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The Recruit Battalion Aid Station: Ready for Whatever Comes Our Way

By Hospitalman Marshal F. Reis, 2nd Battalion Aid Station, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. I arrive at the 2nd Battalion Aid Station (BAS), Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD)Parris Island, S.C., at 6:15 a.m. every morning, Monday through Friday, to begin my day. Injured and ill recruits from the 2nd Recruit Training Battalion start arriving 15 minutes later for …

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NH Jacksonville Designated a Baby Friendly Medical Center

By Capt. Lynn Welling, commanding officer, Naval Hospital Jacksonville On Oct. 13, together with a representative for Florida Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll and the chair of the Northeast Florida Breastfeeding Collaborative, we announced Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Fla. was designated as a “Baby Friendly” hospital by Baby Friendly USA, a global initiative sponsored by the World Health Organization and United Nations Children’s …

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Lt. Cmdr. Andy Baldwin Highlights His Medical Mission in Kenya (Part 2 of 2)

By Lt. Cmdr. Andy Baldwin, Family Medicine resident, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, Calif. Lt. Cmdr. Baldwin is participating in a month long rotation in Western Kenya as part of his Family Medicine Residency at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, Calif. Hello again! I’ve been in Kenya for a couple of weeks now and wanted to provide you all with a progress …

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Research And Development’s Global Role in Force Health Protection

By Vice Adm. Adam M. Robinson, Jr., U.S. Navy Surgeon General and Chief, Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery I have said throughout my tenure as your 36th Surgeon General that medical research and development is crucial to future capability of our armed forces because, more often than not, our medical innovations derive from an idea or experiment in one …

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U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit – No. 3 Celebrates 65 Years

By Capt. Richard L. Haberberger, Jr., commanding officer, Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, Md. We will be celebrating U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3’s (NAMRU-3) 65th anniversary Oct. 20 in Cairo, Egypt with a host of guest speakers from Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC), the Egyptian Ministry of Health, and the World Health Organization.  NAMRU-3 is the oldest …

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