st Multifunctional Medical Battalion's NCO Induction Ceremony at the Wiesbaden Community Activities Center June 12...

  • Col. Ann Marie Sammartino accepts the 212th Combat Support Hospital battalion colors from the Commander of the 30th Medical Command, Col. John M. Cho, during the 212th CSH Change of Command Ceremony in Miesau June 14. (US Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Fincham)

    Army Nurse takes command of Europe's only Combat Support Hospital

    Col. Ann Marie Sammartino accepts the 212th Combat Support Hospital battalion colors from the Commander of the 30th Medical Command, Col. John M. Cho, during the 212th CSH Change of Command Ceremony in Miesau June 14. (US Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class...

  • German Soldiers of the 950th Psyops Battalion treat a simulated casualty during Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TC3) training June 16, as instructor Sgt. Kevin Perry, a combat medic from the 557th Medical Company (Area Support) looks on. A team of combat medics from the 557th Medical Company (Area Support) partnered with Soldiers of the German Army's 950th Psyops Battalion recently, to provide training on battlefield lifesaving techniques. (US Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Fincham)

    557th Medics train German Psyops Soldiers

    German Soldiers of the 950th Psyops Battalion treat a simulated casualty during Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TC3) training June 16, as instructor Sgt. Kevin Perry, a combat medic from the 557th Medical Company (Area Support) looks on. A team of...

  • 1st Lt. Matthew McCreery and Spc. Matthew Ruble lead their team away from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter after unloading a simulated casualty during medical evacuation training July 11 at the Baumholder Training Area. The training was a part of the mission rehearsal exercise for the 67th Forward Surgical Team (Airborne), as they continued to prepare for deployment later this year. (US Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Fincham)

    Airborne medical troops conduct medical evacuation training

    1st Lt. Matthew McCreery and Spc. Matthew Ruble lead their team away from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter after unloading a simulated casualty during medical evacuation training July 11 at the Baumholder Training Area. The training was a part of the...

  • An airborne combat medic from the 67th Forward Surgical Team (Airborne) was inducted into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club (SAMC) during an award ceremony at the Yellow Ribbon Room here July 28. Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Ruff, the 67th FST (ABN) detachment sergeant, was formally inducted into the prestigious organization, and was awarded an Army Commendation medal for his demonstrated excellence in leadership and professionalism. (US Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Fincham)

    Airborne combat medic inducted into prestigious club

    An airborne combat medic from the 67th Forward Surgical Team (Airborne) was inducted into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club (SAMC) during an award ceremony at the Yellow Ribbon Room here July 28. Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Ruff, the 67th FST (ABN) detachment...

  • Capt. Thomas Jorchia from the 173rd Headquarters and Headquarters Company out of Bamberg, Germany simulates administering aid to a casualty during a lane walk through at the 2011 U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge standardization and testing in Grafenwoehr, Germany August 1, 2011. Nearly 300 medical personnel from across Europe will vied for one of the most difficult badges to earn in the U.S. Army during the 2011 U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge Standardization and Testing from July 31 - August 13 in Grafenwoehr, Germany. Sixty-one servicemembers, including four German Soldiers, earned the Expert Field Medical Badge. This was the first EFMB competition in U.S. Army history with both joint (U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy) and coalition participation. (US Army Photo by Spc. Mary Hogle)

    2011 US Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge

    Capt. Thomas Jorchia from the 173rd Headquarters and Headquarters Company out of Bamberg, Germany simulates administering aid to a casualty during a lane walk through at the 2011 U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge standardization and testing...

  • Sgt. Milfred Shane Williams of U.S. Army Europe's 160th Forward Surgical Team receives the USO national Volunteer of the Year Award from former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff retired Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers (left) and retired Lt. Gen. David F. Melcher. Williams was honored for his service at the USO Kaiserslautern Warrior Center. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade)

    Surgical Technician recognized for selfless service

    Sgt. Milfred Shane Williams of U.S. Army Europe's 160th Forward Surgical Team receives the USO national Volunteer of the Year Award from former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff retired Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers (left) and retired Lt. Gen...

