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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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DOD: Best Time to Take Military Spouse Survey is Now

Article Around MHS
9/24/2021
An Airman is greeted by his family after a deployment.

Through late October, all spouses of active-duty military members — more than 600,000 of them — can visit the OPA Survey Portal and tell the Pentagon what they think about being 'married to the military.'

ARNORTH military support to FEMA begins in Tennessee, continues in five states

Article Around MHS
9/24/2021
Prepared COVID-19 vaccine shots wait to be administered to an Airman. Members of the 134th Air Refueling Wing were eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccines during Unit Training Assembly here May 2nd, 2021.

At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, approximately 20 military medical personnel deployed to Tennessee to support civilian healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients in local hospitals.

Surgical Technologists: Professionals Behind the Scenes Ensure Patient Health, Safety

Article Around MHS
9/24/2021
A surgical technologist at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, assists a surgical team during a procedure in the operating room.

National Surgical Technologists Week is celebrated from Sept 19-25, 2021.

Stories of Values: DHA Honors the Service of Hispanic Americans

Article
9/24/2021
During Hispanic Heritage Month the DHA honored the Hispanic Americans who serve our nation with an observance called, “Values that Strengthen the Union.”

The Defense Health Agency held an observance honoring the cultural values that Hispanic Americans contribute to our national culture.

MHS GENESIS: Coming Soon to a Hawaii MTF Near You

Article
9/24/2021
A naval doctor works on the new MHS GENESIS EHR.

Wave TRIPLER to go-live in Hawaii.

COVID-19 can lead to long-term health concerns

Article Around MHS
9/23/2021
Debra Lamb, a 30-year civil service veteran at Ft. Carson, contracted the COVID-19 virus late in 2020 and experienced a harrowing ordeal before partially recovering months later.

Debra Lamb, a 30-year civil service veteran at Ft. Carson, contracted the COVID-19 virus late in 2020 and experienced a harrowing ordeal before partially recovering months later.

Guardsmen team up with active duty, reserve to support Operation Allies Welcome

Article Around MHS
9/23/2021
Washington Air National Guard Master Sgt. Andy Remis, assigned to the 116th Air Support Operations Squadron, Camp Murray, Wash., lends a helping hand, holding an Afghan child at the Task Force Liberty Village medical station, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Sept. 11, 2021.

National Guard members from nearly every state and territory are helping an estimated 50,000 Afghan guests by providing transportation, temporary housing, culturally appropriate food, medical screening, religious accommodations, and general support for Operation Allies Welcome.

JRTC, Fort Polk promote health, fitness for civilian workforce

Article Around MHS
9/23/2021
Luewana Hannon (left), community ready and resilient integrator, provides information to Georgia Louis (right) during the education and information fair at the Join Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk Army Community Service, Sept. 20.

The Civilian Fitness and Health Promotions Program hosted an education and information fair at the Join Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk Army Community Service, Sept. 20.

DODEA Schools Keeps On With In-Person Classes, and Fall Sports, Too

Article
9/23/2021
Kids playing football

DODEA schools are striving to continue in-person learning in the 2021-22 school year.

International Partnerships Foster Improvements in Military Health Care

Article
9/23/2021
Dr. Smith presenting at a podium

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Readiness Policy and Oversight Dr. David Smith spoke about what makes global health, specifically military partnerships, work as part of the ICMM’s "Centennial Talks," in Schelle, Belgium.

USU Students Examine Civil War History to Understand the Future of Medicine

Article Around MHS
9/22/2021
Nearly 300 students from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences participated in a 30-year-old-tradition of marching through the battlefield of Antietam on Aug. 20

During the Battle of Antietam, Union Major Jonathan Letterman implemented his ideas for reshaping the Army’s Medical Corps, earning him the nickname the “Father of Battlefield Medicine.”

Army medical personnel vaccinate nearly 5,500 Afghan evacuees in less than 72 hours

Article Around MHS
9/22/2021
An Army medic administers an MMR vaccine to an Afghan evacuee.

Led by the 30th Medical Brigade, and with assistance from Regional Health Command Europe and operational units around Europe, the team administered measles, mumps and rubella, or MMR, and chickenpox vaccines to provide protection for Afghan evacuees.

86th OMRS mental health flight supports military, evacuees

Article Around MHS
9/22/2021
An Airman assists an evacuee during a measles, mumps and rubella vaccination program

During Afghanistan evacuation operations, the 86th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron’s mental health flight has been targeted to care for the military and evacuees.

Minnesota medic serves volunteers for his community

Article Around MHS
9/21/2021
A soldier trains civilian medical students.

Army Master Sgt. Samuel Williams, the noncommissioned officer in charge of the office of the state surgeon, Minnesota National guard, trains future civilian medical students at Bethel University in July 2021 as a part of the Health Occupations Students of America program and Scrubs camp.

Leadership changes hands at NBHC and NMRTU, Kings Bay

Article Around MHS
9/21/2021
Two Naval officers salute each other.

Navy Cmdr. Adrian Gaskin turns over leadership of Naval Branch Health Clinic Kings Bay and Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Unit Kings Bay to Navy Cmdr. Suzanne Tschauner, during a change of charge ceremony at NBHC Kings Bay onboard Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia, Sept. 17.

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