SHIPBOARD DAMAGE CONTROL TRAINING
By Lieutenant Lennart G. Holmberg, USN
This damage control training program has been tested and proved workable; it can be adapted to almost any ship’s training cycle.
Article 0956, Navy Regulations states in part: “The Damage Control Assistant, under the Engineer Officer, shall be responsible for: the training of ships personnel in damage control, including fire fighting, emergency repairs, and non-medical defensive measures against gas and similar weapons.” A big job? Certainly But not too difficult if properly approached. There is no question about the fact that damage control training is a perpetual job particularly with the large percentage of personnel being continuously transferred to and from our ships. Therefore we cannot set up a six months training program every year or two and expect it to be effective. However, with a carefully thought out long range master plan, the shipboard training of all personnel in damage control can be effective. Continue reading “TI- Graduates of ABC School went on to train their shipmates – USS Macon”
“Medical Problems of Modern Warfare and Civil Disaster” United States. Navy Department. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. U.S. Navy medicine. Washington: U.S. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Medical News Letter, Vol. 33, No. 7; 3 April 1959 pp 3-9
Medical Problems of Modern Warfare and Civil Disaster Continue reading “Medical Problems of Modern Warfare and Civil Disaster”
Medical Problems of Modern Warfare and Civil Disaster
For many generations, the medical profession and the allied medical sciences have been involved in the seemingly endless task of dealing with man’s adaptation to the environment in which he lives. In the past, the environment has consisted in the main of natural forces, such as climate, food, water, shelter, protective clothing, reproduction of the species, and a liberal admixture of worship and fear. Now, with the advent of industrialization of so many parts of the world, new forces in the production of traumatic injury to man, including the onslaughts of biological effects, have been encountered. Radiation energy, a force having phenomenal biological and physiological implications, was destined to have a profound effect, not only on the lives of men, but on all mankind and his environment as well. Continue reading “TI-Medical Problems of Modern Warfare and Civil Disaster 3 April 1959”
ABC Warfare Defense – Four Weeks Course for Medical Officers
Course #3 – convening 5 January 1959
Location: U.S. Naval Schools Command, Naval Station, Treasure Island, San Francisco, Calif.
Student Clearance Required: SECRET
Reporting Time and Place: Prior to 2200, 4 January 1959, Personnel Office, U.S. Naval Schools Command, Bldg. 28
Course Objectives: This course is designed for experienced active duty Naval Medical officers possessing SECRET security clearance. It will stress the medical aspects of modern warfare and of military peace time operations, including problems incident to atomic, biological and chemical weapons systems, nuclear propulsion, mass casualties and isotopes programs. Military aspects of the weapons systems and military countermeasures will also be considered so that medical officers may function effectively on a staff and can reasonably assess the medical compromises imposed by the military situation. Outstanding speakers, both military and civilian, will be on the program. The course will include visits to the Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory and the Naval Biological Laboratory, and will include several practical exercises and drills. Texts will be provided for permanent retention by the students. Continue reading “TI-ABC Warfare Defense – Four Weeks Course for Medical Officers January 1959”