Hospital Corps

Hospitalman John E. Kilmer Remembered

By Larry Coffey, Navy Medicine Education and Training Command public affairs officer  As the Navy Medicine Education and Training Command public affairs officer and a retired Navy journalist, I cover a plethora of Navy events in the San Antonio area. This past summer I attended a graveside memorial service just outside San Antonio honoring Medal of Honor Recipient Hospitalman John E. …

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Hospital Corps’ Top Doc

31st Marine Expeditionary Unit Story by Lance Cpl. Tyler Ngiraswei CAMP HANSEN, Japan – There were an estimated five thousand casualties suffered during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, and independent duty corpsmen did their best to prevent the deaths of those injured. Petty Officer 1st Class Wilson Rodriguez, Jr., now an IDC himself, served as a hospital corpsman on …

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I ‘m proud to be an Independent Duty Corpsman

By Chief Hospital Corpsman  (EXW) Travis Harmon, Navy Medicine Education & Training Command I say “We”, however, this is my own perspective of what an IDC is. IDCs are a small community of highly skilled medical practitioners trained to operate in the most arduous environments. On any given day we are solely responsible for the health and well being of …

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A Corpsman Family (Home) Delivery

By Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Chad Belmont My wife Brittany and I had planed to welcome our new born at home with the assistance of a mid-wife, but when our baby decided to arrive earlier than anticipated, I knew what to do; don’t panic, stay focused and rely on my training. And so this past summer I had the good fortune …

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Undermanned but not Overwhelmed, Corpsman Overcomes

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Kimberly Huidor Naval Hospital Bremerton’s Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Kimberly Huidor took part in Joint Field Exercise (JFE) with the Army National Guard’s Officer Candidate Program and 196th Regiment at the historical U.S. Army outpost of Fort Meade, South Dakota. Huidor was assigned to one of the four, 4-member corpsmen teams sent to the Black Hills …

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