14th Combat Support Hospital (14th CSH)
The 14th Combat Support Hospital was originally constituted on 23 June 1942 in the United States Army as the 14th Field Hospital. It was activated 25 July 1942 at Camp Bowie, Texas and inactivated 25 March 1946 in Germany. It was again activated 13 November 1950 in Korea and was allocated to the Army 31 October 1951. It inactivated 01 February 1954 in Korea and was activated in December that year in Germany. It inactivated in Germany on 15 April 1968 and was not activated again until 06 October 1996 at Fort Benning, Georgia. On 21 June 2004 the 14th Field Hospital was re designated as the 14th Combat Support Hospital in Fort Benning, Georgia.
The 14th Combat Support Hospital has participated in WWII in the Aleutian Islands, Rhineland, and Central Europe. The 14th also served with pride in the Korean War. Unit decorations include; four Meritorious Unit Commendations (Embroidered) and two Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation (Embroidered). In September 2005, the 14th Combat Support Hospital deployed to New Orleans, Louisiana in support of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. In January 2006, the 14th Combat Support Hospital deployed to Afghanistan in support of Combined Joint Task Force 134 performing the Detainee Healthcare Mission. The 14th Combat Support Hospital was realigned from 44th Medical Brigade to the 1st Medical Brigade on 27 January 2011 and then realigned back to 44th Medical Brigade on 16 May 2012. The 14th CSH then deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), where they served a 9-month tour in Afghanistan redeploying in September of 2013.
In June of 2014 the 14th CSH assumed the Severe Weather Response Force (SWRF) mission. The unit continues the Army Medical Department's proud heritage of long and dedicated service to its nation anywhere, at any time. A progressive organization, the 14th Combat Support Hospital constantly evolves to keep pace with the changing missions and technological advances.