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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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Stop the bleed

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10/7/2015
Dr. Jonathan Woodson (center) takes part in the White House’s “Stop the Bleed” forum Oct. 6, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Jonathan Woodson (center) takes part in the White House’s “Stop the Bleed” forum Oct. 6, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

National Midwifery Week brings women, families, midwives together

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10/6/2015
Army Col. Michelle Munroe, Women's Health advanced practice consultant to the Surgeon General at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, has served as a midwife for several children.

Army Col. Michelle Munroe, Women's Health advanced practice consultant to the Surgeon General at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, has served as a midwife for several children.

women screenings

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10/6/2015
At Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in 2006, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Carolyn Currie, a women's nurse health practitioner at the Expeditionary Medical Facility- Kuwait, discusses health issues with Hospital Corpsman LaQunia Williamson. As the number of women in the service has increased, so has the need for adequate access to women's health care during deployments.

At Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in 2006, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Carolyn Currie, a women's nurse health practitioner at the Expeditionary Medical Facility- Kuwait, discusses health issues with Hospital Corpsman LaQunia Williamson. As the number of women in the service has increased, so has the need for adequate access to women's health care during deployments.

Bowen Leadership Award

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10/6/2015
David Bowen, director of the DHA Health Information Technology directorate, receives the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Health IT Federal Leadership Award from Dana Alexander, chief of the HIMSS board of directors, during the group’s awards reception Oct. 7, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The awards highlight the leadership Bowen exhibited in consolidating, streamlining and standardizing health IT services in support of the long-term success of Military Health System IT resources.

David Bowen, director of the DHA Health Information Technology directorate, receives the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Health IT Federal Leadership Award from Dana Alexander, chief of the HIMSS board of directors, during the group’s awards reception Oct. 7, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The awards highlight the leadership Bowen exhibited in consolidating, streamlining and standardizing health IT services in support of the long-term success of Military Health System IT resources.

FOC Robb Prince

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10/2/2015
Air Force Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Douglas J. Robb, director of the Defense Health Agency, watches as Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Terry Prince attaches the Meritorious Unit Award streamer to DHA’s unit flag in Falls Church, Va., Oct. 1, 2015. The award ceremony coincided with DHA's second anniversary and the organization achieving full operating capability. DoD photo by EJ Hersom

Air Force Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Douglas J. Robb, director of the Defense Health Agency, watches as Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Terry Prince attaches the Meritorious Unit Award streamer to DHA’s unit flag in Falls Church, Va., Oct. 1, 2015. The award ceremony coincided with DHA's second anniversary and the organization achieving full operating capability. DoD photo by EJ Hersom

Have a #MilKid? Here's how to use TRICARE

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10/2/2015
Infographic that explains TRICARE coverage for children.

This infographic shows you the steps to take to get TRICARE for your child and highlights your child's benefits from birth to college. Learn more at www.tricare.mil/baby.

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A promise of the future as DHA achieves full operating capability

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10/1/2015
Dr. Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (left), Air Force Lt. Gen. Douglas Robb, DHA director, and Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Edward Vottero, interim DHA senior enlisted advisor cut the cake during the celebration marking the agency's achievement of full operating capability. The DHA was awarded the Joint Meritorious Unit Award from Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter for exceptionally meritorious achievements since Oct. 1, 2013. (DoD photo by Kevin Dwyer)

Dr. Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (left), Air Force Lt. Gen. Douglas Robb, DHA director, and Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Edward Vottero, interim DHA senior enlisted advisor cut the cake during the celebration marking the agency's achievement of full operating capability. The DHA was awarded the Joint Meritorious Unit Award from Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter for exceptionally meritorious achievements since Oct. 1, 2013. (DoD photo by Kevin Dwyer)

Woman Running

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10/1/2015
Women can take actions to live a healthy life, including maintaining a healthy weight and exercising for a least 30 minutes for at least five days a week. (Courtesy photo)

Women can take actions to live a healthy life, including maintaining a healthy weight and exercising for a least 30 minutes for at least five days a week. (Courtesy photo)

Dr. Jonathan Woodson

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10/1/2015
Dr. Jonathan Woodson

Watch this video to learn how the Defense Health Agency's created $250 million in cost savings for the Military Health System.

Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Douglas J. Robb on DHA Reaching Full Operating Capability

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10/1/2015
Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Douglas J. Robb on DHA Reaching Full Operating Capability

Watch this video to learn how multi-service markets and facility logistics benefit from the integration services provided by the DHA.

ANDREWS SUMMIT

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9/30/2015

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James listens to a question from Lt. Col. Lisa Bader, the U.S. Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa behavioral health consultant, during the Suicide Prevention Summit at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Sept. 24, 2015. James spoke and listened to questions from the attendees after her speech. (Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Stanfield)

MERCY RETURNS HOME 15

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9/30/2015
A daughter greets her mother after hospital ship USNS Mercy returns to homeport at Naval Base San Diego. Mercy completed a nearly 5-month deployment in support of Pacific Partnership 2015. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eric Coffer)

A daughter greets her mother after hospital ship USNS Mercy returns to homeport at Naval Base San Diego. Mercy completed a nearly 5-month deployment in support of Pacific Partnership 2015. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eric Coffer)

BAKONY COMBAT

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9/29/2015
Army Spc. Sam Loniello, a combat medic assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment instruct two Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 25th Infantry Regiment, Hungarian Defense Forces how to properly apply a tourniquet during a first aid class. The two armies are conducting Exercise Brave Warrior at Bakony Combat Training Centre, Veszprem, Hungary. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jennifer Bunn)

Army Spc. Sam Loniello, a combat medic assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment instruct two Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 25th Infantry Regiment, Hungarian Defense Forces how to properly apply a tourniquet during a first aid class. The two armies are conducting Exercise Brave Warrior at Bakony Combat Training Centre, Veszprem, Hungary. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jennifer Bunn)

Suicide PrevAwareness is Key

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9/29/2015
The complex issue of suicide and suicide prevention involves not only mental health professionals, but the community at large. The best advice to friends, families and loved ones who are concerned about someone at risk: be aware, be vigilant and never be timid about talking to that person about his or her feelings.

The complex issue of suicide and suicide prevention involves not only mental health professionals, but the community at large. The best advice to friends, families and loved ones who are concerned about someone at risk: be aware, be vigilant and never be timid about talking to that person about his or her feelings.

TECH ROLE 3

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9/28/2015
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Scott Hatch, 455th Expeditionary Medical Group biomedical equipment technician and Craig Joint Theater Hospital facility manager, performs maintenance on a blood testing machine at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Scott Hatch, 455th Expeditionary Medical Group biomedical equipment technician and Craig Joint Theater Hospital facility manager, performs maintenance on a blood testing machine at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford)

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