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    NECE spearheads tech protecting Sailors and Marines at 2022 Military Health System Research Symposium



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    Warfighter Wellness

    Military Entomologists exhibited the Navy Entomology Center of Excellence’s (NECE) newest warfighter protection technologies at the 2022 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS), Kissimmee Florida, September 11-15, 2022.

    Over 3,500 medical professionals attended this year’s MHSRS symposium that focused on optimizing readiness through the power of military medical research.

    “Representing NECE for the first time at MHSRS was exciting,” said Lt. j.g. Sierra Schluep, NECE Testing and Evaluation Department Head. “Of over 1,900 symposium sessions, there were only a handful of sessions focusing on vector-borne diseases – and NECE’s exhibition was the only one focused on force health protection from a preventive medicine perspective.”

    NECE featured developments such as NECE’s Insecticide Resistance Response System (IRRS) and Sea Raven Platform, as well as ongoing evaluations of commercial technologies for prospective operational use. NECE’s work led to priority engagements, including a visit by Ms. Seileen Mullen, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs.

    “I look forward to more opportunities to elaborate on the importance of entomology and preventive medicine among our medical community, and to share how NECE enhances Navy and Marine Corps readiness,” said Lt. j.g. Victoria Wong, NECE Operational Forces Support Department Head.

    NECE is the Navy and Marine Corps’ Center of Excellence for operational entomology located at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL. NECE’s unique DoD mission is to develop and evaluate novel products, pesticides, and technologies to better protect deployed forces from vectors of disease.

    NECE also provides operational medical entomology and pest management training to DOD military and civilian personnel and is the program manager for all Navy shipboard pest management. NECE plays a key role in supporting national strategic interests though engagement and exchange with foreign health and military partners.
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    Date Taken: 10.14.2022
    Date Posted: 10.14.2022 13:15
    Story ID: 431350
    Location: JACKSONVILLE, FL, US 

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