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  • Helping others get fit!

    Jul 31, 2015

    "Swing it higher!" a woman told them with excitement. She was 1st Lt. Laura Hinton, an assistant brigade logistics officer from the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • Ticks: Reducing exposure best defense

    Jul 30, 2015

    It's important to be fully prepared with the knowledge to live a life free from annoying tick bites or debilitating diseases. This article will educate individuals on how ticks and the diseases they carry work, how their bites can be prevented and what actions to take if bitten.

  • Patient experience top priority for MEDDAC

    Jul 30, 2015

    Providing Soldiers and their Families with a level of health care equal to the sacrifices they have made is a top priority for the Fort Drum U.S. Army Medical Department Activity.

  • University of Maryland student interns at USAISR

    Jul 30, 2015

    When University of Maryland student Cynthia Njatcha enrolled for college classes during her freshman year, her ambition was to become a medical doctor. Soon after she began her studies, she learned of an educational program that made her change her mind about being a doctor because she felt that this other program would be more beneficial to her native country of Cameroon.

  • Juarez Takes Charge of USAISR Company

    Jul 30, 2015

    Juarez took command of the USAISR Company June 26 and said that he is impressed with the entire staff and is looking forward to the challenges that come with his job.

  • Experts recommend breastfeeding as best choice for mother, baby health

    Jul 30, 2015

    The focus of World Breastfeeding Week during August 1-7 is to promote exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months because of the many health benefits linked to breastfeeding. Many military moms find breastfeeding difficult when they return to work and some active duty mothers do not think it is even possible. But there are some useful suggestions passed on by military moms that have been successful.

  • FDA Approves Cold-stored Platelets for Resuscitation

    Jul 30, 2015

    On June 29, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the approval of cold-stored apheresis platelets for the resuscitation of bleeding patients. Apheresis platelets are removed from a donor's blood that has been passed through a device that separates the platelets and returns the blood back to the donor.

  • Communication Tool Valuable to Staff, Family Members

    Jul 30, 2015

    Communication among staff members in a complex and challenging environment like a burn intensive care unit is critical to providing optimal medical care. With that in mind, a communication tool was designed by staff members to improve communication between all healthcare team members at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center Intensive Care Unit at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • BRIT Consortium Holds Quarterly Meeting at USAISR

    Jul 30, 2015

    The Burn Research in Texas consortium held its quarterly meeting hosted by the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, July 14.

  • Running to Home Base and saving lives

    Jul 29, 2015

    More than 2,000 runners laced up their sneakers July 25 for a 9-kilometer run on a sunny Saturday morning in Boston. The goal at the end was to step on home plate at Fenway Park and help the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program treat the silent wounds of war.

  • RHC-P CG meets with the Armed Forces (India) Director of Medical Services

    Jul 29, 2015

    HONOLULU -- Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, Commanding General, Regional Health Command-Pacific (RHC-P) met with Lt. Gen. B.K. Chopra, Director General, Armed Forces Medical Services (India), and other the top medical leaders from the Indian Armed Forces Medical Services, to discuss the best practices for using the U.S. Military Healthcare System model to improve quality of care, the impacts of the Performance Triad on the overall health of Soldiers, the potential to see Armed Forces Medical Services (India) providers receive training at the U.S. Army Medical Department Center & School (AMEDD C&S), and how to increase access to care for Indian Armed Forces Service Members, family members and retirees, on July 29, 2015, at the RHC-P Headquarters.

  • "No Tobacco Day" make steps to tobacco free military base

    Jul 29, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 30, 2015) -- The "No Tobacco Day" campaign was held July 24 in support of U.S. Army Medical Department Activities-Japan and the Camp Zama Army Wellness Center, at the Camp Zama Main Exchange parking lot.

  • Robotic da Vinci arrives at Evans

    Jul 28, 2015

    In the late 15th Century Leonardo da Vinci created anatomically correct drawings of humans that assisted doctors for centuries. Now in the 21st Century a new da Vinci has arrived at Fort Carson to assist Evans Army Community Hospital's doctors. The da Vinci is a robotic surgical system that will allow the doctors to perform less invasive surgery than before. The device allows for much smaller incisions in patients than those required for traditional surgery.

