Hospital Corpsmen in the Korean War: Battles, Losses, and Awards

Korea etched into the wall with dates 1950 to 1953 -

The start of the Korean War Key points The start of the Korean War In 1950, North Korea invaded South Korea. Marines were stationed on the Korean peninsula, with hospital corpsmen entering the battle shortly after. The battles in the Korean War The fighting began at the Battle of Inchon in September 1950, which led … Read more

Hospital Corpsmen in Afghanistan 9/11: The Hunt for Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan

Afganistan map -

Key points Introduction The US had traced the 9/11 attack to Al Qaeda, a group of Sunni Islamist terrorist groups. Their leader was Osama bin Laden. The Al Quida was closely associated with another organization known as the Taliban. The Taliban was a religious and political group. Where did the Al Quida reside? This group … Read more

The Challenges that Hospital Corpsmen faced in Iraq: PTSD, TBI, and the Role of Hospital Corpsmen in Combat

Iraq map -

Key points Introduction In March 2003, a team called the 1st Expeditionary Force (IMEF), accompanied by Corpsmen, invaded Iraq on a mission to remove Saddam Hussein. The operation was conducted in conjunction with the United Nations on a mission that took them deep into Iraq. About a year later in March 2004, the 1st Medical … Read more

Hospital Ships Were Ready to Respond on 9/11: The Advanced Medical Capabilities of US Navy’s Sea Vessels

Navy hospital ships -

Key points Hospital corpsmen deployed to National Capital Region after 9/11 When the towers fell on 9/11, hospital corpsmen were assigned to the national capital region. They boarded the USNS Comfort and arrived on the 14th of September. They were there to provide the assistance needed to help thousands of rescue workers in search of … Read more

The Integumentary System: From Skin to Appendages

integumentary system -

Key takeaways To put it another way, organ systems include clusters of organs with similar functions, as well as groups of organs that serve specialized purposes. The integumentary system is made up of the skin, hair follicles, sebaceous glands, and sweat glands. Skin function Almost every visible aspect of the human body is covered in … Read more

The Skeletal System: Understanding the Structure and Function of Bones

Skeletal system -

Key takeaways Introduction The skeletal system is a complex network of bones that forms the bony framework of the human body. It is made up of 206 bones and holds the body together and gives it shape. It also protects vital organs and gives muscles, tendons, and ligaments places to attach. To understand how the … Read more

Muscular Tissues

All of the body’s movement is made possible by muscular tissue. Muscle contractions result in the movement of body parts. Skeletal muscle, smooth muscle, and cardiac muscle are the three forms of muscular tissue. Skeletal muscle tissue The striated or striped skeletal (voluntary) muscle fiber is controlled by the individual’s will. As a result, “voluntary” … Read more

The Tissues

A group of cells with similar structure and function is referred to as tissue. To simplify things, they can be broken down into four different types: epithelium, connective tissue, muscular, and neurological system. The epithelial tissue The tissue that covers the inside of the body’s cavities is referred to as the epithelium. It creates the body’s … Read more

The Cell

The cell is the most basic structural unit of living matter because it is the smallest and most abundant. The plasma membrane, nucleus, and cytoplasm make up a typical cell. What is a plasma membrane and what does it do? The plasma membrane, which surrounds each cell, is permeable only to certain molecules. It regulates … Read more

The Navy’s View on the Characteristics of Living Matter

All living things, including animals and plants, are made up of chemically processing organisms that regenerate and sustain their own cells. Among the many differences between animals and plants, the most notable is that animals have sensory organs, the ability to move on their own, and a physiological need for oxygen and organic nutrients. Plants … Read more