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DHA launches new 59th MDW/Wilford Hall website
September 3, 2020
The transition to the TRICARE.mil domain incorporates new layouts and adds helpful features to enhance the user experience and provide easier access to information about the local military hospital or clinic and the TRICARE benefit in one place.

DOD medical officials outline COVID-19 testing approach
July 31, 2020
A soldier with the 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade receives a test for COVID-19 at a mobilization station at Fort Hood, Texas, July 9, 2020.

Blood donors urged to continue giving lifesaving donations
April 3, 2020
Military member giving blood

Defense health officials detail COVID-19 aid effort
March 20, 2020
Navy doctors on ship

Surgeon general reaffirms promise of quality care during DHA transfer
December 9, 2019
Col. Adrienne Ari, an optometrist at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, performs an eye examination Sept. 19, 2019. In October 2018, the Army, Navy and Air Force started the process to transfer the administration and management of their military medical treatment facilities to DHA. Phase II of that transition was completed this fall with roughly half of the MTFs in the continental U.S. now under the DHA. All other hospitals and clinics, including those overseas, will follow suit by 2021.

Air Force transitions all U.S. military treatment facilities to DHA administration and management
October 30, 2019
This October, U.S.-based Air Force military treatment facilities transferred administration and management to the Defense Health Agency. (U.S. Air Force illustration)

Defense Health Agency changes leadership
September 5, 2019
Army Lt. Gen. Ronald Place, the new director of the Defense Health Agency, previously served in DHA as director of the National Capital Region Medical Directorate, the transitional Intermediate Management Organization, and the interim assistant director for health care administration.

Military health care consolidation moves to next phase
August 29, 2019
A health care provider meets with a patient at William Beaumont Army Medical Center on Fort Bliss, Texas, March 17, 2017.

DOD to begin next major phase of military hospital consolidation
August 27, 2019
Lt. Col. Juli Fung-Hayes (center), a U.S. Army Reserve emergency medicine physician with the 2nd Medical Brigade, leads a medic team from the 396th Combat Support Hospital, headquartered at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, through a trauma and critical care scenario in a field hospital during a promotional photo shoot for Army Reserve marketing and recruiting at Fort Hunter Liggett, California, July 18, 2018.

For healthy older adults, new shingles vaccine is worth the wait
August 16, 2019
Pharmacist Angelina Cox prepares a dose of shingles vaccine to administer to a TRICARE beneficiary.

Sailor 360 hosts cardboard boat race at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston
June 11, 2019
Sailors assigned to Navy Medicine Training Support Command, Defense Health Agency and Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command completed in a cardboard boat race as part of a Sailor 360 event at the Medicine Education Training Campus. The event was part of Sailor 360, a Navy initiative to develop innovative and creative command-developed leadership programs.

Defense Health Agency director discusses healthcare transformation at BAMC town hall
May 21, 2019
U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, Defense Health Agency director, discusses the DHA transition during a town hall meeting at Brooke Army Medical Center May 14. BAMC will transition under DHA command and authority Oct. 1.

Health care transition looks to improve processes for wartime missions, beneficiaries
April 10, 2019
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 Robert Daigle, the Department of Defense Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation director.

DHA director: patient care will remain steadfast despite staff cuts
April 8, 2019
Air Force Capt. (Dr.) Lauren Lee examines Faunia Rodriguez at the Brooke Army Medical Center Hematology/Oncology Clinic Nov. 6, 2018.

San Antonio Wardroom Association PDC Hosts Mock Promotion Board at the METC
February 8, 2019
Senior naval officers sit as board members of a mock officer promotion board at the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC). The board was comprised of officers from the Navy Nurse Corps, Dental Corps and Medical Service Corps, including Rear Adm. Tina Davidson, Navy Nurse Corps director.

New year, new you: setting realistic goals
January 29, 2019
Nutritionists stress people eat healthy, well-balanced meals, include exercise and set realistic goals for weight loss.

Air Force deploys metrics, quantifies value of medical readiness
September 28, 2018
As the Defense Health Agency assumes management of Air Force military treatment facilities, one of the most important challenges facing the Air Force is its ability to maintain the readiness mission hospitals and clinics support.

Phase 1 of Defense Health Agency transition set to begin
September 25, 2018
Leaders of the Defense Health Agency and the U.S. Air Force Surgeon General discuss changes made to the 4th Medical Group’s new facility, Sept. 6, 2018, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Military medicine is changing to a single, integrated health system designed around patients and ensuring military medical readiness beginning in Oct. 1, 2018. Over time, the integration and standardization of healthcare will provide patients with a consistent, high-quality health care experience, no matter where they are.

San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium ceremony honors 233 graduating residents, fellows
June 15, 2018
Army Maj. Tyson Sjulin, pulmonary/critical care fellow, receives the Commander’s Award for Fellow Clinical Research during the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium graduation ceremony held June 7 at the Lila Cockrell Theatre in downtown San Antonio. Also pictured are (from left) Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency; Air Force Maj. Gen. Bart O. Iddins, 59th Medical Wing commander; Army Brig. Gen. George Appenzeller, Brooke Army Medical Center commander; and Dr. Woodson Scott Jones, dean of SAUSHEC

New Air Force Surgeon General sees readiness, innovation as keys to medical mission
June 7, 2018
Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General