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Navy Medical Experts Offer Combat Lifesaver Training to SPS-17 Troops
By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kristen Cheyenne Yarber, Southern Partnership Station 17 Public Affairs
8/11/2017
PUERTO CASTILLA, Honduras (NNS) -- Navy doctors and hospital corpsmen held a Combat Lifesaver (CLS) training course for service members deployed as part of Southern Partnership Station 17 (SPS 17), August 8, at Base Naval de Puerto Castilla, a Honduran naval base.

Mighty Medicine: 215th Corps hospital continues enhancing care capabilities
By Sgt. Lucas Hopkins, Resolute Support Headquarters
8/10/2017
The Afghan National Army 215th Corps Hospital at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan is quickly becoming one of the best military hospitals in the nation.

Naval Hospital Pensacola's Pharmacy Best Option for Prescriptions
By Jason Bortz, Naval Hospital Pensacola Public Affairs
8/10/2017
PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- TRICARE beneficiaries in the Pensacola, Florida area needing prescriptions have lots of options, including Naval Hospital Pensacola's Pharmacy.

Public Health Partnership Strengthens Mosquito Control Efforts in Haiti
By Lt. Matthew Montgomery, Navy Entomology Center of Excellence, Public Affairs
8/9/2017
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- The Navy Entomology Center of Excellence (NECE) announced Aug. 9 its partnership with the Haitian Ministry of Public and Population Health (MPPH) for field trials of a new class of long lasting low toxicity insecticides.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Now Full-Service in San Antonio
By Petty Officer 1st Class Jacquelyn Childs, Navy Medicine Education and Training Command
8/8/2017
SAN ANTONIO – Senior Navy and Marine Corps leaders joined a small gathering at the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society’s (NMCRS) newest full-service location for a ceremonial ribbon- and cake-cutting ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio – Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Aug. 8.

NHCP Welcomes Students for Science, Service, Medicine and Mentoring Program
From NHCP Public Affairs
8/8/2017
MCB CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (NNS) -- Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton hosted its second Science, Service, Medicine and Mentoring (S2M2) Program from July 31 to Aug. 4.

Navy Seabees and Medical Experts help Honduran Students during Southern Partnership Station 2017
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeremy Starr, Southern Partnership Station 17 Public Affairs
8/7/2017
SILIN, Honduras (NNS) -- Sailors assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One (NMCB 1) and medical professionals from the Navy Entomology Center of Excellence participated in a community relations project (COMREL) at the Repblica de Colombia Elementary School in Silin, Honduras, Aug. 1.

Naval Hospital Bremerton holds Change of Command and Retirement Ceremony
By Douglas Stutz
8/4/2017
Capt. David K. Weiss handed over responsibilities before officially retiring as commanding officer of Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) to Capt. Jeffrey W. Bitterman on August 4, 2017.

Naval Hospital Bremerton Corpsman Reflects on Purple Heart
By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs
8/4/2017
BREMERTON, Wash. (NNS) -- On Dec. 16, 2012, the harsh, unforgiving landscape of Helmand province, Afghanistan, came crashing into Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Edwardbrice Sablan.

Naval Hospital Bremerton stresses Sight Safety for Solar Eclipse viewing
By Douglas Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton
8/4/2017
The eyes have it. Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) wants everyone’s sight-seeing to safely stay that way during the much-anticipated August 21, 2017 total eclipse of the sun.

Navy R2LM: Meet the team
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lieberknecht, Navy Medicine Operational Training Center
8/2/2017
NORFOLK (Aug. 2, 2017)— The Navy’s first Role 2 Light Maneuver team (R2LM) is halfway through their training program as of August 2.

Face of Defense: Sailor Gains New Perspective Through Auxiliary Duty
By Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class William Phillips
8/2/2017
BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 2, 2017 — When Navy Seaman Jason Sukhu, a hospital corpsman, arrived at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, he was asked if he wanted to volunteer for a collateral duty.

Navy Public Health “Giant” Retires After Nearly 50 Years of Dedicated Service
By Hugh Cox
8/2/2017
For nearly 50 years, retired Hospital Corpsman Master Chief Petty Officer Jackie Brown has provided Sailors and Marines with public health expertise ranging from career development, industrial hygiene/occupational medicine, entomology, operational medicine, deployment health/readiness, and Equal Opportunity programs.

Corpsman to Chaplain: One Sailor’s Journey
By Petty Officer 1st Class Jacquelyn Childs
8/1/2017
SAN ANTONIO – Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command (NMETLC) held a small and unique commissioning ceremony Aug. 1 at their headquarters on board Joint Base San Antonio – Fort Sam Houston, Texas, for one of the Navy’s newest chaplain selects.