  • Fort Sam Houston Primary Care Clinic renamed in honor of Army Nurse Corps officer

    Jul 27, 2015

    The Fort Sam Houston Primary Care Clinic was renamed the CPT Jennifer M. Moreno Primary Care Clinic during a memorialization ceremony in honor of the young Army Nurse Corps officer who died on the battlefield.

  • VFW recognizes Army medics at 116th convention

    Jul 27, 2015

    In front of nearly 10,000 veterans from World War II through Afghanistan attending the 2015 Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention in Pittsburgh, July 18-22, the VFW honored all Army combat medics with one of its most prestigious annual awards.

  • AMEDD Civilian Corps Chief addresses civilian concerns at Ft. Irwin town hall

    Jul 27, 2015

    More than 100 WACH civilian medical professionals gathered at a town hall and symposium held by the Chief, AMEDD Civilian Corps Mr. Gregg Stevens today, 23 July at the Fort Irwin Blackhorse Chapel.

  • Army hospital's surgical care ranks among best in nation

    Jul 24, 2015

    San Antonio Military Medical Center ranks among the top hospitals in the nation for surgical care, according to a recent report from the American College of Surgeons.

  • Fort Detrick Proud Home of Maryland Firefighter of the Year

    Jul 24, 2015

    Oley Griffith, a longtime firefighter at Fort Detrick, Maryland, has been named Maryland's 2014 Firefighter of the Year the Maryland State Firemen's Association.

  • WRAIR Welcomes New Commander

    Jul 24, 2015

    Col. Steven E. Braverman relinquished command of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research to Col. Dana K. Renta July 13 during a change of command ceremony at Forest Glen Annex, Silver Spring, Maryland.

  • RHC-P Command Team inducts the newest SAMC member

    Jul 24, 2015

    The Command Team from the Regional Health Command-Pacific (RHC-P) proudly inducted Staff Sgt. Diontae Allen into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club at the U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks (USAHC-SB), on July 24, 2015.

  • MERS a serious threat

    Jul 23, 2015

    Signs and symptoms of MERS infection and some of the serious complications that can occur with illness.

  • Dental officers complete 1-year advanced education

    Jul 23, 2015

    Seven captains complete the Fort Sill Dental Activity Comanche AEGD-1 Year program, which selects stellar civilian dental school graduates and provides them with post-doctoral level training in general dentistry to work as active-duty Army dentists.

  • Chaplain brings 'wild hope' to Soldiers

    Jul 23, 2015

    Chaplain (Maj.) George Wallace doesn't always reach Soldiers through traditional sermons, prayers or group discussions. Sometimes, a simple little nudge will do.

  • Madigan named 'Most Wired' hospital

    Jul 23, 2015

    Madigan Army Medical Center earned the honor of being named one of the Most Wired hospitals in 2015 thanks to its use of technology across the board to positively impact patient care.

  • Army Institute of Public Health employee leads American Board of Toxicology

    Jul 22, 2015

    After many years of study and experience, and filling positions of increasing responsibility, Johnson serves as the toxicology portfolio director for the Army Institute of Public Health.

  • Unique program addresses behavioral and social health issues across the Army

    Jul 22, 2015

    BSHOP was created in 2008 in response to Army leader's concerns about suicide, post-traumatic stress, substance abuse and other potentially harmful behavioral health concerns.

  • AIPH Toxicology Portfolio publishes book on wildlife toxicity assessments

    Jul 22, 2015

    The Toxicology Portfolio of the Army Institute of Public Health (AIPH) recently authored a new book: Wildlife Toxicity Assessments for Chemicals of Military Concern. Back in 2000, individuals from the Health Risk Management Portfolio and the Toxicology Portfolio developed a method to search, document and categorize toxicology information for substances of military concern to assist with making decisions at contaminated military sites. The Army Environmental Command through the Installation Restoration Program supported these efforts.

  • Army scientists invade Havre de Grace High School

    Jul 22, 2015

    Students in the Havre de Grace High School, Maryland, Biomedical Program got a personal look at public health in the military during National Public Health Week. U.S. Army Public Health Command experts celebrated National Public Health Week by teaching 44 ninth and 10th grade students about a variety of public health-related careers.

