Readiness

Naval Aerospace Physiology Technician’s Train Aviators and Aircrew to Recognize and Overcome Adversity

By Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (AW) Marygrace Kelsey It’s a cold dark night over the Pacific.  One minute, you’re enjoying a brilliant blanket of stars overhead.  They look so close, you’re tempted to try to reach and touch them. Suddenly, alarms sounds and a panel of warning lights illuminate the cockpit of your FA-18E Super Hornet.  You begin to feel short …

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NAMRU-3 – Navy Medical Research has a home in Cairo, Egypt

By Capt. John Gilstad, commanding officer, U.S. Naval Research Unit No. 3 Navy Medicine’s research and development spans the globe and is led by Naval Medical Research Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. There are three overseas infectious disease research and surveillance activities: U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) No. 3 in Cairo Egypt, with a major field site in Accra …

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A Time of Reflection

By Capt. Rita G. Simmons, MSC, commanding officer, Naval Medical Research Unit-San Antonio Three months into the New Year and I am fast approaching the finish line of my term as Commanding Officer for the Naval Medical Research Unit -San Antonio (NAMRU-SA).  It is a time of reflection on the achievements of the command and a heralding of what’s to come …

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Patient Safety Through Training

By Kathleen Davitt, nurse educator, Naval Hospital Jacksonville  National Patient Safety Awareness Week is March 8-14.  While we remain focused on patient safety 24/7/365, we leverage this week as an education and awareness campaign for health care safety.  The theme this year is “United in Safety”—which enforces the fact that everyone in the health care process plays a role in …

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Navy Medicine Research and Development Enterprise

By Capt. John W. Sanders III, MC, commanding officer, Naval Medical Research Center Sailors and Marines are stationed or deployed around the world and face many challenges while performing their duties.   Navy biomedical researchers are conducting many studies to assess these challenges and develop methods or products to enhance force health protection. Our research teams work on many projects in areas such as …

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