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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Dental Corps 105th Birthday

On behalf of Navy Medicine, congratulations to the men and women of our Navy Dental Corps as you celebrate your 105th anniversary. On August 22, 1912, the 62nd Congress authorized the Secretary of the Navy to appoint 30 acting assistant dental surgeons as part of the U.S. Navy Medical Department. Since then, dental officers have delivered world-class care with honor …

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I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Andrea Fluke, Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi, Integrated Medical Service Team

  CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Aug. 9, 2017) Following graduation from Mount Saint Mary’s Catholic High School in my hometown of Oklahoma City, I got a scholarship to Newman University in Wichita, Kansas where I earned my Bachelor of Science in Nursing in May 2011. Toward the end of nursing school I began considering a commission in the U.S. Navy because …

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Five Navy Medicine Moments in July 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: Medical Service Corps 70th Birthday

Shipmates: I am honored to join in the celebration of the 70th birthday of the Navy Medical Service Corps on Aug 4, 2017. From the initial establishment of the Corps onward, generations of Medical Service Corps officers have supported the Navy and Marine Corps fighting teams through decades of trials and triumph, ensuring fast and effective support even in the …

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Marking Two Decades of “Frames of Choice”

By André B. Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery This year the Navy marks an important milestone in the history of military-issue eyewear. Twenty years ago the military’s bespectacled masses were finally freed from the optical burdens of the standard issue. . The S9 (male) and S8 (female) standard issue glasses could be called something of an …

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