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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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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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