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  • Chaplains gather, discuss training and readiness issues

    Apr 22, 2015

    Chaplains and chaplain assistants from across the Total Army Force gathered here at Fort Bragg for the 2015 Strategic Operational Readiness and Training Assessment Forum (SORTAF), April 14-16.

  • Four NCOs inducted into Sgt. Audie Murphy Club

    Apr 22, 2015

    Sgts. 1st Class Marcus Knight, Thadenia Leach, and Hugo Roman, with Southern Regional Medical Command and Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Tune, Brooke Army Medical Center, Warrior and Transition Battalion, became the newest members of the prestigious Sgt. Audie Murphy Club during an induction ceremony held March 25 at Blesse Auditorium, Willis Hall, Army Medical Department Center and School, US Army Health Readiness Center of Excellence, with host Command Sgt. Maj. Jayme Johnson, Southern Regional Medical Command.

  • Soldiers enhance mission readiness with congressional staff audience

    Apr 22, 2015

    Soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley Kansas, executed a medical training exercise at the Mission Training Complex April 8. Staff members from congressional offices were able to witness capabilities employed in the local training exercise during their visit.

  • PRMC staff conducts Arbinger Training

    Apr 22, 2015

    Command teams and staff members from throughout the Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) participated in Arbinger Training presented by the Office of the U.S. Army Surgeon General's (TSG) Team and Organization Development Directorate (TODD), April 20-22, 2015.

  • ARMiE selects top warriors, medics

    Apr 21, 2015

    Five Soldiers were selected as the best of the best for Army Medicine in Europe April 17 after four grueling days of physical and mental testing at the Grafenwoehr Training Area.

  • Army child of the year encourages other youth to volunteer

    Apr 20, 2015

    An Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, youth has been named U.S. Military Child of the Year by Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance for U.S. military troops, wounded Service members and their Families.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier named Army's top female athlete

    Apr 20, 2015

    Capt. Jamie Pecha, Womack Army Medical Center, named the 2014 U.S. Army Female Athlete of the Year.

  • Quick actions save a life at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center

    Apr 20, 2015

    When the Eisenhower Army Medical Center (EAMC) inpatient and support pharmacy refrigerators shut down due to a power outage, two Soldiers acted quickly and moved medication and vaccines to functioning refrigerators and saved over $1.1 million but also saved a patient's life.

  • Army Reserve in Europe, long legacy still vital

    Apr 19, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Memories surfaced in retired Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan's speech as he recalled his friend, Brig. Gen. Richard Dirgins, during an April 17 ceremony at Daenner Kaserne. The 7th Civil Support Command's headquarters building was named for Dirgins. He passed away in 1995, just six months after leaving command of the unit's predecessor, the 7th Army Reserve Command. "Our purpose here today is to rededicate this building in honor of Richard Dirgins, my classmate, my friend and a great American Soldier, a patriot," said Sullivan, who was a college classmate of Dirgins at Norwich University in Vermont. "I have such fond memories of him." Senior U.S. and German leaders watched as a plaque and a portrait of Dirgins were unveiled. A new sign outside the building bears Dirgins' name. Dirgins widow, Christa, also attended the ceremony.

  • Glued apples

    Apr 19, 2015

    Walk upon a group of strangers and ask them what brought them together and they'll all point to one person. The glue, the one they look up to when they're down, because she's up cheering.

  • One man's fight against sexual assault and the culture that enables it

    Apr 18, 2015

    The U.S. Army Military Police School's behavioral sciences education and training division leader equated the culture surrounding sexual assault as "giving aid and comfort to the enemy," in a sexual assault awareness briefing on Camp Arifjan, April 15.

  • Army regs prohibit eating popular health bar-Hemp seeds source of protein, banned by DA

    Apr 17, 2015

    For anyone who relies on protein bars as an afternoon or after workout snack, they should be warned about nonmilitary friendly ingredients in their all-natural selections. Natural food snacks, like the Kind Companies Strong & Kind bars, are off limits to military personnel and DOD civilians because they contain hemp seeds. While the seeds are a natural source of protein and have high content of necessary vitamins they are off limits as a food source due to the possibility of ingesting THC.

