Hospital Corps

Building Corpsmen Culture: The Early Years of the Hospital Corps School

By André B. Sobocinski, Historian, BUMED Students at the Hospital Corps School Newport, ca. 1914 For almost as long as there has been a Hospital Corps there has existed a school charged with imparting the values, traditions and requisite tools to prospective corpsmen.  On June 18, 1914, the Navy established the Hospital Corps School at the Naval Training Station in …

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I am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Emma Nolan

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Meagan Christoph “I am Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Emma Nolan, assigned to Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton.” Nolan, from Lowell, Ore., graduated from Lowell Junior/Senior High School in 2014 and became a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in 2017 at Pioneer Pacific College, Springfield, Ore. She joined the Navy shortly after earning her …

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I am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jesus Albarran

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Meagan Christoph The leading petty officer (LPO) of the Family Medicine Department at Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton, Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jesus Albarran, was named Senior Sailor of the Quarter (SSOQ) for the first quarter Jan. 24, 2020. Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jesus Albarran poses for a photo in the Navy …

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I Am Navy Medicine: Hospitalman Megan Schnell

Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan Riley The assistant leading petty officer of Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton’s Labor and Delivery Unit, Hospitalman Megan Schnell, was named the hospitals Blue Jacket of the Quarter (BJOQ) for the first quarter Jan. 24, 2020. “I was so surprised, and honestly in disbelief,” said Schnell. “It’s an honor to be …

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Beyond Heroism: Hospital Corpsmen and the Battle for Iwo Jima

By André B. Sobocinski, Historian, US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Arthur C. Clayton administers a blood plasma injection to a wounded Leatherneck, Feb 1945. At 0900 on February 19th, 1945, the first assault waves from the 4th and 5th Marine Divisions hit the beaches of Iwo Jima.[i]  Embedded within these units were corpsmen like Pharmacist’s Mate Second Class …

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