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The Military Health System is an interconnected network of service members whose mission is to support the lives and families of those who support our country. Everyday in the MHS advancements are made in the lab, in the field, and here at home. These are just a few articles highlighting those accomplishments that don't always make it to the front page of local papers.

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Cherry Point Sailor First to Receive Opticians License from State of North Carolina

Article Around MHS
7/19/2024
U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman Second Class Rylie Maloney holds her optician's license

A U.S. sailor serving aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point is the first military applicant to receive an optician’s license from the state of North Carolina.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 2 Idaho Counties due to Wildfire

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7/18/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 2 Idaho Counties due to Wildfire

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in two Idaho counties may receive emergency prescription refills now through July 28, 2024, due to the Idaho Wildfire.

TRICARE Extends and Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for New York due to Storm Damage

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7/18/2024
TRICARE Extends and Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for New York due to Storm Damage

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE has expanded the number of New York counties in which TRICARE beneficiaries may receive emergency prescription refills due to storm damage.

Does TRICARE For Life Work With Other Insurance? Here’s What You Should Know

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7/18/2024
Does TRICARE For Life Work With Other Insurance? Here’s What You Should Know

Medicare and TRICARE For Life work together to minimize your out-of-pocket expenses. But if you also have other health insurance, you may have to submit a claim in order to receive reimbursement under TRICARE.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Lake County, Indiana, due to Flooding

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7/17/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Lake County, Indiana, due to Flooding

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in Lake County, Indiana, may receive emergency prescription refills now through July 27, 2024, due to flooding.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 7 Illinois Counties due to Storm Damage and Flooding

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7/17/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 7 Illinois Counties due to Storm Damage and Flooding

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in seven Illinois counties may receive emergency prescription refills now through July 27, 2024, due to storm damage and flooding.

Military Health Experts Monitor Diseases Transmitted By Bugs

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7/17/2024
Military Health Experts Monitor Diseases Transmitted By Bugs

Vector-borne diseases are transmitted by insects like mosquitos, ticks and flies. Before you travel, find out what VBDs are in your destination, then check with your travel health clinic for necessary preventive medicines or vaccines.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Iowa due to Storm Damage

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7/17/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Iowa due to Storm Damage

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in Iowa may receive emergency prescription refills now through July 27, 2024, due to storm damage.

7451st Medical Operational Readiness Unit Takes Charge of Deployed Warrior Medical Management Center

Article Around MHS
7/17/2024
U.S. Army Col. Enrique Luna, (left) commander of the 7450th Medical Operational Readiness Unit Det 64 cases the unit colors during a transfer of authority ceremony at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center on July 8, 2024. (Photo by Kirk Frady/Medical Readiness Command, Europe)

The 7450th Medical Operational Readiness Unit Det 64 relinquished authority of the Deployed Warrior Medical Management Center at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, to the 7451st Medical Operational Readiness Unit Det 2, during a transfer of authority ceremony July 8, 2024.

Civilian Service, Military Impact: The Unique Award Program at Uniformed Services University

Article Around MHS
7/16/2024
U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Cecelia Mangione and Nancy Sealover pose for picture

Civilian graduate students at the Uniformed Services University are recognized for their dedication to the community with the Civilian Student Community Service Award.

TRICARE Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers to 2 Additional Arizona Counties due to Wildfire

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7/15/2024
TRICARE Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers to 2 Additional Arizona Counties due to Wildfire

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that temporary prescription refill waivers have been expanded for Arizona due to wildfires.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 4 Wisconsin Counties due to Flooding

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7/15/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 4 Wisconsin Counties due to Flooding

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in four Wisconsin counties may receive emergency prescription refills now through July 25, 2024, due to flooding.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Two Montana Counties due to Wildfire

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7/15/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 2 Montana Counties due to Wildfire

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in two Montana counties may receive emergency prescription refills now through July 23, 2024, due to the Horse Gulch Fire.

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center First in Department of Defense to Perform New Safer Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation

Article Around MHS
7/15/2024
Illustration about  radiofrequency ablation.

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s electrophysiology laboratory recently performed the Department of Defense’s first pulsed field ablation to treat atrial fibrillation.

U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa Coordinated with Sister Services to Move Life-Saving Equipment Across Air, Land and Sea in Support of Emergency Services in Okinawa, Japan

Article Around MHS
7/15/2024
Inside the hull of the Guam

The Military Health System has undergone a significant transition that has aligned all the medical assets from the different services under the Defense Health Agency's guidance. One of the best benefits is the ability for service members to receive care seamlessly at any military medical treatment facility run by the Navy, Air Force, or Army.

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Last Updated: March 12, 2024
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