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#240NavyBday: Navy Medicine Reserves Celebrate 100 Years of Readiness

By Capt. Patricia K. McCafferty, executive officer, Operation Health Support Unit For 100 years, Navy Medicine Reservists have supported Sailors and Marines.Today, the Navy Medicine Reserve supports the entire U.S. Navy as it celebrates 240 years of naval presence around the globe, around the clock. Trained and ready, Navy Medicine Reservists have been mobilized in times of crisis, whether it’s …

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October 13, 1775: A Reason for Navy Medicine to Celebrate

By André B. Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery On October 13, 1775 the Continental Navy was born. Aboard the first ships of the tiny Continental fleet were the seeds of today’s Navy Medicine—the sickbays and cockpits where ship surgeons, surgeon’s mates practiced their healing craft with the aid of loblolly boys. Over the last 240 years …

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