Leadership

A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Happy Thanksgiving

by Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Shipmates, I wish to take this opportunity to personally thank you for all of your hard work in support of Navy Medicine and the Nation. Thanksgiving is a longstanding American tradition, which dates back to 1621 where colonists in New England held a feast to …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Tobacco Cessation

Shipmates, As your surgeon general, my number one priority is keeping you – our Sailors and Marines – and your families healthy, ready and on the job.  You are part of the most highly-trained, highly-specialized, and highly-educated force in our nation’s history. More so than ever before, it’s paramount to maintain our health and readiness, today and tomorrow. That is …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Dental Corps 104th Birthday

by Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery On behalf of Navy Medicine, I’d like to extend my thanks and appreciation to the men and women of our Navy Dental Corps as they commemorate 104 years of continued service to our nation. On Aug. 22, 1912, President William Howard Taft and the 62nd Congress …

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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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