Capt. David Adams, commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo (CFAS), receives an influenza vaccine from Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class David Manes at CFAS Sept. 29, 2021. Active duty personnel are required to be vaccinated annually prior to the winter flu season (Photo by: Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Ikusebiala).

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Oct. 15, 2021

It's time to get your influenza shot.
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Photo By Lori Newman | Elaine Sanchez explores the new MHS GENESIS Patient Portal at Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Oct. 6, 2021. The San Antonio Market will transition to the new electronic health record system – known as MHS GENESIS – in January 2022. (U.S. Army Photo by Lori Newman)

MHS GENESIS: New Electronic Health Record Coming...

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Oct. 06, 2021

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas, (Oct. 5, 2021) The San Antonio Market will transition to the new electronic...
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U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Jason Billingsley, the superintendent for the 442d Sustainment Services Flight, is photographed with a stopwatch Oct. 3, 2021 on Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. Billingsley led a virtual training about the new myFitness platform used by fitness program managers to schedule tests, run reports, and keep track of results and exemptions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Missy Sterling)

442 FW Services Senior NCO Serves up myFitness T...

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Oct. 03, 2021

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo.-- Senior Master Sgt. Jason Billingsley, the superintendent of the 442d...
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Dr. Brian Lein, Defense Health Agency assistant director, and Col. Daniel Moore, Central Texas Market Director and Commander Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center unfurl the flags during the DHA’s formal establishment ceremony of the Central Texas Market, at the markets main health facility the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center 29 Sept.

New Central Texas Market Strengthens DoD’s Medic...

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Sep. 29, 2021

Fort Hood, Texas – The Defense Health Agency (DHA) marked the establishment of the Central Texas Market, a...
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Participants in the Storytellers event at Kadena Air Base, Japan, pose for a photo after sharing their experiences, Sept. 9, 2021. After the event, those in attendance received gift bags with resources like a pocket journal, local crisis resource directory and a Mental Health Peer Alliance bookmark. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anna Nolte)

Storytellers: Narratives on Mental Health

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Sep. 24, 2021

Three storytellers shared their experiences with overcoming adversity during a Storytellers event hosted by...
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CONNECT TO PROTECT is a strategy designed to encourage Soldiers, their Families and Department of the Army civilians to take action to make connections with and reach out to the people around them and the resources in our community. In keeping with the theme of connectedness, the Army is focusing on “It’s the Little Things that Matter” – “the little things” include the daily interactions with our friends, Family, and peers. Those little things build strong relationships and act as protective factors. (Courtesy asset from Army Resilience Directorate) (Ronald Wolf)

CONNECT TO PROTECT for Suicide Prevention: SUPPO...

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Sep. 21, 2021

Suicide prevention is among the highest priorities of the Army.
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Debra Lamb is a housing manager for the Fort Carson Directorate of Public Works (Scott Prater)

COVID-19 can Lead to Long-term Health Concerns

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Sep. 20, 2021

FORT CARSON, Colo. — Debra Lamb has a message for anyone who believes the coronavirus is a hoax.
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Army Spc. Angel Laureano holds a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., Dec. 14, 2020. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando) (Lisa Ferdinando)

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Sep. 17, 2021

On September 14, 2021, the Army announced its plan to comply with the Secretary of Defense’s order requiring...
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July 1, 2021

I Am Navy Medicine – Lt. Caitlin Sleight, clinical psychologist - at NMRTC Bremerton

The junior officer of the quarter at for Navy Medicine Readiness Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton admittedly could not have envisioned her current status in Navy Medicine.

June 29, 2021

New COVID-19 Delta Variant: What you need to know to stay safe

A new and increasingly dangerous variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is rapidly sweeping across the globe. This new variant appears to spread faster, cause more severe disease and is more likely to result in hospitalization. Also, younger people appear to be more susceptible to the new strain, known as the Delta variant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

June 29, 2021

PTSD: Seeking out Mental Health Care is the First Step to Wellness

FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- Service members, family members and veterans who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder may repeatedly re-experience their ordeal as nightmares, flashbacks or frightening thoughts, especially when exposed to events that remind them of their original trauma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

June 29, 2021

Fireworks, flames and safety

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.—The Fourth of July is celebrated annually through traditions such as barbeques, parties and fireworks, however, it is also a prime time for unnecessary injuries.

June 29, 2021

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Definitions and Treatment Options

Posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, can occur after someone goes through or sees a traumatic event such as combat exposure, sexual or physical abuse, a serious accident, natural disaster or an assault.

June 28, 2021

59th MDW treats transgender service members

Earlier this year, President Joe Biden signed an executive order making it possible for transgender service members to openly serve in the military, which further strengthened the Transgender Health Medical Evaluation Unit at the 59th Medical Wing.

June 28, 2021

PTSD Awareness: Removing the Stigma and Seeking Help

“Even in times of trauma, we try to maintain a sense of normality until we no longer can. That, my friends, is called surviving. Not healing. We never become whole again ... we are survivors. If you are here today... you are a survivor. But those of us who have made it through hell and are still standing? We bare a different name: warriors.” – Lori Goodwin, U.S. Air Force Veteran.

June 28, 2021

EFMP: Stepping it up

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany – The Exceptional Family Member Program now offers a DD Form 3054 to help the program better serve enrolled families.

June 25, 2021

Goodfellow's SASH Program Leads the Way (with captions)

With the recent addition of Navy students, Goodfellow’s Students Against Sexual Assault and Harassment program, also known as ‘Teal Ropes,’ became the first in the DoD to have joint service participation! SASH is an Air Education and Training Command program that is being considered by other services within their respective training commands.

June 24, 2021

PTSD, What You Should Know

According to the National Center for PTSD-Department of Veterans Affairs, PTSD is a mental health issue that one may develop after witnessing or experiencing a life-threatening event such as a natural disaster, combat, sexual assault, or car accident. They also specify that anyone can develop PTSD and at any time in their life after a traumatic event.

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