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Military Health System

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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Provision of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for Persons at High Risk of Acquiring HIV Infection

DHA Publication
12/20/2019

Policy Number: 6025.29

Establishes the Military Health System's instructions for the provision of HIV PrEP for persons at high risk of HIV acquisition.

Use of Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS) as the Authoritative Information System of Record for Medical Logistics Enterprise Activity

DHA Publication
12/20/2019

Policy Number: 6430.04

Establishes use of the DMLSS System as the authoritative Information System.

Autopsies During Coronavirus 2019 Pandemic

DHA Publication
12/7/2021

Policy Number: 6000.11

Procedures for conducting post-mortem autopsies during the COVID-19 pandemic response.

Coordination of Remedies for Fraud and Corruption Related to Procurement Activities

DHA Publication
2/28/2022

Policy Number: 7050.01

Establishes the Office of General Counsel as DHA’s centralized organization for the monitoring and coordinating of remedies in all significant procurement fraud cases.

MHS GENESIS Medical Devices

DHA Publication
3/16/2022

Policy Number: 6025.32

Establishes DHA's procedures for using medical devices with MHS GENESIS.

Publication System

DHA Publication
4/1/2022

Policy Number: 5025.01

Promulgates guidance, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for the development, coordination, approval, and review of the DHA's Publication System.

Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS) - Volume 2, Systems Administration

DHA Publication
4/7/2022

Policy Number: 6430.02, Volume 2

Provides medical logistics personnel and other DMLSS users with the technical guidance procedures to carry out the medical logistics support mission.

Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS) - Volume 6, Customer Applications

DHA Publication
4/11/2022

Policy Number: 6430.02, Volume 6

Provides medical logistics personnel and other DMLSS users with the technical guidance procedures to carry out the medical logistics support mission.

Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS) – Volume 5, Inventory and Quality Control

DHA Publication
5/10/2022

Policy Number: 6430.02, Volume 5

Provides medical logistics personnel and other DMLSS users with the technical guidance procedures to carry out the medical logistics support mission.

Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS) - Volume 4, Inventory Management

DHA Publication
5/20/2022

Policy Number: 6430.02, Volume 4

Provides medical logistics personnel and other DMLSS users with the technical guidance procedures to carry out the medical logistics support mission.

Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS) – Volume 10, DMLSS Reports

DHA Publication
6/8/2022

Policy Number: 6430.02, Volume 10

Provides medical logistics personnel and other DMLSS users with the technical guidance procedures to carry out the medical logistics support mission.

Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS) - Volume 7, Equipment Management and Equipment Maintenance

DHA Publication
6/8/2022

Policy Number: 6430.02, Volume 7

Provides medical logistics personnel and other DMLSS users with the technical guidance procedures to carry out the medical logistics support mission.

Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS) – Volume 8, “Assemblage Management”

DHA Publication
5/26/2022

Policy Number: 6430.02, Volume 8

Provides medical logistics personnel and other DMLSS users with the technical guidance procedures to carry out the medical logistics support mission.

Accreditation and Certification Compliance Management for Defense Health Agency-Assigned Facilities

DHA Publication
6/13/2022

Policy Number: 4140.01

Provides supplemental guidance on facility-related issues that support, and will be coordinated within, the DHA’s procedures for the accreditation and certification compliance management program.

Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS)-Volume 1, General and Administrative

DHA Publication
7/1/2022

Policy Number: 6430.02, Volume 1

Provides medical logistics personnel and other DMLSS users with the technical guidance procedures to carry out the medical logistics support mission.

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Last Updated: September 21, 2022
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