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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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IV Pole Lilypad

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12/27/2016
Annabelle Johnson, the 19-month-old daughter of Air Force Tech. Sgt. Evan Johnson, enjoys riding on a new IV pole "lilypad" in the pediatric ward at Brooke Army Medical Center Dec. 1, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Elaine Sanchez)

Annabelle Johnson, the 19-month-old daughter of Air Force Tech. Sgt. Evan Johnson, enjoys riding on a new IV pole "lilypad" in the pediatric ward at Brooke Army Medical Center Dec. 1, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Elaine Sanchez)

Lilypads from the Westlake Robotics Club

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12/27/2016
Lillian Sun, Amaya Mali and Sophie Rosenberg, students with the Westlake Robotics Club, display a few of their donated IV pole "lilypads" with the help of Army Col. Elizabeth Murray and Air Force Master Sgt. Sean Keene in an inpatient pediatric ward. The Robotics Club students constructed and donated 10 lily pads to pediatric patients at Brooke Army Medical Center. ( U.S. Army photo by Elaine Sanchez)

Lillian Sun, Amaya Mali and Sophie Rosenberg, students with the Westlake Robotics Club, display a few of their donated IV pole "lilypads" with the help of Army Col. Elizabeth Murray and Air Force Master Sgt. Sean Keene in an inpatient pediatric ward. The Robotics Club students constructed and donated 10 lilypads to pediatric patients at Brooke Army Medical Center. ( U.S. Army photo by Elaine Sanchez)

Malaria Research

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12/27/2016
The antimalarial medication Malarone was issued to service members deployed to West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. V. Michelle Woods)

The antimalarial medication Malarone was issued to service members deployed to West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. V. Michelle Woods)

Dr. Guice reflects

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12/23/2016
Dr. Karen S. Guice, acting assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, presents the keynote address opening the 2016 Military Health System Research Symposium in Orlando, Florida, recently.

The Defense Department’s top medical official reflected on her five-and-a-half year tenure at the Pentagon, notably a comprehensive review of the Military Health System

Warrior Games Track and Field

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12/22/2016
Wounded Warriors participate in the track and field events of the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games at Shea Stadium in West Point. The DoD Warrior Games highlight the importance of adaptive sports and reconditioning activities in the recovery of all wounded warriors. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Tynisha Daniel)

Wounded Warriors participate in the track and field events of the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games at Shea Stadium in West Point. The DoD Warrior Games highlight the importance of adaptive sports and reconditioning activities in the recovery of all wounded warriors. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Tynisha Daniel)

Homecoming Celebration

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12/22/2016
A pilot is greeted by his family during a homecoming celebration at Naval Air Station, Oceana. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alysia R. Hernandez)

A pilot is greeted by his family during a homecoming celebration at Naval Air Station, Oceana. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alysia R. Hernandez)

Drive-Thru Flu Shots

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12/21/2016
Medical staff at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia, immunized nearly 1,200 people recently with their drive-through flu vaccination event. (U.S. Army photo by John Corley)

Medical staff at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia, immunized nearly 1,200 people recently with their drive-through flu vaccination event. (U.S. Army photo by John Corley)

Drinking Plan for Social Events

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12/21/2016
USS John C. Stennis' crew and family members dance during a command holiday party. For someone concerned about alcohol intake or battling substance abuse, social events may seem threatening. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Jiang)

USS John C. Stennis' crew and family members dance during a command holiday party. For someone concerned about alcohol intake or battling substance abuse, social events may seem threatening. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Jiang)

WWII Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary

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12/19/2016
On the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, more than 25 World War II veterans, including seven Pearl Harbor survivors, were present at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., for the commemoration. Each veteran was adorned with a red, white and blue quilt as he was individually introduced. Here, a veteran salutes as he receives his quilt during the ceremony. Several of the veterans were greeted by Sen. John McCain and Vice President-elect Mike Pence as the ceremony began.

On the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, more than 25 World War II veterans, including seven Pearl Harbor survivors, were present at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., for the commemoration. Each veteran was adorned with a red, white and blue quilt as he was individually introduced. Here, a veteran salutes as he receives his quilt during the ceremony. Several of the veterans were greeted by Sen. John McCain and Vice President-elect Mike Pence as the ceremony began. (MHS photo)

Mainer WWII

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12/19/2016
Ninety-five year old Harold Mainer, a Pearl Harbor survivor and World War II veteran, traveled from Arkansas to Washington, D.C. for the 75th anniversary commemoration at the World War II Memorial on Dec. 7, 2016. At the time of the attack, he was 20 years old and was stationed on the USS Helena. In the days after the attack, he helped with recovery efforts, taking the injured and deceased to hospitals. He served in the Navy throughout the remainder of the war and participated many battles after Pearl Harbor.

