Marine Capt. Katie Higgins, 27, the first-ever female Blue Angel. She will fly as a C-130 demonstration pilot starting in October. Higgins, a 2008 graduate of the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, is currently assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 (VMGR-252) at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina.
The Navy Hospital Corps celebrated 115 years of service June 17 as depicted in this informational graphic. (U.S. Navy graphic by Jason Kelly/Released)Although the name of hospital corpsmen has changed from the Corps’ inception in the Continental Navy, from loblolly boy to pharmacists mate to hospital corpsman, the core values of the Hospital Corps remain the same.