Readiness

I Am Navy Medicine: Hospitalman Megan Schnell

Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan Riley The assistant leading petty officer of Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton’s Labor and Delivery Unit, Hospitalman Megan Schnell, was named the hospitals Blue Jacket of the Quarter (BJOQ) for the first quarter Jan. 24, 2020. “I was so surprised, and honestly in disbelief,” said Schnell. “It’s an honor to be …

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US Navy supports infectious disease prevention in the Republic of the Marshall Islands

A team of US Navy scientists from Navy Environmental and Preventative Medicine Unit Six (NEPMU-6) traveled to Majuro and Ebeye in the Republic of the Marshall Islands in January 2020 to work with local authorities from the Ministry of Health and Human Services and other regional partners to conduct training sessions to strengthen the local government’s ability to conduct disease …

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Navy Physicians Present Cutting Edge Research at SOMOS Annual Meeting

December 19, 2019 U.S. Navy Orthopaedic surgeons from around the world presented their cutting edge research regarding musculoskeletal trauma care at the 61st Annual meeting of the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons in West Palm Beach, December 17-20. Research was offered in the form of panel discussions, stand-alone presentations and poster sessions and included a variety of topics from specific …

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Navy Surgeon General Speaks to Military Orthopaedic Surgeons about the Future Fight

December 18, 2019 WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (Dec. 18, 2019) Rear Adm. Bruce Gillingham, Surgeon General of the U.S. Navy, gives a talk on the future of warfare and how Navy Medicine plans to use a “care web” to support the warfighter at the 61st Annual meeting of the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons. US Navy photo by CDR Denver …

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Comfort Deployment 2019: A Nurse’s Journey

By: LCDR Kim Hendricks, NC, USN LCDR Hendricks is a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist stationed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Lt. Cmdr. Kim Hendricks, a nurse assigned to the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), holds a child at a temporary medical treatment site in St. George’s, Grenada, Sept. 20, 2019. Comfort is working with health and government partners in …

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