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  • Grafenwoehr hosts German-American Behavioral Health conference

    Mar 3, 2015

    The Bavaria Medical Department Activity and Grafenwoehr Army Health Clinic hosted the first German-American Behavioral Health Conference, Feb. 27, at the Water Tower Conference Room of Tower Barracks.

  • Keep gum disease at bay for you and your family

    Mar 3, 2015

    Take care of your teeth and your children's teeth, to keep gum disease at bay for you and your family!

  • Annual eye exams can prevent disease

    Mar 3, 2015

    Early disease detection allows early treatment which results in better outcomes, so even if you feel you have perfect vision and do not need an eye exam, think again.

  • Military medicine, VA ramp up sharing patients in San Antonio

    Mar 2, 2015

    In a move that helps veterans, and active-duty military patients and their families, local Veterans Affairs and military medical facilities have dramatically increased their work-share agreements over the past two years and are seeking to add more.

  • BAMC conducts unique joint EMT sustainment training for Army, Air Force personnel

    Mar 2, 2015

    JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON -- Brooke Army Medical Center currently has the only Joint Emergency Medical Technician Sustainment Training within the Defense Department. Known as JEST, the joint program delivers emergency medical refresher training to more than 550 Army health care specialists and Air Force aerospace medical service technicians each year through a combination of classroom instruction and field training.

  • Forward surgical team prepares for rapid response deployment

    Mar 2, 2015

    By Maj. Gustavo Moreno Commander, 160th Forward Surgical Team MIESAU, Germany - The 160th Forward Surgical Team held Operation Frozen Shadow here Jan. 26-30 to exercise rapid deployment and operational capabilities in conjunction with German and U.S. Air Force medical partners.

  • New Lyster Lifespace Center provides health education for beneficiaries

    Mar 2, 2015

    Lyster Army Health Clinic opened the Lifespace Center with a grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting, Feb. 25.

  • BAMC holds Patient Appreciation Health Fair

    Mar 2, 2015

    JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON -- More than 700 people visited 40 information tables Feb. 26 during the Brooke Army Medical Center Patient Appreciation Health Fair at San Antonio Military Medical Center in the medical mall.

  • Clean up your diet in three easy steps

    Mar 2, 2015

    Celebrate this year's theme for National Nutrition Month--Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle--by committing to cleaning up your diet (and your palate) with these three easy steps:

  • PRMC Officer donates her hair as she prepares for Ranger training

    Mar 2, 2015

    1st Lt. McKinsey Hulen, Special Projects Officer (G3), Headquarters, Pacific Regional Medical Command, donates her hair as she prepares to attempt something that only 43 other female Soldiers in the U.S. Army's history have tried; Hulen is attending the U.S. Army Ranger Training and Assessment Course (RTAC) later this month at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Celebrating health: Fort Rucker hosts health fair, safety stand down

    Feb 27, 2015

    Healthcare at Fort Rucker has come a long way since the first Army hospital on post opened its doors in 1942, and Lyster Army Health Clinic and Fort Rucker are doing their part to keep Soldiers, families and civilians healthy.

  • Army Medical Enlisted Corps celebrates 128 years of excellence on March 1

    Feb 27, 2015

    This year marks the 128th Anniversary of the AMEDD Enlisted Corps and it's fitting to pause to recognize and celebrate our outstanding troops. The contributions our enlisted Soldiers make to the AMEDD and the United States are immeasurable. Our Enlisted Corps has saved numerous lives on the battlefield and in the hospitals and clinics around the globe. Our enlisted Soldiers are the backbone of the AMEDD, having served our Army and Nation faithfully since 1887.

  • 2nd BCT combat medics receive intensive intervention training at JRTC

    Feb 26, 2015

    FORT POLK, La. -- Pfc. Devon Moore has a look of intense concentration on his face as he supports a patient's head between his steady hands. He has already checked the airway. For now, breathing is under control. His trauma team stops the bleeding from the remnants of an amputated left arm and right leg with tourniquets while constantly observing vital signs. Within minutes, Moore's calm, unwavering voice directs his two team members to sweep for additional wounds and administer medication.

  • Fort Carson WTB hosts Colorado College hockey players

    Feb 26, 2015

    Fort Carson's Warrior Transition Battalion hosted the Colorado College Tigers men's hockey team Feb. 11, 2015, in a visit to discuss adaptive sports for Soldiers.

