Partnerships

GW Medical Team goes Ashore to Support Operation Damayan

By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Beverly Lesonik Sailors assigned to the medical department aboard the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) treated wounded Philippine citizens and conducted a health care needs assessment in the Guiuan area during Operation Damayan, Nov. 17. Lt. Lauren Moses, George Washington’s physician assistant, from Port Townsend, Wash., and two hospital corpsmen …

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Pacific Partnership 2013 Comes to a Close

By Cmdr. Carolyn Currie, director, theater engagement, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery    Hello Friends and Family, We are approaching the equator for the last time. In the next few days we will also be crossing the International Date Line and Equator, and will be given an opportunity to live the day we lost months ago on our journey over. …

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Pacific Partnership 2013 Occupational Health and Safety Engagement in Ebeye

By Lt. J.G. Kristen Ayala, Industrial Hygiene Officer and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Dylan Rich, Preventive Medicine Technician The tiny island of Ebeye has one of the highest population densities in the world; as a correlation, there is also a very high incident rate of tuberculosis (TB). We arrived on the Island of Ebeye in the Republic of the Marshall …

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Building Partnerships During Pacific Partnership 2013

By Cmdr. Carolyn Currie, director, theater engagement, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Another Saturday night at sea. We left Kiribati yesterday afternoon and are enroute to our next stop.  We departed the island hot, dusty and tired, but tremendously satisfied that we achieved our objectives and left the place better than we found it. There were cheers and …

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Pacific Partnership 2013: Mission in Gizo

By Lt. Cmdr. Lori Christensen, environmental health officer, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Hello from Lola Island. We completed our mission in Gizo this morning and now most of the advance liaison (ADVON) team has gone back to Honiara to meet up with the USS Pearl Harbor and participate in the Guadalcanal Anniversary celebration. Regina (the family doc) and …

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