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  • Madigan doctor joins White House summit

    Apr 28, 2016

    A Madigan doctor joined in a White House summit on April 13 to take part in discussions centered on supporting military-connected students. Lt. Col. Eric Flake, Madigan's Program Director of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, served as one of ten moderators for the Operation Educate the Educators conference, which is a part of the larger Joining Forces initiative from First Lady Michelle Obama and Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden.

  • USAMMDA's Lee Awarded Best Brief of the Year

    Apr 27, 2016

    Presenting complex issues to leadership is never an easy task. Jaime Lee, product manager for the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity's Medical Support Systems Project Management Office, recently prepared and presented a briefing on the Rigid Wall Shelter Modernization to the Decision Gate. For this briefing, Lee was awarded "Best Brief of the Year" at the sixth annual Decision Gate program awards ceremony.

  • New manager takes SHARP program reins at Army Human Resources Command

    Apr 27, 2016

    SHARP, the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program, at U.S. Army Human Resources Command, based at Fort Knox, Kentucky, begins its fifth year of with a new manager in place and an acquired a momentum due to a high level of participation among Soldiers and support across the command.

  • Sexual Assault survivor shares her story to bring awareness

    Apr 27, 2016

    Brooke Army Medical Center invited sexual assault survivor Monika Korra to speak during a Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month event April 15 in the San Antonio Military Medical Center auditorium.

  • Brain food: Service members serve up Breakfast for the Brain

    Apr 26, 2016

    MONTEREY, Calif. -- Soldiers from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center are among those serving up "brain food" for local children during Saturday morning tutoring sessions at the Naval Postgraduate School. The "Breakfast for your Brain" program provides educational presentations and one-on-one tutoring for local children in first grade through high school.

  • Army Research Institute develops app for acute mountain sickness

    Apr 25, 2016

    The Army has never had technology to plan around the debilitating effects of mountain sickness--until U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine developed the Altitude Readiness Management System app.

  • EFMP offers respite care to family members

    Apr 25, 2016

    Caring for a family member with special needs is a 24-hour responsibility that offers little time off. To give caretakers a well-deserved break, the Exceptional Family Member Program offers a temporary rest period.

  • SHARP Summit enhances professional training

    Apr 25, 2016

    The U.S. Army Medical Command takes the prevention and management of sexual assault and sexual harassment very seriously. One way it demonstrates its dedication is by ensuring regional health command program managers, sexual assault response coordinators and victim advocates properly understand how to prevent sexual assault and sexual harassment and support victims. Ultimately, the summit helps the medical readiness of Soldiers.

  • Regional Health Command-Atlantic welcomes new senior enlisted leader

    Apr 22, 2016

    Command Sgt. Maj. John Steed, Regional Health Command-Atlantic senior enlisted leader, transferred responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Matthew Brady, in a Change of Responsibility Ceremony Apr. 19 at the Regional Headquarters Building on Fort Belvoir in front of family, friends, and headquarters staff.

  • U.S. Army Europe's Combat Support Hospital takes Battle Staff Ride to Normandy

    Apr 22, 2016

    NORMANDY, France -- Forty-five leaders of the 212th Combat Support Hospital conducted a Battle Staff Ride April 3 to 5, in Normandy France and surrounding areas. The focus of the staff ride was leadership in the face of the adversity during the Allied Invasion of Normandy on D-Day.

  • Army medicine launches civilian mentorship program

    Apr 22, 2016

    When applications were solicited for the Army Medical Department's Civilian Corps Mentorship Program, Langston eagerly applied. More than 130 applications were received, and Langston was one of only 35 employees selected to participate in the AMEDD Civilian Corps Mentorship Program.

  • Army Public Health Center launches veterinary newsletter

    Apr 22, 2016

    The Army Public Health Center (Provisional) Veterinary Services Portfolio is proud to announce the launch of Veterinary Connections newsletter. Veterinary Connections is a quarterly newsletter written by Army veterinary services personnel for Service members, retirees and other Department of Defense beneficiaries.

