Hospital Corps

“I am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Brittany Concepcion,” Naval Hospital Bremerton

Story by Seaman Meagan Christoph Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Brittany Concepcion receives a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal from Capt. Shannon Johnson, command officer of Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB), Dec. 13, 2019. BREMERTON, Wash— “I am Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Brittany Concepcion, assigned to Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB).” Concepcion, from Orange County, Calif., graduated from Bolsa Grande High School …

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I am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Daniel Wagner

By David Marks – Twentynine Palms, CA – December 18, 2019 Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Daniel Wagner stands in front of Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms. Mentorship is obviously good. New personnel get to learn the ropes, receive lessons learned—the easy rather than the hard way—and become more capable. There’s been less focus on the benefits of being a mentor. Hospital …

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Comfort Deployment 2019: Continuing Life Lessons

By: Hospitalman (SW) Cassandra Bonsall Hospitalman Bonsall is a Labor and Delivery Corpsman stationed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth U.S. Navy Hospitalman Cassandra Bonsall, assigned to the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), escorts a patient at a temporary medical treatment site in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Oct. 16, 2019. Comfort is working with health and government partners in Central …

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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 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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