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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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TBI Podcast

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9/30/2022
TBI Podcast

Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman Ramón “CZ” Colón-López talks about his personal experience with traumatic brain injuries in a podcast with the Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence. The “Picking Your Brain” podcast focuses on the latest TBI research and clinical recommendations, the effects of TBI on military readiness, veterans, and the loved ones who support their recovery process. (Photo: Air Force Master Sgt. Michael J. Cowley)

Disaster Preparedness

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9/30/2022
Disaster Preparedness

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Alexandra Vidato, 459th Airlift Squadron instructor flight engineer, tapes a box of simulated humanitarian aid prior to takeoff for a Tokyo Metropolitan Government-hosted disaster preparedness and response drill at Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park, Japan, Sept. 3, 2022. (Photo: U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Joshua Edwards, 374th Airlift Wing Public Affairs)

Indo-Pacific

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9/30/2022
Indo-Pacific

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Joseph Heck, the first director of the Defense Health Agency Region Indo-Pacific, speaks at a ceremony Sept. 27 formally establishing the new overseas health region. The region consists of 45 military hospitals and clinics in Hawaii, Guam, Japan, and the Republic of Korea. (Photo: DMA Pacific - Hawaii Media Bureau)

Army Builds Tool to Save Lives at High Altitude

Article Around MHS
9/30/2022
Military researchers in the mountains of New Mexico

Mountain climbing is risky business. When unacclimatized individuals rapidly ascend to altitudes greater than 8,000 feet, they put themselves at risk for suffering from high-altitude illnesses. The addition of hard physical exercise, typical of a military mission, increases this level of risk. Detecting these illnesses prior to occurrence has the potential to save lives.

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Research and Innovation | Physical Fitness

Top U.S. Military Enlisted Leader Shares Experience of Stigma Surrounding TBI

Article
9/30/2022
A man wearing headphones in front of his computer

Recovery after brain injury keeps warfighters mission-ready.

Recommended Content:

Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence

Natural Disaster Preparation: What You Need to Know

Article
9/30/2022
Image of a woman reading.

Disasters can come at any time, so always be prepared and lean on TRICARE for assistance.

TRICARE Offers Contraceptive Care to Support You, Your Family, and Your Readiness

Article
9/30/2022
TRICARE covers a full range of contraceptive methods, regardless of which health plan you have. And recent changes to TRICARE policies help make sure you’ll have easy, convenient, and timely access to contraceptive services.

Whether you’re a service member or a TRICARE-eligible family member, contraceptive care plays a key role in your overall health, wellness, and quality of life. It also supports your individual and family readiness.

Recommended Content:

Women's Health | Contraceptive Care Toolkit

DHA Region Indo-Pacific Standardizes Medical Readiness and Health Care

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9/30/2022
A man speaks into a microphone on a podium

DHA establishes DHA Region Indo-Pacific on Sept. 27.

Recommended Content:

Military Health System Transformation | Defense Health Agency Region Indo-Pacific

Mental Health is Health Care

Spotlight
9/29/2022
Mental Health is Health Care

The Military Health System has many resources available to help any service member, families, or veteran beneficiaries who are struggling with mental health challenges.

Recommended Content:

Anger | Anxiety | Depression | inTransition | Posttraumatic Stress Disorder | Psychological Fitness | Psychological Health Center of Excellence | Psychological Health Resource Center | 24/7 | Real Warriors Campaign | Stress | Suicide Prevention

Immunization Lifelong Learners Course (ILLC): Bremerton, WA

Calendar Event
9/28/2022

A two-day face-to-face course designed to ensure health care personnel are trained in vaccine policy, vaccine safety, and effectiveness.

Twentynine Palms ILLC

Calendar Event
9/28/2022

A two-day face-to-face course designed to ensure health care personnel are trained in vaccine policy, vaccine safety, and effectiveness.

TBICoE Quarterly Education Series: Global Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury Care

Calendar Event
9/28/2022

The Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence is collaborating with the Department of Veterans Affairs to host the next TBICoE Quarterly Education Series. During this event you will hear how historical conflicts have spurred innovation and research, shaping TBI care. You will gain insight into some of the pressing issues of TBI care and explore areas for future research. Please join TBICoE and the VA for the next Quarterly Education Series, November 16, 2022!

Diversity in Health Care Focus of Hispanic Heritage Month Observance

Article Around MHS
9/28/2022
Hispanic Heritage Month graphic

“You can’t just talk the talk when it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI),” said Army veteran, Dr. Jennifer Peña. “You have to put that talk into action, and walk the walk.” Pena, a former physician in the White House Medical Unit under both the Obama and Trump administrations, shared these sentiments during an online panel discussion in observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 16.

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September

Air Force Advisory Squadron Medics Strengthen Capabilities of Allies, Partners

Article Around MHS
9/28/2022
Military personnel conduct trauma training

Medical capabilities within mobility support advisory squadrons are foundational to security cooperation activities that strengthen national defense and strategic relationships. An MSAS has 60 air advisors, including a flight nurse, an independent duty medical technician, and an aeromedical evacuation technician.

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Global Health Engagement | Partners

The Founding of USU: 50 Years of Caring for Those in Harm’s Way

Article
9/28/2022
Image of an old pharmacy building.

As the guns of World War II cooled and the conflict rumbled to an end, the U.S. military returned home to face a new challenge — one ultimately leading to the creation of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU).

