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Civil Military Medicine

Supporting National Homeland Defense with Medical and Public Health Preparedness

The Civil Military Medicine Division (CMM) ensures the provision of the highest possible level and quality of health service support to military missions and domestic crisis that are outside the realm of major combat operations. Heavily involved with homeland disaster response—CMM works closely with groups at the federal, state, local, and tribal levels to ensure the safety and health of Service Members, Beneficiaries, and the American people.  

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Trauma chief praises medical response to Sutherland Springs shooting

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11/16/2017
As a Level I trauma center, Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, received patients from the Nov. 5, 2017, mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas. (U.S. Army file photo)

BAMC received eight victims – six adults and two minors – from the Nov. 5 mass shooting in the small community church in Sutherland Springs

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USNS Comfort takes on patients in San Juan

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11/1/2017
Sailors embarked on the hospital ship USNS Comfort treat a patient in casualty receiving on the ship. Comfort is moored pier side in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to provide humanitarian relief. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephane Belcher)

Since arriving on Oct. 27, Comfort and the surrounding medical staging areas have provided care for more than 270 patients from around the hurricane-ravaged island

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Medical residents aboard USNS Comfort help Puerto Rico recover

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10/17/2017
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Mary Bailey, an anesthesiologist, administers anesthesia to a patient prior to a surgical operation held in an operating room aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort. Comfort is underway operating in the vicinity of Arecibo, Puerto Rico to provide medical services with additional visits being planned around the island. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ernest R. Scott)

Five emergency medicine physician residents embarked on the USNS Comfort to support those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

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Air Force surgeons help treat Las Vegas shooting victims

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10/11/2017
Air Force Lt. Col. Jason Compton (left) and Air Force Maj. Chales Chesnut, 99th Medical Group general surgeons, pose for a portrait in the Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The surgeons were two members of the team that took in trauma patients at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada during the Las Vegas shooting Oct. 1, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)

Air Force and civilian surgeons worked hand-in-hand through the night to treat patients

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Navy deploys USNS Comfort to support Puerto Rico disaster relief

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10/2/2017
Approximately 750 doctors, nurses, corpsmen and support personnel from across the Navy embarked aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort in support of the U.S. military response to the hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico. (U.S. Navy file photo)

USNS Comfort deploys more than 750 Sailors to support this specific mission as defined by the Department of Defense

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U.S. service members provide disease prevention assistance

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9/18/2017
Army Maj. Donald Dais (left), 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Team Environmental Health officer in charge, and Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Samantha Ward, (center) assigned to the Camp Lemonnier Emergency Medical Facility, test water samples at Caritas Djibouti, a mission serving humanitarian aid and education to Djiboutian children living on the streets. The team checked for chlorine levels and retrieved samples to test for bacteria, in addition to conducting a food handling and sanitation tutorial. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Andria Allmond)

U.S. service members helped mitigate the likelihood of disease transmission at a local youth center

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Pacific Angel exercise in Fiji focuses on exchanges of expertise

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7/19/2017
Sergeant Natoga Anitelu, left, a medical services technician with Fiji's military forces, discusses the best ways to clear an infant's airway with U.S. Air Force Capt. (Dr.) Paola Rosa, center, and U.S. Air Force Maj. (Dr.) Scott Stewart, right, during a subject-matter-expert exchange as part of exercise Pacific Angel 17-3 at a health care center in Ba, Fiji. (Air Force photo by Capt. Samantha Morrison)

Pacific Angel has multilateral international participants from across the Indo-Asia-Pacific region working together to assist local communities and improve capabilities among one another as one team

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Building partnerships through military medicine

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11/3/2016
Anthony Tolisano, chief resident with the Tripler Army Medical Center's Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic, inserts tubes into a child's ear drum to drain the fluid build-up in his ear. Tolisano was in Palau as part of a mission requested by the Palau Ministry of Health to provide specialty care to the people of the island nation. (U.S. Army photo by William Sallette)

In conjunction with the Palau Ministry of Health, the specialty clinics at Tripler Army Medical Center are making care more easily accessible to the island

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Pacific Partnership 2016 departs Indonesia, completing final mission stop

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9/2/2016
An MH-60S Seahawk helicopter hoists Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Ben McCracken, left, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Sean Magee from the water during a Pacific Partnership 2016 search and rescue drill in Padang, Indonesia. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Trevor Kohlrus)

Pacific Partnership 2016's departure from Indonesia marks the completion of the 2016 mission and six mission stops

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Texas Guardsmen contribute to medical relief effort

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7/22/2016
U.S. Air Force Capt. Brett Ringger, optometrist , 136th Medical Group, Texas Air National Guard, examines a patient  during the Greater Chenango Cares Innovative Readiness Training in Cortland, New York. The IRT provided medical care to patients at no cost, as well as eye examinations and glasses on site. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Elizabeth Gilbert)

The joint training exercise allows for service members to practice their skills in preparation for wartime operations while also providing a needed service to underserved communities

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Medical logistics team boosts surgical versatility of New Horizons 2016

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7/14/2016
A general surgery team performs laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery during New Horizons 2016 in the Dominican Republic.

Two Airmen helped bring laparoscopic surgery to New Horizons for the first time

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Optometry shines as focal point of La Blanca MEDRETE

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5/31/2016
Air Force Capt. Amanda Duty, 42nd Medical Group optometrist, uses a mobile auto refractor to examine the eyes of La Blanca resident Rolando Rojas during Exercise BEYOND THE HORIZON 2016 GUATEMALA. After Rojas’s eyes were examined, he was given a pair of prescription glasses to correct his vision. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dillon Davis)

The medical readiness training exercise is set to provide services to more than 6,000 local residents

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USNS Mercy arrives in 7th Fleet for Pacific Partnership

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5/25/2016
Sailors assigned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam handle line as the hospital ship USNS Mercy moors at JBPHH. Mercy is deployed in support of Pacific Partnership 2016.

Pacific Partnership began in response to the December 2004 tsunami that devastated parts of Southeast Asia

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Partnership allows medics to receive paramedic training

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3/25/2016
Army Staff Sgt. James Soroka, left, and Army Sgt. Brandon Dukes, both medics assigned to the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade practice endotracheal intubation.

Womack Army Medical Center partnered with Fayetteville Technical Community College to provide the opportunity for Army medics a the opportunity to attend EMT-Paramedic training

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Army provides dental care, education to local village

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2/16/2016
Army Capt. Bryan Hays, 403rd Civil Affair Battalion Dental Cell Officer in Charge, examines the teeth of a Djiboutian child in Ali Sabieh, Djibouti. The dental civic action program is part of U.S. Africa Command’s humanitarian civil assistance program, which aims to provide emergency dental procedures as well as basic extractions and dental education. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan DeCook)

The dental civic action program (DENTCAP), aims to provide emergency dental procedures, basic extractions and dental education

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