Sailors

Veterans Day 2015: Honoring Those Who Served

Today, we celebrate Veterans Day and I would like to take a few moments to discuss the significance and history behind what we have come to know as”Veterans Day”. World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles …

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#240NavyBday: Navy Medicine Reserves Celebrate 100 Years of Readiness

By Capt. Patricia K. McCafferty, executive officer, Operation Health Support Unit For 100 years, Navy Medicine Reservists have supported Sailors and Marines.Today, the Navy Medicine Reserve supports the entire U.S. Navy as it celebrates 240 years of naval presence around the globe, around the clock. Trained and ready, Navy Medicine Reservists have been mobilized in times of crisis, whether it’s …

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October 13, 1775: A Reason for Navy Medicine to Celebrate

By André B. Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery On October 13, 1775 the Continental Navy was born. Aboard the first ships of the tiny Continental fleet were the seeds of today’s Navy Medicine—the sickbays and cockpits where ship surgeons, surgeon’s mates practiced their healing craft with the aid of loblolly boys. Over the last 240 years …

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Home Health – Unique to Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay

By Lt. Cmdr. Janice White, NC Working in the Military Health system can provide opportunities to see the world and work in areas not common to civilian counterparts. However, one aspect of working at U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay (USNH GTMO), on an isolated base on the coast of mainland Cuba, gives Navy Nurses and Hospital Corpsman the opportunity to provide …

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Navy Medicine discusses new Medical Career Opportunity for Enlisted Sailors

Following the Navy’s recent announcement about the new Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program (EMDP2), the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) public affairs office met with Lt. Cmdr. Jami Peterson, EMDP2 selection board president, to find out more information about the new program available to enlisted Sailors. Q:  What is EMDP2? A: EMDP2 is a medical school preparatory program …

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