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NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain (Nov. 22, 2022) – Shannon Williams, visiting nurse for Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) Rota poses for a photo in the NMCRS Rota lactation room Nov. 22, 2022. The Visiting Nurse Program provides specialized care to the com-munities NMCRS serves around the world. The program will celebrate its centennial anniversary, Nov. 25, 2022. (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Hutch Johnson)
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONO-FORT SAM HOUSTON - (Nov. 8, 2022) - Dr. Sean Biggerstaff, acting deputy assistant director, Research & Engineering, Defense Health Agency (DHA), and team, visited with the leadership and staff of Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) San Antonio at the Tri-Service Research Laboratory to discussed medical research and development transition to DHA. During the visit, NAMRU San Antonio showcased its core capabilities regarding Directed Energy and Combat Casualty Care. NAMRU San Antonio's mission is to conduct gap driven combat casualty care, craniofacial, and directed energy research to improve survival, operational readiness, and safety of DoD personnel engaged in routine and expeditionary operations. NAMRU San Antonio is one of the leading research and development laboratories for the U.S. Navy under the DoD and is one of eight subordinate research commands in the global network of laboratories operating under the Naval Medical Research Center in Silver Spring, Md. (U.S. Navy photo by Burrell Parmer, NAMRU San Antonio Public Affairs/Released)
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON – (Nov. 18, 2022) – Native American Heritage Month marks a time to showcase and honor the many contributions Native Americans have made to the Department of Defense (DoD) and the nation. For Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) San Antonio, Sara BlackCloud, a financial management analyst, assigned to the Resource Management and Acquisitions Directorate, is a representation of the highly professional and diverse civilian workforce within the Department of the Navy.  Born in San Bernardino, Calif., and raised in San Diego, BlackCloud has been a Navy civilian for six years. She first enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 2002 and enter service in the U.S. Army in 2008 deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. NAMRU San Antonio's mission is to conduct gap driven combat casualty care, craniofacial, and directed energy research to improve survival, operational readiness, and safety of DoD personnel engaged in routine and expeditionary operations. NAMRU San Antonio is one of the leading research and development laboratories for the U.S. Navy under the DoD and is one of eight subordinate research commands in the global network of laboratories operating under the Naval Medical Research Center in Silver Spring, Md. (U.S. Navy photo by Burrell Parmer, NAMRU San Antonio Public Affairs/Released)
The Naval Medical Leader and Professional Development Command's Expanded Operational Stress Control team leaders, Lieutenant Commander Sierra Nichols, Medical Service Corps, United States Navy and Dr. John Schmidt, PhD., visit with Navy Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Navy Medicine Sailors with Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) 150-Alpha, out of Camp Pendleton, California, prepare the operating room in the EMF at Camp Foster, Marine Corps Base S.D. Butler, Okinawa prefecture, Japan, during exercise Keen Sword 23, Nov. 15. Keen Sword is a joint, bilateral, biennial field-training exercise involving U.S. military and Japan Self-Defense Force personnel, designed to increase combat readiness and interoperability and strengthen the ironclad Japan-U.S. alliance. (Courtesy photo/Released)
Navy Capt. Elizabeth Smith, right, commanding officer, Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) 150-Alpha, out of Camp Pendleton, California, briefs Air Force Lt. Gen. Ricky N. Rupp, center, commander, United States Forces, Japan, and Marine Corps Lt. Gen. James W. Bierman Jr., left, commanding general, III Marine Expeditionary Force, in the EMF at Camp Foster, Marine Corps Base S.D. Butler, Okinawa prefecture, Japan, during exercise Keen Sword 23, Nov. 15. Keen Sword is a joint, bilateral, biennial field-training exercise involving U.S. military and Japan Self-Defense Force personnel, designed to increase combat readiness and interoperability and strengthen the ironclad Japan-U.S. alliance. (Courtesy photo/Released)
Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Juan Lopez, Expeditionary Medical Facility 150-Alpha (EMF150-A), out of Camp Pendleton, California, evaluates simulated casualty Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Louis Grass, EMF 150-A, in the EMF at Camp Foster, Marine Corps Base S.D. Butler, Okinawa prefecture, Japan, during exercise Keen Sword 23, Nov. 15. Keen Sword is a joint, bilateral, biennial field-training exercise involving U.S. military and Japan Self-Defense Force personnel, designed to increase combat readiness and interoperability and strengthen the ironclad Japan-U.S. alliance. (Courtesy photo/Released)
Members of U.S. Navy and Japan Ground Self Defense Force conduct medical training at Camp Foster, Marine Corps Base S.D. Butler, Okinawa prefecture, Japan, during exercise Keen Sword 23, Nov. 15. Keen Sword is a joint, bilateral, biennial field-training exercise involving U.S. military and Japan Self-Defense Force personnel, designed to increase combat readiness and interoperability and strengthen the ironclad Japan-U.S. alliance. (Courtesy photo/Released)
Members of Japan Ground Self Defense Force conduct medical training at Camp Foster, Marine Corps Base S.D. Butler, Okinawa prefecture, Japan, during exercise Keen Sword 23, Nov. 15. Keen Sword is a joint, bilateral, biennial field-training exercise involving U.S. military and Japan Self-Defense Force personnel, designed to increase combat readiness and interoperability and strengthen the ironclad Japan-U.S. alliance. (Courtesy photo/Released)
