Nearly 100 soldiers assigned to the 14th Combat Support Hospital are scheduled to return to Fort Benning after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan Wednesday evening in Freedom Hall.
The 14th CSH provides healthcare and emergency services to service members of all branches of service assigned within the unit's operational area.
During their deployment, the unit, commanded by Col. William S. Drennon, served as a multifunctional medical task force with 600 Soldiers making up teams on 57 forward operating bases across Afghanistan. These teams conducted more than 3,000 missions outside the forward operating bases in support of U.S. and coalition forces.
The 14th CSH also made up three surgical teams in surgical hospitals with Spanish and British partners.
14th CSH Soldiers worked in blood support, dentistry, X-ray, pharmacy, laboratory, preventive medicine, veterinary and combat stress detachments.
The soldiers performed more than 1,500 surgeries, executed more than 1,500 medical evacuation missions, completed 52,000 laboratory tests, filled 12,000 prescriptions and took more than 21,000 X-rays.
Colonel Drennon is scheduled to relinquish command of the 14th on Aug. 14.