  • USAPHC retired commander returns

    Jul 22, 2015

    Retired Maj. Gen. Dean G. Sienko, former commander of the U.S. Army Public Health Command, returned to Aberdeen Proving Ground May 18 to share some insights with members of his former command. He addressed about 100 USAPHC technical experts along with Brig. Gen. John Poppe, OTSG deputy chief of staff for public health, Col. John V. Teyhen, III, current USAPHC commander, John Resta, USAPHC deputy for public health and Dr. Amy Millikan-Bell, USAPHC medical advisor.

  • Innovative treatments offer hope for burn victims

    Jul 21, 2015

    Conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan brought a surge in burn and blast wound injuries from improvised explosive devices. Many who sustain such injuries endure years of rehabilitation and countless surgeries.

  • Providing care in the clinic, on the drop zone

    Jul 21, 2015

    There's inherent physical risks involved with being a paratrooper in the U.S. Army, and few people are as aware of these risks as the Army physician assistant that provides medical care for America's sky soldiers.

  • U.S. Army Reserve flight medics train Italian and Slovenian KFOR partners on aerial MEDEVAC

    Jul 21, 2015

    A U.S. Army Reserve flight medic crew based at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, flew through mountainous territory on a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to lead a course in medical evacuation operations for their multinational partners July 14 at Villaggio Italia.

  • Soldier determined to never quit; living the creed

    Jul 21, 2015

    Shortly after completing basic combat training late in 2013, Pfc. Gustavo Moreno began defending his country, and literally fighting for his life. Moreno was diagnosed with T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma, a rare subtype of adult non-Hodgkin cancer, commonly treated with intensive chemotherapy.

  • Surgeon General Welcomes Superintendent of the Korean Armed Forces Nursing Academy

    Jul 21, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Surgeon General of the Army, welcomed Brig. Gen. Kyung-Hye Choi, Superintendent of the Korean Armed Forces Nursing Academy, to the Office of the Surgeon General. Horoho presented Choi with the Order of Military Medical Merit.

  • Fort Benning project team shines with delivery of groundbreaking hospital

    Jul 20, 2015

    Fort Benning's newly unveiled Martin Army Community Hospital brims with exceptionalism, earning the hospital's area team the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 2015 Project Delivery Team of the Year for Excellence Award.

  • MEDDAC, NTC Soldiers meet with regional education leaders to share career insights.

    Jul 20, 2015

    Weed Army Community Hospital Soldiers met with regional Clark County School District education experts and Salt Lake City Recruiting Battalion representatives at a luncheon hosted by the Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Calvary Regiment, Fort Irwin, July 16. The luncheon was part of an Army Educator/Centers of Influence (E/COI) tour and designed to provide professional, educational and firsthand experience to regional educators as well as local and state community leaders in order to understand, explain and attest to the quality of Army skills, leadership, technical training, and the well-being of ARMY Soldiers to their constituents.

  • Tripler NCOs train federal marshals in Army style (Combatives)

    Jul 20, 2015

    Members of United States Marshals, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents practiced the techniques taught by TAMC NCOs during the Modern Army Combatives Program training.

  • Unable to bring the flag to a Soldier, colleagues bring Soldier to flag.

    Jul 20, 2015

    When a WACH Soldier re-enlists, common custom is to have them stand in front of the American flag, raise their right hand and be sworn in for another term of service to their country. However, the large flag that is fixed to the rafters and hangs over the WACH warehouse defied all efforts to safely bring it down to the warehouse ceremony for the oath -- until WACH ingenuity remedied the situation.

  • Sen. Durbin visits USAMRMC

    Jul 17, 2015

    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois visited the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command July 13 to learn more about how Army medicine supports the Warfighter.

  • USAMRMC Teams Win Army Medicine Wolf Pack of the Year Award

    Jul 17, 2015

    Two teams from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research received the 2014 Army Medicine Wolf Pack of the Year Award July 9.

  • Acquisition stand-down day helps team re-focus

    Jul 17, 2015

    The MEDCOM acquisition community gathered to increase awareness of the many faucets of contracting within the military and civilian community. This annual program focuses on contracting in reference to changes, reorganization and addresses concerns amongst the contracting team. This years' theme, "Communities of Contracting" consisted of panel briefings, discussions on various acquisition topics, and teambuilding.

