I am Navy Medicine

I am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Dametrius Mannings

I grew up as an Army brat. I was born in Birmingham, Alabama the second oldest of four children, and graduated from Hardin County High School in Elizabethtown, Kentucky in 1998. My junior year in high school I decided to enlist in the Army National Guard as an automated logistical specialist. I enjoyed my service to the guard so much …

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I Am Navy Medicine: Hospitalman Zachary M. Krawitz

By Hospitalman Zachary M. Krawitz, Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi I’m from San Antonio, Texas, and I graduated from East Central High School in 2013.  Although I had an opportunity to attend college with my friends, I joined the Navy instead, but I didn’t do it on a whim. Ever since I was six, I imagined wearing a Navy uniform. My …

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I am Navy Medicine Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Timothy Bielke

  Prior to joining the Navy, I had a hungry desire to serve those around me. I grew up in Bloomington, Minnesota and graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in 2007. As the oldest of six kids, caring for the needs of others just came natural for me. This desire to serve manifested while caring for my grandmother for …

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I Am Navy Medicine:Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Christopher Marsh

After graduating from El Camino high school in Oceanside, California in 2004, I started college at the University of Nebraska with a major in advertising. While in college I was extremely busy taking classes, on the water polo team, and had somehow managed to start a career in advertising. My first year working in advertising felt personally and professionally unfulfilling …

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Flight Surgeons – Making a Stressful Occupation Look Cool

By Lt. Cmdr. Shawnna Chee, PsyD, ABPP, aerospace clinical neuropsychologist, Naval Aerospace Medical Institute How can something that looks so cool possibly be so stressful? As an aerospace clinical neuropsychologist at Naval Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI) in Pensacola, Florida, nearly all pilots and air crew I see deny any kind of stress related to their jobs; or if they do mention it, …

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