Marines

Therapy Dogs: Meet Lucca

Lt. j.g. Brendan Finton, psychology doctoral student, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences    Dogs have held a special place in the military for years, in a variety of positions as working dogs, service dogs and therapy dogs. In military medicine, the issue of dogs is now at the forefront as it has become common practice to consider service dogs …

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SECNAV Welcomes Back Full Navy-Marine Corps Team, Reinforces Importance of Fiscal Responsibility

By Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus Oct. 16 Congress passed and the President signed legislation restoring funding for the federal government until January 15. This has been an incredibly challenging time for our Department, and I know everyone is anxious to get back to work. I want to thank our Navy and Marine Corps civilians who faced not just …

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Newsletter for Navy and Marine Corps Medicine

By Valerie A. Kremer, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs Navy Medicine is proud to present the September 2013 issue of the Navy and Marine Corps Medical News newsletter. This edition of MEDNEWS features various articles and photos highlighting the great work being done across the Navy Medicine enterprise from research and development around the world to medical …

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Message from Secretary Hagel on Suicide Prevention Month

By Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Department of Defense   The Department of Defense has no more important responsibility than supporting and protecting those who defend our country and that means we must do everything possible to prevent military suicide. As we observe Suicide Prevention Month, the entire DoD community – service members, civilians, members of our families and leaders at …

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Navy Medicine Chaplain Offers Compassion for Suicide Prevention

By Capt. Roosevelt Brown, chaplain, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery I remember my first experience of interacting with someone who was suicidal. Even though I was with my pastor, it was a scary occurrence.  I was 23 years old and I was learning to be a chaplain.  He had been called by this young man who said that …

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