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Enhancing Resilience and Recovery of Reservists


By Paul A. Finch, LCSW, Program Manager, Reserve Psychological Health Program and Director, Psychological Health for Navy and Marine Forces Reserves, and Dr. Mark Long, Health Promotion and Wellness Department, NMCPHC It is well known that extended and repeat deployments can impact the readiness and psychological health of Sailors and Marines who put on their […]

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I Will Never Forget

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By Cmdr. H. A. Tetteh, MD, MBA, FACS, FACHE, BUMED Physician Health Policy Adviser Where were you? On September 11, 2001, President George Bush admonished, “None of us will ever forget this day.” On that clear morning in New York City I watched in real time, from the roof of Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, […]

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The 34th Surgeon General Looks Back on 911

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By Vice Adm. Michael Cowan, as told to BUMED History Office Editor’s Note: Vice Adm. Michael Cowan was only thirty days into his tenure as Surgeon General of the Navy when the attacks on September 11th took place.(1)  Instantly, the world had changed and Navy Medicine’s course would forever be altered to meet the new challenges […]

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Come September Morning

By Steven Van Der Werff, BUMED Public Affairs Author’s note: For 21 years, first as a photographer and then retiring as a Chief Mass Communication Specialist I had the unique privilege of telling the Navy story; call it being a paid tourist. The past five years I’ve done the same as a civilian and in June my […]

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WTP: Fortifying Resilience in our IA Sailor


By Cmdr. Cherie Blank, head, WTP Care Team  It was early February and after a busy morning in clinic I sat working at my desk trying to finish my notes. As I worked, an email message popped up at the bottom of my screen. It was an email from my Specialty Leader, “You’re not going to […]

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