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    Col.(P) Barbara Holcomb was recently promoted to Brigadier General June 6 at Joint Base San Antonio- Fort Sam Houston. Brig. Gen. Holcomb will now serve as the U.S. Army Forces Command Surgeon. Holcomb most recently served as the commander of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. This is the first time in Army Medicine history that there have been Army Nurse Corps general officers at the three-star, two-star, and one-star grades simultaneously. (Photo by Fran Trachta)

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