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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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Forward Deployable Preventative Medical Unit Enhances Combat Effectiveness with Comprehensive Weapons and Threat Recognition Training

Article Around MHS
2/20/2024
Forward Deployable Preventative Medical Unit Six member trains in weapons proficiency during a specialized course designed to enhance readiness for diverse deployments on Feb. 8, 2024. The training was tailored for the unit’s unique mission to ensure service members are prepared for their upcoming deployments. (U.S. Navy photo by Desmond Martin)

The Forward Deployable Preventative Medical Unit participated in a first-ever weapons and threat recognition training course, specifically designed and tailored for the unit’s unique mission. FDPMU’s are rapidly deployable and mobile units that support force health protection around the globe.

Heart Health: Brook Army Medical Center Incorporates Lifestyle Medicine into Cardiac Rehab Program

Article Around MHS
2/20/2024
Angelia Grona, physician assistant, monitors a simulated patient during a stress test at Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio – Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Feb. 13, 2024.  (DOD photo by Jason W. Edwards)

Brooke Army Medical Center Department of Cardiology has incorporated lifestyle medicine into its cardiac rehabilitation program to help improve patient outcomes after a cardiac event.

Dover AFB Veterinary Treatment Facility, Warm Zone Team Conduct Decontamination Training with MWDs

Article Around MHS
2/20/2024
U.S. Army Capt. Alicia Bailey, right, Dover Air Force Base Veterinary Treatment Facility officer in charge, and U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Courtney Burns, 436th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, demonstrate decontamination techniques on Military Working Dog Zorro during a training session at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Jan. 10, 2024.

Members of the Dover Air Force Base Veterinary Treatment Facility, 436th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog section, and the 436th Medical Group Warm Zone Team held a training session on January 10, 2024, to practice the skills necessary to properly decontaminate MWDs and possibly save their lives in the aftermath of a nuclear, biological or chemical attack or spill.

Vilseck Clinic Reaches Out to Adjust Spines, Consult on Health, More at Hohenfels

Article Around MHS
2/20/2024
Dr. Jon Lopez, top, chiropractic physician at U.S. Army Health Clinic Vilseck, performs an adjustment on Sgt. Robert-Michael Osorio, Soldier with 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, during Lopez's regular visit to U.S. Army Health Clinic Hohenfels Dec. 15, 2023.  (U.S. Army photo by Bryan Gatchell, USAG Bavaria Public Affairs)

To better accommodate the Soldiers of the Hohenfels community, several health services from U.S. Army Health Clinic Vilseck are providing outreach services to Hohenfels.

Walter Reed Black History Month Observance Features Renowned Surgeon

Article Around MHS
2/20/2024
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center hosted a Black History Month observance on Feb. 6, 2024, in Memorial Auditorium, featuring retired U.S. Army Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Norvell “Van” Coots.

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center hosted a Black History Month observance featuring retired U.S. Army Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Norvell “Van” Coots' presentation titled “Health Equity: African Americans and the Arts,”

Walter Reed's Clinical Neuropsychology Fellowship Program Reaccredited by the APA

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2/20/2024
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center celebrates the recent reaccreditation of its Clinical Neuropsychology Fellowship Program.

After the COVID-19 pandemic caused a two-year delay in onsite inspections by the American Psychological Association, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center celebrates the recent reaccreditation of its Clinical Neuropsychology Fellowship Program.

Newest Pacific Veterinary Treatment Facility Enhances Care, Strengthens Partnerships in Japan

Article Around MHS
2/16/2024
Noncommissioned officer-in-charge, U.S. Navy Staff Sgt. Ryan Spach, examine military working dog Jutas from the Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo Kennels, Japan. Jutas made history as the very first patient at the newly opened Sasebo veterinary treatment facility following a ribbon-cutting ceremony Jan. 18, 2024. (Courtesy Photo)

Despite intermittent downpours and cloudy skies, a palpable sense of excitement and anticipation filled the air as the Public Health Command-Pacific, Veterinary Readiness Activity, Japan and Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo leadership came together on January 18, 2024, to celebrate the opening of the newest veterinary treatment facility in the Pacific.

TRICARE Extends and Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers to Multiple Counties in California due to Flooding

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2/15/2024
TRICARE Extends and Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers to Multiple Counties in California due to Flooding

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE has expanded the number of California counties in which TRICARE beneficiaries may receive emergency prescription refills due to flooding. The dates have been extended from Feb. 4, 2024, to Feb. 15, 2024.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Rhode Island due to Winter Storm

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2/15/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Rhode Island due to Winter Storm

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in Rhode Island may receive emergency prescription refills now through Feb. 23, 2024, due to the winter storm.

From Patients to Students: How the Intrepid Spirit Center in Fort Belvoir is Transforming Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Treatments

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2/15/2024
From Patients to Students: How the Intrepid Spirit Center in Fort Belvoir is Transforming Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Treatments

The National Intrepid Center of Excellence at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is the headquarters of the Defense Intrepid Network for Traumatic Brain Injury and Brain Health, which consists of 10 Intrepid Spirit Centers located at military bases throughout the U.S., in addition to two TBI clinics in Alaska and Germany.

U.S. Coast Guardsmen Graduate from Intense 28-month Program to be Physician Assistants

Article Around MHS
2/15/2024
U.S. Coast Guardsmen Lt. Mary Leon and Lt. j.g. Ethan Etlinger, enjoy a laugh during their graduation ceremony from the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Interservice Physician Assistant Program on Feb. 1, 2024.  (Photo by Rodney Jackson/ Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center)

The first-ever U.S. Coast Guardsmen graduated from the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Interservice Physician Assistant Program in a ceremony at the hospital Feb. 1, 2024.

Walter Reed Cardiology Service observes Wear Red Day American Heart Month

Article Around MHS
2/15/2024
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s Directorate of Medicine/Cardiology Service’s staff members come together Feb. 2, 2024, wearing red in observance of National Wear Red Day and American Heart Month.

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s Directorate of Medicine/Cardiology Service’s staff members came together Feb. 2, 2024, wearing red in observance of National Wear Red Day and American Heart Month.

Navy Medicine's Junior Information Technology Officer of the Year Wins Award for Second Time

Article Around MHS
2/15/2024
Photo By Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Woods |

United States Navy Lieutenant Kenneth J. Bush is named Navy Medicine’s Junior Information Technology Officer of the Year for 2023. Bush serves as chief information officer with Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Camp Lejeune.

New Prescriptions at the Mike O'Callaghan Military Medical Center Pharmacy

Article Around MHS
2/15/2024
The Mike O'Callaghan Military Medical Center Pharmacy at Nellis Air Force Base requires you to activate your prescription.

The Mike O'Callaghan Military Medical Center Pharmacy at Nellis Air Force Base requires you to activate your prescription. Find out how activation works and get tips to make sure you get your medications when you need them.

Walter Reed Pediatric Dentistry Team Provides Dental Screenings at Child Development Centers in National Capital Region

Article Around MHS
2/15/2024
U.S. Navy Lt. Kathleen Parr, general practice resident at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Hospital Dentistry, let’s a child demonstrate a dental exam on her before switching roles at Child Development Center (CDC) on Naval Support Activity Bethesda.

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center's pediatric dentistry team is taking proactive efforts to improve dental health among children within the military health system throughout the National Capital Region.

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