Fort Campbell medical soldiers deploy to Afghanistan to provide medical support

Posted at 1:59 PM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 14:59:18-04

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (WTVF) — About ten soldiers deployed from Fort Campbell to Afghanistan last week to provide medical support.

Fort Campbell says the soldiers - who are assigned to the 212th Medical Detachment - will serve at multiple locations during their deployment. They are trained and equipped to provide behavioral health support both in-person and remotely.

In preparation for the deployment, the team of soldiers conducted clinical work and training exercises during the six months prior to deploying.

"This team has been excited about this mission since they were notified they were selected," said Maj. Adam Keller, commander of the 212th Medical Detachment. "They have trained together and developed a cohesive team eager and willing to preserve the fighting strength of our warfighters. They bring a mix of clinical and deployment experience that sets them up for success. I am fortunate to have this team in my formation and certain that they will make significant impact in a dynamic battle space like Afghanistan."

The deploying team has previously deployed in support of U.S. Central Command.

The 212th Medical Detachment is part of the 531st Hospital Center, which has also deployed Fort Campbell soldiers to locations in the northeast to aid in efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic.