Navy Medicine

The Mosquito Fighters: A Short History of Mosquitoes in the Navy – Part 1

By Andre B. Sobocinski, historian, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Over the course of the U.S. Navy’s history the mosquito has been a constant threat whose enduring swath of destruction far extends that of the Barbary Pirates, the Imperial Japanese fleet or even German U-boats. From the Navy’s first conflict – in the so-called Quasi-War with France (1797-1801) – our small …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Dental Corps 104th Birthday

by Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery On behalf of Navy Medicine, I’d like to extend my thanks and appreciation to the men and women of our Navy Dental Corps as they commemorate 104 years of continued service to our nation. On Aug. 22, 1912, President William Howard Taft and the 62nd Congress …

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I am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Sarah Pacquette

By Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Sarah  Pacquette, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center I have served in the Navy for 15 years, and proudly wear my Fleet Marine Force qualification pin on my uniform that signifies I’m qualified to serve with the United States Marine Corps. I’ve always had enormous respect for my grandfather, who served as a yeoman in …

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I am Navy Medicine: Cmdr. Lee Danny Hoey

My name is Lee Danny Hoey. I am a commander in the Navy’s Medical Service Corps, serving as a biochemist at U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) I am a native New Yorker. I was born in New York City where I lived and attended school before earning my Doctorate in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts. During …

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Pacific Partnership 2016: The Positive Power of Saying ‘Yes’

By Lt. Jen Knapp, Entomology department head, directorate of public health, Pacific Partnership 2016 It all began with an email asking for volunteers to take the lead on events in Vietnam for Pacific Partnership 2016. There was very little detail about what the events would be or any requirements that may be needed but I made the decision to say …

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