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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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Dental Extraction in Honduras

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3/8/2022
Dental Extraction in Honduras

Preparing a patient for an extraction with assistance from a Honduran volunteer during a Global Health Engagement at Los Laureles, Santa Barbara department, Honduras, Feb. 15.

Air Force C17 Globemaster

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3/8/2022
Air Force C17 Globemaster

Air Force C17 Globemaster

Details Matter: Womack Army Medical Center Prepares to Launch MHS GENESIS

Article Around MHS
3/8/2022
Medical equipment technician with a shipment of vital sign monitors

A major transformation in healthcare occurs March 19, 2022 at Womack Army Medical Center (WAMC) when the Department of Defense’s new electronic health record (EHR)--MHS GENESIS--launches at WAMC.

Keeping Oral Cancer from being a Mouthful at Naval Hospital Bremerton

Article Around MHS
3/8/2022
A tobacco cessation counselor with a patient

Smokeless tobacco is really a super concentrated form of nicotine, equal to 3.5 packs of cigarettes.

Top Military Health Leaders Discuss Future Readiness

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3/8/2022
An Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, prepares to transport U.S. Army medical personnel to Guam in support of the global COVID-19 response on April 13, 2020.

Top military health leaders highlight the importance of preparing for the future to ensure both a medically ready force and a ready medical force.

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Military Dentists Provide Relief and Support in Central America

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3/8/2022
U.S. Army Sgt. Thomas Lemieux (center), dental assistant with Army Forces Battalion, Joint Task Force-Bravo, and Col. Franklin Florence (right), general dentist with Army Forces Battalion, Joint Task Force-Bravo, prepare a patient for an extraction with assistance from a Honduran volunteer during a Global Health Engagement at Los Laureles, Santa Barbara department, Honduras, Feb. 15. JTF-Bravo, in conjunction with Honduran Ministry of Health representatives, conducted the mission to provide dental and other medical services with volunteer support from Honduran medical students, who served as interpreters.

Dental woes are common to everyone, everywhere. U.S. military medical and dental specialists conducted a Global Health Engagement with partners in Santa Barbara, Honduras, in February, where they provided dental and primary care services to local Hondurans.

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TRICARE QLE: Death in the Family

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3/7/2022
TRICARE QLE: Death in the Family

If your sponsor dies while serving on active duty, TRICARE continues to provide coverage for surviving family members. To learn more about TRICARE QLEs, visit www.tricare.mil/lifeevents.

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TRICARE QLE: Retired National Guard or Reserve Member Turning 60

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3/7/2022
TRICARE QLE: Retired National Guard or Reserve Member Turning 60

Retiring from the National Guard and Reserve isn’t itself a QLE. However, turning age 60 after having retired from the National Guard and Reserve is a QLE. Retired Reserve members have different TRICARE options available before and after age 60. To learn more about TRICARE QLEs, visit www.tricare.mil/lifeevents.

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TRICARE QLE: Gaining or Losing Command-Sponsorship in Overseas Areas

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3/7/2022
TRICARE QLE: Gaining or Losing Command-Sponsorship in Overseas Areas

Family members may need to be command-sponsored in some overseas locations to qualify to enroll in some plans. To learn more about TRICARE QLEs, visit www.tricare.mil/lifeevents.

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TRICARE QLE: Changing your Command Sponsorship in Overseas Areas

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3/7/2022
TRICARE QLE: Changing your Command Sponsorship in Overseas Areas

Family members may need to be command-sponsored in some overseas locations to qualify to enroll in some plans. To learn more about TRICARE QLEs, visit www.tricare.mil/lifeevents.

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TRICARE QLE: Having a Baby Overseas (Active Duty Families)

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3/7/2022
TRICARE QLE: Having a Baby Overseas (Active Duty Families)

Children are eligible for TRICARE until age 21 (or 23 if in college). You need to take steps to register your newborn in DEERS and enroll him or her in a TRICARE plan. To learn more about TRICARE QLEs, visit www.tricare.mil/lifeevents.

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TRICARE QLE: Separating from Active Duty

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3/7/2022
TRICARE QLE: Separating from Active Duty

Service members and their families may qualify for temporary health care coverage when you separate from the service or get out before retiring. To learn more about TRICARE QLEs, visit www.tricare.mil/lifeevents.

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TRICARE QLE: Deactivating

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3/7/2022
TRICARE QLE: Deactivating

When you leave active duty after serving more than 30 days, you deactivate. Your coverage depends on whether your time was for a preplanned mission or in support of a contingency operation. To learn more about TRICARE QLEs, visit www.tricare.mil/lifeevents.

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TRICARE QLE: Having a Baby Stateside (Retiree Family)

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3/7/2022
TRICARE QLE: Having a Baby Stateside (Retiree Family)

Children are eligible for TRICARE until age 21 (or 23 if in college). You need to take steps to register your newborn in DEERS and enroll him or her in a TRICARE plan. To learn more about TRICARE QLEs, visit www.tricare.mil/lifeevents.

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TRICARE QLE: Having a Baby Overseas (Active Duty Families)

Infographic
3/7/2022
TRICARE QLE: Having a Baby Overseas (Active Duty Families)

Children are eligible for TRICARE until age 21 (or 23 if in college). You need to take steps to register your newborn in DEERS and enroll him or her in a TRICARE plan. To learn more about TRICARE QLEs, visit www.tricare.mil/lifeevents.

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