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Sept. 17, 2021

Army Reserve doctor describes impromptu support to OAR

Already a physician with her own practice in the Southern California city of Coronado, home to several military bases, including half of the Navy’s SEAL teams, the San Diego native had been treating Service Members for years. Her children had recently moved on to college, so the empty nester decided to put her years of experience as a physician to use in the U.S. Army Reserves.

Sept. 17, 2021

From coughs to cancer: Army medics rally support for OAR evacuees

In less than a week, the U.S. Military has evacuated over 100,000 U.S. citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and at-risk Afghans from Afghanistan in one of the largest airlift operations in history. In addition to the logistical challenges, the extraordinary movement comes with medical complications as well.

Sept. 16, 2021

Plan Ahead for Disasters With TRICARE

This year, we’ve seen the devastating effects of hurricanes, floods, snowstorms, and wildfires both in the U.S. and overseas. It’s a stark reminder that natural disasters can happen anytime and anywhere. But planning ahead and staying informed can help keep you and your family safe during a disaster.

Sept. 16, 2021

An Enduring Legacy of Quality Care & Service: KACC Celebrates 60 Years

Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center staff, interagency and state leaders celebrated the 60th Anniversary of the medical facility during a ceremony–adjusted to meet COVID-19 restrictions–held at Kimbrough’s main entrance, Sept. 14, 2021.

Sept. 15, 2021

After the ventilator, COVID survivor advocates for vaccine

A nearly fatal bout with COVID-19 drove the Harris family to do something they had been on the fence

Sept. 15, 2021

New health maintenance resource available for military beneficiaries

The San Antonio Market has developed a comprehensive tool to help military beneficiaries understand

Sept. 15, 2021

TRICARE Families Register for September 23 Autism Care Demonstration Webinar

Are you new to the Autism Care Demonstration (ACD)? Do you have questions about some of the new changes to the ACD? For existing and new families to the ACD, TRICARE will host a webinar on Sept. 23, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET.

Sept. 14, 2021

Lyster Army Health Clinic recognized for environmental sustainability

In recognition for its achievement and innovation in health care sustainability, Lyster Army Health Clinic received the Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. The Environmental Excellence Award recognizes health care facilities that continuously improve upon programs to address sustainable operations, reduce and recycle waste, lower energy and water use, source more sustainable products, and more.

Sept. 14, 2021

Fort Carson increases COVID-19 vaccination options and expands testing hours at EACH

Evans Army Community Hospital (EACH) is now offering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at various Fort Carson locations and has expanded COVID-19 testing hours at the Centralized Screening and Testing Center (CSTC). In support of the DOD’s effort to vaccinate every eligible service member to improve readiness, the COVID-19 vaccination site at William “Bill” Reed Special Events Center (SEC) is also providing required Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to Fort Carson military personnel in coordination with unit operations teams. COVID-19 Vaccine The COVID-19 vaccination site at the SEC is available only for active-duty service members. If you are not an active-duty service member, please do not visit the SEC for a vaccine. Vaccinations for active-duty service members are coordinated between unit operations teams. The Mountain Post Soldier Center (MPSC) is offering Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to active-duty service members in processing at Fort Carson, civilian personnel, contractors, and immunocompromised TRICARE beneficiaries enrolled at EACH. Active-duty service members can also receive a second Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at this location. Walk-ins are available from 8 to 10 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. at the MPSC located at 6351 Wetzel Avenue, building 1525. TRICARE beneficiaries enrolled to EACH can schedule an appointment with their primary care clinic to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine by calling the Colorado Military Health System Access to Care Line at (719) 526-2273. TRICARE beneficiaries who are not enrolled to EACH are encouraged to receive a COVID-19 vaccine from their primary care team, a TRICARE-network pharmacy location, and a local or Colorado health department COVID-19 vaccination site. For more information, visit www.tricare.mil/covidvaccine or www.vaccines.gov. COVID-19 Testing Symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 testing for official government travel is available for TRICARE beneficiaries, civilian personnel and contractors at the CSTC. Please bring your DOD ID card and wear a mask when visiting EACH. The CSTC is open Monday through Friday from 6:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Soldier Family Care Center (SFCC) at EACH. Drop off or park in the east parking lot to access the CSTC. For more information, call the COVID-19 Patient Advice Line at 719-524-2684.

Sept. 14, 2021

Army Announces Implementation of Mandatory Vaccines for Soldiers

WASHINGTON — The Army outlined its plan today to fully comply with the Secretary of Defense’s order requiring all service members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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