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Enduring Promise: USNS Comfort Deployment 2019

The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort is on a five-month deployment to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of humanitarian and partner-building efforts as part of the U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative. The ship and crew will provide medical assistance to Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican …

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National Nurses Week

In observance of National Nurses Week, a big thank you to the dedicated U.S. Navy nurses around the world for all their hard work providing care, and the important roles they play not only for military service members and their families, but also for all people in need!

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Navy Medicine’s transformation: How hospital corpsmen fit in

By Force Master Chief Hosea Smith Jr. Director, U.S. Navy Hospital Corps Several weeks ago, the U.S. Navy surgeon general outlined the significant changes that will reshape our Navy Medicine mission toward greater readiness. We are refining our organizational structure so we can ensure a medically ready force – Sailors …

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Building Navy Medicine’s Future: Taking a bearing

By Vice Adm. Forrest Faison U.S. Navy Surgeon General and Chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Military medicine, including Navy Medicine, is undergoing some of the most significant changes we have seen in decades. From changes mandated by Congress, to Department of Defense-directed reforms, we have an opportunity …

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Special Report: Enduring Promise

Enduring Promise Blog

USNS Comfort is on an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative. Working with health and government partners in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Honduras, the embarked medical team is providing care on board and at land-based medical sites, helping …

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Happy 108th Birthday Navy Nurses

ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 31, 2015) Lt. Kathleen Kostka (left), from Virginia Beach, Virginia, a critical care nurse embarked aboard USS Kearsarge attached to Fleet Surgical Team (FST) 4, simulates sedating a patient during a medical evacuation drill in an MV-22 Osprey. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tyler Preston/Released)

By Vice Adm. Forrest Faison Surgeon General Navy Medicine is given a trust to care for those who have volunteered to defend our freedom, a trust to return America’s sons and daughters home safely. On behalf of the entire Navy Medicine family, I extend my gratitude and appreciation to our …

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Fair Winds and Following SMEE’s

ACAJUTLA, El Salvador (June 17, 2015) Lt. Cmdr. James Dunford, an entomologist from Twin Lakes, Wis., assigned to Navy Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit-2 in Norfolk Va., looks for mosquito larvae at Escuela de Education Especial de Acajutla during Continuing Promise 2015. Continuing Promise is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet-conducted deployment to conduct civil-military operations including humanitarian-civil assistance, subject matter expert exchanges, medical, dental, veterinary and engineering support and disaster response to partner nations and to show U.S. support and commitment to Central and South America and the Caribbean. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Tomarius Roberts/Released)

By Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (EXW) Lazara Y. Medina Preventive Medicine Technician (PMT), assigned to the Department of Public Health for Continuing Promise 2015 One of the questions I am asked frequently is “What exactly is it that you do”? The best answer I have learned to provide is “I work …

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