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Naval School of Health Sciences Closes After More Than 80 Years

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"SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The Naval School of Health Sciences, San Diego, officially marked the end of more than 80 years of training during a disestablishment ceremony at the Naval Medical Center San Diego campus May 25.

NSHS San Diego will relocate its programs to Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and become part of the Tri-service Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) as part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) commission initiative. The consolidation of Navy, Army and Air Force medical enlisted training is the largest in Department of Defense (DoD) history, making METC the world's largest military medical education and training institution.

"Today marks the end of an era, so we pause to recognize the rich legacy of your past, reflect on your accomplishments, and highlight your future legacy at METC in Fort Sam Houston, Texas," said Rear Adm. Eleanor Valentin, commander of Navy Medicine Support Command and the ceremony keynote speaker. "Each of you will leave a legacy in the form of the Hospital Corpsmen you have trained. Your legacy is and will be training those who ensure the medical readiness of the greatest naval force in the world...""


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