Marines

October 13, 1775: A Reason for Navy Medicine to Celebrate

By André B. Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery On October 13, 1775 the Continental Navy was born. Aboard the first ships of the tiny Continental fleet were the seeds of today’s Navy Medicine—the sickbays and cockpits where ship surgeons, surgeon’s mates practiced their healing craft with the aid of loblolly boys. Over the last 240 years …

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Warrior Games: Two Corpsmen and a Navy Doctor Pt. 2

By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Combat wounded and second year competitor retired Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class (FMF) Nate Hamilton grew up in Jamestown, Virginia and joined the Navy in 2007. After completing Field Medical Service School he served as a fleet marine force corpsman with the Marines. On Nov. 17, 2010, while conducting …

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Take Steps to Protect Yourself From the Sun

By Lt. Cmdr. Richard Langton, division officer, Occupational Health Medicine Division, Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center  Did you know men are twice as likely to die from melanoma, a form of skin cancer, as women?  Men are also much more likely than women to develop the other more common types of skin cancer—squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma. …

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Navy Medicine Personnel Spend Armed Forces Day Giving WWII “Honor Flight” Veterans a Hero’s Welcome

Editors Note: Even though Memorial Day is still a few days that didn’t stop Washington D.C. area Navy Medicine personnel from spending this past Armed Forces Day giving a hero’s welcome to WWII “Honor Flight” veterans from across America who visited our nation’s capital to visit the WWII Memorial and several others. Of special note was 91 year old retired Hospital …

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A Time of Reflection

By Capt. Rita G. Simmons, MSC, commanding officer, Naval Medical Research Unit-San Antonio Three months into the New Year and I am fast approaching the finish line of my term as Commanding Officer for the Naval Medical Research Unit -San Antonio (NAMRU-SA).  It is a time of reflection on the achievements of the command and a heralding of what’s to come …

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