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I am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Dustin Zimmer

By Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Dustin Zimmer A few words from a hospital corpsman, reared as a Navy brat and a combat veteran with a Purple Heart. Navy Medicine has taken me to eight different countries, three different combat zones, and two hospitals around the world. It has molded me into the man I am today. I’m a native of Lemoore, …

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My name is Erick Brendon: I am Navy Medicine

By Erick Brendon I’m from Simi Valley, California. I graduated from Simi High School in 1994, and  joined the Navy shortly after. After boot camp I went to Hospital Corps School, interested in becoming an x-ray technician. I wanted to apply for  “C” school, but was convinced by my enlisted leaders to see all of medicine before making a decision. After graduating …

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I am Navy Medicine: Dr. Chase M. Watters

By Dr. Chase M. Watters, microbiologist, Naval Medical Research Unit-San Antonio   Editors note: Dr. Chase M. Watters is currently a post-doctoral fellow microbiologist in the Maxillofacial Injury and Disease Department at Naval Medical Research Unit, San Antonio (NAMRU-SA)  There are a bevy of influences that have nothing to do with my decision to join Navy Medicine Active Duty. It wasn’t my nautical themed …

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Meet the Scientists: Dr. Philip Vernon

Editor’s note: Article was originally posted Dec. 15, 2014 in DOD Live, official blog of Department of Defense. Meet the Scientists is an Armed with Science segment highlighting the men and women working in the government realms of science, technology, research and development.  The greatest minds working on the greatest developments of our time.  If you have someone you’d like …

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Surgeon General’s Medical Corps 144th Birthday Message – 2015

On behalf of Navy Medicine, it gives me great pleasure to humbly extend my gratitude to the men and women of our Medical Corps for 144 years of loyal and steadfast service. The Medical Corps has continued to grow in complexity and scope over the past 144 years. These medical professionals have come a long way since Mar. 3, 1871, …

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