While most people are living under stay-at-home orders, military nurses on different sides of the world are boosting the fight against COVID-19.
“For so many years, we have been the supporting personnel to ensure our soldiers get the best care they can to return them to duty or send them to a higher level of care so that they can continue healing, whether in or out of the Army,” said Col. Melissa Mitravich, commander of the 411th Hospital Center in Kuwait. “Now we are on the front lines, and our medical personnel have stepped up and taken the lead without any difficulty.”
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Editor’s Note: MOAA is celebrating National Nurses Week with stories of service from members of the MOAA Uniformed Services Nurse Advocates Virtual Chapter. Learn more about the chapter here.
Paula Trivette – or “Paulita,” as President George H.W. Bush affectionately called her – settled into her seat on Air Force One, preparing for a weeklong trip to Japan with the president.
Not long after they landed, Bush played tennis with Japanese diplomats and joined them for sushi.
“He loved sushi as much as he liked broccoli,” chuckled Trivette, now a retired Army lieutenant colonel. “He does not like broccoli.”
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