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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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Cancer Moonshot Initiative - Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer Jabara shares her story

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5/11/2022
Cancer Moonshot Initiative - Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer Jabara shares her story

Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer Jabara shares her story about having cancer as a nurse in the U.S. Public Health Service.

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DHA Deputy Director Dr. Michael Malanoski: Welcome Message

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5/10/2022
DHA Deputy Director Dr. Michael Malanoski: Welcome Message

New DHA Deputy Director Dr. Michael Malanoski delivers a Welcome Message

LTG Place Memorial Day Message 2022

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5/9/2022
LTG Place Memorial Day Message 2022

LTG Place delivers a Memorial Day Message.

Cancer Moonshot Initiative - A Marine with Leukemia Shares His Story

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5/9/2022
Cancer Moonshot Initiative - A Marine with Leukemia Shares His Story

On May 4, 2022 the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) hosted the Department of Defense Cancer Moonshot Roundtable, “A Conversation on Cancer Health Equity and Military-relevant Environmental Exposures,” as part of a day-long series of agency events sponsored by the White House Cancer Moonshot initiative. Sgt. Michael Christian, U.S. Marine, talks about his experience of being diagnosed with B-Cell Leukemia while deployed in Saudi Arabia.

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What is the TRICARE Childbirth and Breastfeeding Support Demonstration?

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5/9/2022
What is the TRICARE Childbirth and Breastfeeding Support Demonstration?

Are you an expecting parent? Are you thinking of having a child? TRICARE is now providing more options to those who are planning to expand their family through the childbirth and breastfeeding benefits under the Childbirth and Breastfeeding Support Demonstration (CBSD). Learn more https://www.tricare.mil/cbsd.

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Summer Safety Campaign: Driving Safety

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5/5/2022
Summer Safety Campaign: Driving Safety

Important tips to have a safe summer of driving

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Summer Safety Campaign Fireworks Safety

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5/5/2022
Summer Safety Campaign Fireworks Safety

Follow these tips for a Safe Summer with Fireworks

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Summer Safety Campaign: Boating Safety

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5/5/2022
Summer Safety Campaign: Boating Safety

Follow these tips for a Safe Summer of Boating.

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Summer Safety Campaign: Grilling Safety

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5/5/2022
Summer Safety Campaign: Grilling Safety

Important tips for a Safe Summer behind the grill.

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MHS Minute | April 2022

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5/3/2022
MHS Minute | April 2022

The MHS Minute highlights some of the outstanding work taking place across the Military Health System, including major milestones, events, notable activities, and much more. Help us get the word out about all of the unique, meaningful, and fascinating work taking place across the MHS by watching and sharing the video, which you can download from DVIDs: https://go.usa.gov/xuy7M. This month’s topic is mental health awareness. Check out the entire playlist: https://go.usa.gov/xtAAq

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TRICARE QLE Knowledge Retiring from Active Duty

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4/29/2022
TRICARE QLE Knowledge Retiring from Active Duty

When you retire, your TRICARE options will change and you’ll need to take action. Learn more at www.tricare.mil/retiring.

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TRICARE QLE Knowledge Getting Divorced 2

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4/27/2022
TRICARE QLE Knowledge Getting Divorced 2

Divorce is tough. It’s also a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event. Learn more at www.tricare.mil/lifeevents

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Nursing Is... 2022 Nurses Week Celebration

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4/27/2022
Nursing Is... 2022 Nurses Week Celebration

Nurses from across the Military Health System tell us what "Nursing Is" to them.

The Future of Nursing

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4/27/2022
The Future of Nursing

Nurses are critical to the #MHS, today and tomorrow. Check out this video to learn about how military nursing is preparing for the future. #NursesWeek #UnitedInService

Lt. Gen. Place Addresses Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention

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4/27/2022
Lt. Gen. Place Addresses Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention

Lt. Gen. Ron Place, DHA Director, talks about the importance of speaking up against sexual assault and his zero-tolerance policy regarding sexual assault in DHA workplaces and our hospitals and clinics.

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