Belgian Medical Component
The Medical Component is the medical service of the Belgian Armed Forces
Military of Belgium
The Belgian Army is the national military of Belgium. The Belgian Army was established after Belgium became independent in October 1830...

. It provides medical support for the Belgian Armed Forces and its operations, participates in humanitarian aid
Humanitarian aid
Humanitarian aid is material or logistical assistance provided for humanitarian purposes, typically in response to humanitarian crises including natural disaster and man-made disaster. The primary objective of humanitarian aid is to save lives, alleviate suffering, and maintain human dignity...

 and provides certain services to the civilian society. The current Commander of the Medical Component is Brigade General
Brigade General
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 Danielle Levillez.


The Medical Component consists of the following units:
  • A medical operational command (COMOPSMED), located in Evere
    Evere is one of the nineteen municipalities located in the Brussels-Capital Region of Belgium. On January 1, 2006 the municipality had a total population of 33,462...

  • 4 Operational Medical Centres (CMO), located in Brussels
    Brussels , officially the Brussels Region or Brussels-Capital Region , is the capital of Belgium and the de facto capital of the European Union...

    , Leopoldsburg
    Leopoldsburg is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg. On January 1, 2006 Leopoldsburg had a total population of 14,403. The total area is 22.49 km² which gives a population density of 640 inhabitants per km².-External links:*...

    , Marche-en-Famenne
    Marche-en-Famenne is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Luxembourg. It is the unofficial capital of the Famenne region, sandwiched between the Condroz, former land of the Condrusi, to the north and the Ardennes to the south....

     and Zeebrugge
    Zeebrugge is a village on the coast of Belgium and a subdivision of Bruges, for which it is the modern port. Zeebrugge serves as both the international port of Bruges-Zeebrugge and a seafront resort with hotels, cafés, a marina and a beach.-Location:...

    . These centres have a number of so-called Medical Antennas at their disposal, spread across the area for which they are responsible, as well as Advanced Medical Elements (EMA) in order to guarantee medical support for operations and exercises.
  • 3 Medical Intervention Elements (EMI), located in Destelbergen
    Destelbergen is a municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Destelbergen proper and Heusden and was created on January 1, 1977 by the fusion of these two municipalities...

    , Ghlin
    Ghlin is a village near the Belgian town Mons in the province of Hainaut.- People born in Ghlin :* Charles Plisnier , writer winner of the Prix Goncourt in 1937- See also :Grand Large...

     and Landen
    Landen is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant. The municipality comprises the city of Landen proper and the towns of Attenhoven, Eliksem, Ezemaal, Laar, Neerlanden, Neerwinden, Overwinden, Rumsdorp, Waasmont, Walsbets, Walshoutem, Wange and Wezeren. On January 1, 2006...

    , which provide the means of transportation for the wounded as well as more specialised medical care in the field.
  • A Medical Technical Intervention Element (EMI-Tech), located in Nivelles
    Nivelles is a Walloon city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Walloon Brabant. The Nivelles municipality includes the old communes of Baulers, Bornival, Thines, and Monstreux....

    , which is responsible for medical supplies in Belgium
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     and abroad.
  • The Military Hospital of Neder-Over-Heembeek
    Neder-over-Heembeek is a northern part of the City of Brussels municipality in Belgium. It is a commune which lost its municipality status when it was merged with the City of Brussels....



  • Agusta A109 Medevac
    Agusta A109
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  • John Deere
    John Deere
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  • M113 Ambulance
    M113 Armored Personnel Carrier
    The M113 is a fully tracked armored personnel carrier that has formed the backbone of the United States Army's mechanized infantry units from the time of its first fielding in Vietnam in April 1962. The M113 was the most widely used armored vehicle of the U.S...

  • MAN Shelter
  • Pandur 6X6 Ambulance
    Pandur 6X6 APC
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  • Renault
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     Premium Cargo
  • Toyota Land Cruiser
    Toyota Land Cruiser
    The is a series of four-wheel drive vehicles produced by the Japanese car maker Toyota Motor Corporation. It is not related to the Studebaker Land Cruiser car produced in the US from 1934-1954....

  • Unimog Ambulance 4X4
    Unimog is a range of multi-purpose auto four wheel drive medium trucks produced by Mercedes-Benz, a division of Daimler AG. The name Unimog is pronounced in German and is an acronym for the German "UNIversal-MOtor-Gerät", Gerät being the German word for machine or device...

  • Volvo
    AB Volvo is a Swedish builder of commercial vehicles, including trucks, buses and construction equipment. Volvo also supplies marine and industrial drive systems, aerospace components and financial services...

  • Volvo Recovery
  • Volkswagen
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     Ambulance LT35
  • Refrigerator Plasma Volvo (Thermoking)
  • Jeep 4X4 Bombardier
  • Volvo 10T Cargo (6X4)
  • Ford Transit Ambulance
    Ford Transit
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