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USNA ’15 Summer Stem Program Accepting Applications

By Lt. Teng K. Ooi, PhD, USNA/NAVAIR Reserve Program Applications for the 2015 Naval Academy Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Summer Program opened Jan. 5, 2015 at www.usna.edu/admissions/STEM. Session dates include June 1-6 for rising ninth graders; June 8-13 for rising 10th graders; and June 15-19 for rising 11th graders. The annual summer program is designed to expose young people …

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Honor Flight: WWII and Korean War Vets visit Capitol

By Lt. Norman Jacinto, Expeditionary Medical Facility Bethesda, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Recently Navy Reservists from Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) Bethesda, Detachment S, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center were “all hands on deck” welcoming to the National Capital Area, an Honor Flight of more than 200 World War II and the Korean War veterans from 127 hubs in 41 states. Much …

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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 SeaPerch Challenge Showcased in Los Angeles

 By Lt. Eric Banker, perioperative nurse and command diversity officer, Naval Medical Center San Diego I was very excited to participate in the “2013 SeaPerch Challenge” at the USS Iowa (BB-61), retired naval vessel and now a museum, in San Pedro, Calif. I was lucky enough to help comprise a group of 20 hospital corpsmen and medical Naval Officers from …

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BUMED gives back to D.C. schools

By Capt. Mae Pouget, Navy Medicine Diversity Officer As the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) prepares for base realignment and closure (BRAC), spring cleaning and equipment turn-over is being completed. Out-dated or damaged equipment is usually sent to the Defense Reutilization Marketing Services. After doing some research, Anthony Frabutt, a procurement technician at BUMED, and a member …

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