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Officer Training Command, Home of Navy OCS

Naval officers are expected to be a model of physical fitness
to their sailors and the American public. Candidates who
successfully complete training at Officer Candidate School (OCS)
within the 13-week course, arrive meeting above average physical
standards. Candidates who arrive at minimum physical standards
will struggle to complete the school in the allotted time, and
are also subject to disenrollment.

During the first two days of training, candidates will
undergo a Body Composition Analysis (BCA). If a candidate is
found to exceed allowable limits, they are subject to removal
from their class and / or disenrollment from the program.

During the first week of training, candidates will be
required to pass an initial Navy Physical Fitness Assessment
(PFA) to determine suitability to initiate physical training.
Candidates must be able to complete the initial PFA with a

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Navy Preventive Medicine Teams Embark Ships in 7th Fleet

SOUTH CHINA SEA (NNS) — Members of Navy Forward-Deployed Preventive Medicine Units

(FDPMU) and Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) embarked several 7th Fleet

ships March 14 to help combat the risk of and provide laboratory batch

testing for COVID-19 onboard the ships.

Teams are embarked on the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), the

aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), and the U.S. 7th Fleet

flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and have the ability to batch test Sailors

onboard who present with influenza-like illness symptoms, instead of only

sending samples to be tested ashore.

This capability provides early-warning surveillance for the medical teams to

be able to identify if a COVID-19 case is onboard a ship, but does not

individually diagnose Sailors. If a batch were to test positive for

COVID-19, the medical teams would take additional

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WWII Navy Dentist

Lt. (j.g.) Gilbert Steingart

U.S.S. Ocelot, F.P.O. San Francisco

Thursday 15 March 1945, 6:45 PM

Dearest Eleanor,
     Hello darling here I am once more. Began today as usual with work but I knocked off about 10:30 because I’m having a new style surgical basin (sink) installed in my office. I’m there now. From the progress they’ve made, there won’t be much dentistry done on the Ocelot tomorrow either.
     I got another shot in the arm today and it feels quite sore at present. By tomorrow night I hope to be rid of all its effects.
     So, I had time to read my five letters before lunch today. There was one from Linda, one from Ethyl and three from my favorite wife. This afternoon I just loafed and took it easy. Read a little, talked a little but accomplished nothing.
     Now to your letters. I don’t want our ship to go

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