Tag Archives: corpsman

I am Navy Medicine, Lt. Cmdr. Akinwale ‘Wale’ Onamade

  My 21 year journey with Navy Medicine has been a wonderful experience from boot camp to officer candidate school.  I’ve made life long friends along the way that I have mentored and vice versa. I have had numerous opportunities to serve and continue to serve in various Navy leadership positions, which has made the ride well worth it and …

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A Hero of the Bloody Nose Ridge: The Story of Pharmacist’s Mate Third Class Joe Marquez and the Fight for Peleliu

By André B. Sobocinski, Historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery *** On the morning of September 15, 1944, the 1st Marine Division began their assault on a tiny coral island in the Central Pacific called Peleliu. For Pharmacist’s Mate Third Class Eleuterio “Joe” Marquez[1] this would be a baptism of fire. The 19-year old Los Angeles native had …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Hospital Corps 120th Anniversary

On behalf of the Navy Medicine family, I would like to thank the members of the Hospital Corps as they commemorate 120 years of excellence and selfless service to our Navy, Marine Corps, and Nation. Today we celebrate the strength, valor, fidelity, and compassion of our most decorated Corps. Men and women are alive today because of the selflessness, commitment, …

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In their own words: Sailors discuss what it means to be a U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman

This Sunday, June 17, marks the one-hundred twentieth anniversary of the U.S. Navy Hospital Corps. Provisions in an act of Congress created the Hospital Corps as an organized unit of the Medical Department, and established the Hospital Steward, Hospital Apprentice First Class, Hospital Apprentice, and the warrant rank of pharmacist. Under the act, the Secretary of the Navy appointed 25 …

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Basic Life Support skills to keep the heart pumping

By Douglas H. Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Last February at Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) – under the expert tutelage of Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Dominique Chesley – I successfully completed the American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) (CPR and AED Program).     As an accredited Military Treatment Facility with qualified personnel, NHB is an American Heart …

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