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By Mass Communication Specialist (SW) Terah L. Bryant, Navy Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs 8/24/2015 12:00 AMNNS150824-09

​PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) celebrated the Navy Dental Corps' 103rd birthday, Aug. 21, with a ceremony that featured the reading of birthday letters from the Navy surgeon general, each of the Corps chiefs, and the force master chief.

NMCP Celebrates Service of Dental Corps on 103rd BirthdayYes
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By Larry Coffey, NMETC Public Affairs 8/24/2015 12:00 AMNNS150824-08

​LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (NNS) -- Navy Medicine's education and training director wrapped up Navy Medicine's Navy Week events in Kansas City, Aug. 21, with a visit to nearby Lee's Summit Technology Academy (STA).

Navy Medicine Wraps KC Navy Week with STEM High School VisitYes
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By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Derek Paumen 8/21/2015 12:00 AMNNS150821-10

​SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (NNS) -- Renowned Chef Samuel Glass is serving alongside Navy Culinary Specialists (CSs) aboard the Military Sealift Command (MSC) hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) during Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15), Aug.14-22.

CP-15 Medical Team Conducts Multiple SMEEs in the Dominican RepublicYes
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By: Lt. j.g. Daniel Mongiove8/14/2015 12:00 AM

​Electronic cigarettes are having a tremendous, and potentially unsafe, impact on youth as well as current adult smokers hoping to quit, according to health and safety professionals at Naval Submarine Base New London (SUBASE).

Sailors, families, and youth face misconceptions about "E-cigs"Yes
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From USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) Public Affairs 9/8/2015 12:00 AMNNS150908-08

​TRUJILLO, Honduras (NNS) -- The Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15) team, embarked aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), commenced the tenth mission stop in the towns of Trujillo, Puerto Castilla, and Corocito, Honduras, Aug. 29 in support of the humanitarian-civil assistance mission.

Comfort Arrives in Honduras, Begins Continuing Promise 2015 Mission OperationsYes
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By HMCM Natalie Cebular9/8/2015 12:00 AM

​Attending the Senior Enlisted Academy (SEA) Class 189 was a very rewarding experience for many reasons.

When I first enrolled in the course I assumed it was going to be just like any other Navy training however, it was very different.
I Am Navy Medicine: Chief Hospital Corpsman Natalie CebularYes
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By Cmdr. John Brooks, Lt. Cmdr. Richard Langton,8/31/2015 12:00 AM

​One area that public health providers play a large role in is health promotion. Health promotion ranges from disease prevention to health promoting changes in lifestyle to general injury prevention strategies.  As we enter the time of year when children are returning to school, backpack awareness is key for keeping children injury free for the school year.

Back to School InjuriesYes
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From Continuing Promise 2015 Public Affairs 8/31/2015 12:00 AMNNS150831-03

​SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (NNS) -- Rounding out the ninth mission stop of Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15), the CP-15 team of joint military, partner nation and non-governmental organization (NGO) personnel assigned to the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) completed medical, veterinary and engineering operations on Aug. 22.

Continuing Promise 2015 Departs the Dominican Republic Completing the 9th Mission StopYes
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By Hugh Cox, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center 7/1/2015 12:00 AM

​GREAT LAKES, Ill. (NNS) -- The Navy's three drug screening laboratories (NDSLs) were awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC) in a ceremony held at the NDSL Great Lakes, Illinois, June 30.

Capt. Scott R. Jonson, commanding officer, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC), presented the MUC citation to the NDSL Great Lakes staff.

Navy Drug Screening Labs Awarded Meritorious Unit CommendationYes
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From Pacific Partnership Public Affairs 7/6/2015 12:00 AM

​KOLONIA, Pohnpei (NNS) -- A Pohnpei nurse midwife credits the "Helping Babies Breathe" course taught during Pacific Partnership with helping her save a baby's life June 29, just hours after attending the two-day event.

Bernolina Hedson was a student in the course taught by Royal Australian Navy Lt. Cmdr. Alison Zilko and U.S. Navy Lt. Jenna DiMaggio June 29-30. Only nine hours after the completion of her first day of training, Hedson used her newly obtained knowledge to successfully resuscitate a newborn.