  • Brig. Gen. Ron Place--Army Medicine's Newest Top Leader

    Jul 17, 2015

    Army Medicine's newest brigadier general, Ron Place, was promoted on July 2 in the Pentagon Auditorium. The Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, officiated. Place is the Assistant Surgeon General for Force Projection. His job is being the "eyes, ears, and voice" of Army Medicine within the Pentagon. He keeps his ears tuned to discussions that may involve Army Medicine to ensure that The Surgeon General's viewpoint is heard. There may be times when Pentagon planners may not grasp the impact of proposed changes or new policies on Army Medicine. Place is there to ensure that the impact on Army Medicine is brought to the discussion.

  • Protection from sunlight among measures to combat melanoma

    Jul 16, 2015

    Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. To lower your risk, protect your skin from the sun and avoid indoor tanning.

  • Reynolds Army Community Hospital welcomes new commander

    Jul 16, 2015

    Fort Sill's military hospital held a change of command July 9.

  • Army hospital earns fourth 'Most Wired' honor for technology innovation

    Jul 16, 2015

    For the fourth consecutive year, San Antonio Military Medical Center has been named one of the nation's "Most Wired" medical facilities for its innovative use of health information technology.

  • New Weed Army Community Hospital Construction reaches important milestone

    Jul 16, 2015

    The Los Angeles Corps of Engineers and Turner Construction Company hosted a First Precast Panel Celebration and luncheon on July 15 on Fort Irwin. The celebration marks a critical milestone met in the construction of the new 216,000 square foot Weed Army Community Hospital Replacement facility scheduled for completion in August 2016.

  • Soldiers use database to learn about nutrition

    Jul 15, 2015

    When Soldiers rip open Meals, Ready-to-Eat in a combat zone, most people probably are thinking more about flavor and filling their stomachs than about the nutrition.

  • Army entomologists release video on controlling mosquitoes in and around the home

    Jul 15, 2015

    To better educate Army personnel on what they can do to protect against mosquito-borne disease, the Entomology Program of the Army Institute of Public Health has released a video on controlling mosquitoes in and around the home.

  • TRICARE provides new benefits for breastfeeding moms

    Jul 15, 2015

    TRICARE recently updated their breast pump policy to provide breast pumps and breast pump supplies at no cost to new mothers.

  • USAMMDA Partnership for Pain Relief Tablet

    Jul 15, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity entered into a contract with AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., for the partial funding and manufacturing of the company's Phase 3 clinical trial of Sufentanil NanoTab�. The tablet in development is for the treatment of moderate to severe acute pain.

  • Brooke Army Medical Center performs first robot-aided pediatric surgery

    Jul 14, 2015

    A 2-year-old boy has a shot at a better quality of life, thanks to a robot and a few skilled surgeons at Brooke Army Medical Center.

  • Command works to keep Soldiers in boots after active-duty service

    Jul 13, 2015

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command is paving the way for Soldiers to move from active duty to the Army Reserve and National Guard in a deliberate, sensible transition that works for the individual service member while retaining skilled personnel and racking up significant savings for the Army.

  • Interns Graduate from USAMMA's Medical Logistical Management Intern Program

    Jul 13, 2015

    During a ceremony filled with laughter and hope for the future, a class of medical logistics interns graduated from the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency's Medical Logistics Management Internship Program June 18.

  • Medical Support Unit-Europe, new commander

    Jul 12, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Soldiers, Families and friends of the Medical Support Unit Europe welcomed Lt. Col. Bidemi Y. Olaniyi-Leyimu during a July 11 change of command ceremony at Daenner Kaserne.

  • The 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) conducts a change of command ceremony

    Jul 11, 2015

    The 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) (18th MEDCOM (DS)) hold their change of command ceremony at historic Palm Circle, on Fort Shafter, Hawaii, July 10, 2015.

  • New Madigan SCMH brings care to Soldiers

    Jul 10, 2015

    The newest Soldier-Centered Medical Home under Madigan Army Medical Center opened its doors in May, serving about 4500 Soldiers with the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division right in their backyard.

