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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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Woodson APHA

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11/6/2015
Dr. Jonathan Woodson (right), assistant secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, joins U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy  (left), and Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika (center), American Public Health Association (APHA) president, on stage for the APHA’s 143rd Annual Meeting and Exposition, in Chicago, Illinois, Nov. 2, 2015. The event is the largest meeting of public health professionals in the United States. During the session, Woodson talked about what the Department of Defense is doing to improve the health of its population. As DoD has been active in the development and implementation of the National Prevention Strategy, APHA was interested in Woodson’s insights on how to improve the health and wellness of more than 9.5 million members of the American military community. (Courtesy photo)

Dr. Jonathan Woodson (right), assistant secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, joins U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy (left), and Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika (center), American Public Health Association (APHA) president, on stage for the APHA’s 143rd Annual Meeting and Exposition, in Chicago, Illinois, Nov. 2, 2015. The event is the largest meeting of public health professionals in the United States. During the session, Woodson talked about what the Department of Defense is doing to improve the health of its population. As DoD has been active in the development and implementation of the National Prevention Strategy, APHA was interested in Woodson’s insights on how to improve the health and wellness of more than 9.5 million members of the American military community. (Courtesy photo)

Vigilant Ace

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11/6/2015
Airmen from the 51st Medical Operations Squadron (MDOS) simulate patient care in protective equipment during the Vigilant Ace 16 exercise. The MDOS participates in Vigilant Ace 16 to learn vital skills needed in the event of real-world contingencies. This exercise allows the MDOS Airmen to train in mission oriented protective posture, or MOPP, gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristin High)

Airmen from the 51st Medical Operations Squadron (MDOS) simulate patient care in protective equipment during the Vigilant Ace 16 exercise. The MDOS participates in Vigilant Ace 16 to learn vital skills needed in the event of real-world contingencies. This exercise allows the MDOS Airmen to train in mission oriented protective posture, or MOPP, gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristin High)

Prince Harry, First Lady and Dr. Biden Visit Wounded Warriors to Promote Games

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11/6/2015
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Britain’s Prince Harry, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, visited wounded service members and their families during various events at Fort Belvoir, VA, Oct. 28. The visit is to promote the 2016 Invictus Games, a series of sporting events used to raise awareness for injured service members and their families.

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Warrior Care—even 63 years after death

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11/5/2015
Air Force Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) Fred Hoblit (left) and Air Force Col. (ret.) Jerry Hoblit (right) sit graveside during services for their father, Air Force Col. Noel Elmer Hoblit, on May 21, 2015 at Arlington National Cemetery.

Air Force Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) Fred Hoblit (left) and Air Force Col. (ret.) Jerry Hoblit (right) sit graveside during services for their father, Air Force Col. Noel Elmer Hoblit, on May 21, 2015 at Arlington National Cemetery.

Dog evac

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11/5/2015
Army Staff Sgt. Erik Rosengren (left) and Military Working Dog, Hella, prepare to board a helicopter during MEDEVAC training for MWD teams.

Army Staff Sgt. Erik Rosengren (left) and Military Working Dog, Hella, prepare to board a helicopter during MEDEVAC training for MWD teams.

GASO SM Skull Smoke

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11/4/2015
Twenty-five percent of active duty service members smoke cigarettes compared to eighteen percent in the U.S. adult population. That’s not all that’s lagging. Besides serious long-term health effects, smoking cigarettes can slow down a service member by negatively affecting their endurance and how quickly they heal. (U.S. Air Force Photo Illustration by Staff Sgt. John Bainter)

Twenty-five percent of active duty service members smoke cigarettes compared to eighteen percent in the U.S. adult population. That’s not all that’s lagging. Besides serious long-term health effects, smoking cigarettes can slow down a service member by negatively affecting their endurance and how quickly they heal. (U.S. Air Force Photo Illustration by Staff Sgt. John Bainter)

