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Army medicine has come a long way recently. Learn about medical specialties in the Army and the medical equipment and procedures medics use.

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Are Army medics and doctors on the front lines?

In the U.S. Army, new enlistees who want to save lives may find their calling as medics, and seasoned doctors pledge years of their life to saving men and women in uniform. But are Army medics and doctors on the front lines? Do they face enemy fire?


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How to Get Army Scholarships for Medical School

 How to Get Army Scholarships for Medical School

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10 Ways Army Doctors Prevent Troop Illnesses

 10 Ways Army Doctors Prevent Troop Illnesses

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What equipment do Army combat surgeons have?

 What equipment do Army combat surgeons have?

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Do Army doctors and medics carry weapons?

 Do Army doctors and medics carry weapons?

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Are Army medics and doctors on the front lines?

 Are Army medics and doctors on the front lines?

Are Army medics and doctors on the front lines? Visit Discovery Fit & Health to learn if Army medics and doctors are on the front lines. See more »