Navy Medicine

Independent Duty Corpsman – A Specialized Lifesaver

By Matt Lyman, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs Independent Duty Corpsmen (IDCs) are specialized hospital corpsmen who aspire to reach the pinnacle of Navy Medicine. These Sailors serve on land or at sea alongside Navy and Marine Corps warfighters, and at isolated duty stations where no medical officer is assigned. IDCs fulfill a variety of critical …

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NAVY MEDICINE IN FOCUS

Here’s a few shots from around Navy Medicine for your viewing pleasure:

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I AM NAVY MEDICINE

A few words from a Navy Medicine Corpsman: When I decided to join the Navy as an undesignated seaman, my wife, Anna, a nurse, ironically knew exactly what I was doing. “She called it my “midlife crisis.” My Navy career had a very non-traditional beginning. I quit my perfectly good job as a firefighter and paramedic and joined the Navy …

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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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