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U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Samuel Atuahene, a native of Worcester, Mass., is a laboratory technician with 3rd Medical Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group. He is currently assigned to Task Force Medical on Naval Base Guam. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Jordan Gilbert)
Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Samuel Atuahene

Meet Our MEF: 3rd Medical Lab Technician Speaks on His ‘Ultimate Calling’

“My story begins, as most immigrant stories often begin, with a search for opportunity. Mine came when I moved from my country of birth, Ghana, to the United States with the main goal of furthering my education.

U.S. Navy Lt. Jessica Schmidt, a native of Reston, Va., is a medical-surgical nurse with 3rd Medical Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group. She is currently assigned to Task Force Medical on Naval Base Guam. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Jordan Gilbert)
Lt. Jessica Schmidt

Meet Our MEF: 3rd Medical Battalion nurse speaks on her call to serve

“Living a life of service is a core value I grew up around in my family, so it was only natural for me to seek out ways to help others. I never really thought about military service until I toured colleges as a teenager.

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Donté Rogers is with Supply Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group. He is assigned to Task Force Medical as a supply Marine. TF Medical is currently assisting Sailors assigned to aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) with COVID-19 mitigation efforts. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Jordan E. Gilbert
Lance Cpl. Donté Rogers

Meet Our MEF: COVID-19 hits home for Task Force Medical Marine

“I was born and raised in New Orleans, La. My mother, who is now a registered nurse, has lived there all her life, too. Unfortunately, she caught coronavirus while working at a local hospital. I was scared and angry. All she wanted to do was help people, but she couldn’t work because she was sick. Luckily, my mother beat the virus and when she recovered, I was relieved.

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Erik Melgar
Navy Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Richard Astatkie

USS Theodore Roosevelt departs Apra Harbor

U.S. Navy Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Richard Astatkie, from Jacksonville, Fla., fakes down mooring line on the fantail of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) after the ship departed Apra Harbor May 21, 2020, following an extended visit to Guam in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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