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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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Program Focuses on Women Service Members' Health

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3/12/2024
Program Focuses on Women Service Members Health

Heart health was the topic of the day for the first program in a series titled, “Serving in Strength: Health and Wellness Series,” sponsored by the Military Women’s Memorial on Feb. 29, 2024.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Four Counties in Massachusetts Due to Flooding

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3/12/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Four Counties in Massachusetts Due to Flooding

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in four counties in Massachusetts may receive emergency prescription refills now through March 21, 2024, due to flooding.

Navigating Dual Roles: Physician Assistant and Army Officer

Article Around MHS
3/12/2024
U.S. Army Capt. Mia Casale, assigned to the 108th Area Support Medical Company, 213th Regional Support Group, is a Physician Assistant and serves as a soldier in the Pennsylvania National Guard. (Courtesy Photo)

Serving in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard means soldiers can serve part-time while pursuing other goals outside of their duty periods. That could mean working a full-time job, taking care of home responsibilities, maintaining physical fitness or going back to school to learn something new.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Two Counties in South Carolina due to Flooding

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3/11/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Two Counties in South Carolina due to Flooding

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in two counties in South Carolina may receive emergency prescription refills now through March 19, 2024, due to flooding.

Defense Department’s Largest Population-Based Health Related Behaviors Survey Now Open

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3/11/2024
Defense Department’s Largest Population-Based Health Related Behaviors Survey Now Open

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia — The Defense Health Agency has announced that the Department of Defense’s largest population-based Health Related Behaviors Survey is now open.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Maine due to Winter Storm

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3/11/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Maine due to Winter Storm

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in Maine may receive emergency prescription refills now through March 19, 2024, due to the winter storm. All counties are impacted.

Expeditionary Medical Facility 150 Alpha Provides Role 3 Medical Capability During 1st Med Bn Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation

Article Around MHS
3/11/2024
Sailors from Expeditionary Medical Facility 150 Alpha receive a simulated patient from 1st Medical Battalion on Feb. 27, 2024, aboard Naval Expeditionary Medical Training Institute, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.  (Photo: Petty Officer 2nd Class Stevon Duren )

Sailors from Expeditionary Medical Facility 150 Alpha provided the Role 3 medical capability during the 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation from Feb. 26 through March 1, 2024, aboard Naval Expeditionary Medical Training Institute.

Tuskegee Medics Overcome Barriers, Leave Lasting Impact on Air Force Medicine

Article Around MHS
3/11/2024
The 332nd Fighter Group Medical Detachment poses for a group photo in 1944. The policies of the armed services in World War II reflected the stresses and contradictions of segregated American society of the time, and historical records show the U.S. Army Air Forces and its medical service were no exception. (Courtesy Photo/U.S. Air Force)

Despite the administrative costs and inefficiencies of segregation—and facing a war on multiple fronts—the armed services did not move to integrate the hundreds of thousands of African Americans who enlisted for wartime service.

Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital NCOs Support Regional 4-H Camp

Article Around MHS
3/11/2024
Sgt. 1st Class John Martinez and Staff Sgt. Andres Perez from Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital conducted stop the bleed training and shared information about their military careers Feb. 23, during the 4-H Victory Challenge Camp in Anacoco, Louisiana.

4-H Victory Challenge Camp in Anacoco, Louisiana educates the next generation about careers in the military.

Evans Army Community Hospital Undergoes Readiness and Compliance Assistance Visit

Article Around MHS
3/11/2024
Evans Army Community Hospital underwent an Accreditation Assist Visit Feb. 27 through March 1, to evaluate the EACH Team’s readiness and compliance with nationally-recognized hospital standards. (Photo: Gino Mattorano)

Evans Army Community Hospital underwent an Accreditation Assist Visit Feb. 27 through March 1, to evaluate the EACH Team’s readiness and compliance with nationally-recognized hospital standards.

Child and Family Behavioral Health Relocates to Main Hospital

Article Around MHS
3/11/2024
Col. Edward Mandril, Evans Army Community Hospital commander/director, cuts the ribbon to officially welcome the hospital’s Child, Family and School Based Behavioral Health program's return to the main hospital campus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 4. Assisting Mandril, were the children of Maj. (Dr.) Christopher Flinton, the Chief of the CAFBHS. Also pictured are Command Sgt. Maj. Jeremy Brockway, EACH CSM, and Maj. Cassandra Webb, from the EACH Behavioral Health Department, and Flinton's spouse. (Photo: Gino Mattorano)

Evans Army Community Hospital’s Child, Family and School Based Behavioral Health program celebrated its return to the main hospital campus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 4.

Naval Medical Center San Diego Celebrates Dental Assistants Recognition Week

Article Around MHS
3/11/2024
Hospitalman Ariel Sherwood, from Saint Paul, Minn., represents the versatile and multi-talented aspect of dental assistants as Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) celebrates Dental Assistant Recognition Week, March 3-9. (Photo: Marcelo Calero)

In an effort to recognizing the versatile and multi-talented aspect of dental assistants, Naval Medical Center San Diego celebrates Dental Assistant Recognition Week, March 3-9.

DOD Amends Assisted Reproductive Services Policy for Severely Ill and Injured Active Duty Service Members

Article Around MHS
3/11/2024
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Megan King, a certified nurse-midwife, uses a tape measure to determine fetal height on a maternity patient at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. 18, 2023.

Under the amended policy, active duty service members with a qualifying illness or injury may now access this extended benefit regardless of their marital status, and they may now use donor gametes (sperm, egg, or both) and embryos, when procured at their own expense.

Medical Corps 153rd Birthday held at Naval Hospital Bremerton

Article Around MHS
3/11/2024
As Navy physicians and surgeons assigned to Naval Hospital Bremerton took a brief respite to recognize their Navy Medical Corps 153rd birthday, March 4, 2024, the traditional cake-cutting portion of the celebratory event provided staff members to extend well-wishes to the approximately 35 Medical Corps officer assigned to the command. (Photo: Douglas H Stutz)

The Navy physicians and surgeons assigned to Naval Hospital Bremerton took a brief respite to recognize their Navy Medical Corps 153rd birthday, March 4, 2024.

TRICARE Providers Collaborate to Improve Patient Care

Article Around MHS
3/11/2024
Lyster Army Health Clinic and Humana Military hosted their eighth annual TRICARE Collaboration event February 27 at The Landing welcoming community healthcare providers to Fort Novosel.  (Photo: Janice Erdlitz)

Lyster Army Health Clinic and Humana Military hosted their eighth annual TRICARE Collaboration event February 27 at The Landing welcoming community healthcare providers to Fort Novosel.

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