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Military Makes 'House Calls' in 100 Countries

Phil Gunby
JAMA. 1997;277(24):1921. doi:10.1001/jama.1997.03540480021012.
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MILITARY MEDICAL personnel of the US Air Force, Army, Navy, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve have just completed their first deployment to a former Soviet republic. Moldova, where the medical exercise was held, thus becomes the 100th country to which US forces have been deployed this year.

Working with Moldovan forces, the US military medical teams took part in rescuing, treating, and evacuating simulated victims of a hypothetical earthquake in Balti, a city of nearly 300 000 in north central Moldova. Additional joint medical training exercises are expected to be held in Moldova—which obtained its independence in 1991—in the future.

The US military, and particularly its medical personnel, have been used increasingly in humanitarian and peacekeeping deployments. In the first 6 months of 1996, by comparison, US forces deployed to about 80 countries.

The US Army has 33152 soldiers deployed at the moment, with about 8000 of

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