Reserves

#240NavyBday: Navy Medicine Reserves Celebrate 100 Years of Readiness

By Capt. Patricia K. McCafferty, executive officer, Operation Health Support Unit For 100 years, Navy Medicine Reservists have supported Sailors and Marines.Today, the Navy Medicine Reserve supports the entire U.S. Navy as it celebrates 240 years of naval presence around the globe, around the clock. Trained and ready, Navy Medicine Reservists have been mobilized in times of crisis, whether it’s …

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Expeditionary Medical Facility Bethesda’s Reserve Unit Conducts Training Using Army Simulators

By Cmdr. Michael Vener, naval reserve unit, Expeditionary Medical Facility Bethesda Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) Bethesda’s naval reserve unit, held a field training exercise and mass casualty drill with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania this past spring. The joint exercise called Fort Indiantown Gap Medical Exercise ( FIGMEDEX3 ) was designed to practice operating as adaptive small teams and …

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Enhancing Resilience and Recovery of Reservists

By Paul A. Finch, LCSW, Program Manager, Reserve Psychological Health Program and Director, Psychological Health for Navy and Marine Forces Reserves, and Dr. Mark Long, Health Promotion and Wellness Department, NMCPHC It is well known that extended and repeat deployments can impact the readiness and psychological health of Sailors and Marines who put on their uniform every day in defense …

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Reserve Success at Hope of Martin

By Capt. Janie Brier, executive officer, Navy Medicine Education and Training Command – Reserve Component From July 7-July 19, 2013, I was the medical director and senior Navy adviser for the Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) Exercise “Hope of Martin” (HOM).  I participated as a medical provider in three previous IRTs, but this was my first time in a command and …

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Navy Reserves Have Major Impact on NATO Role 3 in Kandahar

  By Capt. Mike McCarten, commanding officer of the NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit, Kandahar, Afghanistan. McCarten is a U.S. Navy family physician and aerospace medicine specialist. I command the NATO trauma hospital south of Kandahar City, the NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit (MMU) staffed with 225 men and women from Navy Medicine. To them, the scenes in …

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