Tag Archives: Navy

Medical Service Corps Birthday Message 2015

  On behalf of Navy Medicine, I would like to honor the loyalty and dedication of the Medical Service Corps as you celebrate 68 years of exceptional service to our Nation and our Navy. Following its inception in 1947, the men and women of our Medical Service Corps have continuously served our global force of Sailors and Marines in times …

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Preventive Health Equals War Fighter Readiness

By Capt. Eric R. Hoffman, MSC, executive officer, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center When I entered my PhD program in medical entomology, I had absolutely no idea where the journey would eventually take me.  Fast-forward 20 years later as executive officer for the Navy’s definitive public health resource; I can say without hesitation that public health is more …

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Swimming with Sharks: Navy Physician Remembers the Indianapolis Disaster Part II

By Capt. Lewis Haynes (1912-2001)  Editor’s Note. Any “Jaws” fan can tell you that the U.S. Navy has its own unique history with sharks. In what is known in movie parlance as simply the “Indianapolis scene,” fisherman Sam Quint (Robert Shaw) tells Brody (Roy Scheider) and Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) a horrifying shark tale of the crew of USS Indianapolis, a Navy …

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Swimming with Sharks: Navy Physician Remembers the Indianapolis Disaster Part I

By Capt. Lewis Haynes (1912-2001) Editor’s Note. July 30, 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of a harrowing event in naval history. On July 30, 1945, USS Indianapolis (CA-35) was returning from a secret mission (transporting the atomic bomb) to Tinian Island when it was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine and sank into the Philippine Sea.  The survivors remained at sea for four …

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Expeditionary Medical Facility Bethesda’s Reserve Unit Conducts Training Using Army Simulators

By Cmdr. Michael Vener, naval reserve unit, Expeditionary Medical Facility Bethesda Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) Bethesda’s naval reserve unit, held a field training exercise and mass casualty drill with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania this past spring. The joint exercise called Fort Indiantown Gap Medical Exercise ( FIGMEDEX3 ) was designed to practice operating as adaptive small teams and …

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