U.S. Marine Corps

A Time of Reflection

By Capt. Rita G. Simmons, MSC, commanding officer, Naval Medical Research Unit-San Antonio Three months into the New Year and I am fast approaching the finish line of my term as Commanding Officer for the Naval Medical Research Unit -San Antonio (NAMRU-SA).  It is a time of reflection on the achievements of the command and a heralding of what’s to come …

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Supporting the Wounded Warrior Pacific Trials

By Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Krystal Cavett This week, more than 50 medical volunteers are providing support to the Wounded Warrior Pacific Trials in Honolulu, Hawaii.  And it’s my job to coordinate all of them. The trials have brought together approximately 60 seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen from across the country. They are competing in seven different sports …

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Meet the Scientists: Dr. Philip Vernon

Editor’s note: Article was originally posted Dec. 15, 2014 in DOD Live, official blog of Department of Defense. Meet the Scientists is an Armed with Science segment highlighting the men and women working in the government realms of science, technology, research and development.  The greatest minds working on the greatest developments of our time.  If you have someone you’d like …

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What Makes You Optimistic About the New Year?

By Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control Public Affairs The start of a new year is a time that naturally lends itself to optimism. It’s a time to embrace positive changes and look forward to new adventures. Optimism is also a factor that helps build resilience. And, when Sailors are more resilient, they are better able to manage …

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Navy Prescribing Psychology

By Lt. Yaron G. Rabinowitz, OSCAR Psychologist, 2nd Marine Division Since the Defense Demonstration Project (DDP), which produced the first prescribing psychologists in the 1990s, Navy psychologists have played a prominent role in the prescriptive authority movement (RxP). We produced more DDP graduates than any other branch, and one of the original prescribing psychologists in Louisiana Capt. Robert Younger, the …

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