UNITAS 2015

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11/4/2015
Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Platoon 3-1-1 and Chilean Special Forces conduct a tactical combat casualty exercise during UNITAS 2015. UNITAS 2015, the U.S. Navy's longest running annual multinational maritime exercise, is part of the Southern Seas deployment planned by U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet. This 56th iteration of UNITAS. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Sloan)

Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Platoon 3-1-1 and Chilean Special Forces conduct a tactical combat casualty exercise during UNITAS 2015. UNITAS 2015, the U.S. Navy's longest running annual multinational maritime exercise, is part of the Southern Seas deployment planned by U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet. This 56th iteration of UNITAS. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Sloan)

Warrior Games positioning

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11/4/2015
A wheelchair rugby demonstration is just one of the many sponsored events and activities of Warrior Care Month 2015, which has the theme, “Show of Strength.” (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua D. Sheppard)

A wheelchair rugby demonstration is just one of the many sponsored events and activities of Warrior Care Month 2015, which has the theme, “Show of Strength.” (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua D. Sheppard)

Invictus games 2016

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11/3/2015
Britain’s Prince Harry talks to wounded warriors at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, alongside first lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, as they officially launch the second Invictus Games, Oct. 28, 2015. The games are set to be held in Orlando, Florida, in May. (DoD photo by Katie Lange)

Britain’s Prince Harry talks to wounded warriors at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, alongside first lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, as they officially launch the second Invictus Games, Oct. 28, 2015. The games are set to be held in Orlando, Florida, in May. (DoD photo by Katie Lange)

SOFAS

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11/3/2015
U.S. Marines and Sailors from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Essex Amphibious Ready Group fill their plates with food at a steel beach picnic aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage. Solid fats, or SoFAS, are solid at room temperature and are found in foods such as butter, cheese, meats and foods made with these products, such as pizza, burgers and fried foods. Foods containing SoFAS are often high in calories but don’t provide important nutrients such as vitamins, minerals or fiber. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steve H. Lopez)

U.S. Marines and Sailors from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Essex Amphibious Ready Group fill their plates with food at a steel beach picnic aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage. Solid fats, or SoFAS, are solid at room temperature and are found in foods such as butter, cheese, meats and foods made with these products, such as pizza, burgers and fried foods. Foods containing SoFAS are often high in calories but don’t provide important nutrients such as vitamins, minerals or fiber. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Steve H. Lopez)

DHA Change

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11/3/2015
Navy Vice Adm. Bono, a 36-year veteran of the Navy Medical Corps, takes the reins as the director of the Defense Health Agency, in a change of responsibility ceremony Nov. 2. (Courtesy photo)

Navy Vice Adm. Bono, a 36-year veteran of the Navy Medical Corps, takes the reins as the director of the Defense Health Agency, in a change of responsibility ceremony Nov. 2. (Courtesy photo)

Stone saved

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11/3/2015
Left to right: Dr. Garth Utter, an associate professor of surgery, Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone and Capt. Eleanor Curtis, a senior resident at UC Davis Medical Center who is assigned to David Grant USAF Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., pose for a photo in October. (Courtesy photo)

Left to right: Dr. Garth Utter, an associate professor of surgery, Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone and Capt. Eleanor Curtis, a senior resident at UC Davis Medical Center who is assigned to David Grant USAF Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., pose for a photo in October. (Courtesy photo)

BATDOK

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11/2/2015
Chief Master Sgt. Robert Bean, an Air Force Pararescue Jumper, demonstrates how BATDOK can be worn on the wrist providing awareness of multiple patient health status. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Chief Master Sgt. Robert Bean, an Air Force Pararescue Jumper, demonstrates how BATDOK can be worn on the wrist providing awareness of multiple patient health status. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Adaptive sports

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11/2/2015
Volunteer boxing coach Mike Martin (right) shows boxing technique to Daniel Irwin, Jr. (Courtesy photo)

Volunteer boxing coach Mike Martin (right) shows boxing technique to Daniel Irwin, Jr. (Courtesy photo)

Wounded Warrior Care Event

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11/2/2015
Wounded Warrior Care Event

Air Force Captain Chris Cochran speaks about how the Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) program rekindled his passion for archery.

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