Hospitalman Murphy Edson checks 9-month-old Nora Walsh’s heart at Naval Branch Health Clinic Mayport’s Pediatrics Clinic. Edson, a native of Austin, Texas, says, “Working in pediatrics has truly been a rewarding experience to me as a hospital corpsman. I love the environment and the ability to care for our fellow service members’ children, often being able to make them smile and feel comfortable in difficult situations. The providers have challenged and influenced me to continue and pursue a future in pediatric medicine.” (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).
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Ens. Jordan Lo, of Phoenix, Airzona, recalls the accident that led to his call sign “Phoenix.” After successfully completing Officer Candidate School and being commissioned as a naval officer, Lo reported to flight school in Pensacola, Florida, to begin his training. Just two short months later, it was all over. On April 30, 2017, Lo and eight other student aviators were walking to a restaurant in Perdido Key, Florida, when a car swerved off the road and hit the group. For Lo, everything went black. He has no memory of what happened. His road to recovery was long and difficult, but ultimately resulted in the Phoenix rising to flight status again. (DoD video by Austin Rooney/Released)
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