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collapse Year: 2018
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Navy Preventive Medicine Unit Wins 2017 Navy Community Service Program's Campaign Drug Free Flagship Award

7/2/2018
The award recognizes units with the best program that reaches out to teach children about the dangers of drug abuse.

TF 51/5 Spotlight on HM2 Kevin O’neal Reynard Jr.
By Staff Sgt. Vitaliy Rusavskiy
7/2/2018
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (July 1, 2018) – "You guys are the Marines' doctors; there's no better in the business than Navy Corpsmen," said Lt. Gen. Lewis B. 'Chesty' Puller to his corpsmen during the Korean War.

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Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor Receives Positive Feedback from Accreditation Survey
By Patricia Rose
6/29/2018
Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor (NHCOH) staff members received welcome news on 22 June when they learned they had successfully completed a Joint Commission (JC) and Navy Medicine Medical Inspection General (MED IG) accreditation survey and inspection process.

Naval Hospital Jacksonville graduates family medicine physicians
By Yan Kennon
6/29/2018
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ─ Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s award-winning Family Medicine Residency Program, now in its 47th year of continuous accreditation, graduated 25 physicians (13 interns and 12 residents) at a ceremony June 29 at the Officers’ Club aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville.

San Antonio Navy Medicine Commands Host STEM Educator Externship Visit

6/27/2018
Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command (NMETLC) and Navy Medicine Training Support Center (NMTSC) hosted a Navy overview brief and tour of Hospital Corps “A” and select “C” schools for 16 middle and high school guidance counselors.

Operation Bobcat provides 13,000 hours of training for troops, $1 million in health care to residents of Eastern Kentucky
By Lt. Col. Dale Greer
6/26/2018
Marita Moore came bearing gifts. The Beattyville resident arrived here at Lee County High School on Wednesday with trays full of homemade cookies, brownies and fudge. It was her way of saying "thank you" to the Air National Guardsmen and U.S. Navy reservists who set up health-care clinics in four Eastern Kentucky communities this month to train while serving local residents with no-cost medicine, dentistry and eyeglasses.

U.S. Navy Surgeon General and Chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Visits Naval Hospital Beaufort
By Lisa Lill
6/25/2018
During his admiral's call, Faison shared his three expectations for Sailors and staff: "be worthy of the trust placed in your hands and the privilege of caring for America’s sons and daughters; be worthy of the uniform you wear; and be worthy of the privilege of leadership."

Helping Sailors Heal: Nimitz Physical Therapy Officer
By Seaman Michael Prusiecki
6/22/2018
The whirring of exercise bikes fills the room. Medicine balls, examination tables and stress bands of assorted colors are arranged neatly along the shelves. Several voices can be heard inquiring about pain and flexibility. Filling the seats, Sailors can be seen waiting for their routine physical therapy to begin.

Navy Surgeon General visits Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point
By BUMED PAO
6/22/2018
U.S. Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, visited Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point (NHCCP) onboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, June 21.

Navy Medicine West Comes Home to Tennessee for Navy Week Chattanooga
By Regena Kowitz
6/18/2018
Tennessee native, Rear Adm. Paul Pearigen, commander, Navy Medicine West, and chief of the Navy Medical Corps, spent time with community and health care leaders during Navy Week Chattanooga, June 11-14.

Chattanooga Navy Week Comes to a Conclusion
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Vaughan Dill
6/16/2018
CHATTANOOGA Tenn., – Many Sailors packed their bags and headed back to their duty stations as Chattanooga Navy Week, which ran June, 11-17, came to its conclusion Saturday evening, coinciding with the conclusion of the city’s Riverbend Festival.

School’s out, but future docs are in at Naval Hospital Jacksonville
By Yan Kennon
6/15/2018
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ─ Naval Hospital Jacksonville hosted its annual Science, Service, Medicine and Mentoring (S2M2) internship at the hospital June 11-15 with 13 high school students from Darnell-Cookman School of the Medical Arts.

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Graduates Dental Residents

6/15/2018
Graduates of the two programs have the foundation to be independent clinicians providing and managing patient-focused dental care. Both of the programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.

NMCSD Surf Clinic sets waves of healing for 10 years
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Indra Beaufort
6/14/2018
Wounded Warrior: "It saved my life." DEL MAR, Calif. — In the city "by the sea", tourists and locals walk along the beach at dawn every day to exercise, meditate, and watch the waves from the Pacific Ocean crashing on the shores of Del Mar.

