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 January 2019.
BREMERTON, WA, UNITED STATES (Jan. 16, 2019) – Lt. Laura Diconza quizzes visiting hospital corpsmen on procedures to follow at the Neonatal Resuscitation Program display during Naval Hospital Bremerton’s Command Skills Fair held January 16 and 18, 2019. With a winter ski resort theme, the focus of the event centered on educational, clinical skills refresher training on numerous ‘high risk, low volume’ duties, such as blood administration, malignant hyperthermia and neonatal resuscitation program protocol (Official Navy photo by Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs).
BAUMHOLDER, GERMANY (Jan. 17, 2019) – U.S. Marines and a Navy corpsman with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force- Crisis Response- Africa 19.1 rehearse a simulated casualty evacuation during a live-fire range in Baumholder, Germany, Jan. 17, 2019. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Christin St. John)
PENSACOLA, FL, UNITED STATES (Jan. 23, 2019) – Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Eduardo Sanchez-Padilla, a Naval Survival Training Institute (NSTI) leading training petty officer, is presented the Purple Heart by Rear Adm. Tina Davidson, commander, Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command (NMETLC), during a ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum on Naval Air Station Pensacola. Sanchez-Padilla officer was awarded for wounds received in action Oct. 21, 2009 in Afghanistan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael J. Lieberknecht/Released)
NORFOLK, VA, UNITED STATES (Jan. 25, 2019) – Lt. Cory Hatch, left, and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Brandon Young perform an examination in the dental office aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman is currently moored at Naval Station Norfolk conducting targeted maintenance and training, and remains operational ready. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Sam Tyson/Released)
CAMP GONSALVES, OKINAWA, JAPAN (Jan. 29, 2019) U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Felecia Eaton rappels down a cliff during training Jan. 29, 2019, at Jungle Warfare Training Center, Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan. The purpose of the Jungle Warfare Training Center is to teach Marines survival skills needed for the jungle, as well as build unit cohesion and small unit leadership. Eaton is a fleet Marine service technician with Combat Logistics Regiment 37, 3rd Marine Logistics Group. Eaton is a native of Talladega, Alabama. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Terry Wong)