Military Medicine

Eleven Years in Kandahar: The Life and Legacy of the NATO Role III Multinational Medical Unit, 2009-2020

By André B. Sobocinski, Historian, BUMED Communications For nearly 15 years, the NATO Role III Multinational Medical Unit (MMU) has served as the premier trauma and casualty receiving center in Afghanistan. And for 11 of those years, the U.S. Navy has stood at its helm. In September 2020, the U.S. Navy relinquished command of the Role III, ending a storied …

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Profiles in Medical Power – LT Kristofer Ceredon

LT Kristofer Ceredon General Dentist PEOPLE LT Ceredon earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry.  After joining the Navy, he successfully completed a 12-month residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Naval Dental Clinic Norfolk. PLATFORMS LT Ceredon is assigned to Navy Medical Readiness and Training Command Portsmouth and serves in …

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Navy Medicine Mobilizes New Platforms in the whole-of-nation fight against COVID-19

By André B. Sobocinski, BUMED Communications *** On July 20, 2020, Navy medical providers were mobilized to Texas as part of U.S. Northern Command’s pandemic response in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s request for Defense Support to Civil Authorities. This deployment marked the first use of the newly established Acute Care Team and Rapid Rural Response Team medical …

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I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Daniel Murrish

By Navy Medicine and Readiness Training Command Cherry Point Public Affairs “I am Lt. Daniel Murrish, Laboratory department head, assigned to Navy Medicine and Readiness Training Command Cherry Point (NMRTCCP), N.C.” Murrish was recently selected as NMRTCCP’s Officer of the Year for calendar year 2019. While assigned to Cherry Point, Murrish has developed an Officer Mentorship Program with input from …

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Navy Surgeon General testifies before the U.S. House Appropriations Committee

Editor’s note: Rear Adm. Bruce Gillingham, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, provided the following opening remarks to the House Committee Appropriations , subcommittee on Defense during a hearing Mar 5, 2020 on Military Health System reform and readiness. Remarks as delivered by Rear Adm. Bruce Gillingham Chairman Visclosky, Ranking Member Calvert, distinguished Members of the Subcommittee, on …

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