Five Navy Medicine Moments in March 2018 [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 during March 2018.

PACIFIC OCEAN (Mar. 3, 2018) Sailors aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) give medical aid to a mock patient during a mass casualty drill. Mercy is currently deployed in support of Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18). PP18’s mission is to work collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase stability and security in the region, and foster new and enduring friendships across the Indo-Pacific Region. Pacific Partnership, now in its 13th iteration, is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Caledon Rabbipal/Released)

 

SAN DIEGO (Mar. 15, 2018) Service members from Naval Medical Center San Diego practice transporting patients on stretchers in a remote area during a simulation-based training. During the five-day Operational Medicine Symposium, medical community from various military services discuss and train on improving emergency medical care during deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Indra Beaufort/Released)

 

Ice Camp Skate (Mar. 16, 2018) – Chief Hospital Corpsman Kristopher Mandaro, assigned to Underwater Construction Team One (UCT 1), surfaces from a waterhole during a torpedo exercise in the Arctic Circle in support of Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018, March 16. ICEX 2018 is a five-week exercise that allows the Navy to assess its operational readiness in the Arctic, increase experience in the region, advance understanding of the Arctic environment, and continue to develop relationships with other services, allies and partner organizations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Hinton)

 

PACIFIC OCEAN (Mar. 16, 2018) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Patrick Langdon, a native of Shelton, Wash., prepares a mock patient for transfer from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, attached to the “Wildcards” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, to the triage center aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) during a mass casualty integrated field exercise held to prepare for Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18). PP18’s mission is to work collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase stability and security in the region, and foster new and enduring friendships across the Indo-Pacific Region. Pacific Partnership, now in its 13th iteration, is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Kelsey L. Adams/Released)

 

FORT BRAGG, NC (Mar. 24, 2018) U.S. Navy Lt. Ian Daulton with 2nd Dental Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, gives a dental exam to a patient during Bold Bronco 18 on Fort Bragg, N.C., March 24, 2018. Bold Bronco 18 was an annual battalion sized training exercise held to promote force readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Jenkins)