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Tech. Sgt. Donny Aspiras gathers a sample of water from the “pit and pond” obstacle Sept. 15.

Vision

A cutting-edge, world-class Public Health capability that is lean, efficient, effective, forward leaning, strategically positioned to fully meet the MHS and Customer needs.

Mission

Our mission is to:

  • Support the move from a health care system to a system of health by focusing on the prevention of disease, disability, and death in garrison and while deployed
  • Create timely, standardized execution guidance, in collaboration with the Services
  • Increase effectiveness and efficiencies (e.g., manpower and cost savings) through consolidation/re-engineering of functions
  • Develop comprehensive portfolio management and DHA Public Health structure to best accommodate the integration and evolution of future product lines.

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Given its nature and the potential for pandemics, flu is of particular concern regarding Force Health Protection and global health. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Esteven Baca, from the immunizations department at Naval Hospital Pensacola, administers a flu shot to Lt. Alison Malloy, Staff Judge Advocate for the Center for Information Warfare Training. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor L. Jackson)

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MSMR Vol. 24 No. 2 - February 2017

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MSMR Vol. 24 No. 3 - March 2017

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MSMR Vol. 24 No. 7 - July 2017

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Year in Review: MHS stepped up measures against antibiotic resistant bacteria

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The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan saw a rise in antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. In 2016 the Military Health System stepped up efforts to identify and study such bacteria and share information gathered with the larger health-care community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Christopher Stewart)

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Texas Guardsmen contribute to medical relief effort

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U.S. Air Force Capt. Brett Ringger, optometrist , 136th Medical Group, Texas Air National Guard, examines a patient  during the Greater Chenango Cares Innovative Readiness Training in Cortland, New York. The IRT provided medical care to patients at no cost, as well as eye examinations and glasses on site. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Elizabeth Gilbert)

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An Army specialist helps create a possible Zika vaccine

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U.S. Army Spc. Chris Springer flashes a smile as he puts some of his work into one of the facility’s many refrigerators. (DoD photo by Katie Lange)

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