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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Hospital Corps 119th Birthday

On behalf of the Navy Medicine family, I would like to thank the men and women of the Hospital Corps and help them commemorate 119 years of excellence. Today we celebrate the strength, valor, fidelity, and compassion of our Corpsmen. As we celebrate, we should also take this time to reflect on those who have come before us. I recently …

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Navy Medicine’s Force Master Chief: Celebrating 119 Years of the Hospital Corps

It is with great pride and honor that I wish our Hospital Corpsmen a very happy 119th birthday! Few military organizations can look upon their histories with the same degree of pride and awe as the Navy Hospital Corps. Since the establishment of the Hospital Corps, corpsmen have served with fidelity alongside their Sailors and Marines rendering aid whenever and …

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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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Top Navy Nurse Describes a ‘Typical Day’ in Navy Medicine [Interview]

In honor of National Nurses Week 2017, the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery public affairs office interviewed the Navy’s top nurse, Rear Adm. Tina Davidson, director, Navy Nurse Corps on why she chose a Navy nursing career and what a typical day in the life of a Navy nurse entails.  Q1. Why did you choose to become a …

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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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