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Military medical specialists "have produced
the lowest loss among wounded that this country has ever seen."
David S.C. Chu, Under Secretary of Defense
for Personnel and Readiness, at the State of the Military Health System 2006 Annual Conference, Jan. 30, 2006
 Transformed Battlefield Medical Care Saves Lives
The military health system has revolutionized battlefield medical care in the past four years, reducing fatalities and raising the quality of care to all-time high levels. Injured servicemembers are now more quickly transported from the battlefield to medical facilities where they can receive advanced care, and more of them are surviving because of it. Story
Medical Services Give Troops Confidence, General Says
U.S. military medics and corpsmen are on the front lines with troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the troops have confidence in their abilities and in the standard of care throughout the entire military medical system. Every troop who goes into combat has tremendous respect for the medics who go forward with them, and these medics display the same courage and bravery as the rest of the troops. Story
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Denise Sanders, an aeromedical technician assigned to the 438th Expeditionary Air Evacuation Squadron, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, makes sure a patient is comfortable while traveling on an Italian C-130 Hercules with a final destination of U.S. Army Hospital Landstuhl, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Stephen Faulisi)
Combat Medics of the 45th Company  'We fly so you don't die!'  U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt D. Myles Cullen
BRAC Will Facilitate Medical Transformation Adjustments Essential to Maintaining Tricare
The results of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure process have created opportunities and challenges for the military community at large, and specifically the military medicine community, the BRAC Commission's chairman said here today. Story Adjustments to the Tricare program are necessary to ensure military health benefits are maintained at a superior level for many years, a Defense Department official said here yesterday. Story
Military Health System Must Sustain Benefits Air Evacuation System Makes Miracles Happen
The military health system provides the best health care in the world, and that quality must be sustained, even as the demand and requirements for health care change in the future, the Navy's surgeon general said here today. Story The Air Force's aeromedical evacuation system is unlike any system that's ever been fielded and has contributed greatly to the joint service team, the Air Force surgeon general said here today. Story
Military Health Transformation Will Improve Care Future Calls for More 'Jointness'
The military health system is on the edge of a transformation that will create challenges, but will also improve health care for the military and set standards for the entire country. Story As the military health system transforms, the services will unite to provide more complete and efficient care to all servicemembers, their families and retirees. Story
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