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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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Combat Lifesavers Course

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2/13/2017
Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael Schiller and Air Force Staff Sgt. Alasdair Stretch participate in the hands on portion of the Combat Lifesavers Course at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The CLC is a 40-hour course centered on the three different phases of tactical combat casualty care: care under fire, tactical field care and casualty evacuation care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christian Jadot)

Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael Schiller and Air Force Staff Sgt. Alasdair Stretch participate in the hands on portion of the Combat Lifesavers Course at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The CLC is a 40-hour course centered on the three different phases of tactical combat casualty care: care under fire, tactical field care and casualty evacuation care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christian Jadot)

Pulmonary Function Test

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2/10/2017
Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Joshua Lazenby, a respiratory technician at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Internal Medicine, administers a pulmonary function test to Joy Davis. A pulmonary function test measures how well the lungs add oxygen and remove carbon dioxide from the blood. February is American Heart Month; spread the word about stopping this deadly disease and encourage people to live heart-healthy lives. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel)

Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Joshua Lazenby, a respiratory technician at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Internal Medicine, administers a pulmonary function test to Joy Davis. A pulmonary function test measures how well the lungs add oxygen and remove carbon dioxide from the blood. February is American Heart Month; spread the word about stopping this deadly disease and encourage people to live heart-healthy lives. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel)

VADM Bono at the Defense Health Board

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2/10/2017
Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director, Defense Health Agency (DHA), addressed members of the Defense Health Board at its quarterly meeting, Feb. 9, 2017. The Defense Health Board is a federal advisory committee to the Secretary of Defense, providing independent advice and recommendations on operational programs, health policy development, health research programs, and requirements for the treatment and prevention of disease and injury, promotion of health and the delivery of health care to DoD beneficiaries. Bono discussed DHA goals for 2017 and the importance of the board's work for the agency. Dr. Terry Rauch, recently named acting deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Health Readiness Policy and Oversight, looked on.

Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director, Defense Health Agency (DHA), addressed members of the Defense Health Board.

HMS Ocean Joint Exercise

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2/10/2017
A combined Royal Navy and U.S. Air Force surgical team conduct a simulated operation to save a Royal Marine’s leg during an exercise. The 379th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron mobile field surgical and critical care teams participated in exercise Azraq Serpent, where they worked with Royal Navy forces onboard the HMS Ocean. (Courtesy photo, Royal Navy)

A combined Royal Navy and U.S. Air Force surgical team conduct a simulated operation to save a Royal Marine’s leg during an exercise. The 379th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron mobile field surgical and critical care teams participated in exercise Azraq Serpent, where they worked with Royal Navy forces onboard the HMS Ocean. (Courtesy photo, Royal Navy)

Air Force 1st Lt. Bridget Henry

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2/10/2017
Air Force 1st Lt. Bridget Henry, a critical care nurse with the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group, dons a helmet during a flight safety briefing. Henry was part of a mobile forward surgical team - expeditionary critical care team taking part in an exercise onboard the Royal Navy’s flagship, HMS Ocean. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miles Wilson)

Air Force 1st Lt. Bridget Henry, a critical care nurse with the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group, dons a helmet during a flight safety briefing. Henry was part of a mobile forward surgical team - expeditionary critical care team taking part in an exercise onboard the Royal Navy’s flagship, HMS Ocean. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miles Wilson)

Dr. Charles Drew

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2/9/2017
Dr. Charles Drew (bottom row, center), an African American researcher, revolutionized the way the medical community stored blood products during World War II. Often referred to as the “Father of Blood Banks,” Drew developed ways to process and store blood plasma in what we now call blood banks. (U.S. National Library of Medicine photo)

Dr. Charles Drew (bottom row, center), an African American researcher, revolutionized the way the medical community stored blood products during World War II. Often referred to as the “Father of Blood Banks,” Drew developed ways to process and store blood plasma in what we now call blood banks. (U.S. National Library of Medicine photo)

Hand Held Devices

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2/8/2017
Time spent with smartphones, tablets, and computers can impact your ability to get healthy sleep. Turn off handheld devices and televisions at least two hours before bedtime. Try to avoid lying in bed and scrolling through social media and email before bedtime too. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Jamal Sutter)

Time spent with smartphones, tablets, and computers can impact your ability to get healthy sleep. Turn off handheld devices and televisions at least two hours before bedtime. Try to avoid lying in bed and scrolling through social media and email before bedtime too. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Jamal Sutter)

