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NHRC Discusses Research and Readiness with NMCSD CO

Capt. Joel Roos, Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) commanding officer, met with leaders and scientists at the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC), Feb. 6.During the visit, Capt. Marshall Monteville, NHRC commanding officer, provided an overview of the center’s research expertise and discussed current and potential collaborations between the two commands.

First Quarter Standouts Recognized by NETC
By Enid Wilson
Two Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) Sailors were recognized for their hard work by NETC Commander Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad Feb. 6.

Remembering PhM3c John Andrew Haskins, Hero of Port Chicago
By André B. Sobocinski, Historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
Located on the southern banks of Suisun Bay, just over six miles outside of Martinez, California, Port Chicago was one of the Navy’s busiest and most vital munitions magazines during the Second World War.

Nurses, Corpsmen Honored with DAISY Award at NHP
By Jason Bortz
NAVAL HOSPITAL PENSACOLA, Fla. - Naval Hospital Pensacola held a ceremony to announce the winners of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses on Feb. 2.

3rd Fleet Announces Sea, Shore Sailors of the Year
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Curtis Spencer
SAN DIEGO – Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet named the fiscal year 2017 sea and shore Sailors of the year during a ceremony held at the U.S. 3rd Fleet headquarters building in San Diego, Feb. 2.

NAVSEA Announces Sailor of the Year
By NAVSEA Office of Corporate Communication
WASHINGTON – Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) announced its 2017 Sailor of the Year for the active-duty and reserve categories during an award ceremony in Arlington, Virginia Feb. 1.

Guantanamo Bay Sees Increase in Flu Activity
By Joycelyn Biggs, Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay Public Affairs
NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (NNS) -- All U.S. states except Hawaii are reporting widespread flu activity, according to the Centers for Disease Control website. While this is not the case in Guantanamo Bay, hospital leaders are taking a proactive approach to sustain this trend.

TF 51/5 Spotlight Story on Lt. Logan Moore

U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Feb. 1, 2018) – Lt. Logan Moore joined the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps four years ago with the sole purpose of making a difference in others’ lives.

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Navy Medicine East promotes patient safety through recognition
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephane Belcher
Navy Medicine East’s (NME) high reliability team nominated the three top-ranked Good Catch winners from 2017 to continue to the U.S. Navy Surgeon General’s Annual Good Catch Award.

NHP Pharmacy to Receive Upgrades
By Jason Bortz Naval Hospital Pensacola Public Affairs
NAVAL HOSPITAL PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Hospital Pensacola's Pharmacy will receive significant improvements as part of a renovation project scheduled to begin Feb. 1.

Navy Medicine’s 2017 Sailors of the Year, Across the Enterprise

Editor’s note: These hospital corpsmen were recognized as the Senior Sailors of the Year at their prospective regional commands, Navy Medicine East, Navy Medicine West, Navy Medicine Education Training and Logistics Command, and U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. These four sailors will now compete for the title of Navy Medicine’s 2017 Sailor of the Year, who will move on to compete in the Navy Shore Sailor of the Year competition later this year. The winner of that competition will be meritoriously promoted to chief petty officer.

Navy Medicine Announces 2017 Active Duty and Reserve Sailors of the Year
By Mariah Felipe
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) announced Navy Medicine's fiscal year 2017 Active Duty and Reserve Sailors of the Year (SOY) at Defense Health Headquarters, Jan. 26.

Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit Five Hosts Operational Readiness Evaluation for Forward Deployable Preventive Medicine Units
By Hugh Cox
Forward Deployable Preventive Medicine Unit (FDPMU) Team Four from San Diego, Calif. and FDPMU Team Six from Honolulu, Hawaii concluded two, six-day field exercises demonstrating operational readiness, January 7 – 20, 2018.

Naval Base San Diego Health Clinic Conducts Biannual DECON Drill

SAN DIEGO (NNS) – Twelve Sailors from Naval Base San Diego Health Clinic (NBHC) participated in the biannual decontamination (DECON) training on Naval Base San Diego, Jan. 17.

Naval Hospital Bremerton officially recognized as CNOR Strong facility
By Douglas Stutz
Naval Hospital Bremerton’s (NHB) Main Operating Room (OR) is officially a Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR) Strong facility with 100 percent of the nursing team maintaining their CNOR credentials.

Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit Two Celebrates National Blood Donor Month

In celebration of National Blood Donor Month, the Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit Two (NEPMU-2) health promotion team partnered with the U.S. Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) to host the unit’s first Blood Drive, Jan. 12.

