Readiness

FORCE’S NOTES: Increasing Family Readiness

By Force Master Chief Sherman Boss Editor’s note: This blog comes from Force Master Chief Boss’s column featured in the Spring issue of Navy Medicine Magazine. To read the full story click here to view the magazine online. The old saying about the Navy family, “If the Navy wants you to have a family, they’ll issue you one in your …

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From an Outsider’s Perspective: Witnessing the Inaugural Kandahar Role 3 Hospital Training

By Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class (SW) Bruce Cummins, Navy Medicine Support Command Public Affairs From Jan.12 – 21, I had the opportunity to view, from an outsider’s perspective, the inaugural Kandahar Role 3 Hospital Training course at the Naval Expeditionary Medical Training Institute in Camp Pendleton, Calif. I was sent on temporary orders to document the two-week training program …

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Preparing For Duty at Role 3 Hospital in Afghanistan

By Lt. Monique Overfield, Patient Administration Department Head, Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi, Texas From the time I enlisted in the Navy, I had one goal — to help other people. The first 16 years of my career I was a hospital corpsman. It was then that I decided to become an Medical Service Corps officer. Since the initial day at my first command as …

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“Gaming” the System: Study Looks at Standards for Small-Arms Waivers for Patients on Antidepressants

By Naval Center Combat & Operational Stress Control Public Affairs Can a video game influence Navy policy? Cmdr. Rob McLay and Lt. Cmdr Heather Kurera, psychiatrists at Naval Medical Center San Diego, think so. With the help of researcher Massoud Nikkhoy of the Naval Center for Combat and Operational Stress Control, the study seeks to provide data to determine the …

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Transforming a Navy Hospital to be Ready for Hurricane Irene

By Capt. Dan Zinder, Commanding Officer, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune To weather the storm of Hurricane Irene, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune transformed our facility from a medium-sized community hospital into a hospital, hotel, kid park, and kennel. We knew staff would not be able to concentrate on work if they were worried about their families so we invited them to …

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