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COA Seeks Nominations for Board of Directors

2/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

The following seats on the COA Board of Directors will be up for election this spring: Field Officer (outside of DC), Pharmacist, Retired Officer, Therapist and Veterinarian.  Incumbents in seats are completing…

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2016 USPHS Calendars for Sale

1/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

USPHS Active Duty and Retired Officers:

The 2016 USPHS Calendars are still available from the USPHS Music Ensemble. Don’t miss your chance to get a copy.

This 8.5 x 11 full color calendar features amazing photo…

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USPHS Turns 127

1/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

Happy Birthday, Public Health Service!

Though the actual name “Public Health Service” would not be applied until thirteen years later, it was on this date in 1889 that President Grover Cleveland signed into law…

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5/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

It is here! The new COA 2015-2019 Strategic Plan was released by board chair Captain Sara Newman. The four priority areas are Membership, Visibility, Advocacy, and Branches. The COA Executive Director will crea…

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USPHS Officers Receive AMSUS Awards

12/28/2015 12:00:00 AM

AMSUS, the Society of Federal Health Professionals and fellow member of The Military Coalition, announced dozens of USPHS officers as 2015 AMSUS Award Recipients. The Monrovia Medical Unit (MMU) received the Hu…

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USPHS Receives Presidential Unit Citation

9/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

President Obama welcomed officers of the U.S. Public Health Service to the Oval Office to receive the Presidential Unit Citation.  President Obama recognized the PHS Commissioned Corps for its work as a uniform…

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COA Pet Health Insurance

9/22/2015 12:00:00 AM

COA members can now access valuable pet protection with Hartville Pet Insurance. Make sure you have help giving your pet the best care possible with Hartville Pet Insurance which covers your dog or cat for acci…

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Deputy Surgeon General, RADM Sylvia Trent-Adams

10/26/2015 12:00:00 AM

Rear Admiral (RADM) Sylvia Trent-Adams was sworn in as Deputy Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service by HHS Acting Deputy Secretary Mary K. Wakefield and Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy.  RADM Trent-…

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Congressional Public Health Caucus Add Co-Chairs

9/21/2015 12:00:00 AM

Representatives Kay Granger (R-TX), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), and Jim McGovern (D-MA) joined Caucus founders Representatives Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Gene Green (D-TX) as co-chairs of the Congressional Public…

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USPHS Ensemble Performs at the World War II Memorial

7/18/2015 12:00:00 AM

On 18 July 2015 the United States Public Health Service Music Ensemble presented a concert on the national mall at the World War II Memorial. Distinguished guests included thirty World War II veterans from San …

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OPM Data Breach - Impact on the Public Health Service?

6/26/2015 12:00:00 AM

Here is a message from Commissioned Corps Headquarters.  "The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) cyber intrusion investigation is ongoing.  While there is no evidence Commissioned Corps systems were compromis…

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Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Outlines Priorities

6/2/2015 12:00:00 AM

VADM Vivek Murthy, 19th Surgeon General, outlined his vision for building the Great American Community.  Surgeon General Murthy's four priorities include: 1) communicating clearly with the public, 2) moving fro…

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