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520th Medical Company and 166th Medical Detachment Deployment Ceremony

FORT LEWIS, WA — The 520th Medical Company Area Support and the 166th Medical Detachment will case their colors Friday, Oct. 3, at 11 a.m., in preparation for the units’ upcoming deployment to Iraq.

About 70 Soldiers from the 520th Medical Company Area Support and the 166th Medical Detachment (Optometry) will deploy to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The 520th Medical Company will provide full and direct health protection operations in support of forces engaged in a wide range of combat and non-combat operations.

The 166th Medical Detachment will provide optometry care and optical fabrication support.

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