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I ‘m proud to be an Independent Duty Corpsman

By Chief Hospital Corpsman  (EXW) Travis Harmon, Navy Medicine Education & Training Command I say “We”, however, this is my own perspective of what an IDC is. IDCs are a small community of highly skilled medical practitioners trained to operate in the most arduous environments. On any given day we are solely responsible for the health and well being of …

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Navy Corpsman Provides Care at Misawa Airbase

From Defense Media Activity The health and wellness of service members is one of the most important aspects of daily military life. Airman 1st Class Scott Taylor takes us to Misawa Airbase’s Medical Group in Misawa, Japan to show the importance of working together. Includes sound bites from Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Patrick Daly, Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC). For more information on IDCs click here.

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Lt. Cmdr. Andy Baldwin: From Residency to Operational Medicine

By Lt. Cmdr. Andy Baldwin, Senior Medical Officer, USS Makin Island (LHD 8) Palms sweating, heart beating fast, orders in hand, I stepped onto the brow of the mighty warship. “You must be the new SMO?” remarked the Officer of the Deck, rendering a crisp salute. Returning the salute I said, “Yes, my name is Lt. Cmdr. Andy Baldwin, and I’m the …

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