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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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2015 Allied Health Leadership Excellence Award

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12/8/2015
A highlight of the recent Federal Health 2015 conference in San Antonio was recognizing exemplary accomplishments by those military health care providers who serve with distinction within the Military Health System.  Receiving the 2015 Allied Health Leadership Award are (left to right): Junior Non-Provider  -Navy Lt. Jacob Norris, Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, Md.; Junior Provider - Air Force Capt. Danielle Anderson, Travis Air Force Base, Calif.; and Senior Provider - Navy Lt. Cmdr. Eric Harmon, Camp Pendleton, Calif.  Not pictured: Senior Non-Provider - Navy Cmdr. Malaysia Gresham (Public Health Service), DHA Falls Church, Va. (Photo by MHS Communications Division)

A highlight of the recent Federal Health 2015 conference in San Antonio was recognizing exemplary accomplishments by those military health care providers who serve with distinction within the Military Health System. Receiving the 2015 Allied Health Leadership Award are (left to right): Junior Non-Provider -Navy Lt. Jacob Norris, Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, Md.; Junior Provider - Air Force Capt. Danielle Anderson, Travis Air Force Base, Calif.; and Senior Provider - Navy Lt. Cmdr. Eric Harmon, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Not pictured: Senior Non-Provider - Navy Cmdr. Malaysia Gresham (Public Health Service), DHA Falls Church, Va. (Photo by MHS Communications Division)

Polish AE

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12/8/2015
Members from the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and Polish aeromedical evacuation specialists discuss the proper treatment of a mock patient aboard a C-17 Globemaster III. Members of the 86th AES showcased their skills for the Polish medical officials in order for them to adapt desired skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Armando A. Schwier-Morales)

Members from the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and Polish aeromedical evacuation specialists discuss the proper treatment of a mock patient aboard a C-17 Globemaster III. Members of the 86th AES showcased their skills for the Polish medical officials in order for them to adapt desired skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Armando A. Schwier-Morales)

lifting

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12/7/2015
Damage Controlman 2nd Class Evelyn Medina lifts weights during a workout session on the boat deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland.

Damage Controlman 2nd Class Evelyn Medina lifts weights during a workout session on the boat deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland.

AE training 1

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12/7/2015
An aeromedical evacuation expert practices on a patient during a collaborative Air Mobility Command training initiative.

An aeromedical evacuation expert practices on a patient during a collaborative Air Mobility Command training initiative.

Driving junk

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12/4/2015
Foods such as coffee, doughnuts, energy drinks and candy bars aren’t the right fuel

Foods such as coffee, doughnuts, energy drinks and candy bars aren’t the right fuel

CBRNE

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12/4/2015
Army Capt. Keisha Green (left) and Pfc. Christopher Stapleton (right) assist with triaging and caring for casualties in a CBRN environment with the U.K.'s 33 Field Hospital at Bordon Training Area for Exercise Jorvik Look 2015. Army medics integrated and trained with the U.K. hospital, learning the capabilities of a NATO Role II hospital while building capacity and interoperability with European allies. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Sandy Said)

Army Capt. Keisha Green (left) and Pfc. Christopher Stapleton (right) assist with triaging and caring for casualties in a CBRN environment with the U.K.'s 33 Field Hospital at Bordon Training Area for Exercise Jorvik Look 2015. Army medics integrated and trained with the U.K. hospital, learning the capabilities of a NATO Role II hospital while building capacity and interoperability with European allies. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Sandy Said)

AMSUS award

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12/4/2015
Dr. Basil Pruitt, Jr., left, receives the AMSUS Lifetime Achievement Award from Dr. Michael Cowan, executive director of AMSUS –The Society of Federal Health Professionals, for his more than five decades as one of the leading specialists in the treatment of burns. Pruitt was the director of the U. S. Army Institute of Surgical Research for the last 27 of his 35 years as a military surgeon. As he accepted the award, Pruitt told to audience “If you see a turtle on a fence post, you know he had a lot of help getting there. As the officially designated turtle this morning, I share this award with many others.” In bestowing the honor, Dr. Cowan read a statement from Dr. Jonathan Woodson, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, honoring Dr. Pruitt's contributions to military health. "He has been a leader in his field for over 50 years; he lives at the cutting edge of his surgical specialty and is an internationally renowned burn surgeon; and, he has dedicated his life to public service, and the care to those who have borne the harshest scars of battle. He conducted and led research that dramatically improved the treatment of burns – not just for service members, but for every man, woman and child on the planet." (Courtesy photo)

