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Navy Surgeon General Honors Dental Corps’ 101st 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 appreciation to the officers of the U.S. Navy Dental Corps in celebration of their 101st anniversary. For more than a century, Navy dentists have demonstrated tireless dedication to our tenants …

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Navy Surgeon General Honors Medical Service Corps’ 66th Birthday

By Vice Adm. Matthew 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 appreciation to the Medical Service Corps as you celebrate 66 years of faithful and dedicated service. Your origins began on Aug. 4, 1947 when the Army-Navy Medical Service Corps Act was …

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Reserve Success at Hope of Martin

By Capt. Janie Brier, executive officer, Navy Medicine Education and Training Command – Reserve Component From July 7-July 19, 2013, I was the medical director and senior Navy adviser for the Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) Exercise “Hope of Martin” (HOM).  I participated as a medical provider in three previous IRTs, but this was my first time in a command and …

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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 …

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The Journey of a Nurse Corps Officer

By Lt. Angelina Brannon, head, emergency department, Naval Hospital Beaufort I never used to believe that dreams came true or that hope would someday become reality, but I have learned that while life determines the family we are born into, it is our personal courage and will that determine the course we ultimately navigate in life.  Statistically speaking, the odds …

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