Leadership

A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Medical Service Corps 69th Birthday

By Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery On behalf of the entire Navy Medicine family, it is my honor to congratulate our Navy Medical Service Corps as they celebrate 69 years of honoring the trust placed in our hands by our nation. Since its inception in 1947, the men and women of our …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Be a Partner in Preventive Health

Shipmates, Earlier this year I spoke about being a partner in your health in 2016. We’re well into the year and I think it vital to reiterate the importance of your health and overall readiness. Every day we see heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other non-communicable diseases affecting our Sailors, Marines and their families. Now more than ever, it’s critical …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Innovation in Navy Medicine

  Innovation in Navy Medicine Our mission is to provide the best possible care that our nation can offer to the men and women who, like us, have sacrificed to defend our freedom. That’s a trust which we honor every day across Navy Medicine and a commitment we make to America’s families. One way we do that is through innovation, …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Hospital Corps 118th Birthday

On behalf of the Navy Medicine family, I would like to thank all of our hospital corpsmen and help them commemorate 118 years of excellence. Since their establishment in 1898, the Hospital Corps has grown exponentially from its first 25 apothecaries to the more than 30,000 corpsmen delivering world-class care to those entrusted to us across the globe. Today we …

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A Message from Navy Medicine’s Force Master Chief – Focus on Men’s Health

Every year in June, the United States recognizes Men’s Health Month to heighten awareness of preventable health issues commonly found in men and encourage early detection and treatment of disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the top five leading causes of death among men include heart disease, cancer, unintentional injury or accidents, chronic lower respiratory disease and …

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