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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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Integrating Tactical Combat Casualty Care with Physical Fitness Enhances Military Medical Readiness

Article Around MHS
3/1/2024
U.S. Navy Hospitalman Amy Pierre Pion, assigned to U.S. Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command in Rota, Spain, applies a right upper limb torniquet to a simulated patient, during a combined physical training and tactical combat casualty care exercise.  (Photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Rigel Jamero/U.S. Naval Hospital Rota)

U.S. Sailors from the U.S. Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command in Rota, Spain, continued their integration of tactical combat casualty care curriculum into their physical fitness training regimen.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Lee County in Illinois due to Tornado

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2/29/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Lee County in Illinois due to Tornado

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in Lee County, Illinois, may receive emergency prescription refills now through March 8, 2024, due to the tornado.

Madigan Army Medical Soldier Wins U.S. Army Medical Command Career Counselor of the Year—Two Years in a Row

Article Around MHS
2/29/2024
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Angie Carper, Madigan Army Medical Center, representing Medical Readiness Command, Pacific, won the 2024 Medical Command Career Counselor of the Year.  (Photo: Joseph Kumzak/U.S. Army)

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Angie Carper, Madigan Army Medical Center, representing Medical Readiness Command, Pacific, won the 2024 Medical Command Career Counselor of the Year. The award was announced in a ceremony Feb. 15, 2024, at MEDCOM headquarters on Fort Sam Houston. This is the second time Carper has received this award.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Jefferson Davis County in Mississippi due to Wildfire

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2/28/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Jefferson Davis County in Mississippi due to Wildfire

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi, may receive emergency prescription refills now through March 7, 2024, due to the wildfire.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Two Counties in Nebraska due to Wildfire

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2/28/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Two Counties in Nebraska due to Wildfire

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in two counties in Nebraska may receive emergency prescription refills now through March 7, 2024, due to the wildfire.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Two Counties in Oklahoma due to Wildfire

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2/28/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Two Counties in Oklahoma due to Wildfire

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in two counties in Oklahoma may receive emergency prescription refills now through March 8, 2024, due to the wildfire.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Multiple Counties in Texas due to Wildfire

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2/28/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Multiple Counties in Texas due to Wildfire

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in multiple counties in Texas may receive emergency prescription refills now through March 8, 2024, due to the wildfire.

The Bethesda Chronicles, Part 1: Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Medical Center

Article Around MHS
2/28/2024
On Jan. 8, 2024, government and military officials attended a dedication ceremony to celebrate the “Bethesda” name as the new class of expeditionary medical ship. (Graphic by André B. Sobocinski)

On Monday, Jan. 8, 2024, U.S. Secretary of the Navy Carlos del Toro, U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Darin Via, the Navy surgeon general, Governor of Maryland Wes Moore, Dawn Moore, the first lady of Maryland, and U.S. Navy Capt. Melissa Austin, commanding officer of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, took part in a dedication ceremony to celebrate the “Bethesda” name as the new class of expeditionary medical ship.

DHN East Director Visits “North Country”

Article Around MHS
2/28/2024
Army Medical Command East Command Sergeant Major Alexander Poutou, right, speaks with Sgt. Ashtin Josey in the Occupational Health clinic during a visit to Guthrie Ambulatory Health Care Clinic at Fort Drum, New York. (Photo: Ed Gulick)

U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Lance Raney, director for Defense Health Network East, visited local commands and community health care leaders at Fort Drum, New York, Feb. 13-14.

DHA Public Health Experts Offer Tips to Reduce Body Pains, Eye Strain Caused by Working at Your Computer

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2/27/2024
DHA Public Health Experts Offer Tips to Reduce Body Pains, Eye Strain Caused by Working at Your Computer

Many working-age adults in the U.S. spend eight hours per day or more in front of a computer. Screen time can be harmful to your health in more ways than one. Here are some tips and recommendations to help you reduce those risks.

I am Navy Medicine Honoring Black History Month – U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Anaya Taylor

Article Around MHS
2/27/2024
When Naval Hospital Bremerton’s Diversity Council sent out a request asking staff members what Black History Month meant to them, U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Anaya Taylor knew she had to share. (Photo by Douglas H Stutz, NHB/NMRTC Bremerton public affairs officer)

With February designated as Black History Month, Navy Medicine and Defense Health Agency commands such as Naval Hospital Bremerton are recognizing the exceptional service and many contributions of Black military and civilian personnel.

Recreational Therapy Month: Recognizing the Art, Science of Fun, Healing

Article Around MHS
2/27/2024
Department of Rehabilitation staff members at Walter Reed, including Recreational Therapists Cara Navarro, Stephanie Seeley, Jennifer Beattie, Jennifer Zumwalde, Meghan Campano, and Jahniya Kiliru-Liontree, recognized National Recreational Therapy Month, observed during February, with an information table set up in the America Building at the medical center Feb. 14 for patients, staff and visitors to learn about Recreational Therapy and its benefits. (DOD Photo by Bernard Little)

Department of Rehabilitation staff members at Walter Reed recognized National Recreational Therapy Month, observed during February, with an information table set up in the America Building at the medical center Feb. 14, to inform patients, staff, and visitors about RT and its benefits.

Walter Reed: Showing Patients Appreciation in February and Beyond

Article Around MHS
2/27/2024
Brigid Herrick, the Chief Experience Officer (CXO) at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, poses with one of the hospital's emotional support dogs outside of the Outpatient Phlebotomy Laboratory in Building 9 at Walter Reed in Bethesda, Maryland. (Courtesy Photo)

Whether celebrating the first birth in a new year with proud parents or providing comfort and care to the last remaining service members from World War II, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center strives each day to show appreciation to our nation’s heroes and their families.

Uniformed Services University Students Named to West Points 30 Under 30 Leader Developers List

Article Around MHS
2/26/2024
U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Mason Remondelli (left), Uniformed Services University class of 2025, and U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Spencer Allen, class of 2027, were recognized recently by the Center for Junior Officers at West Point on their annual list of “30 Under 30 Leader Developers.” (Courtesy Photos)

Two Uniformed Services University School of Medicine students were named to West Point’s “30 Under 30 Leader Developers” list for their exceptional skills in nurturing future military leaders.

Medical Soldiers Compete in the Medical Readiness Command Europe 2024 Best Leader Competition

Article Around MHS
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.

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