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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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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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