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Next Generation Expeditionary Medical Facilities on Display at NEMSCOM

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Naval Medical Logistics Command

Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick Morrissey, NPASE East Public Affairs

Sailors from Navy Expeditionary Medical Support Command (NEMSCOM) conducted a field exercise at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown-Cheatham Annex, Sept. 10.

This field exercise validates the new design for a 24-bed Air Supported Temper (Air Beam) tent-based Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF), when traditionally a 10-bed EMF was used.

“The purpose of today’s event is to display the next evolution of our expeditionary medical facilities,” said Capt. Michael Kemper, NEMSCOM’s Commanding Officer. “The units are modular, scalable and tailored for any type of mission.”

NEMSCOM provides comprehensive, shore-based medical support to U.S. and allied forces in the event of contingency operations anywhere in the world. It is responsible for designing, procuring, assembling, pre-positioning, storing, maintaining and providing life cycle support for EMFs. This global involvement allows NEMSCOM to support combatant commanders with the right medical resources through configured expeditionary medical logistics capabilities tailored to meet clinical missions.

“The U.S. Navy Surgeon General’s number one priority is readiness,” said Capt. Tim Richardson, Commander, Naval Medical Logistics Command (NMLC), based in Fort Detrick in Frederick, Md. “The units can be set up ahead of time or in a short time frame to provide medical care to the front lines.”

NEMSCOM’s mission is to plan and execute the design, acquisition, assembly, integration, storage, shipment, maintenance, and life-cycle support of Navy deployable medical systems and acts as a technical advisor for deployment of these assets.

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