Marines

Corpsmen: Meeting the Medical Needs of Marine Corps Embassy Security Guards

By Cmdr. Carrie Kennedy, group psychologist, Marine Corps Embassy Security Group What do you get when you distribute 1500 Marines to diplomatic posts all over the world? A serious challenge for military medicine. Marine Security Guards (MSGs) have been providing protection of classified material and our people and property at U.S. embassies and consulates all over the world since 1948. …

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Promoting Sexual Health of Sailors and Marines

By Michael R. (Bob) MacDonald, MS, CHES, manager, Sexual Health and Responsibility Program, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center April is Sexual Health Month. Let’s all commit to doing one thing to help our people protect their sexual health. People in the business of keeping healthy Sailors and Marines healthy spend much time talking about tobacco, nutrition and exercise. …

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NAMRU-6 Veterinary Specialist Goes From Green to Blue

By U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. Six Public Affairs The U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. Six (NAMRU-6) is a world leader in vaccine development for protection against diseases that negatively impact the warfighting mission such as travelers’ diarrhea or malaria. One aspect of this work is the NAMRU-6 animal facility, an Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory …

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A Message from the Surgeon General: Step Up to Stop Sexual Assault

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery When we join the military, we take an oath to uphold the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Sexual assault — which has no place in the military and is a crime — erodes these core values and the trust …

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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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