Navy Medicine Features

Every Hospital Corpsman Serving Today is the History of the Hospital Corps

By Master Chief Hospital Corpsman (SS/SW/FMF) Brad McIntire, deputy director, Hospital Corps It is easy for me to stand here and rattle off the MoH’s, Navy Crosses, Silver Stars, Purple Hearts….ships, clinics, Hospitals, buildings named after Hospital Corpsmen. The sacrifices Hospital Corpsman have made serving, not only their country in general,  but in most cases the direct action of coming to …

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I am Navy Medicine: Hospitalman Teresa Alexandria Perkins

By Hospitalman Teresa Alexandria Perkins, Naval Hospital Bremerton I’m a radiologic technologist and proud to be Naval Hospital Bremerton’s 2014 Blue Jacket of the Year. It’s an honor to represent my leadership and the hospital. I’m from Brentwood, Calif., graduating from Heritage High School in 2008. I joined the Navy two years later to explore new opportunities and serve my country. …

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In the Shadows of Revolt: Hungarian Relief, the U.S. Navy and Humanitarian Assistance in the Cold War Pt. II

By André B. Sobocinski, BUMED Historian “Today will be remembered as a day of tears for the 1,750 Hungarian Refugees who came aboard the Eltinge this A.M. The tears were for thankfulness not regret.  They were shared by the men of the U.S. Navy participating in this special mission ordered by President Eisenhower” ~ The official account of USNS Leroy …

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In the Shadows of Revolt: Hungarian Relief, the U.S. Navy and Humanitarian Assistance during the Cold War Part I

By André B. Sobocinski, BUMED Historian  “I urge in the name of humanity and in the cause of peace that the Soviet Union take action to withdraw forces from Hungary immediately and to permit the Hungarian people to enjoy and exercise … human rights and fundamental freedoms.” ~President Dwight D. Eisenhower, November 1956 *** Fifty nine years ago, Lt. Betty …

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I am Navy Medicine: Capt. Judith Epstein

By Capt. Judith Epstein, MC, Clinical Director of the Malaria Vaccine Program at Naval Medical Research Command  Editor’s Note. As Clinical Director of the Malaria Vaccine Program at Naval Medical Research Command (NMRC), Capt. Judith Epstein, MC,  has been leading the Navy’s effort to eradicate a disease that annually endangers half the world’s population.  Dr. Epstein’s journey to the world of clinical …

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