20 Jun '16, 10pm

#USSBoxer celebrates the 118th birthday of the #USNavy Hospital Corpsman. Story:

ARABIAN GULF (NNS) -- Sailors and Marines assigned to the Medical department aboard amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) held a celebration in the hangar bay to commemorate the 118th birthday of the Navy hospital corpsman, June 17. The ceremony was hosted by hospital corpsmen and officers assigned to Boxer, who presented speeches and personal testimonies of their careers, describing what it means to be a member of the hospital corpsman community. "Corpsmen are the backbone of Navy medicine," said Lt. Keith Freeman, a nurse embarked with Fleet Surgical Team (FST) 3. "No matter what the job is, or where it needs to be done, there's always a corpsman there ready to help." Speakers at the birthday ceremony displayed pride in their profession and expertise, with each person expressing their motivation to provide quality care to others. "When we are awarded our Caduceus, we...

Full article: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=95286

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