Updated Tour Lengths for Physicians

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The chapter of the Military Personnel Manual that sets tour lengths for various specialties and locations has been updated (medical stuff starts on page 22):

Per the Medical Corps Detailers, the following changes were made, largely to prevent skill degradation in certain areas:

  • Gynecologic Surgery & Obstetrics (GS&O or GSO, the new triservice name for OB/GYN) now stay only 1 year at 29 Palms
  • GSO, Anesthesiology, General Surgery, and Orthopedics now stay only 1 year at Lemoore
  • GSO and Anesthesiology now stay only 12 months unaccompanied or 18 months accompanied at Iwakuni (although it sounds like they were already doing that)

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