Dr. Basil Pruitt, Jr., left, receives the AMSUS Lifetime Achievement Award from Dr. Michael Cowan, executive director of AMSUS –The Society of Federal Health Professionals, for his more than five decades as one of the leading specialists in the treatment of burns. Pruitt was the director of the U. S. Army Institute of Surgical Research for the last 27 of his 35 years as a military surgeon. As he accepted the award, Pruitt told to audience “If you see a turtle on a fence post, you know he had a lot of help getting there. As the officially designated turtle this morning, I share this award with many others.” In bestowing the honor, Dr. Cowan read a statement from Dr. Jonathan Woodson, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, honoring Dr. Pruitt's contributions to military health. "He has been a leader in his field for over 50 years; he lives at the cutting edge of his surgical specialty and is an internationally renowned burn surgeon; and, he has dedicated his life to public service, and the care to those who have borne the harshest scars of battle. He conducted and led research that dramatically improved the treatment of burns – not just for service members, but for every man, woman and child on the planet." (Courtesy photo)

International Ebola first responder lessons learned featured at Federal Health 2015

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12/3/2015
Defense Health Agency program analyst Brian Smith (right), and chief of Reserve and Service Member Support Services Jody Donehoo (center), watch a decontamination demonstration at the Air Force Medical Service and U.S. Public Health Services Ebola Response Partners exhibit during Federal Health 2015 in San Antonio.

Defense Health Agency program analyst Brian Smith (right), and chief of Reserve and Service Member Support Services Jody Donehoo (center), watch a decontamination demonstration at the Air Force Medical Service and U.S. Public Health Services Ebola Response Partners exhibit during Federal Health 2015 in San Antonio.

HPRC lighter

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12/2/2015
Lifting heavy weights isn't necessarily bad, but lifting lighter weights may be good for maintaining muscle mass and growth in certain cases. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. David Lipp)

Lifting heavy weights isn't necessarily bad, but lifting lighter weights may be good for maintaining muscle mass and growth in certain cases. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. David Lipp)

Care fire

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12/2/2015
Soldiers participating in a trauma lane training exercise rush a simulated casualty to care at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Along with U.S. Army Central personnel, service members from the Navy, Air Force and Canadian military took part in the weeklong trauma lanes to better prepare their medical personnel for a mass casualty situation. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Youtoy Martin)

Soldiers participating in a trauma lane training exercise rush a simulated casualty to care at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Along with U.S. Army Central personnel, service members from the Navy, Air Force and Canadian military took part in the weeklong trauma lanes to better prepare their medical personnel for a mass casualty situation. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Youtoy Martin)

PT helps

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12/2/2015
Air Force Staff Sgt. Amber Coley (bottom), a 4th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapy technician, demonstrates an exercise for Tech. Sgt. Jared Rhynehart, a 4th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron lead support team member, during a rehabilitation session. The physical therapists assign several different exercises per session with difficulty dependent on the patient’s injury or pain area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley Williamson)

Air Force Staff Sgt. Amber Coley (bottom), a 4th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapy technician, demonstrates an exercise for Tech. Sgt. Jared Rhynehart, a 4th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron lead support team member, during a rehabilitation session. The physical therapists assign several different exercises per session with difficulty dependent on the patient’s injury or pain area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley Williamson)

World AIDS Day

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12/1/2015
Participants and instructors in the Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program’s inaugural Regional Military International HIV Training Program in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Participants and instructors in the Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program’s inaugural Regional Military International HIV Training Program in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Vice Adm. Raquel Bono kicks off the Federal Health 2015 conference in San Antonio

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12/1/2015
Vice Adm. Raquel Bono

Phantom pain

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12/1/2015
A patient at Walter Reed receives mirror therapy under the supervision of a physician.

A patient at Walter Reed receives mirror therapy under the supervision of a physician.

Songs heal

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11/30/2015
Former Air Force Maj. Frank Vassar plays one of his songs to fellow wounded Airmen during a music therapy session on Joint Base Andrews, Md., as part of Warrior Care Month.

Former Air Force Maj. Frank Vassar plays one of his songs to fellow wounded Airmen during a music therapy session on Joint Base Andrews, Md., as part of Warrior Care Month.

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