NMOTC Volunteers Help Feed the Homeless in Pensacola
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lieberknecht
PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) – Members of Navy Medicine Operational Training Center’s (NMOTC) Diversity Committee volunteered their time to help serve dinner at a local community homeless shelter Jan. 25.

Naval Hospital Bremerton Advocates Immunization & Awareness During Flu Season
By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs
BREMERTON, Wash. (NNS) -- Much of the nation has been impacted by a persistent flu season which began last October and continues to affect young and old alike.

Preventive Medicine Unit Supports USAFRICOM Trilateral Medical Exchange in Angola, First-Ever for U.S.

In support of a United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM) trilateral medical exchange, Navy Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit Seven (NEPMU-7) deployed their preventive medicine officer to Angola to deliver preparedness and response training for outbreaks of Ebola and other viral hemorrhagic fevers , Dec. 2 - 10, 2017.

Colds and Flu: I'm sick, what should I do?
From Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- It's that time of year, when colds and influenza spread across the country, bringing discomfort to many. And the flu is peaking earlier this year than usual, with widespread cases reported in every state across the continental U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Naval Medical Research Center 2017 Senior and Junior Sailor of the Year

SILVER SPRING, Md. –The Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) recognized two of its own as the cream of the crop as the Senior Sailor of the Year and Junior Sailor of the Year 2017. The Sailor of the Year program honors Sailors who have a history of proven leadership, dedication, a high level of professionalism, and a history of command impact and mission contribution.

Corpsmen Complete Navy Surgeon General’s Clinical Trauma Experience Proof-of-Concept
By Petty Officer 1st Class John Kotara
CHICAGO – Corpsmen from the Navy’s first graduating class under the new Hospital Corps “A” School curriculum completed a new Navy surgeon general initiative, the Hospital Corpsman (HM) clinical trauma experience proof-of-concept, Jan. 18.

Mexican Navy Medical Officers visit NSTI
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lieberknecht
PENSACOLA, Fla. (Jan. 18, 2018) – Naval Survival Training Institute (NSTI) welcomed Medical officers of the Secretaria de Marina (SEMAR) from the Mexican Navy as part of a familiarization visit with U.S. Navy Medicine Jan 18.

NMETLC, BUMED Facilitate New Online Option for CE Units
By Larry Coffey
CEUs may now be earned online via the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) “Train,” said Capt. Ethan Josiah, head of the Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command (NMETLC) Staff Education and Training (SEAT) Program Management Office (PMO).

NHRC Educates Teachers About Military Medical Research

SAN DIEGO – Twenty-five high school science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers toured the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC), Jan. 12, to see a working research lab in action and gain insights they could take back to the classroom to inspire the next generation of scientists.

NAMI Hosts 2018 United States Naval Aeromedical Conference
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lieberknecht
PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- More than 300 aeromedical specialists attended a weeklong conference onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, which ended Jan. 12, designed to provide participants the latest information regarding aerospace medicine.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Capstone Prepares Corpsmen to Provide Care on Battlefield
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Paul Wu
Four corpsmen lined up against the exterior of Bldg. 277 at St. Julien’s Creek Annex Jan. 12, physically exerted from the physical training session they just completed.

MCBH primary medical care, all under one roof
Cpl. Jesus Sepulveda Torres
Seeking routine medical care aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) can be a hassle. There are currently five separate locations across base that provide care for different medical services. This is a problem of inconvenience for Service members on the installation, so to combat this situation a new facility is currently being constructed.

NEMTI holds first ever Navy Role I, II, III EMF training
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lieberknecht
Naval Expeditionary Medical Training Institute (NEMTI) at Camp Pendleton, California, conducted Navy Medicine’s first-ever Role I, II and III Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) training over the holiday season, helping ensure active duty and reserve Navy medical Sailors remain ready to deploy and save lives on the battlefield.

Naval Hospital Bremerton ShipShape Program Something to Smile About
By Douglas H. Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs
BREMERTON, Wash. (NNS) -- For Cynthia Blinkinsop, there was a need to regain her smile that had been missing. Naval Hospital Bremerton's (NHB) Health Promotion and Wellness Department's ShipShape Program provided just the resource to make Blinkinsop's happy expression return.

USNH Yokosuka welcomes first baby of 2018

YOKOSUKA, Japan - Amir Rashad Clark was the first baby of the New Year born at U. S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Yokosuka, Japan. Amir, a baby boy, was born on Monday Jan. 1, 2018 at 10:02 a.m. Japan Standard Time (JST) to Brittney and Chief Electronics Technician Byron Clark.

