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Remembering the “33”: Looking Back at Navy Cross Corpsmen of Vietnam

By André B. Sobocinski, Historian, BUMED Petty Officer Third Class William Barber deployed to Vietnam in June 1968, a little less than two years after enlisting in the Navy.  When arriving in theater he was assigned to India Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division.  Months into his deployment, his unit was tasked with securing an abandoned landing zone …

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Profiles in Medical Power – HM2 A. Joseph Brown

HM2 (SW) A. Joseph Brown USS Cole (DDG 67) General Duty Corpsman PEOPLE HM2 Brown completed Corpsman A School in San Antonio Texas where he learned about prevention and treatment of disease, disability and injury using preventive medicine and public health procedures and practices. He is trained in medical record keeping, supervising shipboard environmental sanitation and preventive medicine programs as …

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Navy Medicine Mobilizes New Platforms in the whole-of-nation fight against COVID-19

By André B. Sobocinski, BUMED Communications *** On July 20, 2020, Navy medical providers were mobilized to Texas as part of U.S. Northern Command’s pandemic response in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s request for Defense Support to Civil Authorities. This deployment marked the first use of the newly established Acute Care Team and Rapid Rural Response Team medical …

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Is Antibacterial Soap and Hand Sanitizer Worth it?

Mr. Anthony J. Carotenuto The pandemic has changed our lives and forced us to consider personal hygiene more now than ever. With hand washing techniques being broadcasted through every medium, it begs the question — what is the best and most cost effective soap to buy?  According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the science does not show …

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I am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jesus Albarran

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Meagan Christoph The leading petty officer (LPO) of the Family Medicine Department at Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton, Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jesus Albarran, was named Senior Sailor of the Quarter (SSOQ) for the first quarter Jan. 24, 2020. Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jesus Albarran poses for a photo in the Navy …

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