Camp Zama entomologist aims to educate about insects, other creatures
August 4, 2020
Capt. John Eads, chief medical entomologist for Public Health Command-Pacific, holds a Japanese rhinoceros beetle named Petri at the command’s headquarters at Camp Zama, Japan, July 10, 2020.

Air Force, Army work together to save life
June 16, 2020
Military working dog Quinto pants happily two days after surgery April 20, 2020, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Quinto and his MWD trainer, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Akeem Smith came to KAB from Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, for the urgent surgery. Back in April, following a routine dental exam and cleaning under anesthesia, MWD Quinto’s veterinarian was informed that Quinto started vomiting, was lethargic, and had a poor appetite in the days following the procedure. The veterinarian brought him back in and found a large mass attached at the neck of the urinary bladder (where the bladder transitions into the urethra). He was sent to Okinawa for surgery shortly after the diagnosis. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Sutton)

Despite COVID-19 setbacks, Veterinary Corps interns create training legacy
June 10, 2020
Capt. Galina Pate, a U.S. Army Veterinary Corps First-Year Graduate Veterinary Education program intern with Public Health Activity-Fort Lewis, presents a capstone project to members of Public Health Command-Pacific May, 14, 2020, from her home in Washington. For the last year Petersen and three other FYGVE interns from PHA-FL developed a comprehensive capstone project as part of their yearlong internship.  Their project focused on the One Health concept, and how human health care providers can help save the lives of military working dogs downrange. (Courtesy image)

Beale Veterinary Treatment Facility employees help keep local family safe
May 18, 2020
Dr. Heather Graves and Virginia Prieto, both employees at the Beale Veterinary Treatment Facility, stand together in front of the facility, on Beale Air Force Base, California, May 15, 2020. Graves and Prieto helped save a local family from rabies after noticing a social media post about a native Mexican free-tailed bat that was found by one of the family’s dogs. Prieto responded to the post and Graves got Animal Control involved. Together they helped the family get medical assistance and prevented the spread of rabies to the family. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ramon A. Adelan)

PHC-P Soldier recognized as 2020 MEDCOM Exceptional SARC
May 12, 2020
Maj. Ran Du, Public Health Command-Pacific's sexual assault response coordinator, was recognized as the 2020 Medical Command Exceptional SARC on May 7, 2020. For two years Du has worked as the PHC-P SARC. During that time, Du created an integrated and robust Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention program across a geographically dispersed brigade. The SHARP program provided support to more than 500 personnel assigned to more than 50 installations spanning five different countries and five U.S. states and territories within the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Army photo by Amber Kurka)

PHA-Guam food safety Soldiers help keep sailors safe during COVID-19 pandemic
May 5, 2020
U.S Army Spc. Regina Shillingburg, Public Health Activity-Guam veterinary food inspection specialist, conducts a food inspection of the meat department at Orote commissary, Naval Base Guam, April 2020. To help keep the military community safe from COVID-19 and foodborne illness, PHA-Guam Soldiers assist Navy preventive medicine by inspecting approximately 40 facilities on base, including the commissary, Navy Exchange food court, shoppettes, galleys, and restaurants. (Courtesy Photo)

Taking care of each other, one mask at a time
April 23, 2020
Capt. Austin Leedy, officer in charge of Camp Pendleton Branch Veterinary Services, sews together a cloth face covering at the Camp Pendleton Branch Veterinary clinic, April 11, 2020. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and Secretary of Defense guidance on the use of cloth face coverings, Leedy came up with the idea to help Soldiers and Family members throughout Public Health Activity-San Diego slow the spread of COVID-19 by creating cloth face coverings. (Courtesy photo)

Keeping your pets safe this Easter
April 10, 2020
While Easter weekend can be a fun time for children, it can be a dangerous time for pets. Many pet owners are often unaware of the dangers that lurk this time of year. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Easter weekend is one of the busiest times of year for the Animal Poison Control Center. This is the result of pets getting into hazardous holiday items such as chocolate, spring plants, Easter grass, table food, and more. (Courtesy photo)

PHA–Hawaii hosts joint NCO Induction Ceremony
March 17, 2020
Public Healthy Activity – Hawaii held their first ever NCO Induction Ceremony in conjunction with Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion U.S. Army Pacific, March 13, 2020, in the Richardson Theater on Fort Shafter, Hawaii. Historically, the NCO Induction Ceremony celebrates newly promoted Soldiers joining the ranks of the professional NCO Corps, while also building upon the pride all members share. (Courtesy photo)

PHC-P Soldiers compete in Best Warrior Competition
March 4, 2020
Soldiers form Public Health Command – Pacific and Dental Health Command – Pacific begin the run portion of the Army Combat Fitness Test at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii, March 2, 2019. The fitness assessment is part of a weeklong Best Warrior Competition that both units are holding. The PHC-P winners will be announced Friday during an award ceremony. (U.S. Army photo by Amber Kurka)