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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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Public Health Command Europe Holds its First Noncommissioned Officers induction Ceremony

Article Around MHS
12/21/2022
Induction of new sergeants during a candle-lighting ceremony

Soldiers from Public Health Command Europe, its subordinate units, and the German Bundeswehr crossed the threshold from junior enlisted to noncommissioned officers during PHCE’s first NCO Induction Ceremony on Dec. 7 at the Tiger Theater in Sembach, Germany. Ten corporals and 23 sergeants accepted their new duties and responsibilities with honor as each one walked through the NCO arch and crossed sabers to officially become a member of the NCO Corps.

African Immigrant Finds New Home at USU

Article Around MHS
12/20/2022
U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Jean Bertrand Kalima

When he was a child, his family uprooted several times to escape the dangers of war torn Rwanda. Two decades and a leap of faith later, this United States Air Force flight leader is on his way to becoming a military doctor.

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Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Protect Yourself With Respiratory Illnesses on the Rise

Article Around MHS
12/19/2022
Military medical personnel administering vaccine

"Tis the season, and respiratory illnesses are on the rise. Learn critical health guidance about the viral triple threat of COVID-19, influenza, and the common cold, and the commonsense steps you can take to protect yourself and your family.

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Soldier Adapts to Life Changes, Ends up Paralympic Athlete

Article Around MHS
12/19/2022
Christina Truesdale competes for Team USA in the World Cup

It’s no secret. It’s very easy to give up and much harder to carry on in times of adversity. U.S. Army Maj. (Ret.) Christina Truesdale, competitive cyclist, has a very different take on that secret, and it has to do with surrendering. Find out how, in the face of adversity, that sweet surrender landed her on a new set of wheels.

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DHA Leaders Accept Prestigious Award on Behalf of NATO Working Group

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12/19/2022
Mark Goodge, DHA Division Chief, accepts award

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Mixed Messages Can Fuel Stigma, Prevent Soldiers from Accessing Behavioral Health Care

Article Around MHS
12/16/2022
Army Public Health infographic

Emphasis on physical readiness and injury rehabilitation is paramount in the military. But what about warfighters' mental health care? See how Soldiers and leaders are reducing obstacles - especially negative stigmas - that prevent others from seeking help.

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Service Dog Helps a Colonel Fight the Battles Back Home

Article Around MHS
12/16/2022
U.S. Air Force Col. Adam Roberts with his service dog, Porche

A soldier's 23-year struggle with mental resiliency, the horror of combat, and personal challenges prompt him (with the help of a lovable labradoodle) to advocate for better awareness and treatment of mental health.

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Military Labs Use Whole Genome Sequencing of COVID-19 Variants

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12/16/2022
Lab technician at work

The first in a 6-part series highlighting the work of technicians and scientists working in support of the MHS who identified COVID-19 variants using special sequencing technology.

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How Blue Angels and Thunderbirds Keep Flying 300 Days a Year

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12/16/2022
U.S. Air Force Capt. (Dr.) Travis Grindstaff at Nellis Aviation National air show

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels and U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds high-performance demonstration teams rely on their flight surgeons to sustain their readiness for more than 300 shows a year.

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Striking Out With Adaptive Reconditioning

Article Around MHS
12/15/2022
Military personnel at bowling alley

Debilitating injuries can end livelihoods - including Military careers. Meet the Soldiers who find healing - physical and emotional - by enjoying one of America's favorite pastimes.

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DOD Reduces Health Care Waste by Reusing Crutches

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12/15/2022
Military personnel using crutches

When military facilities faced a national shortage of an essential mobility aid, they launched a grassroots initiative that not only ensured patient care, but also created a new waste reduction model within the DHA.

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Breast Cancer Reminder: Get Your Annual Screening

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12/15/2022
Military personnel in mammogram screening

Annual mammograms are easy to schedule and can detect very small cancers.

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Public Health Nurses: Heroes for Health

Article Around MHS
12/14/2022
U.S. Navy Cmdr. Tracy R. Kraus head shot

In a world where public health is constantly being challenged, the need for front-line contenders in the fight against threats is rapidly increasing. The work of the Public Health Nurse is nothing short of heroic. Learn more about the extraordinary dedication and arduous work it takes for Public Health Nurses to keep the warfighter population healthy and fit to fight and win.

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New Simulation Lab Comes to 22nd Medical Group

Article Around MHS
12/14/2022
Military medical personnel training on CAE apollo mannequin

The 22nd Medical Group unveiled a new simulation lab to provide airmen with hands-on training for future emergency situations on Nov. 30. At the source of the lab is a high-fidelity mannequin with a wide range of life-like features such as breathing, circulation, bleeding, fluid secretions, and speech to deliver realistic simulation-based emergency health care.

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Marine Corps Veteran Stays Connected Through Service

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12/14/2022
Marine Corps veteran Adam Foutz with family

Retired U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Adam Foutz's calls on his life experiences, his faith, and determination to continue his service to the military and veteran community.

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