I am Navy Medicine

What does Navy Medicine readiness look like? Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Ashley Raynor.

By Regena Kowitz Navy Medicine West Public Affairs When Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Ashley Raynor was headed home from work on Feb. 23, southbound on California’s Interstate 5 alongside the Pacific Ocean, the last thing she expected was to be one of the first people to arrive at the scene of an accident. When traffic came to a sudden halt, …

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The deadliest catch: A surgeon’s journey from fisheries to the U.S. Navy

By André B. Sobocinski Historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery It had been a typical day aboard USS Bataan (LHD-5) when word rang out that casualties were inbound via MV-22. Fleet Surgical Team (FST) No. 6, an 18-member mobile augmented readiness unit comprised of surgeons, trauma and ICU nurses, medical techs, a family doc and a psychiatrist, collectively …

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I Am Navy Medicine: Cmdr. Leslie Kindling

I’m a native of Erie, Pennsylvania and have always been interested in the military and in aviation. I started my undergraduate studies at Case Western Reserve University in mechanical and aerospace engineering, and quickly switched to biomedical engineering when I realized I could study how the body moves. This is something that fascinated me as an athlete.  In graduate school …

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I am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Maya G. Francis

Editors Note: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Maya G. Francis has since transferred to 2nd Dental Battalion Camp Lejeune North Carolina I grew up in Mansfield, a small town in Ohio about two hours in between Cincinnati and Cleveland; it’s one of those places you love and call home, but as a teenager you can’t wait to leave. My mother, who …

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I Am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Cameron Graham

Editors Note: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Cameron Graham was named Navy Medicine’s 2016 Sailor of the Year on January 27, 2017 I joined the Navy Medicine team because many of my family members also work in the medical field, so I always knew I wanted to follow in their footsteps and help others. My family has been blessed with a wide range of medical …

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