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Cubano assumes command
By William Love, Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi
7/31/2017
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi (NHCCC) conducted a change of command ceremony on July 31. Capt. Miguel A. Cubano relieved Capt. Guido F. Valdes at the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi Catalina Club.

Naval Branch Health Clinic Kings Bay Launches Value-Based Care for Low Back Pain
By Yan Kennon, Public Affairs Senior Writer, Naval Hospital Jacksonville
7/28/2017
KINGS BAY, Ga. (NNS) -- Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Kings Bay now offers a low back pain team, as part of a value-based care pilot program initiated at Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville Oct. 1, 2016.

NMOTC trains first Navy R2LM team
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lieberknecht
7/27/2017
NORFOLK (July 27, 2017)— Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) commenced training for the Navy’s first Role 2 Light Maneuver (R2LM) course at Naval Station Norfolk on Monday.

America Holds Health Awareness 5K on Flight Deck
By MC3 (SCW) Arnesia McIntyre, USS America (LHA 6) Public Affairs
7/27/2017
PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) (NNS) -- Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) participated in the Health Awareness 5K run on the ship's flight deck, July 23.

Sailors Conduct Medical Knowledge Exchange with Honduran Doctors, Nurses to Kick Off Southern Partnership Station 17
By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kristen Cheyenne Yarber, Southern Partnership Station 17 Public Affairs
7/27/2017
TRUJILLO, Honduras (NNS) -- Sailors of Southern Partnership Station-Expeditionary Fast Transport 17 (SPS-EPF 17) visited Dr. Salvador Paredes Hospital, July 25, in Trujillo, Honduras, to provide valuable medical treatment information to staff members.

Naval Hospital Oak Harbor is first Navy hospital to pilot electronic health record upgrade
By Patricia Rose
7/27/2017
Naval Hospital Oak Harbor (NHOH) was selected as the first Navy hospital to deploy the Department of Defense’s new integrated electronic health record, MHS GENESIS, and has been successfully using the program since July 15.

A Navy Medicine career of 45 years and counting at Naval Hospital Bremerton
By Douglas Stutz
7/27/2017
For almost half a century, Roger C Johnson has been part of Navy Medicine and caring for the health and safety of others.

Medical Training Gets 'Real' On The Big Stick
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class R. David Valdez, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Public Affairs
7/26/2017
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt's (CVN 71) Medical department participated in a medical readiness inspection involving the most realistic simulations ever employed aboard an aircraft carrier, July 24.

Face of Defense: Sailor Trains Alongside Soldiers
By Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lieberknecht, Navy Medicine Operational Training Center
7/26/2017
PENSACOLA, Fla., July 26, 2017 — The Navy's Aviation Survival Training Center Pensacola recently sent one of its instructors to Fort Benning, Georgia, to learn and share parachute training practices.

NAVMED West honors USS Fitzgerald support responders
By Gregory Mitchell
7/25/2017
YOKOSUKA, Japan – In front of a capacity crowd within the U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Yokosuka command auditorium, Commander, Navy Medicine West, Rear Adm. Paul Pearigen was on hand to recognize service members who were part of the emergency response team for the recent USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) incident, during a ceremony held in their honor, Jul. 21.

Naval Hospital Jacksonville nurses recognized by First Coast Magazine
by Yan Kennon
7/24/2017
First Coast Magazine selected three Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville nurses for its 2017 “Celebration of Nurses,” from among nurses at hospitals across Northeast Florida.

Plotting the future of educating, training and equipping Navy Medicine
By Larry Coffey
7/21/2017
SAN ANTONIO – Leaders from across the Navy Medicine education, training and logistics enterprise and from the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) in Washington, D.C., wrapped up a two-and-a-half-day strategic planning offsite in San Antonio, Texas, July 21.

Outpatient Infusion Services Available at Naval Hospital Pensacola
By Jason Bortz, Public Affairs Officer, Naval Hospital Pensacola Public Affairs Office
7/17/2017
NAVAL HOSPITAL PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Hospital Pensacola's (NHP) Multi-Service Ward provides infusion services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Navy Medicine Reserve Unit Provides Support for DoD Warrior Games 2017
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Paul Kotara II
7/17/2017
CHICAGO (NNS) -- Navy Medicine reserve personnel provided medical care for all athletes at the 2017 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games, June 25-July 9.

I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Jeffrey D. Vorwald, Naval Hospital Bremerton Industrial Hygiene officer
By Douglas Stutz
7/17/2017
The Lancaster, Wis. native with six years in the Navy graduated from Boscobel High School in 2000 and spent time in the U.S. Air Force before finding his niche as a Navy Medical Service Corps (MSC) officer.

