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April 8, 2019

Health Care Transition Looks to Improve Processes for Wartime Missions, Beneficiaries

At the direction of Congress, the military health care system is going through a substantial set of changes in its structure and how it will operate, said the Defense Department’s director of cost assessment and program evaluation.

March 20, 2018

Face of Defense: Resilience Helps Military Family Persevere

Robyn Kramer and her husband, Air Force Capt. Kyle Kramer, a helicopter pilot, say they are eternally grateful for the doctors who performed successful surgery on their baby Jack's malformed heart. The Kramers said they also salute and appreciate Air Force leaders' assistance in providing them the time to take care of their son.

Feb. 7, 2018

Robotic Surgery Training Program Aims at Improving Patient Outcomes

As the use of surgical robotics increases, the Air Force Medical Service is training its surgical teams in the latest technology, ensuring patients have access to the most advanced surgical procedures and best possible outcomes.

Jan. 26, 2018

DoD, VA Release Online Tool to Help Vets With Discharge Upgrade Process

A joint initiative between the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments has yielded a web-based tool that will provide customized guidance to veterans who desire to upgrade or change the conditions of their military discharge.

Dec. 23, 2016

DARPA Provides Groundbreaking Bionic Arms to Walter Reed

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is making available to military amputees the first production versions of a groundbreaking upper-limb prosthesis.

Oct. 18, 2016

DoD to Host ‘Warrior Care in the 21st Century’ Symposium

Despite an increase in the severity of injuries, troops on the battlefield are surviving better than ever before. U.S. military officials and their allies have made a priority of taking care of those wounded returning from war.

Aug. 2, 2016

Indo-Asia-Pacific Partners Discuss Global Health Interoperability at Exchange Event

Nearly 500 senior military health officials from 27 countries met for the 2016 Asia Pacific Military Health Exchange to share experiences and strengthen partnerships.

March 9, 2016

Surgeons General Say Medical Readiness Aligns With Overall Readiness

Maintaining medical readiness for the nation’s fighting force aligns with the military’s top readiness priority, the Army, Navy and Air Force surgeons general told a Senate appropriations panel.

Feb. 25, 2016

DoD, VA Kick Off Interagency Effort for Coordination of Complex Care

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments announced an effort to ease the transition for service members needing complex care management as they transition from the DoD system of health care to the VA, or within each system.

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