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 2018.
PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 8, 2018) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Precious Varilla, assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), performs a prophylactic cleaning on a patient, Engineman 2nd Class Esala Ebuga. Boxer is underway conducting routine operations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Preston Jarrett/Released)
MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU, ROMANIA (Aug. 16, 2018) A U.S. Navy corpsman with Black Sea Rotational Force 18.1 triages a notionally-injured Marine during a medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) drill at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania, August 16, 2018. The training simulated the MEDEVAC of notionally-injured Marines and civilians, validating combined, joint-integrated medical procedures in the event of a mass casualty incident. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Abrey Liggins/Released)
FORT MCCOY, Wis. (Aug. 17, 2018) U.S. Navy Hospitalman HN Brian Hodgkins, Surgical Company Bravo, 4th Medical Battalion, checks the pupil dilation of a simulated casualty during Combat Support Training Exercise (CSTX) 86-18-02 at Fort McCoy, Wis., August 17, 2018. This is the second CSTX of the summer for the 86th Training Division. The CSTX exercise is a large-scale training event where units experience tactical training scenarios specifically designed to replicate real-world missions. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Spc. John Russell/Released)
MINDANAO SEA (Aug. 21, 2018) U.S. Navy corpsmen with Combat Logistics Battalion 13, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct gas mask IV drills while aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during a regularly scheduled deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th MEU, August 21, 2018. The Essex ARG/13th MEU is a capable and lethal Navy-Marine Corps team deployed to the 7th fleet area of operations to support regional stability, reassure partners and allies and maintain a presence postured to respond to any crisis ranging from humanitarian assistance to contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Austin Mealy/Released)
UNDISCLOSED LOCATION, SOUTHWEST ASIA (Aug. 21, 2018) U.S. Navy Lt. Anna Hanson, a nurse with the shock trauma platoon of Combat Logistics Detachment 37 attached to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Central Command, draws a syringe during an integrated exercise with the Expeditionary Resuscitative Surgical System Team 20, a subordinate command attached to Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade August 21, 2018. Routine training exercises increase the ability of SPMAGTF-CR-CC and ERSS to plan, communicate and execute complex operations in response to crises in the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Gabino Perez/Released)