Five Navy Medicine Moments in August 2017 [Photos]

Every day, more than 63,000 Navy Medicine personnel are operating forward around the world, providing agile and rapid health care support to the Navy and Marine Corps. Saving lives wherever our forces operate is what we do, be it above the sea, on the sea, below the sea or on the battlefield. The following photos depict important events and our medical professionals at work during August 2017.

NORFOLK (Aug. 2, 2017) Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Magajna, a student of the Navy’s first Role 2 Light Maneuver course, participates in a focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) familiarization exercise. The objective of the pilot course at Surface Warfare Medical Institute (SWMI) East, a detachment of Navy Medicine Operational Training Center, is to build a mobile unit equipped to set up a functioning medical area with advanced trauma life support capabilities. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael J. Lieberknecht/Released)


PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 2, 2017)  Sailors transport a mannequin during a medical evacuation drill on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The ship is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) with its carrier strike group in preparation for an upcoming deployment. COMPTUEX tests a carrier strike group’s mission-readiness and ability to perform as an integrated unit through simulated real-world scenarios. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anthony J. Rivera/Released)


MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 10, 2017) Lt. Heidi Novak, left, a Navy dentist, administers anesthesia to a patient as Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Darren Parker assists during a dental procedure aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19). The ship is deployed with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th and U.S. 5th Fleet areas of operation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brent Pyfrom/Released)


PENSACOLA (Aug. 10, 2017) Corpsmen from Naval Hospital Pensacola participate in a Tactical Combat Casualty Care training exercise Aug. 10 at NHP. During the training, corpsmen must perform life saving skills while on a simulated battlefield. All corpsmen are required to complete TCCC every three years or six months before deploying. (U.S. Navy photo by Jason Bortz/Released)


HONDURAS (Aug. 17, 2017) Lt. Bianca Chun, senior medical officer and family medicine doctor at Naval Branch Health Clinic Whiting Field, listens to a young boy’s heartbeat at a local clinical laboratory, during a medical subject matter expert exchange, in support of Southern Partnership Station 17. SPS 17 is a U.S. Navy deployment executed by U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, focused on subject matter expert exchanges with partner nation militaries and security forces in Central and South America. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kristen Cheyenne Yarber)