  • From combat to connoisseur--one vets journey

    Apr 17, 2015

    When Fred Minnick joined the Oklahoma National Guard, becoming the bourbon industry's foremost spirits tasting expert was not on his mind. In fact, "bourbon" wasn't really part of his vocabulary. But a 2003-2004 deployment to Mosul, Iraq and therapy for PTSD changed all that.

  • Womack Residency Program wins award for outstanding research

    Apr 17, 2015

    The Womack Army Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program won the Outstanding Achievement Award in Scholarly Activity for the second year in a row.

  • Public Health Command Best Warriors compete

    Apr 17, 2015

    Once a year, the 12 Best Warriors from each of five regions and the USAPHC headquarters come together to compete to become the command's Best Warriors.

  • Madigan creates regional pain champions

    Apr 17, 2015

    Pain management experts at Madigan Army Medical Center are now creating pain champions throughout the Western Regional Medical Command with the help of experts at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the University of Washington. In early March, the Interdisciplinary Pain Management Clinic here became the WRMC hub for the Department of Defense's Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes initiative, making them the lead for training subject matter experts in pain management at most of the Army Medical Homes west of the Mississippi River.

  • Warrior transition units consolidate from 25 to 15

    Apr 17, 2015

    There are 25 warrior transition units in the United States and overseas. That number will decrease to 15 by Aug. 1, 2016, Col. Chris Toner said.

  • 800th LSB Sergeant Audie Murphy Club inductee exemplifies professionalism

    Apr 17, 2015

    Staff Sgt. William Fleming's induction into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club represents the third accomplishment on his military bucket list. The Reserve Soldier completed airborne and air assault schools while on active duty, and now has his sights on becoming a drill sergeant and ultimately a command sergeant major.

  • Kenner Laboratory Services to undergo inspection

    Apr 16, 2015

    Kenner Army Health Clinic is set to undergo inspection by the The College of American Pathologists, the inspection of lthe laboratory by the CAP promotes better patient care by constantly challenging labs to improve at a rate keeping pace with the speed of technological advances.

  • Occupational Nurses lead the way

    Apr 16, 2015

    Most people understand the function of a nurse in a clinical setting but not everyone is aware of the specific functions of occupational health nursing. Occupational health nursing is als known as "industrial nursing;" evolving during the Industrial Revolution. Today, the practice of occupational health is focused on promotion, restoration of health, prevention of illness and injury, and protection from work related hazards.

  • Rader Clinic training hours to change: Weekly one-hour closures switch to one full day monthly

    Apr 16, 2015

    In a new initiative to better prepare healthcare professionals employed at the Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic for every day patient care, the clinic is rearranging its training schedule starting June 3.

  • Children Learn What They Live

    Apr 16, 2015

    This public service announcement was produced by the Army Multimedia and Visual Information Directorate at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. This PSA, scripted and coordinated by JBM-HH Army Community Services' Family Advocacy Program staff, is meant to support the Month of the Military Child by raising awareness. This video features passages from "Children Learn What They Live," by Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D. (Official U.S. Army video)

  • Fort Drum MEDDAC Soldier heading to medical school

    Apr 9, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- When Spc. Jared Seaman was a teenager, he was a self-proclaimed "science nerd" -- the type of kid who would watch hour after hour of the Discovery Channel. Now, Seaman is taking that love for science to the next level as he prepares to head to medical school.

  • Top Army Medicine Majors converge on NCR

    Apr 9, 2015

    Army Medicine's top majors convened in the National Capitol Region recently to expand their understanding and insight into the future of Army Medicine, DoD and interagency relationships in 2020 and beyond.

  • Fort Carson main gate 'goes blue' for autism

    Apr 9, 2015

    Fort Carson's main gate joined famous landmarks around the world such as the Empire State Building, the Great Sphinx and Great Pyramids of Egypt in lighting up blue in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day April 2, 2015.

  • Mother teaching world about child

    Apr 9, 2015

    A Fort Carson Family member strives to teach others about perceived parenting problems for parents of children diagnosed with autism.

  • Fort Hood shooting survivor receives highest non-combat honor for valor

    Apr 6, 2015

    A Special Forces Soldier, who was severely wounded in the Fort Hood shooting last year, received the Army's highest non-combat honor for valor on Fort Sam Houston, Texas, April 6.

