Fw: Histotech in the Navy

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From: Awbrey, Donald <DonaldAwbrey@texashealth.org>
To: 'histonet@pathology.swmed.edu' <histonet@pathology.swmed.edu>
Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2000 12:18 PM
Subject: Re: Histotech in the Navy

>I was trained as a histology technician in the U.S. Air Force.  The
>place for training all histotechs in the military is at the Armed Forces
>Institute of Pathology (AFIP) at Washington D.C..  We obtained practical
>as well as class room study.  The students consisted mostly of Air Force
>and Navy personnel.  Every now and then there would be an Army soldier
>in the class, but the Army did not have an official job classification for
>histotech's.  If the Army didn't need their soldier for his main duties
>he/she would perform histotech duties.  But we all know this doesn't occur
>all the time.
>The Air Force and the Navy have specific histology technician job
>So, if you were trained in these two military branches as a histotech then
>would be a histotech in the military.  Histology Technician in the military
>is an
>enlisted position (E2-E9).  Generally speaking, if you work as a histotech
>in the
>military you will probably work at major installations (bases, ports, or
>posts), but
>that may not always be the case.  I was stationed once at the Air Force
>in Colorado.  Gee, that was a tough assignment. (Ha! Ha!).
>If you have any more questions you should contact a military recruiter or
>you can
>contact me directly.
>To all of my Navy AFIP old classmates.....Air Force is BETTER.
>(Just my opinion)
>Donald G. Awbrey, HT(ASCP) QIHC
>Electron Microscopy / Image Analysis
>Donald Awbrey@TexasHealth.org
>******************Original Message*********************
>Has anyone ever heard of a Histotech being in the
>Navy/military?  If so, please give me some information
>on what it is like.  You can email me directly at
>Marci Fries
>Histology Tech student
>Pittsburgh, PA
>ASCP eligible
>Fear is your only limitation to success ~marci fries

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