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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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Ready Reliable Care Pledge: Air Force

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11/15/2022
Ready Reliable Care Pledge: Air Force

Lt. Gen. Miller, Surgeon General of the United States Air Force, talks about how the Air Force is committed to Ready Reliable Care and what it means for the Military Health System.

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Ready Reliable Care Pledge: Navy

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11/15/2022
Ready Reliable Care Pledge: Navy

Rear Adm. Gillingham, Surgeon General of the United States Navy, talks about how the Navy is committed to Ready Reliable Care and what it means for the Military Health System.

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Ready Reliable Care Pledge: Defense Health Agency

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11/15/2022
Ready Reliable Care Pledge: Defense Health Agency

Lt. Gen. Ronald J. Place, DHA Director, talks about how the DHA is committed to Ready Reliable Care and what it means for the Military Health System

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MHS Minute | October 2022

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11/9/2022
MHS Minute | October 2022

This MHS Minute focuses on the contraceptive care services available to service members and beneficiaries. Learn more by visiting: https://tricare.mil/birthcontrol and https://www.health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Total-Force-Fitness/Preventive-Health/Womens-Health/Contraceptive-Care-QnA Access communications products at https://www.health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/MHS-Toolkits/Contraceptive-Care-Toolkit

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TRICARE Open Season is Around the Corner

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10/31/2022
TRICARE Open Season is Around the Corner

Make sure you understand your TRICARE plan ahead of TRICARE Open Season starting Nov. 14 until Dec. 13, 2022. For more information on open season, check out https://www.tricare.mil/openseason.

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Army tanker self-amputates leg to save lives of battle buddies, self

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10/19/2022
Army tanker self-amputates leg to save lives of battle buddies, self

A year after his tank accident and the loss of his leg, Spc. Ezra Maes is still amazed at the circumstances that led to his survival. If you ask, he’ll credit his survival to a uniform belt, smart phone, and “shockingly good” cell service. What the 21-year-old Soldier fails to mention is the sheer force of will it took for him to stay alive.

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Get Your Flu Shot

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10/14/2022
Get Your Flu Shot

RDML Brandon L. Taylor, Director of DHA Public Health, discusses how vaccines greatly reduce the risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death. "An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure." Lets us join Rear Admiral Brandon L. Taylor this year to get informed on how vaccines can minimize the dangers of flu.

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MHSRS Young Investigators Award Winners 2022

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10/14/2022
MHSRS Young Investigators Award Winners 2022

During this year’s Military Health System Research Symposium, participants of the Young Investigators Competition presented a series of scientific research focused on warfighter health.

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MHS Minute | September 2022

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10/12/2022
MHS Minute | September 2022

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FEDVIP Open Season

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10/4/2022
FEDVIP Open Season

Federal Benefits Open Season 2022 is from Nov. 14 – Dec. 12, 2022. Note that this open season is one day shorter than TRICARE Open Season. Learn more at www.tricare.mil/openseason.

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Contraceptive Care

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10/4/2022
Contraceptive Care

Did you know that TRICARE waived copayments and cost-shares for medical contraceptive care? Learn more at www.tricare.mil/birthcontrol.

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TRICARE Open Season| 2022

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10/4/2022
TRICARE Open Season| 2022

TRICARE Open Season 2022 is from Nov. 14 - Dec. 13, 2022. Learn more at www.tricare.mil/openseason

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Get Your Flu Shot

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10/4/2022
Get Your Flu Shot

Rear Adm. Brandon L. Taylor, Director of DHA Public Health, discusses how vaccines greatly reduce the risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death. "An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure." Lets us join Rear Adm. Taylor this year to get informed on how vaccines can minimize the dangers of flu.

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Pain Management Options

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10/4/2022
Pain Management Options

Lt. Col. Jennifer Varney discusses DHA's approach to pain management and alternatives to opioids.

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Suicide Prevention: A Message from Lt. Gen. Place

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9/23/2022
Suicide Prevention: A Message from Lt. Gen. Place

The Director of the Defense Health Agency, Lt. Gen. Ronald Place, gives a message on Suicide Prevention. Service members’ lives are different from the lives of civilians. Relocations, deployments, time away from family, and stressful experiences related to combat can increase suicide risk. Suicide prevention remains a top priority for the DOD and the Military Health System. All Military Health System providers are trained to identify suicide warning signs. We’ve developed evidence-based tools for suicide risk assessment and care across every single military hospital and clinic. And if help is needed, we’re committed to ensuring our patients get the health care they've earned. Working together we can all help reduce the risk and prevent suicides.

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Last Updated: September 21, 2022
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