Navy Medicine Moments in 2017 [Photos]

Every day, more than 63,000 Navy Medicine personnel are operating forward around the world, providing agile and rapid health care support to the Navy and Marine Corps. Saving lives 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 important events and our medical professionals at work in 2017.

January

PORTSMOUTH, V.A. –  Krystyn Case, a representative of the Oakleaf Club of Tidewater, presented a gift basket to recognize the birth of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s first baby of the New Year. Landon was a week early and the medical center’s Labor and Delivery team delivered him on Jan. 1 at 7:19 p.m. to Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuels) Airman Estrella Perez and Dylan Parrish. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Terah L. Bryant/Released)

February

 

BETHESDA, M.D. – Vice Adm. Raquel Bono (center left), director, Defense Health Agency, cuts the ribbon for the Naval Dosimetry Center (NDC) at Naval Support Activity Bethesda. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Hank Gettys/Released)

March

TRUJILLO, Honduras – Lt. j.g. Rochelle Bailey, assigned to Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Fla., checks the vital signs of a Honduran patient during Continuing Promise 2017 (CP-17) in Trujillo, Honduras. 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)

 

April

MAYAPO, Colombia – 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)

 

May

PACIFIC OCEAN – Lt. Cmdr. Elise Brandon, a doctor assigned to Fleet Surgical Team 1, inspects a patient’s wound aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) during a mass casualty drill. The America Amphibious Ready Group are conducting a composite training unit exercise off the coast of Southern California in preparation for a deployment later this year. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ramon Go/Released)

 

June

CAMP LEJEUNE, North Carolina – Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune held a ribbon cutting ceremony renaming the hospital to Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune, June 27, 2017. Capt. James Hancock, commanding officer and former commanding officers and their representatives, together cut the ribbon signifying the official name change. Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune has undergone a transformation over the last several years adding new services and expanding other areas enabling the medical center to provide quality care to the warfighter, their families and veterans. Through these advancements, NMCCL is honored to provide patient-centered care to our family of 63,000 beneficiaries. (U.S. Navy photo by William Townsend/Released)

July

AMITE, Louisiana – Petty Officer 2nd Class Crystal Tao, an optometrist with Expeditionary Medical Facility Camp Pendleton, tests the eyesight of Kathleen Giles, a patient attending Innovative Readiness Training Louisiana Care 2017 at Amite High School in Amite, La. IRT Louisiana Care 2017 offers optometry, dental and medical care to the local community at no cost to patients. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Niles Lee/Released)

 

August

HONDURAS – Lt. Bianca Chun, senior medical officer and family medicine doctor at Naval Branch Health Clinic Whiting Field, listens to a young boy’s heartbeat at a local clinical laboratory, during a medical subject matter expert exchange, in support of Southern Partnership Station 17. SPS 17 is a U.S. Navy deployment executed by U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, focused on subject matter expert exchanges with partner nation militaries and security forces in Central and South America. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kristen Cheyenne Yarber)

 

September

PUERTO BARRIOS, Guatemala – U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Jonathan Auten, the emergency medicine residency assistant director and emergency medicine physician assigned to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, helps bandage a boy’s arm with a Guatemalan doctor, during a subject matter expert exchange at Hospital Nacional Infantil Elisa Martinez, in support of Southern Partnership Station 17. SPS 17 is a U.S. Navy deployment executed by U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, focused on subject matter expert exchanges with partner nation militaries and security forces in Central and South America. (U.S. Army photo by SPC Judge Jones/Released)

 

October

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Tania Rodriguez Ramos fixes her daughter’s clothes, Oct. 15, 2017, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her daughter, Sara Victoria was the first baby born aboard the T-AH20 USNS Comfort in more than seven years. The Comfort is in the vicinity of San Juan and will be traveling around the island to assist Puerto Rico in the recovery process during the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. (U.S. Army photo by: Sgt. Maricris C. McLane)

 

November

AMAZON RIVER, Brazil – A team of five U.S. Navy doctors travel to a remote village along the Amazon River in Brazil, November 21. Clockwise from left, they are Lt. Cmdr. Patricia Hogan, an internal medicine specialist; Lt. Cmdr. Robert P. Lennon, a specialist in general medicine; Lt. Cmdr. Thomas K. Barlow, a specialist in dermatology; Lt. Gregory J Condos, an internal medicine specialist; and Lt. Cmdr. Nehkonti Adams, an infectious diseases specialist. The team is engaging in a month-long humanitarian mission up the Amazon River. They are working with the Brazilian Navy to deliver healthcare to some of the most isolated people in the world. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew Brame/Released)

December

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – Hospital corpsmen with Charlie Company, 2nd Medical Battalion take a knee to debrief during Operation Cold Turkey at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Dec. 5, 2017. The training exercise is designed for military medical personnel to sharpen their ability to treat a casualty in a trauma situation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ashley Lawson)