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Navy Medicine in Focus: March 2017

Every day, more than 63,000 Navy Medicine personnel are operating forward around the world, providing agile, rapid health care support to the Navy and Marine Corps. Ensuring lives are saved wherever our forces operate is what we do, be it above the sea, on the sea, below the sea or on the battlefield. The following photos depict our medical professionals at work during March 2017. …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Medical Corps 146th Birthday

On behalf of the entire Navy Medicine family, it is my privilege and honor to congratulate our Navy Medical Corps as they celebrate 146 years of service, providing the very best care our nation can offer to those who have sacrificed to defend our freedom. Since its establishment on March 3, 1871, the medical corps has been at the helm …

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I am Navy Medicine – Petty Officer 2nd Class Maria Eloisa Almazar

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Maria Eloisa Almazar, Operational Readiness, Navy Medicine East PORTSMOUTH, Va. – My mom, a registered nurse, has been my biggest inspiration in my pursuit of a medical career. I was also in the Navy’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) throughout high school and truly enjoyed the experience. Being able to merge these two things …

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Corpsman Spotlight: “Angels of the Battlefield”

Editor’s note: On the evening of November 4, the Armed Services YMCA will honor two Navy corpsmen at the 9th annual Angels of the Battlefield Gala in Washington D.C. The event honors military medics and corpsmen who have valiantly risked their lives while saving the lives of countless others. Here are their stories. Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (HM1) Wayne N. Papalski …

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Introducing Navy Medicine’s New Force Master Chief

By Mariah Felipe, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs   Force Master Chief (FORCM) (FMF/SW/AW) Terry J. Prince, director of the Hospital Corps, officially assumed the role as Navy Medicine’s force master chief in a change-of-charge ceremony September 25.     The force master chief of the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) is the …

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