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February Observances

February features several national health and military observances that you can consider highlighting on your channels. Download and share any of the graphics and approved social media content shared below.

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Mar 4, 2024

Walter Reed Salutes Capt. Carlos Williams’ Leadership During Black History Month

Carlos William graduated with honors from Albany State University with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in chemistry before earning his medical degree from the Morehouse School of Medicine. He later earned graduate degrees in public health and business administration from Johns Hopkins University.

When you meet U.S. Navy Capt. Carlos Williams, director of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, you’ll likely notice that he embodies the Navy’s core values of initiative, accountability, integrity and toughness.

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Feb 21, 2024

NMFSC Highlights U.S. Air Force Lt. Zainob Andu During Black History Month

This Black History Month, Naval Medical Forces Support Command highlights U. S. Air Force Lt. Zainob Andu, a regional logistician and assistant deputy chief of staff for logistics, for her contributions to the Department of Defense and the nation. (U.S. Navy photo by Burrell Palmer)

Black History Month marks a time to celebrate the contributions of African Americans. For Naval Medical Forces Support Command, U.S. Air Force Lt. Zainob Andu, a regional logistician and assistant deputy chief of staff for logistics, is a representation of the highly professional and diverse active duty workforce.

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Jan 3, 2024

Patient Appreciation Month

Patient Appreciation Month

Caring for service members and their families is an honor we don’t take lightly. Thank you for putting your trust in us to provide you with health care. #PatientAppreciationMonth

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Jan 3, 2024

Heart Health Month

Heart Health Month

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the U.S. Learn more about your risks and where to get care: health.mil/HeartHealth #HeartHealthMonth

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Jan 3, 2024

Presidents Day

Presidents Day

#DidYouKnow former military doctors often serve U.S. Presidents? Retired @USArmy Colonel Dr. Kevin O’Connor currently serves as physician to @POTUS. More about our history supporting U.S. Presidents and our nation's military: https://www.health.mil/About-MHS/Military-Medical-History/Historical-Timelines/History-of-the-DHA #PresidentsDay

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Jan 3, 2024

National Wear Red Day

National Wear Red Day

Today is National Wear Red Day! Show your support for women’s heart disease awareness by wearing red and learning how to protest your heart health here: https://health.mil/HeartHealth #WearRed #HeartHealthMonth

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Jan 3, 2024

World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day

President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot aims to cut cancer death rates by at least 50% no later than 2047. Learn how the @MilitaryHealth System is doing their part. Check out this story of a Marine sharing his experience being diagnosed with B-cell leukemia while deployed: https://www.dvidshub.net/video/842418/cancer-moonshot-initiative-marine-with ...

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Jan 3, 2024

Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Eating Disorder Awareness Week

This #EatingDisorderAwarenessWeek, remember there is no need to struggle alone. The road to recovery is long and challenging, but help is available. For more about the signs of an eating disorder and how to stop unhealthy habits before they start, visit: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/eating-disorders

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Jan 3, 2024

Eating Disorder Month

Eating Disorder Month

Eating disorders affect people of all backgrounds, so they can often be hard to recognize. Educating yourself on the symptoms is the best way to get people the care and treatment they need. Learn more about signs, symptoms and treatment options from the @NIH: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/eating-disorders #EatingDisorderAwarenessMonth

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Jan 3, 2024

Great American Spit Out

Great American Spit Out

Heads up: Smokeless tobacco, like chew and dip, cause cancer of the mouth, esophagus, and pancreas! Join thousands of others in the #GreatAmericanSpitOut and QUIT TODAY. http://health.mil/TobaccoFree

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Jan 3, 2024

National Caregivers Day

National Caregiver Day

This #NationalCaregiversDay, we recognize the selflessness and generosity shown by all caregivers — especially those in the military community. Thank you for ensuring the comfort and dignity of those who need your help. Find caregiver resources through our @WarriorCare team: http://warriorcare.dodlive.mil/Caregiver-Resources/

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Jan 3, 2024

National Toothache Day

National Toothache Day

Toothaches are a painful, yet salient reminder to visit your dentist. Take this as your sign to call your dentist before that happens and schedule an appointment today. For more about dental care available through the MHS and @TRICARE, visit: www.health.mil/dental #NationalToothacheDay

Last Updated: February 05, 2024
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