Hospital Corps

I am Navy Medicine: 2015 BUMED HQ Sailor of the Year HM1 Jorge Castilleja

I was born in Baytown, Texas in 1985. I joined the Navy in 2005 because I wanted to see the world and I became a hospital corpsman because of their heritage. I am a sailor by choice, a preventive medicine technician by trade, a hospital corpsman at heart, but most importantly I am Navy Medicine. Development in the Navy is all …

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Hospital Corpsman #ThankfulFor Small Acts of Kindness

Editor’s note: On November 26, Good Morning America featured Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (HM2) Shannon Thompson as part of its “Thankful Happens Here” series celebrating military heroes, their families and community members who made a lasting impact. Here is HM2 Thompson’s story.   I was raised to be nice to everyone. As my parents always said, “kill ‘em with kindness.”  I …

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A few words with BUMED’s 2015 Senior Sailor of the Year: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (FMF) Alexander Burkhart

By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs Editor’s note: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (FMF) Alexander Burkhart was recognized as Bureau of Medicine and Surgery’s 2015 Senior Sailor of the Year (SSOY) by Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, Navy surgeon general and chief, BUMED November 3. The Sailor of the Year program was established in …

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In Honor of the Marine Corps Birthday: I am Navy Medicine – Hospital Corspman 2nd Class James Louck

 On the U.S. Marine Corps’ birthday, Nov. 10, 1775, we also recognize those of Navy Medicine’s Hospital Corps who have fought and served side-by-side with their ‘Devil Dogs.’ Wherever there are Marines, a Hospital Corpsman is there. From the hardscrabble, back-of-beyond Combat Outpost Shir Ghazay in Helmand Province, Afghanistan to the key logistical hub Manas Airbase, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, wherever his …

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Corpsman Spotlight: “Angels of the Battlefield”

Editor’s note: On the evening of November 4, the Armed Services YMCA will honor two Navy corpsmen at the 9th annual Angels of the Battlefield Gala in Washington D.C. The event honors military medics and corpsmen who have valiantly risked their lives while saving the lives of countless others. Here are their stories. Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (HM1) Wayne N. Papalski …

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