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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 Compete in the Medical Readiness Command Europe 2024 Best Leader Competition

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2/23/2024
The 2nd Place of the 2024 Medical Readiness Command, Europe Best Leader Competition, held Feb 6-9 at Baumholder Training Area, Germany, are pictured with U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Roger Giraud, commander of Medical Readiness Command, Europe. The grueling four-day competition was rigorous, relevant, and realistic. Activities included a physical fitness assessment, M4 and M17 weapons zero and qualification, and a 12-mile foot march. (Photo by Kirk Frady)

More than 30 medical soldiers from across Europe competed in the 2024 Medical Readiness Command, Europe Best Leader competition, Feb. 6-9, at Baumholder Training Area in Germany. Teams from each of Medical Readiness Command, Europe’s four direct reporting units competed for a chance to represent the command at the 2024 U.S. Army Medical Command Best Leader competition to be held later this year in the United States.

Seeing Wavy Lines or Missing Parts of Your Vision? It Could be Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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2/22/2024
Seeing Wavy Lines or Missing Parts of Your Vision? It Could be Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Find out about age-related macular degeneration signs, diagnosis, and treatments for the number one cause of age-related vision loss.

Air Force Medical Technician Shares Upbringing in Senegal to Active Duty

Article Around MHS
2/22/2024
U.S. Airforce Airman 1st Class Aaron Aliou, 341st Medical Group Aerospace Medical Technician, poses for a photo at Glacier National Park, Mont. Aliou joined the Air Force in March of 2022 and sets his sights on commissioning to continue his passion for medicine and people. (Courtesy Photo)

Standing in the Senegal airport alongside five of his younger siblings, 9-year-old Aaron Aliou said goodbye to his mother for what would unknowingly be the last time until their reunion more than a decade later. When he joined his mother in the United States, his desire for a path of discipline and responsibility is what soon led him to the U.S. Air Force.

Strokes, Heart Attacks Can Take Toll on People Regardless of Age or Health

Article Around MHS
2/22/2024
John Campbell sits at his desk as the Community Relations officer at Fort Knox Public Affairs in mid-February 2024 shortly before taking terminal leave to retire in March. (Photo: Eric Pilgrim, Fort Knox News)

Just because you don't have any symptoms, it doesn't mean nothing is wrong. The truth about strokes and heart attacks, and some sobering advice from two people who say they're lucky to be alive.

Coast to Coast and Arm to Arm: Texas ASBP Blood Donor Centers

Article Around MHS
2/22/2024
Texas is home to an impressive four of the over 20 blood donor centers  that support the Armed Services Blood Program.  (Photo: Sarah Lopez)

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and the adage is true regarding Texan support for the ASBP.

NMFSC Highlights U.S. Air Force Lt. Zainob Andu During Black History Month

Article Around MHS
2/21/2024
This Black History Month, Naval Medical Forces Support Command highlights U. S. Air Force Lt. Zainob Andu, a regional logistician and assistant deputy chief of staff for logistics, for her contributions to the Department of Defense and the nation. (U.S. Navy photo by Burrell Palmer)

Black History Month marks a time to celebrate the contributions of African Americans. For Naval Medical Forces Support Command, U.S. Air Force Lt. Zainob Andu, a regional logistician and assistant deputy chief of staff for logistics, is a representation of the highly professional and diverse active duty workforce.

Heart Health: Brook Army Medical Center Incorporates Lifestyle Medicine into Cardiac Rehab Program

Article Around MHS
2/20/2024
Angelia Grona, physician assistant, monitors a simulated patient during a stress test at Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio – Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Feb. 13, 2024.  (DOD photo by Jason W. Edwards)

Brooke Army Medical Center Department of Cardiology has incorporated lifestyle medicine into its cardiac rehabilitation program to help improve patient outcomes after a cardiac event.