  • How to support Soldiers who breastfeed

    Jul 10, 2015

    Breastfeeding can improve both the health of the baby and the mom, yet many working moms can find it challenging to find support at work for their breastfeeding regimen. In fact, this year's World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7, is supporting women who work and breastfeed.

  • Medal of Honor recipient to WTB Soldiers: 'Make most of transition'

    Jul 10, 2015

    "It's surreal getting the Medal of Honor," said retired Marine Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, July 9, 2015, at Alexander Hall here. "It's a tough medal to have because it represents those missing, killed in action … those who never made it back." Carpenter addressed a capacity crowd of Soldiers, Marines, sailors and airmen at the invitation of the Warrior Transition Battalion.

  • Medical officers diagnosed with training

    Jul 10, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Thirty eight medical officers left clinical environments across the United States to learn basic soldiering skills at Fort Sill. Soldiers and cadre in 30th Air Defense Artillery Brigade worked together to run the Army Medical Department Direct Commissioning Course pilot program.

  • Critical Care Flight Paramedic Program Transport Medical Training Laboratory officially opens

    Jul 9, 2015

    A ribbon cutting ceremony on July 2 officially opened the Critical Care Flight Paramedic Program Transport Medical Training Laboratory (CCFP TMTL) located in Willis Hall, US Army Medical Department Center and School, US Army Health Readiness Center of Excellence (AMEDDC&S, HRCoE), Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston

  • Blood recipient shares importance of giving blood

    Jul 9, 2015

    Maj. Ivan Castro stopped by the Fort Bragg Blood Donor Center June 23 to remind the phlebotomists and staff how important their jobs are when it comes to the lives they help save.

  • What to know about Legionnaires' Disease

    Jul 8, 2015

    There were 129 cases of Legionnaires' disease reported in Virginia in 2014 according to the Virginia Department of Public Health. Legionnaires' disease is caused by a type of bacteria called Legionella. This bacterium is found naturally in the environment. The bacterium grows best in warm water like the kind found in cooling towers, hot water tanks, large plumbing systems, decorative fountains, or hot tubs to name a few.

  • San Antonio Military Medical Center remains only DOD level I trauma center

    Jul 8, 2015

    San Antonio Military Medical Center received its level I trauma center reverification from the verification review committee and ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons, June 26.

  • AMEDD Center and School, HRCoE, establishes Academy Brigade (Provisional)

    Jul 8, 2015

  • 32nd Medical Brigade Chooses AIT Platoon Sgt. of the Year

    Jul 8, 2015

    Nine candidates representing the three battalions from the 32nd Medical Brigade, US Army Medical Department Center and School, US Army Health Readiness Center of Excellence, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston competed June 11-15 in the annual Advanced Individual Training Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition. In an awards ceremony held June 18 during leadership call in Blesse Auditorium, Willis Hall, AMEDDC&S, HRCoE, Sgt. 1st Class Samuel Enriquez with D Company, 232nd Medical Battalion, was named the winner of the competition. Col. Jack Davis, commander, 32nd Medical Brigade and Command Sgt. Maj. David Franco, CSM for the brigade presented Enriquez with the Army Commendation Medal and a bronze statue of a warrior.

  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction finds a place in the military

    Jul 7, 2015

    Mindfulness-based meditation and the military are generally two things that one would not associate with one another.

  • Family, faith, focus, resiliency helps Soldier heal from extensive combat wounds

    Jul 7, 2015

    "I remember my boss telling me and looking excited, he said 'Jeremy, it's a great day to be an American!" said Maj. Jeremy Haynes, Warrior Transition Brigade, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Maryland, to the packed Fitch Auditorium at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, June 24. "What have you done for your country today, and before you open your mouth, drop and give me 10 push ups,' and that was the kind of guy Maj. Gen. [Harold] Greene was. He was filled with humor."

  • Chipped sponges, 'magic' wand help ensure patient safety

    Jul 7, 2015

    Retained Surgical Items refers to things inadvertently left in body spaces following an operation. If not detected and removed, these items can cause infection and other complications. RSI can also lead to additional surgeries, and increase the hospital staff and the facility's exposure to liability. In short, keeping track of things as seemingly insignificant as a sponge, is a big deal.