  • Black History Month:
 Cast of characters walk through history

    Feb 26, 2015

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY -- Well known for its unique presentations, the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Equal Opportunity staff celebrated Black History Month Wednesday with an educational cast of characters highlighting a century of black life, history and culture.

  • U.S., NATO partners meet to discuss mental health, traumatic brain injury issues

    Feb 25, 2015

    Military medical and behavioral health specialists from 10 NATO countries met in Germany, Feb. 24-25, for a mental health and mild traumatic brain injury, or mTBI, workshop.

  • Northern Regional Medical Command leadership recognize regional trial athletes

    Feb 23, 2015

    After days of intense Army Regional Trials competition, about 50 warrior athletes from across the Northern Regional Medical Command gathered Friday for one final event hosted by the NRMC Warrior Transition Office.

  • Madigan's prenatal ultrasounds nationally recognized

    Feb 23, 2015

    Madigan Army Medical Center recently earned national recognition for its excellent performance in prenatal ultrasounds when its Antenatal Diagnostic Center was recertified in January by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, making Madigan the only military treatment facility in the United States with this designation, said Supervising Sonographer Joann Acosta.

  • Son of honor

    Feb 22, 2015

    People don't have to like you, but if you're competent at your job then they have to respect you. That's the message Chief Warrant Officer Phillip Brashear wanted the Reserve Soldiers and civilians of the 80th Training Command (TASS) headquarters to walk away with, after he spoke to them in Richmond, Va., Feb. 20, 2015, as part of the unit's Black History Month observance.

  • Open House, Panel Discussion Featured at March 5 TBI Awareness Event

    Feb 20, 2015

  • Two Army Medicine personnel inducted into Army's Antiterrorism Honor Roll

    Feb 20, 2015

    The Army Antiterrorism (AT) Awards Program was established to recognize excellence and significant achievements in the Antiterrorism Field and those who work hard behind the scenes to protect DA personnel, Family Members, facilities, units and installations. These individuals work diligently to heighten awareness of military and Family Members to the nature and dangers of terrorism, while also deterring terrorism through aggressive defensive measures and Army Antiterrorism Strategic Plans.

  • Frogs Returning in February

    Feb 20, 2015

    The U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research will welcome the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) back into its laboratory this month to study the level of toxicity in periodate, a compound that could be used to replace perchlorate.

  • USAMRMC Wins Excellence in Technology Transfer Award

    Feb 20, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's Office of Research and Technology Applications, or Medical Technology Transfer Office, will receive recognition for the successful technology transfer of the ArmedXpert™ DNA deconvolution software.

  • Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour Kicks Off: Fort Campbell Extends Performance Triad into Local Community

    Feb 20, 2015

    The Performance Triad of sleep, activity, and nutrition is a building block of Army Medicine's System for Health. It is also a mechanism to build bridges with surrounding communities that have an Army post in their midst. Bringing the on- and off-post communities together for a fitness and health program can be a challenge, however, but Fort Campbell has successfully tackled it with its Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour. For the third consecutive year, this program offers an activity component of the Performance Triad to bring individuals and units together.

  • ArmyFit's self-development website gets useful upgrades

    Feb 20, 2015

    ArmyFit celebrated its first birthday recently, with the addition of several new features to its website. The site, at armyfit.army.mil, is designed to help improve quality of life for Soldiers, families and Army civilians.

  • Northern Regional Medical Command leaders discuss priorities at training event

    Feb 20, 2015

    FORT BELVOIR, VA. -- Command teams and civilian leaders from throughout the Northern Regional Medical Command converged on Fort Belvoir Feb. 10 to attend NRMC's second senior leader training event for fiscal 2015. The four-day event focused on access to care and access to professional development, two top priorities of NRMC Commander Brig. Gen. Robert D. Tenhet and Command Sgt. Major Robert A. Velarde.

  • Cool class in a cold climate

    Feb 20, 2015

    Along with other Northeast areas, Fort Devens Mass., received massive amounts of snow from a series of blizzards during the winter of 2015, which presented unusual challenges for students and instructors at Regional Training-Site-Maintenance, Devens. Twenty to 30 inches of snow caused the wheeled vehicle non-commissioned officer Advanced Leader Course instructors to adjustment their curriculum so students could train to Army standard.

  • Focus on fitness, health

    Feb 19, 2015

    By now, the allure of New Year's resolutions is gone and the beginning of self-deprecation is starting. Do not fret about it now; start today with focusing on goals to maintain fitness and overall physical health.

