Tag Archives: Marines

A few words with BUMED’s 2015 Senior Sailor of the Year: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (FMF) Alexander Burkhart

By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs Editor’s note: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (FMF) Alexander Burkhart was recognized as Bureau of Medicine and Surgery’s 2015 Senior Sailor of the Year (SSOY) by Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, Navy surgeon general and chief, BUMED November 3. The Sailor of the Year program was established in …

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In Honor of the Marine Corps Birthday: I am Navy Medicine – Hospital Corspman 2nd Class James Louck

 On the U.S. Marine Corps’ birthday, Nov. 10, 1775, we also recognize those of Navy Medicine’s Hospital Corps who have fought and served side-by-side with their ‘Devil Dogs.’ Wherever there are Marines, a Hospital Corpsman is there. From the hardscrabble, back-of-beyond Combat Outpost Shir Ghazay in Helmand Province, Afghanistan to the key logistical hub Manas Airbase, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, wherever his …

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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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Take Control: Suicide Awareness

Dr. Kirsten Pollick, mental health department head, Naval Hospital Jacksonville In recognition of Suicide Awareness Month, it is imperative that we raise awareness of suicide, the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S.—according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Suicide is a complex behavioral response to stress, illness, isolation and substance abuse. A combination of individual, relational, …

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Stress Is Your Body’s Reaction to a Stimulus

By Cmdr. John Brooks, M.D., Lovell Federal Health Care Center Stress is simply your body’s reaction to a stimulus and it is present in our everyday lives. The stimulus can be an event that is either good or bad; it can be real or perceived; and it can range in severity from mild to major or even traumatic. Stress is …

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