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All Sailors to complete a Post Deployment Health Assessment

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"NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- U.S. Fleet Forces Command, the Navy's lead for the Deployment Health Assessment (DHA) process, is reinforcing the need for all Sailors to complete a Post Deployment Health Assessment (PDHA DD2796) and Post Deployment Health Reassessment (PDHRA DD2900) upon returning from a qualifying deployment in accordance with OPNAVINST 6100.3.

A qualifying deployment is an assignment to an ashore location outside the continental United States without a fixed military treatment facility (MTF) for more than 30 days or when directed by the component commander (COCOM) or the unit's commanding officer.

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert emphasized the necessity to provide support to Sailors and family members.

"Our Sailors and families make enormous sacrifices to serve their country and to support the Navy's mission," he said. "We have a professional and moral obligation to uphold a covenant with Sailors and their families - in turn, we must always be ready, at any moment, to get them the necessary care and support they have earned...""

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=63811

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