Navy Medicine

OHSU Bremerton Change of Command held at Naval Hospital Bremerton

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Captain Julie Zappone turned over leadership of Operational Health Support Unit Bremerton to Captain Matthew A. McQueen during a change of command ceremony on Dec. 12, 2014. For Zappone, a Spokane Wash. native, the ceremony marks the end of her three-year tenure as commanding officer of OHSU Bremerton from Dec. 2011 …

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I AM NAVY MEDICINE

A few words from a Navy corpsman Navy Medicine has taken me to eight different countries, three different combat zones, and two hospitals around the world. It has molded me into the man I am today. I am the older of two children to my parents and grew up a “Navy brat.” In my sophomore year of high school, I …

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NAVY MEDICINE IN FOCUS

 

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A brief history of the U.S. Navy Independent Duty Corpsman

By Matt Lyman, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs Modern U.S. Navy corpsmen have been around for the last 116 years and have served with and supported every rate in any climate, around the world. That commitment to service and support was exemplified in 1944 when the Navy determined there was a need to have medical personnel …

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Hospital Corps’ Top Doc

31st Marine Expeditionary Unit Story by Lance Cpl. Tyler Ngiraswei CAMP HANSEN, Japan – There were an estimated five thousand casualties suffered during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, and independent duty corpsmen did their best to prevent the deaths of those injured. Petty Officer 1st Class Wilson Rodriguez, Jr., now an IDC himself, served as a hospital corpsman on …

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