Skip to main content

Military Health System

Test of Sitewide Banner

This is a test of the sitewide banner capability. In the case of an emergency, site visitors would be able to visit the news page for addition information.

You also may be interested in...

Recognizing Excellence: Four Walter Reed Nurses Honored with DAISY Award

Article Around MHS
5/10/2023
U.S. Navy Capt. Jessica Beard, chief nursing officer presents (L-R) U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Rose Flanagan, U.S. Navy Ensign Angela Spath, and U.S. Army 1st Lt. Amber Huddleston the DAISY Award during Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Director's Town Hall. (Photo: Harvey Duze)

The Walter Reed national Military Medical Center honored four of its own with the prestigious DAISY Award during the Director's Town Hall. The Daisy Award is a national recognition program that celebrates the extraordinary work of nurses, physicians, and health care staff members.

Advances in Prostheses Focus of Medical Museum’s Science Cafe

Article Around MHS
5/10/2023
Jamie Boehm, a certified orthotist prosthetist at Walter Reed, shows a current-day prosthetic during the Science Café's program focused on the Department of Defense (DOD) Limb Trauma Care at the National Museum of Health and Medicine. (Photo: Bernard Little)

Staff from Walter Reed who care for patients with polytrauma injuries and limb loss participated in the Science Café hosted by the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland on April 27.

Imaging Specialists Look Beyond the Skin

Article Around MHS
5/10/2023
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Leila Liza Smith, a diagnostic imaging specialist with the 6th Medical Group, practices abdominal ultrasound procedures at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, on ct. 25, 2022. Smith evaluates the images produced by the ultrasound for abnormalities, such as lumps or nodules on the thyroid gland. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Lauren Cobin)

Diagnostic imaging specialists are medical professionals that use imaging equipment and soundwaves to form images of many parts of the body, known as ultrasounds. They are trained to acquire and analyze these sonographic images so that doctors can diagnose and treat many medical conditions.

U.S. Army Medical Logistics Command Recognized for Role in Afghan Humanitarian Mission

Article Around MHS
5/9/2023
U.S. Army Sgt. Jason Smith, a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, talks with a group of Afghan children during an Afghan-led clearing operation on April 28, 2012, in the Ghazni province of Afghanistan. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

U.S. Army Medical Logistics Command was awarded a meritorious unit citation for supporting missions in and following the military’s withdrawal from Afghanistan. AMLC’s role in the largest evacuation of noncombatants in U.S. military history included support to U.S. coalition and contractor personnel, as well as thousands of Afghans following two decades of combat operations in Afghanistan.

Department of Defense Investing in Wearable Technology That Could Rapidly Predict Disease

Article Around MHS
5/8/2023
U.S. Air Force Airman Katiha Falcon wears a watch at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, on Dec. 3, 2020. The wearable technology is part of a study with the Defense Innovation Unit that will allow detection of illnesses such as COVID-19 within 48 hours. (Photo by Cynthia Griggs, U.S. Air Force)

The Defense Innovation Unit, in partnership with the private sector, has developed a wearable device that was highly successful during the COVID-19 pandemic in identifying infections.

DOD Announces Implementation of the Brandon Act

Article Around MHS
5/5/2023
Signing of the Brandon Act

Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Gilbert Cisneros, Jr. signed a policy to implement of the Brandon Act and improve the process for service members to seek mental health support.

Brandon Act Aims to Improve Mental Health Support

Article Around MHS
5/5/2023
The Brandon Act Banner

Gilbert R. Cisneros Jr., undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, signed a policy today to initiate implementation of the Brandon Act and improve the process for service members seeking mental health support.

Near-Death Experience Gives Military Chaplain New Lease on Life

Article Around MHS
5/5/2023
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Bret Gilmore is a chaplain assigned to Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio in Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Gilmore shared his past struggles with alcoholism to remind others that they are not alone and help is available. For substance abuse support and resources, call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s 24/7 National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or visit https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline. (Photo by Jason W. Edwards, Brooke Army Medical Center Public Affairs)

He had lost his family, his home and nearly his job, but it took a near-death experience for U.S. Army Lt. Col. Bret Gilmore to finally quit drinking and regain his life. The U.S. Army chaplain said it was a close call that he can't afford to repeat.

