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Corpsmen: Meeting the Medical Needs of Marine Corps Embassy Security Guards

By Cmdr. Carrie Kennedy, group psychologist, Marine Corps Embassy Security Group What do you get when you distribute 1500 Marines to diplomatic posts all over the world? A serious challenge for military medicine. Marine Security Guards (MSGs) have been providing protection of classified material and our people and property at U.S. embassies and consulates all over the world since 1948. …

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Hospital Corps Director Celebrates Corps’ 116th Anniversary

By Force Master Chief Sherman Boss, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, and director, Hospital Corps It is with great pride and honor that I wish our hospital corpsmen a very Happy 116th birthday. Our history is well documented with stories of extraordinary heroism by hospital corpsmen who performed above and beyond the call of duty. The reality is …

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Navy Surgeon General Honors Hospital Corps’ 116th Birthday

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general, and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery On behalf of Navy Medicine, I extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to the Navy Hospital Corps as they celebrate 116 years of unwavering dedication and service. Since June 17, 1898, when President William McKinley signed an act of Congress, establishing …

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The MRE – A Lesson in Performance Nutrition

By Jeannette Kennedy, MS, RD, senior food technologist, Combat Rations Team, Combat Feeding Directorate (CFD), Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center (NSRDEC); and Cmdr. Connie Scott, MSC, USN, DH, Health Promotion and Wellness, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center, specialty leader, Navy Dietetics You eat them when you’re deployed or in training, and some people even claim to …

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Remembering Navy Medicine at Normandy, Seventy Years Later

By André B. Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery On Sept. 27, 2012, Dr. Lee Parker the last surviving Navy physician from the Normandy Invasion died at the age of 95.(1)  With his death the public was again reminded that Navy Medicine played an unsung role on June 6th, 1944 in what Gen. Dwight Eisenhower termed the …

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