JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. – Regional Health Command-Pacific got creative with its hail and farewell ceremony and awards ceremony here Tuesday, Sept. 29, due to restrictions and challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Utilizing videoconferencing technology to allow for social distancing and for those teleworking to attend, the command recognized 15 Soldiers and civilians were recognized during the event.
The hail and farewell is a longstanding military tradition that celebrates those arriving at or departing a command.
The ceremony also recognized Soldiers and civilians receiving awards for their performance or upon their permanent changes of station.
RHC-P, the most geographically-dispersed command in Army Medicine, oversees Army medical treatment facilities and units in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, Hawaii, Japan and South Korea.
A list of those recognized and awardees follows.
Maj. Garett Holt, Command Group
Capt. Alyssa Noltner, Command Group
Kevin Bosket, Clinical Operations
Joe Hockmuth, Clinical Operations
Lt. Col. Bill Uptergrove, Clinical Operations
Col. Lisa Miller, Clinical Operations
Lt. Col. Melissa Gue, G-4
Lt. Col. Ausha Partido, Recovery Care Office
Master Sgt. Christopher Mancilla, Recovery Care Office
Maj. Rose Hinkle, G-8
Master Sgt. Robert Hayward, Inspector General
Lt. Col. Hee Kim, G-3
Sgt. Maj. Joshua Motley, G-3
Sgt. 1st Class Brittney Bailey, G-3
Staff Sgt. Missyann Camacho-William, G-3
Kelly Nix, G-4
Dan Loguda, Recovery Care Office
Sgt. Maj. Jonathan Garand, Recovery Care Office
Master Sgt. Heather Richard, Recovery Care Office
Master Sgt. David Pring, Inspector General
Master Sgt. Paulette Ware, G-3
Master Sgt. Paulette Ware, G-3, Meritorious Service Medal
Master Sgt. David Pring, Inspector General, Meritorious Service Medal
Derek ‘Derk’ Shoup, Office of General Counsel, Meritorious Civilian Service Award
Maj. Trinity Storey, G-3, The Surgeon General’s Coin