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 September 2018.

GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 15, 2018) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Keavonic Richards, a respiratory technician with Fleet Surgical Team (FST) 3, intubates a simulated patient during a mass casualty exercise while participating in Theater Amphibious Combat Rehearsal (TACR) 18. Led by Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, TACR integrates U.S. Navy and Marine Corps assets to practice and rehearse a range of critical combat-related capabilities available to U.S. Central Command, both afloat and ashore, to promote stability and security in the region. U.S. 5th Fleet and coalition assets are participating in numerous simultaneous exercises as part of the greater Theater Counter Mine and Maritime Security Exercise to ensure maritime stability and security in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jenna Dobson/Released)


SOUTHWEST ASIA (Sept. 8, 2018) – U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Alonso Galvanramirez (left), an infantry rifleman, and U.S. Navy Seaman Joshua Ozio, a corpsman (right), both with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, attached to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force, Crisis Response-Central Command, pause to enjoy a meal during operations near At-Tanf Garrison, Syria, Sept. 8, 2018. SPMAGTF-CR-CC Marines supported Special Operations Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve, conducting live fire demonstrations showcasing the unit’s crisis response capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Roderick Jacquote)


PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 10, 2018) – Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Emily Clemmer, from Leefburg, Florida, and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Mgyver Manzanero, from Panorama City, California, obtain vitals from a simulated injured patient during a mass casualty drill in the medical triage of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) in the Pacific Ocean, Sept. 10, 2018. Wasp, flagship of the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group, with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the Indo-Pacific region to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Molina)


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Sept. 21, 2018) – Chief Hospital Corpsman Brittney Farmer is pinned by her family during the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) fiscal year 2019 chief petty officer (CPO) pinning ceremony in the auditorium on Sept. 21. Ten chief petty officers from NMCP and its branch clinics were pinned during the ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kris R. Lindstrom/Released)


SAN DIEGO (Sep. 18, 2018) Hospital Corpsmen 2nd Class Cecil Dorset, left, and Hospital Corpsmen 2nd Class Kathylina Fisher assess a simulated casualty during an active shooter drill aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is moored in San Diego undergoing a scheduled Planned Incremental Availability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Sean Lynch)