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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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8/2/2022
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Army Maj. (Dr.) Kayla Jaeger, Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine chief, discusses contraception options with patient, Air Force Capt. Jacqueline Wade, while Benesha Jackson, licensed vocational nurse, gathers instruments for an exam at the CPT Jennifer M. Moreno Primary Care Clinic, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. (U.S. Army photo by Jason W. Edwards)

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8/1/2022
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Air Force Staff Sgt. Lucretia Cunningham, an allergy and immunization technician assigned to the 633rd Medical Operations Squadron, prepares a patient for an allergy skin test at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. (Photo: Air Force Airman 1st Class Kaylee Dubois)

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7/29/2022
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DHA’s biweekly Soul Care series fosters connection and addresses isolation and other topics affecting employees’ spiritual and overall well-being.

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7/29/2022
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Retired Marine Corps Lance Cpl. KC Higer, rows during rowing practice for the Invictus Games Team U.S. Training Camp at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, April 2022. (Photo: Marine Corps Cpl. Mellizza P. Bonjoc)

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7/29/2022
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An airman fills a salad to-go box with a variety of fresh vegetables as part of his lunch at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, March 24, 2022. (Photo: Karen Abeyasekere, Air Force 100th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs)

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7/27/2022
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An Airman practices leading a yoga class July 18, 2022 at the 178th Wing in Springfield, Ohio. The training is a part of a pilot program called Yoga Shield, which aims to teach Airmen to reduce stress and to build mental and physical resiliency through yoga. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Shane Hughes)

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7/26/2022
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An Air Force Airman inspects a target used during a shooting competition at Davis-Monthan Air Base, Arizona, in 2021. The True North program is a resilience program that embeds providers and spiritual leaders within squadrons and groups. Davis-Monthan implemented True North in October 2020. (Photo: Air Force Airman 1st Cl. William Turnbull)

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7/25/2022
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Julie Howard, Health Promotions director at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, in California, leads a nutrition class. (Photo: Marine Corps Cpl. Melissa Wenger)

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7/22/2022
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Grady Grissom, 3, greets his dad, Army Sgt. Justin Grissom, at the welcome home ceremony, after completing a nine-month deployment. (Photo: U.S. Army Sgt. Ken Scar)

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7/22/2022
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Navy recovering service member shares his recovery journey, and how adaptive sports encouraged him physically and mentally. (Photo: Roger Wollenberg)

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7/21/2022
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Caring for our beneficiaries with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder remains an important priority for the Defense Health Agency. (Photo: Air Force Airman 1st Class Magen Reeves)

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7/21/2022
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As part of its August “P3 for All” campaign, the U.S. Army Public Health Center is encouraging all Army leaders, soldiers, family members and soldiers for life to embrace the synergy of sleep, activity, and nutrition, the core components of the Performance Triad, along with the important elements of mental readiness and spiritual readiness.

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7/20/2022
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U.S. Army Maj. Daniel Wingo, Brooke Army Medical Center intensivist, and U.S. Air Force Capt. Douglas Mulliner, 775th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Flight critical care air transport team lead, discuss a patient’s vitals en-route to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. (Photo: U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Rosario)

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7/15/2022
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The Uniformed Services University is leading a new study to fulfill a critical need for treating post-traumatic headache. (Photo: USU)

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7/15/2022
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Representatives from NATO Nations Test IT Solutions during CWIX 22 to Achieve Day Zero Interoperability for the Alliance. (Photo: Courtesy of NATO Joint Force Training Center)

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Last Updated: September 21, 2022
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