181st IW Airmen Respond During In-Flight Medical Emergency

Article Around MHS
5/4/2023
U.S. Air Force Maj. Jessica Bekkering and U.S. Air Force Capt. Brooke Hansen, both clinical nurses assigned to the medical element of Indiana’s 19th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and high-yield Explosives Enhanced Response Force Package, pose for a photo at Hulman Field Air National Guard Base, Indiana.  (Photo by U.S. Air National Guard Master Sgt. L. Roland Sturm)

What was expected to be a routine training trip rapidly shifted into a real-life scenario for two airmen from the 181st Intelligence Wing when they took action during an in-flight medical emergency on Feb. 6.

Building the Multi-Capable Medic: New Deployed Medical Training to Expand Medical Skills

Article Around MHS
5/4/2023
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Caleb Strout, 17th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron flight medicine administrative technician, supplies oxygen into a training mannequin during a Medic Rodeo scenario at Melrose Air Force Range, New Mexico  on August 16, 2022. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Zachary Heimbuch

The Air Force Medical Service is expanding its MEDIC-X initiative across the U.S. Air Force to ensure all airmen assigned to medical treatment facilities are adaptable and ready for a dynamic future battlefield.

Local Health Care Partners are Critical to Blanchfield’s Medical Mission

Article Around MHS
5/3/2023
U.S. Army Col. Vincent B. Myers, commander of Blanchfield Army Community Hospital talks with TRICARE network providers from the local community about the hospital's medical mission during a network partner event on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, on April 13. Regional TRICARE contractors provide health care services and support beyond what's available at military hospitals and clinics for eligible beneficiaries. (Photo by Fred Holly, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital)

Army Medicine, Defense Health Agency, and TRICARE East region contractor Humana Military representatives welcomed local TRICARE network health care providers to the Sabalauski Air Assault School on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, on April 13.

Walter Reed Makes it Easy to Dispose of Prescription Drugs Year-Round

Article Around MHS
5/2/2023
U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Ramon Paul, service chief of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Ambulatory Procedure Unit, demonstrates how easy it is to safely dispose of unused or expired prescriptions using one of two MedSafe collection bins at WRNMMC.

This year’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day was April 22. However, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is reminding its beneficiaries that they can dispose of prescription drugs year-round at the hospital.

New Uniformed Services University Course Focuses on Mental Health of Military Children

Article Around MHS
5/1/2023
U.S. Army Maj. Justin Orton, clinical psychologist at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, pins a green ribbon in support of Mental Health Awareness Month on a student during a wellness walk at Bliss Elementary School in Fort Bliss, Texas. (Photo credit by Marcy Sanchez, William Beaumont Army Medical Center)

The Uniformed Services University's Graduate School of Nursing developed a new course, “Child and Adolescent Mental Health,” to address the mental health needs of military children in medicine.

Working Together to Improve Black Maternal Health

Article Around MHS
4/28/2023
The Mother Infant Care Center team at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center ensures patients receive safe, high-quality care, equitable, culturally diverse and inclusive care as a leader in advanced childbirth health care, according to WRNMMC Chief of Staff Navy Capt. (Dr.) Kelly Elmore, an OB/GYN. WRNMMC celebrated Black Maternal Health Week during April 11-17. (Photo by Aisha Lomax, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center)

“Black Maternal Health Week is a reminder that so many families experience pain, neglect, and loss during what should be one of the most joyous times of their lives. It is an urgent call for action,” states a proclamation signed by President Joe Biden in observance of Black Maternal Health Week 2023, observed April 11-17.

In the Army Recovery Care Program, You Have One Job

Article Around MHS
4/27/2023
U.S. Army Cpt. Veronica, Jones shoots the ball during the U.S. Army Adaptive Sports Camp at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on April 1. Over 70 wounded, ill and injured soldiers are training in a series of athletic events including archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, powerlifting, track, field, rowing, and wheelchair basketball. This year, the Warrior Games Challenge takes place in June 2023 at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, California. (Photo by U.S. Army Pvt. Theron Smith)

In the Army Recovery Care Program, soldiers have one job…to get better. The adaptive sports camp celebrates wounded, ill, and injured soldiers' ability to recover and overcome. The U.S. Army holds qualifying trials for active duty, wounded, ill, or injured soldiers to assess and select athletes for competition in the Warrior Games Challenge.

Page 3 of 41 , showing items 31 - 45
First < 1 2 3 4 5  ... > Last 
Refine your search
Last Updated: October 13, 2022
Follow us on Instagram Follow us on LinkedIn Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on YouTube Sign up on GovDelivery