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About the Military Health System

On the battlefield, every element of the Military Health System (MHS) comes together to make the difference between life and death. Army, Navy and Air Force medical professionals help ensure those in uniform are medically ready to deploy anywhere around the globe on a moment's notice. And these medical professionals are also ready to go with them. There isn’t another military medical force like it in the world—with the expertise, the assets and the global reach of our health system.

We are more than combat medicine. The MHS is a complex system that weaves together:

  • Health care delivery
  • Medical education
  • Public health
  • Private sector partnerships
  • Cutting edge medical research and development

Exemplified by personal courage and a drive for excellence, the MHS is changing how health care is delivered throughout the United States and the world.

The MHS is led by office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs under the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.

DHA Address: 7700 Arlington Boulevard | Suite 5101 | Falls Church, VA | 22042-5101

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