Navy Medicine

A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Hospital Corps 119th Birthday

On behalf of the Navy Medicine family, I would like to thank the men and women of the Hospital Corps and help them commemorate 119 years of excellence. Today we celebrate the strength, valor, fidelity, and compassion of our Corpsmen. As we celebrate, we should also take this time to reflect on those who have come before us. I recently …

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Navy Medicine’s Force Master Chief: Celebrating 119 Years of the Hospital Corps

It is with great pride and honor that I wish our Hospital Corpsmen a very happy 119th birthday! Few military organizations can look upon their histories with the same degree of pride and awe as the Navy Hospital Corps. Since the establishment of the Hospital Corps, corpsmen have served with fidelity alongside their Sailors and Marines rendering aid whenever and …

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Remembering Navy Medicine at Normandy

By André B. Sobocinski, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery historian On September 27, 2012, Dr. Lee Parker the last surviving Navy physician from the Normandy Invasion died at the age of 95.(1) With his death the public was again reminded that Navy Medicine played an unsung role on June 6th, 1944 in what Gen. Dwight Eisenhower termed the …

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Navy Medical Heroes of Midway

By Andre Sobocinski, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery historian June 4, 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of arguably, the most pivotal naval battle in his­tory. The one-day battle re­versed the tide of World War II in the Pacific, six months after Pearl Harbor. Following the Battle of Midway, Japanese Imperial Forces were on the defensive for the remainder …

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Five Navy Medicine Moments in May 2017 [Photos]

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 …

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