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The Military Health System 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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Medical Soldiers from U.S. Army Health Clinic Ansbach Train Alongside Bundeswehr Counterparts

Article Around MHS
7/12/2024
Soldiers from U.S. Army Health Clinic in Ansbach, Germany

Soldiers from U.S. Army Health Clinic in Ansbach, Germany, participated in a valuable and realistic joint training exercise with the Bundeswehr's Transport Helicopter Regiment 30 "TAUBERFRANKEN” and German firefighters during a medical emergency response exercise in Niederstetten, Germany, June 20.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Louisiana due to Tropical Storm Beryl

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7/11/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Louisiana due to Tropical Storm Beryl

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in Louisiana may receive emergency prescription refills now through July 20, 2024, due to Tropical Storm Beryl.

Mosquito Season Is Here! DHA Public Health Experts Provide Advice to Protect Yourself from Vector-Borne Diseases

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7/11/2024
Mosquito Season Is Here! DHA Public Health Experts Provide Advice to Protect Yourself from Vector-Borne Diseases

Tracking mosquitos and other insects that cause vector-borne disease is a top priority of Defense Public Health entomologists. Follow the three Ds to reduce the spread: Drain standing water, Dress appropriately and Defend with insect repellent.

Preserving Sight to Fight by Ensuring Effective Military Eye Protection

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7/11/2024
Preserving Sight to Fight by Ensuring Effective Military Eye Protection

Despite the continued development of munitions that create new types of blast fragments that can injure eyes, evidence indicates decreasing rates of eye injuries in the military.

Patients Rate Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Providers with 100 Percent Satisfaction

Article Around MHS
7/11/2024
Dr. Briana Newkirk poses for picture

Six Walter Reed National Military Medical Center health care providers and the administrative staff of the Radiation Therapy clinic earned recognition in the Defense Health Agency’s Joint Outpatient Experience Survey Best of the Best report for the second quarter of 2024, recently released by Military Health System officials.

Military Graduate Medical Education Applications Open Until Aug. 31

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7/10/2024
Military Graduate Medical Education Applications Open Until Aug. 31

Applications for military graduate medical education in the Defense Health Agency are open until Aug. 31.

Registration Opens for 2024 Military Health System Research Symposium

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7/10/2024
Registration Opens for 2024 Military Health System Research Symposium

Registration for the 2024 Military Health System Research Symposium is open as of July 10, 2024, at noon EST. The symposium will be held August 26-29, at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida.

Uniformed Services University Enlisted to Physician Program Celebrates 10 Year Milestone

Article Around MHS
7/10/2024
Members of the Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program

Ten years ago, Joseph Merfeld, an enlisted U.S. Air Force staff sergeant and manpower analyst at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, was moving his family’s belongings from base housing into a home off base when he noticed his boss walking across the street towards him.

Cherry Point Clinic Celebrates 56 Years of Keeping the Warfighter in the Fight

Article Around MHS
7/9/2024
Naval Hospital Cherry Point historic picture

The first week of July 2024, sailors and staff of the Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point celebrated 56 years of the clinic’s role in the readiness of Marines serving in eastern North Carolina and the wellness of their families and nearby communities.

Elite Researchers Convene in San Antonio to Advance Military Medicine

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7/8/2024
Elite Researchers Convene in San Antonio to Advance Military Medicine

DHA joins superhub research summit to drive the next evolution of health care.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Butte County, California, due to Wildfire

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7/8/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Butte County, California, due to Wildfire

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in Butte County, California, may receive emergency prescription refills now through July 13, 2024, due to the Thompson Fire.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Mariposa County, California, due to Wildfire

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7/8/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Mariposa County, California, due to Wildfire

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in Mariposa County, California, may receive emergency prescription refills now through July 15, 2024, due to the French Fire.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Texas due to Hurricane Beryl

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7/8/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Texas due to Hurricane Beryl

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in Texas may receive emergency prescription refills now through July 15, 2024, due to Hurricane Beryl.

Celebrating 75 Years of the Air Force Medical Service

Article Around MHS
7/8/2024
Soldier stands next to a Curtiss JN-4 air ambulance.

On July 1, 2024, the Air Force Medical Service celebrated its 75th anniversary, marking a significant milestone in its long history of providing medical support to the U.S. Air Force. Established in 1949, the AFMS has played a crucial role in ensuring the health and readiness of airmen and Guardians, evolving through the decades to operate in dynamic deployed environments and meet the changing demands of military medicine.

Team Travis Demonstrates Commitment to Patient Care in Ultimate Caduceus 24

Article Around MHS
7/5/2024
A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III is marshalled on a flight line.

Approximately 550 Team Travis members participated in Exercise Ultimate Caduceus 2024 at Travis Air Force Base, California, June 10-21.

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