Navy Doc Sails Into the 'Land of 10,000 Lakes'
(August 23, 2014)
By Lisa Johnson, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs
DULUTH, Minn. (NNS) -- Navy Medicine leadership met with Minnesota's top medical professionals, public safety officials, and academic leaders to discuss the Navy's importance to global economics, Navy Medicine's capabilities and commitment to patient care during Duluth Navy Week 18-22 Aug.
Rear Adm. Kenneth Iverson, deputy chief, Medical Operations, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery was the top medical officer representing Navy Medicine during the week.
Congratulations and Happy Birthday Dental Corps
(August 21, 2014)
By Vice Admiral Matthew Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general
The Dental Corps was established 102 years ago. On August 22, the Dental Corps will celebrate a birthday, and I want to take a moment to recognize the men and women who make up their corps.
The Dental Corps epitomizes readiness and value. I have served on shore, on ship, and in the remote jungles with our dental shipmates and always appreciate the professional and dedicated care they provide.
Undermanned but not Overwhelmed, Corpsman Overcomes
(August 21, 2014)
By Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Kimberly Huidor
My experience at Fort Meade, South Dakota was one that can have me talking for days, sharing my memories with the encounters we were given while providing medical coverage for the candidates going through Officer Candidate School.
(left) Naval Hospital Bremerton’s Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Kimberly Huidor took part in Joint Field Exercise (JFE) with the Army National Guard’s Officer Candidate Program and 196th Regiment at the historical U.S. Army outpost of Fort Meade, South Dakota. Huidor was assigned to one of the four, 4-member corpsmen teams sent to the Black Hills locale to help provide medical coverage to 50-100 staff and 100-200 officer candidates during the various events and field exercises held over an eight-week summer period.
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)