Tag Archives: #NavyMedicine

Navy Surgeon General testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations

Editor’s note: Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, provided the following opening remarks to the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense, during a hearing April 3 on the Fiscal Year 2020 budget request for the Defense Health Program. Remarks as prepared by Vice Adm. Forrest Faison. Chairman Shelby, Vice Chairman Durbin, distinguished members …

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A Navy Nurse’s Reflections on Pacific Partnership 2018

By Lt. j.g. Natalie Spritzer Lt. j.g. Spritzer is a Staff Nurse on an Inpatient Cardiac Care Unit at Naval Medical Center San Diego. She has served as a Staff Nurse aboard the USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) for Pacific Partnership 2018.  Lt j.g. Spritzer is also board certified in Pediatric Nursing. Selfies are sometimes considered vain or whimsical. Still, they …

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Global Health Engagement in action: Trinidad and Tobago

By Lt. David Cruz, NEPMU 5 Lt. David Cruz is a United States Navy Environmental Health Officer with Navy Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit 5 and an Associate in the Global Health Specialist Program. Each year, U.S. Navy personnel deploy to Partner Nations (PNs) in the Caribbean including Central and South America as part of Southern Partnership Station (SPS) to strengthen …

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The story of Sgt. Schmid and Navy Medicine’s rehabilitation of the blind in World War II

By André B. Sobocinski Historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery For thousands of World War II veterans wounded during the conflict, the war’s end was only the beginning of a long and trying road to recovery. Al Schmid was one of these veterans. The 22-year old Marine from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, had served at Guadalcanal when fighting was at …

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A Navy Nurse Remembers President George H.W. Bush

  By Capt. Joan Huber (Ret.), Nurse Corps, USN Editor’s note: President George H.W. Bush’s passing on November 30, 2018, gives us a reason to a pause and look back at the life and legacy of a leader who served with honor, kindness, and integrity.  President Bush was a former naval aviator and combat veteran who never forgot his ties …

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