  • Program Graduates Commit To Healthier Lifestyle

    Apr 22, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Life changes begin with changing the way people think. That's the premise of The Daniel Plan, a 40-day program to living a healthier lifestyle through optimizing the five key essentials of faith, food, fitness, focus and friends. As students graduated from The Daniel Plan on April 12, Aviation and Missile Command Chaplain (Lt. Col) Adolph DuBose encouraged them to incorporate its principles and teachings in their everyday living.

  • 18th MEDCOM (DS) Conducts Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise

    Apr 22, 2016

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- As the U.S. Army prepares to celebrate its reserve components 108th birthday on April 23, 2016, 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) commemorated this year's anniversary with an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise (EDRE) during its battle assembly weekend, April 16-17, 2016.

  • Hospital to become tobacco-free campus

    Apr 21, 2016

    General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital is scheduled to become a tobacco-free medical campus beginning May 8.

  • Cody CDC promotes fun, family, physical fitness for military child month

    Apr 21, 2016

    Dozens of Cody Child Development Center families enjoyed a day of physical activity, including a quarter-mile color run, during the center's third Family Fitness Fun Day April 15.

  • The face of resiliency

    Apr 21, 2016

    Navy veteran overcomes sexual assault trauma, bullying

  • Army's live pageantry, music returns with 2016 Twilight Tattoo season

    Apr 21, 2016

    The annual Twilight Tattoo season is set to begin with an initial performance May 4 at Summerall Field on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Kenner Army Health Clinic observes National Lab Week

    Apr 21, 2016

    National Laboratory Week is an annual celebration of laboratory professionals and pathologists who play a vital role in every aspect of health care. Medical technologists and medical laboratory technicians play a crucial role in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease.

  • OCTs Save Lives After Lightning Strike at JMRC

    Apr 20, 2016

    Lightning recently struck two Soldiers training at JMRC in Hohenfels, Germany, The quick reaction of the Observer-Coach-Trainers on the ground saved their lives.

  • 80th Training Command hosts 5K run to increase sexual assault awareness, promote prevention

    Apr 20, 2016

    Capt. Gina Thomas, 1st Battalion 311th Regiment Combat Service Support, said while she was a company commander, she saw first-hand how sexual assault damages victims.

  • Silverleaf and HRC SHARP partnership builds bridges of mutual support

    Apr 19, 2016

    The U.S. Army Human Resources Command Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention, or SHARP, program has built a partnership during its four years of operation with the Silverleaf, the rape crisis and trauma response advocacy center in nearby Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Because the Army does not live in a vacuum, Silverleaf has become an essential partner not only to USAHRC, but to all the Army SHARP assault response coordinators and advocates at Fort Knox.

  • Green Beret returns to service after amputation

    Apr 19, 2016

    A Special Forces noncommissioned officer has returned to full active duty service two and a half years after his hand was amputated to free him from underneath a vehicle before a suicide bomber could strike a deadly blow against him and his team.

  • War Hero, Lucca, highlights importance of Military Working Dogs, Veterinary Corps

    Apr 19, 2016

    Lucca, a U.S. Marine Corps specialized search dog, made history when she received the United Kingdom's People's Dispensary for Sick Animals Dickin Medal, considered the highest military honor for animals world-wide, on April 5, 2016. As part of the Military Working Dog program, over her six-year career, Lucca personally ensured the safe return of all the American troops she accompanied on more than 400 patrols she completed during three deployments in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • 'New BAMC' marks 20th anniversary

    Apr 19, 2016

    Brooke Army Medical Center celebrated the 20th anniversary of the opening of "New BAMC" April 13 with a ceremony in the San Antonio Military Medical Center Medical Mall. Guests were treated to a slide show of photographs from the past and a walk down memory lane from guest speaker Dr. Gregg Anders who was the chief of pulmonary and critical care 20 years ago when patients were moved from main post to the new facility.

  • Saber Junction 16: U.S., Armenian medical teams train together

    Apr 18, 2016

    Armenia, participating in exercise Saber Junction 16 here, provides the means to conduct a medical joint combat maneuver exercise with the support of the United States Army and Air Force, in preparation for their upcoming NATO and United Nations' certification.

  • Distracted Driving - R U @ Risk?

