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Do Ask Do Tell Coming Out Day Reflections and Recommendations

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10/5/2022

This year marked the 34rd anniversary of LGBTQIA+ National Coming Out Day, which was celebrated on October 11, 2022. In honor of this occasion, I write this blog as a queer person and with the privilege of being “out” in a space of relative personal, professional, and social safety.

The Gulf War Story

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12/13/2017

Story of the Gulf War and its outcomes

Al Jaber Air Base: Sept. 25, 1997

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8/9/2022

Many veterans of the Gulf War have been experiencing a variety of physical symptoms, collectively called Gulf War illnesses. In response to veterans’ concerns, the Department of Defense (DOD) established a task force in June 1995 to investigate all possible causes. On November 12, 1996, responsibility for these investigations was assumed by the ...

Al Jaber Air Base, Final Report: Sept. 13, 2001

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8/3/2022

This particular case narrative focuses on several incidents during the 1st Marine Division’s efforts to capture Al Jaber air base, Kuwait. On Feb. 24 and 25, 1991, Marines near this base were advised several times to don chemical protective equipment due to possible chemical warfare agent presence. We published an interim narrative on Sept. 25, 1997, ...

11th Marines: Nov. 5, 1998

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8/3/2022

The 11th Marines was a reinforced artillery regiment, tailored for the ground campaign ("task organized") by adding elements of other artillery units. It fought with five battalions, each having three or (in one case) four batteries. Most batteries had eight guns, mainly towed 155 mm howitzers. The 11th Marines supported the entire 1st Marine Division ...

Exciting Time to be at NASA: USU Alumnus, Army Doc Heads to Space

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9/21/2022
Close-up of an astronaut

U.S. Army Astronaut Lt. Col. (Dr.) Frank Rubio, a 2010 graduate of the Uniformed Services University, successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, aboard a Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft, Sept. 21, for a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station.

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Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

The Need for Speed Requires Intense Training

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7/18/2022
 Military personnel conducts routine ops in US 3rd Fleet

Tom Cruise has nothing on real military pilots and their training.

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Health Readiness & Combat Support | Education & Training | Physical Fitness

Final Days in Afghanistan: Lab Techs Stepped Up to Support Withdrawal

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6/30/2022
Final Days in Afghanistan Lab Techs Stepped Up to Support Withdrawal

“Prior to the attack, teams were preparing to leave the area. Suddenly, everything changed, and our main goal shifted from COVID-19 support to blood supply and triage.”

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Health Readiness & Combat Support

How Drones Will Transform Battlefield Medicine – and Save Lives

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6/23/2022
Drones carrying fresh blood products to wounded troops on the front lines may be critical for military medicine in a conflict against a "near-peer" adversary.

Emerging technology may use drones to deliver blood products for wounded troops on the front lines of combat. That capability may be critical in a "near-peer" conflict.

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Health Readiness & Combat Support

How One Military Nurse Persevered Through the COVID-19 Response

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5/5/2022
Air Force Capt. Courtney Ebeling, a medical-surgical nurse at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Family Health Clinic, Texas, was deployed to support the COVID-19 response in Afghanistan in 2021. They administered vaccinations to U.S. citizens, service members, and foreign military members as well as supported the preparation to withdraw from the country. (Photo: Courtesy of Air Force Capt. Courtney Ebeling)

Nurses across the Military Health System have played a vital role in providing routine patient care and meeting the needs of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Coronavirus & the MHS Response | Nursing in the Military Health System

DHA Director Outlines Vision for Health Care Readiness at HIMSS

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4/11/2022
Army Lt. General (Dr.) Ron Place during his speech at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference held in Orlando, Florida, March 2022. Place’s speech detailed his thoughts on solutions to military health care readiness. (Photo: Claire Reznicek, MHS Communications)

During his speech at HIMSS, Lt. Gen. Place discusses clear and present dangers to military medical care.

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Health Readiness & Combat Support

How Spec Ops and DHA Teamed Up to Build an Inexpensive DIY Ventilator

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7/28/2021
Nurse checks up on a patient in a mechanical ventilator

Military inventiveness is seen in the history of ventilators

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Run Toward the Fire: My journey through mental illness

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5/21/2021
Military personnel posing with their children

Air Force Lt. Col. details her struggle with depression, anxiety and suicide ideation

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Women's Health

Proper diet, sleep, exercise, and joy key to heart health

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2/24/2021
Military personnel working out at the gym

Heart health is crucial to service members’ readiness throughout their high-stress careers. Working to achieve that takes self-discipline and moderation, but also joy, integrity, and social interaction

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Heart Health | Medical and Dental Preventive Care Fitness | Total Force Fitness | Heart Health Toolkit | Heart Health Toolkit | Heart Health Toolkit

COVID presents new set of challenges for DOD environmental health

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1/12/2021
Group of Marines, snowshoeing through the snow

One of the most important factors to take into account when maintaining one’s overall fitness is physical environment.

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Coronavirus & the MHS Response | Coronavirus and the COVID-19 Vaccine | Total Force Fitness
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