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News | Oct. 14, 2021

BAMC nurse helps support vaccination effort for Afghan evacuees

By Lori Newman

A Brooke Army Medical Center clinical nurse specialist used her training and experience to help vaccinate Afghan evacuees at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, Sept. 17-18.

Army Maj. Giang Martinez recently graduated as a clinical nurse specialist doctor of nursing practice from the Army Medical Department’s Long Term Health Education and Training program at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in New Orleans., where she focused, in part, on disaster relief and preparedness. The team she was part of was able to vaccinate more than 1,600 evacuees over a two-day period.

“It felt amazing to be able to use my knowledge and background to help all these people,” Martinez said. “That’s what being a nurse is about -- helping people.”

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