Navy Medicine East Fosters Convenient Care Through Health Innovation
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephane Belcher
7/14/2017
Navy Medicine East (NME) emphasizes the importance of health innovation, and recognizes July as Health Innovation Month, by making care more convenient for patients — from brick and mortar settings to telehealth initiatives that support, and advance, the health and welfare of the Navy and Marine Corps family.

Lincoln Sailors Save a Life
By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matt Herbst, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), Public Affairs
7/13/2017
NORFOLK (NNS) -- The quick actions and medical training of Sailors assigned to Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) saved the life of a civilian working aboard the ship, June 14, while it is moored in Norfolk for a carrier incremental availability in preparation for workups.

Naval Hospital Jacksonville Innovates with Value-Based Care
By Yan Kennon, Public Affairs Senior Writer, Naval Hospital Jacksonville
7/13/2017
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Navy Medicine is focused on finding innovative ways to protect, support and advance the health and welfare of the military family.

Faces of the Force: Petty Officer 2nd Class Necorian Jones
By Pfc. Melany Vasquez
7/12/2017
RESERVE, La.- Petty Officer 2nd Class Necorian Jones, a dental corpsman with 4th Dental Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Forces Reserve, is not only working with the Navy dental department during Innovative Readiness Training Louisiana Care 2017 but is also working as a high school teacher and coach for the track and football teams at Little Elm High School in Texas.

NHCP Eagles Win Camp Pendleton CG Cup Soccer League
By Douglas Allen, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton Public Affairs
7/12/2017
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (NNS) -- The Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton soccer team was recognized at morning colors July 7, 2017, for winning the Camp Pendleton 2017 USAA Commanding General's Cup soccer league title.

ASTC Pensacola Sailor Trains Alongside Soldiers
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lieberknecht
7/12/2017
PENSACOLA, Fla. (July 12, 2017) – Aviation Survival Training Center (ASTC) Pensacola recently sent one of its instructors to the Army’s Basic Airborne School at Fort Benning, Ga., to learn and share parachute training practices.

NRL Scientists Find High Prevalence of Antibiotic Resistance in Kenya
By Daniel Parry, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Public Affairs
7/11/2017
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Antibiotic resistance is one of the most significant global public health problems in many developing nations. While important for improvements to global health, understanding of the types and prevalence of antibiotic resistance can aid deployed military in the development of risk assessments.

Three Sailors From Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay Meritoriously Advance
By Joycelyn Biggs
7/11/2017
Three Sailors from U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay were meritoriously advanced during a ceremony held at the hospital July 11: Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Conchetta Dixon, and Hospitalmen Erica Barnes and Suriel Cruz.

San Antonio Sea Service Leaders Recognize Local NMCRS Fund Drive Efforts
By Petty Officer 1st Class Jacquelyn Childs
7/10/2017
SAN ANTONIO – Several Navy and Marine Corps commands in the San Antonio area recognized key volunteers in the most recent annual Navy Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) fund drive during a quarterly sea service leadership meeting at Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command (NMETLC) July 10.

Informatics team at NME takes strides to expand on patient care
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephane Belcher
7/10/2017
Navy Medicine (in collaboration with Navy Medicine East) provides the strategy, guidance and governance in the informatics world, supporting the medical treatment facilities on their various initiatives and challenges.

NHCP Holds Residency Programs Graduation
From Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton Public Affairs
7/6/2017
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (NNS) -- Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton held the annual residency and intern graduation ceremony for its Family Medicine, Pharmacy, Dental and Sports Medicine Departments June 30, 2017.

Benfold's Hospital Corpsman Awarded 2016 Surface Force IDC of the Year
By Ens. Katherine Inge, USS Benfold (DDG 65) Public Affairs
7/6/2017
YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- Hospital Corpsman 1st (HM1) Class Rendel Cano, an independent duty corpsman (IDC) assigned to the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65), was recently named Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery's (BUMED) 2016 Surface Force IDC of the Year.

Filling You in on Dental
By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tristan B. Lotz, USS George H.W. Bush Public Affairs
7/6/2017
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (NNS) -- With over 5,000 embarked personnel, the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) is essentially a floating city. Like any city, GHWB has to take care of its residents, including their teeth.

Navy Surgeon General Visits DoD Warrior Games
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Paul Kotara II, Navy Medicine Public Affairs
7/6/2017
CHICAGO (NNS) -- Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery and Force Master Chief Hosea Smith, director of the Hospital Corps, attended the start of the DoD Warrior Games 2017 in Chicago June 30, to support the athletes and family members in attendance.

NME good stewards of taxpayer dollars, fiscal accountability a priority
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephane Belcher
7/5/2017
Navy Medicine East’s Jamie Carter, financial management analyst, recently received the Assistant Secretary of the Navy’s 2016 Financial Management Award for the Individual Financial Management Certification category.

