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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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USNS Mercy returns home following Pacific Partnership 2018

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7/24/2018
Navy Hospital Corpsman Tianna Garcia, assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego, is greeted by her husband Aaron Garcia during the homecoming ceremony for the hospital ship USNS Mercy. The ship and her crew completed a five-month humanitarian relief mission to Southeast Asia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Indra Beaufort)

Pacific Partnership 2018 included more than 800 military and civilian personnel from the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and the United Kingdom

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Civil Military Medicine | Civil Support | Global Health Engagement | Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief

USAISR burn flight team deploys to Guatemala

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7/6/2018
Army Capt. Argelia Felix-Camacho, a critical care nurse at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center and member of the USAISR Burn Center Burn Flight Team comforts a patient in Guatemala before a flight to the Shriner's Hospital for Children in Galveston, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Corenthia Fennell)

The patients -- all children needing specialized treatment -- and the teamwork between the Army and Air Force ensured the patients' safe transport from Guatemala to the U.S.

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Children's Health | Civil Military Medicine | Civil Support | Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief

Operation Bobcat provides free healthcare to residents of Eastern Kentucky

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7/2/2018
Area residents line up outside Lee County High School in Beattyville, Kentucky to receive treatment at a health-care clinic being operated by the Air National Guard and U.S. Navy Reserve. The clinic is one of four that comprised Operation Bobcat, a 10-day mission to provide military medical troops with crucial training in field operations and logistics while offering no-cost health care to the residents of Eastern Kentucky. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Dale Greer)

The primary purpose of Operation Bobcat is to provide military medical troops with crucial training

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Health Readiness | Civil Military Medicine | Civil Support

USNS Mercy deploys in support of Pacific Partnership 2018

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3/1/2018
The hospital ship USNS Mercy departs Naval Base San Diego in support of Pacific Partnership 2018, Feb. 23, 2018. Pacific Partnership, now in its 13th iteration, is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kelsey Adams)

Medical, dental, civil engineering and veterinary teams will partner with each host nation

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Civil Military Medicine | Civil Support | Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief | Veterinary Service

Air Force medic administers life-saving aid after car crash

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2/21/2018
Air Force Staff Sgt. Geoffrey Rigby, 56th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapy technician, poses in front of emergency medical equipment. Rigby helped to save a life using his medical knowledge and training in Glendale, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook)

Despite potentially saving a man’s life, Rigby remains humble about the experience

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Civil Military Medicine

DoD, FDA partner to develop medical products for warfighters

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1/17/2018
Army Spc. Caleb Bailey, a combat medic assigned to the Joint Multinational Training Group – Ukraine moves a casualty during a mass casualty exercise. The Defense Department and Food and Drug Administration jointly launched a program, Jan. 16, 2018, to expedite developing and delivering new medical products to the warfighter. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Alexander Rector)

FDA’s expertise and guidance will help DoD put the best, most-effective products in the hands of battlefield medical personnel

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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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Civil Military Medicine | Emergency Preparedness and Response | Civil Support | Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief

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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DoD Instruction 6000.16: Military Health Support for Stability Operations

Policy

This Instruction establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides instructions for military health support of stability operations in accordance with the authority in Reference (a). Military health support for stability operations is hereafter referred to as medical stability operations (MSOs).

Joint Publication 3-08 on interagency Coordination, Vol. 2

Policy
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