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Navy Hospital Corps Birthday Message 2015

On behalf of Navy Medicine, I extend my sincerest thanks and appreciation to the Navy Hospital Corps commemorating 117 years of faithful and committed service. President William McKinley signed an act of Congress in 1898 establishing the Hospital Corps. Since the first 25 apothecaries were appointed by the secretary of the Navy, the Hospital Corps has grown immeasurably in size …

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I am Navy Medicine: Hospitalman Teresa Alexandria Perkins

By Hospitalman Teresa Alexandria Perkins, Naval Hospital Bremerton I’m a radiologic technologist and proud to be Naval Hospital Bremerton’s 2014 Blue Jacket of the Year. It’s an honor to represent my leadership and the hospital. I’m from Brentwood, Calif., graduating from Heritage High School in 2008. I joined the Navy two years later to explore new opportunities and serve my country. …

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I am Navy Medicine: Cmdr. Typhanie Kinder, MD

By Cmdr. Typhanie Kinder, MD,  Director of Naval Medical Modeling and Simulation Training, Navy Medicine Education Training Command Words that ring so poignant; The year is 1976. It is a moment in time that I will forever remember. A five year old girl looked up at the Dad she adored to hear him say, “Women can go to the Academies now.”  Now, …

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I am Navy Medicine: Sally J. Vickers

By Sally J. Vickers A few words from a Navy Medicine Public Health Educator: My career with Navy Medicine began in 1995 and it has been much more rewarding and exciting than I ever could have imagined. With a BS in Food Science and Nutrition and an MS in Community Health Education, as a Certified Health Education Specialist I was initially …

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Surgeon General’s Navy Nurse Corps Birthday Message 2015

 By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan On behalf of Navy Medicine, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Navy Nurse Corps on their birthday, celebrating 107 years of unwavering commitment and service to our Navy, Marine Corps, and Nation. President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Naval Appropriations Bill establishing the Nurse Corps as a necessary and unique …

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