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61st Medical Squadron welcomes new commander

Col. (Dr.) Paul J. Hoerner, incoming 61st Medical Squadron commander cuts into a ceremonial cake welcoming him, his wife Karen, son Ryan and daughter Rachel. As the newest commander of the 61st MDS, Hoerner is responsible for ensuring more than 1,200 active duty personnel assigned to the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base are medically fit and ready for contingency (natural disasters and wartime) operations. He commands a staff of 178 active duty, government civilians and contract medical staff providing care for more than 171,000 eligible patients across the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Spellman)

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