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Navy Surgeon General Visits Chicago for DoD Warrior Games [PHOTOS]

Shipmates, Last week, I traveled west to participate in the opening ceremony of the 2017 DoD Warrior Games in Chicago, June 30 through July 2. The DoD Warrior Games are an annual event allowing wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans to compete in Paralympic-style sports including track and field, shooting, archery, swimming, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball. Here …

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Navy Surgeon General Visits Pittsburgh for Navy Week [Photos]

Shipmates, This week, I traveled northwest to participate in Navy Week Pittsburgh, June 19-20. Here are a few trip highlights: On the first day, I met with Pennsylvania Congressman Tim Murphy, also a commander in the Navy Reserve, assigned to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Murphy and I had the chance to discuss the state of Navy Medicine and …

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A Rewarding Path to Global Health Engagement

By Lt. Cmdr. Arcelia Wicker, MSC, deputy director, Navy Medicine Office of Global Health Engagement Recently, while flying over the Pacific to Papua New Guinea to help lay the groundwork for a global health engagement project, I reflected on my 18-year career in the Navy, starting as a steam engineer onboard a dock landing ship and then as a fire …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Readiness, Health and Partnerships

By Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general Shipmates, Navy Medicine is dedicated to the best readiness and health in the world and it is our mission to keep Sailors, Marines and their family ready, healthy and on the job. As your 38th Navy surgeon general, I understand the significance of quality care and the increasing role patients play in …

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The Mosquito Fighters: A Short History of Mosquitoes in the Navy – Part 3

By André B. Sobocinski, historian, BUMED “Dryness, coolness, fresh air, sunshine, cleanliness of body, clothes and bedding, good food, pure water, temperance, refreshing sleep, occupation exercise, cheerfulness, and contentment of mind…” ~A Recipe for Good Health by Medical Inspector Albert Gihon, USN, 1871 For much of the nineteenth century the United States was losing a war to an overlooked threat. …

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