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Navy Nurse Corps 106th Birthday, A week-long remembrance at Naval Hospital Bremerton

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs The Navy Nurse Corps 106th Birthday is being recognized at Naval Hospital Bremerton with a slate of week-long events that culminates with a memorial run in remembrance for one of their own before their actual birth date of May 13. The schedule commenced in earnest on May 6 with the Nurse …

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Navy Corpsmen Honored as ‘Angels ‘ for an Evening

By Lisa Johnson Five medics, corpsmen and pararescuemen were honored at this year’s Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) ‘Angels of the Battlefield’ gala in Washington, D.C. on March 26. Hospital Corpsman First Class Kevin Toland, a 32-year-old Fleet Marine Force corpsman from Atlanta, Ga., and 26-year-old Hospital Corpsman Second Class Michael Marchante, of Murrieta, Calif., were two of the five ASYMC …

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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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