  • WTU Soldiers take aim at 2015 Warrior Games

    Feb 19, 2015

    Seven Soldiers assigned to the Fort Leonard Wood Warrior Transition Unit have been preparing since November for the 2015 Warrior Games and trials scheduled from Monday through March 6 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

  • Do your part to stop spread of measles

    Feb 19, 2015

    Measles vaccination is important, since we are protecting our children who are too young to be vaccinated against the highly infectious viral disease. The best way to prevent measles is by everyone getting vaccinated with the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine.

  • Sill Soldiers travel to Hood to earn wings

    Feb 19, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Sill Soldiers received an opportunity not typically afforded to them: they went to Air Assault School.

  • Lyster hosts grand opening for Lifespace Center

    Feb 19, 2015

    Lyster Army Health Clinic and the United States Aeromedical Center will host a grand opening ceremony for the Lifespace Center Feb. 25 at 12:30 p.m.

  • 'Miracle' mom sees baby's first birthday

    Feb 19, 2015

    When a terminally ill Army wife gave birth to a healthy boy at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, doctors called it a modern-day medical miracle. A year later, Yesenia Ruiz-Rojo is still alive and sharing quality time with her son, Luke, and doctors are hard-pressed to come up with another description.

  • Researchers investigate respiratory health of deployed personnel during operations

    Feb 19, 2015

    Military personnel who deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn were commonly exposed to airborne hazards such as dust and smoke, Army Medicine researchers say.

  • Fort Sill builds on Healthy Base Initiative with recess program

    Feb 19, 2015

    Recess Before Lunch is a new program being developed in conjunction with Healthy Base Initiative to further benefit the fitness and health of children. The program, already being used in many Department of Defense, and public schools across the country, promotes recess before students eat lunch.

  • Army NCO receives national motorcycle safety award

    Feb 18, 2015

    A Fort Stewart, Georgia, Soldier was recently recognized as the American Motorcyclist Association's Outstanding Road Rider for 2015.

  • Families build resiliency with FOCUS

    Feb 18, 2015

    Military families encounter numerous stressors in their life and the stresses of their counterparts while dealing with extra stressors and transitions that come with military life such as a child attending new schools, moving and multiple deployments. The FOCUS Program on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, helps families deal with these issues, free of cost.

  • 25th CAB Soldiers; Royal Thai Army Conduct MEDEVAC and Maintenance Training

    Feb 17, 2015

    Royal Thai Army Soldiers of the King's Guard, and U.S. Army Aviators of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade , 25th Infantry Division conduct Medical Evacuation and UH-60 Black Hawk maintenence training for exercise Cobra Gold 15 at Lop Buri, Thailand Feb. 13. Cobra Gold 15 focuses on increasing both nations' interoperability and capabilities to respond during humanitarian efforts to support the people of the region by land, air, and/or ground operations.

  • Soldier-scientists begin closure of Ebola testing labs

    Feb 17, 2015

    As the mission of Joint Forces Command - United Assistance comes to an end, there are a few more tasks that Service members, deployed in support of Operation United Assistance, or OUA, have to complete.

  • SBHC opens its newest service

    Feb 17, 2015

    Schofield Barracks Health Clinic (SBHC) opens the Child & Family Behavioral Health Services, on Feb. 13, 2015.

  • Fort Gordon Soldier awarded the Bronze Star with Valor and second Purple Heart

    Feb 17, 2015

    1st. Lt. James P. McGrath, Fort Gordon Warrior Transition Battalion, received his Bronze Star with Valor from Brig. Gen. Karen Gibson, Deputy Commanding General, JTF Headquarters-Cyber, on Feb. 12, 2015

  • MEDDAC-J observes Japanese Ground Self Defense Force MASCAL exercise

    Feb 16, 2015

    U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD) personnel in Japan observe a Japanese MASCAL Exercise on Feb. 14, 2015, at Camp Mishuku, Tokyo, Japan.

  • MDARNG aviation unit facilitates casualty care exercise

    Feb 13, 2015

    The Maryland Army National Guard's C Co., 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment collaborated with active duty Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) instructors from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) during a medic sustainment training event held at Weide Army Airfield in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., and at other locations in the Edgewood area from Feb. 5-6, 2015

  • WRMC officers dive into Performance Triad activity

    Feb 13, 2015

    Two officers at Western Regional Medical Command recently donned swimming caps instead of their usual patrol caps for an evening of activity. Maj. Gen. Thomas R. Tempel, Jr., acting commanding general, WRMC; and Col. Erica Clarkson, chief, Clinical Operations, WRMC; were two of a 10-member team that won the open division in the 2015 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Intramural Swim Meet in January.

