Navy Medicine Features

I am Navy Medicine, Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Ronald Laganzon

My name is Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Ronald Laganzon. I often tell people “I may have only been active duty for 17 years, but I’ve been in the Navy my whole life.” My interest in the Navy began at an early age, because I was born at Naval Hospital Subic Bay and my mother and grandfather served. My mother served …

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The story of Sgt. Schmid and Navy Medicine’s rehabilitation of the blind in World War II

By André B. Sobocinski Historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery For thousands of World War II veterans wounded during the conflict, the war’s end was only the beginning of a long and trying road to recovery. Al Schmid was one of these veterans. The 22-year old Marine from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, had served at Guadalcanal when fighting was at …

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FIVE NAVY MEDICINE MOMENTS IN DECEMBER 2018 [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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Navy Medicine’s Top 10 Blogs from 2018

Editor’s Note: Can you believe 2018 is almost over? We can’t either! Here’s a look back at some of the highlights from our blog this year.      1. A Look Inside: Navy Medicine’s Texas Research Lab, Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio   In May 2009, the Navy consolidated several laboratory detachments into Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio …

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A Navy Nurse Remembers President George H.W. Bush

  By Capt. Joan Huber (Ret.), Nurse Corps, USN Editor’s note: President George H.W. Bush’s passing on November 30, 2018, gives us a reason to a pause and look back at the life and legacy of a leader who served with honor, kindness, and integrity.  President Bush was a former naval aviator and combat veteran who never forgot his ties …

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