  • RWBAHC welcomes new top doc to command

    Jul 7, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Soldiers, family and friends gathered at Brown Parade Field at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., for the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center change of command ceremony June 29, 2015. After two years, Col. Lance Raney relinquished his command to Lt. Col. Edgar Arroyo in an early morning ceremony on the storied parade field.

  • Evans stand down battles chronic pain

    Jul 7, 2015

    Chronic Pain is a common condition that affects over 116 million U.S. adults at a cost of $560 to 635 billion annually. Evans Army Community Hospital is working to battle this problem by educating its staff during a Pain Stand Down Day, June 18. The day included two 3-hour sessions led by guest lecturers for Evans healthcare teams, as well as providers from the Air Force Academy and Peterson Air Force Base.

  • USAMRMC Signs Patent License Agreement to Commercialize Fish Biomonitoring System

    Jul 6, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command signed a patent license agreement with SOLUTION Resources, LLC, July 1, to commercialize the Fish Biomonitoring System, an aquatic biomonitor that detects potentially toxic events by measuring changes in fish behavior.

  • Course turns nurses into aircrew members

    Jul 6, 2015

    When thinking of Fort Rucker, most people think about helicopters flying high above the Wiregrass, but not many know that there is a whole host of training that goes on a little more behind the scenes across the installation.

  • Leaders go 'Suits to Scrubs' to improve patient care

    Jul 6, 2015

    Brooke Army Medical Center's nurse leaders are trading their uniforms for scrubs each month to join their staff on the hospital frontlines.

  • Vicenza bids farewell to Health Center commander, welcomes new leadership

    Jul 2, 2015

    United States Army Health Center -- Vicenza welcomed their new commander during a ceremony on Hoekstra Field in Vicenza, Italy. Outgoing commander Col. Andrew Barr turned relinquished command to Lt. Col. Brian Bender. Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Commander Col. James Laterza oversaw the ceremony.

  • Baumholder runners clean up at USAREUR 10-Miler

    Jul 2, 2015

    The Baumholder Army 10-Miler team returned from the U.S. Army in Europe 10-Miler Championship in Grafenwoehr June 27 and 28 with smiles on their faces and a suitcase full of awards.

  • It's not fiction: Protecting your children from Internet predators

    Jul 2, 2015

    "Everyone needs that face that they can attach to the story," said Alicia Kozakiewicz. "Like my face and my story. That's what makes it real."

  • 12th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers maintain physical readiness with P3T

    Jul 2, 2015

    Being physically fit is common practice in today's Army but what happens when you start experiencing the trials and tribulations of up to nine months of pregnancy? The Pregnancy Postpartum Physical Training Program or P3T, helps Soldiers stay fit before, during and after pregnancy.

  • IACH celebrates Army Medical Corps' anniversary

    Jul 2, 2015

    Fort Riley medical officers gathered to celebrate the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps' 98th anniversary with a tribute to its distinguished history on June 30th at Irwin Army Community Hospital.

  • Sticking to the Law

    Jul 2, 2015

    Irwin Army Community Hospital's Department of Public Health teams up with local Manhattan Area Risk Prevention Coalition to raise awareness of underage drinking.

  • Water therapy

    Jul 2, 2015

  • 10th AAMDC medics train and discover similarities with Czech and Hungarian soldiers

    Jul 2, 2015

    The main goal of the exercise is to connect five countries' radar systems to a common air picture so that their weapons systems can engage possible targets during a live fire event, but the medics are taking the advantage of the international learning opportunity in front of them.

  • Program encourages civilian fitness

    Jul 2, 2015

    Col. Glenn Waters, Fort Sill Garrison commander, is challenging all civilian employees to get fit and be healthy. The Garrison Commander's Wellness Challenge began June 1 and continues until March.

  • Air Defenders conduct Live Fire during multi-national Exercise Tobruq Legacy

    Jul 1, 2015

    Tobruq Legacy is a Ground Based Air Defense, or GBAD, exercise featuring five countries, including the U.S., Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Lithuania with more than 500 soldiers and airmen connecting their radar and weapons systems together resulting in one common operational air picture to scan the skies for potential hostile targets.

  • BAMC Soldiers earn multiple medals at Warrior Games

    Jul 1, 2015

    Warrior athletes from Brooke Army Medical Center's Warrior Transition Battalion scored multiple medals at the Department of Defense Warrior Games on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. June 19-28.

