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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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Cherry Point Clinic Staff Inspire Youth to Aspire

Article Around MHS
5/7/2024
Hospital Corpsman Second Class Alisa Winkler talking to kids visiting military facility

Staff aboard Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point enjoyed a day with their children as they participated in “Bring a Kid to Work Day” on Thursday, April 25.

Munson Army Health Center Pharmacy May Have Relief for Seasonal Allergy Sufferers

Article Around MHS
5/7/2024
paperwork at a pharmacy

One telltale sign that spring is, literally, in the air, is a fine powdery layer of pollen that can be found coating surfaces outdoors.

Fairchild Air Force Base Mental Health Department Decreased Wait Time to 24 Hours

Article Around MHS
5/7/2024
Members of the 92nd Operational Medical Readiness Squadron pose with awards

Mental Health professionals assigned to the 92nd Operational Medical Readiness Squadron implemented changes that offer patients group therapy opportunities and walk-in provider assistance.

Crewsin' in 2024 Challenge a Success at Navy Medicine Readiness Training Command Bremerton

Article Around MHS
5/7/2024
miliary personnel at the Crews Into Shape Challenge at Navy Medicine Readiness Training Command Bremerton

It was a friendly competition designed to individually motivate and collectively encourage. It was an event which once concluded involved almost 20 percent of the command who crunched their way through the Crews Into Shape Challenge at Navy Medicine Readiness Training Command Bremerton.

Operation Inherent Resolve Coalition Medical Team Performs Rare Emergency Surgery

Article Around MHS
5/7/2024
Military surgeon performs surgery

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Karl Coutinho and his coalition partners performed a significant surgical feat at Erbil Air Base’s, coalition medical facility in Iraq on April 19, 2024.

Woodson Health Clinic Opens New Physical Therapy Clinic

Article Around MHS
5/7/2024
miliary personnel at ribbon cutting ceremony

The Woodson Health Clinic’s new Physical Therapy Clinic officially opened its doors with a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, April 24.

Honoring the Practice of Nursing is the Focus of National Nurses Week

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5/6/2024
Nurses Week graphic

Nurses make a difference—every day, anytime, anywhere, always—is the message from the Defense Health Agency as National Nurses Week is celebrated, May 6-12, 2024. Around the Military Health System, nurses provide essential, person-centered care that keeps our military communities healthy. Military and civilian nurses make a difference through their essential contributions to the DHA mission of improving health and building readiness.

TRICARE Extends and Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 88 Counties in Texas due to Storm Damage

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5/6/2024
TRICARE Extends and Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 88 Counties in Texas due to Storm Damage

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE has expanded the number of Texas counties in which TRICARE beneficiaries may receive emergency prescription refills due to storm damage. DHA also extended the date from May 10, 2024, to May 12, 2024.

TRICARE Extends and Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Missouri due to Storm Damage

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5/6/2024
TRICARE Extends and Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Missouri due to Storm Damage

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE has expanded the number of Missouri counties in which TRICARE beneficiaries may receive emergency prescription refills due to storm damage. DHA also extended the date from May 7, 2024, to May 12, 2024.

U.S. Navy Medicine Announces Sailor of the Year

Article Around MHS
5/6/2024
Military personnel with award

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Peter Munoz from Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Twentynine Palms, California, was announced as Navy Medicine's 2023 Sailor of the Year, on April 24, 2024.

9 Military Hospitals Receive Highest Leapfrog Grade for Safe, High-Quality Care

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5/3/2024
9 Military Hospitals Receive Highest Leapfrog Grade for Safe, High-Quality Care

Defense Health Agency is the first federal health system to participate in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade program—receiving an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for nine military hospitals and clinics.

Neurodiversity: A Lived Experience of One U.S. Airman

Article Around MHS
5/3/2024
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Erik Taylor with his wife

By virtue of his lived experience, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Erik Taylor, an Arkansas native and 352nd Special Operation Wing executive assistant, shares his story as a diagnosed member with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, major depressive disorder, and autism spectrum disorder.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Two Counties in Kansas due to Storm Damage

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5/2/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Two Counties in Kansas due to Storm Damage

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in two counties in Kansas may receive emergency prescription refills now through May 10, 2024, due to storm damage.

TRICARE and Marriage: What You Need To Know

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5/2/2024
TRICARE and Marriage: What You Need To Know

Getting married is an exciting time in your life. If you’re a new military spouse, there are certain things you need to do to enroll in a TRICARE health plan.

U.S. Navy Sailor Balances Military Service at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Miss Maryland USA Competition

Article Around MHS
5/2/2024
U.S. Navy Hospitalman Evelyn Johnson is currently balancing her military career with her dream of participating in the Miss Maryland USA competition. Johnson sees the pageant as an avenue to bring light to fraught issues, especially those of human trafficking and eating disorders—causes she adamantly supports. (Courtesy Photo)

Harmonizing her dreams of a U.S. Navy career and competing in the Miss Maryland USA competition, U.S. Navy Hospitalman Evelyn Johnson is weaving a remarkable tale of courage, aspiration, and resilience.

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