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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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Defense Public Health Kicks Off National Public Health Week

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3/27/2024
Defense Public Health Kicks Off National Public Health Week

Public health officials from across DHA Public Health will host several activities next week in observance of National Public Health Week, April 1–7.

Women’s Heart Attacks Rising, Particularly Among Those 30–50 Years Old

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3/27/2024
Women’s Heart Attacks Rising, Particularly Among Those 30–50

Pregnancy and hormones play a role in women’s increased risk of heart disease and life expectancy.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Four Counties in West Virginia due to Wildfire

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3/27/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Four Counties in West Virginia due to Wildfire

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in four counties in West Virginia may receive emergency prescription refills now through April 6, 2024, due to the wildfire.

Uniformed Services University Nursing Students, Faculty Turn Mountain Medicine Training into Real-Life Rescue Mission

Article Around MHS
3/27/2024
Injured hiker

When Karen Zalan slid 200 feet down a mountain, a nearby group of Uniformed Services University graduate school of nursing students and faculty jumped into action to come to her aid.

Medical Education and Training Campus Receives Reaccreditation of its Urology Technician Program

Article Around MHS
3/27/2024
DHA surgeons perform a routine procedure on a patient.

The Certification Board for Urologic Nurses & Associates is pleased to announce the Medical Education and Training Campus at Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston, Texas, has been granted reaccreditation for the Urology Technician Program certification program.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 19 Counties in California due to Storm Damage

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3/26/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 19 Counties in California due to Storm Damage

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in 19 counties in California may receive emergency prescription refills now through April 4, 2024, due to storm damage.

New ‘DHA Academy’ Will Centralize Workforce Training, Professional Development

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3/26/2024
New ‘DHA Academy’ Will Centralize Workforce Training, Professional Development

The DHA Academy is a centralized catalog of education and training activities designed to assist agency personnel in achieving their staff development needs,” said Lolita O’Donnell, director, continuing education program.

The Day After, March 20, 1969

Article Around MHS
3/26/2024
Memorial painting of David Ray, Medal of Honor Recipient

On the morning of March 20, 1969, U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman Tommy Vickers, stationed in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, was looking for his friend and fellow corpsman after Viet Cong had run over their positions at An Hoa.

Munson Army Health Center Adds ScriptCenter Service to Support Beneficiaries

Article Around MHS
3/26/2024
Pfc. John Lingo, pharmacy technician; Capt. Jacob VanBemmel, pharmacy chief; Col. Shane Mendenhall, commander; Sgt. Maj. Jason Trevino, senior enlisted leader; and Devantre Blackmon, pharmacy technician at ribbon cutting ceremony at MAHC

Munson Army Health Center formally activated a ScriptCenter prescription distribution kiosk at MAHC’s East entrance during a ribbon cutting ceremony, Monday, March 18.

Air Force Leaders Held Inaugural Lifestyle and Performance Medicine Summit

Article Around MHS
3/26/2024
Lt. Gen. Robert Miller, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, and Chief Master Sgt. Dawn Kolczynski at DHA HQ

In a unified effort to optimize service member readiness, and overall health, before, during and after service, medical leaders across the Military Health System met Feb. 29 to March 1 for the Air Force Medical Service’s inaugural Lifestyle and Performance Medicine summit.

Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band Entertain Staff, Patients at Brooke Army Medical Center

Article Around MHS
3/26/2024
Gary Sinise performs with the Lt. Dan Band at Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio

Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band provided food and entertainment for more than 4,000 staff members, patients and visitors at Brooke Army Medical Center March 14.

Passion, Purpose, and Dental Care: Capt. Anna Olson's Odyssey

Article Around MHS
3/26/2024
Capt. Anna Olson smiles for picture

Within the historic corridors of Dunn Dental Clinic at JBSA-Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, Capt. Anna Olson strides with purpose, her determination evident in each step.

Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune in 14th Year of Helping High School Students Lay Foundation for Futures in Nursing

Article Around MHS
3/26/2024
Dr. Angelia Washington, Abigail Brown, and Madison Pankey

Twice a week, some inpatient spaces in Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune become a teaching platform for high school academics.

‘Combat Cardinal 2024’ Rehearses Home Station, Deployed Readiness

Article Around MHS
3/26/2024
U.S. Airman 1st Class Tianna Scarborough and Staff Sgt. Bryan Cruz at simulation training

Airmen from the 375th Air Mobility Wing demonstrated their readiness skills during a combined mobility and mission assurance exercise called “Combat Cardinal,” which took place March 7 - 15.

Women’s History Month: Medical Development a Passion for U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity Deputy Commander

Article Around MHS
3/25/2024
As part of the U.S. Northern Command’s Arctic Edge 24 exercise, the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity developers partnered with frontline military medical providers to conduct below zero medicine exercises and experiments and assess the progress of the U.S. Army’s freeze-dried plasma and extreme cold weather shelter programs. (U.S. Army photo)

Women have a rich history in the U.S. military since before the nation’s founding. During Women’s History Month, we are highlighting women across the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity and the contributions they make each day to the U.S. Army’s medical development and sustainment missions.

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