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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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The “Human Bomb”: How Air Force Surgeons Made Medical History in Vietnam

Article Around MHS
11/29/2022
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. James Humphreys

On November 5, 1965, Air Force surgeons were confronted with a bomb, literally. But instead of coming face-to-face with a device, they were confronted with a patient who had a live grenade embedded in his back, essentially making the patient a walking human bomb.

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Air Force Veteran Honored Posthumously at Medical Research Symposium

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11/29/2022
Steven Rodriquez (left), and wife, Christine Rodriquez (center), accept a posthumous award for Dario Rodriguez from Seileen Mullen, the acting Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs.

U. S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant (Ret.) Dario Rodriquez is posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Award at MHSRS 2022

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Health Care Technology | Health Readiness Support

Uniformed Services University Alumnus Astronaut Frank Rubio Takes Questions, Talks with Students

Article Around MHS
11/28/2022
U.S. Army Lt. Col. (Dr.) Frank Rubio, NASA astronaut, makes space walk

Uniformed Services University alumnus U.S. Army Lt. Col. (Dr.) Frank Rubio, a NASA astronaut, and his colleague U.S. Marine Col. Nicole Mann, answered a series of thought-provoking questions from students, staff and military personnel live from the International Space Station on Nov. 21.

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Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

How the U.S. Military Acclimates Units to High-Altitude Operations

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11/28/2022
Service members on a mountain

The Military Health System takes measures to prevent and mitigate altitude sickness in service members operating at high altitudes. For best results, it’s key to acclimate units gradually and progressively.

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Total Force Fitness | Health Readiness & Combat Support

Project Crimson 22 experiments with New Medical Technology for the Battlefield

Article Around MHS
11/25/2022
Military personnel carry items from medical supply drone Project Crimson

When the packages hit the ground, medical warriors scramble to retrieve critical supplies. See how an unmanned medical supply aircraft helps military personnel preserve lives in battlefield emergencies.

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Building Partner Capacity and Interoperability | Education & Training

A Family Affair at Navy Medicine Readiness Training Command Bremerton

Article Around MHS
11/25/2022
Diane Hebert, and her son U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Joshua Hebert

Diane Hebert couldn’t make it when her son, Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Joshua Hebert, was being recognized as Navy Medicine Readiness Training Command Bremerton’s Junior Sailor of the Quarter. Not because she was like many parents who are several time zones or states away from their children serving on active duty. It was due to her own.

Naval Medical Research Center Clinical Trials Center Seeks Volunteers yet to Receive Flu Shot for Immune Response Study

Article Around MHS
11/23/2022
Military medical personnel during vaccine study

Naval Medical Research Center’s clinical trials center is looking for 200 volunteer test subjects for a new clinical study that investigates the immune response to seasonal flu vaccination.

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U.S., Angola Host Bi-lateral Military Medical Readiness Exercise

Article Around MHS
11/23/2022
military medical personnel performing surgery

The Angolan Armed Forces, in partnership with the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa and 807th Medical Command, U.S. Army Reserve, are hosting a medical readiness exercise in Luanda, Angola.

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Enhancing Mission Readiness with MHS GENESIS One Read at a Time

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11/23/2022
Computer screen with doctor examining image

MHS GENESIS improves joint service connectivity, mission readiness

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Naval Medical Forces Pacific Team Participates in Keen Sword 23

Article Around MHS
11/22/2022
Military personnel at Keen Sword 23 exercise

"Keen Sword 23" may sound like a new action movie, but the heroes in this real-life field-training exercise perform leading roles in a whole other theater.

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Colorectal Cancer Screening Age Decreases to 45

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11/22/2022
A patient sits in an office with while a health care provider talks to her.

Though the overall death rate from colorectal cancers have been on the decline in recent years, it remains the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.

Lung Cancer Leading Cause of Cancer Death

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11/22/2022
 U.S Navy MRI technologist behind a computer screen with a magnetic resonance machine in the background.

With November being Lung Cancer Awareness Month, be aware of symptoms, causes, and steps to take if you think you need screening.

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Operating at Speed of Relevance, Key to Great Outcomes, DHA’s Maturation

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11/21/2022
Photo of U.S. Army Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Ronald Place, Christianne Witten, and DHA Senior Enlisted Leader Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Gragg

DHA’s reputation built on speed of relevance in COVID pandemic, which helped it mature as an operational combat support agency.

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Medical Center of Excellence Publishes Its Medical Company Doctrine Publication

Article Around MHS
11/20/2022
Infographic for Army Techniques Publication 4-02.6

As the U.S. Army’s culture shifts from counterinsurgency or limited contingency operations to large-scale combat operations, medical forces must optimize Army Health System support for maximum effectiveness.

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Readiness Capabilities

Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital Nurse Raises Awareness About Men’s Health, Grows Mustache

Article Around MHS
11/20/2022
U.S. Army Maj. Cody McDonald

Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital encourages soldiers and civilians at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, Louisiana to grow a mustache this November to raise awareness about prostate and testicular cancers, mental health, and suicide prevention for men.

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