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Navy Training Requirements Review Process Ensures Opticians Provide Best Possible Care
By Julius Evans
Curriculum management Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) at Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command (NMETLC) in San Antonio, Texas, are now working to finalize a project that ensures the Navy’s optician course continues to meet the needs of the Navy and Navy opticians in the fleet.

Navy Chief aids homeless man
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Clutter
The story begins with a Facebook post. Chief Hospital Corpsman Mike Stewart, a Submarine Independent Duty Corpsman stationed at Navy Undersea Medical Institute (NUMI) in Groton, Conn., stumbled across it while scanning the social media site. In the post, a member of a local food pantry was looking for a place for Brad Kelsey to park his car.

Navy Medicine East, a ready, agile and rapidly responsive medical force

Navy Medicine East (NME) — comprised of more than 100 medical centers, hospitals and clinics spanning the eastern hemisphere and 10 global public health activities — achieved many milestones in 2017 in support of its mission as a ready, agile and rapidly responsive medical force that directly supports the Navy and Marine Corps, America’s premier expeditionary forces.

NMCP Announces New TRICARE Prime Clinic to Open in Suffolk
By Rebecca Perron
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) announced Dec. 18 the opening of a new TRICARE Prime Clinic (TPC) in Suffolk, with services first being available in spring 2018. Through the new clinic, NMCP will expand their capacity to provide Medical Home primary care for up to 12,000 beneficiaries and support the expanding population who lives in Suffolk.

U.S. Navy Doctors Return from Humanitarian Mission
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew Brame, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command Public Affairs
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- U.S. Navy doctors recently returned from a month-long humanitarian mission along the Amazon River in Brazil.

NEMTI hosts Expeditionary Medical Facility Training
By Lance Cpl. Haley McMenamin
Naval medical personnel, both active duty and reservists from various bases, participated in Expeditionary Medical Facility Training at the Naval Expeditionary Medical Training Institute on Camp Pendleton from Dec. 11-15, 2017.

Navy Medicine West names its 2017 Sailors of the Year
By Miguel Alvarez
SAN DIEGO--Navy Medicine West named its Sailor of the Year winners Dec. 14, 2017.

Navy Medicine West Visits Naval Medical Research Center

SILVER SPRING, Md. – Rear Adm. Paul Pearigen, commander, Navy Medicine West (NMW) and Chief of the Navy Medical Corps visited the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) to tour facilities, meet with staff, and learn more about the NMRC’s research endeavors to support warfighter health and readiness, November 27.

Naval Hospital Bremerton Stresses 'Tis the Season to be Safe and Sober
By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs
BREMERTON, Wash. (NNS) -- 'Tis the season, to be conscientious and not complacent, contemplative and not careless, and cautious not comatose.

Dedication and Teamwork highlights Expeditionary Medical Facility Training for Naval Hospital Bremerton
By Douglas Stutz
Whether from a distant sea or in a locale far removed from the shore, the changing dynamics of an uncertain world has Navy Medicine in a familiar position of preparing for any contingency, including organizing mobile hospital capabilities should such a need be called upon.

Operation Cold Turkey heats up: 2nd Med Bn trains to save lives
By Cpl. Ashley Lawson, 2nd Marine Logistics Group
U.S. Navy hospital corpsmen and doctors with Charlie Company, 2nd Medical Battalion participated in Operation Cold Turkey at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Dec. 4-7, 2017.

Navy COOL Touts Hospital Corpsman Above National Average Certification
By Glenn Sircy, Center for Information Warfare Training Public Affairs
PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) is honored to highlight Navy hospital corpsman Sailors exceeding average scores on the nationally recognized pharmacy technician certification exam.

Navy Leaders Describe Efforts to Resolve Physiological Episodes

Readiness is our No. 1 priority, and right behind that—our No. 1 safety priority—is solving the physiological episodes,” Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, commander, Naval Air Forces, told his audience during the convention’s final panel discussion Sept. 9.

Lt. Cmdr. Robert Lennon Honored as a 2017 Health Care Hero
By Yan Kennon, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- The Jacksonville Business Journal honored Lt. Cmdr. Robert Lennon, a Naval Hospital Jacksonville family medicine physician, as a 2017 Health Care Hero.

