Members bid farewell to AMDS commander

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Heather Rose Skinkle
  • 940th Wing Public Affairs
Lt. Col. Julie M. Clement, 940th Aerospace Medicine Squadron commander, said her goodbyes to her fellow wing members at her luncheon, Feb. 7, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif.

As the 940th AMDS commander for the past four years, she's been responsible for the medical readiness of more than 1,100 personnel, to include reservists at five geographically separated units. 

She will be transferring to a Texas unit to serve as an Individual Mobilization Augmentee for the 25th Air Force Surgeon General's office. IMA's are reservists with specialized knowledge that are attached to an active duty unit. Clement's main responsibilities at her new unit will be crucial in helping reduce job related stress in Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Airmen.

In her closing speech, Clement stressed to members the importance of always believing in themselves, striving for a goal, and ended by thanking them for their hard work.

"It's been my sincerest pleasure to work with such talented, hard-working, and enthusiastic Airmen," Clement said. "I feel humbled and grateful to have served as your commander."

Several of her fellow reservists, including the 940th wing commander, gave remarks and presented her with mementoes to remember her time with the unit.

"I appreciate her hard work with transforming the unit, especially on the training and recruiting side," Col. John Trnka, 940th Wing commander, said. "The newly relocated AMDS building is in no small way due to her efforts and persistence."

Lt. Col. Ralph Baker, 940th AMDS optometrist, will temporarily assume command effective today.