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We have a problem…

Hello shipmates, The Secretary of the Navy recently announced our “21st Century Sailor and Marine” initiative, which pulls together a set of objectives, policies and programs, new and existing, to maximize personal and family readiness. I’d like to cover one of the five areas in the initiative: readiness. More specifically, it’s a readiness problem that has grown at an alarming …

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Family Matters: Top 10 Reasons I Admire Military Kids

The month of April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, honoring military families and their children.  For more information check out the Department of Defense’s Month of the Military Child homepage. Today blog come from Elaine Sanchez, at the American Forces Press Service. She shares her perspective on the qualities she most appreciate about children from military …

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Got Drugs? National Take-Back Initiative, April 28

From the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely …

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BUMED gives back to D.C. schools

By Capt. Mae Pouget, Navy Medicine Diversity Officer As the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) prepares for base realignment and closure (BRAC), spring cleaning and equipment turn-over is being completed. Out-dated or damaged equipment is usually sent to the Defense Reutilization Marketing Services. After doing some research, Anthony Frabutt, a procurement technician at BUMED, and a member …

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Hot off the Press: Navy Medicine Magazine (Spring 2012)

From U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs Navy Medicine is proud to present the Spring issue of Navy Medicine Magazine. It features various articles and photos highlighting the great work being done by Navy Medicine around the world. The magazine features several articles, from a corpsman serving alongside and caring for Marines on the frontlines of Afghanistan, …

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