NOVEMBER 26, 2021 – Naval Medical Forces Support Command (NMFSC) and Navy Medicine Training Support Center (NMTSC) leadership served lunch to students going through medical training at Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) dining facility here for Thanksgiving.
NMFSC, NMTSC, and senior leaders from the Army and Air Force took the opportunity to show their support to the students going through joint medical training during the traditional family holiday.
“We remember today that for many of our students, this may be the first time away from family and close friends for Thanksgiving.
My leadership team is honored to support the service of our Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen and others who are aboard Joint Base San Antonio this holiday season.
We are grateful for the opportunity to serve a meal to them this Thanksgiving, and through this small gesture, convey our sincere appreciation for each of them,” said Rear Adm. Cynthia Kuehner, commander of NMFSC.
“Our people are our greatest and unifying strength. I am humbled to gather with fellow service members today to share a smile, a hot meal, and time together in this exceptional community – I am grateful and consider myself truly blessed.”
Capt. Ann Case, commander of NMTSC, reiterated Kuehner’s comments.
“Leadership is a privilege, and it is a true honor as a Triad to be able to be support the student’s during their time away from home,” said Case. “The smiles on their faces when they see that their leadership is sharing time with them, and wish them a blessed Thanksgiving, validates why we do what we do.”
METC, is a tri-service campus that conducts training in 48 medical programs, and graduates approximately 16,500 enlisted medical personnel a year.
Story by Petty Officer 1st Class David Kolmel
Naval Medical Forces Support Command