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Navy Nurse Earns Highest Possible Award

By L.A. Shively Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Public Affairs Lt. Cmdr. Deborah “Lynn” Redman’s deployment to Afghanistan landed her in prison. Not as an inmate – but as a reserve Navy nurse. On her arrival in the war-ravaged country, she realized a strong desire to help Afghan women and children through outreach missions, first from Forward Operating Base …

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Navy Corpsman Balances Family and Deployment

  Story and photos by Sgt. Jessi McCormick | 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment   After talking to a recruiter for a year, Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Johanna Ray chose to join the Navy instead of the Army because she didn’t want to get dirty.  Seven years and plenty of mud later, Ray is deployed to Multinational Base – Tarin Kot, …

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Message to Navy Medicine Civilian Staff

Navy Medicine Civilian Shipmates, I would like to take a moment to recognize the incredible work and sacrifice all of you make in support of the Navy Medicine mission. The effects of sequestration on the civilian community have been significant.  Many of you were required to endure the hardships of the Department’s planned 6-day furlough, and as the end of …

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Navy Surgeon General Honors Dental Corps’ 101st Birthday

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 officers of the U.S. Navy Dental Corps in celebration of their 101st anniversary. For more than a century, Navy dentists have demonstrated tireless dedication to our tenants …

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Navy Surgeon General Honors Medical Service Corps’ 66th Birthday

By Vice Adm. Matthew 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 Medical Service Corps as you celebrate 66 years of faithful and dedicated service. Your origins began on Aug. 4, 1947 when the Army-Navy Medical Service Corps Act was …

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