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Navy Preventive Medicine’s Role in Supporting Continuing Promise 2011

      By Cmdr. Mark S. Riddle.  Continuing Promise is an annual humanitarian civic affairs deployment to the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) area of responsibility providing medical, dental, veterinary, engineering and subject matter expert exchanges (SMEEs) with the goal of demonstrating dedication and commitment to our friends in the Caribbean, Central and South America. The Continuing Promise mission provides …

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Bethesda Holds ‘Day in the Life’ to Ensure Smooth Transition, Seamless Patient Care

 By Capt. David Bitonti, Chief of Staff for Integration and Transition at NNMC, Bethesda Md. Last week, our staff held a “Day in the Life” (DIL) exercise here at the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) to ensure a smooth transition and seamless patient care as the hospital embarks on a historical merger with Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC). …

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MILCO Seeks to Rapidly Expand Enrollment

    By Dr. Nancy F. Crum-Cianflone, M.D., Department Head, Deployment Health Research Department, Naval Health Research Center    As a former military officer, I personally value the importance of discovering new information that will help those who serve in our military. My job at the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) in San Diego, Calif., allows me to be on …

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Recognizing the Contributions of Navy Medical Research Efforts

    By Cmdr. Rita Simmons, Executive Officer, Navy Medical Research Unit-Dayton     As the Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory (NAMRL) closes the book on its 70-plus year history in Pensacola, the laboratory’s scientific resurgence and push to maintain mission execution during a tumultuous period of reorganization and relocation to Ohio to become part of Navy Medical Research Unit-Dayton continues …

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SARP Training is Life Changing

By Ted Judson, assistant department head, Navy Drug and Alcohol Counselor School (NDACS) When I entered Navy Medicine’s Navy Drug and Alcohol Counselor School (NDACS) in 1987, I had no idea what I was getting into and how my experience there would shape the rest of not only my career, but my life.  I found my home at NDACS and …

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