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Readiness Capabilities

Each of the Military Departments – Army, Navy and Air Force – are restructuring their Medical Departments to enhance readiness capabilities to better support the warfighter and optimize their ability to meet the operational requirements of line commanders.

The Military Departments continue to maintain:

  • Command and control of all uniformed medical personnel
  • Responsibility for manning, training and equipping these personnel
  • Setting medical readiness standards
  • Delivering certain installation-specific clinical functions outside the hospital and operational clinical services under the operational control of combatant commanders.

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Army’s 773rd administers mobile COVID-19 testing during DEF21

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Approximately 800 Army Reserve soldiers from the U.S. and Europe participated in DEFENDER-Europe 21.

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'Desert Medics' open clinics at Joint Training Center-Jordan

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'Desert Medics' begin Operation Eagle's Landing, open clinics at Joint Training Center-Jordan.

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Medical Group promotes preventative care with physical therapy

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MHS physical therapy services may include therapeutic exercise, manual manipulation, and dry needling.

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DHA, HA leaders discuss MHS Transformation at AHA panel

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Army Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Ronald Place and Dr. Terry Adirim discussed MHS Transformation, MHS GENESIS, and highlighted the DHA’s response to COVID-19 in a virtual roundtable hosted April 12 by the American Hospital Association.

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U.S. Army Medical Team Administers COVID-19 Vaccines in Guam

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Burn Flight Team chief discusses mission, care at USAISR Burn Center

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Army hospital powers through record-breaking winter storms

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RHC-Europe Soldiers compete for Army Best Medic title

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MHS refractive surgery experts discuss warfighter readiness

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Barksdale AFB trains medics with Tactical Combat Casualty Care

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Protecting the Force: How the MHS helped sustain readiness in the face of COVID

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Navy Corpsman helps maintain USS Albany readiness

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