FORT HOOD (Now designated Fort Cavazos), Texas – Over 60 medical professionals from the 9th Hospital Center, 1st Medical Brigade, 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command redeployed to Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos) today following a 9 month deployment to Iraq, where they served as Task Force Med at the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. In addition to commanding TF Med 9, they were the lead for the OIR COVID-19 response, the OIR health service support and force health protection, and the Combined Joint Task Force-OIR surgeon.
“During our deployment to over 9 bases in 4 countries, TF MED 9 developed lasting coalition relationships in our advise, assist and enable OIR mission with more than 20 coalition partners, assisting Iraqi Security Forces in medical training and logistics,” stated Col. David L. Hamilton, the 9th HC commander.
“These Soldiers can be proud of their accomplishments of coordinating, synchronizing, integrating, and executing health service support and force health protection during combat operation and during a pandemic,” remarked Col Roger S. Giraud, commander of the 1st Medical Brigade.
The 1st Medical Brigade supports global missions worldwide, as well as COVID-19 and Afghanistan Allies health support here in the U.S.