Five Navy Medicine Moments in June 2017 [Photos]

Every day, more than 63,000 Navy Medicine personnel are operating forward around the world, providing agile, rapid health care support to the Navy and Marine Corps. Saving lives wherever our forces operate is what we do, be it above the sea, on the sea, below the sea or on the battlefield. The following photos depict important events and our medical professionals at work during June 2017.

CAMP LEJEUNE, NC – Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune held a ribbon cutting ceremony renaming the hospital to Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune, June 27, 2017. Capt. James Hancock, commanding officer and former commanding officers and their representatives, together cut the ribbon signifying the official name change. Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune has undergone a transformation over the last several years adding new services and expanding other areas enabling the medical center to provide quality care to the warfighter, their families and veterans. Through these advancements, NMCCL is honored to provide patient-centered care to our family of 63,000 beneficiaries. (U.S. Navy photo by William Townsend/Released)


PITTSBURGH – (June 19, 2017) Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery met with Congressman Tim Murphy, who is also a commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve, during Pittsburgh Navy Week to discuss matters of mutual interest. Faison, along with Sailors from across the Navy participated in as many as 100 outreach events coordinated with corporate, civic, government, education, media, veterans, community service and diversity organizations in Pittsburgh. These efforts allow the Pittsburgh community to get up close and personal with the people who make up the U.S. Navy. (U.S. Navy Photo by Capt. Brenda Malone)


170616-N-GM597-005 Portsmouth, Va. (June 16, 2017) Cmdr. Cecilia Brown and Lt. Christopher Maliken display their residency completion certificates after the graduation ceremony that celebrated their completion of the four-year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. NMCP’s program is one of three that the Navy offers and is the longest residency of any of the dental specialties. (U.S. Navy photo by Rebecca A. Perron/released)


SAN ANTONIO (June 13, 2017) Members of the Basic Medical Technician and Corpsman Program Choir perform at a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month celebration. LGBT Pride month is celebrated annually in the month of June to recognize the impact LGBT individuals have had on history. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gary J. Ward/Released)


SOLOMON SEA (June 21, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Patrick Barnes, center, applies a simulated abdominal wound onto Seaman Apprentice Alex Ponce prior to a mass casualty drill aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). The ship and its expeditionary strike group are operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to enhance partnerships and be a ready-response for any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Sykes/Released)