Navy Medicine

A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Nurse Corps 109th Birthday

On behalf of the entire Navy Medicine family, it is my privilege and honor to congratulate our Navy Nurse Corps as they celebrate 109 years of service, providing superior care to our warfighters and their families around the world. Since its establishment on May 13, 1908 with the “sacred twenty,” the Nurse Corps has un-waveringly answered the call of duty. …

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I am Navy Medicine – Barry K. Heffner

By Barry K. Heffner, Navy Medicine East Management Analyst PORTSMOUTH, Va. – I first became interested in a career with Navy Medicine during my senior year at Pottsville Area High School in Pennsylvania. I was very interested in trying something different besides living in my small hometown in Pennsylvania and going to college.  So I visited my local Navy recruiter. …

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10 Notable Moments for Women in Navy Medicine

Editor’s note: Although this blog honors several individuals, there are thousands of remarkable women who contribute to the Navy Medicine mission and continue to make an impact every day. 1942: Navy nurse superintendent Sue Dauser is the first woman in the Navy to serve as a captain. She received her commission in the Navy on Oct. 16, 1917.   Feb. 1, 1943: First female hospital …

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Navy Surgeon General Travel Log: San Antonio

Shipmates, Last week, I had the opportunity to visit San Antonio, also known as ‘Military City USA’, alongside Force Master Chief Terry Prince. Here are some highlights from my trip: I first met with Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Johnson, commanding general, Brooke Army Medical Center to discuss readiness and partnerships, which are two main priorities in my Commander’s Guidance. I also …

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I Am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Cameron Graham

Editors Note: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Cameron Graham was named Navy Medicine’s 2016 Sailor of the Year on January 27, 2017 I joined the Navy Medicine team because many of my family members also work in the medical field, so I always knew I wanted to follow in their footsteps and help others. My family has been blessed with a wide range of medical …

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