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 March 2019.
NORFOLK (March 11, 2019) – Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Madison Harrison administers a vaccine in the mess decks aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kyler Sam/Released)
JAPAN (March 12, 2019) – Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Ryan Kitchens, assigned to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2, is demolishing a pile jacket. UCT-2 is forward deployed throughout the Pacific region supporting Commander 7th Fleet Operations. UCT provides underwater and waterfront inspection, construction, and repair capabilities in support of Naval operations worldwide. (U.S. Navy photo by Equipment Operator 3rd Class Jacob Mooney/Released)
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 13, 2019) – Hospital Corpsmen 2nd Class Andrew Kays (right) and Christi Greenwood (left), deployed with the Expeditionary Medical Facility at Camp Lemonnier, receive training on the Automated Cell Processor 215 while Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Joshua Paddlety from Naval Hospital Sigonella, Italy, as part of implementation of the Frozen Blood Program here, March 13, 2019. Camp Lemonnier is an operationally-focused shore installation that enables U.S., allied and partner nation forces to be where and when they are needed to ensure security and stability in Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joe Rullo)
PACIFIC OCEAN (March 19, 2019) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jeremiah Miller, from Eunice, La., performs a dental cleaning aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26). John P. Murtha is underway conducting routine operations as a part of USS Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) in the eastern Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Carlstrom)
CHUUK, Federated States of Micronesia (March 31, 2019) U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Erika Schilling laughs with a Chuukese girl after teaching a “helping babies breathe” class during Pacific Partnership 2019. Pacific Partnership, now in its 14th iteration, is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. Each year, the mission team works collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase stability and security in the region, and foster new and enduring friendships in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tyrell K. Morris)