Tag Archives: #NavyMedicine

Remembering Navy Medicine in the Balkan Crisis

By Rear Adm. James A. Johnson, Jr., Medical Corps, U.S. Navy, Retired Editor’s Note.   In the years following Josip Tito’s[i] death the tenuous confederation of states known as the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia disintegrated under the strain of ethnic nationalism.  Serbs, Croats, and Slovenians—Catholics, Orthodox Christians and Muslims— each fought to establish their own geographic borders based on their …

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2019 Brazilian Riverine Mission

By: LCDR John Roman, MC (FMF), USN LCDR Roman is a Staff Dermatologist at Navy Medical Center Portsmouth I had been on bilateral exercises before – missions with the Korean and Indonesian Marine Corps, respectively, and spent time with the Thai Medical System. Lessons learned from these experiences emphasized the importance of building rapport with our partners and attentively working …

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Navy Surgeon General testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations

Editor’s note: Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, provided the following opening remarks to the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense, during a hearing April 3 on the Fiscal Year 2020 budget request for the Defense Health Program. Remarks as prepared by Vice Adm. Forrest Faison. Chairman Shelby, Vice Chairman Durbin, distinguished members …

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A Navy Nurse’s Reflections on Pacific Partnership 2018

By Lt. j.g. Natalie Spritzer Lt. j.g. Spritzer is a Staff Nurse on an Inpatient Cardiac Care Unit at Naval Medical Center San Diego. She has served as a Staff Nurse aboard the USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) for Pacific Partnership 2018.  Lt j.g. Spritzer is also board certified in Pediatric Nursing. Selfies are sometimes considered vain or whimsical. Still, they …

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Global Health Engagement in action: Trinidad and Tobago

By Lt. David Cruz, NEPMU 5 Lt. David Cruz is a United States Navy Environmental Health Officer with Navy Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit 5 and an Associate in the Global Health Specialist Program. Each year, U.S. Navy personnel deploy to Partner Nations (PNs) in the Caribbean including Central and South America as part of Southern Partnership Station (SPS) to strengthen …

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