Navy Medicine Features

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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Homeward bound: A Navy physician assistant’s journey of a lifetime

U.S. Navy Lt. Sarah Browning was deployed to Afghanistan, Uruzgan Province in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from Nov. 22, 2010 to July 20, 2011. Lt. Sarah Browning, physician assistant, Naval Health Clinic Hawaii My name is Lt. Sarah Browning and I am a 44 year old Physician Assistant in the U.S. Navy. Always wanting to serve my country, I …

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The “Sacred Twenty”: The Navy’s First Nurses

By André B. Sobocinski, Navy Medicine Office of the Historian May 13th marks the 104th anniversary of the Navy Nurse Corps. On May 13, 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Naval Appropriations Bill authorizing the establishment of the Nurse Corps as a unique staff corps in the Navy.     Initially, all Nurse Corps candidates were required to travel to Washington, D.C., …

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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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