  • Mrs. Odierno visits the SBHC

    Feb 13, 2015

    Mrs. Linda Odierno, spouse of the Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA), Gen. Raymond Odierno, continued her tour throughout the island of Oahu by taking the time to stop by and visit the Schofield Barracks Health Clinic (SBHC), on Feb. 12, 2015.

  • MACH opens renovated entrance

    Feb 12, 2015

    Moncrief Army Community Hospital officially opened its newly renovated front entrance with a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday.

  • Low-level blasts possible TBI link

    Feb 12, 2015

    Fort Leonard Wood's Urban Mobility Breacher Course is teaming up with researchers to prevent traumatic brain injuries from occupational blast exposures.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury awareness month highlights resources

    Feb 12, 2015

    Throughout the year, we designate specific months to remind us of varying topics that are important to our well-being and/or culture. Often times we forget or overlook the significance of these awareness months due to their repetitious nature.

  • Celebrating the Legacies of Our Past Presidents

    Feb 12, 2015

    On Monday, February 16, the nation will observe a federal holiday for George Washington's birthday. Observed on the third Monday of February, the holiday honors our nation's first president and commander-in-chief. The holiday is also known colloquially by many as Presidents Day and provides a time to honor the legacies of all presidents, including Abraham Lincoln, whose birthday also falls in February.

  • Pedaling through paragraphs: Sembach fifth-graders begin Read and Ride Program

    Feb 11, 2015

    Fifth graders at Sembach Middle School are combining exercise and academics in a recently-implemented "Read and Ride" pilot program designed to boost physical activity and reading time.

  • Fort Detrick's Soldier Family Assistance Center Provides Unwavering Support for Wounded Warriors and

    Feb 11, 2015

    The Fort Detrick Soldier Family Assistance Center, located at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland provides support service members during their transition time from the Warrior Transition Unit.

  • New Medical Home slated to open this summer on Northwest side of San Antonio

    Feb 11, 2015

    SAN ANTONIO -- A new 12,500-square-foot community based medical home is scheduled to open later this summer on the Northwest side of San Antonio.

  • New 'Scholarship in Action' board highlights top academic accomplishments

    Feb 11, 2015

    JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON -- A new Scholarship in Action board by the Emergency Department entrance showcases top-notch academic research accomplished by Brooke Army Medical Center staff.

  • 100th, 102d Training Division Soldiers claim 80th Training Command 2015 'Best Warrior' titles

    Feb 11, 2015

    CAMP BULLIS, Texas -- Staff Sgt. Jordan Stubblefield, 100th Training Division, and Spc. Rachel Bower, 102nd TD, won the 80th Training Command Best Warrior Competition here in the non-commissioned officer and lower enlisted Soldier categories, respectively, Feb. 5-7, 2015. "It is an honor, especially among these competitors, to win as best warrior," Stubblefield said. "I could not have made it without my sponsor who propelled me through."

  • Warrior Brigade kicks off with Cobra Gold 15

    Feb 11, 2015

    U.S. Soldiers with the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, or 2SBCT, 25th ID, stood alongside Thai soldiers from the 31-1st Infantry Regiment, or 31-1 IN, King's Guard Rapid Deployment Force, during Cobra Gold 15's opening ceremony at Royal Thai Army's Camp 31-1, near Lop Buri, Thailand, Feb. 10.

  • Soldiers and Airmen from the Pacific Region conduct MEDEVAC training

    Feb 11, 2015

    Soldiers and Airmen from within the Pacific Region receive Aero Medical Evacuation (AEROMEDEVAC) instruction, during their Medical Education and Demonstration of Individual Competence (MEDIC) training, in front of Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), on Feb. 11, 2015.

  • Special Guest Visits TAMC

    Feb 11, 2015

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) was honored to have the Army Chief of Staff's spouse, Mrs. Linda Odierno, visit the facility on Feb. 11, 2015.

  • Medical conference emphasizes prevention

    Feb 10, 2015

    Camp Arifjan, Kuwait--Military medics have a reputation for being lifesavers on the battlefield, but their job doesn't end when the bullets stop flying. Medical care specialists gathered at the Area Support Group-Kuwait headquarters in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait Feb. 6 for their quarterly Force Health Protection meeting.

