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Navy Corpsmen Honored as ‘Angels ‘ for an Evening

By Lisa Johnson Five medics, corpsmen and pararescuemen were honored at this year’s Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) ‘Angels of the Battlefield’ gala in Washington, D.C. on March 26. Hospital Corpsman First Class Kevin Toland, a 32-year-old Fleet Marine Force corpsman from Atlanta, Ga., and 26-year-old Hospital Corpsman Second Class Michael Marchante, of Murrieta, Calif., were two of the five ASYMC …

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Naval Hospital Pensacola Corpsman Awarded Silver Star

By Jason J. Bortz Naval Hospital Pensacola Public Affairs “I didn’t think, I just reacted,” said HM3 Zackery Penner, a corpsman with Naval Hospital Pensacola, when recalling the events of June 22 and 23, 2012, while serving with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marines in Afghanistan. For his actions on those two days, Penner was awarded the Silver Star, the …

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Navy Medicine Leadership Reaches Fleet through Social Media

Story by Lisa Johnson The director of the U.S. Navy Medical Service Corps (MSC) took time to share the latest information on the current and future state of the MSC with MSC professionals, other Sailors, Navy civilians and their families during a worldwide virtual ‘All Hands’ call March 12. Rear Adm. Terry Moulton and other members of the MSC leadership …

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Naval Hospital Bremerton Sailors Selected for Medical Commissioning Programs

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs The Navy’s Nurse Corps and Medical Service Corps gained new members courtesy of Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) as a trio of enlisted staff members were announced being selected for medical commissioning programs on Feb. 21, 2014. “Our three Sailors here have demonstrated sustained superior performance. This is a very competitive process. …

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From Arizona to Afghanistan – Naval Hospital Bremerton Corpsman a vital part of Trauma Unit

By Douglas H. Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Handling devastating injuries is part of the norm at NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit (MMU) at Kandahar Air Field (KAF), one of the busiest trauma centers in the world. Arizona native and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Kayla Blum, has been doing her share and more since arriving down range in …

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