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Mass. detachment assumes Preventive Medicine duties in southern Afghanistan - United States Army (press release)

Mass. detachment assumes Preventive Medicine duties in southern Afghanistan - United States Army (press release)

KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan -- A ceremony was held Dec. 3, 2012, here, commemorating the transfer of authority from the 792nd Preventive Medicine Detachment based out of Lubbock, Texas, to the 794th Preventive Medicine Detachment, based out of Fort Devens, Mass. The 794th has taken responsibility for providing Preventive Medicine care for more than 78 Forward Operating Bases located throughout Regional Command South and Regional Command West. Maj. Carrie Monje, commander of the 792nd Med. Det. (PM), and Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Hart, cased their unit's guidon, and it will remain cased as the unit travels back to its home station. Capt. Pratistha Bhandari, commander of the 794th Med. Det. (PM), and Staff Sgt. James Back, uncased their unit's guidon, symbolizing the beginning of their critical preventive medicine mission in support of Operating Enduring Freedom. "I have th...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/93688/Mass__detachment_assume...

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