Force health and safety

Team CNIC: As We Grieve, We Also Stand Strong

By Vice Adm. Bill French, commander, Navy Installations Command Team CNIC, I join with you in grieving for our Navy Yard colleagues and Navy family who were senselessly gunned down on Monday. But as we grieve, we also stand strong, knowing that our inner strength and the ideals for which we work and train and fight are infinitely stronger than …

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Corpsmen Talk: Preventing Heat Injuries

By Chief Independent Duty Corpsman Amanda L. McDevitt, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center During my time as a hospital corpsman, I’ve seen numerous heat-related injuries, ranging from mild sunburn to full-blown heat stroke. If you have ever experienced a heat-related injury, you know that it is not fun. What you may not know is that with the right …

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Safety is Everyone’s Concern

By Larry A. Taylor, command safety manager , Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class Jonathan Chaves, from Atwater, Calif., and Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class Jeremy Stephens, from Concorde, N.C., pack boxes for offload in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower recently completed an …

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Responsible Drinking: For Yourself and Your Shipmates

By Chief Hospital Corpsman (SW/AW) Rodney C. Lindsay, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center As summer kicks off, many of us start planning beach trips and barbeques, but it’s also Drink Responsibly Month – a good time to consider your drinking habits and take steps to avoid irresponsible alcohol consumption. Choosing to drink alcohol is not a bad thing, but if done …

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Before You Take a Bite

By Anthony Carotenuto, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Whether we’re the guest or the host, many of our summertime activities are going to center around eating.  During these busy get-togethers, we often drop our guard when it comes to basic food safety. One thing is for certain – the last thing we needed in the family photo album is …

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