NMCP’s Laboratory Receives Zero-Discrepancy CAP Accreditation
By Rebecca Perron
With a staff of 200, around-the-clock operations and the processing of 4.5 million samples annually in Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s laboratory, ensuring procedures are followed and certification paperwork is maintained 100 percent of the time can be a daunting task. But that’s exactly what the laboratory at NMCP did, announcing the results of a zero-discrepancy College of American Pathologists (CAP) accreditation Dec. 6.

Surgeon General outlines Navy Medicine’s future at AMSUS 2017
By Petty Officer 1st Class John Kotara
OXON HILL, Md. (NNS) -- What does the future of Navy Medicine look like? Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, discussed changes in health care during the 126th Annual AMSUS Meeting for federal health professionals at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.

Hospital Earns Navy Medicine East Sailor of the Year Awards
By Rodney Foushee, Deputy Public Affairs, Naval Hospital Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Two Naval Hospital Jacksonville sailors have been selected by Navy Medicine East (NME) as Regional Sailors of the Year.

Operational Health Support Unit Jacksonville Holds Change of Command
By Yan Kennon, Public Affairs Senior Writer, Naval Hospital Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Operational Health Support Unit (OHSU) Jacksonville held its change of command ceremony at Naval Air Station Jacksonville's pavilion Dec. 1.

Navy Drug and Alcohol Counselor School Serves as Rewarding Experience
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lieberknecht
SAN DIEGO (Dec. 5, 2017) -- Navy Drug and Alcohol Counselor School (NDACS) can be one of the most challenging but rewarding schools that the Navy has to offer. The rigor of the curriculum, the intense level of personal exploration, and the number of personnel applying to the program all contribute to a demanding level of study.

NHCCC CMC Bids Farewell to Ohana
By Bill W. Love, Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi Public Affairs
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (NNS) -- Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi Command Master Chief (Surface Warfare/Fleet Marine Force) Rikki Lynn Brown bid farewell Dec. 1.

Naval Hospital Bremerton Tree Lighting Ceremony Shines On For Deployers
By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs
BREMERTON, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) remembered those away from home for the holidays on deployment and those recently returned from oversea assignments with the command's annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Dec. 1.

Houston-Area NJROTC Students Wowed by Visit to Navy Medicine San Antonio
By Larry Coffey
SAN ANTONIO – Navy Medicine Training Support Center (NMTSC) and Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command (NMETLC) hosted 42 Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) cadets from Richmond, Texas, for a Navy Medicine orientation visit in early December.

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Doctors Use Cutting-Edge Research at Navy Hospital
By Shannon Collins
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2017 — A Defense Department study on the benefits of surfing for patients with post-traumatic stress. A clinical tracking tool used to manage patient care. An advanced electroencephalogram and eye tracker.

US Navy Doctors Bring Medical Care to Amazon
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew Brame
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- U.S. Navy doctors recently embarked aboard the Brazilian Navy hospital ship NAsH Soares de Meirelles (U-21) and began a month-long humanitarian mission that will take them deep into the Amazon. These doctors will be working closely with the Brazilian Navy to deliver healthcare to some of the isolated peoples in the world.

Navy Medicine East Names 2017 Regional Sailors Of The Year
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephane Belcher
Navy Medicine East (NME) announced its annual Regional Sailors of the Year at a ceremony held at River’s Edge Nov. 29.

Navy Medicine East announces headquarters’ 2017 Sailors of the Year
By Tami Begasse
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Nov. 28, 2017) - Navy Medicine East (NME) announced 2017 Sailors of the Year for its headquarters November 22.

Leaders to discuss Defense Health Agency in AMSUS panel session this week

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Federal and military health care professionals are gathering this week for AMSUS’s 126th Annual Continuing Education Meeting. The conference runs Monday, Nov. 27 through Friday, Dec. 1 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Leaders from the Defense Health Agency will join Veterans Health Administration and the United States Public Health Service to discuss health readiness.

NMCP's New Warrior Concussion Clinic To Treat Service Members With TBIs
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Kris Lindstrom
Staff from Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP), in conjunction with leadership from the naval special warfare (NSW) community, held a ceremony on Nov. 27 to celebrate the official launch of a ground-breaking concussion treatment program delivered through the newly established Warrior Concussion Clinic (WCC).

Protecting the Homefront: Family Advocacy Program Makes Impact
By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Marlan Sawyer, USS George Washington Public Affairs
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS) -- Sailors that struggle at home don't have to face it alone. It is important to maintain a healthy, happy personal life so it doesn't affect Sailors' performance in the workplace.

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