Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jack Green (left) and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Taomadge Barnett (right), assigned to the medical team aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), transfer a patient to a operating table during a scheduled casualty evacuation drill. America is currently underway with more than 1,000 Sailors and 1,600 Marines conducting Amphibious Squadron/Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration operations in preparation for the ship's maiden deployment later this year. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Holloway/Released)

Five Navy Medicine Moments in April 2017 [Photos]

Every day, more than 63,000 Navy Medicine personnel are operating forward around the world, providing agile, rapid health care support to the Navy and Marine Corps. Ensuring lives are saved wherever our forces operate is what we do, be it above the sea, on the sea, below the sea or on the battlefield. The following photos depict our medical professionals at work during April 2017.

Lt. Paula Davidson, from Capser, Wyo., assigned to Naval Branch Health Clinic Gulfport, Miss., performs dental work at a Manaure hospital during a Continuing Promise 2017 (CP-17) visit to Mayapo, Colombia. CP-17 is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet-conducted deployment to conduct civil-military operations including humanitarian assistance, training engagements, and medical, dental, and veterinary support to Central and South America. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shamira Purifoy/Released)
Lt. Paula Davidson, from Capser, Wyo., assigned to Naval Branch Health Clinic Gulfport, Miss., performs dental work at a Manaure hospital during a Continuing Promise 2017 (CP-17) visit to Mayapo, Colombia. CP-17 is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet-conducted deployment to conduct civil-military operations including humanitarian assistance, training engagements, and medical, dental, and veterinary support to Central and South America. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shamira Purifoy/Released)

 

Cmdr. John Cason, program director Navy Refractive Surgery, performs the first small incision lenticular extraction (SMILE) procedure at Naval Medical Center San Diego. The SMILE procedure is the latest advancement in refractive surgery for correcting myopia or nearsightedness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam/Released)
Cmdr. John Cason, program director Navy Refractive Surgery, performs the first small incision lenticular extraction (SMILE) procedure at Naval Medical Center San Diego. The SMILE procedure is the latest advancement in refractive surgery for correcting myopia or nearsightedness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam/Released)

 

Cmdr. John Cason, program director Navy Refractive Surgery, performs the first small incision lenticular extraction (SMILE) procedure at Naval Medical Center San Diego. The SMILE procedure is the latest advancement in refractive surgery for correcting myopia or nearsightedness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam/Released)
Cmdr. John Cason, program director Navy Refractive Surgery, performs the first small incision lenticular extraction (SMILE) procedure at Naval Medical Center San Diego. The SMILE procedure is the latest advancement in refractive surgery for correcting myopia or nearsightedness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam/Released)

 

Sailors and Marines assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) treat a simulated patient during a casualty evacuation drill aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19). (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Adaecus G. Brooks/Released)
Sailors and Marines assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) treat a simulated patient during a casualty evacuation drill aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19). (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Adaecus G. Brooks/Released)

 

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jack Green (left) and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Taomadge Barnett (right), assigned to the medical team aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), transfer a patient to a operating table during a scheduled casualty evacuation drill. America is currently underway with more than 1,000 Sailors and 1,600 Marines conducting Amphibious Squadron/Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration operations in preparation for the ship's maiden deployment later this year. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Holloway/Released)
Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jack Green (left) and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Taomadge Barnett (right), assigned to the medical team aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), transfer a patient to a operating table during a scheduled casualty evacuation drill. America is currently underway with more than 1,000 Sailors and 1,600 Marines conducting Amphibious Squadron/Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration operations in preparation for the ship’s maiden deployment later this year. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Holloway/Released)