Navy Capt. Elizabeth Smith, commanding officer, Expeditionary Medical Facility 150-Alpha, out of Camp Pendleton, California, along with Lt. Col. Yoshinori Miwa, chief researcher, Medical Service School, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, observe medical training at Camp Foster, Marine Corps Base S.D. Butler, Okinawa prefecture, Japan, during exercise Keen Sword 23, Nov. 15. Keen Sword is a joint, bilateral, biennial field-training exercise involving U.S. military and Japan Self-Defense Force personnel, designed to increase combat readiness and interoperability and strengthen the ironclad Japan-U.S. alliance. (Courtesy photo/Released)
Lt. Cmdr. Barbara J. Berry, an emergency medicine physician, Expeditionary Medical Facility 150-Alpha (EMF150-A), right, and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Cianna Robles, EMF 150-A, both out of Camp Pendleton, California, treat a simulated casualty in the EMF at Camp Foster, Marine Corps Base S.D. Butler, Okinawa prefecture, Japan, during exercise Keen Sword 23, Nov. 13. Keen Sword is a joint, bilateral, biennial field-training exercise involving U.S. military and Japan Self-Defense Force personnel, designed to increase combat readiness and interoperability and strengthen the ironclad Japan-U.S. alliance. (Courtesy photo/Released)
221117-N-VQ41-1138 CARTAGENA, Colombia (Nov. 17, 2022) Cmdr. Tamara Kemp, a plastic surgeon from Park City, Utah, assigned to hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), left, and Maria Nadales, a physician from Vama, Venezuala volunteering aboard Comfort, perform surgery on a young Colombian patient aboard Comfort, Nov. 17, 2022. Comfort is deployed to U.S. 4th Fleet in support of Continuing Promise 2022, a humanitarian assistance and goodwill mission conducting direct medical care, expeditionary veterinary care, and subject matter expert exchanges with five partner nations in the Caribbean, Central and South America. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ethan J. Soto)
221117-N-VQ41-1020 CARTAGENA, Colombia (Nov. 17, 2022) Maria Nadales, a physician from Vama, Venezuala volunteering aboard hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), holds a young Colombian patient before a cosmetic surgery aboard Comfort, Nov. 17, 2022. Comfort is deployed to U.S. 4th Fleet in support of Continuing Promise 2022, a humanitarian assistance and goodwill mission conducting direct medical care, expeditionary veterinary care, and subject matter expert exchanges with five partner nations in the Caribbean, Central and South America. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ethan J. Soto)
221116-N-LP924-1170 CARTAGENA, Colombia (Nov. 16, 2022) Cmdr. Angela Roldan-Whitaker, from Bogota, Colombia, assigned to the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), feeds a child during a Women’s, Peace and Security (WPS) event with free medical care as part of Continuing Promise 2022 at Juan Fe, in Cartagena, Colombia, Nov. 16, 2022. Comfort is deployed to U.S. 4th Fleet in support of Continuing Promise 2022, a humanitarian assistance and goodwill mission conducting direct medical care, expeditionary veterinary care, and subject matter expert exchanges with five partner nations in the Caribbean, Central and South America. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sophia Simons)
221116-N-LP924-1096 CARTAGENA, Colombia (Nov. 16, 2022) Lt. Lindsey Grzegorzewski, from Cincinnati, Ohio, assigned to the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), gives a child her cover during a Women’s, Peace and Security (WPS) event with free medical care as part of Continuing Promise 2022 at Juan Fe, in Cartagena, Colombia, Nov. 16, 2022. Comfort is deployed to U.S. 4th Fleet in support of Continuing Promise 2022, a humanitarian assistance and goodwill mission conducting direct medical care, expeditionary veterinary care, and subject matter expert exchanges with five partner nations in the Caribbean, Central and South America. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sophia Simons)
221116-N-LP924-1160 CARTAGENA, Colombia (Nov. 16, 2022) Lt. Lindsey Grzegorzewski, from Cincinnati, Ohio, assigned to the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), feeds a child during a Women’s, Peace and Security (WPS) event with free medical care as part of Continuing Promise 2022 at Juan Fe, in Cartagena, Colombia, Nov. 16, 2022. Comfort is deployed to U.S. 4th Fleet in support of Continuing Promise 2022, a humanitarian assistance and goodwill mission conducting direct medical care, expeditionary veterinary care, and subject matter expert exchanges with five partner nations in the Caribbean, Central and South America. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sophia Simons)
221117-N-VQ41-1022 CARTAGENA, Colombia (Nov. 17, 2022) A young Colombian patient sits on an operating room table aboard hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), before his cosmetic surgery, Nov. 17, 2022. Comfort is deployed to U.S. 4th Fleet in support of Continuing Promise 2022, a humanitarian assistance and goodwill mission conducting direct medical care, expeditionary veterinary care, and subject matter expert exchanges with five partner nations in the Caribbean, Central and South America. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ethan J. Soto)
Álvaro A. Gestido (1907-1957), star mid-fielder for the 1930 Uruguayan team that won the first ever World Cup.  Gestido is also the great grandfather of Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Sailor (BUMED), HMCM (SW/AW) José Alonso.  Photos used in graphic are courtesy of HMCM Alonso,
Students can now use the automated Academic Course Registration (ACR) portal as a one stop shop to view course information and register for courses offered at Naval Medical Leader and Professional Development Command, Bethesda, MD.
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Nov. 15, 2022) – Marines of 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines simulate combat engagement, hostage rescue, casualty egress and point of injury care with high fidelity manikins at Naval Expeditionary Medical Institute (NEMTI) during Operation Firebreak,November 15. Operation Firebreak is an exercise designed to evaluate operational readiness through simulated point of injury treatment and transport of casualties to the next level of care. Navy Medicine Operational Training Command (NMOTC) is comprised of six nationwide detachments that offer specialized medical training in the fields of aviation, aviation survival, surface and undersea warfare, expeditionary and special operations medicine. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Russell Lindsey)
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