Hospital Corps

Navy Corpsman Balances Family and Deployment

  Story and photos by Sgt. Jessi McCormick | 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment   After talking to a recruiter for a year, Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Johanna Ray chose to join the Navy instead of the Army because she didn’t want to get dirty.  Seven years and plenty of mud later, Ray is deployed to Multinational Base – Tarin Kot, …

Read More »

Navy Surgeon General Honors Hospital Corps’ 115th Birthday

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery  On behalf of Navy Medicine, I extend my sincere thanks and heartfelt appreciation to the men and women of the Hospital Corps, as you celebrate 115 years of service. Since the Hospital Corps’ founding on June 17, 1898, you have answered the …

Read More »

Navy Corpsman Provides Care at Misawa Airbase

From Defense Media Activity The health and wellness of service members is one of the most important aspects of daily military life. Airman 1st Class Scott Taylor takes us to Misawa Airbase’s Medical Group in Misawa, Japan to show the importance of working together. Includes sound bites from Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Patrick Daly, Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC). For more information on IDCs click here.

Read More »

Saving lives: Navy hospital corpsmen

By Cpl. Isaac Lamberth, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing The Bastion Role 3 hospital is known in Helmand province for its superb medical care and the extraordinary talent of its medical staff. Completing a three-week tour at the hospital, two sailors from Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 3 gained combat life-saving experience and were able to apply …

Read More »

A Letter from the Force Master Chief: Hospital Corps’ 114th Birthday

By S. E. Boss, Force Master Chief, Bureau of Medicine And Surgery It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I wish the men and women of the Hospital Corps a very happy 114th birthday.  History has witnessed our humble beginnings, from our 1898 establishment, through our first graduating class of 28, and today, a force of over 25,000 performing …

Read More »