Filipino-Americans have long played vital roles in the U.S. Navy and have helped to shape Navy Medicine through their numerous contributions as leaders, healthcare providers, medical administrators, and scientists.
There’s a reason why Navy Medicine Readiness Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton Detachment Puget Sound Naval Shipyard is known as the best amongst the best when it comes to handling the largest radiation health program in Department of Defense (DoD).
Of the approximately 30 certified nurse midwifes in the Navy, there is one with Asian American Pacific Islander heritage. With May designated as Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and May 13 as Navy Nurse Corps 113th birthday, Lt. Cmdr. Cheryl Q. Castro is the embodiment of personal heritage and professional legacy.
Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) held a COVID-19 vaccination drive-thru clinic for TRICARE beneficiaries on May 1, 2021. NHP was prepared to provide more than 600 vaccinations to beneficiaries at least 16 years old during this drive-thru vaccination.