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Solar eclipse passes over NMCSD

08 April 2024

From Courtesy Story

For an event such as a solar eclipse, the countdown starts years ahead and progressively picks up pace to the months, weeks, days ahead - and finally it is showtime. At Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) the anticipation was palpitating as staff awaited the celestial event, April 8."This is the first solar eclipse I get to experience as an
For an event such as a solar eclipse, the countdown starts years ahead and progressively picks up pace to the months, weeks, days ahead - and finally it is showtime. At Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) the anticipation was palpitating as staff awaited the celestial event, April 8.

"This is the first solar eclipse I get to experience as an adult," said Capt. Coby Croft, NMCSD acting director. "It's incredibly exciting to witness such an awe-inspiring event that comes too far in-between."

With the next total solar eclipse scheduled for Aug. 12, 2026, many staff at NMCSD took a few moments to also marvel at the sky above.
SAN DIEGO (April 8, 2024) Capt. Coby Croft, Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) acting director, views the solar eclipse as it passes over Southern California, Apr. 8, 2024.  The mission of NMCSD is to prepare service members to deploy in support of operational forces, deliver high quality health care services, and shape the future of military medicine through education, training, and research. NMCSD employs more than 5,000 active-duty military personnel, civilians and contractors in southern California to provide patients with world-class care. Anchored in Excellence, Committed to Health!
SAN DIEGO (April 8, 2024) Capt. Coby Croft, Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) acting director, views the solar eclipse as it passes over Southern California, Apr. 8, 2024. The mission of NMCSD is to prepare service members to deploy in support of operational forces, deliver high quality health care services, and shape the future of military medicine through education, training, and research. NMCSD employs more than 5,000 active-duty military personnel, civilians and contractors in southern California to provide patients with world-class care. Anchored in Excellence, Committed to Health!
SAN DIEGO (April 8, 2024) Capt. Coby Croft, Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) acting director, views the solar eclipse as it passes over Southern California, Apr. 8, 2024.  The mission of NMCSD is to prepare service members to deploy in support of operational forces, deliver high quality health care services, and shape the future of military medicine through education, training, and research. NMCSD employs more than 5,000 active-duty military personnel, civilians and contractors in southern California to provide patients with world-class care. Anchored in Excellence, Committed to Health!
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SAN DIEGO (April 8, 2024) Capt. Coby Croft, Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) acting director, views the solar eclipse as it passes over Southern California, Apr. 8, 2024. The mission of NMCSD is to prepare service members to deploy in support of operational forces, deliver high quality health care services, and shape the future of military medicine through education, training, and research. NMCSD employs more than 5,000 active-duty military personnel, civilians and contractors in southern California to provide patients with world-class care. Anchored in Excellence, Committed to Health!
Photo By: Courtesy Photo
VIRIN: 240408-N-WJ173-1001

"As a medical treatment facility, it's paramount for us to help educate the public by ensuring that they take the proper safety precautions when participating in such activities," added Croft. "We want people to enjoy and imprint in their memories the significance of a solar eclipse, but not at the expense of their health."

NMCSD continuously seeks professional civilian talent, not just limited to health care providers and administrative support. For anyone seeking a federal job, visit USAJobs at usajobs.gov - the Federal Government's official employment site.
SAN DIEGO (April 8, 2024) Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) staff view the solar eclipse as it passes over Southern California, Apr. 8, 2024.  The mission of NMCSD is to prepare service members to deploy in support of operational forces, deliver high quality health care services, and shape the future of military medicine through education, training, and research. NMCSD employs more than 5,000 active-duty military personnel, civilians and contractors in southern California to provide patients with world-class care. Anchored in Excellence, Committed to Health!
SAN DIEGO (April 8, 2024) Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) staff view the solar eclipse as it passes over Southern California, Apr. 8, 2024. The mission of NMCSD is to prepare service members to deploy in support of operational forces, deliver high quality health care services, and shape the future of military medicine through education, training, and research. NMCSD employs more than 5,000 active-duty military personnel, civilians and contractors in southern California to provide patients with world-class care. Anchored in Excellence, Committed to Health!
SAN DIEGO (April 8, 2024) Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) staff view the solar eclipse as it passes over Southern California, Apr. 8, 2024.  The mission of NMCSD is to prepare service members to deploy in support of operational forces, deliver high quality health care services, and shape the future of military medicine through education, training, and research. NMCSD employs more than 5,000 active-duty military personnel, civilians and contractors in southern California to provide patients with world-class care. Anchored in Excellence, Committed to Health!
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SAN DIEGO (April 8, 2024) Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) staff view the solar eclipse as it passes over Southern California, Apr. 8, 2024. The mission of NMCSD is to prepare service members to deploy in support of operational forces, deliver high quality health care services, and shape the future of military medicine through education, training, and research. NMCSD employs more than 5,000 active-duty military personnel, civilians and contractors in southern California to provide patients with world-class care. Anchored in Excellence, Committed to Health!
Photo By: Courtesy Photo
VIRIN: 240408-N-WJ173-1002

The mission of NMCSD is to prepare service members to deploy in support of operational forces, deliver high quality health care services, and shape the future of military medicine through education, training, and research. NMCSD employs more than 5,000 active-duty military personnel, civilians and contractors in southern California to provide patients with world-class care. Anchored in Excellence, Committed to Health!

Story originally posted on DVIDS: Solar eclipse passes over NMCSD 

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