Tag Archives: humanitarian

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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Homeward bound: A Navy physician assistant’s journey of a lifetime

U.S. Navy Lt. Sarah Browning was deployed to Afghanistan, Uruzgan Province in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from Nov. 22, 2010 to July 20, 2011. Lt. Sarah Browning, physician assistant, Naval Health Clinic Hawaii My name is Lt. Sarah Browning and I am a 44 year old Physician Assistant in the U.S. Navy. Always wanting to serve my country, I …

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Pacific Partnership: “Preparing in Calm to Respond in Crisis”

The U.S. Navy lead Pacific Partnership 2012 will perform humanitarian and civic action (HCA) activities in Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, and Cambodia. USNS MERCY (T-AH 19) will serve as the command platform in addition to a Japanese Landing Ship Tank (LST 4001) OOSUMI. PP12 seeks to build and strengthen alliances, partnerships and relationships with regional host nations, partner nations, foreign humanitarian …

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USNS Mercy, to depart supporting Pacific Partnership

By U.S. Navy Capt. Tim Hinman, Commanding Officer, USNS Mercy Medical Treatment Facility Today the USNS Mercy Hospital Ship will depart for Pacific Partnership 2012.  In addition to my hospital staff and the military sealift command civilian mariners, we will be joined by shipmates from Destroyer Squadron Seven staff, other military services (foreign and domestic), and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).  As …

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Navy reservist support underserved community

The Guard and Reserve provide health care to Kaua’i during Tropic Care 2012 despite the island enduring one of its worst storms in decades. Defense Media Activity ,Video by Tech. Sgt. Michael Jackson, Hawaii News Bureau – (DVIDS) Often when military personal participate in training exercises, it is to prepare them for deployment, to brush up on skills or to …

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