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Across Oceans to Root Canals Pt. 1

By Naval Hospital Guam Public Affairs Editor’s Note: Editor’s Note: Cmdr. Vinh Doan, director of dental services, Naval Hospital Guam describes his amazing escape from Vietnam and starting a new life with his family in the U.S. In a world of make believe, a story filled with pirates, gun fire, stormy seas, and a mysterious submarine might make an exciting adventure, but …

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Navy Clinical Psychologist Makes a Difference for Military Families

By Jenny Collins, Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control Public Affairs When a child is physically hurt, they go to a nurse or physician to help them heal. When a child is mentally or emotionally hurting, an option would be to go to a clinical psychologist. That’s what military spouses and parents, Army spouse Kristi Rayder and Marine …

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Warrior Games: Two Corpsmen and a Navy Doctor Pt. 4

By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Meet Cmdr. John C. Biery, Jr., commander, Naval Instillations Command (CNIC), Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor senior medical advisor and the Team Navy physician assigned to the athletes who competed at the 2015 Warrior Games. Biery played sports throughout high school in his hometown of Ottawa, Ohio. …

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Warrior Games: Two Corpsmen and a Navy Doctor Pt. 3

By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery First-time competitor Hospitalman Katriana Durakovich said competing in archery and cycling at the DoD Warrior Games 2015 meant the world to her. Durakovich joined the Navy nearly three years ago in 2012, opting for what the Navy had to offer: a sense of pride, discipline and a chance …

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Warrior Games: Two Corpsmen and a Navy Doctor Pt. 2

By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Combat wounded and second year competitor retired Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class (FMF) Nate Hamilton grew up in Jamestown, Virginia and joined the Navy in 2007. After completing Field Medical Service School he served as a fleet marine force corpsman with the Marines. On Nov. 17, 2010, while conducting …

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