Inside Navy Medicine

Navy Surgeon General Visits Gulf Coast

Shipmates, I Recently traveled to the Gulf Coast to visit Sailors, students, leaders and staff members throughout the south, Oct. 2 through Oct. 6, 2017. While visiting our clinics and hospitals, I witnessed all the hard work taking place throughout the fleet. Here are a few trip highlights: On Monday, October 2, I visited Naval Branch Health Clinic Millington in Millington, …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Dental Corps 105th Birthday

On behalf of Navy Medicine, congratulations to the men and women of our Navy Dental Corps as you celebrate your 105th anniversary. On August 22, 1912, the 62nd Congress authorized the Secretary of the Navy to appoint 30 acting assistant dental surgeons as part of the U.S. Navy Medical Department. Since then, dental officers have delivered world-class care with honor …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Medical Service Corps 70th Birthday

Shipmates: I am honored to join in the celebration of the 70th birthday of the Navy Medical Service Corps on Aug 4, 2017. From the initial establishment of the Corps onward, generations of Medical Service Corps officers have supported the Navy and Marine Corps fighting teams through decades of trials and triumph, ensuring fast and effective support even in the …

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Meet Navy Medicine’s Force Master Chief

Navy Medicine’s force master chief is the Navy surgeon general’s senior enlisted advisor. He or she is also dual-hatted as the director of the Hospital Corps, the Navy’s largest enlisted rating and only enlisted corps. Force Master Chief Hosea Smith Jr. assumed this position in March 2017. As the new force master chief, Smith reflects on his career and the …

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I am Navy Medicine: Dr. Jeffery B. Cole

By Dr. Jeffrey B. Cole, deputy chief operating officer and medical director, Tidewater Military Health System   PORTSMOUTH, Va. – I have the honor of being the deputy chief operating officer and medical director for the Tidewater Military Health System—an integrated medical market consisting of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, U.S. Air Force Hospital Langley and McDonald Army Health Center. My …

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