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Our History

Military medicine has a long and celebrated history. We apply lessons from our past to improve the care of military personnel and their families today and in the future. New surgical techniques, powerful painkillers, antibiotic drugs, and triage and evacuation procedures have revolutionized military medicine.

In this section, you'll find featured stories and information about the history of military medicine.

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Nixon

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9/27/2022
Nixon

President Richard Nixon signs the Uniformed Services Health Professions Revitalization Act into law, September 21, 1972, establishing the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. (Photo: Courtesy of USU)

USU 50th

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9/27/2022
USU 50th

2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the Uniformed Services University's founding Sept. 21, 1972 and its mission to care for members of the military both on and off the field. (Photo: Courtesy of USU)

Suicide Prevention Draws Awareness at Madigan

Article Around MHS
9/27/2022
Command Sgt. Maj. Albert Harris speaking at Madigan Army Medical Center

The numbers shock and offend the senses – roughly one active duty service member ends their life each day; add in Reserve and National Guard components and the number rises to an average of 1.5 per day. Madigan Army Medical Center’s Department of Behavioral Health hosted a National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month event on September 22, to raise awareness among the Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., community and honor those who have passed.

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TRICARE Open Season Key Messages

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9/26/2022

Open Season is on Nov. 14 – Dec. 13, 2022. You can stay in your plan, enroll in a plan, or change plans. Does not apply to those with premium-based plans.

TRICARE Open Season Eligibility

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9/26/2022

Open Season is on Nov. 14 – Dec. 13, 2022. You can stay in your plan, enroll in a plan, or change plans. Does not apply to those with premium-based plans.

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TRICARE Open Season FEDVIP Eligibility

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9/26/2022

Open Season is on Nov. 14 – Dec. 13, 2022. You can stay in your plan, enroll in a plan

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TRICARE Open Season White Banner

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9/26/2022
TRICARE Open Season White Banner

TRICARE Open Season is from Nov. 14 – Dec. 13.

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TRICARE Open Season Blue Banner

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9/26/2022
TRICARE Open Season Blue Banner

TRICARE Open Season is from Nov. 14 – Dec. 13.

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TRICARE Open Season Toolkit Banner

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9/26/2022
TRICARE Open Season Toolkit Banner

TRICARE Open Season and Federal Benefits Open Season.

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Federal Benefits Open Season Eligibility 3

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9/26/2022
Federal Benefits Open Season Eligibility 3

FEDVIP Open Season is on Nov. 14 – Dec. 12, 2022. Retirees can enroll in a plan if eligible.

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TRICARE Open Season Toolkit Banner 2

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9/26/2022
TRICARE Open Season Toolkit Banner 2

TRICARE Open Season and Federal Benefits Open Season.

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Federal Benefits Open Season Eligibility 4

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9/26/2022
Federal Benefits Open Season Eligibility 4

FEDVIP Open Season is on Nov. 14 – Dec. 12, 2022. Retirees can enroll in a plan if eligible.

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TRICARE Open Season

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9/26/2022
TRICARE Open Season

ADFMs can enroll or switch health plans during Open Season, if eligible. Options include TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Select, and vision insurance.

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TRICARE Open Season 2

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9/26/2022
TRICARE Open Season 2

ADSMs can enroll or switch health plans during Open Season, if eligible. Options include TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Select, and vision insurance.

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TRICARE Open Season 3

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9/26/2022
TRICARE Open Season 3

Reserve Component Member or family members enrolled in TRICARE Reserved Select or TRICARE Retired Reserve can enroll in FEDVIP for vision insurance.

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