Two men in military uniform stand on stage as they hold a challenge coin together and smile toward the camera.
240402-F-DT423-1689.JPG Photo By: Staff Sgt. Elora J. McCutcheon

MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. - Gen. Anthony J. Cotton, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, poses with Capt. Alexander Ortiz, 341st Medical Group assistant physician, , after presenting him with a command coin during an all-call April 2, 2024, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. Cotton coined Ortiz for creating a four-member team to compete in the 2023 Air Force Medic Rodeo for the first time in six years. He led 85 hours in after-duty training of battlefield medicine, and was requested by name to instruct in field training for the elite warfare course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Elora J. McCutcheon)


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