Navy Medicine Features

I am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Nathan Cole

By Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (FMF) Nathan Cole I’m a native of Toomsuba, Mississippi and graduated from Northeast Lauderdale High School in 2001. Because of the lack of jobs after graduating college I joined the Navy. I had always been interested in medicine, and when I found out about the hospital corpsman rate I knew it was what I wanted …

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I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Rusty English

By Lt. M. Rustin English, MSC I remember it well; the image of the second plane hitting the World Trade Center forever changed my outlook on the world.  I had just started my first semester in Mercer’s Stetson School of Business after spending my first year Pre-med – I had realized that our medical capability had outpaced the design of our …

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Longtime Navy Medicine Historian Receives Prestigous Forrest Pogue Award

By André Sobocinski, Historian, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) Oral histories are basic tools used to capture first-hand accounts and memories of particular events, time periods, as well as personal and career experiences. For the last thirty years, Bureau of Medicine (BUMED) has operated an active oral history program designed to document Navy Medicine’s own stories for posterity. The …

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I am Navy Medicine: Hospitalman Dominique Chesley

By Hospitalman Dominique Chesley I’m a native of Wichita Falls, Texas and currently lead GYN surgical technologist in the main operating room (MOR) at Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB). After graduating from Hirschi High School in 2012, I wanted to get out of the small town I lived in and interested in Navy Medicine’s behavioral health tech program.  In the beginning of …

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I am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Dustin Zimmer

By Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Dustin Zimmer A few words from a hospital corpsman, reared as a Navy brat and a combat veteran with a Purple Heart. Navy Medicine has taken me to eight different countries, three different combat zones, and two hospitals around the world. It has molded me into the man I am today. I’m a native of Lemoore, …

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