  • 'Masterworks' Series: Army Ground Forces Band performs with guest conductor

    Apr 3, 2015

    U.S. Army Forces Command's musical element - The Army Ground Forces Band - performed with guest conductor, Dr. Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant during a "Masterworks Series" concert at the High Point Theatre March 31.

  • Madigan welcomes new CSM

    Apr 3, 2015

    Madigan Army Medical Center welcomed new leadership March 31, 2015, when Command Sgt. Maj. Horace Tyson assumed responsibility of the unit, replacing outgoing interim Command Sgt. Maj. Johnnie Bryant-Johnson.

  • Madigan staff named top MEDCOM counselor

    Apr 3, 2015

    When Rey Javier works with a patient, he thinks nothing of going beyond what most might expect: he takes it upon himself to renew an 89-year-old's Medicare card, he seeks special mileage funding for a patient in a high-risk pregnancy, he helps a spouse who doesn't speak English to pay an enrollment fee. Not exactly the typical image one might have of someone who works in insurance. While Javier is quick to point out that TRICARE is unlike other insurances in that it focuses on health benefits' capability instead of money, Javier's self-imposed levels of customer service made him stand out enough to be recognized at the U.S. Medical Command level.

  • Last Call

    Apr 3, 2015

    About every 30 seconds in the United States, a driver using a cellphone is involved in a crash. In an effort to curb these preventable accidents, the National Safety Council is asking motorists to put down the phone and focus on the task at hand: driving.

  • Sexually transmitted infections: Are you at risk?

    Apr 2, 2015

    Prevention starts with communicating with intimate partners and taking charge of one's sexual health.

  • April is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month

    Apr 2, 2015

    Prevent Blindness America has designated April as Women's Eye Health and Safety Month to help educate women about the steps that they must take to help prevent vision loss by making their own eye health a priority.

  • Can supplements improve your mood?

    Apr 2, 2015

    Ultimately, only you and your healthcare team (which may include your primary healthcare provider and a behavioral health specialist) can make the best decision regarding nutritional supplementation and treatment planning for mood concerns.

  • What to know about brain injury, prevention

    Apr 2, 2015

    Brain Injury awareness should be a yearlong commitment to ensure everyone protects their friends, families and co-workers against preventable injury and early evaluation.

  • History's Guardians: Group resurrects Civil War artillery unit

    Apr 2, 2015

    Kenner Army Health Clinic Soldiers are members of Coper's Battery. Cooper's Battery is a field artillery reenactment group that operates out of Petersburg National Battlefield Park.

  • Fort Detrick Observes Women's History Month

    Apr 2, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency sponsored Fort Detrick's Women's History Month Observance March 20.

  • Sergeant First Class Receives Master Sergeant Promotion

    Apr 2, 2015

    Master Sgt. Melvin D. Milton reenlisted in the U.S. Army at a ceremony March 13 where he received a promotion from sergeant first class.

  • USAMRMC Colonel Retires After 31 Years

    Apr 2, 2015

    Thirty-one years serving in the U.S. Army have flown by for Col. Karen Kelley, deputy chief of staff of logistics with the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. As someone who left the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps after only her first semester in college because her summer school experience did not reflect the reality of the actual program, Kelley has surprised even herself that the time has arrived for her to retire.

  • Administrative professionals aid Army medicine

    Apr 2, 2015

    Reynolds Army Community Hospital hosted Health Information Management Professionals Week, March 23-27.

  • PRMC Command Team proclaim their support of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

    Apr 2, 2015

    The Pacific Regional Medical Command Team proclaim their support of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, on April 2, 2015. Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, Commander, Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) and Command Sgt, Maj. Robert Luciano, Command Sgt. Maj., PRMC, encourage all Soldiers, family members, and Department of the Army (DA) Civilians to join together, participate in all planned events and pledge to end sexual assault.

  • Keeping Resiliency Relevant 365

    Apr 2, 2015

    The Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign combines multiple efforts and initiatives to improve the readiness and resilience of the total Army.

  • Army contracting supports Operation United Assistance in Africa

    Apr 1, 2015

    Local contracting command Soldiers head to West Africa to help combat the spread of Ebola.