    Apr 18, 2016

    Say the words "distracted driving" and most folks think of teens who text or gab excitedly with each other while navigating the streets. However, teens aren't the only ones out there paying less than full attention to the road. Distracted driving can just as easily happen to anyone -- maybe even you.

  • "Healthy" gift baskets awarded to nutrition trivia winners

    Apr 18, 2016

    Four lucky winners at William Beaumont Army Medical Center received "healthy" gift baskets from the Nutrition Care Division, April 14.

  • Bavaria cuts ribbon on new Soldier Medical Readiness Center

    Apr 15, 2016

    The ribbon was officially cut on the new U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Soldier Medical Readiness Center, April 15, at the facility located on Rose Barracks.

  • Eagle Scout chooses to do project giving back to military, Fort Riley.

    Apr 15, 2016

    Eagle Scout River Schreckengost, 15, gives back to Fort Riley, Troop 75 of Manhattan, Kansas.

  • DPW Pest Control diligent in fighting post mosquito population

    Apr 15, 2016

  • Occupational Health Nurses Week event scheduled

    Apr 14, 2016

    Occupational Health Nurses Week is a national observance to recognize and celebrate members of the occupational and environmental health nursing profession.

  • Drug take-back day set

    Apr 14, 2016

    Prescription Drug Take-Back Day addresses one of America's deadliest hazards -- unused, unneeded or outdated medications found in bathroom cabinets, kitchens and bedside tables in nearly every home across the country.

  • Reynolds rumors: Changes coming, but hospital staff will continue to meet most patient needs

    Apr 14, 2016

    With the upcoming Fort Sill reorganization affecting most areas of the installation, Reynolds Army Community Hospital (RACH) is perhaps facing the most noticeable changes.

  • Victim to Survivor part II: Talking to a SHARP rep

    Apr 14, 2016

    With respect to April being Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month, the Tribune is publishing a three-part series titled "Victim to Survivor." The series tells the story of a young woman who went from a victim of sexual assault to a survivor. Because of the nature of the content, it may not be suitable for children. This is part two of the series. *Indicates a name change

  • Access to small device may be big lifesaver

    Apr 14, 2016

    Not having access to one of these small devices could be potentially deadly for some victims of cardiac arrest. Automated External Defibrillators, or AEDs, are mostly associated with first responders; however, the devices are becoming commonplace in many Fort Leonard Wood workplaces

  • GLWACH Soldiers enter ranks of NCO Corps

    Apr 14, 2016

    Thirteen recently promoted sergeants with the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital were inducted into the Army Noncommissioned Officer Corps in a ceremony held in the Engineer Regimental Room at the John B. Mahaffey Museum Complex Friday.

  • Online registration is open for 2016 DoD Warrior Games

    Apr 14, 2016

    Online registration is now open to participate in the 2016 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games at http://www.cvent.com/d/2fqx29. Volunteers, media and distinguished visitors--as well as selected athletes, family members, non-medical attendants, staff and coaches--must register online to participate. The U.S. Army will host the DoD Warrior Games at the United States Military Academy (USMA) in West Point, New York, from June 15-21.

  • Get your purple on to recognize military children

    Apr 14, 2016

    Friday is Purple Up! day, a time for Americans to show their support for military families.

  • Sexual Harassment, Assault, Rape prevention staff bring speaker to Fort Riley

    Apr 14, 2016

    "There are 8,000 men coming into the military every year who have been sexually assaulted," said Chris Anderson, founder and executive director of MaleSurvivor, an organization of professional staff who seek to improve resources and support available to male survivors of all forms of sexual abuse in the U.S. and around the globe. Staff of Sexual Harassment, Assault and Rape Prevention brought in Anderson for SHARP training April 6 and 7 to talk to brigades across the installation about sexual assault on men in and out of the military.

  • Operation Shield and the War against Sexually Transmitted Infections

    Apr 13, 2016

    Sexually transmitted infections present a substantial public health challenge in the United States and abroad. The good news is that STIs are preventable, many are curable and all can be treated to manage symptoms.

  • Sickle Cell Trait: A silent blood disorder in many communities

    Apr 13, 2016

    April is National Minority Health Month, where the focus lies in raising awareness about health issues in minority communities. This month highlights a blood disorder that affects many minority communities around the world: sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait.

