Just part of the job; corpsman treats Marine WWII veteran at Iwo To
(August 12, 2014)
By Cpl. Henry J. Antenor | 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit
CAMP HANSEN - Okinawa, Japan --
The 69th Reunion of Honor ceremony at Iwo To (the island formerly known as Iwo Jima) was a tribute to the veterans who fought at the Battle of Iwo Jima and Petty Officer 3rd Class Traciemarie D. San Juan was standing there with the jitters. She didn’t have heightened nerves from the magnitude of the ceremony - this time - but because she was called to aid an 80-year-old man in cardiac arrest.
(left) Petty Officer 3rd Class Traciemarie D. San Juan, shown here, was recently was presented with the Navy / Marine Corps Achievement Medal for her actions in stabilizing a Marine World War II veteran after he suffered a cardiac arrest while attending the 69th Reunion of Honor ceremony at Iwo To (the island formerly known as Iwo Jima). The ceremony, held Mar. 19, 2014, was a tribute to the veterans who fought at the Battle of Iwo Jima. San Juan assisted in the stabilizing and transporting of the veteran from Iwo To to the Guam Naval Hospital onboard a C-130 Super Hercules for further medical evaluation. San Juan is a corpsman with Health Service Support Platoon, Combat Logistics Battion-31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and is a native of Napa, California. (Photo by Cpl. Henry J. Antenor)
Corpsmen teach CLS aboard USS America
(August 9, 2014)
By Cpl. Donald Holbert
AT SEA- U.S. Navy hospital corpsmen with the Logistics Combat Element of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force South taught a combat lifesaver course for Marines aboard the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), Aug. 1.
Corporal Daniel Agustin, a landing support specialist with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force South, and a native of Seattle, practices finding a vein for intravenous fluid replacement on Petty Officer 2nd Class Gabriel Besa, a Navy hospital corpsman also with the SPMAGTF, and a native of Pearland, Texas, during a combat life saver class aboard the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), July 31, 2014. The Marines were tested on advanced medical techniques in order to become certified combat lifesavers for the SPMAGTF. The course was given to prepare the Marines for their bi-lateral training in Brazil. Bi-lateral training with our partners develops, maintains and strengthens the relationships that facilitate the cooperation needed in the event of a crisis requiring a multinational effort. SPMAGTF-South is currently embarked aboard America on her maiden transit, “America Visits the Americas”. The ship is scheduled to be commissioned in San Francisco, Oct. 11. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Donald Holbert/ Released)
Mercy Holds Mass Casualty Drill During RIMPAC's Sea Phase
(July 29, 2014)
By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Pyoung K. Yi, USNS Mercy Public Affairs
PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- The crew of the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) took part in a mass casualty drill July 27 during the sea phase of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014.
The drill which emulated an oil platform explosion and included 30 patients with mock injuries and a series of helicopter medical evacuations.
(left) 140727-N-OL084-394 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 27, 2014) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Joseph Lanyon, center, and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Larry Calvert conduct an initial patient assessment on a mock patient during a mass casualty drill aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. Twenty-two nations, 49 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC exercise from June 26 to Aug. 1, in and around the California coast and Hawaiian Islands. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin W. Galvin/Released)
BUMED Highlights Diversity
(July 23, 2014)
By Steve Van Der Werff, Navy Medicine Public Affairs
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) released a video highlighting diversity, July 23.
The video, which was produced by the BUMED Visual Information Directorate illustrates the importance of diversity and its inclusion in meeting the Navy Medicine mission.
Navy Surgeon General Addresses Future of Navy Medicine at Navy Now Forum
(July 24, 2014)
By Chantel Furbert, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs
ARLINGTON, Va. (NNS) -- Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan, Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, spoke at the Navy Now Forum in Arlington, Virginia, July 23.
The Navy Now Forum provides a unique opportunity for business leaders to network with the leading names in the naval industry and gain critical insight on the inner workings of the Navy.
(left) 140723-A-XS409-143 ARLINGTON, Va. (July 23, 2014) Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, surgeon general of the Navy and chief of the Navy's Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, speaks to the Navy Now Forum attendees harnessing virtual medicine as the next revolution in the health care industry. (U.S. Navy photo by Chantel Furbert/Released)