A young beneficiary receives their COVID-19 test at the new Testing Tent in front of Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune. The COVID-19 Testing Tent allows for TRICARE eligible beneficiaries and GS employees to schedule appointments for routine COVID testing.
OZARK, Ala. — U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Tessa Hazard (middle), a respiratory therapist assigned to the Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) from Bremerton, Washington, treats a patient in the Intensive Care Unit ward of the Dale Medical Center in Ozark, Alabama, Sept. 9th, 2021. She is a part of a larger effort in support of continued Department of Defense COVID-19 response operations. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, remains committed to providing flexible U.S. Department of Defense support to the whole-of-government COVID-19 response. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aaron Daugherty)
210903-N-OV559-1028--NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy (Sep. 3, 2021)--Hospitalman Seaman Dayshia Hall, a native of Gray, Georgia, and assigned to U.S. Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Sigonella vaccinates a Sailor onboard Naval Air Station Sigonella. Aug. 30, 2021. The Department of Defense now requires the COVID-19 vaccine for all members of the Armed Forces under DoD authority on active duty or the Ready Reserves, to include National Guard. (U.S. Navy photo by Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Nathaniel U. Corpuz).
210226-N-NQ285-1210 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 26, 2021) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Eric Lewis, left, from Pensacola, Florida and assigned to the Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), provides medical coverage during a personnel transfer in an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the "Chargers" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26, on the ship's flight deck, Feb. 26, 2021. Carter Hall is conducting training with Amphibious Squadron 4 and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) as part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Sawyer Connally)
U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Colleen Lail receives the American Academy of Pediatrics Uniformed Services - Chapter East Outstanding Young Pediatrician of the Year Award.
210910-N-BB298-1006 PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Sept. 10, 2021) – A sign directs traffic to the COVID-19 testing site at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP), Sept. 10.  The testing site was moved from indoors back to an outdoor location to improve and reduce traffic flow within the medical center, and allow for more individuals to be tested.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ariana Torman/Released)
US Navy Surgeon General RADM Bruce Gillingham and Kevin Mahoney, Chief Executive Officer for the University of Pennsylvania Health System, hold the signed agreement that starts a three-year partnership to integrate members of the Navy with the Trauma Division at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC). The program, known as Naval Strategic Health Alliance for Readiness and Performance is designed to provide sustained experiences in all aspects of trauma care – from surgery to anesthesiology to nursing – in one of the nation’s busiest trauma centers. (U.S. Navy photo by Captain John Gay)
210222-N-SS900-1006 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 22, 2021) Medical personnel carry a simulated patient during a medical transport drill on the flight deck of Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). The drill was the first-ever medevac by a Navy CMV-22B Osprey aboard an aircraft carrier. Vinson is currently underway conducting routine maritime operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Aaron T. Smith/Released)
210408-N-WB720-085 Rear Admiral Cynthia A. Kuehner. Commander, Naval Medical Forces Support Command speaking to the 1st Navy Medical 101 course students.
210823-N-N3764-0100 CARIBBEAN SEA - (Aug. 23, 2021) – Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Jordan Huff, assigned to the Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Burlington (T-EPF 10) stands ready to assist in case of an  emergency during the refueling of a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter on the flight deck, Aug. 23, 2021. Burlington is deployed to U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/ U.S. 4th Fleet to support humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) efforts in Haiti following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake on Aug. 14, 2021. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Intelligence Specialist Taylor Hart /Released)
210830-N-OB360-0076 NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy (Aug. 30, 2021) Lt. j.g. Katherine Harbaugh, a Kokomo Ind. native and nurse assigned to Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command San Diego assesses the needs of an evacuee from Afghanistan aboard Naval Air Station Sigonella, Aug. 27, 2021. NAS Sigonella is currently supporting the Department of State mission to facilitate the safe departure and relocation of U.S. citizens, Special Immigration Visa recipients, and vulnerable populations from Afghanistan. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ben Farone)
Lt. Francesca Reside, a medical officer assigned to U.S. Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Naples, checks a student’s ear with her otoscope as part of a school physical clinic aboard Naval Support Activity Naples, Aug. 28, 2021. NMRTC Naples sponsored a clinic offering sports physicals, school entrance physicals, immunizations, and COVID-19 vaccines on base from Aug. 26-28.  (U.S. Navy photo by Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Anthony Quinteros).
