Every day, more than 63,000 Navy Medicine personnel are operating forward around the world, providing agile and 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 May 2018.

TAWAU, Malaysia (May 02, 2018) Multinational forces supporting Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18) provide first response medical care to a simulated casualty during a disaster response training exercise at Tawau Naval Base. PP18’s mission is to work collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increased stability and security in the region, and foster new and enduring friendships across the Indo-Pacific Region. Pacific Partnership, now in its 13th iteration, is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton/Released)


GUAM (May 3, 2018) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Richard Derrick assigned to “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25, prepares to hoist a litter from a MK VI patrol boat assigned to Coastal Riverine Group 1, Det. Guam during a search and rescue exercise off the coast of Guam, May 3, 2018. HSC-25 maintains a 24-hour search and rescue and medical evacuation alert posture, directly supporting the U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Guam and Joint Region Marianas. Coastal Riverine Group 1, Det. Guam is capable of conducting maritime security operations across the full spectrum of naval, joint and combined operations. Further, it provides additional capabilities of port security, embarked security, and theater security cooperation around the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Public Affairs Officer LT Mary E. Smith)


TAMPA, Fla. (May 7, 2018) Rear Adm. Rebecca McCormick-Boyle, NMETLC commander, and CMDCM Mitchell Sepulveda, NMETLC CMC, with an infant medical simulation mannequin during a tour of the USF Health Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) center. (Photo by Jessica Samaniego, USF Health)


TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (May 11, 2018) A corpsman with 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 7th Marine Regiment, provides aid to a simulated casualty during a night time live-fire exercise as part of Integrated Training Exercise 3-18 aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., May 11, 2018. The purpose of ITX is to create a challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready forces capable of operating as an integrated Marine Air Ground Task Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Isaac Cantrell)


ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 12, 2018) Lt. Yibo Chen, right, trains Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Dustin Fulton on how to perform an ultrasound on Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Binod Gurung during a radiology mass casualty drill aboard the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) in support of Comfort Exercise (COMFEX) 2018. COMFEX is an advanced-phase training exercise designed to prepare and test the capabilities of the ship’s medical professionals, ensuring readiness to rapidly answer any emergent crisis. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)