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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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Navy Surgeon General Visits Gulf Coast

Shipmates, I Recently traveled to the Gulf Coast to visit Sailors, students, leaders and staff members throughout the south, Oct. 2 through Oct. 6, 2017. While visiting our clinics and hospitals, I witnessed all the hard work taking place throughout the fleet. Here are a few trip highlights: On Monday, October 2, I visited Naval Branch Health Clinic Millington in Millington, …

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Five Navy Medicine Moments in September 2017 [Photos]

Every day, more than 63,000 Navy Medicine personnel are operating forward around the world, providing agile and rapid health care support to the Navy and Marine Corps. Saving lives wherever our forces operate is what we do, be it above the sea, on the sea, below the sea or on the battlefield. The following photos depict important events and our medical professionals at work …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Professional Behavior

The following message was sent by Navy Surgeon General Vice Adm. Forrest Faison to Navy Medicine commanders world-wide. Shipmates: It has come to my attention that members of the Navy Medicine team posted highly offensive photos and videos on their personal social media pages involving newborns at our naval hospitals. This content was then shared on various platforms and has …

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