PHC-P Soldier and entomologist promoted to lieutenant colonel
February 3, 2020
Lt. Col. Frederick Davidson, Public Health Command-Pacific Human Health Services director, presents Lt. Col. Hee Kim, PHC-P chief of Operations, the Order of Military Medical Merit medallion at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Jan. 24, 2020. Kim received the medallion for his distinguished service, excellence, and promoting fellowship and espirit de corps among Army Medical Department personnel. Membership in the order recognizes those individuals who have clearly demonstrated the highest standards of integrity and moral character, displayed an outstanding degree of professional competence, with selflessness, and have made a sustained contribution to the betterment of Army Medicine. (U.S. Army photo by Amber E. Kurka)

The benefits of dog walking
January 30, 2020
Spending time with your dog is a great way to work on the eight pillars of Total Force Fitness. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regular walking or playing with pets can decrease blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and triglyceride levels. Pets can also help manage loneliness and depression by providing companionship. (Courtesy photo)

Donating blood: One Soldier’s dedication to save lives
January 29, 2020
Pone Manoa, Tripler Army Medical Center registered nurse, prepares the arm of Sgt. Trevor Johnson, noncommissioned officer in charge of the Marine Corps Base Hawaii Veterinary Section, to donate blood platelets to the Armed Service Blood Program at TAMC, Hawaii, Jan. 16, 2020. The ASBP is the official blood collection, manufacturing and transfusion program for the U.S. military. The mission of the ASBP is to provide quality blood products and services for all worldwide customers in both peace and war. (U.S. Army photo by Amber E. Kurka)

What you need to know about measles
December 20, 2019
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine is the best protection against the measles virus. The CDC reports that two doses of the MMR vaccine provides 97 percent protection against measles and one dose provides 93 percent protection. (Courtesy photo)

Antarctica: Where food safety matters
December 16, 2019
Members of the National Science Foundation unload shipping containers and inventory the boxes of frozen food at Palmer Station, Antarctica, October 2019. The boxes of food were part of an annual resupply process for the station. Each box was inspected by U.S. Army Public Health Command-Pacific veterinary food safety officers to ensure the food was safe to eat and that no one would get sick from foodborne illnesses. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Austin Leedy)

One Health Week highlights comprehensive public health concept
November 4, 2019
Observed during Nov. 2-9, One Health Week strives to raise awareness around the world to highlight the need for comprehensive public health using the One Health concept. The One Health concept explains the connection between human, animal, and environmental health. (U.S. Army graphic by Amber Kurka)

Public Health Command–Pacific team instrumental to Army water infrastructure improvements
October 23, 2019
Michael Brown, Public Health Command-Pacific senior environmental engineer, collects a treated water sample from the water treatment plant at Fort Polk, La., April 9, 2019. The sample was analyzed for multiple contaminants that contribute to drinking water discoloration at the Army Public Health Center laboratory. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Charles Bateman)

Flu season starts in the Pacific
October 18, 2019
This year's flu season began Oct. 1, 2019. For more information about this flu season and additional ways to protect you and your crew from the flu visit the CDC website at:

Army Best Medic Competition features military working dogs for first-time
September 25, 2019
Sgt. Nicholas Taussig, left, and Sgt. Michael Johnson treat a simulated military working dog casualty during the CSM Jack L. Clark Jr. Army Best Medic Competition at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Sept. 24, 2019.

Twenty-eight two-Soldier teams from all around the world traveled to Washington state to compete in the finals to be named the Army’s Best Medic. The competition is a 72-hour arduous test of the teams’ physical and mental skills. Competitors must be agile, adaptive leaders who demonstrate mature judgement while testing collective team skills in areas of physical fitness, tactical marksmanship, leadership, warrior skills, land navigation and overall knowledge of medical, technical and tactical proficiencies through a series of hands-on tasks in a simulated operational environment.

(U.S. Army photo illustration by John Wayne Liston/Released)