  • Brig. Gen. Torring makes visit to Lyster Army Health Clinic

    Apr 12, 2016

    Deputy Commanding General, Regional Health Command -- Atlantic, Brig. Gen. Erik H. Torring visited and toured Lyster Army Health Clinic, Monday, April 11.

  • Fort Rucker holds second annual Fit Fest

    Apr 12, 2016

    Soldiers, Families and civilians made the most of a sunny afternoon during Fort Rucker's second annual Fit Fest and Safety Stand Down event held Friday, April 8 at the festival fields, here.

  • USAMMDA Employees Participate in Leadership Training

    Apr 12, 2016

    Leaders are not created overnight. It takes years of experiences, training and learning from mistakes to develop the skill set and mindset of a leader. The Excellence in Government Fellows program was created to prepare leaders to excel personally and professionally. Two U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity supervisors recently graduated from the EIGF program: Judy Holian, chief of the Office of Research and Technology Applications, and Diane Ullman, deputy director for Clinical Services Support Division.

  • Self-defense course teaches more than fighting techniques

    Apr 12, 2016

    He came up behind her, you could tell by her body language, the tensing of her neck and the look on her face, that she did not like it. "Hey baby, what's your name? You got a boyfriend?" he asked as he moved inches from her ear. "Go away," she shouted. "Leave me alone." Instead, he grabbed her from behind and forcefully pushed her face forward into a wall.

  • Top of the charts! Presidio of Monterey posts top scores on Performance Triad survey

    Apr 12, 2016

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Presidio of Monterey ranked #1 among all Army garrisons in "Performance Triad" health behaviors -- sleep, activity and nutrition -- according to the Army's 2015 Health of the Force report. Presidio of Monterey service members ranked first in activity (84.6 of 100 points), first in nutrition (74.6 of 100), and second (71.3 of 100) in sleep behavior, according to the study.

  • Forty-fourth Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Nadja West visits Fort Irwin

    Apr 12, 2016

    U.S. Army Lt. Gen. West, the 44th surgeon general of the Army and first African-American surgeon general, visited the Weed Army Community Hospital (WACH) on Fort Irwin, April 7 - 9 to tour facilities, meet staff members, speak with patients and consult with senior leadership at the WACH and National Training Center (NTC). While visiting Lt. Gen West met with key leaders on post, held a MEDDAC town hall for WACH staff and spent a day in the NTC "Box" observing a combat medical mass casualty training exercise.

  • Regional Health Command-Pacific Soldiers compete in 2016 Best Warrior Competition

    Apr 12, 2016

    On April 2-7, 2016, a total of 14 non-commissioned officers (NCO) and junior enlisted Soldiers from around Regional Health Command-Pacific (RHC-P) competed in the 2016 Best Warrior Competition at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), Hawaii and on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • KACH, USMA visit New York Medical College

    Apr 11, 2016

    The 'Life Science' majors of the U.S. Military Academy's Dept. of Chemistry and Life Sciences' Human Anatomy course presented Mr. Roger Bender, Asst. Director of the Gross Anatomy Laboratory at New York Medical College with a token of their appreciation, Friday April 1, 2016.

  • FY16 Biomedical Equipment Specialists participate in Training with Industry

    Apr 11, 2016

    The Army's main objective in sponsoring the Training with Industry (TWI) program is to continue to develop a group of Soldiers experienced in higher level managerial techniques and who have an understanding of the relationship of their industry as it relates to specific functions and applications of the Army. Participants will also be exposed to innovative industrial management practices, techniques, procedures, and technical applications which have direct and beneficial applicability to the Army.

  • Standing up SHARP at Human Resources Command, growing program at Fort Knox

    Apr 11, 2016

    Because she transferred with U.S. Army Human Resources Command from St. Louis to Fort Knox under the BRAC reorganization of 2011, Master Sgt. Johnnie Garcia has been a leader of the command's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention, or SHARP, program since its inception. "So I was here and opened the doors to the SHARP program when I was an EOA (equal opportunity adviser), so I opened the doors to the EO program as well as to the SHARP program. We built it," said Garcia. But it was no walk in the park.