  • Workshop uses filmmaking as healing process for veterans

    Apr 1, 2015

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY -- Lacking only the glitz and glamour of Hollywood's red carpet, Veteran filmmakers were stars in their own rights as a four-day "I Was There" Film Workshop culminated in a packed-house screening event at Cole Park Commons Thursday.

  • Wounded not broken

    Apr 1, 2015

    A crowd of wounded Soldiers lined up in front of a registration booth during the U.S. Army trials, Fort Bliss, Texas, March 29, 2015. One Soldier, wearing a black shirt with the words "Wounded Warrior (some assembly required)" printed in white on his shirt, waited anxiously to pick up his bib number and registration papers.

  • Locomotive mechanic competes in Army Trials

    Apr 1, 2015

    Hard work pays off for locomotive mechanic that was injured while performing her job. Takes 1st place in the standing air rifle competition in the 2nd annual Army Trials.

  • US Army Medical Department Center and School, US Army Health Readiness Center of Excellence, earns A

    Apr 1, 2015

    The US Army Medical Department Center and School, US Army Health Readiness Center of Excellence, embarked on a two year journey to earn the coveted Army Star Strong Flag safety award. The Army Safety and Occupational Health Star Site Flag is an Occupation Safety and Health Act based program which recognizes organizations for excellence in safety management.

  • Volunteers donate time, improve USAG Ansbach community, gain recognition

    Mar 31, 2015

    During an evening event March 27, 2015, at the Orangerie in downtown Ansbach, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach and the American Red Cross honored community members who volunteered during 2014.

  • 69 USAREUR, allied medics earn prestigious medical badge

    Mar 31, 2015

    By Capt. Robert Gallimore, 30th MED BDE Public Affairs Maj. Jason Hughes and Capt. Kenneth Koehler, 421st Medical Battalion (Multifunctional) Public Affairs GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Some 69 remaining Soldiers among 183 competitors received the prestigious Expert Field Medical Badge March 27 during a ceremony held in Tower Gymnasium here after a grueling week of intense testing during the U.S. Army Europe EFMB competition.

  • Military Medical Research Conference Reminds Partners Why 'Business is Personal'

    Mar 31, 2015

    More than 250 military, academic and industry representatives gathered at the first-ever Medical Research, Development and Acquisition in Support of the Warfighter conference, co-hosted by the National Defense Industrial Association and the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command March 23-25 at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Hyattsville, Maryland.

  • Brig. Gen. Sargent meets with Nepalese Army Medical Leaders

    Mar 31, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, Commander, Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC), meets with medical leaders from the Nepalese Army, during a visit which was aimed at discussing the goals and aspirations to enhance medical capabilities within the Nepalese Army through a bilateral partnership with PRMC and the U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD) on March 16-21, 2015.

  • New program honors BAMC units for exceptional patient care

    Mar 31, 2015

    Two Brooke Army Medical Center units were recognized for their positive impact on patient safety, experience and satisfaction at a Command and Staff meeting March 17.

  • The Mojave Crucible: Building Resiliency in the 11th ACR

    Mar 31, 2015

    Through using resources such as the 11th Armored cavalry Regiment, Chaplains and Military & Family Life Counselors (MFLC), Soldiers and their families can build resiliency through counseling, mentorship and guidance at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Civilian Workforce Transformation General Officer Steering Committee meets

    Mar 30, 2015

    The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civilian Personnel, Gwen DeFilippi, center, heads a Civilian Workforce Transformation (CWT) General Officer Steering Committee (GOSC) meeting at the Pentagon on 18 March 2015.

  • Job Fairs Boost Career Opportunities for Fort Hood WTU Soldiers

    Mar 30, 2015

    Employment prospects were bright for Fort Hood Warrior Transition Unit Soldiers who will soon be transitioning into the civilian workforce, thanks to the WTU job fair, held March 12 at Club Hood. More than 40 federal, state and private employers were on hand eager to hire the transitioning Soldiers, in addition to providing work from home opportunities for spouses and caregivers.