Chattanooga Honors Military at Riverbend Festival During Navy Week
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Vaughan Dill
6/13/2018
CHATTANOOGA Tenn. – The city of Chattanooga welcomed military members to its Riverbend Festival by hosting a Military Appreciation night, on the Coke main stage along the Tennessee River at Ross’s Landing, and featured, the United States Fleet Forces ceremonial band playing patriotic music, as part of Navy Week, June 13.

USNS Mercy Arrives in Japan for Port Calls
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey L. Adams, Pacific Partnership Public Affairs
6/11/2018
YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- Service members participating in Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18) aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived Yokosuka for a port call, June 10.

Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio educates civic, business leaders
By Flisa Stevenson
6/1/2018
"This was a great opportunity to educate civilian business and community leaders interested in taking a deeper dive into Navy Medicine, to learn about the research conducted at NAMRU-SA," said Navy Capt. Barry Adams, executive officer. Adams said, "We use science to develop novel technologies, therapies, and treatment modalities to support warfighter readiness and survival. "

Robert M. Casey Naval Family Health Clinic Iwakuni staff celebrate grand opening
By Lance Cpl. Seth Rosenberg
6/1/2018
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan (June 1, 2018) - The Robert M. Casey Medical and Dental Clinic stands in the shadow of a newer building, the Robert M. Casey Naval Family Branch Clinic Iwakuni.

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Urgent or Emergency? Naval Hospital Bremerton Urgent Care Clinic Explained
By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs
5/31/2018
Bremerton, Wash. (NNS) -- What's the difference between an urgent care clinic (UCC) and an emergency department (ED)?

Face of Defense: Former Recording Artist Pursues Career as Military Doctor
By Sarah E. Marshall
5/30/2018
BETHESDA, Md. -- Former contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Paden Smith once sought to heal others with his music and lyrics.

Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune Family Medicine Residency Program hosts 8th Research Symposium
By Sarah Hauck
5/25/2018
Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune is a more than a place of care for active duty, veterans and their families.

Trio at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune earn Trauma Certified Registered Nurse Certifications
By Sarah Hauck
5/25/2018
A sign of an effective leaders is to lead by example, something a trio at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune takes seriously, most recently earning Trauma Certified Registered Nurse credentials.

Naval Medical Center personnel learn proper decontamination techniques
By Cpl. Nikki Morales
5/24/2018
The staff at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune conducted decontamination training at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, May 24, to help ensure they are prepared to treat patients who have been exposed to chemical, biological or radiological contaminants.

Pacific Partnership 2018 Concludes Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief Exchange in Thailand
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Byron C. Linder, Pacific Partnership Public Affairs
5/22/2018
SATTAHIP, Thailand (NNS) -- Multinational forces embarked aboard Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) and Royal Thai Armed Forces conducted a series of interactions centered on humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HADR), May 20-22.

New Women’s Clinic Coming to NHP
By Jason Bortz
5/22/2018
Beginning in July, Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) will have a clinic dedicated to women’s health.

NECE’s Project Sea Raven Delivers Cutting-Edge Pathogen Detection Technology to the Fleet

5/21/2018
In support of Pacific Partnership 2018, the entomologists and civilian staff of the Navy Entomology Center of Excellence (NECE) delivered cutting-edge technology for disease surveillance to the crew of the USNS Mercy (T-AH 19).

USNS Mercy arrives in Vietnam for Pacific Partnership
By Petty Officer 1st Class Micah Blechner
5/16/2018
Service members and partner nation personnel participating in Pacific Partnership 2018 aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), arrived in Nha Trang, Vietnam, May 17.

Navy Medicine R&D Leaders Leverage Research for Readiness
By Regena Kowitz
5/14/2018
Leaders from across Navy Medicine’s research and development enterprise, which falls under the purview of Navy Medicine West (NMW), gathered April 26 and 27 to discuss warfighter readiness and the health of the research enterprise.

Navy Medicine Visits the Sunshine State for Tampa Navy Week
By Larry Coffey
5/10/2018
Rear Adm. Rebecca McCormick-Boyle, Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command (NMETLC) commander, and Command Master Chief Petty Officer Mitchell Sepulveda, NMETLC Command Master Chief (CMC), were in Florida for Tampa Navy Week 2018.

Mental Health: for Mission and Self
By Yan Kennon, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs Office
5/8/2018
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Mental health is as critical as physical health to mission readiness. Mental health affects not only how people think and feel, it also influences how people handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.

Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit Participates in First-Ever Advanced Field Water Course
By Hugh Cox, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center
5/8/2018
The Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit Five (NEPMU-5) participated in the pilot Advanced Field Water course at Naval Base San Diego, April 30 - May 3, 2018.

NMOTC Graduates Newest Navy Dental Hygienists
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lieberknecht
5/7/2018
PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) – Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) recently graduated the newest class of Navy registered dental hygienists May 4.

First Robot-Assisted Surgery Onboard USNS Mercy: Multinational surgeons slicing into the future
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Kelsey Adams, Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific
5/5/2018
TRINCOMALEE, Sri Lanka – U.S and partner nation service members participating in Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18) and Sri Lankan surgeons, assigned to Base Hospital Mutur, conducted the first ever robot-assisted surgery aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) on May 4.

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Pacific Partners Provide Medical Preparation Prior to Performance

4/30/2018
TAWAU, Malaysia (April 30, 2018) Medical trainers and band members visited Holy Trinity Secondary School in Tawau, Malaysia to teach children basic first aid and play music in support of Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18), April 30.

NHC Corpus Christi Receives Second Consecutive Retention Excellence Award
By William Love
4/26/2018
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (April 19, 2018) -- The Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi Career Development Team proudly displayed the fiscal year 2017 (FY17) Retention Excellence Award pennant at morning colors.

USNS Mercy arrives in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Kelsey Adams
4/25/2018
TRINCOMALEE, Sri Lanka – U.S and partner nation service members participating in Pacific Partnership 2018 arrived in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka aboard the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), April 25.

Navy Surgeon General Keynotes the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council Health Innovation Day

4/19/2018
WASHINGTON (NNS) – Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, served as a keynote speaker at the inaugural American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) health innovation day, Apr. 19.

NHCPR First to Introduce the Reflective Practice Program to its Providers
By Marcus Henry
4/19/2018
PATUXENT RIVER, Maryland (NAS) – The setting is the living room of the Executive Officers quarters, a small 1970s era house sitting on the water at Patuxent River Naval Air Station – with a clear view of the bright morning sun rising on the water. A peaceful and tranquil setting perfect for this small group of nine of the clinics providers including doctors, nurse practitioners and physicians assistants to begin their first Reflective Practice session.

Occupational Therapists Showcase Their Grasp for Your Grip at Naval Hospital Bremerton
By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs
4/19/2018
BREMERTON, Wash. (NNS) -- From grip strengthening to glaucoma support, Naval Hospital Bremerton's (NHB) Occupational Therapy Clinic displayed a sample of what they offer eligible beneficiaries with a command presentation on April 16.

Breathing a Sigh of Relief at NHC Corpus Christi
By William Love
4/17/2018
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (April 17, 2018) Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi healthcare professionals got a boost in occupational respiratory health that coincided with National Occupational Health Nurses’ week April 9-15.

USNS MERCY ARRIVES IN MALAYSIA FOR PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP
By Petty Officer 1st Class Micah Blechner
4/16/2018
U.S. and partner nation personnel participating in Pacific Partnership 2018 aboard the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), arrived in Port Kelang, Malaysia, April 16.

USNS Mercy arrives in Singapore during Pacific Partnership 2018
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Kelsey Adams
4/13/2018
CHANGI, Singapore – Service members and partner nation personnel participating in Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18) aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), arrived in Changi, Singapore on April 13 for a port call.

3rd MAW Sailor receives award for saving a life
By Sgt. Brytani Wheeler
4/12/2018
During a hike on Mount Woodson in Poway, California, Don Klein and his wife heard calls of distress. Those calls of distress were coming from a senior woman who had fallen approximately 15 feet down the side of the cliff. Klein, a Navy corpsman with Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, immediately took action to help the woman who had fallen on a boulder below.

NME staff has the motivation to push people in more ways than one
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephane Belcher
4/12/2018
Michael Davis, a contract specialist at Navy Medicine East, who is legally blind, will run in the Boston Marathon for the fourth time this year with his guide, and will mark the first time ever a legally blind runner will push an autistic rider in the marathon with a guide.

NMOTC Holds Holocaust Remembrance
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lieberknecht
4/11/2018
The Diversity Committee at Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) began a three-day Holocaust remembrance April 10.