  • Army Medicine Civilians - Marking a First

    Apr 11, 2016

    Five Army Medicine (AMEDD) civilian corps members from the Fort George G. Meade Medical Department Activity (MEDDAC) participated in this year's C.J. Reddy Leadership Conference at Defense Health Headquarters as part of a pilot program. This marked the first time since its beginning in 1992, that the annual C.J. Reddy Leadership Conference, the Army Nurse Corps' premiere leadership symposium, was opened to AMEDD civilians.

  • A Senseless Loss

    Apr 11, 2016

    As a brigade sport bike and senior battalion motorcycle mentor, scores of Soldiers have asked me for advice about becoming a motorcyclist. Of these, one Soldier in particular stands out.

  • SHARP: Generational gap in communication

    Apr 11, 2016

    Certain trends and traits are specific with each passing generation -- from the bell bottoms and go-go boots of the 70s to the leg-warmers, scrunchies and hair spray of the 80s to the ripped jeans, slouch socks and combat boots of the 90s. While all those trends ebb and flow, one thing remains the same -- the ways in which the young people of any generation communicate with each other usually leaves older generations scratching their heads. This communication gap can lead to some pretty humorous misunderstandings, but in an organization like the Army, where not only communication but understanding is paramount to mission success and unit cohesion, those misunderstandings can be much more devastating.

  • Strong B.A.N.D.S. sixth annual fitness and wellness program

    Apr 11, 2016

    The U.S. Army Installation Management Command's annual Strong B.A.N.D.S. campaign will return for its sixth year to 72 participating Army locations worldwide this May. Strong B.A.N.D.S. -- which stands for Strong Balance, Activity, Nutrition, Determination and Strength -- promotes garrison fitness and wellness programs available to Soldiers, Families, retirees and Civilians. This year's theme is "Trained. Willing. Able.," which highlights how the five campaign components enhance an individual's readiness.

  • Carry-on medical equipment meets airworthiness standards

    Apr 8, 2016

    Approximately 600 H-60 Black Hawk helicopters support the MEDEVAC mission and are equipped with various medical devices to provide critical care to the wounded during air transport.

  • Air Defender Uses ASAP for Positive Lifestyle Change

    Apr 8, 2016

    During a speech in Washington, D.C., March 2, the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama encouraged female veterans to tell their stories. "All of you learned how to build a team and lead others under pressure, and complete any mission in front of you no matter what it takes," she said. "See, that's why it's important that you tell your own stories. Our girls, our daughters and granddaughters, need to hear them," Obama said. This article is part of a five-part series highlighting female veterans serving with the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, a Patriot Missile unit tasked to defend the skies over South Korea. Their stories are unique and empowering, a testament to the strength and diversity Army women bring to the profession of arms. CPT Bill Leasure, 35th ADA Public Affairs Officer.

  • Dining facilities showcase healthy, nutritious food

    Apr 8, 2016

    Capt. Jeremy Brooks, Fort Drum MEDDAC's registered dietitian, and the Garrison Food Program conducted the National Nutrition Month 2016 Dining Facility Competition, March 23-24.

  • Diabetes prevention focus of 2016 World Health Day

    Apr 8, 2016

    This year, World Health Day focuses on diabetes prevention and education.

  • VA, DOD Concussion-Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Practice Guideline

    Apr 8, 2016

    The VA and the DoD work jointly to develop Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) for their beneficiary populations. Originally CPGs were developed by the VA alone. However, in the late 1990's Congress recognized that CPGs had an important role in improving the quality of care, patient outcomes, and patient satisfaction in all patients. Subsequently Congress ordered the DoD to join the VA and produce and implement guidelines jointly. In the years since the two organizations began collaborating on guidelines, they have developed 24 CPGs which have been recognized by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) as some of the best guidelines in the industry.

  • First Catholic Mass held in Army's newest medical center

    Apr 8, 2016

    Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's conducts it's first-ever religious services.

  • Kenner to celebrate 54th anniversary with health fair

    Apr 7, 2016

    Kenner Army Health Clinic will celebrate it's 54th anniversary with a family 5K fun run followed by a free health fair. The health fair will offer a variety of information booths and health screenings. Staff members from the Army Wellness Center will talk about their programs and KAHC staffers will discuss nutritional counseling, tobacco cessation, veterinary clinic services and more. There will be birthday cake to celebrate Kenner's 54th anniversary. The 392nd Army Band (rock ensemble) will perform modern/popular music. Booths and displays from network providers will be available, and there will be a special appearance by McGruff the Crime Dog as well as a bouncy house for children.

