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What is the Navy Medical Service Corps?

Did you know the U.S. Navy has been caring for the medical needs of sailors and Marines since the military branch was first established in 1775? It’s true!

What began as an effort to care for injured and sick sailors during the Revolutionary War, Navy medicine has since evolved into a complex network of highly trained medical professionals who provide cutting-edge, 24/7 medical care to sailors, Marines, and their families all around the world.

One pillar of Navy medicine is the Naval Medical Service Corps, which was established on August 4, 1947, after World War II.

This article originally appeared on uso.orgClick here to read the full article.

Originally posted at Career UConn Blog