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  • What you need to know about new TRICARE pharmacy network options

    As of Dec. 15, CVS Pharmacy is a part of the TRICARE retail pharmacy network. At the same time, Walmart, Sam’s Club, and some community pharmacies are no longer a part of the TRICARE network. What does this mean for you? Although the list of retail network pharmacies has changed, you can still get the medications you need.
  • COVID-19 booster shots: Check your eligibility

    Are you wondering if you’re eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot? The answer is yes, if you’re age 18 or older. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots as further described below.
  • Local military medical units combine into medical market

    The 96th Medical Group and Defense Health Agency leadership marked the forming of a new military medical organization during a market establishment ceremony here, Nov. 15.
  • Air Force Medical Service hosts innovation summit, prepares for future challenges

    Leaders across the Military Health System and partner federal agencies met for the inaugural Operational Air and Space Medical Innovation Alliance Summit on October 29.
  • New MOMMC Emergency Department opens to support community, readiness

    Military Health leaders and prominent members of the Las Vegas community came together at Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center’s newly constructed Emergency Room for a ribbon cutting ceremony Nov. 10, 2021.
  • MHS GENESIS ‘Super Users’ Fuel MTF Transformations

    The rollout of MHS GENESIS, the Military Health System's new electronic health records system, is bringing fundamental changes to military treatment facilities around the world. Among those tech experts helping to bring about the change, at both small clinics and major hospitals, the changeover is often called a "transformation."
  • Hispanic Service members exemplify hard work and selfless service

    Americans observe Hispanic Heritage Month between September 15 and October 15 to acknowledge, honor, and highlight the histories, cultures, and contributions of people with ancestry from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Air Force Col. Sandra Nestor directs the nurse corps at the Air Force Surgeon General's office at Joint Base Andrews­-Naval Air Facility Washington, in Maryland.
  • 6th MDG advancing medical readiness training with augmented reality

    Manikin-based training is currently the mainstay of military medical readiness training, however, the COVID-19 pandemic revealed some limitations to large-scale in-person training during times of social distancing. The introduction of augmented reality training increases the availability of training, without a need to increase manpower availability for training setup and multiple student face-to-face interaction.
  • San Antonio Market to standardize, optimize local healthcare

    After years of collaboration, San Antonio’s military treatment facilities officially unified as a market with the Defense Health Agency during a ceremony at Brooke Army Medical Center today.
  • Reducing the stigma and encouraging mental health care in the military

    In the military, the stigma of mental health is grounded in the cultural misperception that a service member must have "zero defects" to be mission ready. While the Department of Defense strives to identify and eliminate barriers to care that service members face regarding mental health treatment, stigma remains a significant issue within the military.
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