Tag Archives: humanitarian

Immunizations Awareness Month: Naval Hospital Beaufort

By Lt. Cmdr Shawn Garcia, MD, MPH, Naval Hospital Beaufort With August being Immunizations Awareness Month, I thought it would be a good time to highlight the many achievements not only of modern medicine, but also of Navy Medicine and specifically Naval Hospital Beaufort in fighting infectious disease.  The U.S. military has long been a leader in the prevention of …

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Surgeon General’s Dental Corps birthday message

 By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy Surgeon General On behalf of a grateful nation, I want to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to the Navy Dental Corps as they celebrate 100 years of sacrifice, service, honor and commitment.  Our dentists have served in times of peace and war to ensure dental readiness and optimize dental health for …

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Pacific Partnership: “Casting” an international impact

From Pacific Partnership Public Affairs Cambodian students gained valuable medical knowledge aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) in casting techniques Aug. 4, during Pacific Partnership 2012 (PP12). Forty-one students from International University and the University of Health Sciences joined PP12 medical professionals in the subject matter expert exchange (SMEE) aboard USNS Mercy to learn and …

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Bring your dad to work day: Father of a U.S. Navy pharmacist supports humanitarian mission

Lt. Cmdr. Emily Zywicke is the Pharmacy Department head onboard the USNS Mercy Pacific Partnership 2012 mission. Pacific Partnership 2012 is the largest annual humanitarian and civic action (HCA) mission in the Asia-Pacific region. The mission delivers humanitarian civil assistance and conduct environmental sustainability missions from USNS Mercy to the host nations of Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia.   Hello, …

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Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa

By Lt. Cmdr. Mary C. Graves, MSC, director, Naval Operational Medical Lessons Learned Center Part of the vision of the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) is to strengthen partnerships to contribute to the security and stability in East Africa.  One way they do this is through humanitarian projects that benefit the local population, and build diplomacy …

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