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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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DS Logon Step-By-Step Tutorial

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5/9/2018
DS Logon Step-By-Step Tutorial

Instructions to register for a DS Logon

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Connected Health Provider Training

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4/4/2018
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Get insight into how the DHA Connected Health provider training program helps health care professionals leverage the power of mobile health technology in their clinical practice.

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Mass casualty exercise

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10/11/2017
Mass casualty exercise

Navy Cmdr. Eric Gryn, department head of the multi-service ward at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton explains the purpose and importance of a mass casualty exercise. Mass casualty exercises are mandatory drills that ensure the readiness of emergency services.

Patriot Warrior 2017 - Moulage

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10/5/2017
Patriot Warrior 2017 - Moulage

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Rose Jane Schoenwandt, 349th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, California, and Staff Sgt. Caleb Boles, 445th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, discuss the importance of moulage during Patriot Warrior.

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Navy Role 2 Light Maneuver Medical Team

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8/15/2017
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The Naval Medicine Operational Training Center trains Sailors to work as a cohesive medical team.

Molding a future

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8/14/2017
Molding a future

See the process of how prostheses are made at Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Saving lives and promoting peace

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8/8/2017
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U.S. Navy Corpsmen work alongside Mongolian Armed Forces Medics to lead classes in basic life-saving skill during Exercise Khaan Quest 2017. Khaan Quest 2017 is a Mongolian-hosted, combined, joint training exercise designed to strengthen the capabilities of the U.S., Mongolia and other partner nations in international peacekeeping operations.

Happy Birthday Corpsman!

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6/16/2017
Happy Birthday Corpsman!

U.S. Navy Corspmen celebrate their one hundred and nineteenth birthday June, 17 2017. The Navy Hospital corps is the most decorated corps in the United States military and has stood next to Marines on and off the battlefield. (U.S. Marine Corps Video by Lance Cpl. Samuel Taylor)

USNS Mercy: Deployable Medical Center

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4/11/2017
USNS Mercy: Deployable Medical Center

U.S. Navy Sailors and Military Sealift Command civilian mariners explain the mission of the USNS Mercy and its capabilities.

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Why do you want to be a military doctor?

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3/30/2017
Why do you want to be a military doctor?

During the 2017 Military Health System Female Physician Leadership Conference, we asked some military medical students and junior officers to share why they want to be a military medical doctor.

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Trauma Innovations

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3/23/2017
Trauma Innovations

Hemorrhage is responsible for 91.5 percent of potentially survivable battlefield deaths. From 2001 to 2011, an estimated 24 percent of combat deaths occurred before patients reached a treatment facility; the major cause of death was blood loss. Battlefield trauma innovations like the occlusion balloon catheter and freeze-dried plasma will enhance the Joint Forces' current capabilities.

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Air Force Nurse Key Asset to Army Medevac

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3/22/2017
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Sandra Nestor, tactical critical care evacuation team nurse, is assigned to the 3rd Platoon, C Company, 2-149 General Support Aviation Battalion Medevac. Medevac teams specialize in moving and treating U.S. and coalition forces who are injured and risk dying without immediate emergency care.

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Ophthalmology Medical Readiness Training Exercise

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3/7/2017
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The Ophthalmology Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE) team is comprised of 26 U.S. military personnel and several host nation physicians who have partnered together to train medical teams in preparation for deployment. During the MEDRETE, the teams are able to improve the eyesight of more than 250 Panamanian patients during the two-week training exercise. The goal is to provide medical care that benefits the people of Panama, while building relationships with the accompanying Panamanian medical professionals.

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Medical student sees military as game-changer

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11/18/2016
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After seeing how time in the military has made Air Force Lt. Col. John Bini an elite surgeon, medical student Julie Whitis is thinking about an officer commission and joining the Force of the Future.

Defense Health Agency Remembers September 11th

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9/8/2016
Defense Health Agency Remembers September 11th

The Director of the Defense Health Agency, VADM Raquel C. Bono, reflects on September 11th for its 15-year anniversary. To learn more, visit: www.health.mil/MHSRemembers

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