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8th Medical Brigade

The mission of the 8th Medical Brigade is to provide command, control, administrative assistance, and technical supervision of assigned and attached medical units. The 8th Medical Brigade is assigned to the 77th Regional Support Command during peacetime, and to a medical command, or to a corps support command when mobilized for active service.

Constituted 30 June 1976 in the United States Army Reserve as the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 8th Medical Brigade, was assigned to the First United States Army, and activated at the Fort Hamilton U.S. Army Reserve Center, Brooklyn, New York. Reorganized and redesignated 1 October 1976 as the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 8th Medical Brigade. During much of its history, the 8th Medical Brigade was the largest of all the medical brigades, active and reserve, in the entire U.S. Army. It relocated February 2002 to Fort Wadsworth, New York.

At full strength, the 8th Medical Brigade provides: COMMAND AND CONTROL of all medical units in its area of operations, TASK ORGANIZATION of medical assets to meet the patient work load demand, ADVICE TO SENIOR COMMANDERS on the medical aspects of their operations, MEDICAL REGULATION of patient movements to and between assigned and attached medical treatment facilities, and coordination with the Medical Command and/or Joint Medical Regulating Office for evacuation from subordinate facilities to supporting medical facilities in the communications zone and the continental United States, CONSULTATION SERVICES AND TECHNICAL ADVICEto supported units in: Preventive Medicine, Environmental Health, Medical Entomology, Radiological Health, Sanitary Engineering, Nursing, Dentistry, Veterinary Services, Neuropsychiatry and Social Work.

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