Navy Medicine’s Ebola Response

Naval Medical Research Center labs support Operation United Assistance

By Cmdr. (Dr.) Eric Deussing, director, Emergency Preparedness, Public Health Emergency Officer, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery The ongoing and unprecedented Ebola outbreak has sadly affected  and has challenged public health and health care systems across the globe. Navy Medicine has extensive experience preparing for and responding to past infectious disease threats, such as pandemic H1N1 […]

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It Boils Down to Credibility

2nd Battalion, 5th Marines change of command

By Lt. jg Aaron Weisbrod, psychology graduate student, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Operational Stress Control and Readiness (OSCAR) teams provide embedded mental health care expertise for Marines and Sailors operating in Marine Corps units. Navy psychologists are included in these teams and are directly responsible for accomplishing the mission of OSCAR teams. While naturally […]

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Hospitalman John E. Kilmer Remembered

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By Larry Coffey, Navy Medicine Education and Training Command public affairs officer  As the Navy Medicine Education and Training Command public affairs officer and a retired Navy journalist, I cover a plethora of Navy events in the San Antonio area. This past summer I attended a graveside memorial service just outside San Antonio honoring Medal of […]

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A Message from the Navy’s Deputy Surgeon General: Global Health, Globally Engaged

By Rear Adm. C. Forrest Faison III Last week I was invited to speak on a panel about global health engagement at the annual meeting of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) in Washington, D.C. December is global health engagement month, so the topic is timely. Global health engagement is a […]

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Mustang Nurse


By Ensign David Frey,  BSN, RN, ADC-II, U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan   What is a mustang? To most people, a mustang is thought to be a wild, untamed American horse but the word “mustang” has an alternative meaning to those of us in the military.  A Mustang is a military officer who previously served […]

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