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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Hospital Corps 121st Birthday

On behalf of the Navy Medicine family, I would like to thank the members of the Hospital Corps for their 121 years of faithful and exceptional service. You have supplied our Navy and Marine Corps team with unmatched first-rate health care that has allowed our warfighters to protect and serve our nation. We commend and celebrate the inception, accomplishments, and …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Celebrating 111 years of the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps

On behalf of Navy Medicine, congratulations to the 4,000 men and women of our Navy Nurse Corps family on your 111th anniversary. Established on May 13, 1908, Navy nurses deliver the highest standard of world-class care to our Sailors and Marines around the world in a variety of environments. As we celebrate your anniversary this year, let us all reflect …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Celebrating 148 years of the Medical Corps

It is my privilege and honor to congratulate our Navy Medical Corps on behalf of our entire Navy Medicine family, as they celebrate 148 years of service to our nation. Steadfast and reliable in service for years before its formal establishment on March 3, 1871, the Medical Corps is comprised entirely of physicians who have dedicated their lives to medicine …

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Navy Medicine’s Top 10 Blogs from 2018

Editor’s Note: Can you believe 2018 is almost over? We can’t either! Here’s a look back at some of the highlights from our blog this year.      1. A Look Inside: Navy Medicine’s Texas Research Lab, Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio   In May 2009, the Navy consolidated several laboratory detachments into Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio …

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A Hero of the Bloody Nose Ridge: The Story of Pharmacist’s Mate Third Class Joe Marquez and the Fight for Peleliu

By André B. Sobocinski, Historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery *** On the morning of September 15, 1944, the 1st Marine Division began their assault on a tiny coral island in the Central Pacific called Peleliu. For Pharmacist’s Mate Third Class Eleuterio “Joe” Marquez[1] this would be a baptism of fire. The 19-year old Los Angeles native had …

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