  • Presidents Day Holiday Safety Message 2015

    Feb 10, 2015

    This Presidents' Day we salute the leadership and achievements of all those who have held America's highest elected office, serving as our President and Commander in Chief of our Armed Forces. As we remember our former leaders and enjoy the holiday weekend, we must also integrate safety principles into all activities.

  • Medical Division employees receive kudos from customer

    Feb 10, 2015

    Two employees with the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's Medical Division received certificates of achievement from the director of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for support provided in fiscal year 2014 during a town hall Jan. 23.

  • ASBP recognizes donors for giving the gift of life

    Feb 10, 2015

    William Beaumont Army Medical Center along with the Armed Services Blood Program celebrated National Blood Donor Month by recognizing units and those in the community for contributing to lifesaving efforts by donating blood, platelet and plasma in a ceremony at the Centennial Club here Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015.

  • Army launches weight loss trial program for adult dependents

    Feb 9, 2015

    "Healthy Families, Healthy Forces," is a randomized trial that will measure the effectiveness of two weight-loss programs for meaningful and sustainable weight loss in military families.

  • Medics train for confidence

    Feb 9, 2015

    A Stryker comes to a sudden stop outside a small green tent dropping its back ramp, Soldiers spill out looking for help for a fellow battle buddy with multiple life threatening injuries.

  • Bebarta Named Geneva Foundation Researcher of the Year

    Feb 9, 2015

    The Geneva Foundation named Lt. Col. Vikhyat Bebarta the 2014 Researcher of the Year. Bebarta is the director of the Air Force 59th Medical Wing En Route Care Research Center at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He is also the chief of medical toxicology in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the San Antonio Military Medical Center and the director of the Clinical Resuscitation, Emergency Services and Toxicology Research Center for the Air Force 59th Medical Wing.

  • Epidemiology, Biostatistics: A Change in Culture at USAISR

    Feb 9, 2015

    To optimize the quality of their research, investigators at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research need scientifically sound study designs, meticulous data collection and expert analysis. A weak research design, hasty data collection or overly simplistic data analysis can be detrimental to a research study, resulting in the publication of incomplete findings or inaccurate conclusions. That's where epidemiologist Jeana Orman, Sc.D. and her team in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Office can assist researchers.

  • Burn Survivor Expresses Gratitude to Burn Center Staff

    Feb 9, 2015

    There are two words that the staff at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center routinely hears: "thank you." That simple phrase is usually accompanied by a handshake or a hug from a patient, family member or friend and is all the reassurance that the staff needs to know that they are providing the best care for every patient every day. Karen Starrs and her husband Ken went further to express their gratitude for the care she received as a patient in the burn center. They designed a military challenge coin, mounted the coin with a thank you note in a picture frame, and presented it to the burn center staff as a token of their appreciation.

  • 6-17 CAV Returns from South Korea Feb. 9, 2015

    Feb 9, 2015

    WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - Soldiers, leaders and Family members of the U.S. Army Aviation Task Force welcomed the 6th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment back from its nine-month rotation to Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Feb. 9, 2015.

  • Annual event honors military's African-American leaders

    Feb 8, 2015

    Prominent African-Americans from all walks of life have served as a bridge between the past and today, as well as a bridge to the future, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said here Feb. 6.

  • 688 RPOE Soldier Spearheads Eustis Bone Marrow Drive

    Feb 6, 2015

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. (Feb. 5, 2014) -- U.S. Army Spc. Ashley Saahir, Information Technology Specialist for the 688 Rapid Port Opening Element at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, is making it her mission to recruit volunteers for the Department of Defense's C.W. Bill Young Bone Marrow Program.

  • TAMC Soldiers compete to be the Best Warrior

    Feb 6, 2015

    Six Soldiers, both Noncommissioned Officers (NCOs) and Junior Enlisted, compete for the title of Tripler Army Medical Center's (TAMC) Best Warrior Feb. 2-6, 2015.

  • 'Embrace the past': Storck Barracks nurses celebrate 114 years of Nurse Corps

    Feb 5, 2015

    The youngest and oldest members of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps from the Storck Barracks Army Health Clinic celebrated 114 years of the corps' service to the Soldiers, Family members, Retirees and Veterans of the U.S. Army Feb. 2, 2015, at the clinic.

