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The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for Health Readiness Policy and Oversight is the principal staff assistant and advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) for all medically related Department of Defense policies, programs, and activities. The office is responsible for deployment medicine, force health protection, medical readiness, international health agreements, deployment related health policy, theater information systems, humanitarian and health missions, and national disaster support.

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Upcoming exercises in Latin America help Air Force achieve total dental readiness

Article
3/7/2017
Eduardo Sanchez, a Dominican student, gets his teeth repaired at the Rio San Juan clinic, Dominican Republic.  Sanchez is one of more than 400 patients that received dental care during a Dental Readiness Training Exercise, an exercise where U.S. military dentists and dental technicians partnered with dental professionals from the Dominican Republic, and practiced their craft in an expeditionary environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Chenzira Mallory)

Air Force dentists, hygienists and dental technicians are gearing up for three Dental Readiness Training Exercises in Latin America

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Ophthalmology Medical Readiness Training Exercise

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3/7/2017
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.

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 ...

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Global Influenza Summary: March 5, 2017

Report
3/5/2017

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Aeromedical evacuation Airmen receive new trainer

Article
3/3/2017
Contractors worked with the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron to help move a C-130 fuselage trainer, or FuT, which is a platform where aeromedical evacuation crews can perform 100 percent of readiness skills. It is an innovative, cost effective, improved training platform for total force AE and ground support personnel in terms of aircraft configuration familiarization and realistic, high-fidelity task training and mission simulation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristin English)

Enroute care is dynamic and requires constant innovation to ensure aeromedical evacuation crews and ground support personnel are highly proficient

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H7N9: March 1, 2017

Report
3/1/2017

This is a biosurveillance summary of Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Surveillance #70: March 1, 2017, as reported by the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. As of 1 MAR 2017, the total influenza A (H7N9) human case count since the fifth seasonal epidemic or “wave’ of H7N9 beginning 1 OCT 2016 is 571 (+172) cases with 118 (+40) deaths. Read more:

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Corpsmen keep more than knowledge alive

Article
2/28/2017
A corpsman checks for open wounds during a Tactical Combat Casualty Care training exercise. The TCCC is designed to give corpsmen the basic skills to work under pressure in a combat setting, ensure productive communication and save their patients’ lives. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ashley Lawson)

Corpsmen with participated in a Tactical Combat Casualty Care training exercise

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Global Influenza Summary: February 26, 2017

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2/26/2017

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Zika in the Americas: February 22, 2017

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2/22/2017

This is a biosurveillance summary of Zika in the Americas as of February 22, 2017. Weekly incidence among Military Health System (MHS) beneficiaries has decreased significantly since its peak during the week ending 30 JUL 2016. As of 1200 on 22 FEB, there have been 168 confirmed Zika virus (ZIKV) disease cases (see table) since the first case was ...

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Global Influenza Summary: February 19, 2017

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2/19/2017

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H7N9: February 16, 2017

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2/16/2017

This is a biosurveillance summary of Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Surveillance #69: February 16, 2017, as reported by the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. As of 16 FEB 2017, the total influenza A ( H7N9) human case count since the fifth seasonal epidemic or “wave” of H7N9 beginning 1 OCT 2016 is 399 (+194) cases with 78 deaths. Read more:

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Course preps Army doctors, medics for deployment

Article
2/16/2017
Soldiers with Army Trauma Training Center’s Combat Extremity Surgery Course prepare a cadaver limb for placement of an external fixator. (U.S. Army photo by Marcy Sanchez)

The course is specifically designed to prepare the Soldiers for the care of wounded while deployed

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Combat lifesaver course teaches lifesaving skills

Article
2/13/2017
Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael Schiller and Air Force Staff Sgt. Alasdair Stretch participate in the hands on portion of the Combat Lifesavers Course at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The CLC is a 40-hour course centered on the three different phases of tactical combat casualty care: care under fire, tactical field care and casualty evacuation care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christian Jadot)

The combat lifesaver course is a tool that provides non-medical service members training to provide lifesaving measures beyond the level of self-aid or buddy aid

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Global Influenza Summary: February 12, 2017

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2/12/2017

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Air Force, Royal Navy medical teams train onboard HMS Ocean

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2/10/2017
Air Force 1st Lt. Bridget Henry, a critical care nurse with the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group, dons a helmet during a flight safety briefing. Henry was part of a mobile forward surgical team - expeditionary critical care team taking part in an exercise onboard the Royal Navy’s flagship, HMS Ocean. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miles Wilson)

Teams of medical specialists worked to complete several objectives throughout the exercise which took place onboard the Royal Navy’s flagship HMS Ocean

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Overview of Navy Medicine

Presentation
2/9/2017

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