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July 26, 2018

DHA Director Discusses ‘Forward Momentum’ for New Health Record System

The Military Health System has implemented a new secure health records system intended for the health system's 9.4 million beneficiaries and is using initial feedback to improve its security and stability, the director of the Defense Health Agency said.

May 27, 2018

Afghanistan, Vietnam Wars Bring Survivors Together Through Tragedy Assistance

One lost her dad during the Vietnam War and the other lost her dad in Afghanistan, and together they are finding ways to better understand devastating personal loss.

May 11, 2018

Face of Defense: Air Force NCO Resumes Career After Tumor, Hearing Loss

A noncommissioned officer at Fort Meade, Md., previously had a golf ball sized tumor in his ear and needed surgery and time to recover. The Air Force found a way to make it all happen, including his family by his side.

April 30, 2018

Airman Fulfills Long-Held Dream of Military Service

Despite initial setbacks, Rosa Vittori refused to give up, and she's now an airman first class in the Texas Air National Guard.

April 30, 2018

Face of Defense: Late Sister’s Cancer Struggle Helps Soldier Persevere

Soldiers train to overcome challenges and adversity to complete the mission, but no amount of training can help prepare for certain personal hardships. Breast cancer survivor Army Maj. Yazmin Feliciano said her sister's valiant, but losing, battle against cancer helped to strengthen her resolve to keep fighting.

April 18, 2018

Gold Star Children Take on Business World Thanks to TAPS

With the help of a Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors initiative, 12 Gold Star children traveled to New York City, where they met Wall Street executives on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange for the opening bell, toured CBS News headquarters with producers and news anchor Jeff Glor and visited National Football League headquarters with commissioner Roger Goodell.

March 28, 2018

Face of Defense: Single Parents Lead Households, Squadrons

Air Force Lt. Col. Carina Harrison and Air Force Lt. Col. Stacie Voorhees are both single parents who juggle the competing priorities of family and squadron leadership. Harrison has a 15-year-old daughter and Voorhees has two young girls. The women say being flexible when blending their military careers with family life has allowed them to succeed at both.

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.

Nov. 30, 2016

Most-Senior Service NCOs Attend Pentagon Conference

Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, convened the 2016 Defense Senior Enlisted Council at the Pentagon, giving senior noncommissioned officers an opportunity to share ideas across the joint force.

Nov. 25, 2016

Face of Defense: Air Force NCO Assists Families During Deployment Process

Air Force Master Sgt. Joe Ugarte assists service members and their families in navigating the process of be being deployed in his role as the senior noncommissioned officer at the Military and Family Readiness Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph in Texas.

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