Navy Medicine

I Am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 1st Elizabeth Richeal

I joined the Navy in October 2005, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Unbeknownst to me, I was continuing a long family history of not only Naval Service but service in the Hospital Corps with three other family members currently serving as hospital corpsmen from the ranks of a 3rd class to a senior chief. It has become a “family thing”, as the Sailors …

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I am Navy Medicine – Petty Officer 1st Class Bernard Anthony Morales

By Petty Officer 1st Class Bernard Anthony Morales, Staff Administration, Navy Medicine East PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Navy has always been a part of my family. I have uncles who retired as master chief petty officers; two as senior chiefs, two as chiefs, two as first class petty officers, and one as a commander.  My aunt, a retired commander, started …

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Navy Medicine: 2016 Year in Review

Throughout the year, Navy Medicine sustained its capacity and know-how to deploy whenever, wherever, to meet the needs of our Navy and Marine Corps. We embarked aboard the Navy’s hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) to build trust and teamwork with partner nations. Navy Medicine ambassadors made an impact across the United States, engaging with citizens of local communities. Throughout …

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The Science behind Finding the Balance between Combat Load, Survivability, Health, and Performance

From Naval Health Research Center Public Affairs How fast can you run 50 yards? Now, add an 80 pound backpack. Can you run the same distance as fast as you did without the heavy load? If you’re a warfighter, running across open ground in battle, adding just one second to your time can be the difference between life and death. …

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A Rewarding Path to Global Health Engagement

By Lt. Cmdr. Arcelia Wicker, MSC, deputy director, Navy Medicine Office of Global Health Engagement Recently, while flying over the Pacific to Papua New Guinea to help lay the groundwork for a global health engagement project, I reflected on my 18-year career in the Navy, starting as a steam engineer onboard a dock landing ship and then as a fire …

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