Partnerships

Across Oceans to Root Canals Pt. 2

By Naval Hospital Guam Public Affairs Editor’s Note: We continue with Cmdr. Vinh Doan’s, director of dental services, Naval Hospital Guam, true story about escaping Vietnam and starting a new life with his family in the U.S. Eventually another group of fisherman came by, recommending that they get close to shore and make a hole in their boat, and sink it …

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Across Oceans to Root Canals Pt. 1

By Naval Hospital Guam Public Affairs Editor’s Note: Editor’s Note: Cmdr. Vinh Doan, director of dental services, Naval Hospital Guam describes his amazing escape from Vietnam and starting a new life with his family in the U.S. In a world of make believe, a story filled with pirates, gun fire, stormy seas, and a mysterious submarine might make an exciting adventure, but …

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A Focus on Men’s Health during Continuing Promise 2015

By Cmdr. Timothy Powell, MC, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth As the Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15) Director of Surgical Services, aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) our team is not only delivering exceptional surgical care, but also contributing to one of the many aspects of this mission, men’s health. To provide a brief background on the mission, Continuing Promise is a U.S. …

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USNS Mercy Team Display Strong Foundation of Medical Readiness during Pacific Partnership

By Rear Adm. Bruce L. Gillingham, commander, Navy Medicine West Last month, I joined hundreds of families in bidding a teary, yet proud “fair winds and following seas” to 600-plus Sailors aboard the USNS Mercy hospital ship, as they pulled away from the Naval Base San Diego pier bound for Southeast Asia and Oceania in support of U.S. Pacific Fleet’s …

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Working with the Less Fortunate, Developing Medical and Leadership Skills in East Africa

By Cmdr. Steve Kriss, MC, officer in charge, Expeditionary Medical Facility, Djibouti Expeditionary Medical Facility Djibouti (EMF DJ) is a level II or role II damage control surgical facility which also provides emergency and primary care at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa (CLDJ). EMF DJ opened in 2003 in tents on CLDJ. In 2005, it re-located to its present location in …

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