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Angels Awards

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11/18/2022
Angels Awards

Retired U.S. Navy Vice Adm. William D. French, president and chief executive officer of the Armed Services YMCA, and U.S. Army Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Ronald Place, director of DHA, present an Armed Services YMCA 2022 Angels of the Battlefield Award to Patrick Jacobs, lead paramedic with the 96th Medical Group at Eglin Air Force Base, on Nov. 17 in Arlington, Virginia. The 16th Annual Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala honored medics, corpsmen, and pararescuemen who demonstrated extraordinary courage while administering life-saving medical treatment and trauma care on and off the battlefield. Jacobs is the first DHA civilian employee to be presented with the award. (Photo: Robert Hammer, MHS Communications)

DHA Civilian Honored as an ‘Angel of the Battlefield’

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11/18/2022
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Jacobs, lead paramedic with the 96th Medical Group, Eglin Air Force Base, becomes the first Defense Health Agency civilian employee to receive the award. “It’s an honor and unexpected,” said Jacobs. “I was really surprised.”

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DHA Thanksgiving Message 2022

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11/18/2022
DHA Thanksgiving Message 2022

Lt. Gen. Ron Place, director of DHA, wishes everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving this holiday season.

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Winter Safety: Winter Drinking

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11/18/2022
Winter Safety: Winter Drinking

Driving during winter can be hazardous and scary, especially in regions that receive a lot of snow and ice this time of year. Additional preparations can help make a trip safer. It is important to follow the safe winter driving practices. The holidays are full of cheer and merriment. Follow these tips to keep you and your loved ones safe and prepared this time of year. #winterandalcoholdontmix

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Winter Safety: Frostbite

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11/18/2022
Winter Safety: Frostbite

Playing in the snow can be fun, but the fun can fade if one becomes victim to hypothermia or frostbite. Staying out in the cold for extended periods of time can cause cold-related problems and put health in jeopardy, so learn how to avoid, spot, and treat these conditions. Also, keep other vulnerable populations in mind and check on loved ones. #dontfreezeplease

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Winter Safety: Hunting

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11/18/2022
Winter Safety: Hunting

Being outdoors in the autumn and winter can be a great way to get fresh air and exercise. For many, the cooler weather also means hunting season which can pose dangers, sending hunters to the hospital or worse. Heart attacks, injured backs and broken bones are among the most common medical emergencies in hunting. #huntsafewearorange

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Winter Safety: Do Your Part

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11/18/2022
Winter Safety: Do Your Part

Leonard Jones from Air Force Safety Center Risk Management aka “Dr. Love” shares life-saving winter tips for you and your family during the fall and winter months. #holidaysafe

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Winter Safety: Fire Safety

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11/18/2022
Winter Safety: Fire Safety

There’s nothing cozier than spending time next using a fireplace, furnace, or heater to keep warm as the weather turns colder. But they do present certain safety hazards. #firesafemeanslongerlife

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Winter Safety: Driving Safety

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11/18/2022
Winter Safety: Driving Safety

Content Leonard Jones from Air Force Safety Center Risk Management aka “Dr. Love” demonstrates how to best clean your windshield in the snow of snow and ice to keep drivers line of vision clear. #cleanyourwindshield

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Acquisition Authorities and Implementation of the Defense Acquisition System

DHA Publication
11/15/2022

Policy Number: 22-002

Establishes the DHA's procedures to implement acquisition authorities.

Immunization Lifelong Learners Course (ILLC): Fort Campbell, KY

Calendar Event
11/17/2022

A two-day face-to-face course designed to ensure health care personnel are trained in vaccine policy, vaccine safety, and effectiveness.

Education, Training, and Clinical Readiness Activities in the Military Health System

DHA Publication
11/14/2022

Policy Number: 1025.02

Establishes DHA procedures to manage education, training, and clinical readiness activities across the MHS.

Native American Medical Student Fulfills Her Life’s calling at the Uniformed Services University

Article Around MHS
11/17/2022
U.S. Air Force Lt. Samantha Williamson

U.S. Air Force Lt. Samantha Williamson, a member of the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine’s class of 2025, finds herself far from home as she aims to fulfill her life’s purpose to care for her community.

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DOD Brain Health Initiative is at Work Across the Military

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11/17/2022
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From enlistment to retirement, the brain health of service members is being checked. See why the results are creating new action plans for the DOD.

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BACH Physical Therapists talk Injury Prevention

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11/17/2022
BACH Physical Therapists talk Injury Prevention

Physical therapists with Blanchfield Army Community Hospital talk about the importance of injury prevention.

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