U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Jon Neil, a chaplain with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, gives a blessing of hands during a nursing symposium at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, May 9, 2019. The symposium was held to bring together American and Japanese nurses to celebrate National Nurses Week, a week-long celebration of events honoring 27,000 military and civilian nurses. The celebration included events such as a potluck breakfast, bowling night, ice cream social and group fitness class. The American Nurses’ Association theme for National Nurses Week this year is 4 Million Reasons to Celebrate and the Military Health System theme is Nurses are Superheroes. (U.S. Marine Corps photo Pfc. Triton Lai)
MCAS Iwakuni, local nurses celebrate National Nurses Week