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I Am Navy Medicine, and Command Managed Equal Opportunity Program Manager – Lt. Shanece Washington

Lt. Shanece Washington, Navy Medical Service Corps officer and Occupational Audiologist, Regional Hearing Conservation Program Manager, and Command Managed Equal Opportunity Program Manager at Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton. (Official Navy photo by Mass Communication 3rd Class Meagan Christoph, NMRTC Bremerton public affairs). By Douglas Stutz, Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Bremerton “I am Lt. Shanece Washington, …

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The Navy’s Fight against Scurvy

By André B. Sobocinski, Historian, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Scurvy patient, ca 1842. Courtesy of the National Library of Medicine Few diseases have been more synonymous with sailors than scurvy.   From the dawn of time scurvy has been described as the “Black Death of the sea,” and was once even as deadly as smallpox. Yet years after the British …

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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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I Am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Brandon Vargo

With a career expanding 18 years, Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Brandon Vargo, From Cass City, Mich., now serves as Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton’s leading petty officer for the hospital’s career counseling team. In that 18 years the Cass City High School and Craven Community College graduate has spent 15 of them in Navy Medicine. “I came …

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I Am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Harold Dexter

Not every Sailor’s journey from being a civilian to the world of Navy Medicine is a designed, straightforward destination. There are some Sailors who join the Navy with a different path in mind but eventually find their calling to help support mission readiness and an operationally ready force. “My military career began pretty rough,” said Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Harold …

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