Hospital Corpsman #ThankfulFor Small Acts of Kindness


Editor’s note: On November 26, Good Morning America featured Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (HM2) Shannon Thompson as part of its “Thankful Happens Here” series celebrating military heroes, their families and community members who made a lasting impact. Here is HM2 Thompson’s story.   I was raised to be nice to everyone. As my parents always said, […]

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A few words with BUMED’s 2015 Senior Sailor of the Year: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (FMF) Alexander Burkhart

Enduring Freedom

By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs Editor’s note: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (FMF) Alexander Burkhart was recognized as Bureau of Medicine and Surgery’s 2015 Senior Sailor of the Year (SSOY) by Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, Navy surgeon general and chief, BUMED November 3. The Sailor of the […]

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In Honor of the 240th Marine Corps Birthday: I am Navy Medicine – HM2 James Louck


 On the U.S. Marine Corps’ birthday, Nov. 10, 1775, we also recognize those of Navy Medicine’s Hospital Corps who have fought and served side-by-side with their ‘Devil Dogs.’ Wherever there are Marines, a Hospital Corpsman is there with them. From the hardscrabble, back-of-beyond Combat Outpost Shir Ghazay in Helmand Province, Afghanistan to the key logistical […]

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I am Navy Medicine: Capt. Jonathan Haun


My name is Jonathan Lee Haun. I am a captain in the Navy Dental Corps and a prosthodontist. I hail from Medford, a small town in southern Oregon. I was born in South Korea. At the age of 18 months, I was adopted by an American family. I grew up in the Oregon countryside where […]

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#240NavyBday: Navy Medicine Reserves Celebrate 100 Years of Readiness

NOSC Tampa and San Diego Sailors calibrate a ventilator at Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit, Kandahar Airfield June 25, 2015

By Capt. Patricia K. McCafferty, executive officer, Operation Health Support Unit For 100 years, Navy Medicine Reservists have supported Sailors and Marines.Today, the Navy Medicine Reserve supports the entire U.S. Navy as it celebrates 240 years of naval presence around the globe, around the clock. Trained and ready, Navy Medicine Reservists have been mobilized in […]

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