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

NOSC Tampa and San Diego Sailors calibrate a ventilator at Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit, Kandahar Airfield June 25, 2015

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

battle of Fort Fisher Banner

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

Continuing Promise 2015

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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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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