Public Health Command-Pacific News

PHC-P develops new Pre-Exercise Vector Surveillance program
Staff Sgt. Matthew Pascual, noncommissioned officer in charge of entomology for Public Health Command-Pacific in Japan, collects mosquito specimens from a surveillance light trap to test for vector-borne pathogens of human concern on Camp Zama, Japan, Feb. 25, 2021. Collecting vector samples allows for PHC-P scientists to analyze areas of interest for potential vector-borne diseases that could impact the health of the force.
Feb. 26, 2021 - This spring, Public Health Command-Pacific’s Entomology and Environmental Molecular Biology Laboratory service lines will launch the first ever Pre-Exercise Vector Surveillance program for the Indo-Pacific region. The new...

MCAS Miramar VTF overcomes adversity to get the mission done
Spc. Jessica Bonner, a veterinary food inspection specialist, cares for a military working dog at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Veterinary Treatment Facility, Calif., Oct. 2020. Bonner was trained in the role of an animal care specialist by the Miramar VTF staff to provide assistance during a manning shortage. Bonner’s ability to learn the animal care specialist’s core tasks allowed the VTF to remain operational to support the MWD mission, as well as support more than 7,000 privately-owned animals in the local military community. (Courtesy photo)
Feb. 17, 2021 - The staff at the MCAS Miramar Veterinary Treatment Facility are no strangers to overcoming adversity and finding creative solutions to keep the mission going. For the last three years the team has conquered one operational...

Iwakuni VTF wins Impact Award
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Lance Lewis, center right, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, hands an award to U.S. Army Capt. Austin Sorrels, center left, officer-in-charge of the Iwakuni Veterinary Treatment Facility (VTF) during a ceremony aboard MCAS Iwakuni, Jan. 7, 2021. The ceremony was held to present the VTF the Impact Iwakuni award for the impact they have made aboard the air station during the month of December. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Triton Lai)
Jan. 28, 2021 - Congratulations to our team at the Iwakuni Veterinary Treatment Facility! They were awarded with the Iwakuni Impact Award, Jan. 7, by U.S. Marine Corps Col. Lance Lewis, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS)...

SARS Team Six wins 4th Quarter and Fiscal Year 2020 Wolf Pack Awards
Lt. Col. Matthew Levine, commander of Public Health Activity-Japan, presented representatives of SARS Team Six, Maj. Bradley Kearney, a biochemist and former Public Health Command-Pacific Laboratory Sciences director, and Gary Crispell, a PHC-P microbiologist, the 4th Quarter and Fiscal Year 2020 Wolf Pack Awards for their support as the lead clinical testing team for COVID-19 for U.S. Forces Japan during a virtual ceremony Jan. 20, 2020, at Camp Zama, Japan. The Wolf Pack Award recognizes exceptional teamwork by an integrated group of military and civilian team members focused on excellence in support of Army Medicine. (Photo by Momoko Shindo)
Jan. 20, 2021 - SARS Team Six was formally recognized with the 4th Quarter and Fiscal Year 2020 Wolf Pack Awards for their support as the lead clinical testing team for COVID-19 for U.S. Forces Japan during a virtual ceremony Jan. 19...

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Regional Health Command-Pacific News

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The Lefler Dental Clinic and the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Dental Health Activity here held a memorialization ceremony June 1 to dedicate their building.
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U.S. Army Public Health Center News

As part of September’s Sexual Health Month, the APHC wants to re-engage soldiers and leaders in the war on sexually transmitted infections.
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