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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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From Underdog to Officer: an Airman’s Journey to the Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program

Article Around MHS
7/2/2024
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Ryan Pribhdas poses for picture

Underdogs require resilience, perseverance, and grit. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Ryan Pribhdas, flight and operational medical technician with 99th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron, has proven to have all of that and more on his journey to the Nurse Enlisted Commissioning program.

Armed Forces Repository of Specimen Samples for the Identification of Remains Summer Surge

Article Around MHS
7/2/2024
Ms. Tierra Ramos, Quality Control Processor at the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System, holds a DNA specimen card example at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. - Photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandra Minor

The Armed Forces Repository of Specimen Samples for the Identification of Remains started collecting DNA specimens in 1992. Today, they have roughly 630,000 specimen cards in each aisle, totaling over 1.26 million cards per row.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Nine Wisconsin Counties due to Severe Weather

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7/1/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 9 Wisconsin Counties due to Severe Weather

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in nine Wisconsin counties may receive emergency prescription refills now through July 10, 2024, due to severe weather.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Puerto Rico due to Tropical Storm Beryl

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7/1/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Puerto Rico due to Tropical Storm Beryl

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in Puerto Rico may receive emergency prescription refills now through July 10, 2024, due to Tropical Storm Beryl.

U.S. Transportation Command: Delivering Care to Warfighters, Bringing Heroes Home

Article Around MHS
7/1/2024
Military personnel preparing an IV solution

The Defense Department’s patient movement system ensures the expedited transport and en route medical care of service members — anywhere, any time.

Data Sharing, Interoperability Improve Patient Care and Outcomes

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6/28/2024
Data Sharing, Interoperability Improve Patient Care and Outcomes

Health data sharing and exchange boost the value of the data inside and outside of the Department of Defense.

TRICARE Extends and Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Iowa due to Severe Storms and Flooding

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6/28/2024
TRICARE Extends and Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Iowa due to Severe Storms and Flooding

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that temporary prescription refill waivers have been extended and expanded for Iowa due to severe storms and flooding.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Missouri due to Flooding

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6/28/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Missouri due to Flooding

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in Missouri may receive emergency prescription refills now through July 6, 2024, due to flooding.

Fresh Fruits, Vegetables Are Vital for Supporting Service Member Health, Performance

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6/28/2024
Fresh Fruits, Vegetables Are Vital for Supporting Service Member Health, Performance

Did you know that June is Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month? It’s the perfect time to start focusing on the many benefits they bring when added to your diet.

TRICARE Extends Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Two New Mexico Counties due to Wildfires

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6/28/2024
TRICARE Extends Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 2 New Mexico Counties due to Wildfires

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE has extended the date to receive emergency prescription refills in two New Mexico counties due to the Salt and South Fork Wildfires.

Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force Signs Air Force Medical Command Program Action Directive, Aligns with Key Readiness Priorities

Article Around MHS
6/28/2024
Arm band patch reading "MEDIC"

Secretary of the U.S. Air Force Frank Kendall and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David Allvin postured the Air Force Medical Service to better serve installation commanders and the medical readiness of Airmen and Guardians by signing Program Action Directive 24-01 on June 12, 2024.

Clinical Practice Guideline Updated for Service Members and Veterans at Risk of Suicide

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6/27/2024
Clinical Practice Guideline Updated for Service Members and Veterans at Risk of Suicide

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia — A joint Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs working group has announced a revised clinical practice guideline for clinicians evaluating patients at high risk of suicidal thoughts or actions.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Deschutes County, Oregon, due to Wildfire

Article
6/27/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Deschutes County, Oregon, due to Wildfire

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in Deschutes County, Oregon, may receive emergency prescription refills now through July 6, 2024, due to the Darlene 3 Fire.

Corpsmen, the Cutting Edge of Navy Medicine, Celebrate 126 Years

Article Around MHS
6/27/2024
Military personnel cutting cake at  DHA Headquarters

The 126th birthday of the U.S. Navy Hospital Corps was celebrated with great pride and tradition at the Defense Health Headquarters on June 17. The ceremony, attended by distinguished guests and personnel, honored hospital corpsman's rich legacy and invaluable contributions to the United States Navy and beyond.

TRICARE Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers to Allamakee County, Iowa, due to Flooding

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6/26/2024
TRICARE Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers to Allamakee County, Iowa, due to Flooding

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in Allamakee County, Iowa, may receive emergency prescription refills now through July 4, 2024, due to flooding.

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