U.S. Navy

Navy Medicine Units Reflect on Receiving Awards

By Chief Hospital Corpsman Carlos Romero, Naval Medical Center San Diego and Cmdr. Sean Barbabella, department head, Emergency Medicine Department, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune/ 2D Marine Division (Forward) surgeon, Afghanistan; interview by Joshua Wick, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs Editor’s note: Several Navy Medicine personnel, medical treatment facilities (MTFs), units and programs were recognized this year by the …

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Navy Surgeon General Video Message: Navy Medicine Priorities

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Folks, I have talked a lot about priorities over the last several months and have shared with you what I believe is a course charted for the success of Navy Medicine in the future.  As we move into the New Year, my goal …

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Supporting the Fleet and Marine Forces

From Navy Live Blog  Hospital Corpsmen give fellow servicemembers routine, preventive and emergency health care. They help care for their families back home. They take part in relief missions, providing aid for hurricane or earthquake victims. Whether they are working in a hospital or on a ship, at a clinic or in the field, Hospital Corpsmen are always ready to …

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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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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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