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HISTORY OF THE ARMY NURSE CORPS
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THIS BRINGS US TO THE 90'S

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Medical operations in support of Operation Desert Shield began

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the second week of Aug, 1990, when the AMEDD received the dual

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mission of deployment to Southwest Asia and the continuous care

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of soldiers and their families in CONUS and Overseas. More than

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24,000 health care personnel were deployed to SWA, the largest

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AMEDD deployment since the Vietnam War. Theater wide, there was

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a total of 44 hospitals providing 13,500 beds in four countries. In Nov 1992, the 212th MASH with 40 AN's deployed from

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Wiesbaden, Germany to Zagreb, Croatia. Its mission was to provide medical support including a 60 bed hospital and a 30 day patient holding capability to the 22,000 member United Nations Protective Force. The 212th MASH redeployed on 28 April 1993. The Provide Promise medical support mission was turned over to the 502nd MASH, who has subsequently been replaced by a USAF unit, followed by a US Navy medical unit.

In Jan 93, the 86th CSH deployed from FT Campbell, Kentucky to Somalia to provide medical care to troops assisting with Operation Restore Hope. The 86th CSH was succeeded by the 42nd Field Hospital and 46th CSH. In September 1995, members of the 44th Medical Brigade, 55th Medical Group and the 28th Combat Support Hospital deployed from FT Bragg, NC to Haiti. They were succeeded by the 47th Field Hospital from FT Sill, OK; the 86th CSH from FT Campbell, KY; and the 131 Field Hospital from FT Bliss, TX.


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