Navy Medicine Features

Navy Corpsman’s ‘New Normal’: Part 2

By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery public affairs Editor’s note: We continue our story about Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Shane Gilley’s early childhood development prior to his military service. Disabled after being involved in a motorcycle accident, Gilley continuously displays his resiliency. He recently represented ‘Team Navy’ at the 2016 Department of Defense Wounded …

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I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Cmdr. James Wiley

By Lt. Cmdr. James Wiley, reserve liaison officer, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery My name is Lt. Cmdr. James Wiley. I’m a reserve liaison officer at the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. My job as a reserve liaison officer is to ensure Navy Medicine is ready to mobilize Sailors to deploy. I believe in selfless service …

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I am Navy Medicine: Capt. Alison Eagleton

By Capt. Alison Eagleton, reserve affairs officer, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery I’m the reserve affairs officer for the Medical Corps at the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. I’m also the interim reserve affairs officer for the Nurse Corps, which means I’m responsible for 1,700 Medical Corps and Nurse Corps officers worldwide. When I started with …

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I am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Michael A. Cella

By Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Michael A. Cella,  leading petty officer, Naval Hospital Bremerton My name is Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Michael Cella. I am currently assigned to Naval Hospital Bremerton, in the family medicine department as leading petty officer (LPO) for Family Medicine Clinic Team Three. As the Family Medicine Clinic (FMC) Team Three LPO, I lead and mentor nine other Sailors …

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The Mosquito Fighters: A Short History of Mosquitoes in the Navy – Part 3

By André B. Sobocinski, historian, BUMED “Dryness, coolness, fresh air, sunshine, cleanliness of body, clothes and bedding, good food, pure water, temperance, refreshing sleep, occupation exercise, cheerfulness, and contentment of mind…” ~A Recipe for Good Health by Medical Inspector Albert Gihon, USN, 1871 For much of the nineteenth century the United States was losing a war to an overlooked threat. …

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