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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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President's Day

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12/30/2023
President's Day

This #PresidentsDay, take time to remember and honor those who served our country as commander-in-chief.

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February

National Caregiver Day

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12/30/2023
National Caregiver Day

This #NationalCaregiversDay, we recognize the selflessness and generosity shown by all caregivers, especially those in the military community. Thank you for ensuring the comfort and dignity of those who need your help. Find resources here: http://warriorcare.dodlive.mil/Caregiver-Resources/

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February

Coast Guard Reserve Birthday

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12/30/2023
Coast Guard Reserve Birthday

Happy 82nd birthday to the United States Coast Guard Reserve! To all those who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve - we salute you.

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February

Defense Health Board Open Meeting Agenda March 22 2023

Meeting Reference
2/1/2023

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Meeting Materials

P&T Meetings 2022

Meeting Reference
2/1/2023

P&T Meetings 2022

Military Medical Treatment Facility Retiree (and other eligible groups)-At-Cost Hearing Aid Program

DHA Publication
7/12/2019

Policy Number: 6025.12

Establishes common and uniform guidelines, standards, and procedures for all DOD MTFs providing hearing health services to beneficiaries through RACHAP.

M2 Data Dictionary

Technical Document
1/31/2023

The M2 Data Dictionary contains information on object classes and objects in the M2. Appendices contain additional information related to fields in the MDR.

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MDR, M2, ICDs Functional Support | M2 Functional Specifications

MDR Alerts

Technical Document
1/31/2023

MDR Alerts contain Open Blasters (unresolved issues), Closed Blasters (resolved issues or pertinent information), and Data Issues (pertinent information).

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MDR, M2, ICDs Functional Support | MDR Functional Specifications

M2 Alerts

Technical Document
1/31/2023

M2 Alerts contain Open Blasters (unresolved issues), Closed Blasters (resolved issues or pertinent information), and Data Issues (pertinent information).

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MDR, M2, ICDs Functional Support | M2 Functional Specifications

Meeting Minutes Defense Health Board Nov. 30, 2022

Meeting Reference
1/31/2023

Meeting Minutes Defense Health Board November 30 2022

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Meeting Materials

Cold Chain Management of Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccine

Fact Sheet
1/31/2023

This information paper describes the cold chain management of the Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccine

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Vaccine Storage and Handling | Measles-Mumps-Rubella

inTransition - Connecting, Coaching, Empowering

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1/31/2023
inTransition - Connecting, Coaching, Empowering

The Defense Health Agency inTransition program is a free, confidential program that offers specialized coaching and assistance for active-duty service members, National Guard members, reservists, veterans and retirees who need access to mental health care when: relocating to another assignment; returning from deployment; transitioning from active duty to reserve component or reserve component to active duty; preparing to leave military service; any other time they need a new mental health provider or need a provider for the first time. inTransition coaches are skilled counselors who understand military culture and who maintain privacy and confidentiality. inTransition services are available to ALL military members regardless of length of service or discharge status and there is NO expiration date to enroll. Learn more: https://health.mil/intransition

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Psychological Fitness | inTransition | Suicide Prevention | Mental Health is Health Care

FLOTEX-22

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1/31/2023
FLOTEX-22

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman Dante Horner, a corpsman with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, performs tactical combat casualty care during Spanish FLOTEX-22 near Rota, Spain, June 9, 2022. This exercise features tactical level actions ashore, combined with joint training and planning, aimed at increasing overall bilateral interoperability between nations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Megan Ozaki)

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Health Readiness & Combat Support

Navy Medicine Shifts to Expeditionary Focus, Prepares for Future Fight

Article Around MHS
1/31/2023
U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman Dante Horner, a corpsman with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, performs tactical combat casualty care during Spanish FLOTEX-22 near Rota, Spain, June 9, 2022. This exercise features tactical level actions ashore, combined with joint training and planning, aimed at increasing overall bilateral interoperability between nations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Megan Ozaki)

Through coordinated, enterprise-wide efforts synchronized across the Navy and Marine Corps, Navy Medicine will focus on effectiveness in force development and force generation to assure readiness for strategic competition, crisis, and conflict.

Ukraine: Wartime TBI Exposure and Lessons Learned

Calendar Event
1/30/2023

Medical providers from the Department of Veteran Affairs and the Defense Health Agency will discuss TBI care amidst the war in Ukraine.

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