  • Army Wounded Warrior to receive new home

    Mar 30, 2015

    On March 22, 2012 Army Chief Warrant Officer (CW4) TaMarsh Thompson sustained a severe traumatic brain injury when his helicopter crashed in Camp Mural, Afghanistan.

  • Rader Clinic caregivers practice Ebola response

    Mar 27, 2015

    Healthcare providers at Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic practiced response protocol March 18 in the event that a patient infected with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) comes to the clinic for help.

  • Twenty years of energy investments pay off for Fort Knox

    Mar 27, 2015

    The Fort Knox slogan declares to all that "strength starts here." After this month, Fort Knox can claim the Army's energy conservation starts here as well.

  • Israeli starts second military career in United States

    Mar 27, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- While the United States argues with Israel over the issue of a Palestinian state, Spc. Ana Kolodko is far removed and is only focused on passing Fort Sill's Basic Combat Training.

  • Middle school girl saves choking father

    Mar 27, 2015

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY -- Despite her young age and small stature, a rather modest and unassuming 11-year-old girl became one of the unlikeliest heroes last month as she sprang into action, performing the Heimlich maneuver on her choking father.

  • Young athlete inspires others at 2015 Army Trials

    Mar 27, 2015

    At just 22 years old, Spc. Samuel Scudder has accomplished more for himself than some people achieve in a lifetime.

  • USAHC-SB strides towards innovative care giving

    Mar 27, 2015

    Army Medicine leads the nation in transforming the delivery of health care.

  • Soldiers discover dream job at Army Trials

    Mar 27, 2015

    Approximately 80 wounded, ill or injured Soldiers and Veterans are at Fort Bliss to train and compete in a series of competitive athletic events including archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball. Army Trials competition, March 29 -- April 2, is conducted by the Army Warrior Transition Command and hosted by Fort Bliss. Army Trials help determine who will get a spot on the Department of Defense Warrior Games 2015 Army Team in June at Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia.

  • Campaign theme says it all - "Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle"

    Mar 26, 2015

    Each year Kenner Army Health Clinic observes National Nutrition Month annually as a way to educate our beneficiary population on the importance of nutrition focusing on making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. The theme for 2015 is "Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle," which encourages everyone to adopt eating and physical activity plans that are focused on consuming fewer calories, making informed food choices and getting daily exercise in order to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of chronic disease and promote overall health.

  • EFMP offers autism class for parents, children

    Mar 26, 2015

    Fort Carson's Exceptional Family Member Program offers a class for parents of children diagnosed with autism April 10 as part of Autism Awareness Month.

  • Horoho warns of damage to MEDCOM under sequester

    Mar 26, 2015

    Another sequestration could mean the loss of more than 6,000 medical personnel from the Army, Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Army surgeon general told senators, March 25.

  • ERMC CG honors Lafayette

    Mar 26, 2015

    Europe Regional Medical Command commanding general Brig. Gen. Van Coots joined French Deputy Surgeon General Maj. Gen. Patrick Godart to lay a wreath at the grave of the Marquis de Lafayette in Paris. Lafayette is considered one of the heroes of the American Revolution for his assistance to the U.S.

  • GLWACH provides 'medsafe' boxes for used meds disposal

    Mar 26, 2015

    Patients can safely and securely dispose of unused medications using a blue "medsafe" medication disposal box located in the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital's main outpatient pharmacy waiting room.

  • Army releases spring/summer safety campaign

    Mar 26, 2015

    The Army's annual spring/summer safety campaign was recently released online by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center.

  • Age has no limit at EFMB

    Mar 26, 2015

    Thomas Hewitt, 42, and Cara Corley, 19, arrived March 13 in the Grafenwoehr Training Area to compete for their Expert Field Medical Badge. The members of 1st Platoon both carry youthful energy and years of wisdom. Among the 183 candidates competing this year to earn a badge, they are the youngest and oldest candidates of the U.S. Army Europe EFMB competition, held March 13-27 and hosted by the 421st Medical Battalion (Multifunctional). Both are combat medics from 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, based in Vicenza, Italy. Nineteen-year-old Pvt. Cara Corley and 42-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Hewitt have high hopes of earning the prestigious Expert Field Medic Badge.

