Navy Medicine Heads to Albuquerque Navy Week

Story Number: NNS160909-23Release Date: 9/9/2016 3:04:00 PM
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By James Rosenfelder, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs

FALLS CHURCH, Va (NNS) -- Navy Medicine ambassadors are scheduled to visit Albuquerque, New Mexico to participate in Albuquerque Navy Week, Sept. 12-14.

Capt. Alison Eagleton, Reserve affairs officer, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED), will lead the team of ambassadors during civic and community engagements with the local community.

"I'm looking forward to visiting Albuquerque and connecting with the local community," Eagleton said. "I'm especially excited to share the Navy Medicine mission with El Dorado High School and the Shumann and Seligman Boys and Girls Clubs."

Navy Medicine ambassadors will partner with Sailors from across the Navy to participate in more than 50 outreach events coordinated with corporate, civic, government, education, media, veterans, community service and diversity organizations in Albuquerque.

Navy Weeks provide an opportunity for communities, such as Albuquerque, who don't have a large Navy presence to learn more about the Navy mission. It also allows the Albuquerque community to meet the men and women of the U.S. Navy.

"It's important to bring Navy Medicine to communities that don't generally have a large Navy presence," said Lt. Cmdr. Wiley, Reserve liaison officer, BUMED. "It's our chance to make sure they know who we are and why we serve."

Albuquerque Navy Week is hosted by the Navy Office of Community Outreach and runs Sept. 12-15.

Navy Medicine is a global health care network of 63,000 personnel that provide health care support to the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, their families and veterans in high operational tempo environments, at expeditionary medical facilities, medical treatment facilities, hospitals, clinics, hospital ships and research units around the world.

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