Tag Archives: NATO Role 3

Trauma Team Works Towards a Common Goal at Role 3 Hospital in Afghanistan

By Cmdr. Mark Lenert and Lt. Cmdr. Ian Valerio, Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit, Kandahar, Afghanistan The pager goes off.  It is a Trauma “A” alert, “IED blast casualty with multiple wounds”… another reminder of being in a warzone, and part of the daily life of the medical care team at the Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit in Kandahar, Afghanistan. …

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NEMTI – “Real World Training, Wherever the Mission Takes Us”

By Navy Medicine Education and Training Command Public Affairs Nearly 200 Active-duty and Reserve Sailors who will deploy in support of contingency operations around the world and specifically to the NATO Role II and III trama hospitals in Afganistan completed the second round of training at the Naval Expeditionary Medical Training Institute (NEMTI) in Camp Pendleton, Calif.  This training brings …

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Saving lives: Navy hospital corpsmen

By Cpl. Isaac Lamberth, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing The Bastion Role 3 hospital is known in Helmand province for its superb medical care and the extraordinary talent of its medical staff. Completing a three-week tour at the hospital, two sailors from Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 3 gained combat life-saving experience and were able to apply …

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Navy Medicine in Afghanistan; forward and ready

By Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan, U.S. Navy Surgeon General My focus as your Surgeon General is to ensure that Navy Medicine is supporting our forward deployed forces. The U.S. Navy’s global mission is to be a power projection platform, and we provide expeditionary Force Health Protection for the men and women that makeup that platform. I recently traveled to Afghanistan …

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Turmoil and Vigilance

By Capt. Bruce C. Meneley, commanding officer, NATO Role III Multinational Medical Unit Kandahar, Afghanistan and Task Force Medical – South Many of our staff will be rotating out soon and thoughts of home are frequently on their minds along with packing, getting ready to move, and turning over their jobs to the new arrivals.  Even at the slowest times …

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