Staff Sgt. Matthew Pascual, noncommissioned officer in charge of entomology for Public Health Command-Pacific in Japan, assembles the BG-Sentinel 2 trap, specialized at collecting the day biting mosquitoes Aedes albopictus, Ae. aegypti, and Ae. polynesiensis 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.
Staff Sgt. Matthew Pascual, noncommissioned officer in charge of entomology for Public Health Command-Pacific in Japan, samples for mosquito larvae during a vector surveillance survey on Camp Zama, Japan, for mosquito egg larvae, 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.
Capt. John Eads, chief of entomology for Public Health Command-Pacific in Japan, examines a vector sample in a microscope at Camp Zama, Japan, Feb. 25, 2021. This spring, Eads and his team will launch the first ever Pre-Exercise Vector Surveillance program for the Indo-Pacific region.
Sgt. Ashley Santacroce, noncommissioned officer in charge of Miramar Veterinary Treatment Facility and an animal care specialist, Spc. Jessica Bonner, a veterinary food inspection specialist, Krystal Lester and Emily Jackson, both nonappropriated fund veterinary technicians, stand together at the Miramar VTF, Calif., Oct. 2020. The staff at the VTF is responsible for the care of more than 7,100 animal patients. (Courtesy photo)
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)
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Lance Lewis, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, speaks with the staff at the Iwakuni Veterinary Treatment Facility (VTF) during an award 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)
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)
U.S. Army Capt. Austin Sorrels, right, officer-in-charge of the Iwakuni Veterinary Treatment Facility (VTF) gives U.S. Marine Corps Col. Lance Lewis, left, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, a tour of the VTF aboard MCAS Iwakuni, Jan. 7, 2021. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Triton Lai)
Sponsored by the Army Medical Department Civilian Corps, the Fiscal Year 2020 Wolf Pack recognizes and celebrates the success of teams throughout Army Medicine. The annual award was presented to members of SARS Team Six at Camp Zama, Japan, during a virtual ceremony Jan. 20, 2020. During the ceremony Army Surgeon General and Commanding General, Army Medical Command, Lt. Gen. R. Scott Dingle; and Army Medicine Chief of Staff and Chief of the AMEDD Civilian Corps Richard Beauchemin, congratulated the team via Microsoft Teams. (Photo by Momoko Shindo)
Maj. Bradley Kearney, a biochemist and former Public Health Command-Pacific Laboratory Sciences director, accepts the 4th Quarter Wolf Pack Award on behalf of SARS Team Six 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)
Gary Crispell, a PHC-P microbiologist, accepts the Fiscal Year 2020 Wolf Pack Award on behalf of SARS Team Six 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)
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)
Lt. Col. Ronald Cole, Public Health Command-Pacific’s Human Health Services director and a public health nurse, does push-ups after receiving the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, on Dec. 23, 2020. Cole explained that push-ups help relieve the side effect of having a sore arm after receiving a vaccine. He recommended that Soldiers do push-ups, if possible, if they normally tend to experience soreness after an inoculation. (U.S. Army photo by Amber E. Kurka)
Lt. Col. Ronald Cole, Public Health Command-Pacific’s Human Health Services director and a public health nurse, receives the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, on Dec. 23, 2020. The inoculation was part of the Department of Defense COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration plan that is a phased, standardized and coordinated strategy for prioritizing, distributing, and administering COVID-19 vaccines to protect DoD personnel, maintain readiness, and support the national COVID-19 response. (U.S. Army photo by Amber E. Kurka)
Lt. Col. Jered Little, commander of Public Health Activity-Hawaii, receives the Pfizer vaccine at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, on Dec. 23, 2020. The inoculation was part of the Department of Defense COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration plan that is a phased, standardized and coordinated strategy for prioritizing, distributing, and administering COVID-19 vaccines to protect DoD personnel, maintain readiness, and support the national COVID-19 response. (Courtesy photo)
Lt. Col. Jered Little, commander of Public Health Activity-Hawaii, receives the Pfizer vaccine at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, on Dec. 23, 2020. The inoculation was part of the Department of Defense COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration plan that is a phased, standardized and coordinated strategy for prioritizing, distributing, and administering COVID-19 vaccines to protect DoD personnel, maintain readiness, and support the national COVID-19 response. (Courtesy photo)
Sgt. 1st Class Michael Callison, Public Health Command-Pacific Operations NCO, receives the Pfizer vaccine at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, on Dec. 23, 2020. The inoculation was part of the Department of Defense COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration plan that is a phased, standardized and coordinated strategy for prioritizing, distributing, and administering COVID-19 vaccines to protect DoD personnel, maintain readiness, and support the national COVID-19 response. (U.S. Army photo by Amber E. Kurka)
Maj. Michael Kwon, director of Public Health Command-Pacific's Environmental Health Services Directorate, receives the Pfizer vaccine at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, on Dec. 23, 2020. The inoculation was part of the Department of Defense COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration plan that is a phased, standardized and coordinated strategy for prioritizing, distributing, and administering COVID-19 vaccines to protect DoD personnel, maintain readiness, and support the national COVID-19 response. (U.S. Army photo by Amber E. Kurka)
Col. Elba Villacorta, commander of Public Health Command-Pacific, and Sergeant Maj. Danny Hailey, sergeant major of PHC-P, stand in front of a poster after receiving the Pfizer vaccine at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, on Dec. 23, 2020. The inoculation was part of the Department of Defense COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration plan that is a phased, standardized and coordinated strategy for prioritizing, distributing, and administering COVID-19 vaccines to protect DoD personnel, maintain readiness, and support the national COVID-19 response. (U.S. Army photo by Amber E. Kurka)
Col. Elba Villacorta, commander of Public Health Command-Pacific, receives the Pfizer vaccine at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, on Dec. 23, 2020. The inoculation was part of the Department of Defense COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration plan that is a phased, standardized and coordinated strategy for prioritizing, distributing, and administering COVID-19 vaccines to protect DoD personnel, maintain readiness, and support the national COVID-19 response. (U.S. Army photo by Amber E. Kurka)