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AF Surgeon General testifies at HAC-D hearing

Air Force Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Thomas Travis (far left) joined his medical counterparts as witnesses before the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Defense, on April 2, to discuss the Defense Health Program. Questions from the committee centered on changes to the TRICARE benefit fee structure, the integrated electronic health record, medical research, and mental health. Gen. Travis' comments focused on the need to be ready for the next war -- by expanding training platforms with civilian partners, through human performance initiatives that include the new type of warrior who serves remotely, and by funding medical research. He stated, "Protecting research data is just so important." From left to right are Travis; VADM Matthew Nathan, Navy Surgeon General; and Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Army Surgeon General. Not pictured is Dr. Jonathan Woodson, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, who also participated in the hearing. (Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Carlin Leslie)

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