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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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Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton Celebrates 10th Anniversary of New Hospital

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2/5/2024
Navy Capt. Jenny Burkett, director of Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, and retired Master Chief Petty Officer Kevin Burg, former Command Master Chief of Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, cut a ceremonial cake on Jan. 30, 2024, in celebration of the 10-Year Anniversary of the grand opening of the current hospital held aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.  (Photo: Petty Officer 2nd Class Caitriona Estrada)

Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton celebrated 10 years of operation in their newest facility and location on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024, with the Pacific Ocean as the backdrop.

The People Who Form the Relationships Between Nations

Article Around MHS
2/2/2024
Staff members from the Hokubu Nursing School and the U.S. Naval Hospital at Okinawa pose for a picture at the U.S. Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Okinawa, Japan.

A delegation of Nurses led by CAPT Rodolfo (Rudy) Sanjuan and other staff from U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa visited a local Nursing School. Sanjuan spoke with Reiko Namizato, Director of Hokubu Nursing School, Noriaki Yonaha, Dean of Student Affairs, and other staff from The Hokubu Nursing School.

Earlier Cancer Diagnoses Inside Military Health System Inspire Public Confidence

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2/2/2024
MHS Patients Receive Earlier Cancer Diagnoses Than General U.S. Population.

Top military health researchers published a groundbreaking study indicating patients treated within the Military Health System received earlier cancer diagnoses than privately insured or Medicaid patients. Aligning with the White House’s Cancer Moonshot initiative—which aims to prevent more than 4 million cancer deaths by 2047—the study shows that a diagnosis isn’t a death sentence.

Providing Stress Relief for Deployed United States Navy Ship Mercy Sailors

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2/1/2024
U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Katie Lee, an emergency room doctor, relaxes in a massage chair in the resiliency room aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy underway in the Pacific Ocean, as part of Pacific Partnership 2024-1, on Jan. 23, 2024. (Photo by U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin Ontiveros)

The resiliency room aboard hospital ship USNS Mercy gives sailors access to a massage chair, yoga mat, calming music, scent sticks, and coloring books as ways to decompress and relax while aboard the ship. Sailors can sign up for 30-minute blocks at a time.

Uniformed Services University Alumnus Professor Selected for 2024 AMSUS Nursing Award

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1/31/2024
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. David Bradley, Jr., associate professor and deputy director of the adult-gerontology clinical nurse specialist program at Uniformed Services University was selected as the recipient of a 2024 AMSUS Nursing Award. (Courtesy Photo)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. David Bradley, Jr., associate professor and deputy director of the adult-gerontology clinical nurse specialist program at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences was selected as the recipient of the prestigious AMSUS, , the society for federal health professionals, 2024 Nurse Award.

Enhanced Health Care Options Coming to Vicenza Health Center

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1/30/2024
The U.S. Army Health Center-Vicenza in Italy has unveiled a variety of new services for patients. The changes were announced at the community and leader information forum. From Jan. 17 through March 8, 2023, the center will provide an acute respiratory care walk-in service. (Photo by Richard Scavetta)

New and enhanced health care services are coming to the U.S. Army Health Center Vicenza, Italy, this from Jan. 17 through March 8, 2023.

Explore What TRICARE Covers

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1/30/2024
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jonathan Carnell, 60th Air Mobility Wing public affairs specialist from Travis Air Force Base, California, and his spouse, Micah, pose for a photo with their daughters in Vacaville, California, March 30, 2022. (U.S. Air Force photo by Chustine Minoda)

TRICARE offers comprehensive coverage to help you get and stay healthy. Knowing what’s included in this coverage can help you make the most of your benefit and avoid unexpected costs. Here’s how to find out about your TRICARE coverage for medical and pharmacy services.