  • 'Mending the alliance:' 21st TSC, Bundeswehr medics build interoperability through combined training

    Mar 26, 2015

    It was a great opportunity for German and American medics to learn about each other's medical capabilities and equipment, and it opened the door for continued partnership.

  • CFI's first quad amputee strives to inspire others

    Mar 26, 2015

    Brooke Army Medical Center has cared for more than 5,200 wounded service members over the past decade. Yet, the first quad amputee to receive treatment at the Center for the Intrepid is a female retired police officer from Corpus Christi, Texas.

  • Defense Health Agency leader offers Soldiers sleep tips

    Mar 26, 2015

    Sleep is as important as food and water, yet many military Service members wrestle with insomnia or wake up too early. The result can be serious health problems or reduced readiness.

  • Rader Clinic caregivers practice Ebola response

    Mar 26, 2015

    Healthcare providers at Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic practiced response protocol March 18 in the event that a patient infected with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) comes to the clinic for help.

  • Allies stitch together premier medical training event

    Mar 25, 2015

    Allies serve and train together, fighting and bleeding together when necessary. Innovative integration efforts also ensure allied medical personnel can save lives as a team.

  • Beating back the Blindside

    Mar 25, 2015

    FORT BLISS, Texas - It's easy to dodge a punch when you see it coming, tougher when you get blindsided. Without warning, there's not much you can do. You can't brace for impact or defend yourself at that most critical time. In that split second, you possess no control. Perhaps it is luck or by the grace of God, you survive and begin to slowly regain control. Will and power are restored back to those who previously had no control.

  • Helping first responders, each other via CPR

    Mar 13, 2015

    Your coworker collapses on the floor …tick…tick…tick… you check to see if the individual is okay …tick…tick…tick… he isn't breathing …tick…tick…tick… you are all alone …tick…tick…tick… The actions you take or don't take in the next few seconds may have life altering consequences, for your coworker and for yourself, said Donald Haberski, a lieutenant with the Arsenal fire department

  • Registered Dietitian Day celebrates nutrition experts

    Mar 13, 2015

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY -- While it isn't the largest section on the holiday card rack, National Registered Dietitian Day was celebrated with much fanfare Wednesday at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital.

  • A Week in the Life of a GEMS Student

    Mar 13, 2015

    Applications for the 2015 Fort Detrick Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program have opened to students for the 10th year.

  • Army researchers return to Norway for nutrition, cold-stress study

    Mar 13, 2015

    The U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine once again partnered with the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment to study nutrition and physiological responses to cold-weather training.

  • Device to Measure Brain's Electrical Activity After Injury Receives FDA Clearance

    Mar 13, 2015

    The Ahead 100, which received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in November 2014, is a headband-shaped device that measures a patient's electroencephalogram signals, or brain electrical activity. A clinician interprets the testing and results.

  • Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone Provides Valuable Experience

    Mar 13, 2015

    Maj. Laura Lester, U.S. Army Veterinary Corps, returned in November from Sierra Leone where she performed Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) duties with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in support of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak. The Veterinary Corps is a key component of Army Medicine in collecting and assessing epidemiological data.

  • Fort Hood WTU Delivers World-Class Venue for Regional Trials

    Mar 13, 2015

    More than 40 wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans from Warrior Transition Units at Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Fort Hood, Texas; and Fort Sill, Oklahoma, were at Fort Hood March 2-6 to competed in swimming, archery, air guns, cycling, wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball and track and field competitions to earn an invitation to the Army Trials, which will be March 20-April 2 at Fort Bliss, Texas. Forty athletes will then be selected to represent Team Army in the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games that will be held this summer.

  • 412th ASB strikes rich vein: Blood drive at Ansbach surpasses goal of 160 pints

    Mar 12, 2015

    The 412th Aviation Support Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, sponsored a blood drive at the Katterbach Fitness Center March 10, 2015.

  • Medics Strengthen Bonds, Solve Challenges

    Mar 12, 2015

    One could argue the best friendships are forged through shared experiences and, sometimes, challenges. War is often a source of bonds between Soldiers that is sometimes explained as an experience that one can only realize first hand. Prior to war, the experiences that can build a military unit's cohesion frequently are presented during training. Soldiers assigned to the 121st Combat Support Hospital recently had an opportunity to strengthen friendships and hone skills during an exercise on Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • U.S. Army Research Institute, Harvard team up against PTSD, mTBI

    Mar 12, 2015

    Researchers from the Army and Harvard Medical School are collaborating on a Department of Defense-funded study to identify chemical biomarkers that could differentiate between post-traumatic stress disorder and mild traumatic brain injury.

