Navy History

Fall 2012 edition of “The Grog”

By André B. Sobocinski, historian and publications manager, Office of Medical History, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery It is with great pleasure that we present to you the fall 2012 edition of THE GROG. In our attempt to meet our standards of variety, we offer you original articles on: Mr. Roosevelt and the Origin of the PRT, Corpsmen of …

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Navy Medicine at Pearl Harbor (Dec. 7, 1941)

By Andre B. Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Dec. 7, 1941 still represents the U.S. Navy’s greatest disaster. In just over two hours, much of the Pacific Fleet had been destroyed or seriously damaged. Even before the last Japanese aircraft had disappeared over the horizon, the pride of the U.S. fleet—seven battleships that once projected U.S. …

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Navy Medicine Headquarters Moves to Falls Church,Va.

  By Shoshona Pilip-Florea, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, the flagship command for all of Navy and Marine Corps medicine, started relocating its staff May 30 from Washington, D.C., to Falls Church, Va., as part of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Act of 2005. Vice Adm. Matt L. …

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BUMED’s “Change of Port”

By Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan, U.S. Navy Surgeon General Shipmates and Colleagues, There is something I want to convey to all of you that I believe is of the upmost importance, particularly after taking part in the wonderful “Change of Port” ceremony here on the BUMED compound last week. Thank you again for all those who helped plan the event …

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When is Navy Medicine’s Birthday? Or Birthdays?

By André B. Sobocinski, historian with the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery and editor of The Grog, A Journal of Navy Medical Heritage and Culture.  Anyone who has served in the U.S. Navy can tell you that heritage and tradition are of utmost importance to this service—especially when it offers the opportunity to serve a ceremonial dessert.  Navy …

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