Sailors

The Mosquito Fighters: A Short History of Mosquitoes in the Navy – Part 1

By Andre B. Sobocinski, historian, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Over the course of the U.S. Navy’s history the mosquito has been a constant threat whose enduring swath of destruction far extends that of the Barbary Pirates, the Imperial Japanese fleet or even German U-boats. From the Navy’s first conflict – in the so-called Quasi-War with France (1797-1801) – our small …

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Meet the Navy’s Enlisted to Medical Degree Program Inaugural Class

Editor’s Note: 2016 is the first year the Navy will participate in the Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program (EMDP2) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Science (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland. EMDP2 is a two-year program that provides an opportunity for academically-promising enlisted service members to complete preparatory coursework that will make them competitive medical school applicants. The …

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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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I am Navy Medicine: Capt. Annie Case

By Capt. Annie Case I am a Navy Nurse Corps officer, recently assigned to Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) as Quality Management Department head. On July 1, 2016, I promoted to the rank of Navy captain as a Navy Nurse Corps officer, and transferred to U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka to become director, Nursing Services. I first became interested in a career …

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Navy Chaplains team with Navy Medicine Mental Health for care and compassion

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs The five distinctive corps associated with Navy Medicine – Dental Corps, Hospital Corps, Medical Corps, Medical Service Corps, and Nurse Corps – are also supported by several other corps such as the Judge Advocate General Corps and Supply Corps. There’s also the Navy Chaplain Corps that provides distinctive assistance throughout Navy …

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