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I Am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class LaToya Stephens

When I was younger I dreamed of being a Nurse. I grew up in Richmond, Virginia and graduated from John F. Kennedy School in 2004. As graduation approached I wasn’t sure what exactly I wanted to do as a nurse or in a hospital. I just knew that’s where I wanted to be, working hands on with patients. Toward the …

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I am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Keith Anthony

by Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Keith Anthony I was 16-years-old when I first had contact with a military organization. I had joined the Army JROTC at my high school. After my first day of school, I immediately went to the barbershop and got a flat top hair cut to meet regulations, and found a niche for shining my brass and squaring …

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Controlling a Formidable Adversary: Disease-Transmitting Aedes Mosquitoes

By Lt. Cmdr. James Dunford, entomologist, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Prevention of mosquito-borne diseases plays an important role in the success of military operations. Re-emerging and emerging infectious diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and Zika virus are becoming increasingly more common in the Western Hemisphere. The primary vectors implicated in the spread of these viruses, Aedes aegypti (yellow …

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I am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Dametrius Mannings

I grew up as an Army brat. I was born in Birmingham, Alabama the second oldest of four children, and graduated from Hardin County High School in Elizabethtown, Kentucky in 1998. My junior year in high school I decided to enlist in the Army National Guard as an automated logistical specialist. I enjoyed my service to the guard so much …

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I Am Navy Medicine: Hospitalman Zachary M. Krawitz

By Hospitalman Zachary M. Krawitz, Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi I’m from San Antonio, Texas, and I graduated from East Central High School in 2013.  Although I had an opportunity to attend college with my friends, I joined the Navy instead, but I didn’t do it on a whim. Ever since I was six, I imagined wearing a Navy uniform. My …

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