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Flu Vaccine Helps Protect Family Members and You

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Paul Kotara II, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs FALLS CHURCH, Va. – With the flu season upon us, Navy Medicine is stressing the importance of medical readiness for Sailors, Marines and their family members this fall. Force Master Chief Hosea Smith, Hospital Corps director, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine …

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Five Things You Need to Know About the New Hospital Corps PQS

A new Navy Personnel Qualification Standards (PQS) developed by Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command (NMETLC) becomes mandatory Oct. 1 for Hospital Corps “A” School graduates assigned to a Navy military treatment facility. The new PQS is designed to provide commands a proven method for successful training that supports the commanding officer, benefits the command and guides the Sailor’s …

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I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Andrea Fluke, Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi, Integrated Medical Service Team

  CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Aug. 9, 2017) Following graduation from Mount Saint Mary’s Catholic High School in my hometown of Oklahoma City, I got a scholarship to Newman University in Wichita, Kansas where I earned my Bachelor of Science in Nursing in May 2011. Toward the end of nursing school I began considering a commission in the U.S. Navy because …

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Navy Surgeon General Travel Log: Guam and Hawaii

Shipmates, Last week, I traveled with Force Master Chief Terry Prince to Guam and Hawaii. Here are several trip highlights: On day one in Guam, I met with over a dozen ombudsmen representing several commands as an opportunity to hear directly from the families we serve. The next day, I met with Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield, commander, Joint Region Marianas …

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Navy Surgeon General Opening Remarks To Senate Appropriations Committee – Defense

Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery provided the following opening remarks to the Senate Appropriations Committee Defense subcommittee during a hearing on defense health programs and military medicine funding March 29. Chairman Cochran, Vice Chairman Durbin, distinguished members of the subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to update you on Navy Medicine. We value your important oversight …

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