2nd Medical Battalion conducts certification exercise

7/5/2017
U.S. Navy corpsmen from 2nd Medical Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group participated in a certification exercise in preparation for an upcoming deployment at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, June 28, 2017.

Sailor Shows Son Sportsmanship, Camaraderie of DoD Warrior Games
By Shannon Collins DoD News, Defense Media Activity
7/5/2017
CHICAGO, July 5, 2017 — For Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Rumulo Urtula, competing in the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games here is about showing his son, Jeffrey, 19, the meaning of perseverance.

Hospital corpsman disregards own life to save Marines
By Katie Lange, DoD News, Defense Media Activity
7/5/2017
There are people who try to help, and then there are extraordinary people who selflessly give everything for someone else. Hospitalman Richard DeWert was one of the latter, and a Medal of Honor recipient.

Corpsmen battle the heat during Integrated Training Exercise 4-17
By Cpl. Dallas Johnson, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms
7/4/2017
MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. -- As temperatures soar to well over 100 degrees, U.S. Navy medical personnel and Marines from units across the Marine Corps Reserve battled record high temperatures and the daily threat of heat related injuries during Integrated Training Exercise 4-17 on Marine Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, from June 8-July 7, 2017.

Bataan Corpsman Pursues Childhood Dream
By Petty Officer 3rd Class Evan Thompson
7/2/2017
5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS - Growing up, many people have passions that fall to the wayside as time passes. But what happens when you’re encouraged from an early age to never lose sight of those passions?

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Keeping Cool with Science
By Mr. Jay Heaney, environmental physiologist, Naval Health Research Center
6/30/2017
On land or at sea, from scorching deserts to sweltering engineering spaces, military operations often require service members to work in environments that make heat safety a constant concern. When you factor in individual activity and fitness levels, gear, equipment, and clothing, body heat isn’t the only thing building up—the potential for heat injuries rises too.

Driving a Culture of High Reliability at Navy Medicine West through Cutting Edge Continuous Process Improvement
From Navy Medicine West Public Affairs
6/30/2017
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Navy Medicine West (NMW)is a regional medical command that reports directly to the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED).

U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo and Joint Medical Group Gains New Leader
By Joycelyn Biggs
6/29/2017
Approximately 100 guests attended the time-honored Navy tradition, presided over by Rear Adm. Anne Swap, commander, Navy Medicine East.

Naval Hospital Bremerton Recipient of CNO Environmental Award
By Douglas Stutz
6/27/2017
Along with other commands from the Horn of Africa to the Far East and across the Pacific Northwest, Navy Medicine was represented for environmental stewardship and sustainability by the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO).

NMOTC Celebrates LGBT Month
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lieberknecht
6/27/2017
PENSACOLA, Fla. (June 27, 2017) – The diversity team at Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) recently invited LGBT Sailors from NMOTC and the Pensacola area to speak on-camera about their experiences in the Navy for a video in observance of LGBT Pride Month 2017.

Ike's Medical Department Goes for Gold
By Mass Communication Specialist Devin A. Lowe, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Public Affairs
6/26/2017
ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) -- Seconds ticked by as a hospital corpsman, with a needle in hand, squatted beside his patient in hangar bay one aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). With practiced ease, he inserted it with precision into the patient's arm and taped the IV in place.

Navy Surgeon General Visits Pittsburgh for Navy Week
By Vice Admiral C. Forrest Faison III
6/26/2017
Shipmates, This week, I traveled northwest to participate in Navy Week Pittsburgh, June 19-20. Here are a few trip highlights:

Hospital Corpsman Disregards Own Life to Save Marines
By Katie Lange, DoD News, Defense Media Activity
6/25/2017
There are people who try to help, and then there are extraordinary people who selflessly give everything for someone else. Sailor Richard DeWert is one of the latter, and that’s why he’s our latest Medal of Honor Monday honoree.

NHC Corpus Christi announces change of command
By William Love, Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi, Texas
6/23/2017
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (June 23, 2017) - Naval Health Clinic (NHC) Corpus Christi will conduct a change of command ceremony July 31, at 1 p.m., at the Catalina Club on board Naval Air Station Corpus Christi.

SWMI Sailor is Shore IDC of the Year
By Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jermia Douglas, Surface Warfare Medical Institute
6/22/2017
SAN DIEGO (June 22, 2017) – The Surface Warfare Medical Institute (SWMI) announced today that a SWMI Independent Duty Corpsman instructor and program manager for simulation operations at the San Diego-based school was selected as Navy Medicine’s Shore Duty 2016 Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC) of the year.

NMCP Graduates 2017 Class of Internal Medicine Residents
By Rebecca A. Perron, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs
6/21/2017
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Medical Center Portsmouth's Internal Medicine Residency Class of 2017 graduated seven residents June 16 after they completed a three-year program that included the first year as an intern.

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