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Thursday, October 17, 2019

“The DOCS” Navy Creates Graphic Novel to Help Corpsman deal with Stress of Combat Deployments

Someone up at NHRC (Naval Health Research Center) has stepped out of the traditional box for training and have created a tool that I think will speak to thousands of Doc’s.

They have created a “Graphic Novel” (A adult Comic book if you will) to help get the word out about stressors and how to deal with them, with combat deployments.

"The Docs" create by the "Naval Health Research Center

"The Docs" create by the "Naval Health Research Center

While on deployments, we were always voracious readers, we would read anything in site. One of the new things though, is the advent of the Internet as a tool to keep in contact with family and friends while on deployments, but also to keep up with the media.

Comic’s have always been a hit for the troops while deployed, they would change hands so many times being passed from one to another until a whole unit would have read what was sent to one guy.

The Navy will have these printed and sent to commands upon request, or you can view it online as well. If you click the link to the graphic above you it will take you to NHRC’s site to download the .pdf file so you can have it locally on your computer or you can order it.

BZ to whomever came up with this idea. I hope they are recognized for their efforts.

On a side note, I believe family members should read this to! Doc’s let your significant others in on the link or comic as well.

Order the hard cover for your command here:  “HARD COVER”

Download the pdf file for local viewing by clicking the graphic, or by clicking here: PDF Graphic Novel

Da-Chief
Corpsman.com

Comments

13 Responses to ““The DOCS” Navy Creates Graphic Novel to Help Corpsman deal with Stress of Combat Deployments”
  1. Adocwhosbeenthere says:

    How much did they spend on that crap? On the deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan I have never seen a comic book being read. I'd like all the money spent on this graphic novel back in exchange for gear or supplies.

  2. Da_Chief says:

    Adocwhosbeenthere,rnI don’t understand how you can slam something like this when it’s the first time in a long time the Navy has stepped out in a big way to help the Doc’s. It’s the first time in my 26+ years being associated with the navy that I have seen them (The Navy) actually Identify the stressors we have and how our job is different than other sailors.rnrnThis is also a good tool for 68W’s. Why is it that folks can only find the negative? Really, I mean REALLY? I don’t care if you like to read a comic, what I do care about is we are being recognized and an effort is being made to speak to us.rnrnMy 2 Cents..rnrnD/C

  3. Corpsman_Com says:

    Adocwhosbeenthere,nI don’t understand how you can slam something like this when it’s the first time in a long time the Navy has stepped out in a big way to help the Doc’s. It’s the first time in my 26+ years being associated with the navy that I have seen them (The Navy) actually Identify the stressors we have and how our job is different than other sailors.nnThis is also a good tool for 68W’s. Why is it that folks can only find the negative? Really, I mean REALLY? I don’t care if you like to read a comic, what I do care about is we are being recognized and an effort is being made to speak to us.nnMy 2 Cents..nnD/Cn

  4. Corpsman_Com says:

    Adocwhosbeenthere,nI don’t understand how you can slam something like this when it’s the first time in a long time the Navy has stepped out in a big way to help the Doc’s. It’s the first time in my 26+ years being associated with the navy that I have seen them (The Navy) actually Identify the stressors we have and how our job is different than other sailors.nnThis is also a good tool for 68W’s. Why is it that folks can only find the negative? Really, I mean REALLY? I don’t care if you like to read a comic, what I do care about is we are being recognized and an effort is being made to speak to us.nnMy 2 Cents..nnD/Cn

  5. Da_Chief says:

    Adocwhosbeenthere,
    I don't understand how you can slam something like this when it's the first time in a long time the Navy has stepped out in a big way to help the Doc's. It's the first time in my 26+ years being associated with the navy that I have seen them (The Navy) actually Identify the stressors we have and how our job is different than other sailors.

    This is also a good tool for 68W's. Why is it that folks can only find the negative? Really, I mean REALLY? I don't care if you like to read a comic, what I do care about is we are being recognized and an effort is being made to speak to us.

    My 2 Cents..

    D/C

  6. SDBolts619 says:

    I liked this a lot, is this going to be a one time thing or is it going to be issue after issue like a normal comic book?

  7. Lilflip08 says:

    this is great i just stopped all i was doing to read this.

  8. Lilflip08 says:

    oohra chief

  9. Tilsinbebitter says:

    I think you are being a little too fast to judge this. I’m not a HM, I’m an RP – just came to this site for the FMF Study Guides and saw this – and I deal with alot of counseling…rnrnA few things to consider:rnrn1. Fiscally this was most likely paid for by The Navy, not the Marine Corps – and the Marine Corps is where your operational medical budget comes from – is it not?rnrn2. Commands only spend money on this if they want it, thats why you have to order it.rnrn3. Really, this is for the family members. Most people don’t want to talk about what happens with their family, and as such their family has a very limited understanding of what they experienced or the magnitude of it. Publications like these help spouses and children better understand what the servicemember has been through – and that can be the difference between a rough re-union and a divorce. On that note since relationship problems are the leading cause of suicide in the armed forces this publication may not only help save marriages and families, it may save lives.rnrnYour outburst was incredibly short-sighted in my honest opinion.rn

  10. Tilsinbebitter says:

    I think you are being a little too fast to judge this. I’m not a HM, I’m an RP – just came to this site for the FMF Study Guides and saw this – and I deal with alot of counseling…rnrnA few things to consider:rnrn1. Fiscally this was most likely paid for by The Navy, not the Marine Corps – and the Marine Corps is where your operational medical budget comes from – is it not?rnrn2. Commands only spend money on this if they want it, thats why you have to order it.rnrn3. Really, this is for the family members. Most people don’t want to talk about what happens with their family, and as such their family has a very limited understanding of what they experienced or the magnitude of it. Publications like these help spouses and children better understand what the servicemember has been through – and that can be the difference between a rough re-union and a divorce. On that note since relationship problems are the leading cause of suicide in the armed forces this publication may not only help save marriages and families, it may save lives.rnrnYour outburst was incredibly short-sighted in my honest opinion.rn

  11. Da-Chief says:

    Not sure , all depends on how it is received I would guess..

  12. Da-Chief says:

    Cool, thanks for your input..

  13. McLovin says:

    I might be an E-nothing but when i first told my father what i wanted to do as an HM, he was having trouble understanding why i would want to dedicate my life to that of the corpsman lifestyle. Upon graduating FMTB, I was given this comic by my instructors and told it was required reading and had to carry it with me everywhere my last week. I gave this to my dad and it provided him and my family a little insight on what my next few years of military lifestyle (Hopefully all 20 years) would be like and what I was dedicating myself to.

    RAH CHIEF!