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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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Corpsmen teach

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8/17/2015
Corpsmen teach

Marine Lance Cpl. Fred Hass (left) and Lance Cpl. Clinton Turman (right), both with the Ground Combat Element, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, treat a patient during the final test of the Combat Life Savercourse.

DHITS Preview

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8/17/2015
DHITS Preview

DHA military leaders and health information technology personnel convene for the second annual Defense Health Information Technology Symposium in Orlando, Florida, to discuss strategies to modernize the Military Health System.

TCCC2

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8/14/2015
TCCC2

Staff Sgt. Clay Porter, 435th Security Forces Squadron Ground Combat Regional Training Center instructor, is treated for a simulated gunshot wound during the Tactical Combat Casualty Care.

Restorative sleep

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8/14/2015
Restorative sleep

U.S. Army Soldiers awake in their hasty fighting position after a night patrol in the mountains near Sar Howza, Paktika province, Afghanistan.

Sailors Kicking Habit Navy Families and Youth Must Face Misconceptions

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8/14/2015
Sailors Kicking Habit Navy Families and Youth Must Face Misconceptions

"E-cigs," as they are commonly called, as well as personal vaporizers (PVs) are essentially electronic nicotine delivery systems providing battery-powered doses of nicotine and other additives to the user in an aerosol.

Admiral Bono Healthly Aging

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8/13/2015
Admiral Bono Healthly Aging

Navy Rear Adm. Raquel Bono, a physician and director of the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) National Capital Region Medical Directorate, speaks at the Healthy Aging Summit in Washington, D.C., July 27, 2015. (Photo by Sharon Renee Taylor, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Public Affairs)

Services Lines Reshape Army Medicine

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8/12/2015
Services Lines Reshape Army Medicine

Management of surgical practices often varies from Army MTF to MTF. To ensure a consistent patient experience, quality and safety of care, and surgical teams that are ready to deploy, Army Medicine is developing the service line concept for surgical services. (U.S. Army staff photo)

Combat Lifesaver1

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8/11/2015
Combat Lifesaver1

Marines conduct the practical application portion of the Combat Lifesaver course. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brian Marion)

Healthy Base Initiative activities encourage getting up from desk for better health 1

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8/11/2015
Healthy Base Initiative activities encourage getting up from desk for better health 1

Frank Rowland and Siwei Luo from the Health Information Technology Directorate, Defense Health Agency, arrive early before their work day begins and use the DHHQ indoor walking trail to maintain their fitness goals of walking 10,000 steps per day.

Air National Guard Navy medics train jointly

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8/10/2015
Air National Guard Navy medics train jointly

In a joint effort, 28 Illinois Air National Guardsmen from Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, performed two weeks of annual training by assisting the hospital at Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael Patterson)

DHA director discusses advances in trauma care

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8/10/2015
DHA director discusses advances in trauma care

Air Force Lt. Gen. Douglas Robb, director of the Defense Health Agency, and Dr. David Smith, deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Health Readiness Policy and Oversight, attend Committee on Military Trauma Care’s Learning Health System and its Translation to the Civilian Sector meeting in Washington, D.C.

SIM Center open house showcases new space technologies

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8/7/2015
SIM Center open house showcases new space technologies

San Antonio Military Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine Air Force Capt. Erin Hanlin (left) and Dr. Jeremiah Johnson practice using an Ultrasound 3-D Simulator during the SIM Center open house. (Photo by Robert Shields, BAMC Public Affairs)

On the Blood Grid Firsttime Donors Infuse Life at the Pentagon

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8/7/2015
On the Blood Grid Firsttime Donors Infuse Life at the Pentagon

Lisa Croswait donates whole blood with Armed Services Blood Program at the Pentagon Blood Donor Center.

Reserve Health Readiness Program part of having a medically ready force

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8/7/2015
Reserve Health Readiness Program part of having a medically ready force

Specalist Albana Luli (left), a transport management specialist with the 159th Support Operations Company, receives her H1N1 shot from Pfc. Amber Hale, a medic with the 34th Infantry Division. Reserve and guard units get RHRP services through regularly scheduled readiness group events or on an as-needed basis. Those service members preparing to deploy are examined, especially for dental care, and their vaccinations are updated. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Francis Horton.)

Army Special Operations Forces meet THOR3

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8/7/2015
Army Special Operations Forces meet THOR3

Soldiers and civilian personnel choose food items from the new Tactical Human Optimization, Rapid Rehabilitation and Reconditioning (THOR 3) menu, at the U.S. John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School dining facility, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The dining facility is employing U.S. Army Special Operations Command's THOR 3 nutrition program and collecting data to assess its effectiveness for Army Special Operations Forces Soldiers. (Photo by Sgt. Kyle Fisch, USASOC Public Affairs)

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