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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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Military Family Month: Get to know your Ombudsman

November is Military Family Month and Navy Medicine values the critical role our families play in ensuring the readiness of Sailors and Marines. The support they provide and the daily sacrifices they make are a testament to their selflessness and the commitment to our service members. Our families are an essential component to the success our world-wide mission. We are …

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I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Danielle Berkowitz, voyage on USNS Mercy

The day I reported to the Mercy it was freezing cold for San Diego standards and pouring rain. With two sea bags, my uniforms and my backpack, I sloshed through a torrential downpour. A petty officer I had never met offered me help, as would be common in the months to come. As I walked across the brow, my lack …

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Veterans Day 2015: Honoring Those Who Served

Today, we celebrate Veterans Day and I would like to take a few moments to discuss the significance and history behind what we have come to know as”Veterans Day”. World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles …

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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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