  • First LGBT Pride Month event well received at BAMC

    Jul 1, 2015

    Brooke Army Medical Center and the Institute of Surgical Research held their first event to commemorate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month June 26. Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith, deputy chief of staff, Army Reserve, was the guest speaker for the event, which was attended by her wife, Tracy, and a large number of BAMC and ISR staff.

  • Protect yourself from insect and tick-borne diseases

    Jul 1, 2015

    Many insect-borne and tick-borne diseases can be prevented using a few simple protective measures.

  • Practice fireworks safety year-round

    Jul 1, 2015

    Remember to practice fireworks safety year-round to avoid unnecessary injury!

  • Summertime means the start of skin protection season

    Jul 1, 2015

    It is important to safeguard against the sun's harmful rays to protect yourself and your skin.

  • IRACH hosts inaugural LGBT observance, event a first for Fort Knox community

    Jul 1, 2015

    Ireland Army Community Hospital at Fort Knox, Kentucky, hosted its inaugural LGBT observance-- an event that was a first for the Knox community. The guest speaker was IRACH troop commander Maj. Rachel Wienke, accompanied by her wife Carmen Vega, an occupational therapist at the Fort Knox Warrior Transition Unit. She spoke about the many changes that have affected the couple over the last five years.

  • 'Required' Reading: Latest Army AL&T magazine online

    Jul 1, 2015

    The newest edition of Army AL&T magazine is all about requirements and in keeping with the theme, this "required" reading is now available online.

  • The Army Surgeon General meets with U.K. Military Medical Department

    Jun 30, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Army Surgeon General met with the Director General Army Medical Services, United Kingdom Maj. Gen. Jeremy Rowan

  • Army dentist retires after 30 years of active, Reserve service

    Jun 30, 2015

    PUYALLUP, Wash. -- An Army dentist's 30-year career came full circle when two general officers wished him congratulations on the occasion of his retirement June 27. Maj. Gen. Thomas R. Tempel Jr., commanding general, Western Regional Medical Command, and chief, Army Dental Corps, presided over the retirement ceremony at Pierce County Airport for Col. David Thomas, who was retiring from the U.S. Army Reserve.

  • Soldier responds to Saudi inflight medical emergency

    Jun 30, 2015

    A Soldier used his Army medical expertise to help save a passenger's life aboard Lufthansa flight 624 on May 18.

  • Boganowski succeeds Geck as 800th LSB commander

    Jun 29, 2015

    MUSTANG Okla.---Soldiers and civilians of the 800th Logistics Support Brigade said farewell to Col. Howard C. W. Geck and welcomed Col. Bradly M. Boganowski as the new commander during a change of command ceremony here at the headquarters June 28, 2015.

  • Medic Takes Oath with Charters of Freedom

    Jun 29, 2015

    Sgt. Michael Swan, a U.S. Army Medic assigned to Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland took the oath of enlistment for four more years during a ceremony on June 22, 2015 at the National Archives.

  • Fort Detrick Community Gathers for Pride Month Observance

    Jun 29, 2015

    The Fort Detrick, Maryland community celebrated the achievements and sacrifices of the LGBT community during the Fort Detrick Pride Month Observance June 19.

  • WAMC Gastrointestinal Endoscopy unit receives recognition for excellence

    Jun 29, 2015

    Womack Army Medical Center's Gastrointestinal Endoscopy unit earned recognition status by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, June 1.

  • Public Health Command's colors move to new commander's hands

    Jun 29, 2015

    The colors of Public Health Command District -- Fort Gordon passed from Col. Jason Windsor to Lt. Col Robert Heath, who assumed command Friday, June 26 at Alexander Hall in a ceremony that was attended by more than 100 people.

  • Health center welcomes new leadership

    Jun 29, 2015

    Soldiers, family and friends gathered at Brown Parade Field at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., for the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center change of command ceremony June 29, 2015.

  • A Heart Job: Attending to Army casualties, survivors

    Jun 29, 2015

    The mission of U.S. Army Human Resource Command's Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Operations Center remains constant over time: to render full honors and dignity to America's warriors past and present, and to attend to the needs of their loved ones and survivors when they are gone.