Tag Archives: Pacific Command

Pacific Partnership 2013: Preparing for the Mission

By Lt. Cmdr. Lori Christensen, environmental health officer, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery The Papua New Guinea phase of the mission consists of our American Advanced Liaison (ADVON) team plus a Supervisor of Shipbuilding (SUPSHIP) contractor from Hong Kong, the Australian ADVON members, the HMAS Tobruk (Royal Australian Navy) and the JS Yamaguri (Japan).  Our first three days …

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Navy Radiation Health Community in Action for Japanese Disaster Relief Efforts

  By Cmdr. Ted St. John, MSC, USN, PhD, Executive Officer, Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio Marine Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC) Radiation Health Officer for Operation Tomodachi    There are few opportunities for radiation health professionals to take leading roles in disaster response. When operational commanders’ humanitarian assistance efforts are confounded by radioactive fallout, they need the expertise the Navy …

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