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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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Norfolk Sailor recognized as Military Times Sailor of the Year

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Editors Note: This story was originally posted on The Flagship. By Lt. Sarah Godwin Navy Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit Two Public Affairs Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit Two (NEPMU-2) Preventive Medicine Technician Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Samuel Johnson is a 2016 recipient of the Military Times Service Member of the Year Award. In July, before Congress adjourns for its …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Be a Partner in Preventive Health

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Shipmates, Earlier this year I spoke about being a partner in your health in 2016. We’re well into the year and I think it vital to reiterate the importance of your health and overall readiness. Every day we see heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other non-communicable diseases affecting our Sailors, Marines and their families. Now more than ever, it’s critical …

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Navy Corpsman’s ‘New Normal’: Part 1


By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery public affairs Editor’s Note: Before 1990 people with disabilities could be discriminated against without legal consequences. That isn’t the case today. Today we honor the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act when our country committed itself to abolishing judgement against people undermined by injury or disease, clearing …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Keeping Sailors and Marines healthy, ready and on the job

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By Vice Adm. Forrest Faison In my first few months as Navy surgeon general, I’ve had the opportunity to get out and about and meet Sailors, Marines and the Navy Medicine professionals entrusted to care for them and their families. I am completely amazed by the people I’ve met. Our strength, as a Navy and Marine Corps team, is our …

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