  • A doctor treats a simulated causality, a mannaquin capable of breathing and bleeding, during the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team's Full-Spectrum Training Environment rotation at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Oct. 10, 2011. The 212th Combat Support Hospital and the 421st Multifunctional Medical Battalion are conducting a command post exercise, while treating real-world and notional injuries, while Soldiers of the 173rd train at nearby Hohenfels Training Area.( Photo Credit: Denver Makle, 7th U.S. Army Joint Multinational Public Affairs Office)

    FSTE tests medical support, ground forces together

    A doctor treats a simulated causality, a mannaquin capable of breathing and bleeding, during the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team's Full-Spectrum Training Environment rotation at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Oct. 10, 2011. The 212th Combat...

  • Soldiers, Family Members, and friends of the U.S. Army Europe's only airborne forward surgical team gathered at the Miesau Fitness Center recently to formally mark the first step in the units impending deployment. The leaders of the 67th Forward Surgical Team (Airborne) cased the unit guidon during a ceremony October 28, as they prepare to deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in November. (US Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Fincham)

    Airborne medical unit cases it guidon for deployment

    Soldiers, Family Members, and friends of the U.S. Army Europe's only airborne forward surgical team gathered at the Miesau Fitness Center recently to formally mark the first step in the units impending deployment. The leaders of the 67th Forward...

  • Chaplain (Col.) Thomas L. Day, the Baden-Wurrtemberg Garrison Chaplain, speaks during the 30th Medical Command Prayer Breakfast at the HMEDDAC dining facility December 9. The prayer breakfast was a part of the 30th MEDCOM's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program and offered Soldiers an opportunity to build their Spiritual Resilience. Day emphasized that an individual's ability to perform an honest self-assessment is key to developing one's resilience. "Whether completing the Global Assessment Tool online, or looking at yourself in your daily life, we should focus on nurturing not nagging, encouraging not discouraging, influencing not antagonizing," Day said. (US Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Fincham)

    Spiritual Resilience

    Chaplain (Col.) Thomas L. Day, the Baden-Wurrtemberg Garrison Chaplain, speaks during the 30th Medical Command Prayer Breakfast at the HMEDDAC dining facility December 9. The prayer breakfast was a part of the 30th MEDCOM's Comprehensive Soldier...

  • The U.S. Army Europe Commanding General, Lt. Gen Mark Hertling along with Soldiers and Leaders from across 30th Medical Command and Army Medicine, gathered at the Best Western Palatin in Wiesloch, Germany December 10, for the 30th MEDCOM Holiday Ball. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Fincham)

    Celebrating the holidays

    The U.S. Army Europe Commanding General, Lt. Gen Mark Hertling along with Soldiers and Leaders from across 30th Medical Command and Army Medicine, gathered at the Best Western Palatin in Wiesloch, Germany December 10, for the 30th MEDCOM Holiday Ball...

  • The (From left) Col. Stefan Walowski, the Polish senior national representative for Ramstein, Lt. Col. Rachele Smith, the Mannheim Army Health Center and Coleman Troop Medical Clinic commander, Col. John M. Cho, the 30th Medical Commander commander, and Lt. Col. Zenon Pilat, the polish team chief at Ramstein, speak together following the Polish Armed Forces Medal presentation Dec. 15, 2011. Cho and Smith were presented Polish Armed Forces Medals (Silver) on behalf of the Polish Minister of Defense, for their work while serving at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and their support to wounded Polish service members receiving treatment there. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Fincham)

    US Army medical leaders presented with Polish medal

    The (From left) Col. Stefan Walowski, the Polish senior national representative for Ramstein, Lt. Col. Rachele Smith, the Mannheim Army Health Center and Coleman Troop Medical Clinic commander, Col. John M. Cho, the 30th Medical Commander commander...

HEIDELBERG, Germany -- In 2011, the 30th Medical Command accomplished numerous missions, including training as an entire Medical Command in Grafenwoehr, partnering with coalition partners on many exercises, hosting a stellar Expert Field Medical Badge Certification, and leading the way in the Europe Regional Medical Command Best Warrior and Medic competitions.

"Thank you in advance for making 2012 a stellar year," said Col. John M. Cho, the 30th MEDCOM commander. "Keep in mind that you are our Nation's best, and the reason why 30th MEDCOM enjoys its great reputation. Continue to do what is right, live the Army Values, and sustain your healthy living lifestyle well into 2012."

This slideshow features photos from events from the past year. For more photos, visit the 30th MEDCOM Photostream on Flickr.

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