Tag Archives: Department of Defense

US Government and DoD Response to the Ebola Crisis

Dear MHS Colleagues, The international health community is working closely together to help confront the outbreak of Ebola virus in the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and, more recently, Nigeria. As military medical professionals, we want to ensure that you are aware of the facts of the crisis, US government support to this effort, the Department of …

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Food and Water Risk Assessments

By Anthony Carotenuto    Ever wonder how we provide public health protection for our Department of Defense (DoD) personnel when conducting an exercise or meeting outside the United States at a location where we have no permanent installations? According to DoD regulations, the Secretaries of the Military must provide  public health protection for deployed forces during initial entry, exercises, and …

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Message from Secretary Hagel on Suicide Prevention Month

By Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Department of Defense   The Department of Defense has no more important responsibility than supporting and protecting those who defend our country and that means we must do everything possible to prevent military suicide. As we observe Suicide Prevention Month, the entire DoD community – service members, civilians, members of our families and leaders at …

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