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The 39th Surgeon General of the Navy Launches Professional Reading List

Falls Church, Va.  U.S. Navy Surgeon General, Rear Adm. Bruce Gillingham, announced the launching of his professional reading list in a video released on February 27, 2020. “The reading list is comprised of books that have helped shape my perspective as I have developed as a doctor, naval officer, and leader over the course of three decades of service,” said …

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Beyond Heroism: Hospital Corpsmen and the Battle for Iwo Jima

By André B. Sobocinski, Historian, US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Arthur C. Clayton administers a blood plasma injection to a wounded Leatherneck, Feb 1945. At 0900 on February 19th, 1945, the first assault waves from the 4th and 5th Marine Divisions hit the beaches of Iwo Jima.[i]  Embedded within these units were corpsmen like Pharmacist’s Mate Second Class …

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US Navy supports infectious disease prevention in the Republic of the Marshall Islands

A team of US Navy scientists from Navy Environmental and Preventative Medicine Unit Six (NEPMU-6) traveled to Majuro and Ebeye in the Republic of the Marshall Islands in January 2020 to work with local authorities from the Ministry of Health and Human Services and other regional partners to conduct training sessions to strengthen the local government’s ability to conduct disease …

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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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