TBI Podcast

Photo
9/30/2022
TBI Podcast

Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman Ramón “CZ” Colón-López talks about his personal experience with traumatic brain injuries in a podcast with the Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence. The “Picking Your Brain” podcast focuses on the latest TBI research and clinical recommendations, the effects of TBI on military readiness, veterans, and the loved ones who support their recovery process. (Photo: Air Force Master Sgt. Michael J. Cowley)

Disaster Preparedness

Photo
9/30/2022
Disaster Preparedness

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Alexandra Vidato, 459th Airlift Squadron instructor flight engineer, tapes a box of simulated humanitarian aid prior to takeoff for a Tokyo Metropolitan Government-hosted disaster preparedness and response drill at Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park, Japan, Sept. 3, 2022. (Photo: U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Joshua Edwards, 374th Airlift Wing Public Affairs)

Indo-Pacific

Photo
9/30/2022
Indo-Pacific

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Joseph Heck, the first director of the Defense Health Agency Region Indo-Pacific, speaks at a ceremony Sept. 27 formally establishing the new overseas health region. The region consists of 45 military hospitals and clinics in Hawaii, Guam, Japan, and the Republic of Korea. (Photo: DMA Pacific - Hawaii Media Bureau)

Army Builds Tool to Save Lives at High Altitude

Article Around MHS
9/30/2022
Military researchers in the mountains of New Mexico

Mountain climbing is risky business. When unacclimatized individuals rapidly ascend to altitudes greater than 8,000 feet, they put themselves at risk for suffering from high-altitude illnesses. The addition of hard physical exercise, typical of a military mission, increases this level of risk. Detecting these illnesses prior to occurrence has the potential to save lives.

Recommended Content:

Research and Innovation | Physical Fitness

Top U.S. Military Enlisted Leader Shares Experience of Stigma Surrounding TBI

Article
9/30/2022
A man wearing headphones in front of his computer

Recovery after brain injury keeps warfighters mission-ready.

Recommended Content:

Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence

Natural Disaster Preparation: What You Need to Know

Article
9/30/2022
Image of a woman reading.

Disasters can come at any time, so always be prepared and lean on TRICARE for assistance.

TRICARE Offers Contraceptive Care to Support You, Your Family, and Your Readiness

Article
9/30/2022
TRICARE covers a full range of contraceptive methods, regardless of which health plan you have. And recent changes to TRICARE policies help make sure you’ll have easy, convenient, and timely access to contraceptive services.

Whether you’re a service member or a TRICARE-eligible family member, contraceptive care plays a key role in your overall health, wellness, and quality of life. It also supports your individual and family readiness.

Recommended Content:

Women's Health | Contraceptive Care Toolkit

DHA Region Indo-Pacific Standardizes Medical Readiness and Health Care

Article
9/30/2022
A man speaks into a microphone on a podium

DHA establishes DHA Region Indo-Pacific on Sept. 27.

Recommended Content:

Military Health System Transformation | Defense Health Agency Region Indo-Pacific

Mental Health is Health Care

Spotlight
9/29/2022
Mental Health is Health Care

The Military Health System has many resources available to help any service member, families, or veteran beneficiaries who are struggling with mental health challenges.

Recommended Content:

Anger | Anxiety | Depression | inTransition | Posttraumatic Stress Disorder | Psychological Fitness | Psychological Health Center of Excellence | Psychological Health Resource Center | 24/7 | Real Warriors Campaign | Stress | Suicide Prevention

Immunization Lifelong Learners Course (ILLC): Bremerton, WA

Calendar Event
9/28/2022

A two-day face-to-face course designed to ensure health care personnel are trained in vaccine policy, vaccine safety, and effectiveness.

Twentynine Palms ILLC

Calendar Event
9/28/2022

A two-day face-to-face course designed to ensure health care personnel are trained in vaccine policy, vaccine safety, and effectiveness.

TBICoE Quarterly Education Series: Global Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury Care

Calendar Event
9/28/2022

The Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence is collaborating with the Department of Veterans Affairs to host the next TBICoE Quarterly Education Series. During this event you will hear how historical conflicts have spurred innovation and research, shaping TBI care. You will gain insight into some of the pressing issues of TBI care and explore areas for future research. Please join TBICoE and the VA for the next Quarterly Education Series, November 16, 2022!

Diversity in Health Care Focus of Hispanic Heritage Month Observance

Article Around MHS
9/28/2022
Hispanic Heritage Month graphic

“You can’t just talk the talk when it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI),” said Army veteran, Dr. Jennifer Peña. “You have to put that talk into action, and walk the walk.” Pena, a former physician in the White House Medical Unit under both the Obama and Trump administrations, shared these sentiments during an online panel discussion in observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 16.

Recommended Content:

September

Air Force Advisory Squadron Medics Strengthen Capabilities of Allies, Partners

Article Around MHS
9/28/2022
Military personnel conduct trauma training

Medical capabilities within mobility support advisory squadrons are foundational to security cooperation activities that strengthen national defense and strategic relationships. An MSAS has 60 air advisors, including a flight nurse, an independent duty medical technician, and an aeromedical evacuation technician.

Recommended Content:

Global Health Engagement | Partners

The Founding of USU: 50 Years of Caring for Those in Harm’s Way

Article
9/28/2022
Image of an old pharmacy building.

As the guns of World War II cooled and the conflict rumbled to an end, the U.S. military returned home to face a new challenge — one ultimately leading to the creation of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU).

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