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51st DS furls up the flag

The 51st Dental Squadron held its deactivation ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 28, 2021.

Col. Leon Nieh, 51st Dental Squadron commander, receives his final salute from the 51st DS before the squadron is deactivated at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 28, 2021. The 51st DS was first activated on August 25, 1992 and served until June 30, 1998 when it was inactivated before being reactivated again on August 1, 2003. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Lorance)

The 51st Dental Squadron held its deactivation ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 28, 2021.

Col. Michael Fea, 51st Medical Group commander, left, and Col. Leon Nieh, 51st Dental Squadron commander, furl the 51st DS squadron flag as part of the deactivation ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 28, 2021. Since its inception, the 51st DS served for 22 years under 16 different commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Lorance)

The 51st Dental Squadron held its deactivation ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 28, 2021.

Col. Leon Nieh, 51st Dental Squadron commander, speaks at the 51st DS deactivation ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 28, 2021. Nieh gave his closing remarks to the 51st DS before the squadron was deactivated. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Lorance)

The 51st Dental Squadron held its deactivation ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 28, 2021.

Col. Michael Fea, 51st Medical Group commander, left, pins the Legion of Merit onto Col. Leon Nieh, 51st Dental Squadron commander, at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 28, 2021. The 51st DS mission was to support the oral health of Team Osan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Lorance)

The 51st Dental Squadron held its deactivation ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 28, 2021.

Col. Michael Fea, 51st Medical Group commander, left, awards the Legion of Merit to Col. Leon Nieh, 51st Dental Squadron commander, at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 28, 2021. As commander, Nieh was responsible for organizing, training and equipping a squadron composed of clinical dentistry and dental support flights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Lorance)

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea --

The 51st Dental Squadron held its deactivation ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 28, 2021. 

 

Col. Michael Fea, 51st Medical Group commander, and Col. Leon Nieh, 51st Dental Squadron commander, conducted the ceremony which consisted of furling up the squadron flag after Fea gave his final remarks to the 51st DS. 

 

With the deactivation, the 51st DS will be restructured into flights within the 51st MDG and maintain all standard dental operations.