Outreach

Military Family Month: Get to know your Ombudsman

November is Military Family Month and Navy Medicine values the critical role our families play in ensuring the readiness of Sailors and Marines. The support they provide and the daily sacrifices they make are a testament to their selflessness and the commitment to our service members. Our families are an essential component to the success our world-wide mission. We are …

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Navy Medicine Ambassadors Make an Impact in the ‘Sooner’ State

By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs With a goal of raising awareness about Navy Medicine’s mission, Navy Medicine ambassadors traveled to the ‘Sooner’ state during Oklahoma City (OKC) Navy Week, Sept. 21-27. Capt. Alison Eagleton, reserve affairs officer, Medical Corps, and Lt. Cheryl West, Nurse Corps, led a group of Navy Medicine …

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Pacific Partnership: Basic First Responder Course in Danang, Vietnam Culminates with Mass Casualty Drill

By Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Charles Mahan The Basic First Responder Course started with basic first aid training for Vietnamese personnel that would most likely be the first group of people on the scene of any type of casualty, with this course mostly being curtailed to teach about multiple casualties. The training consisted of rapid patient assessment to find injuries, …

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Vietnam Coastal Medicine Initiative a Fitting way to end Pacific Partnership 2015

Cmdr. Gregg Montalto, director of medical operations, USNS Mercy The Vietnam Coastal Medicine Initiative (CMI), which culminated with the CMI drill, was a very fitting way to end Pacific Partnership 2015 and to look toward 2016. As Director of Medical Operations, I find it essential throughout the planning and execution of any mission to always refer back to the mission …

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Pacific Partnership: Resounding Success of Coastal Medicine Initiative in Da Nang, Vietnam

By Cmdr. Ken Walters, Royal Australian Navy, medical planner aboard USNS Mercy When the Coastal Medicine Initiative was conceptualized as a result of discussions with Da Nang People’s Committee during the pre-deployment site survey, a number of strategic and operational planners considered that the initiative was not conducive to meeting the objectives and ideals that a Pacific Partnership mission embraces …

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