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Marines land at Hanscom

WBZ reports USMC doctors, nurses and technicians are heading to Boston to help staff the new Covid-19-focused Boston Hope Medical Center inside the South Boston convention center.

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Semper Fi

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Marines?! The Osprey is flown by them but those nurses, doctors, and medical technicians are all Navy personnel.

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Yes, as should be common knowledge, the USMC does not maintain its own medical personnel but as a component of the Navy utilizes the Navy for medical support.

The unit was deployed to us is the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade (https://www.2ndmeb.marines.mil/About/), which is a command element that can be scaled up and deployed on a variety of missions, such as what they are now here for. So we have a mix of Marines and Navy medical personnel on the ground in MA, being led by the 2nd MEB commander, Major General Stephen M. Neary, whose USMC biography identifies him as a Boston native.

https://www.2ndmeb.marines.mil/Leaders/Leaders-View/Article/1247750/majo...

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Where are they coming from?

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Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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I first heard and then saw the Osprey on arrival (I'm just a couple miles from Hanscom). I was wondering what what us. Thanks, Adam.

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It's late. I'm tired.... :)

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Just so you know, the Marine Corps doesn't have any medical personnel, the doctors, nurses and hospital corpsman are from the Navy. Semper Fi. Go Navy.

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