Nurse Midwife Saves Baby's Life After Attending Pacific Partnership CourseYes
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By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Maddelin Angebrand 9/15/2015 12:00 AM NNS150915-24

​PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (NNS) -- A Brazilian cardiologist, pediatrician and orthopedic surgeon are serving alongside joint-military members and volunteers from various non-governmental organizations (NGO) aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) during Continuing Promise 2015 (CP 15).

Brazilian Medical Providers Serve Aboard Comfort During Continuing Promise 2015Yes
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From Continuing Promise 2015 Public Affairs Office 9/14/2015 12:00 AMNNS150914-06

​PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (NNS) -- The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) anchored off the coast of Port Au Prince, marking the start of Continuing Promise 2015's (CP-15) final mission stop on Sept. 10.

Comfort Visits Haiti for the Final Mission Stop of Continuing Promise 2015Yes
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By Pvt. Robert Bliss9/8/2015 12:00 AM

​The sun has yet to peak its head above the tall hillsides surrounding Camp Pendleton, but the students of the Field Medical Service Technician Course are poised and ready. In a few moments, the class will kick off its 6-mile hike around the winding hills. Their packs weigh 60 pounds each and the trail is an uphill climb, yet smiles can be seen creeping upon the faces of the students.

Corpsmen face an uphill battleYes
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By Douglas H. Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs 9/17/2015 12:00 AMNNS150917-05

There were feelings of relief, honor and completion of achieving a Navy milestone like no other at Naval Hospital Bremerton as three new Navy chief petty officers received their anchors, Sept. 16.

Chief Hospital Corpsman Andrew Bernal, Chief Hospital Corpsman Laura Blanco, and Chief Master-at-Arms Michael Haberstumpf were recognized for their transformation from Navy first class petty officer to chief as part of the 122th Navy-wide pinning ceremonies.
News Chiefs Pinned at Naval Hospital BremertonYes
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By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jacquelyn D. Childs, NMETC Public Affairs9/17/2015 12:00 AMNNS150917-12

​SAN ANTONIO (NNS) -- Service members from the tri-service Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) and Navy Operational Support Center - San Antonio, gathered at Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston with friends and family members to welcome the 24 newest chief petty officers during a pinning ceremony, Sept. 16.

Navy Medicine Training Support Center, NOSC-SA Pin 24 New ChiefsYes
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By Military Health System Communications Office9/16/2015 12:00 AM

​For the last 18 months, he’s been the voice of the enlisted force within the Defense Health Agency (DHA). Now, Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Terry Prince moves on from his role as the agency’s senior enlisted adviser to his next assignment as the force master chief for the Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. 

DHA’s first senior enlisted adviser leaves agency better placeYes
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By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven Leigh Ellis, Continuing Promise Public Affairs 9/21/2015 12:00 AMNNS150921-06

​PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (NNS) -- A medical team assigned to the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) performed their first mobile interventional radiology (IR) procedure at a medical site established at the Admiral Killick Coast Guard Station during Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15), Sept. 12.

Continuing Promise 2015 Team Performs First Interventional Radiology Procedure at Medical SiteYes
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From Continuing Promise 2015 Public Affairs 9/22/2015 12:00 AMNNS150922-18

​PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (NNS) -- The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed Haiti on Sept. 19th, marking the completion of Comfort's eleventh and final mission stop in support of Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15).

Comfort Departs Haiti Completing Final Mission Stop of Continuing Promise 2015Yes
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By Larry Coffey, Navy Medicine Education and Training Command Public Affairs 9/23/2015 12:00 AMNNS150923-07

​SAN ANTONIO (NNS) -- The director of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (SEA) met the with the San Antonio chief petty officers to discuss recent changes to the academy program, Sept. 23.

Command Master Chief Rich Curtis said his Navy Medicine Education and Training Command (NMETC) sponsored visit was part of a 10-city, 24-day whirlwind tour of fleet-concentration areas to answer questions and clear up misconceptions about the SEA's new format.