  • Winners chosen in healthy cooking competition

    Apr 7, 2016

    Do you smell what Lyster's nutrition care service is cooking? Lyster Army Health Clinic's nutrition care service cooked up the winning recipe from their Army Performance Triad Healthy Recipe Competition Wednesday, April 6.

  • Fish or Cut Bait

    Apr 7, 2016

    If you're not familiar with estuary wade fishing, it's hard to explain the allure of hunting fish on foot. I normally go after the big three -- speckled sea trout, redfish and flounder. What makes this kind of fishing fun is you never know what you're going to get. The rare 3- to 4-foot-long shark will occasionally appear, but usually not until later in the season.

  • Army Medicine Holds First MEDCOM-Command Surgeons Summit

    Apr 7, 2016

    Senior leaders throughout Army Medicine came together April 6-7 to discuss concerns, best practices, and ways to continue ensuring mission readiness, during the first Army Medical Command (MEDCOM)- Command Surgeons Summit. The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) played host to the summit, which began with remarks by Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Nadja West and Deputy Commanding General, Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), Lt. Gen. Patrick Donahue. The summit provided a forum for command surgeons to ask questions and have an open dialogue with senior leadership about challenges and lessons learned.

  • Mind, body, spirit: Event urges healthy living

    Apr 7, 2016

    Health Expo invites community to see local resources

  • Sill leaders discuss suicide prevention

    Apr 7, 2016

    Suicide Prevention Summit encourages proactive role of leaders

  • BAMC staff honors Bataan survivors at memorial march

    Apr 7, 2016

    More than 6,600 marchers began the 2016 Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, March 20 and Brooke Army Medical Center's team was among those who marched.

  • Even in Army manufacturing, one may find the gift of life

    Apr 6, 2016

    The key is to do something, anything. Certainly calling 911 is a great first step, but after that call, CPR must be started immediately, even by someone who is untrained. And what was once training just for the Arsenal's security force and summer camp counselors is now being offered to the 1,300 people who work here.

  • Resilience: powerful anecdote to adversity

    Apr 6, 2016

    Retired Brig. Gen. Rhonda Cornum was a guest speaker during Intrepid Spirit's Open House. Recently, the Desert Storm veteran shared her story of resilience in the midst of adversity to a packed conference room at Fort Hood Intrepid Spirit's open house, held in conjunction with March's Brain Injury Awareness Month. Her message: Resilience can help anyone get through something, especially catastrophic events.

  • Fit Fest to promote readiness, safety

    Apr 6, 2016

    Soldiers, Families and civilians are invited to attend Fort Rucker's 2016 Fit Fest at the Fort Rucker Festival Fields, Friday April 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Spotlight: Resilient Force

    Apr 6, 2016

  • Madigan's doors open to civilian trauma patients

    Apr 6, 2016

    By tradition and design, Madigan Army Medical Center patients' military ties are the key to getting their care here. But when it comes to trauma, Madigan opens its doors to civilians to receive the high level of care this Level II Trauma Center can provide.

  • How diabetics can avoid amputations

    Apr 6, 2016

    When people with diabetes experience complications such as neuropathy (nerve damage), it's time to start arming themselves with education for protection against even greater complications like amputations.

  • Remote Madigan unit supports students, regional bases

    Apr 6, 2016

    Whether students are at The Presidio of Monterey in California to learn a new language or earn a naval postgraduate degree, the staff at Madigan Army Medical Center's California Medical Detachment are there to care for both their physical and emotional health.

  • 2nd Forward Surgical Team trains with real and simulated patients

    Apr 5, 2016

    The 10th Combat Support Hospital's 2nd Forward Surgical Team conducted a training exercise named "Operation EACH Shield" to train and validate the team's roles and processes. The two-day exercise ended April 1 and was a collaboration with the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity-Fort Carson (which operates Evans Army Community Hospital) and the Company C, 2 General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade. The 2nd FST's Commander Maj. Bradley A. Rittenhouse said the goal was to better prepare his Soldiers in the event the team is activated for a reactionary force mission and to exercise resuscitative and surgical capabilities while integrating with civilian medical facilities.

