America Hospital Corpsmen Train with Colombian Marines
(July 22, 2014)
By MC1 John Scorza, USS America (LHA 6) Public Affairs
COVENAS, Colombia (NNS) -- COVENAS, Colombia - Sailors and Marines assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) South debarked the future USS America (LHA 6) to begin a three-day bilateral exercise with the Colombian marines at the International Center for Amphibious Training located in Covenas, Colombia July 16.
(left) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class James Johnson demonstrates a casualty extraction as he carries Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Clarence Perry, both assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) South, to Colombian marine students and medical instructors at the International Center for Amphibious Training located in Covenas, Colombia. SPMAGTF South, a balanced air, ground and logistics force that can be tailored to accomplish missions across a wide range of crises, is embarked aboard the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America is traveling through the U.S. Southern command and the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility on her maiden transit, “America Visits the Americas.” America is the first ship of its class, replacing the Tarawa-class of amphibious assault ships. As the next generation of “big-deck” amphibious assault ship, America is optimized for aviation, capable of supporting current and future aircraft such as the Osprey and F-35B Joint Strike Fighter. The ship is scheduled to be ceremoniously commissioned Oct. 11 in San Francisco. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Scorza/Released)
Navy Medicine Meets Top Leaders in Health Care During Omaha Navy Week
(July 18, 2014)
By Valerie A. Kremer, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs
OMAHA, Neb. (NNS) -- Navy Medicine leadership met with Omaha's top researchers, public health officials, emergency management personnel and top academic leaders to discuss shared initiatives in research, patient care and Navy Medicine's capabilities as part of Omaha Navy Week July 16-17.
HM2 Patrick B. Quill was awarded the Silver Star for actions during one day in Afghanistan
(July 14, 2014)
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nicolas C. Lopez, Defense Media Activity
Pinned down by machine gun and mortar fire, without regard for his own life, he ran across open terrain to reach his fallen leader. Shielding the injured with his body, he applied tourniquets to the element leader's arm and leg. Unable to carry him because of his own injuries, he dragged the wounded leader 75 meters to the cover of a ditch and radioed for a medical evacuation.
Navy Cardiologist Increases Awareness for Rheumatic Heart Disease
(July 11, 2014)
Story by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Karolina A. Oseguera
Navy cardiologist, Cmdr. Steven Romero hosted a rheumatic heart disease symposium in Tacloban as part of Pacific Partnership 2014 (PP14), July 10. “We are conducting a symposium for 80 to 100 local doctors, nurses and medical students who have an interest in rheumatic heart disease,” said Romero. “We are trying to setup a control program in the Philippines.”
(left) Navy cardiologist, Cmdr. Steven Romero hosted a rheumatic heart disease symposium in Tacloban as part of Pacific Partnership 2014 (PP14), July 10. Pacific Partnership is in its ninth iteration and is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Asia-Pacific region. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Karolina A. Oseguera)
RIMPAC Sets the Scene for HA/DR
(July 9, 2014)
By Capt. Dora Lockwood, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs
PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- U.S. 3rd Fleet (C3F) conducted a two-day scene setter here for the multinational and interagency participants of the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) scenario of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014 July 5-6.
Cmdr. Eddie Yandoc, C3F's lead HA/DR planner set the scene by describing the disaster that exercise participants will respond to in the coming days and weeks.
(left) 140707-N-LA462-321 PEARL HARBOR (July 8, 2014) Sailors assigned to USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) conduct medical assessment training during the inport phase of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014 in preparation for the humanitarian assistance disaster relief portion of the exercise. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 26-Aug. 1, in and around the Hawaiian islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2014 is the 24th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy photo by Capt. Dora Lockwood/Released)