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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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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.

The Power of Prevention: Get Cancer Screenings With TRICARE

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4/9/2024
The Power of Prevention: Get Cancer Screenings With TRICARE

Catching cancer early is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your loved ones from cancer. Routine cancer screening tests can find many common cancers before they cause symptoms.

Military Health Conference Opens with Call to Come Together as One

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4/9/2024
Dr. Lester Martinez-Lopez addresses MHS Conference 2024

“The MHS is quite simply the lifeblood of the men and women who go into harm's way to defend the nation,” says Department of Defense leader.

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.

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.

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.

Cherry Point Clinic Celebrates 131st Chief Petty Officer Birthday

Article Around MHS
4/8/2024
military personnel cutting cake at Cherry Point celebration

Sailors and staff serving aboard Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point celebrated the 131st Birthday of the Chief Petty Officer during a ceremony held Monday, April 1 aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.

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.

Good Nutrition, Good Health, Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital Educates, Raises Awareness

Article Around MHS
4/8/2024
Capt. Aireal Williams and Holly Seager pose for picture

Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital raises awareness in March about making informed food choices, developing healthful eating habits, and educating patients on the role registered dieticians and nutrition and dietetic technicians play on their healthcare team.

Meade U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Soldiers Honor a Namesake at the Bataan Memorial Death March

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

Ten soldiers assigned to the Fort Meade Medical Department Activity completed the 2024 Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, Mar. 16, 2024. For seven of them, the memorial march had special meaning as an opportunity to honor the namesake of their MEDDAC clinic– the Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic.

Defense Health Agency IT Experts Recognized for Cost Savings, Cyber Security, Improved Efficiencies

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4/5/2024
Defense Health Agency IT Experts Recognized for Cost Savings, Cyber Security, Improved Efficiencies

Defense Health Agency IT professionals are honored for their cost savings, enhanced cybersecurity, and better efficiencies.

Military Health System Conference Returns: ‘It’s Time for a Family Reunion’

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4/5/2024
Military Health System Conference 2023 logo

After a decade-long hiatus, the Military Health System Conference is returning and being held in Portland, Oregon, April 8-12, with the theme, “Future of Military Medicine: Integrated, Innovative, Ready.”

Army Medicine Joins Effort to Combat Recruiting Shortfalls

Article Around MHS
4/5/2024
military medical personnel in a meeting

The Department of Defense has faced several challenges that prevented the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy from reaching fiscal year 2023 recruitment goals.

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Last Updated: March 12, 2024
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