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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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The Unseen Heroes: Inside the Role of a Mortuary Affairs Specialist at Armed Forces Medical Examiner System

Article Around MHS
5/1/2024
Their job involves providing care for the fallen with dignity and respect, handling everything from autopsies to verifying remains. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandra Minor)

Tucked away behind the walls of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System are the unsung heroes known as Mortuary Affairs Specialists (92M). These individuals undertake one of the most demanding, yet rewarding, roles in the U.S. Army. They handle the responsibility of caring for the fallen with dignity, reverence, and respect.

The Defense Centers for Public Health Aberdeen Looks to Experts at the Navy Entomology Center of Excellence for the Latest on Insect Genetics

Article Around MHS
5/1/2024
military personnel conducting insect study

The U.S. Navy Entomology Center of Excellence, the U.S. Navy’s insect experts, provided training on techniques in genetics to the Defense Centers for Public Health-Aberdeen’s Vector-Borne Disease Branch, April 1-5, 2024, in Jacksonville, Florida.

TRICARE Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers to Eight Additional Counties in Iowa due to Storm Damage

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4/30/2024
TRICARE Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers to Eight Additional Counties in Iowa due to Storm Damage

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced it has expanded emergency prescription refills for TRICARE beneficiaries in eight additional Iowa counties due to storm damage.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 12 Counties in Oklahoma due to Storm Damage

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4/30/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 12 Counties in Oklahoma due to Storm Damage

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in 12 counties in Oklahoma may receive emergency prescription refills now through May 8, 2024, due to storm damage.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Three Counties in Texas due to Storm Damage

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4/30/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Three Counties in Texas due to Storm Damage

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in three counties in Texas may receive emergency prescription refills now through May 8, 2024, due to storm damage.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Three Counties in Missouri due to Storm Damage

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4/30/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Three Counties in Missouri due to Storm Damage

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia -- The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in three counties in Missouri may receive emergency prescription refills now through May 7, 2024, due to storm damage.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Three Counties in Nebraska due to Storm Damage

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4/30/2024
Defense Health Agency Media Advisory

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in three counties in Nebraska may receive emergency prescription refills now through May 9, 2024, due to storm damage.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Three Counties in Iowa and Nebraska due to Storm Damage

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4/30/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Three Counties in Iowa and Nebraska due to Storm Damage

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in three counties in Iowa and Nebraska may receive emergency prescription refills now through May 7, 2024, due to storm damage.

Medical Refocus Boosts Air National Guard Unit’s Readiness Standings

Article Around MHS
4/30/2024
military personnel administers vaccine

Two years ago, the 108th Wing ranked at the bottom out of 93 Air National Guard organizations in individual medical readiness standings, but with the implementation of a refocus initiative, they are now in the top 20.

MHS GENESIS 7-Year Rollout Enters New Phase After Final Go-Live

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4/29/2024
military personnel at computer monitor

The Department of Defense’s federal electronic health records system, MHS GENESIS, completed its final site deployment at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, Illinois.

Writer Reflects, Recommends Giving Back During National Volunteer Week

Article Around MHS
4/29/2024
Jean and Baker Graves plant a tree

Volunteering isn’t a job title, it’s a pay grade.

Walter Reed and Leaders from National Capital Region Defense Health Network Conclude Inaugural Joint Financial Assistance and Recovery Mission Seminar

Article Around MHS
4/29/2024
Army Brig. Gen. Deydre Teyhen addresses a training seminar

Leaders from the Defense Health Agency, the National Capital Region Defense Health Network, and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center concluded a four-day training seminar, the Joint Financial Assistance and Recovery Mission, held at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence on April 15 – 18, 2024.

Landrum Joins Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital Rehab Team, Brings Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Article Around MHS
4/29/2024
Capt. Shelby Landrum works on a patient

Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital will begin offering a new type of physical therapy to Soldiers and their Families beginning May 1, at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Johnson, Louisiana.

Giving Life: How Living Organ Transplants Work for Service Members, Veterans, and Their Donors

Article Around MHS
4/29/2024
organ transplant service teams at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in surgery

Giving the gift of life to others through organ donation is one of the most selfless things a person can do. Many people think that's something you do only after you die, but doctors encourage donors to do so while they're still alive—and donations are badly needed.

Fort Johnson Dental Health Activity Celebrates National Prosthodontics Awareness Week

Article Around MHS
4/29/2024
Spc. Brandon Wade smiles in the mirror

National Prosthodontics Awareness Week is April 21-27, 2024. Soldiers stationed at the Joint Readiness Training Center have prosthodontic care available to them at the Chesser Dental Clinic, Fort Johnson, Louisiana.

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