Tag Archives: USMC

I Am Navy Medicine:Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Christopher Marsh

After graduating from El Camino high school in Oceanside, California in 2004, I started college at the University of Nebraska with a major in advertising. While in college I was extremely busy taking classes, on the water polo team, and had somehow managed to start a career in advertising. My first year working in advertising felt personally and professionally unfulfilling …

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Docstar: Letter to my Former Self

By Lt. Cmdr. Jason E Smith, MD, MC Dear Jason – or Docstar, as you like be called these days – After 10 years of college, medical school, internship and flight surgeon training, you’ve finally arrived in … Yuma, Arizona. Why are you 150 miles from the ocean, and since when do Navy docs take care of Marines? Only since November 10, …

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Yoga: When Upside Down is Right Side Up

By Barbara Lyon, Naval Medical Center San Diego volunteer yoga instructor Have you ever found yourself in a position you never thought that you would be in? Twenty eight years ago I walked into a yoga studio, encouraged by my husband to give it a try.  Why would I want to try yoga?  It did not sound interesting at all.  …

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