  • French Lieutenant enhances leadership skills with the 557th Medical Company

    Feb 5, 2015

    BAUMHOLDER, GERMANY: For the past two weeks, Sous-Lieutenant Fabrice Guy, a French Army cadet from Saint-Cyr Combined Arms School in Guer, France, has been interning with the 557th Medical Company (Area Support). Upon his arrival, he was immediately accepted by the Soldiers in the 557th ASMC and quickly began to adapt to the company's battle rhythm.

  • SHARP Resource Center opens at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Feb 5, 2015

    The Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Program (SHARP) Resource Center located on the second floor of the Janet M. Barr Soldier Center- opened its doors on Jan. 2, 2015. The resource center, available to both military and civilians, is designed to handle restricted and unrestricted cases of sexual assault and sexual harassment.

  • Reynolds Army Community Hospital celebrates nurse corps' 114th birthday

    Feb 5, 2015

    Fort Sill along with the Army Nurse Corps celebrated the corps' 114th anniversary, Feb. 2.

  • 80th Training Command (TASS) Soldiers compete for 2015 'best warrior' title

    Feb 5, 2015

    Camp Bullis, Texas (Feb. 5, 2015) --Approximately 15 Reserve Soldiers from across the nation kicked off the 80th Training Command (TASS) annual Best Warrior Competition here today.

  • $1 million study to focus on chronic pain

    Feb 5, 2015

    Researchers at Madigan Army Medical Center will soon start studying new ways to address chronic pain thanks to a $1 million, three-year research grant from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command.

  • Smith Elementary focuses on personal health

    Feb 4, 2015

    Smith Elementary School students focused on their personal health Jan. 22 during the school's second annual Healthy Fair. The various interactive activities introduced by teachers and community volunteers left the students with much anticipation for next year's event.

  • High school students experience Army Medicine

    Feb 4, 2015

    The Eisenhower Army Medical Center (EAMC) celebrated the completion of the Harlem High School's clinical rotation in the medical center on Jan. 30, 2015, as part of the Columbia County High School Health Science Training Program.

  • Happy 114th anniversary!

    Feb 3, 2015

    Military and civilian medical personnel gathered for a celebration of the 114th year of the Army Nurse Corps at Weed Army Community Hospital here, Feb. 2. Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and leadership with United States Army Medical Department Activity here commemorated the anniversary, which has a theme this year of "The Army Nursing Team: Demonstrating the courage to care, connect and change for 114 years."

  • Virginia Guard Soldiers demonstrate medical skills during Warrior Exercise

    Feb 2, 2015

    Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers from the Charlottesville-based Company C, 429th Brigade Support Battalion and the Winchester-based 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team joined Soldiers from the 75th and 78th Training Division, U.S. Army Reserve, First Army Division-East, 1st Medical Training Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and Sailors from the Expeditionary Medical Facility, U.S. Navy Reserve to participate in Warrior Exercise "Arctic Lightning" Jan. 24, 2015, at Fort A.P. Hill, Va.

  • Commander's secretary reflects on 60-year career

    Feb 2, 2015

    While a daunting task for most, Carolyn Putnam can rattle off her career numbers with ease. As a commander's secretary, this sharp-as-a-tack Army civilian has worked for 13 generals and eight colonels in her 55 years at Brooke Army Medical Center, with another five years of service across town.

  • Will you make it past February 18?

    Feb 2, 2015

    Feb. 18 marks the day when most people abandon their New Year's resolution to lose weight and get more fit.

  • Show your heart some love

    Feb 2, 2015

    February is American Heart Month, a time to bring awareness to the risks of heart disease and ways to stay 'heart healthy.'

  • February 19 is Great American Spit Out

    Feb 2, 2015

    On Feb. 19, join others across the nation in recognition of the Great American Spit Out, a time to quit the use of smokeless tobacco products such as chewing tobacco, snuff, snus and dissolvable products (i.e., lozenges, strips, sticks) for a period of 24 hours or more.

  • X2 Bio's Concussion Platform Gives Clinicians The Information They Need On Super Bowl Sunday

    Feb 2, 2015

    In 2007, when Rich Able's son, Kyle, suffered a severe concussion in a high school football game, the 14-year medical device industry veteran decided to change the course of his life's work.

