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Saturday October 20, 2018
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May 2018 - Volume 14 - Issue 11

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Pompano Beach Native Serves With the U.S. Navy Half a World Away

A Pompano Beach, Florida, native and 2011 Pompano Beach High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy with U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka (USNH Yokosuka).

Petty Officer 3rd Class Ternisha Williams is a hospital corpsman serving with USNH Yokosuka, operating out of Yokosuka, Japan.
 
A Navy hospital corpsman is responsible for the prevention and treatment of disease and injury, assisting health care professionals in providing medical care to personnel, conducting preliminary physical examinations, performing medical administrative, supply and accounting procedures, and maintaining treatment records and reports.
 
Williams is proud to serve in the Pacific and fondly recalls memories of Pompano Beach.
 
“Growing up I learned to be careful how you treat people because you never know when you could need them again,” said Williams.
 
USNH Yokosuka serves 42,000 beneficiaries throughout the Western Pacific by caring for readiness. USNH Yokosuka strives to be the premier provider of healthcare to active duty forces and their families in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region through Joint Partnerships.
 
“I think being forward deployed is very beneficial because it supports the mission of the overall Navy,” said Williams.
 
Williams is also proud of receiving the Junior Sailor of the Quarter award and Sailor in the Spotlight for the hospital.
 
As a member of one of the U.S. Navy’s most relied-upon assets, Williams and other sailors know they are part of a legacy that will last beyond their lifetimes providing the Navy the nation needs.
 
"Serving in the Navy has presented me with opportunity to be more humble and more accepting of different people and personalities,” said Williams. “Serving in the Navy allows me to give back and help a bigger population, in turn providing more assistance to not only myself, but to my country. It’s not just a job, it’s more of a service of dedication.”
 
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