Ninety-five year old Harold Mainer, a Pearl Harbor survivor and World War II veteran, traveled from Arkansas to Washington, D.C. for the 75th anniversary commemoration at the World War II Memorial on Dec. 7, 2016. At the time of the attack, he was 20 years old and was stationed on the USS Helena. In the days after the attack, he helped with recovery efforts, taking the injured and deceased to hospitals. He served in the Navy throughout the remainder of the war and participated many battles after Pearl Harbor.

USUHS President Installed

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12/13/2016
The Honorable Peter Levine, performing the duties of the under secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, presents the ceremonial mace to Dr. Richard W. Thomas, president of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, officially installing Thomas as the university's sixth leader (Photo by Air Force SSgt. Stephanie Morris, Uniformed Services University).

The Honorable Peter Levine, performing the duties of the under secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, presents the ceremonial mace to Dr. Richard W. Thomas, president of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, officially installing Thomas as the university's sixth leader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Stephanie Morris)

Fat Burning Zone

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12/13/2016
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Brian Conner, assistant navigator aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, works out on the ship. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Comunication Specialist 3rd Class Kashif Basharat)

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Brian Conner, assistant navigator aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, works out on the ship. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Comunication Specialist 3rd Class Kashif Basharat)

Dr. Robin Meadows at AMSUS

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12/12/2016
Dr. Robin Meadows, Outpatient Pharmacy Supervisor at Belvoir Hospital, accepted the 2016 Improved Access Award from the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, at a ceremony in Washington Dec. 1. During the event, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Heather Shattuck was recognized as Nurse of the Year by the organization. This is the third year in a row that the honor has gone to a Belvoir Hospital nurse.

Dr. Robin Meadows, Outpatient Pharmacy Supervisor at Belvoir Hospital, accepted the 2016 Improved Access Award from the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, at a ceremony in Washington Dec. 1. During the event, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Heather Shattuck was recognized as Nurse of the Year by the organization. This is the third year in a row that the honor has gone to a Belvoir Hospital nurse.

"I Used to be a Wounded Warrior" Session at AMSUS

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12/9/2016
Navy Capt. Walter Greenhalgh (far right), National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) director, moderated a discussion on care after acute injuries during the “I Used to be a Wounded Warrior” session at the recent AMSUS (the Society of Federal Health Professionals) meeting near Washington, D.C. Joining him on the stage are (l-r) Rory Cooper, chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Science & Technology, and professor of Bioengineering, Physical Medicine & Rehab, and Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh; retired Army Col. Greg Gadson; Larry Miller, retired U.S. Navy physician assistant and now with the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital in Tampa, Florida; and Dr. Paul Pasquina, retired Army doctor and currently chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland.

Navy Capt. Walter Greenhalgh (far right), National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) director, moderated a discussion on care after acute injuries during the “I Used to be a Wounded Warrior” session at the recent AMSUS (the Society of Federal Health Professionals) meeting near Washington, D.C. Joining him on the stage are (l-r) Rory Cooper, chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Science & Technology, and professor of Bioengineering, Physical Medicine & Rehab, and Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh; retired Army Col. Greg Gadson; Larry Miller, retired U.S. Navy physician assistant and now with the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital in Tampa, Florida; and Dr. Paul Pasquina, retired Army doctor and currently chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland.

Walter Reed doc receives AMSUS award

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12/9/2016
Army Lt. Col. Kurt Schaecher (right), chief of the Infectious Disease laboratory at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, receives the Healthcare Excellence in Patient Safety award from Dr. Karen Guice (left), principal deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, performing the duties of the assistant secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, at the AMSUS (the Society of Federal Health Professionals) meeting, Dec. 1, 2016, at National Harbor near Washington, D.C. (Photo courtesy of AMSUS)

Army Lt. Col. Kurt Schaecher (right), chief of the Infectious Disease laboratory at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, receives the Healthcare Excellence in Patient Safety award from Dr. Karen Guice (left), principal deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, performing the duties of the assistant secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, at the AMSUS (the Society of Federal Health Professionals) meeting, Dec. 1, 2016, at National Harbor near Washington, D.C. (Photo courtesy of AMSUS)

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