Tag Archives: humanitarian assistance

Comfort Deployment 2019: A Dentist Provides Help From Sea to Shore

By:  LT John F. Davies, DC, USN LT Davies is a General Dentist at Naval Health Clinic New England in Newport, RI U.S. Navy Lt. John Davies, a dentist assigned to the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), performs a dental exam on a woman at a temporary medical treatment site in Kingston, Jamaica, Oct. 30, 2019. Comfort is working …

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Being a Part of the Global Force For Good

By Lt. Cmdr. Sherri Hoskins, MSC, assistant officer-in-charge, Cajun Care 2014 A “Global Force for Good” is what it said on the back of a large Navy recruiter bus that sat several cars up in traffic. To think that in Navy Medicine, we get to be part of this initiative.  All the many benefits we provide, big or small, all …

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Navy Medicine Restores Sight During Humanitarian Assistance Mission

By Cmdr. Kimberly Davis, director, surgical services, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Va. As I reflect over my Navy career, the four months onboard USNS Mercy as part of a U.S. Navy humanitarian mission stands out as special memory. In the spring of 2008, the position of department head, ophthalmology, USNS Mercy opened and I jumped at the opportunity to spend …

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Pacific Partnership 2013 Comes to a Close

By Cmdr. Carolyn Currie, director, theater engagement, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery    Hello Friends and Family, We are approaching the equator for the last time. In the next few days we will also be crossing the International Date Line and Equator, and will be given an opportunity to live the day we lost months ago on our journey over. …

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Building Partnerships During Pacific Partnership 2013

By Cmdr. Carolyn Currie, director, theater engagement, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Another Saturday night at sea. We left Kiribati yesterday afternoon and are enroute to our next stop.  We departed the island hot, dusty and tired, but tremendously satisfied that we achieved our objectives and left the place better than we found it. There were cheers and …

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