VA provides fertility evaluation and treatments to all enrolled Veterans under the VA medical benefits package, including infertility counseling, genetic counseling, ultrasounds, vasectomy reversal or tubal ligation, medication and other treatments. Veterans give their best years in defense of this great nation and may have been injured, wounded and/or exposed to things that harm reproductive mechanisms. If the Veteran has a service-connected condition that causes the infertility or if the treatment for
The Army recently conducted a successful evaluation of the new Directed Energy Maneuver-Short Range Air Defense system, a 50kW-class laser designed to protect against unmanned aircraft systems, rotary and fixed-wing threats, rockets, artillery, and mortars. The Pentagon is betting big that laser weapons, once firmly confined to the realm of science fiction, will prove to be critical battlefield technology. A strong partnership between the Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office and
Current events in Afghanistan have left many Veterans feeling understandably upset. The mental, physical and emotional wounds are deep and you may be wondering about the impact of your sacrifice and service, or the service of those who deployed there. You are not alone. If you’re feeling this way, it will take time to process your feelings. Talking can be very therapeutic, whether it’s to a local chaplain, psychologist or someone you
One of the most important decisions an Army Cadet will make is the selection of what branch they want to serve, and the Virtual Branch Outreach aligns cadet talent to meet Army Junior Officer requirements. Through its partnership with Gabriel Enterprises, an industry leader in developing virtual event and training technologies, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command developed a user-centric virtual learning environment that is collaborative, immersive, intuitive, and brings
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is providing $267 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of August in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “These emergency SNAP benefits continue to help Texans during the ongoing pandemic by providing food for individuals and their families,” said Texas HHS Access and Eligibility Services Deputy Executive Commissioner Wayne Salter. “We are happy to continue to support that
In a tough year when many people are experiencing isolation, VA’s Caring Letters Program sends periodic messages with simple expressions of care and concern to Veterans who use VA health care and contact the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL). Caring Letters are reaching Veterans across the country in every state and beyond. They are mailed once a month for the first four months after a Veteran calls the VCL and every other
Only a small fraction of people in the military and civilian populations have experienced breakthrough infections after receiving a COVID-19 vaccination, yet significant portions of society are hesitant to get the shot. For those who remain skeptical, have a true, meaningful conversation with somebody you trust or some buddies that you trust. Talk to your health care team, those family members that you trust and other people that you may trust.
The restructuring of the Military Health System (MHS) will make it easier to spread medical innovation across the force and improve care for warfighters, families and retirees. The changes to the MHS that Congress approved several years ago will place all military hospitals and clinics under the purview of the DHA. That will mark a big change from the longtime structure of allowing the individual services to oversee their own medical facilities.
The race for talent is real, and the Army is investing in women to fill leadership roles in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for mission readiness. Maj. Gen. Maria Barrett, head of the Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, believes the Army cannot leave any talent on the table. “The service needs to bring people in and engage them in a way that encourages them to participate.” Like many
The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) is well known among medical researchers around the world as a hub of cutting-edge healthcare innovation that has impacted health care development inside and outside the military for decades. Based at Fort Detrick, Maryland, the CDMRP is officially a part of the U.S. Army Futures Command, Medical Research and Development Command. In just the past year, they’ve been working on new, high-tech treatments