Hospital Corps

Corpsmen: Meeting the Medical Needs of Marine Corps Embassy Security Guards

By Cmdr. Carrie Kennedy, group psychologist, Marine Corps Embassy Security Group What do you get when you distribute 1500 Marines to diplomatic posts all over the world? A serious challenge for military medicine. Marine Security Guards (MSGs) have been providing protection of classified material and our people and property at U.S. embassies and consulates all over the world since 1948. …

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Hospital Corps Director Celebrates Corps’ 116th Anniversary

By Force Master Chief Sherman Boss, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, and director, Hospital Corps It is with great pride and honor that I wish our hospital corpsmen a very Happy 116th birthday. Our history is well documented with stories of extraordinary heroism by hospital corpsmen who performed above and beyond the call of duty. The reality is …

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Navy Surgeon General Honors Hospital Corps’ 116th Birthday

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general, and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery On behalf of Navy Medicine, I extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to the Navy Hospital Corps as they celebrate 116 years of unwavering dedication and service. Since June 17, 1898, when President William McKinley signed an act of Congress, establishing …

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Navy Corpsmen Honored as ‘Angels ‘ for an Evening

By Lisa Johnson Five medics, corpsmen and pararescuemen were honored at this year’s Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) ‘Angels of the Battlefield’ gala in Washington, D.C. on March 26. Hospital Corpsman First Class Kevin Toland, a 32-year-old Fleet Marine Force corpsman from Atlanta, Ga., and 26-year-old Hospital Corpsman Second Class Michael Marchante, of Murrieta, Calif., were two of the five ASYMC …

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Naval Hospital Pensacola Corpsman Awarded Silver Star

By Jason J. Bortz Naval Hospital Pensacola Public Affairs “I didn’t think, I just reacted,” said HM3 Zackery Penner, a corpsman with Naval Hospital Pensacola, when recalling the events of June 22 and 23, 2012, while serving with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marines in Afghanistan. For his actions on those two days, Penner was awarded the Silver Star, the …

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