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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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9/24/2015
Darryl Champagne spoke to Wounded Warriors about his experience as a former Operation Warfighter Intern for Joint Staff J7 at the Wounded Warrior Intern Awareness Day recently in Suffolk, Va. (Courtesy photo)

Darryl Champagne spoke to Wounded Warriors about his experience as a former Operation Warfighter Intern for Joint Staff J7 at the Wounded Warrior Intern Awareness Day recently in Suffolk, Va. (Courtesy photo)

Joe Knows

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9/24/2015
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Tracy Krauss, a nurse at Belvoir Community Hospital, preps Cmdr. Joe for another day at the hospital. (Courtesy photo by Reese Brown)

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Tracy Krauss, a nurse at Belvoir Community Hospital, preps Cmdr. Joe for another day at the hospital. (Courtesy photo by Reese Brown)

Trench mouth

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9/24/2015
Marine Lance Cpl. Sean McDonough, with Company I, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, looks into a Humvee mirror as he brushes his teeth on a combat outpost in Farah province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau)

Marine Lance Cpl. Sean McDonough, with Company I, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, looks into a Humvee mirror as he brushes his teeth on a combat outpost in Farah province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau)

Charlie Med

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9/24/2015
Army medics with Company C, 106th Support Battalion, 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, carry a litter patient from the ambulance to the Troop Medical Clinic while participating in a mass casualty event during an Exportable Combat Training Capability exercise at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Scott Tynes)

Army medics with Company C, 106th Support Battalion, 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, carry a litter patient from the ambulance to the Troop Medical Clinic while participating in a mass casualty event during an Exportable Combat Training Capability exercise at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Scott Tynes)

IR team

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9/23/2015
Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Connor Potts (left), assigned to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Va., and Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Michael Siem (right), assigned to the Admiral Joel T. Boone Branch Health Clinic Virginia Beach, Va., take an X-ray of a patient at a medical site established at Killick Coast Guard Station in support of Continuing Promise 2015. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kameren Guy Hodnett)

Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Connor Potts (left), assigned to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Va., and Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Michael Siem (right), assigned to the Admiral Joel T. Boone Branch Health Clinic Virginia Beach, Va., take an X-ray of a patient at a medical site established at Killick Coast Guard Station in support of Continuing Promise 2015. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kameren Guy Hodnett)

Woodson DA NANG

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9/23/2015
Dr. Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, speaks at the Asia Pacific Military Health Exchange (APMHE) in Da Nang, Vietnam. APMHE provided an opportunity to share emerging and recent scientific information and to discuss regional issues and concerns of military health significance. The event included more than 400 participants from 23 nations in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (Courtesy photo)

Dr. Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, speaks at the Asia Pacific Military Health Exchange (APMHE) in Da Nang, Vietnam. APMHE provided an opportunity to share emerging and recent scientific information and to discuss regional issues and concerns of military health significance. The event included more than 400 participants from 23 nations in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (Courtesy photo)

Warning signs of suicide

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9/23/2015
At-risk individuals could have anywhere from five to 20 different warning signs. They could be going through relationship, legal, financial, emotional or other problems and could withdraw from socializing with their fellow service members. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Airman 1st Class Corey Hook)

At-risk individuals could have anywhere from five to 20 different warning signs. They could be going through relationship, legal, financial, emotional or other problems and could withdraw from socializing with their fellow service members. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Airman 1st Class Corey Hook)

Collaborate

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9/22/2015
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Brett Lessmann, family medicine resident, examines a patient and eligible beneficiary. The Puget Sound Military Health System is comprised of four military treatment facilities in western Washington - Madigan Army Medical Center, Naval Hospital Bremerton, Naval Hospital Oak Harbor, and the 62nd Medical Squadron clinic at McChord Field - that are responsible for the care of some 280,000 eligible beneficiaries. (U.S. Navy photo)

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Brett Lessmann, family medicine resident, examines a patient and eligible beneficiary. The Puget Sound Military Health System is comprised of four military treatment facilities in western Washington - Madigan Army Medical Center, Naval Hospital Bremerton, Naval Hospital Oak Harbor, and the 62nd Medical Squadron clinic at McChord Field - that are responsible for the care of some 280,000 eligible beneficiaries. (U.S. Navy photo)

Pet Therapy

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9/22/2015
Pets, like the dog pictured here, can reduce patient anxiety. Air Force Capt. Kelly Lonergan, from SAMMC’s Inpatient Mental Health Unit, presented findings from her project on the “Use of Pet Therapy in an Inpatient Behavioral Health Setting.” Lonergan’s project was geared to reducing patient anxiety through the use of pet therapy. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jon Cupp)

Pets, like the dog pictured here, can reduce patient anxiety. Air Force Capt. Kelly Lonergan, from SAMMC’s Inpatient Mental Health Unit, presented findings from her project on the “Use of Pet Therapy in an Inpatient Behavioral Health Setting.” Lonergan’s project was geared to reducing patient anxiety through the use of pet therapy. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jon Cupp)

Alaska help

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9/22/2015
Master Sgt. Kim Groat, 168th Medical Group aerospace medical technician, performs a blood pressure test for a veteran during the Veteran Stand Down at Pioneer Park Civic Center in Fairbanks, Alaska. (Air Force photo by Senior Airman Francine St. Laurent)

Master Sgt. Kim Groat, 168th Medical Group aerospace medical technician, performs a blood pressure test for a veteran during the Veteran Stand Down at Pioneer Park Civic Center in Fairbanks, Alaska. (Air Force photo by Senior Airman Francine St. Laurent)

Green Navy

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9/21/2015
Navy corpsmen with Field Medical Training Battalion West apply first aid to a training dummy during a training exercise in Camp Pendleton, Calif. The corpsmen learn to apply first aid in combat and work with Marine units. (U.S. Marine photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Young)

Navy corpsmen with Field Medical Training Battalion West apply first aid to a training dummy during a training exercise in Camp Pendleton, Calif. The corpsmen learn to apply first aid in combat and work with Marine units. (U.S. Marine photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Young)

Supplement

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9/21/2015
Service members should be aware of the side effects regarding supplement usage and the negative effects it can lead to in the workplace, including loss of concentration, uneasy heart murmurs, and other potential health problems leading to work-stoppage. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Andrew Crawford)

Service members should be aware of the side effects regarding supplement usage and the negative effects it can lead to in the workplace, including loss of concentration, uneasy heart murmurs, and other potential health problems leading to work-stoppage. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Andrew Crawford)

AFW2

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9/18/2015
Mark Shepherd, Air Force Wounded Warrior wheelchair basketball head coach, gathers wounded warriors for a team hand stack during the Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program Warrior Care event, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., recently.

Mark Shepherd, Air Force Wounded Warrior wheelchair basketball head coach, gathers wounded warriors for a team hand stack during the Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program Warrior Care event, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., recently.

Joint

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9/18/2015
Army Maj. Angela Diebal, a physical therapist, customizes an orthotic device for her patient.

Army Maj. Angela Diebal, a physical therapist, customizes an orthotic device for her patient.

Airmen TCCC

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9/18/2015
Staff Sgt. Derek Ables (left), 21st Security Forces Squadron, establishes an airway on a simulated patient using a nasopharyngeal tool during a pilot course for Tactical Combat Casualty Care.

Staff Sgt. Derek Ables (left), 21st Security Forces Squadron, establishes an airway on a simulated patient using a nasopharyngeal tool during a pilot course for Tactical Combat Casualty Care.

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