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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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Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Visiting Nurse Program Celebrates 100 Years

Article Around MHS
12/2/2022
Shannon Williams, visiting nurse for Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society

The Visiting Nurse Program of Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) organization provides specialized care to the communities they serve around the world. Founded on November 25, 1922 when Nell Watson was hired as the first visiting nurse at the Parris Island Branch Auxiliary, the program celebrated its centennial anniversary Nov. 25, 2022.

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DOD Begins Hiring Prevention Workforce

Article Around MHS
12/2/2022
Suicide in the Military is down, but suicide suicide prevention remains a dedicated DOD focus.

DOD is working to create the healthy climates necessary to address a range of problematic and harmful behaviors, including suicide. This will be accomplished, in part, with a new and dedicated focus.

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Air Force Medics Ready for Future Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-Yield Explosive Threats

Article Around MHS
12/1/2022
U.S. Air Force Maj. Keisha Wolfe during explosives course

The U.S. Air Force medics who respond to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive events, are improving their threat detection and treatment capabilities. Not only are medics preparing to respond to new, diverse potential threats, but they are also preparing to respond in newer operational environments.

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'We Must Be Future-Focused' Says New USU President Dr. Jonathan Woodson

Article Around MHS
12/1/2022
New USU President Dr. Jonathan Woodson at podium

Building strong relationships with stakeholders and preparing students to embrace the digital medical platforms of the future are just some of the many goals of the new president of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

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Military Health System Offers a Variety of Contraceptive Care Services

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12/1/2022
military medical personnel demonstrates an intrauterine device

The Military Health System offers ample contraceptive care services to help beneficiaries take control of their health, life, and careers.

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Two Public Health Command Europe Soldiers Receive Highly Sought-After Expert Medical Field Badge

Article Around MHS
11/30/2022
U.S. Army Sgt. Stephanie Hardin taking the M4 proficiency test

One officer and one enlisted soldier assigned to Public Health Command Europe earned the coveted Expert Field Medical Badge on their first try during a grueling three-week testing event conducted by the 173rd Infantry Brigade at Caserma Del Din.

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DHA's E Caregiver Directory Puts Resources at Your Fingertips

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11/30/2022
Woman on left stretching her husband's left arm and right leg

Caregivers now have needed resources at their fingertips on their mobile phones, tablets, and computers.

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Ask the Doc: Finding Resources in a New Location

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11/30/2022
Two women talking.

The Defense Health Agency’s Warrior Care program offers ample resources to help service members, their families, and caregivers find support when they move to a new location.

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The “Human Bomb”: How Air Force Surgeons Made Medical History in Vietnam

Article Around MHS
11/29/2022
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. James Humphreys

On November 5, 1965, Air Force surgeons were confronted with a bomb, literally. But instead of coming face-to-face with a device, they were confronted with a patient who had a live grenade embedded in his back, essentially making the patient a walking human bomb.

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Air Force Veteran Honored Posthumously at Medical Research Symposium

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11/29/2022
Steven Rodriquez (left), and wife, Christine Rodriquez (center), accept a posthumous award for Dario Rodriguez from Seileen Mullen, the acting Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs.

U. S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant (Ret.) Dario Rodriquez is posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Award at MHSRS 2022

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Uniformed Services University Alumnus Astronaut Frank Rubio Takes Questions, Talks with Students

Article Around MHS
11/28/2022
U.S. Army Lt. Col. (Dr.) Frank Rubio, NASA astronaut, makes space walk

Uniformed Services University alumnus U.S. Army Lt. Col. (Dr.) Frank Rubio, a NASA astronaut, and his colleague U.S. Marine Col. Nicole Mann, answered a series of thought-provoking questions from students, staff and military personnel live from the International Space Station on Nov. 21.

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How the U.S. Military Acclimates Units to High-Altitude Operations

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11/28/2022
Service members on a mountain

The Military Health System takes measures to prevent and mitigate altitude sickness in service members operating at high altitudes. For best results, it’s key to acclimate units gradually and progressively.

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Project Crimson 22 experiments with New Medical Technology for the Battlefield

Article Around MHS
11/25/2022
Military personnel carry items from medical supply drone Project Crimson

When the packages hit the ground, medical warriors scramble to retrieve critical supplies. See how an unmanned medical supply aircraft helps military personnel preserve lives in battlefield emergencies.

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A Family Affair at Navy Medicine Readiness Training Command Bremerton

Article Around MHS
11/25/2022
Diane Hebert, and her son U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Joshua Hebert

Diane Hebert couldn’t make it when her son, Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Joshua Hebert, was being recognized as Navy Medicine Readiness Training Command Bremerton’s Junior Sailor of the Quarter. Not because she was like many parents who are several time zones or states away from their children serving on active duty. It was due to her own.

Naval Medical Research Center Clinical Trials Center Seeks Volunteers yet to Receive Flu Shot for Immune Response Study

Article Around MHS
11/23/2022
Military medical personnel during vaccine study

Naval Medical Research Center’s clinical trials center is looking for 200 volunteer test subjects for a new clinical study that investigates the immune response to seasonal flu vaccination.

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