Tag Archives: Pacific Partnership 2013

I Am Navy Medicine: Lt. Cmdr. Patricia Danielle Butler

I’m a Navy Nurse Corps officer and perinatal clinical nurse specialist. In June I departed Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) for Naval Medical Center San Diego and I recently became Assistant Specialty Leader for Maternal Child/Neonatal Nursing to the Director of the Navy Nurse Corps. As a Detroit, Michigan native and Avondale High School 1990 graduate, I enlisted in the United …

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Surgeon General’s Corner: Navy Medicine’s Role in Global Health Engagement

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general, and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery  Navy Medicine is truly a “Global force for good,” when it comes to its global health engagement initiatives. Whether we are providing medical care through one of our yearly humanitarian assistance efforts, partnering with local ministries of health and non-governmental organizations …

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Pacific Partnership 2013 Comes to a Close

By Cmdr. Carolyn Currie, director, theater engagement, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery    Hello Friends and Family, We are approaching the equator for the last time. In the next few days we will also be crossing the International Date Line and Equator, and will be given an opportunity to live the day we lost months ago on our journey over. …

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Pacific Partnership 2013 Occupational Health and Safety Engagement in Ebeye

By Lt. J.G. Kristen Ayala, Industrial Hygiene Officer and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Dylan Rich, Preventive Medicine Technician The tiny island of Ebeye has one of the highest population densities in the world; as a correlation, there is also a very high incident rate of tuberculosis (TB). We arrived on the Island of Ebeye in the Republic of the Marshall …

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Building Partnerships During Pacific Partnership 2013

By Cmdr. Carolyn Currie, director, theater engagement, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Another Saturday night at sea. We left Kiribati yesterday afternoon and are enroute to our next stop.  We departed the island hot, dusty and tired, but tremendously satisfied that we achieved our objectives and left the place better than we found it. There were cheers and …

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