627th Hospital Center

223rd Preventive Medicine Detachment "Jackals"

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Mission

On order, the 223rd Medical Detachment (PM) provides proactive field preventive medicine support in any Unified Land Operations and Decisive Action in order to minimize or eliminate the impact of disease non-battle injuries (DNBI). On order, repositions to support battle space realignment. On order, redeploys.

Commanders Intent

It is my intent to fully prepare 223RD MED DET (PM) for its impending deployment ISO OEF-KU to provide Role III area PM support to US personnel as well as local nationals

223rd Medical Detachment Unit History

The 223rd Medical Detachment (Preventive Medicine) was constituted in the United States Army on 27 March 1945 and was first activated and designated as the 223rd Malarial Survey Detachment on 18 June 1945 in Paris, France. The unit was inactivated on 22 November 1945 in France.

The 223rd Medical Detachment (LB) was activated and subsequently assigned to the 6th US Army on 22 June 1973 and attached to the HQ&A (SPT) Company, 4th Medical Battalion at Fort Carson, Colorado. On 16 August 1988, the unit was attached to the 10th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH). On 18 November 1990, the 223rd Medical Detachment (LB) deployed to Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield. During the Gulf War, the 223rd Medical Detachment (LB) provided preventive medicine support to the VII Corps in Saudi Arabia and Iraq. The unit redeployed to Fort Carson on 6 May 1991.

On 16 June 1993, the 223rd Medical Detachment (LB) was re-designated the 223rd Medical Detachment (Sanitation). The unit deployed to Saudi Arabia on 24 October 1994 in support of Operation Vigilant Warrior and was assigned to Task Force One Medical. The 223rd Medical Detachment (Sanitation) provided preventive medicine support in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, and it redeployed to Fort Carson on 17 November 1994.

The 223rd Medical Detachment (Sanitation) was deployed to the former Yugoslavia in support of Operation Joint Forge on 8 March 1999. As a part of Task Force Medical Eagle, the detachment provided world-class preventive medicine support to the Multinational Division-North, headquartered in Tuzla, Bosnia, and the National Support Element, headquartered in Tazar, Hungary. The unit redeployed to Fort Carson on 27 September 1999.

On 16 October 2001, the 223rd Medical Detachment (Sanitation) was re-designated the 223rd Medical Detachment (Preventive Medicine) and transitioned in structure and function according to the Army?s Medical Reengineering Initiative.

On 9 March 2003, the 223rd Medical Detachment (Preventive Medicine) deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The unit crossed the Iraqi border on 28 March 2003 and provided comprehensive preventive medicine support to V Corps throughout Iraq. The unit redeployed from Iraq on 8 March 2004 and received its first Meritorious Unit Citation for the deployment.

On 14 July 2004, the 223rd Medical Detachment (Preventive Medicine) was put on deployment orders and hand selected by forces Command (FORSCOM) for a Homeland Defense and the Global War on Terrorism mission. This mission was an on-call 24/7 mission to respond to a post terrorist attack, CBRNE incident or natural disaster in continental United States. The unit was attached to Task Force Medical of the Initial Entry Force of Joint Task Force - Civil Support (JTF-CS) headquartered out of Fort Monroe, Virginia . This JTF-CS support was an additional mission to the units goes to war mission. The unit came off the mission in June 2005.

On 18 September 2005, the 223rd Medical Detachment deployed once again in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The unit assumed the mission to provide preventive medicine support to Multinational Division ? North (MND-N). The detachment was based at Forward Operating Base Speicher and covered a battle space consisting of 14 operating sites spread across 55K square kilometers. The detachment redeployed on 4 September 2006 and later received its second Meritorious Unit Citation for the deployment.

On 20 January 2009, the 223rd Medical Detachment (Preventive Medicine) deployed for a third time in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The detachment was assigned under the 111th Multifunctional Medical Battalion (MMB) initially and later fell under the 118th MMB. The detachment operated within MND-N and performed spilt-based operations from Joint Base Balad and Contingency Operating Base Speicher. The detachment performed world-class combat preventive medicine operations across a 105,000 square kilometer battle space and supported a population of 130,000 personnel. The detachment redeployed on 3 January 2010 and was later awarded a third Meritorious Unit Citation for the deployment as well as the U.S. Army Public Health Command Award of Excellence in the Deployed Unit Category.

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