Navy Medicine Establishes Policy for Long-Term Opioid Therapy Safety
From U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs
4/11/2018
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (NNS) -- U.S. Navy Deputy Surgeon General, Rear Adm. Terry J. Moulton, signed the Long-Term Opioid Therapy Safety Program instruction, establishing policies and training designed to ensure the safety of long-term opioid therapy patients, March 14.

Making it Rain: Improving Medical Readiness at the Frontline
By Cpl. Kyle McNan
4/10/2018
When people are in need of medical care, time is always a factor. Many times service members find themselves operating in austere environments such as disaster relief areas and forward operating bases where the transportation of medical supplies can be a complex undertaking. Depending on the environment, transporting supplies on the ground may not be an option.

Same Day Surgeries Increasing at NHP
By Jason Bortz
4/10/2018
Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) has made significant enhancements recently to improve surgical services provided to the over 55,000 patients enrolled to NHP and the thousands of eligible beneficiaries that utilize surgical services at the hospital.

USNS Mercy Departs Bengkulu Indonesia
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey L. Adams, Pacific Partnership Public Affairs
4/10/2018
BENGKULU, Province of Indonesia (NNS) -- Service members and partner nations participating in Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18) departed Bengkulu aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), April 10.

NHC Corpus Christi participates in Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention observance
By William Love
4/9/2018
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (April 6, 2018) – Capt. Miguel A. Cubano, Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi commanding officer, joined Naval Air Station Corpus Christi Joint Service Commanders to sign the 2018 Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) Proclamation during a ceremony in front of the clinic.

Naval Hospital Bremerton Chalk it up for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention
By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs
4/9/2018
BREMERTON, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) victim advocates (VA) were not about to let a little inclement weather get in the way for the annual 'Chalk the Walk' display.

Branch Health Clinic Key West opens American Red Cross office
By Yan Kennon
4/9/2018
Naval Branch Health Clinic Key West hosted the grand opening of an on-site American Red Cross office on Monday, April 9. In attendance were about 40 service members, retirees, family members, volunteers, as well as leaders from the American Red Cross, the Keys community, Naval Air Station Key West, and major commands located aboard the air station.

Continuing Promise 2018 Arrives in Guatemala
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kayla Cosby
4/8/2018
PUERTO BARRIOS, Guatemala (NNS) -- A team comprised of 250 Navy and Army service members disembarked the Military Sealift Command's expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) after arriving in Puerto Barrios, April 5, for its second mission stop during Continuing Promise 2018 (CP-18).

NEPMU-5 Wins San Diego Military Advisory Council Community Achievement Award

4/3/2018
SAN DIEGO, Calif.- Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit Five (NEPMU-5) was selected as the winner of the 11th Annual San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) Community Achievement Award. The award recognizes units who, by volunteering, have had a profound impact on the community.

NEPMU-5 hosts Taiwan Medical Delegation Visit as Part of a Subject Matter Expert Exchange

4/3/2018
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit Five (NEPMU-5) hosted three officers in three medical delegations from the Taiwan military as a part of the week-long subject matter exchange, March 16, 2018.

Camp Lemonnier’s medical facility host health and wellness fair
By Lt. Desiree Woodman
4/3/2018
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti – In an effort to increase awareness of health services and programs available at Camp Lemonnier, U.S. military members from the Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) sponsored a health and wellness fair, Mar. 25, 2018.

PP18 Officially Starts with Ceremony in Indonesia
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey L. Adams, Pacific Partnership Public Affairs
4/3/2018
BENGKULU, Indonesia (NNS) -- Service members assigned to Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) made the first official Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18) mission stop in Indonesia where they participated in a two-part opening ceremony, April 2.

WWII-era Navy dental officer posthumously awarded Silver Star for heroism during Pearl Harbor attack
BUMED PAO
4/2/2018
By any measure, Lt. Cmdr. Hugh Rossman Alexander served valiantly during the attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941.

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NMCP Nurse’s Make Quilt Honoring Navy Nurse Pioneer’s 98th Birthday
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Kris Lindstrom
3/29/2018
Members of the Navy’s Nurse Corps assigned to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) made a quilt for retired Rear Adm. Alene Duerk’s 98th birthday, which is on March 29.

USNS MERCY, PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP MISSION ARRIVE IN INDONESIA
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Kelsey Adams
3/29/2018
BENGKULU, Indonesia – U.S. and partner nation service members participating in Pacific Partnership 2018 arrived in Bengkulu, Indonesia aboard the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) March 29.

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