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Veterans Day 2015: A Thank You to our Veterans

Veterans Day: The day we come together as a nation to honor and celebrate the service and sacrifice of our Veterans.  It’s our chance to show our appreciation for the brave men and women who answered the call to defend our freedom. Veterans are our relatives, our friends, our neighbors and our co-workers. Navy Medicine would like to thank the …

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Veterans Day 2015: Honoring Those Who Served

Today, we celebrate Veterans Day and I would like to take a few moments to discuss the significance and history behind what we have come to know as”Veterans Day”. World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles …

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In Honor of the Marine Corps Birthday: I am Navy Medicine – Hospital Corspman 2nd Class James Louck

 On the U.S. Marine Corps’ birthday, Nov. 10, 1775, we also recognize those of Navy Medicine’s Hospital Corps who have fought and served side-by-side with their ‘Devil Dogs.’ Wherever there are Marines, a Hospital Corpsman is there. From the hardscrabble, back-of-beyond Combat Outpost Shir Ghazay in Helmand Province, Afghanistan to the key logistical hub Manas Airbase, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, wherever his …

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Military Family Month 2015

President Barack Obama signed a presidential proclamation declaring November as Military Family Month, Oct. 29. Established in 1993, Military Family Month is an annual occurrence, during which time the U.S. Government formally recognizes the sacrifices and commitment made by military families.  The United States is stronger and safer thanks to the millions of military family members who, in sacrificing cherished …

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#240NavyBday: Navy Medicine Reserves Celebrate 100 Years of Readiness

By Capt. Patricia K. McCafferty, executive officer, Operation Health Support Unit For 100 years, Navy Medicine Reservists have supported Sailors and Marines.Today, the Navy Medicine Reserve supports the entire U.S. Navy as it celebrates 240 years of naval presence around the globe, around the clock. Trained and ready, Navy Medicine Reservists have been mobilized in times of crisis, whether it’s …

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