Navy Medicine’s mission is one with a truly global footprint. We are forward deployed with our warfighters overseas and our research units provide a global health benefit around the world. Navy Medicine personnel serve as ambassadors worldwide and are the heart and soul of the U.S. Navy as a “Global Force for Good.”
Our humanitarian assistance/disaster response (HA/DR) missions in direct support of the Navy’s Maritime Strategy continue to expand because they continually prove to be highly successful.
With past support to critical missions like Operation Tomodachi after the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan in 2011, Navy Medicine serves the international community as a global leader in HA/DR.
The Navy hospital ships also conduct planned deployment humanitarian assistance missions, working with local ministries of health to bring care to the people of foreign nations. USNS Mercy’s 2012 Pacific Partnership mission to Southeast Asia provided humanitarian assistance to thousands of men, woman and children in need. This is further evidence of our commitment to the global efforts to foster security and stability worldwide. Our hospital ships are executing our Maritime Strategy by building the trust and cooperation we need to strengthen our regional alliances and empower partners around the world. With each successful deployment, we increase our interoperability with host and partner nations, non-governmental organizations and the interagency.