Sailors

Memorial Day Message: Our American Sailor

  This blog is in honor of Memorial Day and comes from Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations.  I am re-purposing the following letter I sent to The Hill recognizing our U.S. Navy Sailors for their Memorial Day tribute. It is available online by clicking here. Shipmates, Though the U.S. Navy is made up of ships, submarines and …

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Rush relieves watch at BUMED

By André B. Sobocinski, Navy Medicine Office of the Historian With the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery’s departure from its Hilltop in Foggy Bottom this summer, we find ourselves saying good-bye to an old friend. Roland Hinton Perry’s bronze likeness of Dr. Benjamin Rush has stood watch for 108 years of Navy medical history from his limestone perch on the …

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“Q & A” for 21st Century Sailor and Marine

“Navy Medicine is in the readiness business…we must be ready the minute a warrior hits the ground, or mom heads into the labor deck. We exist to support the Fleet and the Fleet Marine Force. When the world dials 911, it is NOT to make an appointment.”  –  Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, Navy Surgeon General and Chief, Bureau of …

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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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