SEOUL — Army and Air Force Exchange Service officials confirmed Thursday that they had carried a contact lens solution that was recalled Tuesday.
AAFES officials said they sold the Complete Moisture Plus Multi Purpose Solution at many of their main stores and shoppettes.
The product was recalled after Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials announced that the solution caused a parasitic infection in rare cases.
AAFES officials said overseas customers can return the solution at local stores for a full refund.
Expeditionary strike group commander tapped for 2nd starRear Adm. Carol Pottenger, commander of Amphibious Group 1, Expeditionary Strike Group 1, was nominated this week for a second star.
Pottenger currently is a rear admiral lower half based at White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, and serves as the Navy’s primary adviser on amphibious matters in the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf. Part of her command is based in Sasebo, Japan.
The appointment is for rear admiral upper half.
Fires Brigade changes commandLt. Col. Michael Wright took interim command of the 210th Fires Brigade at a ceremony at Camp Casey’s Indianhead Field on Thursday morning.
Wright, formerly the brigade’s executive officer, took command from Col. Matt Merrick, who served as brigade commander for two years.
Merrick moves south to Yongsan Garrison, where he will serve as 8th Army executive officer.
In about a month, Col. Brian McKiernan will arrive from the Army War College to take permanent command of the brigade, 2nd Infantry Division officials said.
The 210th Fires Brigade is one of six fires brigades in the Army. In December, it deactivated as the 2nd Infantry Division Fires Brigade and reflagged as the 210th.
Along with the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, the 210th is one of the 2nd Infantry Division’s two brigades headquartered at Camp Casey.