Readiness

Vicious Viruses: Readiness is Job Number One

By Lt. Col. Eric Halsey, head of Virology Department at NAMRU-6, Peru * Editor’s note: This is blog number four out of six in a series of blogs from NAMRU-6. Mosquitoes can do more than spoil your picnic. They can ruin your day, your week, or even your life. Mosquitoes are the main insects that carry arboviruses—Arthropod-borne viruses—a group of pathogens threatening …

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The Great American Spit Out – Tips to Live By

By Dawn Whiting, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center, Health Promotion and Wellness The thought of quitting smokeless tobacco forever might be overwhelming, but could you give it up for just 24 hours? Sign up to participate in the Great American Spit-Out (GASpO), taking place on Feb. 21st, 2013, and pledge to go tobacco-free for one day. The support …

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Navy Surgeon General Focuses on Readiness

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general, and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery As we start upon this new year and look at our mission ahead, we need to be ready. Whether our job is providing patient care at a medical treatment facility or providing training to Sailors and Marines, we need to keep …

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Navy Medicine Maintains Readiness Despite Flu Season

By Cmdr. Natalie Wells, public health emergency officer, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery As influenza is nationally on the rise this flu season, our team in Navy Medicine is dedicated to answering the call by maintaining readiness and ensuring an adequate supply of vaccinations at our military treatment facilities for service members and beneficiaries. As a Navy Medicine …

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Preparing Aviators For Warfighting

By Cmdr. Matthew W. Hebert, Medical Service Corps, United States Navy Naval Aviation Survival Training Program Manager, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) A U.S. Navy F/A-18E pilot and his wingman were on a routine trans-Atlantic ferry flight back to the United States. It was a beautiful cloudless late-fall evening, with night quickly approaching. The air crew was …

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