Welcome from the 95th MDBS Commander
On behalf of all the personnel within the detachment, it is with great pleasure that I welcome you to 95th Medical Detachment (Blood Support), U.S. Army Medical Material Center-Korea, and 65th Medical Brigade. Serving in Korea is a rewarding experience and provides you an opportunity to experience a great culture as well as afford you the chance to continue to support and defend your county. While here, you will have the distinct opportunity to serve in the best Medical Detachment (Blood Support) in the United States Army. We are the life force of the blood and blood product supply throughout the Korean peninsula. Our role is unique to all other Medical Detachment (Blood Support) due to us having an active mission during peacetime and continuing an ongoing mission in preparation for hostilities.
There are plenty of opportunities here for you to have a very rewarding experience. Again, we are looking forward to having you join us here at the 95th Medical Detachment (Blood Support) in Korea!
“The Price of Victory is Blood!”
The 95th Medical Detachment (Blood Support) was originally constituted on 14 August 1944, in the Army of the United States as the 95th Medical Composite Section. The unit was activated on 1 October 1944 in New Guinea and served in the Pacific during World War II. Redesignated on 13 December 1944, as the 95th Veterinary Food Inspection Detachment, it was allotted on 5 December 1951 to the regular Army and served in both Korea and Japan during the Korean War patriating in the U.N. Defensive, the U.N. Offensive, and the CCF Intervention. During this time, the 95th was awarded the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation. Reorganized and redesignated on 10 February 1953 as the 95th Medical Detachment, the unit was later inactivated on 1 May 1967 in Japan. Activated again on 1 November 1962 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, the 95th Medical Detachment deployed to Thailand during the Vietnam War where it was later inactivated on 10 November 1970. On 16 October 2008, the 95th Medical Detachment was activated for the last time under the 168th Multifunctional Medical Battalion, in South Korea. On 9 August 2019, the 95th MDBS got realigned under U.S. Army Medical Material Center-Korea (USAMMC-K).
The 95th Medical Detachment (Blood Support) is the largest forward deployed frozen Blood Supply Detachment in the DOD with capabilities to support over 30,000 US Forces in Korea (USFK). The 95th accounts for over 4,300 units of frozen blood and processes up to 1,000 units of blood annually to be distributed in support of Level III Medical Treatment Facilities on the Korean Peninsula.