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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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TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Deschutes County, Oregon, due to Wildfire

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6/27/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Deschutes County, Oregon, due to Wildfire

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in Deschutes County, Oregon, may receive emergency prescription refills now through July 6, 2024, due to the Darlene 3 Fire.

Corpsmen, the Cutting Edge of Navy Medicine, Celebrate 126 Years

Article Around MHS
6/27/2024
Military personnel cutting cake at  DHA Headquarters

The 126th birthday of the U.S. Navy Hospital Corps was celebrated with great pride and tradition at the Defense Health Headquarters on June 17. The ceremony, attended by distinguished guests and personnel, honored hospital corpsman's rich legacy and invaluable contributions to the United States Navy and beyond.

TRICARE Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers to Allamakee County, Iowa, due to Flooding

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6/26/2024
TRICARE Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers to Allamakee County, Iowa, due to Flooding

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in Allamakee County, Iowa, may receive emergency prescription refills now through July 4, 2024, due to flooding.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 14 Nebraska Counties due to Flooding

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6/26/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 14 Nebraska Counties due to Flooding

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in 14 Nebraska counties may receive emergency prescription refills now through July 4, 2024, due to flooding.

U.S. Army Reserves Surgical Team Soldiers Assist Chadian Medical Partners with Depot Explosion Triage

Article Around MHS
6/26/2024
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Charles Crocco poses for picture.

On June 19, while conducting a medical readiness exercise at the Garnison Military Hospital in N’Djamena two U.S. Army Reserves Soldiers assisted three Chadian citizens injured from an ammunition depot explosion on June 18.

Boy Bitten by Shark Thanks Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune for Care

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6/26/2024
Boy who suffered shark attack is surrounded by his team of health care professionals at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune.

Blayne Brown was enjoying the last day of summer vacation with family when he was bitten by a shark in waist-deep water off the coast of North Topsail Beach, North Carolina.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Yakima County, Washington, due to Wildfire

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6/25/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Yakima County, Washington, due to Wildfire

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in Yakima County, Washington, may receive emergency prescription refills now through July 4, 2024, due to the Slide Ranch wildfire.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 27 Iowa Counties due to Flooding

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6/25/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 27 Iowa Counties due to Flooding

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in 27 Iowa counties may receive emergency prescription refills now through July 2, 2024, due to flooding.

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

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6/25/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 4 South Dakota Counties due to Flooding

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in four South Dakota counties may receive emergency prescription refills now through July 5, 2024, due to flooding.

Commentary: Understanding PTSD, Getting Effective Treatment

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6/25/2024
Commentary: Understanding PTSD, Getting Effective Treatment

Post-traumatic stress disorder, known as PTSD, is a mental health disorder that may develop following a traumatic event in which a person is exposed to actual or threatened death, serious injury, or sexual violence. PTSD can be treated, and symptoms can be reduced. The military’s use of its updated 2023 PTSD treatment guidelines will further improve the outlook of PTSD patients.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 3 Minnesota Counties due to Flooding

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6/25/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 3 Minnesota Counties due to Flooding

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in three Minnesota counties may receive emergency prescription refills now through July 4, 2024, due to flooding.

MHS GENESIS Secure Messaging: A Direct Line to Your Military Health Care Team

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6/25/2024
MHS GENESIS Secure Messaging: A Direct Line to Your Military Health Care Team

The MHS GENESIS Patient Portal lets you speak to your military health care team at your military hospital or clinic through secure messaging. Learn how and when to use secure messaging.

Defense Health Board Holds Quarterly Meeting, Discusses Health Communication, Health of Force, Training Partnerships, and National Disaster Pilot Program

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6/25/2024
Defense Health Board Holds Quarterly Meeting, Discusses Health Communication, Health of Force, Training Partnerships, and National Disaster Pilot Program

Board provides independent advice and recommendations to maximize the safety, quality, and access to health care for DOD beneficiaries. 

UPGRADED: MWDs Get New Training Aids

Article Around MHS
6/25/2024
U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Juan Salinas poses for picture

What happens when you pluck a Military Working Dog Handler from the kennels and drop him in the middle of a bunch of chemists, toxicologists, and laboratory technicians? He gets right to work.

Team Army Ultimate Champion: “I Had Let Go of the Crutches in Life, and the Word Can’t.”

Article Around MHS
6/25/2024
Retired U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Mathers competing in wheelchair rugby

“I didn’t think there was too much wrong. I low-crawled away from my motorcycle because I saw the bike smoking, and then I realized I couldn’t feel my legs.” Retired Army Sgt. Justin Mathers recalls his road to this year's Department of Defense Warrior Games, which started at the Fort Liberty Soldier Recovery Unit after a bad motorcycle accident. “I launched off and hit a tree.”

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