  • I'm a Survivor, not a Victim

    Apr 5, 2016

    Standing alone, in front of an auditorium filled with male and female Soldiers, no one making a sound, no one playing on their cell phones, all attention focused on the young female Soldier standing in the front of the room. "I was attacked, but I'm not a victim, I'm a survivor," says Spc. Brittany Leitner, a patient administration specialist with 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support).

  • MEDCOM observes Security Awareness Month

    Apr 4, 2016

    The U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) has designated April as Security Awareness Month. The focus throughout the month is to instill and sustain heightened security awareness to help protect Soldiers, government civilians/contractors and Family Members working and living within MEDCOM communities.

  • Career in medicine students receive hands-on training

    Apr 4, 2016

    Twelve middle-school students from The Colorado Springs School visited Evans Army Community Hospital on March 4 for a firsthand Army medicine experience. The Fort Carson visit was part of the school's annual 4-day out-of-the-classroom career seminar. "This seminar has had quite an impact on the students," said CSS Academic Dean Eric Gaylord. "The EACH staff worked side by side with the students in our CSS Careers in Medicine Seminar teaching and showing them what it is like to work in various medical fields. This is the kind of experience that can change the trajectory of a student's life."

  • Green Star protects patients, staff

    Apr 4, 2016

    Surgery can be a scary, life changing event. But for some patients the danger is not over when they leave the operating room. For some patients waking up after surgery in a strange, unfamiliar place can result in intense agitation that can result in restlessness, confusion and combativeness. The medical term for this is Emergence Delirium, or ED, and can be dangerous to the patient and the recovery room staff. Two years ago, Evans Army Community Hospital started the Green Star program which has helped to reduce ED encounters. "Any given day 6-7 patients of the potential for emergence delirium," said Sheila Carroll, a registered nurse who had 33 years of emergency room and trauma nursing experience before she was hired in 2010 to work in the Evans' Post Anesthesia Care Unit, better known as the recovery room. "After being hired here, one of the first patients I saw in the PACU had on the front of their chart in 6-inch, red letters PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) written on it. I thought that wasn't good, there has to be a better way of doing."

  • Army Corps makes Soldier health priority

    Apr 4, 2016

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District recently completed the construction of two Soldier Medical Clinics at Fort Drum.

  • Guard Your Health's #WarriorReady Challenge launches April 1

    Apr 1, 2016

    Guard Your Health, a health and medical readiness campaign for Guard Soldiers and their families, is launching a 30-day #WarriorReady Challenge to make it easy for Soldiers and families to get fit and stay mission ready.

  • Wall Breaking Ceremony Kicks Off Construction at KACH

    Apr 1, 2016

    Colonel Brian S. Burlingame, Commander, West Point Health Services Area, and 56th U.S. Military Academy Surgeon, hosted a Wall Breaking Ceremony on March 31, 2016, to officially kick-off construction of the multi-departmental Hospital Modernization Project at Keller Army Community Hospital.

  • Fallen Marine inspires brother to serve as Army medic

    Apr 1, 2016

    When you ask service members why they joined the military, you may hear "money for college," "to gain a skill set," "family tradition" or "to see the world." But one you don't hear often is they joined to help with their grieving process.

  • Brooke Army Medical Center welcomes new commander

    Apr 1, 2016

    Col. (P) Jeffrey J. Johnson assumed command of Brooke Army Medical Center from Col. Evan M. Renz during a ceremony at San Antonio Military Medical Center here today.

  • Brain Injuries Top Concern as Lawmakers, USAMRMC Meet on Capitol Hill

    Apr 1, 2016

    "We have to seize every opportunity we can," said U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell of New Jersey during his opening remarks at a brain injury-themed panel discussion on March 16 in Washington, D.C., "because the type of research we're funding here, it's absolutely essential."