Beyond Base Boundaries: Travel Team Provide Health Care to Service Members

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1/29/2024
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In a deployed environment, medical services surface as the guardians of readiness. Beyond healing wounds, these services fortify the resilience of forces and are a critical component in military preparedness. That’s why a team comprised of dental and optometry specialists traveled to provide dental and optometry care for service members within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

Allergy/Immunology Fellows from Walter Reed Come Out on Top in FIT Bowl

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1/29/2024
Army Capts. (Drs.) Andrew Weskamp and Jeremy McMurray, from the National Capital Consortium (NCC) Allergy and Immunology Fellowship program, finished first in the competition among fellows-in-training (FIT) held in Anaheim, California on Nov. 11. The NCC includes graduate medical education (GME) programs at Walter Reed, Uniformed Services University, Alexander T. Augusta Military Medical Center at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and other military health-care training program in the region.

The FIT Bowl is one the most anticipated events every year during the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting. During the most recent bowl, which celebrated its 32nd anniversary, fellows from Walter Reed walked away with the first-place trophy in the fast-paced, fun “College Bowl” style game contested before a live, enthusiastic audience.

Walter Reed Eye Institute Champions National Glaucoma Awareness Month

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1/29/2024
As part of National Glaucoma Awareness Month, each January, the Walter Reed Eye Institute (WREI) joins stakeholders in a global 30-day campaign to encourage everyone over 40 to have annual eye exams.

A New Year’s Resolution for All: Protect Your Eyesight with Regular Eye Exams

Meet Tripler’s Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Team

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1/29/2024
Tripler Army Medical Center’s team of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists is an integral part of the TAMC team, providing anesthesia to patients throughout the hospital.

Tripler Army Medical Center’s team of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists is an integral part of the TAMC team, providing anesthesia to patients throughout the hospital.

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth hosts Operating Room Groundbreaking Ceremony

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1/29/2024
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) hosts an OR (operating room) construction project groundbreaking ceremony, Jan. 18. First up with a sledgehammer to officially start the renovation was Capt. Brian L. Feldman, NMCP director/Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Portsmouth (NMRTC) commander.  (Photo: Petty Officer 2nd Class Dylan Kinee)

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth welcomed representatives from J&J Worldwide Services, a facilities services government contractor, for an OR construction project groundbreaking ceremony, Jan. 18.

Biomedical Sciences Corps Appreciation Week

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1/29/2024
Senior Airman Kaylin Rice, from left, Staff Sgt. Anallely, Mendoza-Cuevas, Tech. Sgt. Clayton Proffer, Maj. Jenifer Mouser, Eduardo Rosado Garcia, and Bro'Derrick Baker, all members of the 66th Medical Squadron Laboratory & Radiology Flight, stand for a photo at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., April 20. The 66th Medical Squadron here is recognizing Medical Laboratory Professionals Week April 23 to 29. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jerry Saslav)

The Air Force and 66th Medical Squadron celebrate the 59th anniversary of the Biomedical Sciences Corps by designating the week of Jan. 22-26 as BSC Appreciation Week.

Aptitude Update with Nurse Corps Skill Sustainment Fair at Naval Hospital Bremerton

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1/29/2024
Competence clarified at Naval Hospital Bremerton…Cmdr. Krystal Chunaco, NHB Directorate of Surgical Services clinic manager receives refresher training on intraosseous devices from Lt. Barbara Kent, NHB Pediatrics Clinic department head, who was also the lead coordinator of the multi-disciplinary and collaborative Nurse Corps Skills Sustainment Fair – billed as a nursing fair for nurses by nurses - held over a two-day period in mid-January 2024. (Photo: Douglas H Stutz)

They came from Urgent Care Clinic, Family Medicine Department, the Main Operating Room and elsewhere, including the command suite. All were welcomed participants at Naval Hospital Bremerton’s Nurse Corps Skills Sustainment Fair – billed as a nursing fair for nurses by nurses - held over a two-day period in mid-January 2024.

The 27th Special Operations Medical Group Introduces Specialty Medical Care with the Circuit Riders Program

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1/29/2024
The 27th SOMDG introduced the Circuit Riders Program to bring in specialty healthcare providers to Cannon AFB.

The 27th Special Operations Medical Group is addressing limited medical specialty care by bringing certified medical specialists to Cannon Air Force Base with the Circuit Rider Program.

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