Civilians

Veterans Day 2015: Honoring Those Who Served

Today, we celebrate Veterans Day and I would like to take a few moments to discuss the significance and history behind what we have come to know as”Veterans Day”. World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles …

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I Am Navy Medicine: Lisa Fournier

When I graduated from the University of Kentucky, College of Pharmacy, I thought, “This is it!”  Finally, the exams, case studies and drug literature reviews were over. I had reached the end of a long and hard journey. Now, 28 years later, I look back at that moment and realize that was just the beginning.  When a patient asks me …

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I Am Navy Medicine: Rick Fogoros

Richard Fogoros was recently recognized as Civilian Medical Logistician/Supply Technician of the Year for a shore-based facility. He manages Naval Hospital Bremerton’s (NHB) medical-surgical central supply replenishment and linen operations and three branch health clinics – BHC Bangor, Everett and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. He also took over management duties and oversight of the entire medical warehouse operations in 2014, …

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I am Navy Medicine: Sally J. Vickers

By Sally J. Vickers A few words from a Navy Medicine Public Health Educator: My career with Navy Medicine began in 1995 and it has been much more rewarding and exciting than I ever could have imagined. With a BS in Food Science and Nutrition and an MS in Community Health Education, as a Certified Health Education Specialist I was initially …

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I am Navy Medicine: Dr. Chase M. Watters

By Dr. Chase M. Watters, microbiologist, Naval Medical Research Unit-San Antonio   Editors note: Dr. Chase M. Watters is currently a post-doctoral fellow microbiologist in the Maxillofacial Injury and Disease Department at Naval Medical Research Unit, San Antonio (NAMRU-SA)  There are a bevy of influences that have nothing to do with my decision to join Navy Medicine Active Duty. It wasn’t my nautical themed …

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