Partnerships

USNS Mercy, to depart supporting Pacific Partnership

By U.S. Navy Capt. Tim Hinman, Commanding Officer, USNS Mercy Medical Treatment Facility Today the USNS Mercy Hospital Ship will depart for Pacific Partnership 2012.  In addition to my hospital staff and the military sealift command civilian mariners, we will be joined by shipmates from Destroyer Squadron Seven staff, other military services (foreign and domestic), and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).  As …

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Warrior Games: Wounded warriors soak up lessons from coach

From, the DoD Office Of Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy Blog While there have been challenges, Dr. Aaron Moffett says his experience coaching the Navy/Coast Guard swim team for the annual Warrior Games has been the highlight of his career. This week, Dr. Moffett reunited with the team in Colorado Springs, Colo. to give final guidance before the start …

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Africa Partnership Station Medical Training in Cameroon

By: Chief Hospital Corpsman (SW) Blake W. Cooper, medical planner at Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa It’s hard to explain Africa to someone who has never been there; it’s even harder to explain the inner workings of the countries that make up this continent.  Since its inception in 2007, the Africa Partnership Station (APS) has been the vehicle that allows …

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Navy reservist support underserved community

The Guard and Reserve provide health care to Kaua’i during Tropic Care 2012 despite the island enduring one of its worst storms in decades. Defense Media Activity ,Video by Tech. Sgt. Michael Jackson, Hawaii News Bureau – (DVIDS) Often when military personal participate in training exercises, it is to prepare them for deployment, to brush up on skills or to …

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Turmoil and Vigilance

By Capt. Bruce C. Meneley, commanding officer, NATO Role III Multinational Medical Unit Kandahar, Afghanistan and Task Force Medical – South Many of our staff will be rotating out soon and thoughts of home are frequently on their minds along with packing, getting ready to move, and turning over their jobs to the new arrivals.  Even at the slowest times …

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