A wrap of the MAP…Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Kyra James (right) is advanced in rate as one of a Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMTRC) Bremerton’s select chosen few for the Navy’s Meritoriously Advancement Program (MAP), which allows commanding officers to acknowledge Sailors like James who have demonstrated they are ready for the next level of responsibility by promoting them to the next highest paygrade. James was also recently recognized as her command’s Junior Sailor of the Quarter (Official Navy photo by Douglas H Stutz, NHB/NMRTC Bremerton public affairs officer).
NORFOLK, Va. (Sept. 1, 2021) Rear Adm. Darin Via, Naval Medical Forces Atlantic (MEDLANT) commander and the senior market manager for the Tidewater Market, speaks with a Sailor about volunteering to assist during a visit to a mass vaccination site at Norfolk Naval Station on Sept. 1.  This visit comes on the heels of NAVADMIN 190/21, 2021-2022 Navy Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination and Reporting policy, released Aug. 31, and stating that vaccination against COVID-19 for all service members is now mandatory.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Donald R. White Jr.)
Command leadership shout out…Capt. Patrick Fitzpatrick, NMRTC Bremerton commanding officer (right), Capt. Jeff Feinberg, NMRTC Bremerton executive officer and NMRTC Bremerton Command Master Chief Rob Stockton share congratulatory greetings with Hospitalman Aliciafe Sison on being meritoriously advanced to hospital corpsman third class. Sison is currently supporting a COVID-19 mission working at the Navy’s only enlisted Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Sison was selected as part of the command’s Meritoriously Advancement Program (MAP), specifically designed to authorize commanding officers to advance eligible enlisted Sailors in paygrades E5 and below to the next higher paygrade and provides commanding officers with the opportunity to acknowledge those personnel who have demonstrated they are ready for the next level of responsibility by advancing them in rate. The program also grants greater authority to individual commands to better structure their manning levels, and overall helps the Navy by continuing to develop and reward talented Sailors. Making the transition to hospital corpsman third class are Hospitalmen Jazmin Del Angel, Roberka Joseph, along with Sison. Advancing to hospital corpsman second class are Hospital Corpsmen 3rd Class Maria Cuenca, Jose Deras, Kamal Green, Kyra James and Ocean Lewis (official Navy photo by Douglas H Stutz, NHB/NMRTC Bremerton public affairs officer).
GUAM -- Military Sealift Command Far East selected Petty Officer Perpetuo Quintua, a reservist on extended orders in Guam, as its Junior Sailor of the Quarter.  While assigned to Ship Support Unit Guam as the lead medical representative, Quintua has been instrumental in keeping civil service mariners healthy and vaccinated.  His efforts have helped ensure the medical readiness of the MSC fleet operating in the Indo-Pacific Region. (U.S. Navy Photo by Rey Rabara)
Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Caitlyn Alexander is checked on after being administered her first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine by Capt. Jeff Feinberg, Navy Medicine Readiness and Training (NMRTC) Bremerton executive officer and Navy Medical Corps officer, August 31, 2021. Alexander’s decision to get vaccinated parallels the Department of the Navy COVID-19 vaccination requirement(s), based on Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s directive that the vaccine is necessary to protect the active duty force and defend the American people. For all other active duty personnel like Alexander stationed in the nation’s third largest fleet concentration area of Puget Sound, the COVID-19 vaccine is being made readily available for all those unvaccinated active duty personnel. NMRTC Bremerton is currently working with all local commands to schedule personnel in need (official Navy photo by Douglas H Stutz, NHB/NMRTC Bremerton public affairs officer).
Image of Lt. Daniel St. Clair, Mental Health division officer, Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) director, and clinical psychologist at NMRTC Bremerton,
Leadership at Naval Health Cherry Point recognized two staff members Friday, August 27 for their excellent performance and contributions to patient safety while serving aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.

Hospitalman Kiya F. Smith a member of the clinic’s Laboratory Staff was presented a certificate and coin from Navy Capt. Elizabeth Adriano, the clinic’s commander.
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