HONOLULU-- Capt. John Stehulak, the 124th Medical Detachment (optometry) Commander, along with Staff Sgt. Joseph Hagan, the 124th Med. Det. noncommissioned officer in charge, case their unit colors during the unit's deactivation ceremony, Oct. 7.
The deactivation of the 124th Med. Det. was due to ongoing force realignment occurring throughout the U.S. Army. This unit provided optometry care throughout the local Hawaii garrison area of responsibility, Pacific Rim and combat areas during its tenure under the 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support).
The 124th's guidon is safely stowed until the United States Medical Department needs her services again, said Col. Bret T. Ackermann, the 18th MEDCOM (DS) Commander. Then, the 124th will once again activate, uncase her guidon and deploy to wherever needed to execute her mission to standard. Thank you for your service and your leadership on this island, throughout the Pacific Rim, and in combat.