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Dario Family

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11/29/2022
Dario Family

U. S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant (Ret.) Dario Rodriquez was awarded the Distinguished Service Award posthumously at the Military Health System Research Symposium in Orlando, Florida, on, Sept. 12. His son, Steven Rodriquez (left), and wife, Christine Rodriquez (center), accept the award from Seileen Mullen, the acting Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs.

ECRD Caregiver

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11/29/2022
ECRD Caregiver

Ida Malone helps her husband, Navy Chief Petty Officer Averill Malone, stretch before bicycling during the Navy’s training camp for Department of Defense’s Warrior Games at Ventura County Naval Station Port Hueneme in Oxnard, California. Malone is the caregiver for her husband, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. The new electronic Caregiver Resource Directory, from the Defense Health Agency, provides caregivers with thousands of resources available at their fingertips. (DOD News photo by EJ Hersom)

ATD Warrior Care-725

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11/29/2022
ATD Warrior Care-725

Service members, military spouses, and veterans participate in a Warrior Care employment program initiative in Bethesda, Maryland on Oct. 20, 2022. The Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency, Warrior Care - Recovery Coordination Program, and other organizations regularly join forces to provide information on and support with career opportunities for transitioning active-duty service members. (Photo: Roger L. Wollenberg, Department of Defense)

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MCMWTC High-altitude Tactical-725

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11/28/2022
MCMWTC High-altitude Tactical-725

U.S. Marines with the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment and Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center (MCMWTC) Bridgeport, Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command undertake a tactical exercise at MCMWTC Bridgeport, California, Jan. 25, 2022. (Photo: U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Andrew R. Bray)

Altitude Illness Ranges-350

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11/28/2022
Altitude Illness Ranges-350

Army Public Health Center altitude illness ranges. (Image: Army Public Heath Center)

AFRL Altitude Training-350

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11/28/2022
AFRL Altitude Training-350

A pilot trains in the Research Altitude Chamber 1 at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711 Human Performance Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The RAC can simulate altitudes of up to 1,000 feet and is one of four chambers used to study the effects of high altitudes on humans and equipment. (Photo: Keith Lewis, U.S. Air Force)

MHS GENESIS Pacific Northwest 2022

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11/23/2022
MHS GENESIS Pacific Northwest 2022

Whether it's a diagnostic imaging exam such as an X-ray or MRI being read by a staff radiologist or Dental Cone Beam Computed Tomography exam analyzed by an oral radiologist such as U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Douglas Steffy (pictured), Naval Hospital Bremerton has used the Department of Defense's electronic health record, MHS GENESIS, to support crucial mission readiness and timely, patient care by receiving radiology studies, reading, and finalizing to send the results back in approximately 30 minutes.

Colorectal Cancer-725

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11/22/2022
Colorectal Cancer-725

U.S. Navy Cmdr. Candida Ferguson, a general surgeon at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, talks with a patient about colorectal cancer screening. The Defense Health Agency established new age recommendations for screenings. Regular screening with a stool test, sigmoidoscopy, or colonoscopy, beginning at age 45, is the key to preventing colorectal cancer and finding it early. (Photo: Deidre Smith, Naval Hospital Jacksonville)

Lung Cancer 2022

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11/22/2022
Lung Cancer 2022

U.S. Naval Medical Center San Diego’s medical providers conduct a lung cancer screening. With November being Lung Cancer Awareness Month, be aware of symptoms, causes and steps to take if you think you need screening. (U.S. Navy Seaman Apprentice Harley Sarmiento, Naval Medical Center San Diego)

Town Hall Main

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11/21/2022
Town Hall Main

U.S. Army Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Ronald Place, center, takes questions from Christianne Witten, DHA chief of internal communications, during his last town hall meeting as director of the Defense Health Agency with DHA Senior Enlisted Leader Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Gragg, Nov. 16, 2022. The event focused on the agency’s greatest accomplishments over the last three years and how the COVID-19 pandemic helped transform the agency’s reputation in the DOD and shape its internal culture. Place and Gragg also discussed the future of military medicine. (Photo by Robert Hammer, MHS Communications)

Angels Awards

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11/18/2022
Angels Awards

Retired U.S. Navy Vice Adm. William D. French, president and chief executive officer of the Armed Services YMCA, and U.S. Army Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Ronald Place, director of DHA, present an Armed Services YMCA 2022 Angels of the Battlefield Award to Patrick Jacobs, lead paramedic with the 96th Medical Group at Eglin Air Force Base, on Nov. 17 in Arlington, Virginia. The 16th Annual Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala honored medics, corpsmen, and pararescuemen who demonstrated extraordinary courage while administering life-saving medical treatment and trauma care on and off the battlefield. Jacobs is the first DHA civilian employee to be presented with the award. (Photo: Robert Hammer, MHS Communications)

Blast Gauges 2022

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11/17/2022
Blast Gauges 2022

Small, wearable blast measurement gauges show the damages incurred during a recent study of blast pressure exposure at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The pilot study with the 101st Airborne was part of a congressionally mandated longitudinal study on blast overpressure in members of the armed services. The study is part of the Warfighter Brain Health initiative, which focuses on gathering data on service members’ brain health in training, deployment, garrisons, and off-duty sports.

Mad Cow Disease 2022

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11/9/2022
Mad Cow Disease 2022

Welcome back, blood donors! The Food and Drug Administration has recently updated its guidelines, and Armed Services Blood Program blood donors who were once deferred for geographic risk factors related to vCJD, commonly known as “Mad Cow” disease, or for the receipt of a blood transfusion in the U.K., France or Ireland during certain periods of time, may now be eligible to donate, provided they meet all other eligibility requirements. (Jonathon Davis, MHS)

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Air Guardsman

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11/9/2022
Air Guardsman

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Richard Paul Mastalerz II, a pilot assigned to the 103rd Airlift Wing, Connecticut Air National Guard, prepares to fly a C-130H aircraft, June 4, 2022 at Bradley Air National Guard Base, East Granby, Conn. The flight was Mastalerz’s first since being diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer in 2020. (Photo: U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Tamara R. Dabney)

Gitmo Physical Therapy 2022

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11/8/2022
Gitmo Physical Therapy 2022

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman Lyda Kuoch, with the U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, works on upper body strength and mobility with a senior patient during a routine physical therapy session on Sept. 28. Small steps, such as changes in nutrition, avoiding risky behaviors, and exercising can prolong life and help you age healthily.

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