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TRICARE Open Season is the annual period when you can enroll in or change your health care coverage for the next year. In 2022, TRICARE Open Season begins Nov. 14 and ends Dec. 13. Any enrollment changes you make will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2023. Open season applies to anyone enrolled in or eligible for a TRICARE Prime option or TRICARE Select. To learn more, visit: https://tricare.mil/openseason.
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Cmdr. Todd Eppel, a dentist assigned to Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Pearl Harbor (NMRTC PH) performs a dental exam on the Mobile Dental Unit on Aug. 4, 2022, aboard Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. MDUs go the extra mile in promoting the medical readiness of the fleet by bringing dental care to the warfighter. NMRTC PH's dental clinic on wheels administers dental exams to Sailors pier-side three times a week in support of ensuring a medically ready force.
Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Pearl Harbor (NMRTC PH) staff and the Federal Fire Department evaluate and treat simulated mass casualty injuries during the NMRTC PH mass casualty exercise on Aug. 11, 2022, aboard Joint Base Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The quick- reaction, scenario-driven drill evaluated the NMRTC PH and Federal Fire Department's response to a mass casualty incident, should one occur. The drill evaluated NMRTC-PH’s ability to alert staff and respond to the installation’s requests to support the Federal Fire Department.
Rear. Adm. Bruce Gillingham, U.S. Navy Surgeon General, discusses joint-medical readiness during the 2022 Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) Medical Symposium at Sharkey Theater on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii on July 1, 2022. The other panel members include Rear Adm. Sarah Sharkey, Royal Australia Navy; Rear Adm. Pamela Miller, Indo-Pacific Command Surgeon; and Brig. Gen. Paula Lodi, U.S. Army Incoming 18th Medical Command Commanding General. The panel was facilitated by Capt. Michael McGinnis, U.S. Pacific Fleet Surgeon. The theme of the medical symposium was "interoperability." The panel members discussed how international partnerships and standardization can improve patient outcomes if/when medical assets are called to respond to a wartime situation or humanitarian crisis.
TRICARE Open Season 2021 has closed. The next open season will take place in the fall of 2022. If you didn’t enroll or make a change to your TRICARE health plan during open season, you must wait until the next open season unless you have a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event (QLE). To learn more, visit: https://www.tricare.mil/lifeevents
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With news of the contagious and potentially deadly illness known as novel coronavirus grabbing headlines worldwide, military health officials say that an informed, common sense approach minimizes the chances of getting sick. (Graphic by Military Health System)

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