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DOD: Best Time to Take Military Spouse Survey is Now

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9/24/2021
An Airman is greeted by his family after a deployment.

Through late October, all spouses of active-duty military members — more than 600,000 of them — can visit the OPA Survey Portal and tell the Pentagon what they think about being 'married to the military.'

Surgical Technologists: Professionals Behind the Scenes Ensure Patient Health, Safety

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9/24/2021
A surgical technologist at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, assists a surgical team during a procedure in the operating room.

National Surgical Technologists Week is celebrated from Sept 19-25, 2021.

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Guardsmen team up with active duty, reserve to support Operation Allies Welcome

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9/23/2021
Washington Air National Guard Master Sgt. Andy Remis, assigned to the 116th Air Support Operations Squadron, Camp Murray, Wash., lends a helping hand, holding an Afghan child at the Task Force Liberty Village medical station, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Sept. 11, 2021.

National Guard members from nearly every state and territory are helping an estimated 50,000 Afghan guests by providing transportation, temporary housing, culturally appropriate food, medical screening, religious accommodations, and general support for Operation Allies Welcome.

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JRTC, Fort Polk promote health, fitness for civilian workforce

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9/23/2021
Luewana Hannon (left), community ready and resilient integrator, provides information to Georgia Louis (right) during the education and information fair at the Join Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk Army Community Service, Sept. 20.

The Civilian Fitness and Health Promotions Program hosted an education and information fair at the Join Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk Army Community Service, Sept. 20.

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COVID-19 can lead to long-term health concerns

Article Around MHS
9/23/2021
Debra Lamb, a 30-year civil service veteran at Ft. Carson, contracted the COVID-19 virus late in 2020 and experienced a harrowing ordeal before partially recovering months later.

Debra Lamb, a 30-year civil service veteran at Ft. Carson, contracted the COVID-19 virus late in 2020 and experienced a harrowing ordeal before partially recovering months later.

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Army medical personnel vaccinate nearly 5,500 Afghan evacuees in less than 72 hours

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9/22/2021
An Army medic administers an MMR vaccine to an Afghan evacuee.

Led by the 30th Medical Brigade, and with assistance from Regional Health Command Europe and operational units around Europe, the team administered measles, mumps and rubella, or MMR, and chickenpox vaccines to provide protection for Afghan evacuees.

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USU Students Examine Civil War History to Understand the Future of Medicine

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9/22/2021
Nearly 300 students from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences participated in a 30-year-old-tradition of marching through the battlefield of Antietam on Aug. 20

During the Battle of Antietam, Union Major Jonathan Letterman implemented his ideas for reshaping the Army’s Medical Corps, earning him the nickname the “Father of Battlefield Medicine.”

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86th OMRS mental health flight supports military, evacuees

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9/22/2021
An Airman assists an evacuee during a measles, mumps and rubella vaccination program

During Afghanistan evacuation operations, the 86th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron’s mental health flight has been targeted to care for the military and evacuees.

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Leadership changes hands at NBHC and NMRTU, Kings Bay

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9/21/2021
Two Naval officers salute each other.

Navy Cmdr. Adrian Gaskin turns over leadership of Naval Branch Health Clinic Kings Bay and Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Unit Kings Bay to Navy Cmdr. Suzanne Tschauner, during a change of charge ceremony at NBHC Kings Bay onboard Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia, Sept. 17.

6th Medical Group Delivers Mandatory Vaccines

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9/21/2021
An Airman from the 6th Medical Group prepares a COVID-19 vaccine for distribution at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

Airmen from the 6th Medical Group began redistributing doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, on Sept. 9, 2021. This comes after the Secretary of Defense issued a memorandum on Aug. 23, 2021, mandating all active duty personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Minnesota medic serves volunteers for his community

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9/21/2021
A soldier trains civilian medical students.

Army Master Sgt. Samuel Williams, the noncommissioned officer in charge of the office of the state surgeon, Minnesota National guard, trains future civilian medical students at Bethel University in July 2021 as a part of the Health Occupations Students of America program and Scrubs camp.

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Nineteen months into the fight, Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune isn't backing down on beating COVID

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9/20/2021
A young beneficiary receives their COVID-19 test at the new Testing Tent in front of Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune.

Since March 2020, the COVID/Acute Respiratory Clinic has been conducting COVID-19 tests for TRICARE eligible beneficiaries and Department of Defense general service employees. Active duty personnel are tested at a separate site aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.

Air Force Women's Initiative Team champions women's health care

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9/20/2021
Female Airmen stand at parade rest.

The members of the WIT’s Female-Specialized Health Care Programs have a vision to build an Air Force health care system that strengthens high quality women’s care.

USU Team Investigates New Minimally-Invasive Carpal Tunnel Surgery

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9/17/2021
A soldier fits a custom brace for a carpal tunnel patient’s wrist.

The first-ever Ultrasound Guided Carpal Tunnel Release (USCTR) procedure conducted in the military was performed at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in early June.

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Navy Surgeon General signs partnership integrating Navy members with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Trauma Division

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9/16/2021
Navy Surgeon General RADM Bruce Gillingham and Kevin Mahoney, Chief Executive Officer for the University of Pennsylvania Health System, hold the signed agreement that starts a three-year partnership.

This partnership will work to develop a blueprint for future partnerships between the military and civilian health systems, and will be of great benefit to both parties.

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