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Old 12-11-2017, 03:06 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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I guess not all medical protocol is followed at sea! No MD would try that here, I don't think

You guys are the epitome of pranksters.


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Unless it's changed MDs are not typically assigned sub duty. The medical officer is a Navy Corpsman who's undergone additional training related to the duty.

He could be a 21 year old.
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Old 12-11-2017, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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But the view is much better having just left the safety and comfort of that AC 130 on a jump forward. Airborne!
As a former loadmaster I never jumped. Why leave a perfectly good airplane that is going to land in 10 minutes anyway? Thanks for your brave service.
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Old 12-11-2017, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Southwest
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But then again Doc has some of the best pranks. They stock pills that can turn your urine to any color of the rainbow, and the only reason they stock that stuff is to prank people. Doc can seriously mess with someone after their urine has gone from green to bright red.


Medical doctors are on submarines?
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Old 12-11-2017, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Medical doctors are on submarines?
No. I have never seen an MD on a sub.

The Navy has HM Corpsmen that do nearly all the medical stuff [suture wounds, set bones, deliver babies, etc.]

I was seen by a MD doctor in 1976 when I enlisted at MEPS and again in 2001 when I was retiring. I was also sent to a OB/GYN doctor a few times to do upper GIs [he took internal photos of my duodenal ulcer]. Otherwise my family and I were treated by HMs.
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Old 12-11-2017, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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But the view is much better having just left the safety and comfort of that AC 130 on a jump forward. Airborne!
If you're jumping out of an AC-130 it's because you're a crewmember and the Aircraft Commander has just ordered the crew to bail out. The AC-130 is a gunship and there is no Airborne jumping out of it.
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Old 12-12-2017, 12:38 AM
 
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The SSBN will have a corpsman, e6 and above, that is a qualified independent duty corpsman.

The SSGN has the above as well as a lower rank, e4 or so, corpsman.
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Old 12-12-2017, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Fuquay Varina
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No. I have never seen an MD on a sub.

The Navy has HM Corpsmen that do nearly all the medical stuff [suture wounds, set bones, deliver babies, etc.]

I was seen by a MD doctor in 1976 when I enlisted at MEPS and again in 2001 when I was retiring. I was also sent to a OB/GYN doctor a few times to do upper GIs [he took internal photos of my duodenal ulcer]. Otherwise my family and I were treated by HMs.
My sister is an HMCM with 27 years in now. She went to IDC school as an E-5. It is a year long intense medical school in San Diego (for those that didn't know). She was never on sub duty of course but she did deploy to Kuwait and spent 6 months in Antarctica. She just put her papers in to retire. I'm a very proud big brother lol
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Old 12-13-2017, 01:23 PM
 
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Just as an aside, in the beginning of the Fleet Ballistic Missile program MD's were part of the crew. I have a friend who is a doctor and he made a few patrols in the early days, the "41 For Freedom" era.


I suppose in the early days of the program there was question as to the effect of non-stop fun while being underwater for a couple of months.
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Old 12-13-2017, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Wow...guess you are proud!



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My sister is an HMCM with 27 years in now. She went to IDC school as an E-5. It is a year long intense medical school in San Diego (for those that didn't know). She was never on sub duty of course but she did deploy to Kuwait and spent 6 months in Antarctica. She just put her papers in to retire. I'm a very proud big brother lol
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Old 12-15-2017, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Many submariners got horribly seasick as they are not use to rough water. Puking on the way out and on the way in. Other wise, smooth sailing....LOL
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