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 during January 2018.
PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 5, 2018) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Mark Canlas measures an immunization dosage aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp is transiting to Sasebo, Japan to conduct a turnover with the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as the forward-deployed flagship of the amphibious forces in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Levingston Lewis/Released)
MANAMA, BAHRAIN (Jan. 17, 2018) Sailors from Expeditionary Resuscitative Surgical System 19, move a simulated casualty for surgery aboard Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Cardigan Bay during exercise Azraq Serpent 18. Azraq Serpent 18 is a bilateral exercise between the U.K. Royal Navy and the U.S. Navy dedicated to developing interoperability between partners across the medical domain in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin J. Steinberg/Released)
CHICAGO (Jan. 18, 2018) Force Master Chief Hosea Smith, Force Master Chief Hosea Smith, Navy Medicine’s force master chief and director of the Hospital Corps, and leadership from Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center leadership join instructors and corpsmen for a class photograph during graduation from a proof-of-concept training program that gives hospital corpsmen the opportunity to study and practice in-patient, out-patient and trauma care experience in Chicago, Ill. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Paul Kotara II/Released)
FALLS CHURCH, Va (Jan. 26, 2017) – Rear Adm. Terry J. Moulton, Deputy Surgeon General of the Navy, Navy Medicine Force Master Chief Hosea Smith Jr. and Navy Medicine Deputy Director of the Hospital Corps Master Chief Charles Hickey congratulate Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jane Borja and Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jedediah Maldonado from Navy Medicine West on their selection as Navy Medicine’s Active Duty and Reserve Sailors of the Year. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Paul Kotara/Released)
BREMERTON, Wash. (Jan. 30, 2018) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jessie Franks, a Sailor assigned to USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), from San Jose, California, performs a teeth cleaning. John C. Stennis is in port preparing for its next scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Ford/Released)