Happy Nurses Week – Newest Nurse Corps Admiral is RDML(s) Cynthia Kuehner

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The latest admiral is RDML(s) Cynthia Kuehner:


In addition, here is a message about Nurse’s Week from the ASD(HA):

MHS Team:

Tomorrow marks the start of National Nurses Week. As we celebrate the long history of military and civilian nurses who have served our nation, we recognize the unique contributions nurses have made – and continue to make – to military medicine in both peacetime and wartime. This year, Nurses Week coincides with the 200th anniversary of nurse pioneer Florence Nightingale’s birth, further reminding us of the critical role nurses play in our national life.

To the dedicated nurses across the Military Health System: thank you.

Thank you for your service to the nation, working to keep our forces ready to answer the call, anywhere and anytime. Thank you for serving our 9.5 million beneficiaries – whether across our military hospitals and clinics, in our research laboratories, in our military medical classrooms, or in the office performing data analytics. Thank you for serving on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19, directly delivering on Secretary Esper’s priorities to protect our people, maintain readiness, and support the national response. Thank you for your enduring commitment to protect, promote, and improve military health care and readiness every day, building a stronger, more effective Military Health System for those depending on us.

To the MHS team: thank a nurse this week and recognize them for their efforts – big and small – that are so integral to caring for our patients and advancing our mission. Share their successes through photos, comments, or stories, on MHS social media platforms using the hashtags #NursesWeek, #YearoftheNurse, and #MHSNurses. And be sure to visit the Nurses Week spotlight page on Health.mil to learn more about how our nurses are going above and beyond the call of duty every day:



Thomas McCaffery
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs

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