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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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A Soldier Who Lost His Sight Says Adaptive Sports Brought Him Back to Life

Article Around MHS
6/6/2024
Retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Henry Escobedo, right, practices sprinting

John Lennon famously said, “You won’t get anything unless you have the vision to imagine it.” Retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Henry Escobedo has that vision now, but it took him a while to get there.

Research Vital to Developing Protection and Treatments for Vision Care

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6/5/2024
Research Vital to Developing Protection and Treatments for Vision Care

Advancements and new technology in health care would not be possible or viable without dedicated personnel who carry out research to find new cures, medicine, equipment, and surgical procedures in making life better for millions of patients.

Celebrate Men's Health Month With Annual Health Screening

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6/5/2024
Celebrate Men's Health Month With Annual Health Screening

June 2024 is Men’s Health Month, and Defense Health Agency Public Health officials are reminding males of the importance of taking charge of their health for a longer, happier lifestyle.

Empowering Women's Health: The Gynecologic Cancer Center of Excellence’s 20-Year Journey of Innovation and Impact

Article Around MHS
6/5/2024
Military medical personnel with patient

The Gynecologic Cancer Center of Excellence commemorates 20 years of pioneering research, collaboration, and commitment to advancing women’s health and military readiness.

D-Day Medics: Heroes Who Treated the Wounded

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6/4/2024
D-Day Medics: Heroes Who Treated the Wounded

D-Day medics and physicians on the beaches and behind enemy lines saved countless lives on June 6, 1944, mostly with few medical supplies.

The Heroic Nurses of D-Day: ‘I Could Not Sit Idly By’

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6/4/2024
The Heroic Nurses of D-Day: ‘I Could Not Sit Idly By’

U.S. Army Corps nurses played a pivotal role in the June 6, 1944, D-Day invasion of Normandy, France, the largest sea, air, and land invasion in history. Eighty years ago, the allied forces, including nearly 160,000 American, British, and Canadian service members, landed on the beaches at Normandy and began pushing inland. Nurses were deployed soon after to set up field hospitals and treat injured soldiers.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Corral County, California, due to Corral Fire

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6/4/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Corral County, California, due to Corral Fire

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in Corral County, California, may receive emergency prescription refills now through June 13, 2024, due to the Corral Fire.

Get Prescriptions at Home With TRICARE For Life

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6/4/2024
Get Prescriptions at Home With TRICARE For Life

Do you often make trips to the pharmacy to pick up your prescriptions? If you have TRICARE For Life, you can switch to TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery to get your medications delivered right to your home.

D-Day Medic Waverly Woodson Saved Lives at Normandy Beach; Awarded Distinguished Service Cross

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6/4/2024
Family members and key speakers honor World War II medic U.S. Army Cpl. Waverly Woodson

An unarmed medic’s courageous actions on D-Day—helped save the lives of hundreds of soldiers.

"Making Change for the Better" U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Eveline Yao Shares How She Keeps Her Momentum of Curiosity and Sense of Adventure

Article Around MHS
6/4/2024
Military personnel with flag

Human connection is at the core of U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Eveline Yao’s 29-year career in service, a journey that began like many others—in a recruiting center, with a fresh outlook on life, and an openness for new experiences.

Navy Medical Research Laboratory Hearing Conservation Program Recognized as 2024 Navy Top Science and Engineer Team

Article Around MHS
6/3/2024
Military personnel pose for picture

Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory Regional Hearing Conservation Program was selected as a 2024 Dr. Delores M. Etter Top Scientists and Engineers Team awardee on May 6, 2024.

Ceremony Held for Change of Command of Navy Medicine Readiness Training Command Camp LeJeune, Change of Directorship of Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune

Article Around MHS
6/3/2024
Military personnel at ceremony

Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune hosted a Change of Command and Directorship ceremony on May 21, 2024, at Marston Pavilion aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.

Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton holds Skills-a-Thon

Article Around MHS
6/3/2024
Military personnel at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton skills training

The Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton directorate of nursing services held a skills-a-thon in the multi-service ward during the week of May 20, 2024.

A Mass Casualty Blast of an Exercise at Naval Hospital Bremerton

Article Around MHS
6/3/2024
Military personnel in readiness training exercise

A midweek morning suddenly exploded into a training drill at Naval Hospital Bremerton.

Vision and Hearing Health: Vital to Military Readiness

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6/1/2024
Vision and Hearing Health: Vital to Military Readiness

Vision and hearing heath are crucial to mission readiness and success, both on and off duty.

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