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

Hospital Corps 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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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Navy Nurse Corps 108th Birthday

Navy Nurse Birthday

Navy Medicine is given a trust to care for those who have volunteered to defend our freedom, a trust to return America’s sons and daughters home safely. On behalf of the entire Navy Medicine family, I extend my gratitude and appreciation to our Navy Nurse Corps for 108 years of honoring that trust. On May 13, 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Keeping Sailors and Marines healthy, ready and on the job

SG BLOG Photo 8 - Sailors

By Vice Adm. Forrest Faison In my first few months as Navy surgeon general, I’ve had the opportunity to get out and about and meet Sailors, Marines and the Navy Medicine professionals entrusted to care for them and their families. I am completely amazed by the people I’ve met. Our strength, as a Navy and Marine Corps team, is our …

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