Tag Archives: Navy Medicine

I am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Maya G. Francis

Editors Note: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Maya G. Francis has since transferred to 2nd Dental Battalion Camp Lejeune North Carolina I grew up in Mansfield, a small town in Ohio about two hours in between Cincinnati and Cleveland; it’s one of those places you love and call home, but as a teenager you can’t wait to leave. My mother, who …

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Five Facts about African-Americans in Navy Medicine

By Andre Sobocinski, Historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery African-Americans were among the first Sailors to serve as loblolly boys (precursors of today’s hospital corpsmen). Among these first medical Sailors was Joseph Anderson, a 16-year-old loblolly boy who served aboard the schooner USS Eagle in 1800.   On  July 26, 1943 the first class of African-Americans entered Hospital …

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Hospital Corps Education and Training Leads to Life-Saving Results

By Petty Officer 1st Class Jacquelyn D. Childs, Navy Medicine Education and Training Command public affairs The Navy’s enlisted medical personnel are widely sought out in the Navy by non-medical personnel as well as doctors and nurses for their expert helping hands. In the Marine Corps, the “doc,” as they refer to their medical technician, is so highly revered, most Marines …

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Linking Research with Military Women’s Health and Wellbeing

By Capt. Jaqueline D. Rychnovsky, NC, USN, commanding officer, Naval Medical Research Center SILVER SPRING, Md. – The number of women in the military has steadily increased over the years, and in January of this year, Congress mandated that military women be afforded the same opportunities for combat assignment as men. As a result, women could be serving in some …

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Navy Medicine is Prepared to Care for Women at Sea

By Lt. Hope Nicole Blythe Moore, General Medical Officer, Surface Warfare Medical Institute At the Surface Warfare Medical Institute (SWMI) in San Diego, California, we do our part to help Navy Medicine increase awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among our female Sailors serving on Navy ships. Female Sailors underway or in port …

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