  • Engineers make progress on military hospital project in Germany

    Mar 31, 2016

    WEILERBACH, Germany - By far, the largest construction project being managed by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is the $990 million replacement of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and the 86th Medical Group Clinic with a new consolidated medical facility on Rhine Ordnance Barracks. Site preparation is underway, and and the German Construction Agency here recently awarded a contract to the firm HDR TMK to complete the next design phase.

  • What's Your Vector Victor? Baiting Mosquitoes For Smarter Vector Surveillance

    Mar 31, 2016

    Deployed warfighters have more challenges than just fighting adversaries. Environmental conditions, such as the weather, terrain and vector-borne diseases all pose additional threats. Collaborative efforts between the Defense Threat Reduction Agency's Joint Science and Technology Office and Sandia National Laboratories are focusing on new methodologies of vector surveillance to detect emerging infections in local mosquito populations and the development of a near real-time recording system to combat these threats.

  • Soldier dental readiness, wellness at all-time high with Go First Class program

    Mar 31, 2016

    The Go First Class program has been fully operational across Army Dentistry since August 2013. The new system bundles dental appointments for exams, cleanings and fillings, and has proven to be a model "system for health" in support of the Army Medicine 2020 Campaign Plan.

  • Army AL&T ready to read

    Mar 31, 2016

    The April -- June issue of Army AL&T magazine on sustainment is just the beginning. First up, experts from the acquisition, logistics and technology fields delve into sustainment: what it means and how to do it better. Then, flip the magazine over and find a different cover and a special 54-page section on Army acquisition's role in the NATO mission in Afghanistan, with dispatches from workforce members working with NATO and the government of Afghanistan to reform the procurement process, and fund and supply Afghan defense forces in a transparent, repeatable way.

  • Team Army set to excel at 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games

    Mar 31, 2016

    The U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command (WTC) selected the 40 wounded, ill and injured soldiers and veterans and five alternates representing Team Army at the 2016 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games. Army athletes will compete in eight sports against Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, U.S. Special Operations Command and United Kingdom Armed Forces teams June 15-21, 2016, at the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

  • Socks for Safety: Colorful footwear decreases patient fall risk

    Mar 31, 2016

    Like other hospitals around the nation, San Antonio Military Medical Center, located on Fort Sam Houston, is implementing new strategies to prevent patient injuries. Members of the 6 West ward Unit Practice Council reviewed several events surrounding an increased number of patient falls and discovered that there was a need to add a visual aid to enhance programs already in place.

  • Hospital opening is city's dream come true

    Mar 30, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 31, 2016) -- Camp Zama leaders attended an opening ceremony for Zama General Hospital March 26 in Zama, Japan.

  • Keller recognizes National Doctor's Day

    Mar 30, 2016

    It's National Doctor's Day, an annual observance aimed at appreciating physicians everywhere. The staff at Keller Army Community Hospital took time out, today, to recognize the men and women, Soldiers and Civilian, who provide high-quality, patient-centered care to the Greater West Point Community and beyond.

  • Heart procedure offers new hope to high-risk patients

    Mar 30, 2016

    Doctors here are pumped up about a new procedure for high-risk patients needing heart valve repair.

  • WBAMC conducts first SSC after C-section

    Mar 29, 2016

    William Beaumont Army Medical Center performed its first ever Skin-to-Skin Contact after cesarean delivery, March 21, 2016.

  • Voice your visit: Patient advocates engaging, April 1

    Mar 29, 2016

    Fort Bliss Soldiers, families and retirees may soon notice a change during clinic visits.

  • Celebrate Occupational Therapy in April

    Mar 29, 2016

    The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has declared April Occupational Therapy month!

  • NTC/WACH conducts first mass-casualty exercise in 2016

    Mar 29, 2016

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- The 2916th Aviation Battalion utilized an off-cycle window in their calendar March 20 - 23 to conduct brigade-level training in the National Training Center's "Box". The exercise culminated at the Fort Irwin Weed Army Community Hospital (WACH) March 23. The goal of the training is to test readiness as well as hone emergency medical skills among the participating service members. One simulation presented the participants with an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack on a troop transport that resulted in 16 casualties. The role players required triage at the point of injury in the training area, then airlifted back to the WACH on Fort Irwin for treatment. This was a large-scale training module that involved complex planning.