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The Military Health System is an interconnected network of service members whose mission is to support the lives and families of those who support our country. Everyday in the MHS advancements are made in the lab, in the field, and here at home. These are just a few articles highlighting those accomplishments that don't always make it to the front page of local papers.

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TRICARE Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers to Eight Parishes in Louisiana due to Storm Damage

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4/12/2024
TRICARE Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers to Eight Parishes in Louisiana due to Storm Damage

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE has expanded the number of Louisiana parishes in which TRICARE beneficiaries may receive emergency prescription refills due to storm damage.

Walter Reed Earns Prestigious Baby-Friendly Hospital Redesignation Affirming Its Dedication to Maternal and Infant Health

Article Around MHS
4/12/2024
Baby-Friendly USA logo

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center received their redesignation as a Baby-Friendly hospital, a prestigious international recognition bestowed by Baby-Friendly USA.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, due to Tornado Damage

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4/11/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, due to Tornado Damage

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, may receive emergency prescription refills now through April 20, 2024, due to tornado damage.

Teal is the New Black—Show Support for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

Article Around MHS
4/11/2024
Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month logo

Take a “step forward” and join the 52nd Fighter Wing’s sexual assault prevention and response team at events throughout April 2024 to increase awareness and support for the victims of sexual assault.

Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit Six Celebrates a 75-Year Legacy of Force Health Protection

Article Around MHS
4/11/2024
Military personnel celebrates with cake

Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit Six commemorated 75 years of exemplary service in force health protection on March 27, 2024, honoring a legacy of unparalleled achievements.

New Department of the Air Force Mental Health Overview Clarifies Mental Health Resources for Airmen, Guardians

Article Around MHS
4/11/2024
Lt. Col. Eric Meyer, Deputy Director of Psychological Health and Psychiatry Consultant to the U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, and Col. Christian Smith, Air Force Director of Psychological Health, introduced the “Mental Health Overview” at the annual Mental Health Flight Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida, on March 6, 2024. (U.S. Air Force photo by TSgt. Joshua Barriga)

Department of the Air Force mental health leaders published a new "Mental Health Overview" that outlines comprehensive resources for Airmen and Guardians seeking mental health support.

‘Another Way to Serve’ Says Defense Health Agency Volunteer on MIA Recovery Missions

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4/10/2024
‘Another Way to Serve’ Says Defense Health Agency Volunteer on MIA Recovery Missions

Nearly 80-years after being declared missing in action during World War II, U.S. Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Henry L. Stevens, of Monroe, Alabama, has been accounted for.

“Rebuild, Reattract, Restore”: Military Health System Leaders Convene to Forge a New Way Forward

Article Around MHS
4/10/2024
MHS Conference 2024

The first day of the 2024 Military Health System Conference brought together more than 2000 thought leaders across the MHS to discuss the future of military medicine.

Be Vigilant in Preventing Tick-borne Illness this Spring

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4/9/2024
Be Vigilant in Preventing Tick-borne Illness this Spring

As the spring season approaches, and people are emerging from the warm shelter of their homes to enjoy the great outdoors, Department of Defense public health officials are advising service members and their families to beware of another creature that emerges during spring.

Combat Medic Embraces the Cool Part of the Army

Article Around MHS
4/9/2024
U.S. Army Spc. Brianna Braham poses for picture

Even though the day’s exercise focuses on the testing of a new tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided missile targeting system, Braham, a combat medic assigned to the 2nd Cavalry Regiment’s Quickstrike Troop, believes that every training exercise is an opportunity for self-improvement.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Woodward County, Oklahoma, due to Wildfire

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4/8/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Woodward County, Oklahoma, due to Wildfire

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in Woodward County, Oklahoma, may receive emergency prescription refills now through April 16, 2024, due to the wildfire.

Naval Branch Health Clinic Mayport's Robert R. Ingram Building Celebrates 20 Years of Service Honors Medal of Honor Recipient

Article Around MHS
4/8/2024
military personnel pose for picture with cake

Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Mayport celebrated 20 years of service at its current location, Building 2104, March 28. It was established aboard Naval Station Mayport in 1943, at Building Nine, and was also located at Building One. The clinic’s namesake, Medal of Honor recipient Hospital Corpsman (retired) Robert R. Ingram was on hand for the ceremony.

Joint Exercise at Altus Air Force Base Tests Mission-readiness of Airmen and Soldiers

Article Around MHS
4/8/2024
military medical personnel perform tactical combat casualty care

Airmen from the 97th Air Mobility Wing participated in an aeromedical evacuation training exercise, known as Caduceus Spear, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, March 28, 2024.

Celebrating National Public Health Week: Protecting the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Community

Article Around MHS
4/8/2024
military personnel celebrating National Public Health Week

In celebration of National Public Health Week 2024, Madigan recognizes the tireless efforts of the JBLM Public Health Department to keep our community safe.

Doctor Reunites with Uniformed Services University Medical Student He Delivered Decades Ago

Article Around MHS
4/8/2024
Retired U.S. Navy Capt. William Roberts and Navy Ensign Hannah Ortiz pose for picture

A military medical student at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton was reunited with the doctor who delivered her into the world more than two decades ago.

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