Friday, October 3, 2014

Navy Med Unit at Landstuhl Closes

If you have been wounded, injured or sick and needed to go to the states for medical treatment you likely passed through the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. The staff at the medical center and hospital was augmented as the Afghanistan and Iraq wars heated up - producing a large number of casualties. However, the Iraq war finished up in 2011 (but wait, we are back there again!) and the Afghan War is slowing down. Since 2006 the Navy Expeditionary Medical Unit (NEMU) at Landstuhl has assisted in the management of the coordination of care and transportation of military personnel from the war zones. But that time has come to an end with the inactivation of the NEMU. Read more on this topic in "Navy disbands Landstuhl medical unit as casualties dwindle", Stars and Stripes, September 26, 2014.

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