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Sacrifice at Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865

By André B. Sobocinski, Navy Medicine Historian In January 1865, Union forces embarked on what was then the largest U.S.-led amphibious operation in history.  Their target was a colossal fort strategically located on a peninsula jutting from the Confederate seaport of Wilmington, N.C.  Its name was Fort Fisher. Naval Brigade attacking Fort Fisher, January 15, 1865. The operations in January …

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I am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Daniel Wagner

By David Marks – Twentynine Palms, CA – December 18, 2019 Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Daniel Wagner stands in front of Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms. Mentorship is obviously good. New personnel get to learn the ropes, receive lessons learned—the easy rather than the hard way—and become more capable. There’s been less focus on the benefits of being a mentor. Hospital …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Navy Nurse Corps 110th anniversary

On behalf of the Navy Medicine family, congratulations to the men and women of our Navy Nurse Corps on your 110th anniversary. On May 13, 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Naval Appropriations Bill that authorized the establishment of the Nurse Corps as a unique component of the Navy. Today, over 4,000 strong, Navy nurses deliver world-class care to our …

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Scientist on the Frontlines: Commander Benjamin Espinosa

Editor’s Note: A Colorado native, Cmdr. Benjamin Espinosa received his undergraduate degree at University of Colorado at Boulder, worked as an organic chemist for several years then realized he wanted to work on drug resistant tuberculosis and microbiology at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, where he received his doctorate. His work on vaccine development at Colorado State led him …

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U.S. Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery recognizes 2017 Civilians of the Year

Through a competitive process each year, the Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) selects and recognizes two civilians who have made outstanding contributions to Navy Medicine. The 2017 awardees are Dawn Androsky and Ramona Horn. Read more about Dawn and Ramona below: 2017 Senior Civilian of the Year Dawn Androsky has worked at BUMED for four years and is …

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