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Our History

Military medicine has a long and celebrated history. We apply lessons from our past to improve the care of military personnel and their families today and in the future. New surgical techniques, powerful painkillers, antibiotic drugs, and triage and evacuation procedures have revolutionized military medicine.

In this section, you'll find featured stories and information about the history of military medicine.

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How the U.S. Military Acclimates Units to High-Altitude Operations

Article
11/28/2022
Service members on a mountain

The Military Health System takes measures to prevent and mitigate altitude sickness in service members operating at high altitudes. For best results, it’s key to acclimate units gradually and progressively.

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Specialty Care Drug List TPharm5

Meeting Reference
11/28/2022

This is the Specialty Drug List for TPharm5 in spreadsheet form

AFRL Altitude Training-350

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11/28/2022
AFRL Altitude Training-350

A pilot trains in the Research Altitude Chamber 1 at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711 Human Performance Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The RAC can simulate altitudes of up to 1,000 feet and is one of four chambers used to study the effects of high altitudes on humans and equipment. (Photo: Richard Eldridge, U.S. Air Force)

Project Crimson 22 experiments with New Medical Technology for the Battlefield

Article Around MHS
11/25/2022
Military personnel carry items from medical supply drone Project Crimson

When the packages hit the ground, medical warriors scramble to retrieve critical supplies. See how an unmanned medical supply aircraft helps military personnel preserve lives in battlefield emergencies.

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A Family Affair at Navy Medicine Readiness Training Command Bremerton

Article Around MHS
11/25/2022
Diane Hebert, and her son U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Joshua Hebert

Diane Hebert couldn’t make it when her son, Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Joshua Hebert, was being recognized as Navy Medicine Readiness Training Command Bremerton’s Junior Sailor of the Quarter. Not because she was like many parents who are several time zones or states away from their children serving on active duty. It was due to her own.

Naval Medical Research Center Clinical Trials Center Seeks Volunteers yet to Receive Flu Shot for Immune Response Study

Article Around MHS
11/23/2022
Military medical personnel during vaccine study

Naval Medical Research Center’s clinical trials center is looking for 200 volunteer test subjects for a new clinical study that investigates the immune response to seasonal flu vaccination.

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U.S., Angola Host Bi-lateral Military Medical Readiness Exercise

Article Around MHS
11/23/2022
military medical personnel performing surgery

The Angolan Armed Forces, in partnership with the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa and 807th Medical Command, U.S. Army Reserve, are hosting a medical readiness exercise in Luanda, Angola.

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Walk-in Contraceptive Care: Poster

Publication
11/23/2022

Poster about Walk-in Contraceptive Care

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Walk-in Contraceptive Services: Who

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11/23/2022
Walk-in Contraceptive Services: Who

Find out what Walk-in Contraceptive Services are available to you. Visit TRICARE.mil

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Introducing Contraceptive Care Clinics (Instagram Reel)

Video
11/23/2022
Introducing Contraceptive Care Clinics (Instagram Reel)

Contraceptive Care Clinics are now available to Military Treatment Facilities. No referral or appointment is required. Check with your local MTF to see if there is a clinic at your facility and if walk-in appointments are available. Learn more a health.mil/womenshealth.

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Walk-in Contraceptive Services: Coming Soon

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11/23/2022
Walk-in Contraceptive Services: Coming Soon

Coming Soon: Walk-in Contraceptive Services. Visit TRICARE.mil to find out how and where to access them.

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Walk-In Contraceptive Services: What

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11/23/2022
Walk-In Contraceptive Services: What

Visit TRICARE.mil for more information on Walk-in Contraceptive Services.

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Introducing Contraceptive Care Clinics

Video
11/23/2022
Introducing Contraceptive Care Clinics

Walk-in contraceptive services are now available at military hospitals and clinics. No referral or appointment is required. Check with your local military hospital or clinic to see if walk-in appointments are available. Learn more at health.mil/womenshealth.

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Enhancing Mission Readiness with MHS GENESIS One Read at a Time

Article
11/23/2022
Computer screen with doctor examining image

MHS GENESIS improves joint service connectivity, mission readiness

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MHS GENESIS Pacific Northwest 2022

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11/23/2022
MHS GENESIS Pacific Northwest 2022

Whether it's a diagnostic imaging exam such as an X-ray or MRI being read by a staff radiologist or Dental Cone Beam Computed Tomography exam analyzed by an oral radiologist such as U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Douglas Steffy (pictured), Naval Hospital Bremerton has used the Department of Defense's electronic health record, MHS GENESIS, to support crucial mission readiness and timely, patient care by receiving radiology studies, reading, and finalizing to send the results back in approximately 30 minutes.

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Last Updated: September 21, 2022
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