Readiness

Charting the Course for the Future of Military Health care

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy Surgeon General The Military Health System and Navy Medicine have done the amazing and exceeded expectations over the past decade.  We have not only established the highest survivability rate in the history of war but the medical advancements we’ve achieved will benefit the U.S. public and global health systems for countless people …

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Alabama Care 2012 Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) – A Personal Perspective

By Cmdr. Scott A. Olivolo, MSC, USN (RC) Several months ago, as I was “shopping” for a unique opportunity to perform my yearly two-week Annual Training (AT) as a Navy Reserve Medical Service Corps (MSC) officer, a trusted mentor introduced me to Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) projects. IRT provides real-world training opportunities for military members (to include Reserve units) to …

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FORCE’S NOTES: Increasing Family Readiness

By Force Master Chief Sherman Boss Editor’s note: This blog comes from Force Master Chief Boss’s column featured in the Spring issue of Navy Medicine Magazine. To read the full story click here to view the magazine online. The old saying about the Navy family, “If the Navy wants you to have a family, they’ll issue you one in your …

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From an Outsider’s Perspective: Witnessing the Inaugural Kandahar Role 3 Hospital Training

By Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class (SW) Bruce Cummins, Navy Medicine Support Command Public Affairs From Jan.12 – 21, I had the opportunity to view, from an outsider’s perspective, the inaugural Kandahar Role 3 Hospital Training course at the Naval Expeditionary Medical Training Institute in Camp Pendleton, Calif. I was sent on temporary orders to document the two-week training program …

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Preparing For Duty at Role 3 Hospital in Afghanistan

By Lt. Monique Overfield, Patient Administration Department Head, Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi, Texas From the time I enlisted in the Navy, I had one goal — to help other people. The first 16 years of my career I was a hospital corpsman. It was then that I decided to become an Medical Service Corps officer. Since the initial day at my first command as …

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