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Fort Carson detachment opens first veterinary facility in Afghanistan: The 438th Medical Detachment (Veterinary

Fort Carson detachment opens first veterinary facility in Afghanistan: The 438th Medical Detachment (Veterinary

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Jan. 3, 2013) -- The 438th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Service) from Fort Carson, Colo., officially opened their doors to Afghanistan's first Veterinary Treatment Facility at Kandahar Airfield, Dec. 15. Col. Koji Nishimura, Task Force Medical-Afghanistan commander, presided over the event as joint and coalition medical command teams assembled to honor the opening ceremony. For the last three months, 438th Med. Det. (VS), Task Force 14 Medical worked hand-in-hand with the Beautiful American Construction Company to finalize their facility to help treat both military and contracting working dogs throughout Regional Command-South. "The working dog is a force multiplier that provides services and protection to our war fighters that is unmatched by any U.S. military equipment," said Capt. Paul Key, executive officer, 438th MDVS. "These dogs do not volun...

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