Navy Medicine Features

Remembering Navy Medicine in the Balkan Crisis

By Rear Adm. James A. Johnson, Jr., Medical Corps, U.S. Navy, Retired Editor’s Note.   In the years following Josip Tito’s[i] death the tenuous confederation of states known as the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia disintegrated under the strain of ethnic nationalism.  Serbs, Croats, and Slovenians—Catholics, Orthodox Christians and Muslims— each fought to establish their own geographic borders based on their …

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FIVE NAVY MEDICINE MOMENTS IN MARCH 2019 [PHOTOS]

Every day, more than 63,000 Navy Medicine personnel are operating forward around the world, providing agile and rapid health care support to the Navy and Marine Corps. Saving lives wherever our forces operate is what we do, be it above the sea, on the sea, below the sea or on the battlefield. The following photos depict important events and our …

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I am Navy Medicine, Lt. Cmdr. Akinwale ‘Wale’ Onamade

  My 21 year journey with Navy Medicine has been a wonderful experience from boot camp to officer candidate school.  I’ve made life long friends along the way that I have mentored and vice versa. I have had numerous opportunities to serve and continue to serve in various Navy leadership positions, which has made the ride well worth it and …

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A Hero’s Image: Dr. Al Mateczun and the Medal of Honor Photograph

By André B. Sobocinski Historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Before his career in the Navy, retired captain Dr. Al Mateczun, MC, graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1964. After pilot training and reconnaissance school at Shaw AFB, tours in France and Idaho, he deployed to Tan Son Nhut AB, Vietnam where he flew 200 missions …

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Apollo Swap: One of Navy Medicine’s Favorite Furry Shipmates

The photos below showcase Rear Adm. Anne Swap, Navy Medicine East (NME) commander, and  her certified service dog Apollo Swap, who also works as a facility dog for NME.  Apollo regularly greets patients and staff at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP), bringing a smile to everyone he meets. Navy Medicine East oversees the delivery of medical, dental and other health care …

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