R 301705Z AUG 21
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//
SUBJ/179TH BIRTHDAY OF THE U.S. NAVY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. On behalf of the entire Marine Corps, I extend our highest regards and sincerest congratulations to the Navy Medical Department on your 179th birthday.
2. Since 31 August 1842, the Navy's Medical Department has stood ever at the ready in support of our warfighters and their families. Their unwavering dedication whether ashore or afloat, exemplifies a long standing history of excellence.
3. As we laud the accomplishments of our Medical Department, especially during the profound impacts displayed with their response throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic, our Marine Corps family stands alongside you and appreciates your unrelenting call to service and commitment to keeping the war fighter in the fight.
4. Semper Fidelis, David H. Berger, General, U.S. Marine Corps, Commandant of the Marine Corps.//