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20th Anniversary of 9/11: Call-to-Action

Where were you?

Most of us can remember exactly where we were on 9/11. The events of that day are seared into the memories of those who responded to the scenes of the attacks. For others, watching the events of that day unfold inspired them to serve by joining the military medical field.

We want to hear your stories.

To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, we will be sharing your stories across Military Health System and Defense Health Agency enterprise platforms, including on social media and health.mil. We are accepting all content—stories, photos, and videos, including raw and unedited content—from military medical service members and civilians who responded on 9/11 or who were inspired to serve in the aftermath of that tragic day in American history.

Send us your content.

Please send all content to the MHS Strat Comm Market Operations Mailbox.

9/11 Patriot Day

How to Share Your Stories

Social Media

We want you to share your 9/11 remembrances on social media using the hashtag: #WeRemember911

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September 11th 20th Commemoration Feature Page

The MHS will use the DOD’s 9/11 feature page on DVIDS for all of you to post their content. Share your September 11th 20th Commemoration content using the DOD tag when uploading to DVIDS and your content will appear on the feature page.

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Advances in Army Medicine since 9/11

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9/1/2016

Army Medicine is one of the world’s leading medical organizations. Support to military personnel on the battlefield, always the number 1 priority, requires significant ongoing research and development of medical materiel, training of personnel, and logistics of moving wounded or injured Soldiers. This document provides a brief discussion of advances in Army Medicine during the past 15 years. Although most of these advances came about as part of the effort to improve care for Soldiers, many have also had a great impact on the civilian medical sector.

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Advances in Trauma Care since 9/11

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9/1/2016

Extremity injuries are the leading cause of combat injury. Survivability from these often complex wounds has increased remarkably in recent conflicts, due to improved body armor; changes to combat tactics, techniques and procedures; and improvements in combat casualty care.

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Dawn S. Marvin

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9/1/2016
Dawn S. Marvin, Department Chief of Strategic Communications at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center wrote this coverage of Operation Noble Eagle in Sept 2001 and in 2003 respectively.

Dawn S. Marvin, Department Chief of Strategic Communications at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center wrote articles about of Operation Noble Eagle in Sept 2001 and in 2003 respectively.

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USNS Comfort Flight Deck Personnel

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9/1/2016
Flight Deck personnel of the USNS COMFORT watch as the “Floating Hospital” ship docks at Pier 92 in New York Harbor.

Flight Deck personnel of the USNS Comfort watch as the “Floating Hospital” ship docks at Pier 92 in New York Harbor.

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USNS Comfort Flight Deck

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9/1/2016
COMFORT flight deck personnel also assisted the city and other government agencies that required helicopter landings and layovers.  In fact, New York officials designated the ship as the secure location for emergency landings for VIP personnel.

USNS Comfort flight deck personnel also assisted the city and other government agencies that required helicopter landings and layovers. In fact, New York officials designated the ship as the secure location for emergency landings for VIP personnel.

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National 9-11 Pentagon Memorial

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8/31/2016
Photo of the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial. The Pentagon Memorial was created to remember and honor those family members and friends who are no longer with us because of the events of September 11, 2001 at the Pentagon. (Courtesy photo by Kevin Dwyer)

Photo of the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial. The Pentagon Memorial was created to remember and honor those family members and friends who are no longer with us because of the events of September 11, 2001 at the Pentagon. (Courtesy photo by Kevin Dwyer)

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National 9-11 Pentagon Memorial (with flag)

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8/31/2016
Photo of the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial. The Pentagon Memorial was created to remember and honor those family members and friends who are no longer with us because of the events of September 11, 2001 at the Pentagon. (Courtesy photo by Kevin Dwyer)

Photo of the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial. The Pentagon Memorial was created to remember and honor those family members and friends who are no longer with us because of the events of September 11, 2001 at the Pentagon. (Courtesy photo by Kevin Dwyer)

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Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort

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8/31/2016
Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort steams into New York City Sept. 14, 2001, in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Preston Keres)

The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort steams into New York City Sept. 14, 2001, in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. It left from Baltimore harbor the morning of 14 Sept to assist in the medical care of injured survivors, but the mission of the 1,000-bed Comfort soon changed to a humanitarian mission to assist in the medical care of survivors and first responders, dubbed “Operation Noble Eagle.” (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Preston Keres)

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