Vilseck Clinic Reaches Out to Adjust Spines, Consult on Health, More at Hohenfels

Article Around MHS
2/20/2024
Dr. Jon Lopez, top, chiropractic physician at U.S. Army Health Clinic Vilseck, performs an adjustment on Sgt. Robert-Michael Osorio, Soldier with 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, during Lopez's regular visit to U.S. Army Health Clinic Hohenfels Dec. 15, 2023.  (U.S. Army photo by Bryan Gatchell, USAG Bavaria Public Affairs)

To better accommodate the Soldiers of the Hohenfels community, several health services from U.S. Army Health Clinic Vilseck are providing outreach services to Hohenfels.

Walter Reed Black History Month Observance Features Renowned Surgeon

Article Around MHS
2/20/2024
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center hosted a Black History Month observance on Feb. 6, 2024, in Memorial Auditorium, featuring retired U.S. Army Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Norvell “Van” Coots.

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center hosted a Black History Month observance featuring retired U.S. Army Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Norvell “Van” Coots' presentation titled “Health Equity: African Americans and the Arts,”

Forward Deployable Preventative Medical Unit Enhances Combat Effectiveness with Comprehensive Weapons and Threat Recognition Training

Article Around MHS
2/20/2024
Forward Deployable Preventative Medical Unit Six member trains in weapons proficiency during a specialized course designed to enhance readiness for diverse deployments on Feb. 8, 2024. The training was tailored for the unit’s unique mission to ensure service members are prepared for their upcoming deployments. (U.S. Navy photo by Desmond Martin)

The Forward Deployable Preventative Medical Unit participated in a first-ever weapons and threat recognition training course, specifically designed and tailored for the unit’s unique mission. FDPMU’s are rapidly deployable and mobile units that support force health protection around the globe.

Dover AFB Veterinary Treatment Facility, Warm Zone Team Conduct Decontamination Training with MWDs

Article Around MHS
2/20/2024
U.S. Army Capt. Alicia Bailey, right, Dover Air Force Base Veterinary Treatment Facility officer in charge, and U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Courtney Burns, 436th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, demonstrate decontamination techniques on Military Working Dog Zorro during a training session at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Jan. 10, 2024.

Members of the Dover Air Force Base Veterinary Treatment Facility, 436th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog section, and the 436th Medical Group Warm Zone Team held a training session on January 10, 2024, to practice the skills necessary to properly decontaminate MWDs and possibly save their lives in the aftermath of a nuclear, biological or chemical attack or spill.

Walter Reed's Clinical Neuropsychology Fellowship Program Reaccredited by the APA

Article Around MHS
2/20/2024
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center celebrates the recent reaccreditation of its Clinical Neuropsychology Fellowship Program.

After the COVID-19 pandemic caused a two-year delay in onsite inspections by the American Psychological Association, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center celebrates the recent reaccreditation of its Clinical Neuropsychology Fellowship Program.

Newest Pacific Veterinary Treatment Facility Enhances Care, Strengthens Partnerships in Japan

Article Around MHS
2/16/2024
Noncommissioned officer-in-charge, U.S. Navy Staff Sgt. Ryan Spach, examine military working dog Jutas from the Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo Kennels, Japan. Jutas made history as the very first patient at the newly opened Sasebo veterinary treatment facility following a ribbon-cutting ceremony Jan. 18, 2024. (Courtesy Photo)

Despite intermittent downpours and cloudy skies, a palpable sense of excitement and anticipation filled the air as the Public Health Command-Pacific, Veterinary Readiness Activity, Japan and Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo leadership came together on January 18, 2024, to celebrate the opening of the newest veterinary treatment facility in the Pacific.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Rhode Island due to Winter Storm

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2/15/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Rhode Island due to Winter Storm

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in Rhode Island may receive emergency prescription refills now through Feb. 23, 2024, due to the winter storm.

From Patients to Students: How the Intrepid Spirit Center in Fort Belvoir is Transforming Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Treatments

Article
2/15/2024
From Patients to Students: How the Intrepid Spirit Center in Fort Belvoir is Transforming Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Treatments

The National Intrepid Center of Excellence at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is the headquarters of the Defense Intrepid Network for Traumatic Brain Injury and Brain Health, which consists of 10 Intrepid Spirit Centers located at military bases throughout the U.S., in addition to two TBI clinics in Alaska and Germany.

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