DoD Watchdog

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2/7/2017
U.S. Army Maj. Lynn Wagner, Armed Forces Medical Examiner System Division of Forensic Toxicology Special Forensic Toxicology Drug Testing Facility chief (left), and Dr. Jeffrey Walterscheid, AFMES Division of Forensic Toxicology chief toxicologist, pose for a photo. Wagner and Walterscheid want to let service members know they are watching and making sure they do not get away with doing synthetic cannabinoids. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashlin Federick)

U.S. Army Maj. Lynn Wagner, Armed Forces Medical Examiner System Division of Forensic Toxicology Special Forensic Toxicology Drug Testing Facility chief (left), and Dr. Jeffrey Walterscheid, AFMES Division of Forensic Toxicology chief toxicologist, pose for a photo. Wagner and Walterscheid want to let service members know they are watching and making sure they do not get away with doing synthetic cannabinoids. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashlin Federick)

Women's Health Screenings

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2/7/2017
Army Capt. Ebony Todd, legal advisor at Fort Campbell, discusses her pregnancy with Army Capt. (Dr.) David Tillman, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital OB-GYN provider. (U.S. Army photo by David Gillespie)

Army Capt. Ebony Todd, legal advisor at Fort Campbell, discusses her pregnancy with Army Capt. (Dr.) David Tillman, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital OB-GYN provider. (U.S. Army photo by David Gillespie)

Eye Exam

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2/6/2017
Ophthamologist Air Force Maj. Thuy Tran evaluates a patient during an eye exam. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John Hughel)

Ophthamologist Air Force Maj. Thuy Tran evaluates a patient during an eye exam. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John Hughel)

Pediatric Oral Hygiene

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2/6/2017
From left, Air Force Staff Sgt. Soohwa Ono, Senior Airman Vanessa Rivas and Capt. Daniel Chartrand promote pediatric oral hygiene at the Kelly Child Development Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)

From left, Air Force Staff Sgt. Soohwa Ono, Senior Airman Vanessa Rivas and Capt. Daniel Chartrand promote pediatric oral hygiene at the Kelly Child Development Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)

Compensatory Reserve Index

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2/3/2017
U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research senior scientist, Victor Convertino, Ph.D. (right), demonstrates the functions and capabilities of the Compensatory Reserve Index to Army Maj. Gen. Barbara Holcomb, commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command. (U.S. Army photo by Steven Galvan)

U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research senior scientist, Victor Convertino, Ph.D. (right), demonstrates the functions and capabilities of the Compensatory Reserve Index to Army Maj. Gen. Barbara Holcomb, commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command. (U.S. Army photo by Steven Galvan)

Malaria Vaccine

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2/3/2017
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class James Bowes, Camp Lemonnier's expeditionary medical facility senior preventive-medicine technician, places mosquitoes on a dish to view under a microscope at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Bowes, a member of the camp's mosquito-control program, routinely analyzes mosquitoes to help determine the risk of mosquito-borne diseases like malaria. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Tom Ouellette)

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class James Bowes, Camp Lemonnier's expeditionary medical facility senior preventive-medicine technician, places mosquitoes on a dish to view under a microscope at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Bowes, a member of the camp's mosquito-control program, routinely analyzes mosquitoes to help determine the risk of mosquito-borne diseases like malaria. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Tom Ouellette)

Arizona Snowbowl

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2/2/2017
Army National Guard Spc. Charity McGeary, a combat medic with the 856th Military Police Company, does a backflip on her snowboard at Arizona Snowbowl in Flagstaff, Arizona. About 20 percent of skiing or snowboarding injuries are head injuries. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Barbour)

Army National Guard Spc. Charity McGeary, a combat medic with the 856th Military Police Company, does a backflip on her snowboard at Arizona Snowbowl in Flagstaff, Arizona. About 20 percent of skiing or snowboarding injuries are head injuries. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Barbour)

Proper Brushing Techniques

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2/1/2017
Navy Lt. Michelle Romeo teaches a first-grade student proper brushing techniques during  Dental Health Month at Graham A. Barden Elementary School in Havelock N.C. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Grace L. Waladkewics)

Navy Lt. Michelle Romeo teaches a first-grade student proper brushing techniques during Dental Health Month at Graham A. Barden Elementary School in Havelock, North Carolina. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Grace L. Waladkewics)

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