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Military Health System

Our History

Military medicine has a long and celebrated history. We apply lessons from our past to improve the care of military personnel and their families today and in the future. New surgical techniques, powerful painkillers, antibiotic drugs, and triage and evacuation procedures have revolutionized military medicine.

In this section, you'll find featured stories and information about the history of military medicine.

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Decades After Desert Storm, inTransition is There for You

Article
1/26/2023
General Schwartzkopf inspecting troops in 1991

If you need help with your PTSD, the InTransition program is for you.

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TRICARE Costs (Briefing Slides)

Presentation
1/26/2023

Covers costs for medical, pharmacy, and dental plans, including enrollment fees; monthly premiums; annual deductible; copayments; cost-shares; and catastrophic cap.

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TRICARE Costs (Speaker Notes)

Presentation
1/26/2023

Speaker notes to accompany the TRICARE briefing titled, "TRICARE Costs".

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Immunization Lifelong Learners Short Course (ILLSC): Houston, TX

Calendar Event
1/25/2023

A one-day face-to-face course designed to ensure health care personnel are trained in vaccine policy, vaccine safety, and effectiveness.

Maintenance Drug List

Meeting Reference
1/25/2023

This is the Maintenance Drug List for TPharm5 in spreadsheet form

TRICARE Retail Refund NDC Transfer Form

Form/Template
1/25/2023

Use this form to transfer Products or NDCs between Manufacturer Labelers, for billing purposes, in the TRICARE Retail Refund Program.

Equine Therapy Reduces Staff Stress and Anxiety at Military Hospital

Article
1/25/2023
Military personnel poses with miniature horse

Not all facility animals are dogs. Mini-horses help reduce staff stress at Naval Medical Center San Diego.

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U.S. Army Medical Laboratory Forges Relationship with Australian Defence Force Institute

Article Around MHS
1/25/2023
Military personnel in medical laoratory

American soldiers from the 1st Area Medical Laboratory were hosted by their counterparts at the Australian Defence Force Malaria and Infectious Disease Institute in Brisbane, Australia. Find out what was discussed at this meeting to strengthen critical relationships, save lives, and enable both sides' mission readiness.

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Building Partner Capacity and Interoperability | Health Readiness & Combat Support | Research & Innovation

Minutes Defense Health Board Meeting Nov. 30, 2022

Meeting Reference
1/24/2023

Minutes Defense Health Board Meeting November 30 2022

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Genome Sequencing Assists Research at Naval Health Research Center

Article
1/24/2023
Lab technicians doing genome research

Learn how unique samples from naval vessels, US-Mexico border populations, and DOD beneficiaries aided in the Naval Health Research Center’s sequencing efforts.

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Medical Training Made a Priority During Deployment

Article Around MHS
1/24/2023
Military medical personnel demonstrating a surgical technique

Working in a Role III hospital center overseas, the bulk of the work consists of routine medical care for soldiers, coalition forces, and contractors, addressing a multitude of symptoms, including headaches, muscle pain, cold-like symptoms, upset stomachs. To do this, training is made a high priority, offering multiple training opportunities for every level in the hospital.

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Education & Training | Army Reserve

Standard Appointing Process, Procedures, Hours of Operation, Productivity, Performance Measures and Appointment Types in Primary, Specialty, and Behavioral Health Care in Medical Treatment Facilities

DHA Publication
2/4/2020

Policy Number: 18-001

Cancelled, served its purpose.

CDMRP Overview, How to Apply, Tips for Success, and FY23 Programs (Jan.)

Calendar Event
1/23/2023

The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) will host a “Lunch and Learn” webinar titled “CDMRP Overview, How to Apply, Tips for Success, and FY23 Programs” on January 27, 2023 from 12:00–1:00 p.m. EST. CDMRP is the sponsoring organization. This meeting is being hosted by CDMRP-contracted support from Leidos. Webinars will be recorded. For additional information about CDMRP, visit https://cdmrp.health.mil.

CDMRP Overview, How to Apply, Tips for Success, and FY23 Programs (Feb.)

Calendar Event
1/23/2023

The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) will host a “Lunch and Learn” webinar titled “CDMRP Overview, How to Apply, Tips for Success, and FY23 Programs” on January 27, 2023 from 12:00–1:00 p.m. EST. CDMRP is the sponsoring organization. This meeting is being hosted by CDMRP-contracted support from Leidos. Webinars will be recorded. For additional information about CDMRP, visit https://cdmrp.health.mil.

Defense Health Agency Fiscal Year 23-24 Industry Day Requirements Exchange

Calendar Event
1/23/2023

DHA holds annual, agency-wide Industry Day Requirements Exchange (IDRE) events to enhance relationships with industry partners. The next Industry Day event will be Wednesday, March 22, 2023; 9:00 a.m. EST.

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