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 June 2018.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 5, 2018) Navy Reservist Hospital Corpsman Senior Chief Joe Paterniti cheers for Team Navy after competing in powerlifting June 5, 2018, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, during the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games. (DoD photo by Roger Wollenberg)
KIN BLUE, Japan (June 6, 2018) Navy field medical corpsmen with 3rd Medical Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group provide emergency care to a dummy. The simulation is part of Exercise Inochi No Onjin, which increased competency of patient evacuation, command and control medical regulating, and role-two capabilities in a joint environment. 3rd Medical Battalion is responsible for providing direct and general health service support to III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Harrison Rakhshani)
YOKOSUKA, Japan (June 14, 2018) – Personnel assigned to U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Yokosuka treat a simulated patient during a mass casualty drill in conjunction with the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). The drill was conducted in order to prepare medical staff for a mass casualty scenario involving a maritime incident at sea. USNH Yokosuka is the largest U.S. military treatment facility on mainland Japan caring for approximately 43,000 eligible beneficiaries. Mercy is making port visits to Yokosuka and Tokyo to promote relationships between U.S. Navy Sailors and Japanese citizens through cultural exchange and bilateral training. (U.S. Navy photo by Tim Jensen/Released)
BEATTYVILLE, Ky. (June 21, 2018) U.S. Navy Lt. Xin Wu, a nurse from Expeditionary Medical Facility Bethesda in Maryland, takes the blood pressure of a patient at a health-care clinic being operated by the Air Guard and U.S. Navy Reserve at Lee County High School in Beattyville, Ky., June 21, 2018. The clinic is one of four that comprised Operation Bobcat, a 10-day mission to provide military medical troops with crucial training in field operations and logistics while offering no-cost health care to the residents of Eastern Kentucky. The clinics, which operated from June 15-24, offered non-emergent medical care; sports physicals; dental cleanings, fillings and extractions; eye exams and no-cost prescription eye glasses. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Lt. Col. Dale Greer)
MIDDLE EAST (June 27, 2018) U.S. Navy Hospitalman Kristopher Melvin (left) a corpsman with Combat Logistics Detachment 37 (CLD-37) attached to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force, Crisis Response-Central Command, applies a tourniquet to Marine Corps Sgt. Daniel Holley (right) during a patrol June 28, 2018. CLD-37 conducted simulated patrols and entry control point training to prepare for upcoming exercises. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Teagan Fredericks)