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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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San Antonio Lab Technology Supports Navy Dentistry

Cmdr. David Leal, head, Biomaterial and Environmental Surveillance Team, Naval Medical Research Unit- San Antonio Our group, at Naval Medical Research Unit in San Antonio, conducts research, development, testing and evaluation of biomaterials used in medicine and dentistry. As the lead agent for mercury abatement in naval dental treatment facilities, we are responsible for the development and testing of systems …

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Corpsman with 9th Marine Regiment recognized for actions in Helmand province

By Cpl. Cody Haas, Regional Command Southwest PATROL BASE BOLDAK, Afghanistan-If a Marine is seriously injured during a patrol, having a skilled Navy corpsman on the scene can mean the difference between life and death. Seaman Jacob M. Schlauder, a corpsman with 3rd Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal …

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Happy 143rd Birthday to the Navy Medical Corps

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 Medical Corps as they celebrate 143 years of dedicated service March 3. The Medical Corps has come a long way since 1871 when the 41st Congress …

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Dental Staff Teach Children How to Keep their Smiles Forever

By Heidi Linscott, Naval Health Clinic Quantico Public Affairs Staff members from the Naval Health Clinic Quantico, Dental Department took part in National Children’s Dental Health Month by teaching children from Ashurst and Russell Elementary Schools at Marine Corps Base, Quantico VA., and the importance of Dental Health during February. Lt. Cmdr. Nikole Williams, a dentist with the Washington Navy …

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