Tag Archives: humanitarian

Across Oceans to Root Canals Pt. 2

By Naval Hospital Guam Public Affairs Editor’s Note: We continue with Cmdr. Vinh Doan’s, director of dental services, Naval Hospital Guam, true story about escaping Vietnam and starting a new life with his family in the U.S. Eventually another group of fisherman came by, recommending that they get close to shore and make a hole in their boat, and sink it …

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USNS Mercy Team Display Strong Foundation of Medical Readiness during Pacific Partnership

By Rear Adm. Bruce L. Gillingham, commander, Navy Medicine West Last month, I joined hundreds of families in bidding a teary, yet proud “fair winds and following seas” to 600-plus Sailors aboard the USNS Mercy hospital ship, as they pulled away from the Naval Base San Diego pier bound for Southeast Asia and Oceania in support of U.S. Pacific Fleet’s …

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In the Shadows of Revolt: Hungarian Relief, the U.S. Navy and Humanitarian Assistance in the Cold War Pt. II

By André B. Sobocinski, BUMED Historian “Today will be remembered as a day of tears for the 1,750 Hungarian Refugees who came aboard the Eltinge this A.M. The tears were for thankfulness not regret.  They were shared by the men of the U.S. Navy participating in this special mission ordered by President Eisenhower” ~ The official account of USNS Leroy …

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In the Shadows of Revolt: Hungarian Relief, the U.S. Navy and Humanitarian Assistance during the Cold War Part I

By André B. Sobocinski, BUMED Historian  “I urge in the name of humanity and in the cause of peace that the Soviet Union take action to withdraw forces from Hungary immediately and to permit the Hungarian people to enjoy and exercise … human rights and fundamental freedoms.” ~President Dwight D. Eisenhower, November 1956 *** Fifty nine years ago, Lt. Betty …

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NAMRU-3: Infectious Disease Physician Describes Rewarding Experience in Ghana

By Lt. Cmdr. Nehkonti Adams Did you know that in addition to human beings, birds and pigs can also become infected with influenza? Establishing surveillance for diseases such as influenza is one of many accomplishments of U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3 (NAMRU-3) Ghana Detachment. I will share with you some of the amazing work we are involved in …

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