NMETC Hosts Visit by Senior Enlisted Academy DirectorYes
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By Cmdr. Christopher Niles, Lt. Robert Williamson, and Ens. Norving Gutierrez 9/24/2015 12:00 AMNNS150924-04

​USNS COMFORT, At Sea (NNS) -- A training team from Naval Medical Center Portsmouth's (NMCP) Bioskills Simulation and Training Center and Emergency Room nurses embarked the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) in support of Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15) from April through Sept. 2015.

NMCP ER Nurses, Simulation Training Team Support Continuing Promise 2015Yes
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By Alexandra Snyder, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital Public Affairs9/23/2015 12:00 AM

​Ambling down the hall of his new duty station, Cmdr. Joe draws a lot of attention from patients and staff despite his best efforts to go unnoticed. Nonetheless, he happily stops to greet everyone who wants to see him all the while analyzing their behavior and evaluating them for signs of stress or depression.

Joe Nose Stress - Hospital employee takes "paws" to identify people in needYes
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By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Kameren Guy Hodnett9/24/2015 12:00 AM

​PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti –The Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15) mission stop in Haiti included a historical engagement between a Cuban medical delegation and members of CP-15 leadership and medical staff.

Continuing Promise 2015 partners with Cuban medical delegation in HaitiYes
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From Continuing Promise 2015 Public Affairs 9/25/2015 12:00 AM

​MAYPORT, Fla. (NNS) -- The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Mayport, Sept. 25 after completion of the humanitarian and civil assistance mission Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15).

USNS Comfort Arrives in MayportYes
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By Mariah Felipe, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs 9/25/2015 12:00 AMNNS150925-08

​BETHESDA, Md. (NNS) -- Force Master Chief (SS/SW/FMF) Sherman E. Boss III, director of the Hospital Corps, retired in a change-of-charge ceremony at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Sept. 25.

Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED), presided over the ceremony.

Navy Medicine's Force Master Chief Retires in Change of Charge CeremonyYes
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By Yan Kennon, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs 9/28/2015 12:00 AMNNS150928-08

​JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Twenty-nine Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville staff members, including doctors, nurses, hospital corpsmen and administrators, returned Sept. 25 from a six-month deployment aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) in support of Continuing Promise 2015 (CP15).

Naval Hospital Jacksonville Personnel Return From Humanitarian MissionYes
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By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs 9/29/2015 12:00 AMNNS150929-02

​BREMERTON, Wash. (NNS) -- Whats the difference between an urgent care clinic (UCC) and an emergency room (ER)? Where, when, and why should Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) beneficiaries go for care?

Urgent or Emergency? Naval Hospital Bremerton Urgent Care Clinic ExplainedYes
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9/29/2015 12:00 AM

This month, the Military Health System is emphasizing the importance of women’s health. TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to educate the military health community about the programs and resources available to support women in the armed services. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at Noon EST.

Webinar to Discuss Women’s HealthYes
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By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs 9/30/2015 12:00 AMNNS150930-20

​OKAHOMA CITY, Ok. (NNS) -- With a goal of raising awareness about Navy Medicine's mission, Navy Medicine ambassadors traveled to the 'Sooner' state during Oklahoma City (OKC) Navy Week, Sept. 21-27.

Capt. Alison Eagleton, reserve affairs officer, Medical Corps, and Lt. Abbi West, Nurse Corps, led a group of Navy Medicine personnel from the local Expeditionary Medical Facility detachment.

Navy Medicine Ambassadors Make an Impact in the 'Sooner' StateYes
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By Eric Sesit Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point public affairs 9/30/2015 12:00 AMNNS150930-13

​CHERRY POINT, N.C. (NNS) -- October 1 marks the beginning of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point (NHCCP), is doing its part to fight this horrific cancer by conducting several educational events.

NHCCP Reaches Out During Breast Cancer Awareness MonthYes
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From Continuing Promise 2015 Public Affairs 10/1/2015 8:00 AMNNS151001-07

​NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) returned to its homeport at Naval Station Norfolk, Sept. 30, officially completing Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15), the six-month humanitarian and civil assistance mission to Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

USNS Comfort Returns Home from Continuing Promise 2015 MissionYes
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