  • American Heart Associate recognizes Horoho for Performance Triad

    Mar 12, 2015

    The American Heart Association recognized Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Army surgeon general and commanding general of U.S. Army Medical Command, with its Heart Hero award at the annual Heart Ball.

  • Telehealth Brings Long Distance Specialists to You

    Mar 12, 2015

    LANDSTUHL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, Germany -- Telehealth is paving the way for the future of military medicine in Europe Regional Medical Command (ERMC). Telehealth bridges the geographical distances between patients and specialty care providers, increases patient access to care, and supports mission readiness.

  • Fort Sill Soldier named regional medical NCO of year

    Mar 12, 2015

    A Soldier from Fort Sill has been named the Southern Regional Medical Command Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.

  • Simulated Training Hones Real-World Medical Care at LRMC

    Mar 11, 2015

  • 'Sisters In Arms' aims to match mentors, mentees at JBSA

    Mar 11, 2015

    JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON -- "Sisters In Arms," a new program at Brooke Army Medical Center, aims to match young female service members with senior noncommissioned officers to establish mentor/mentee relationships at Joint Base San Antonio.

  • Am I Healthy? A Closer Look at the Meaning of Well Being

    Mar 10, 2015

    Most people view 'being healthy' as desirable, sought after, and often elusive. There are many definitions of healthy, leading to quite a bit of dispute over what it is to be healthy. Exploring what the 'healthy' label might imply may shed light on our individual understanding of what health means to us, and better help us reach our personal health goals.

  • Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy helps resolve PTSD

    Mar 9, 2015

    Approximately 30 patients have been treated with positive results through the Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy, or VRET, program since it was donated to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center last October by the Wounded Warrior Project.

  • Junior officer nominations sought for 2015 Medical Service Corps Awards of Excellence selection

    Mar 9, 2015

    Nominations are due March 11 for the 2015 Medical Service Corps Award of Excellence competition. The program provides personal recognition to outstanding junior MSC officers and warrant officers who have made significant contributions to the Army Medical Department mission and have performed in an exceptional manner. The Office of the Chief, Medical Service Corps, will announce the recipients, who will attend the annual Junior Officer Week gathering at a date still to be determined.

  • Rader Clinic honors 2014 Performance Triad participants

    Mar 9, 2015

    Staffers at the Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base were recognized Feb. 27 for participating in the Performance Triad.

  • Europe-based U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers train for disaster response

    Mar 8, 2015

    During the exercise Citizen Response 15, Soldiers from the Kaiserslautern, Germany-based 7th Civil Support Command tested their ability to deploy with other U.S. military services and allied partners in the aftermath of an earthquake.

  • 309th MI Bn. run brings community together

    Mar 6, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Despite strong winds on Saturday morning, more than 190 racers came out to participate in the 309th Military Intelligence Battalion Sentinel Pursuit, an 8-mile run.

  • TBI can occur in battle, garrison -- awareness important

    Mar 6, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Traumatic brain injury, TBI, has been called the "signature wound" of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Telling the Great Army Medicine Story Even Better

    Mar 6, 2015

    Army Medicine does great work. In addition to caring for nearly 4 million beneficiaries in the Army Family, being the world leader in combat casualty care, and one of the world's leading partners in life-saving medical research, Army Medicine has been leading the entire Nation in the transition from being a healthcare system to a System for Health.

  • One team, one fight, One Army School System

    Mar 6, 2015

    Sgt. Christopher Flowers, an active duty Soldier assigned to U.S. Africa Command, was surprised when he found out that he was scheduled to attend an Army Reserve school taught by Army Reserve instructors. The Human Resource Specialist said he was confused because Soldiers in his career field usually attend the Advanced Leader Course at Fort Jackson, S.C. "I was a little afraid at first, you know? 'This don't sound right'," Flowers said he thought to himself.

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