My Turn

LT. Ray-Bernard Portier (center), a medical officer with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, treats a patient during a Medical Civil Assistance Project on Oct. 13. The MEDCAP was in support of Amphibious Landing Exercise 2011. (Photo courtesy of Gunnery Sgt. Jimmy Stare)

Waging peace through military medicine

Most people understand the wartime mission of the U.S. military, but there are many aspects of the nation’s military force that wage peace, save lives, develop friendships and solve health problems in areas of severe need. The results are nothing short of magical.

My Turn, Summer 2012