Leadership

A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Celebrating 111 years of the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps

On behalf of Navy Medicine, congratulations to the 4,000 men and women of our Navy Nurse Corps family on your 111th anniversary. Established on May 13, 1908, Navy nurses deliver the highest standard of world-class care to our Sailors and Marines around the world in a variety of environments. As we celebrate your anniversary this year, let us all reflect …

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Navy Surgeon General testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations

Editor’s note: Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, provided the following opening remarks to the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense, during a hearing April 3 on the Fiscal Year 2020 budget request for the Defense Health Program. Remarks as prepared by Vice Adm. Forrest Faison. Chairman Shelby, Vice Chairman Durbin, distinguished members …

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Apollo Swap: One of Navy Medicine’s Favorite Furry Shipmates

The photos below showcase Rear Adm. Anne Swap, Navy Medicine East (NME) commander, and  her certified service dog Apollo Swap, who also works as a facility dog for NME.  Apollo regularly greets patients and staff at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP), bringing a smile to everyone he meets. Navy Medicine East oversees the delivery of medical, dental and other health care …

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Vice Adm. Forrest Faison Meets with Staff at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, made his way to Bethesda, MD, March 7, 2019, to visit Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC). Faison last visited WRNMMC in January of 2018 to discuss the importance of readiness across Navy Medicine. The following photos reflect his most recent visit in …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Celebrating 148 years of the Medical Corps

It is my privilege and honor to congratulate our Navy Medical Corps on behalf of our entire Navy Medicine family, as they celebrate 148 years of service to our nation. Steadfast and reliable in service for years before its formal establishment on March 3, 1871, the Medical Corps is comprised entirely of physicians who have dedicated their lives to medicine …

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