Navy Medicine is a thriving, global health care system fully engaged and integrated in providing high quality health care to beneficiaries in wartime and in peacetime.  We are a global healthcare network of 63,000 Navy medical personnel around the world who provide high quality health care to more than one million eligible beneficiaries.  Our highly trained personnel deploy with Sailors and Marines worldwide – providing critical mission support aboard ship, in the air, under the sea and on the battlefield.  At the same time, Navy Medicine’s military and civilian health care professionals are providing care for uniformed services’ family members and retirees at military treatment facilities around the globe. Every day, no matter what the environment, Navy Medicine is ready to care for those in need, providing world class care, anytime, anywhere.

Navy Medicine also plays a key role in  humanitarian assistance/disaster response (HA/DR) missions in direct support of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard’s  Maritime Strategy as the medical skills Navy Medicine personnel possess are a cornerstone of the Navy’s overall HA/DR response capability.  Nowhere has this been more evident than in the USNS Comfort’s mission in Haiti following the January 2010 earthquake. 

Navy Medicine not only responds to disasters around the world and at home, we conduct proactive humanitarian missions in places as far reaching as Africa through Africa Partnership Station to the Pacific Rim through Pacific Partnership and South America through Continuing Promise.   These proactive humanitarian assistance missions build trust and cooperation with partner nations, provide must needed medical care to populations in need, and sow the seeds for long term stability and security in many places around the world. 

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