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I AM NAVY MEDICINE

A few words from a Navy corpsman Navy Medicine has taken me to eight different countries, three different combat zones, and two hospitals around the world. It has molded me into the man I am today. I am the older of two children to my parents and grew up a “Navy brat.” In my sophomore year of high school, I …

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I AM NAVY MEDICINE

A few words from a Navy Medicine corpsman: I was born on the island of Manado, Indonesia and relocated to the U.S. with the family in 1998. I have always desired to serve and give back for the opportunity I was given to live in the U.S. I initially became interested in Navy Medicine because I’ve always wanted to help as …

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I AM NAVY MEDICINE

A few words from a Navy Medicine dentist: After having grown up in the Bay Area city of San Leandro and attending Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward, I majored in molecular and cell biology at University of California, Berkeley. I became interested in joining the military when my older sister, Maggie, graduated from University of California, Davis and commissioned …

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Reflections of my Father

By Loretta L. Stein, MD I grew up inspired by my father’s genuine dedication and seemingly boundless energy for taking care of patients. I remember hearing him call his post- op patients from home at the end of the day to check on how they were feeling. I recall admiring the prominently displayed thank you cards and gifts from patients …

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A Corpsman Family (Home) Delivery

By Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Chad Belmont My wife Brittany and I had planed to welcome our new born at home with the assistance of a mid-wife, but when our baby decided to arrive earlier than anticipated, I knew what to do; don’t panic, stay focused and rely on my training. And so this past summer I had the good fortune …

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