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 February 2019.
Twentynine Palms, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2019) — A U.S. Navy corpsmen with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Marine Air-Ground Task Force-6 (MAGTF-6) helps stage packs in preparation for an Air Assault Course (AAC) during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 2-19 aboard Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Feb. 8, 2019. ITX creates a challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready forces capable of operating as an integrated MAGTF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Victor A. Mancilla)
UNDISCLOSED LOCATION (Feb. 12, 2019) — U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jeff Kaudze, a hospital corpsman with shock trauma platoon, Combat Logistics Detachment 34, attached to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Central Command, sprints to the scene of a notionally wounded service member during a casualty evacuation exercise in southwest Asia Feb. 12, 2019. The Marines of India Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, also attached to SPMAGTF-CR-CC, joined Sailors with CLD-34, and U.S. Soldiers assigned to Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, to practice a realistic scenario in which all three services contributed specialized life-saving skills on simulated casualties that were notionally transported to a higher echelon of care. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Desiree King)
CALAMA, Brazil (Feb. 14, 2019) — Lt. Cmdr. John Roman examines a patient at the Benjamin Silva-Calama clinic in Calama, Brazil, Feb. 14. The visit marks the third stop of a month-long mission by four U.S. Navy physicians and their Brazilian Navy counterparts aboard Brazilian Navy Oswaldo Cruz-class hospital ship NAsH Carlos Chagas (U 19) to exchange medical expertise and to bring medical care to isolated communities along the Amazon River. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Byron C. Linder/Released)
NORFOLK, Va. (Feb. 19, 2019) — Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Jordan Busby inspects a urine sample in a medical lab room 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 operationally ready. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Victoria Granado/Released)
SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 22, 2019) — Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman Jennifer Jevne, Navy Medicine Training Support Center’s senior enlisted advisor for operations, sings the National Anthem at the San Antonio Stock and Rodeo Show. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shayla D. Hamilton/Released)