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A Great Afternoon for Football … A Great Day to be an American

Cmdr. Eric Elster, Operational and Undersea Medicine, Naval Medical Research Center This past Sunday I had the pleasure of being a guest of the Washington Redskin’s football organization and USAA during the game against the New York Jets. It was truly a memorable afternoon. A sunny day, temperature in the mid-50’s – perfect for an afternoon of football. I put …

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Reflections of Veterans Day

By Paul Ross, Managing Editor, Navy Medicine Magazine, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery I joined the military in 2004 as a way to pay for college and because it seemed like a better option than roofing houses and waiting tables. There wasn’t much patriotism behind my decision. Both my grandfather’s had served, one in the Air Force and …

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Navy Medicine Keeps Runners Safe at Marine Corps Marathon

By Capt. Michele Weinstein, Chief of Staff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine & Surgery  Friday: 60/43 Saturday: 65/43 Those temperatures are the 10-day forecast predictions for Marine Corps Marathon race weekend in the metro D.C. area. Much warmer than that and it is sure to be a busy day for Navy Medicine. Although 43 degrees may seem cold and mean …

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A Grateful Marine’s Journey through Navy Medicine

 By Captain Matthew Kutilek, U.S. Marine Corps My interaction with Navy Medicine during my first eight years of service in the Marine Corps proved to be limited, uneventful and quite normal. An appointment here, sickness there, the birth of two healthy daughters over a span of two years and follow-on requisite visits proved to be the norm. All of this …

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