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Individual Medical Equipment (IME)

Readiness Requirements
Individual Medical Equipment will be documented during the Periodic Health Assessment (PHA). Service members who are in the process of being deployed (expeditionary deployment) shall present to the PHA appointment with the following IME:

  • Ballistic Protection Optical Inserts. Service members who require vision correction will possess the appropriate optical insert compatible with the Military Combat Eye Protection (MCEP) device issued to the service member. MCEP spectacle with optical insert may be counted as one pair of spectacles to meet the requirement for two pair of eyeglasses.

  • Protective (Gas) Mask Inserts (PMI/GMI). Service members who require vision correction will possess the appropriate optical insert compatible with the protective mask to be used. SELRES service members assigned to deployable operational units will have PMI/GMI while in a SELRES status. All other SELRES service members will receive PMI/GMI when notified of deployment.

  • Medical warning tags. Service members who have documented allergies and permanent conditions which would delay treatment (in the absence of a HR), or render the routinely indicated course of treatment dangerous (e.g. allergic reaction to drugs, or insect bites) shall have a red medical tag.

All coast Guard personnel requiring vision correction will present to the PHA appointment with two pairs of glasses.

 Coast Guard personnel wearing Gas Masks


Readiness Resources

MRRS (logon required)

Civilian Medical Readiness Form

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Last Modified 8/19/2014