Army Medical Department

Fort Detrick

About

Built in 1931, Fort Detrick was originally used as the center of the US Army's biological weapons program. Today Fort Detrick is a part of the US Army Medical Command, and the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) are headquartered here.

Also present at Fort Detrick are several Signal Battalions, Logistics Battalions, offices for the US Department of Health and Human Services, US Department of Agriculture, and the US Department of Homeland Security.

Mission Statement: 
The US Army Garrison, Fort Detrick, provides sustainable base operations support, quality of life programs, and environmental stewardship to facilitate the sustainment of vital national interests.
Home to
Primary Units: 
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC)
21st U.S. Army Signal Brigade
302d U.S. Army Signal Battalion
114th U.S. Army Signal Battalion
A Company, 1st SATCON Battalion
Nearest City: 
Frederick
State: 
MD
Country: 
US

Soldier Systems Center

About

Established in 1949 and originally known as the Quartermaster Research Facility, this installation was renamed the US Army Natick Soldier Systems Center in 1998, with the merging of several other elements, and is part of the US Army Aviation and Troop Command.

Some examples of products developed at the Soldier Systems Center include: the Meal, Ready-to-Eat (MRE), body armor, bullet-proof clothing, MOLLE Load-Carriage Equipment, and many others.

Mission Statement: 
Conduct research, development, acquisition and sustainment to maximize combat effectiveness and survivability of freedom's defenders.
Home to
Primary Units: 
Soldier Systems Command (SSCOM)
Natick Research, Development, and Engineering Center (NRDEC)
Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (ARIEM)
Sustainment & Readiness Directorate (S&RD)
Integrated Logistics Support Center (ILSC)
Nearest City: 
Natick
State: 
MA
Country: 
US

Tripler Army Medical Center

About

Originally established in 1907 inside Fort Shafter, it became known as Tripler Medical Center during World War II, when it was expanded into its current building and location adjacent to Fort Shafter.

Today Tripler Army Medical Center is the headquarters of the Pacific Regional Medical Command, and is also home to Center of Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance.

Mission Statement: 
Promote, Sustain, and Enhance Service Member Health. Train, Develop, and Equip a Medical Force that Supports Full Spectrum Operation. Deliver Leading Edge Health Services to Our Warriors, Military Families, and Veterans to Optimize Outcomes.
Home to
Primary Units: 
Pacific Regional Medical Command Headquarters
Tripler Army Medical Center
Nearest City: 
Honolulu
State: 
HI
Country: 
US

Fort Belvoir

About

Fort Belvoir sits near the site of the Belvoir plantation - which was destroyed by fire in 1783. The installation itself wasn't founded until 1917, as a training camp for Army Engineers, as well teaching about chemical and trench warfare strategies. During World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, Belvoir again put out engineers (and engineer officers) by the hundreds.

Belvoir is currently the headquarters for several Army agencies, such as the Defense Logistics Agency, the US Army Intelligence and Security Command, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, as well as Virginia National Guard's 29th Infantry Division. The Engineering School, at Belvoir for over 70 years, was moved to Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri in 1988.

Mission Statement: 
As a strategic sustaining base for America's Army the work we do is vital to the success of the goals and objectives of the nation's defense strategy.
Home to
Primary Units: 
Defense Logistics Agency
Army Information Systems Command
Army Intelligence and Security Command
Army Force Integration Support Agency
Operational Support Airlift Command
Schools: 
Army Management Staff College
Nearest City: 
Mount Vernon, Alexandria
State: 
VA
Country: 
US

Fort Sam Houston

About

Established in 1876, Fort Sam Houston has been known as the "Home of Army Medicine" and "Home of the Combat Medic" since after World War II, when Fort Houston's Brooke General Hospital was developed into one of the premier medical centers in the military.

Mission Statement: 
To Train and maintain a quality work force. To provide timely support for worldwide contingencies. To sustain a quality working, training, and living environment.
Home to
Primary Units: 
Forces Command (FORSCOM)
USARNORTH Fifth US Army
USARSOUTH Sixth US Army
US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM)
Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC)
Nearest City: 
San Antonio
State: 
TX
Country: 
US

Brooke Army Medical Center

About

Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) is located at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio Texas. Established in 1879, the first hospital was nothing more than a single-story wooden building. In the 1920's and 30's the hospital was expanded by building a 418-patient bed hospital under the direction of its commander Brigadier General Robert Brooke. In 1941 the hospital converted a 200-person barracks for use as extra patient wards, and in 1944 converted addition barracks into wards. After such vital service and seeing thousands of casualties during WWII, in 1946 the Army decided to use Brooke Medical Center (named in 1942) as the central medical school for the Army.

Today the BAMC has 450 beds (expandable to 653), it contains facilities for general medical and surgical care for adults and pediatrics, 24-hour Emergency facilities, specialty clinics, prevention and wellness services, veterinary care, the Army Burn Unit, and is the only Level 1 trauma center in MEDCOM.

Mission Statement: 
Effectively and efficiently promote health and provide quality healthcare to eligible patients, while preparing future healthcare leaders to do the same within the full spectrum of military medical operations.
Home to
Primary Units: 
US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM)
Dental Cmd & Veterinary Cmd
Medical Information Technology Center
Army Medical Dept Center
Institute of Surgical Research
Schools: 
Army Medical Dept School
Nearest City: 
San Antonio
State: 
TX
Country: 
US

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

About

Established in 1909, the original location of Walter Reed Medical Center was originally the General Hospital at Washington Barracks. Since 1909 Walter Reed has been a premier care provider, not only serving soldiers and their families but also members of the Congress as well as the President and Vice-President.

In 2005 the Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) recommended replacing Walter Reed Army Medical Center with the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and moving the facilities to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. This move was completed in 2011.

Mission Statement: 
Walter Reed Bethesda leads military medicine through outstanding patient-centered care, innovation and excellence in education and research. We provide comprehensive care to prevent disease, restore health and maximize readiness.
Home to
Primary Units: 
North Atlantic Regional Medical Command
North Atlantic Regional Dental Command
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP)
DOD Deployment Health Clinical Center
Nearest City: 
Washington
State: 
DC
Country: 
US
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