  • Baby Fair delivers education, confidence to new parents

    Feb 2, 2015

    Stroller parking, nutritious pregnancy foods, and the chance to meet their future pediatrics providers were just a few of the things that maternity patients and their supporters encountered at Madigan Army Medical Center's first Baby Fair on Jan. 24. More than 300 people attended the fair, which focused on providing education on subjects related to pregnancy and newborns as well as highlighting Madigan's obstetrics and pediatrics services.

  • Blanchfield hospital earns prestigious Star Award

    Feb 2, 2015

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Blanchfield Army Community Hospital became the first stateside hospital to receive the Army's prestigious Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) Star Award Monday, recognizing the staff's successful completion of more than 240 performance-based tasks in less than half the anticipated three-year timeline.

  • MCAHC celebrates 114th Army Nurse Corps Birthday

    Feb 2, 2015

    Army Nurse Corps celebrates 114th Birthday

  • Remembering the Dream Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: A Day On, Not a Day Off

    Jan 30, 2015

    Soldiers from Fort Detrick, Maryland, joined with 40 local children who volunteered their timeat an event sponsored by a local farm and the Frederick Transit at the Bernard Brown Community Center, volunteered their time to benefit the community of Frederick and give back to others.

  • USAMMDA Weighs in on Healthy Living

    Jan 30, 2015

    Employees at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity challenged themselves over the holidays with a competition to maintain or lose weight.

  • Beaumont Soldier honored as Army's top pharmacy tech

    Jan 30, 2015

    The Larry C. Nesmith Enlisted Technician is a Department of the Army-level award presented annually to a Soldier who goes above and beyond his/her duties and responsibilities as a pharmacy technician.

  • Fort Hood WTU Soldier 'Grounds' Flying Fears for Lifetime Opportunity

    Jan 30, 2015

    Fort Hood Warrior Transition Unit's command team offer unique opportunities to help in the healing processes of wounded, ill and injured Soldiers. Recently, the WTU teamed with Freedom Flyers to provide a flight of a lifetime to WTU Soldier, Sgt. Robert Day, to help him reduce his fear of flying.

  • Staying alive: American Red Cross offers CPR/AED/first aid certification to USAG Ansbach

    Jan 29, 2015

    The American Red Cross at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held training on cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, use of an AED and basic first aid Saturday at Katterbach Kaserne.

  • Double Honor: Medic Completes Sentinel Tour at Tomb of the Unknowns

    Jan 29, 2015

    Although all service in the U.S. military is honorable, few duty stations carry more pride, more admiration, and more dignity than the sentinel walk at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • WTB to host Warrior Games Regional Trial

    Jan 29, 2015

  • US Army Europe's Medical Battalion Welcomes French Lieutenant

    Jan 28, 2015

    The 421st Medical Battalion (Multifunctional) welcomed Lt. Fabrice Guy, a French Army cadet from Saint-Cyr Combined Arms School in Guer, France, Jan. 12. He arrived in Germany on Monday morning by train and was greeted by his sponsor, 2nd Lt. Alexis Velez, platoon leader for the 557th Medical Company (Area Support). After his arrival, Guy sat down with Velez for lunch at the German Kantina on Panzer Kaserne in Kaiserslautern and was later welcomed by Maj. Gen. John R. O'Connor.

  • Remote Soldiers come to post for Soldier review

    Jan 28, 2015

    When the Soldiers in your command are spread out over six states you don't get to see them on a regular basis. That is the case for the commander of the Fort Carson Community Care Unit. To meet the challenge, Capt. Jennae Pitts, CCU commander, has instituted a biannual Soldier Readiness Review.

  • Non-battle injuries result in more medical evacuations than combat

    Jan 28, 2015

    The primary health threat to troops for more than two decades has been common muscle, joint, tendon/ligament and bone injuries like knee or back pain that are caused by running, sports and exercise-related activities such as basketball and weight-lifting.

  • U.S. Army Africa conducts MEDRETE 15-1 in Burundi

    Jan 28, 2015

    Eleven U.S. Army Soldiers from the William Beaumont Army Medical Center Fort Bliss, Texas and three U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 7th Civil Support Command's 2500th Digital Liaison Detachment partnered with Burundi National Defense Force doctors and medical support staff at the Kamenge Military Hospital during a U.S. Army Africa/U.S. Embassy-Burundi joint Medical Readiness and Training Exercise Jan. 19-30.

  • Learning critical care

    Jan 27, 2015

    Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion recently conducted a combat first aid class during a field training exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Jan. 21.

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