86th Combat Support Hospital
86th Combat Support Hospital
Office Symbol: AFZB-CSH
6390 Desert Storm Ave.
Fort Campbell, KY 42223-5000
O/O, TF 86 deploys to provide Level III force health protection ISO joint and/or coalition forces conducting full spectrum operations, while simultaneously serving as the task force command and control headquarters providing operational, logistical, and administrative support to assigned and attached units. BPT conduct split-based operations ISO CONUS and OCONUS deployments.
86th Combat Support Hospital History
The 86th Evacuation Hospital was constituted on 21 December 1928, and activated as part of the Regular Army on 20 March 1944 at Camp Bowie, Texas. The unit provided medical care during World War II and was awarded the Asian-Pacific Theater campaign streamer. The hospital was then inactivated in Osaka, Japan on 29 January 1946.
On 18 April 1967, the 86th Evacuation Hospital was reactivated and in September 1988, the hospital converted to a modular deployable medical system (DEPMEDS) Hospital, containing 296 beds, 8 operating tables and a staff of 406 personnel. With this configuration the 86th Evacuation Hospital deployed in support of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm from October 1990 until April 1991. The hospital supported the XVIII Airborne Corps providing comprehensive medical and surgical services in combat. For its outstanding accomplishments, the 86th Evacuation Hospital was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation.
From December 1992 until May 1993, the 86th Evacuation Hospital deployed to Mogadishu, Somalia and established a Level III hospital in support of Operation Restore Hope. Upon return to Fort Campbell in November 1993, the 86th Evacuation Hospital converted to the Medical Force 2000 (MF2K) Combat Support Hospital (CSH), containing 296 beds, 8 operating tables and a staff of 606 personnel. The hospital deployed five times during the next 10 years with this configuration.
In September 1994, the 86th CSH deployed in support of Operation Restore Democracy in Haiti, and in November 1998, deployed soldiers to El Salvador in support of Operation Fuerte Apoya (Strong Support), providing disaster relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch.
On 19 September 2001, the 86th CSH deployed Task Force Medical Falcon V to Kosovo in support of Operation Joint Guardian. Six weeks later, the unit made a historic first, simultaneously deploying with Task Force 261 to Uzbekistan and Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
From January 2003 until July 2003, the 86th CSH deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, fielding two hospitals: one in Camp Udairi, Kuwait, and another in LSA Adder, Iraq, both consisting of 84 beds.
After converting to a 248 bed MRI CSH in October 2004, the 86th CSH was called upon to deploy and provide world-class health care by establishing two Level III hospital facilities; LSA Adder, Iraq, and Baghdad, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 04-06. During this deployment the 86th CSH added to the legacy of the Army Medical Department and the unit by achieving many historic firsts. These accomplishments include: the first Level III facility to institute the Platelet Aphaeresis system in theater, first to introduce thromboelastograph technology in theater, first Level III to fully implement the Medical Communications For Combat Casualty Care (MC4) system, the first facility to initiate retrospective research in a combat theater, and the first to establish a training program in which Iraqi physicians trained under and worked beside U.S. Army doctors.
The 86th CSH remains at the forefront of medical and military excellence by recently completing a 15 month deployment while operating two Level III hospital facilities in Mosul and Baghdad along with surgical clinics at Al Kut and Amarah in Iraq. Most importantly, the CSH was part of an AMEDD team that ensured more than 95% of all injured Soldiers survived, the highest wartime survival rate in military history.
The subordinate units of the 86th fall in line with this standard of excellence. The 772nd Forward Surgical Team (FST) deployed during OIF 05-07 and is currently deployed to Afghanistan, setting the standard for FST surgical care. The 212th Combat Stress Control (CSC) is preparing for their second deployment in support of OIF. The 61st Preventative Medicine (PM) Detachment supported disaster relief efforts in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina and is currently on their second deployment to Iraq. The 179th Optometry Team recently returned from Iraq while the two newest members of the 86th CSH, the 501st Area Support Medical Company (ASMC) and the 72nd Veterinary Detachment are preparing for deployment. All of the Soldiers and families from these units represent the finest traditions of the AMEDD.
The 86th CSH is currently assigned to the 1st Medical Brigade and is proud of its support relationship with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY. The 86th CSH exists to provide world-class health care in support of the world’s finest fighting force, the United States Army.