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Readiness Capabilities

Each of the Military Departments – Army, Navy and Air Force – are restructuring their Medical Departments to enhance readiness capabilities to better support the warfighter and optimize their ability to meet the operational requirements of line commanders.

The Military Departments continue to maintain:

  • Command and control of all uniformed medical personnel
  • Responsibility for manning, training and equipping these personnel
  • Setting medical readiness standards
  • Delivering certain installation-specific clinical functions outside the hospital and operational clinical services under the operational control of combatant commanders.

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Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departed San Diego, May 3, marking the beginning of Pacific Partnership 2022 (PP22).

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Caring for Recruits' Injuries is Key to Success at Basic Training

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Army Reserve medics support fellow Soldiers during Allied Spirit 22

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U.S. Army Reserve combat medics assigned to 444th Medical Company, Ground Ambulance Unit from Beaver, West Virginia, participated in Exercise Allied Spirit 22 in the Joint Multinational Readiness Center training area near Hohenfels, Germany in late Jan.

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Why Today’s ‘Gen Z’ is at Risk for Boot Camp Injuries

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RHC-C Soldier wins 2022 Army Best Medic Competition

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Weed Army Community Hospital medics won first place in the 2022 U.S. Army Best Medic Competition, which took place Jan. 24-28 at Fort Hood, Texas.

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Command surgeon highlights life-saving Army medical advances at high school presentation

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The command surgeon for the U.S. Department of Defense’s premier all hazards formation highlighted the life-saving power of Army medical advances during a video presentation for high school students at Ohio County High School in Hartford, Kentucky, Jan. 18.

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Virginia Guard conducts medical exchange in Tajikistan

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Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen conducted a medical exchange with the Republic of Tajikistan Dec. 6-10 in support of the Defense Department’s State Partnership Program.

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Oregon National Guard surging to support hospitals again

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AFIMSC prioritizes diversity inclusion for EOD physical fitness test

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The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center invited female EOD Airmen from around the enterprise to take part in a working group to ensure mother’s needs are taken into account, while still keeping to the higher standard for the career field’s physical demands. 

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Military medical team provides support to civilians hospital in Yuma, Arizona

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How the Military Medical Forces Supported Afghanistan Evacuation

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Leaders across the Air Force Medical Service met virtually and in-person for an annual Senior Leadership Workshop in Leesburg, Virginia, December 7-9, sharing ideas focused on recalibrating operational readiness.

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