Navy Nurse being stationed on other branches' bases? - page 2
Hello all, I will be graduating in 2 years with my BSN and joining the US Navy. My girlfriend will be graduating around the same time as a clinical social worker in the Air Force via HPSP. I have... Read More
0May 9, '13 by carolinapoohNot to be pedantic, but as I said, it depends. It's not common, but it's becoming less uncommon. Not overnight, but it's happening.
Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu has Army and Navy personnel; here at SAMMC we now see everybody (the X-ray tech I saw in the ED a couple of weeks ago was a Coastie!); what used to be Wilford Hall Medical Center over at Lackland (now Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center) has all branches. Landstuhl in Germany has been "joint" for years. The ability to be stationed together depends on the facility and how their manning documents read and what specialties are supported and all sorts of other personnel stuff that's thankfully above my pay grade. As the number of military medical centers decrease and the amount of joint basing increases, it will probably become a bit more common.