Force health and safety

The Mosquito Fighters: A Short History of Mosquitoes in the Navy – Part 2

By André B. Sobocinski, historian, BUMED When you … arrive at Thompson’s Island you will investigate with utmost care the origins, progress and present state of the sickness which prevails on the island and in the Squadron.” ~Secretary of the Navy Samuel Southard to Commodore John Rodgers, October 1823 W hen the United States acquired the Spanish colony of Florida …

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I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Eric Green

By Lt. Eric Green, environmental health officer, Naval Hospital Pensacola Like so many others, my initial intention as a young man was to join the military to earn money for college and gain work experience. I grew up in a small town in north-central Pennsylvania called Galeton and followed the footsteps of my father by becoming very involved in the …

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Pacific Partnership: Global Heath Engagement in Action

Pacific Partnership 2016 is in full swing. The following photos give you an insider’s view of how the USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) team provides hands-on medical and surgical care, and participates in cooperative health engagements with the goal of developing enhanced health care capacity, capability and resiliency for everyone involved. Pacific Partnership 2016 will conduct stops in Timor Leste, the Philippines, …

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The Mosquito Fighters: A Short History of Mosquitoes in the Navy – Part 1

By Andre B. Sobocinski, historian, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Over the course of the U.S. Navy’s history the mosquito has been a constant threat whose enduring swath of destruction far extends that of the Barbary Pirates, the Imperial Japanese fleet or even German U-boats. From the Navy’s first conflict – in the so-called Quasi-War with France (1797-1801) – our small …

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HM ‘A’ School Instructors Promotes Healthy Habits, Cultural Diversity Through Dance

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jacquelyn D. Childs, NMETC public affairs SAN ANTONIO – The Navy Medicine Training Support Center (NMTSC) Diversity Council started a weekly Latin dance class Aug. 3 at the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC), promoting healthy habits while encouraging a culture of inclusion. The lessons include salsa, bachata, and merengue and are designed to …

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