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The Military Health System (MHS) 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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Blood donor center opens at new location

Article Around MHS
11/4/2021
Military personnel cutting a ribbon at the new blood donor center

The Fort Gordon community and Armed Services Blood Program celebrated the reopening of Kendrick Memorial Blood Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 15. KMBC is part of the ASBP, the military’s official provider of blood products for service members and their families in both peace and war.

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Washington D.C. Metro Area Hosts Eleventh Annual ASBP Army-Navy Blood Donor Challenge

Article Around MHS
11/3/2021
Army vs. Navy football game

Locations across the National Capital Region will host ASBP blood drives as part of the blood donor challenge from Nov. 1 through Dec. 7

Weed ACH Soldier selected for AMEDD Enlisted Commissioning Program

Article Around MHS
11/2/2021
Medical military personnel assembling medical instruments

Army Sgt. Jonathan Kwaning earned acceptance into the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Enlisted Commissioning Program.

Annual Summit Focuses on Breast Cancer Research Treatment

Article Around MHS
11/1/2021
lead mammographer performing a mammogram

Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, when it is easier to treat and before it is big enough to feel or cause symptoms.

New walk in clinic provides contraception to female service members

Article Around MHS
10/29/2021
Military personnel during an exam

Brooke Army Medical Center now offers female service members a walk-in clinic for contraception on Wednesdays.

USU Researchers Commended for Innovation, Leadership with 2021 MHSRS Awards

Article Around MHS
10/28/2021
Military personnel posing for a picture

Scientists from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) were recognized with four awards from the 2021 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) for their significant contributions to research focused specifically on the unique medical needs of the warfighter. 

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NMCP’S Labor and Delivery Recognized for Excellence

Article Around MHS
10/27/2021
The NMCP Walkway

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP)’s Labor and Delivery unit has been recognized for superior care of their patients.

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Kadena's TLAMM-P keeps USINDOPACOM ready

Article Around MHS
10/26/2021
Ribbon cutting for the opening of the Theater Lead Agent

The 18th Medical Support Squadron recently set up the Theater Lead Agent for Medical Materiel-Pacific, which acts as the epicenter to deliver medical supplies and equipment to the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command theater outside of the Republic of Korea, at Kadena Air Base, Japan,

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Mental health resources paramount during stressful times

Article Around MHS
10/25/2021
Military personnel in front of the Marne Embedded Behavioral Health Clinic on Fort Stewart

As people are more isolated due to restrictions designed to limit the transmission of COVID-19 and many exhibiting increased symptoms of depression. Leaders, mental health professionals and chaplains are encouraging all MHS beneficiaries to seek help.

Practice makes perfect: Uniformed Services University students learn combat casualty care

Article Around MHS
10/22/2021
An instructor gives advice on how a team of medical school students at the Uniformed Services University should work on their simulated patient during the Advanced Combat Medical Experience. 

The Advanced Combat Medical Experience (ACME), a four-day medical field practicum at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), is intense

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It takes a team to provide excellent care

Article Around MHS
10/22/2021
Air Force Staff Sgt. Nick Buckendahl, 88th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron pharmacy technician, gathers medicine June 4, 2020, to fill a customer’s prescription in the Kittyhawk Pharmacy on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Wright-Patterson Medical Center will celebrate National Pharmacy Week on Oct. 18-22 to acknowledge the invaluable contributions pharmacists and technicians make to patient care in hospitals, outpatient clinics and other health care settings.

BAMC nurse helps rescue child after car crashed into house

Article Around MHS
10/21/2021
The Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio in Texas.

A Brooke Army Medical Center nurse jumped into action Oct. 7, rescuing a toddler after a car careened into the child’s home.

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Task Force Liberty partners with local clinic to provide dental care

Article Around MHS
10/20/2021
An Airman adjusts the face mask on an Afghan child.

Task Force Liberty’s case management team partnered up with the local community Sept. 22, 2021, to provide routine dental care for the first time to Afghans living in Liberty Village on Joint Base, McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Jew Jersey.

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BJACH highlights rehab services during National Physical Therapy Month

Article Around MHS
10/20/2021
A soldier performs a physical examination of a patient's knee.

October is National Physical Therapy Month, an annual opportunity to raise awareness about the benefits of physical therapy.

Retired colonel Recognized with the ASBP Lifetime Achievement Award

Article Around MHS
10/20/2021
Retired Army Col. Francisco "Frank" Rentas shown in 2003 with the 'Golden Hour Container.'

The Armed Services Blood Program named Retired Army Col. Francisco “Frank” J. Rentas as the recipient of the 2021 ASBP Lifetime Achievement Award.

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