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190307-N-HX510-0038 INDIAN OCEAN (March 7, 2019) Lt. Cmdr. Joseph Reardon, left, from Kendall, Wisconsin, and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Zhihao Guo, from Houston, extract a molar from Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Brandon Steffen, from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, in the dental clinic aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Indian Ocean, March 7, 2019. John C. Stennis is deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jarrod A. Schad/Released) 190306-N-AT530-1306 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (March 6, 2019) – Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jeffrey Thorton demonstrates how to insert an intravenous needle during medical training aboard the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43). Fort McHenry is part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the central region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Roys/Released) 190227-N-ZW825-0197 VENCEDOR, Brazil (Feb. 27, 2019) A young patient examines U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. John Roman's hand with a dermatoscope during a medical clinic in Vencedor, Brazil, Feb. 27, 2019. The visit marks the ninth and final stop of a monthlong mission by four U.S. Navy physicians and their Brazilian navy counterparts embarked aboard the Brazilian navy hospital ship NAsH Carlos Chagas (U 19) to exchange medical expertise and to bring medical care to isolated communities along the Amazon River. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Byron C. Linder/Released) 190227-N-XI307-1207 NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Feb. 27, 2019) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Linda Cabrera, left, from Bridgeport, Connecticut, simulates providing IV fluids to Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Ryan Shortridge, from Lafayette, Indiana, both assigned to the medical department of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), during a fast cruise. Gerald R. Ford is currently undergoing its post-shakedown availability at Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding. This image has been altered by blurring out badges for security purposes (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan Seelbach/Released)
 

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SECNAV Names Future Destroyer in Honor of US Navy Medal of Honor Recipient

From Secretary of the Navy Public Affairs | 18-Mar-2019


WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has named a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, DDG 130, in honor of Medal of Honor recipient, Hospital Corpsman Master Chief William Charette.



Pacific Partnership 2019 Participates in Community Health Engagement in Tacloban

From Pacific Partnership 2019 Public Affairs | 18-Mar-2019


TACLOBAN, Philippines (NNS) -- U.S. servicemembers, Philippine servicemembers and Tacloban city health care professionals working collaboratively as part of Pacific Partnership 2019 hosted a community health engagement at Tigbao Diit Elementary School to provide medical services and education to the local community, March 15.



New mobile-friendly electronic physical health assessment format makes annual assessment easier

By BUMED PAO | 14-Mar-2019


Starting your electronic physical health assessment, or ePHA, just got a little easier with the completion of a mobile-friendly format.



Medical Center/Providers Recognized as Best in Navy Medicine by Patients

By Sarah Hauck, Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune Public Affairs | 14-Mar-2019


CAMP LEJEUNE (NNS) -- Each quarter Navy Medicine East (NME) recognizes military treatment facilities (MTF) and those working in them as the Best of the Best based on patient satisfaction ratings captured through the Joint Outpatient Experience Survey (JOES).



Pacific Partnership 2019 Opens in Marshall Islands

By Petty Officer 1st Class Gregory Johnson | 11-Mar-2019


MAJURO, Republic of the Marshall Islands - Pacific Partnership 2019, the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific, kicked off with an opening ceremony and reception aboard the Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6), March 11.



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