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A Message from new Navy Surgeon General Rear Adm. Gillingham

I am honored and privileged to serve as your 39th Surgeon General of the Navy. Below you will see an outline of my priorities, and the course that we will sail together. Take a moment to review and discuss this information with your Shipmates, reflecting on how YOUR actions contribute to maritime superiority. As a high reliability organization, your active …

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A Rewarding Path to Global Health Engagement

By Lt. Cmdr. Arcelia Wicker, MSC, deputy director, Navy Medicine Office of Global Health Engagement Recently, while flying over the Pacific to Papua New Guinea to help lay the groundwork for a global health engagement project, I reflected on my 18-year career in the Navy, starting as a steam engineer onboard a dock landing ship and then as a fire …

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Knowledge Alone is not enough, but it’s a Good Place to Start

by Capt. Tony Griffay, M.D., MC Nothing seems to bring complex issues into focus better than organizing them on paper. Okay, on a computer screen, but you get my point. So join me as I describe my past two years of education and training as a global health and disaster preparedness fellow, which included courses ranging from the basic introduction …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Happy Thanksgiving

by Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Shipmates, I wish to take this opportunity to personally thank you for all of your hard work in support of Navy Medicine and the Nation. Thanksgiving is a longstanding American tradition, which dates back to 1621 where colonists in New England held a feast to …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Readiness, Health and Partnerships

By Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general Shipmates, Navy Medicine is dedicated to the best readiness and health in the world and it is our mission to keep Sailors, Marines and their family ready, healthy and on the job. As your 38th Navy surgeon general, I understand the significance of quality care and the increasing role patients play in …

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