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    213th Regional Support Group activates 108th Area Support Medical Company

    213th Regional Support Group activates 108th Area Support Medical Company

    Photo By Sgt. 1st Class Zane Craig | 1st Sgt. Chad Schell (second from right) of the 108th Medical Company presents the...... read more read more

    ALLENTOWN, PA, UNITED STATES

    12.07.2016

    Story by Sgt. Zane Craig 

    109th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. –The 213th Regional Support Group, Pennsylvania Army National Guard welcomed the 108th Medical Company with a unit activation ceremony here Nov. 6.

    The 108th Area Support Medical Company mission is to provide medical care and evacuation in cooperation with the military units in an operational theater. Approximately 78 Soldiers will be assigned to the unit in a range of positions in both medical and non-medical fields.

    The unit currently has vacancies for a dentist, a radiology sergeant, a medical lab sergeant, a behavioral health specialist, a dental specialist, a culinary noncommissioned officer, a wheeled vehicle mechanic and a signal support systems maintenance specialist.

    “We’re not an entirely new unit, we were C Company, 228th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion under the 28th Infantry Division before that and we transferred over to become an area support medical company,” said Maj. Daniel S. Wise, commander of the 108th Area Support Medical Company and a resident of Red Lion, Pennsylvania.

    Wise added that his company has been part of the Allentown community for a long time, so joining the 213th is really like coming home. He said he is excited to lead the unit into the future.

    “When we fell under the 228th we acted more as battalion support, whereas now we fall under the 213th and we cover an area of a battlefield,” said Sgt. Maggie Shewack, a medic with the 108th Area Support Medical Company and a resident of Hazleton, Pennsylvania.

    She added that the unit’s function has remained the same, except now its mission is to support a geographic area instead of certain personnel.

    In addition to the 108th Medical Company, the 213th RSG activated three new transportation units and a quartermaster company as part of a re-organization this fall.

    Organized in 1849, the 213th RSG has a long history of providing support for both state and active duty operations. The 213th RSG consists of more than 20 specialized units located throughout the commonwealth. The units that represent the 213th RSG include finance, maintenance, personnel, sustainment, transportation, contracting and public affairs, in addition to medical.

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    Date Taken: 12.07.2016
    Date Posted: 12.07.2016 15:56
    Story ID: 216747
    Location: ALLENTOWN, PA, US 

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