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The Military Health System (MHS) is an interconnected network of Service Members whose mission is to support the lives and families of those who support our country. Everyday in the MHS advancements are made in the lab, in the field, and here at home. These are just a few articles highlighting those accomplishments that don't always make it to the front page of local papers.

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KFOR MedEvac Team Crosses Borders to Save Lives

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MedEvac crew of Detachment 2, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Virginia National Guard resccue two Albanian police officers.

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BDAACH Enhances Its Surgical Capability Through Robotic Surgical System

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Three years of dedication to activating the robotic surgical system in the Brian D. Allgood Army Community Hospital (BDAACH) finally came to fruition on May 16, 2022.

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Army announces initiatives to improve quality of life for Soldiers in Alaska

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Army leadership looks to expand indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities in Alaska as one way to improve the quality-of-life for Service members serving up in the Last Frontier.

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Medical Readiness Key to Lead-Wing Deployment

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Air Combat Command has tasked the 23rd Wing to be Lead-Wing ready in October of 2022 and medically preparing Airmen for a Lead-Wing deployment is no small feat.

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NRC Shreveport Sailors Receive Medals for Saving Shipmate's Life

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Navy Reserve Region Readiness and Mobilization Command Fort Worth (REDCOM FW) Commander Capt. Mark Hofmann presented three Commendation Medals and two Achievement Medals to five Navy Reserve Center (NRC) Shreveport Sailors, May 15, for their actions in saving the life of a shipmate in April 2022.

378th Medical Partnerships Sustain Life and Mission

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Military medical personnel perform mock emergency care

Air Force medical contingency response team members, with the 378th Expeditionary Medical Squadron, perform mock emergency medical care for a simulated casualty at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Multiservice medical providers, medics take on dive injuries, treatments

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A group of medical providers and medics recently spent two weeks at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Dive Center here learning how to treat patients who may have suffered a dive injury.

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Air Force Surgeon General eyes modernizing capabilities for joint commanders (Part 2)

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Since assuming his role of Air Force Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Robert Miller has worked to advance the Air Force Medical Service’s capabilities, ensuring it is ready for an evolving joint fight.

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Mental Health Awareness Month highlights resources available for those in need

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As May concludes Mental Health Awareness Month, it serves as a reminder that taking care of your Mental Health year-round is vital to maintaining personal health, and mission readiness. 

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US Military Tracks, Fights Pathogens in East Africa

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Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti – COVID-19 reminded the world of the danger unknown pathogens can present to the world, as the disease swept across the globe, shutting down entire societies in the early days of the outbreak.

A Matter of Life or Death: Seeking Help and Overcoming

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For Tech. Sgt. Jilayne Michelsen, a Command Post Control Operations Specialist, assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, having the ability to ask her husband for help during her darkest hour, saved her life, her family and her military career.

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I Am Navy Medicine, Senior Sailor of the Quarter, Cambodian Immigrant – HM1 Danny Varath

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Military medical personnel in Navy hospital

After a childhood spent in post war-torn Cambodia, deciding to join the military in his adopted nation was not met with overwhelming acceptance by family. But for Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Danny Varath, that decision resulted in his professional and personal development, and appreciation for being part of the U.S. Navy.

SAUSHEC Honors Faculty Members for their Contributions to Military Medicine

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Military personnel at awards dinner

San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium held its annual faculty awards dinner May 14 at the Randolph Parr Club.

BAMC Volunteer Spreads Kindness through Service

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Retired military personnel volunteers at Ft Sam Houston

John Scanlon, an Air Force retiree with 50 years of combined military and civilian service under his belt, makes it his mission to brighten the spirits of those he encounters.

39 MDG beta tests AFMS first blended TCCC and Medic-X curriculum

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Military medical personnel performing safety exercise

The Air Force Medical Service tasked the 39th Medical Group to test the service’s first blended curriculum, enhancing the readiness and skills of medical personnel, Soldiers, and NATO allies at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, April 20-24, 2022.

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