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  • 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.

  • Trusted Agents: Attending to Army casualties, survivors

    Jun 29, 2015

    The order of service is always the same: a eulogy for the deceased, three volleys of rifle fire and the sounding of taps followed by the solemn presentation of a folded flag to a grieving widow, mother or father.

  • PRMC Command Team visits Bangladesh Army Leaders

    Jun 29, 2015

    The Command Team from the Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC), Brig Gen. Patrick Sargent and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Luciano spend some time in Bangladesh, June 22-26, 2015, to meet with senior Bangladesh Army Leaders; using Army Medicine's abilities to strengthen PRMC and USARPAC's relationships with Partner Nations throughout the Pacific.

  • U.S. Army Europe on display at Rheinland-Pfalz Tag

    Jun 28, 2015

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve's 7th Civil Support Command and several active-duty units from U.S. Army Europe 's 21st Theater Sustainment Command took part in the annual Rheinland-Pfalz state fair in Ramstein-Miesenbach.

  • Kiribati nursing student saves child's life during Pacific Partnership 15

    Jun 26, 2015

    Less than two weeks after completing an eight-hour basic lifesaving course, third-year nursing student Abbie Hinneifa used CPR to save the life of a young boy.

  • Rising temps increase risk of heat injuries

    Jun 26, 2015

    As summer temperatures rise into the 90s on a regular basis, heat is becoming a serious risk factor with any outdoor activities.

  • Independence Day Holiday Safety 2015

    Jun 26, 2015

    We are proud to call America our home and blessed to live in a Nation of unmatched freedom and opportunity. I encourage you to reflect on the values we hold and the freedoms we cherish as we celebrate our Nation's 239th Birthday.

  • Army Reserve Emergency Department Nurse: Aric Balahadia

    Jun 26, 2015

    Aric Balahadia's life is exactly where he wants it. He has a career as an emergency department nurse for a large Veterans Affairs hospital and he has just joined the U.S. Army Reserve.

  • IDES & Medical Readiness: For the Health of the Force

    Jun 26, 2015

    The Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) Service Line (SL) is charged with ensuring a consistent Service member experience, with standardized processes and measurements that provides transparency of IDES performance across the IDES to all stakeholders.

  • Team Army sails to victory on and off the court

    Jun 26, 2015

    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va - For Catrin Lara, every father's day is special.

  • Madigan bridges gap for behavioral patients

    Jun 26, 2015

    For some, war memories tumble out without warning, disrupting otherwise normal moments in their lives. Others need the tools to change how they're approaching the world, since their current approach just isn't working. Yet others still need a spiritual nudge, a reminder that there may be room in their spiritual beliefs for forgiveness, if needed, and that the spirit can provide inspiration and hope to heal the mind.

  • Madigan earns environmental honors

    Jun 26, 2015

    The green efforts of Madigan Army Medical Center earned it the honor of being awarded the Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award in May.

  • Kenner Army Health Clinic welcomes new commander

    Jun 25, 2015

    Members of the Kenner Army Health Clinic Honor Guard post the colors June 19, 2015, during a change of command ceremony at Wylie Hall, Fort Lee, Virginia. Lt. Col. Brett H. Venable assumes command of Kenner Army Health Clinic from outgoing Commander, Col. Thomas S. Bundt

  • Remember to stay hydrated

    Jun 25, 2015

    Water makes up more than half of your body weight. You lose water each day when you go to the bathroom, sweat, and even when you breathe. You lose water even faster when the weather is really hot, or when you are physically active. Kenner reminds eveyone of the need to replace the water you lose, or you risk the potential of becoming dehydrated.

  • FDA clears new traumatic brain injury assessment device

    Jun 25, 2015

    A new handheld medical device for analyzing brain injuries has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA. In May 2015, the Ahead 200 was cleared by the FDA to help clinicians assess mildly-presenting head trauma patients.

  • Fireworks now legal in Georgia, remain prohibited on post

    Jun 25, 2015

    Although the use of fireworks on Fort Gordon remains prohibited, as of July 1, certain fireworks are now legal in the state of Georgia. Legal fireworks include sparklers and similar non-explosive fireworks. The sale and use of most types of fireworks, including firecrackers, skyrockets and cherry bombs, are still illegal in Georgia and punishable by a maximum fine of up to $1,000 and up to one year in jail.

  • Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center becomes tobacco-free medical campus

    Jun 25, 2015

    In a move to demonstrate its commitment to promote healthier lifestyles for its beneficiaries, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center will implement a tobacco-free policy for the hospital and all outlying clinics and facilities.

  • Lyster encourages adults, children to receive immunizations

    Jun 25, 2015

    Army Medicine and Lyster Army Health Clinic is committed to ensuring that every Soldier, Family member, DA civilian, health care provider, and retiree receives the vaccines he or she needs to stay healthy.

  • Operating Room Soldiers test teambuilding skills

    Jun 24, 2015

    Soldiers from Keller Army Community Hospital's Operating Room participated in the Leaders' Reaction Course (LRC) June 13.

  • Fort Gordon Warrior Transition Battalion welcomes new commander

    Jun 24, 2015

    The Fort Gordon Warrior Transition Battalion said farewell to its outgoing commander, Lt. Col Denise Walker, and welcomed its newest leader Lt. Col. Eugene Maxwell, in a change of command ceremony on June 19, 2015, at the Fort Gordon Reserve Center.

  • Humanitarian assistance projects provide disaster relief in Nepal

    Jun 24, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently completed two humanitarian assistance construction projects that are now providing critical support services to the population of Kathmandu, Nepal, in the wake of the deadly earthquakes that struck in April and May.

  • Winn Army Community Hospital recognized with Safety Star

    Jun 24, 2015

    During a special ceremony June 24th, Winn Army Community Hospital, United States Army Medical Activity (MEDDAC), Fort Stewart, Ga., was recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for superior excellence in health and worker safety and awarded the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Status; designating the base as a Star site within the Department of Defense (DoD).

  • Faith transforms amputee

    Jun 24, 2015

    "I must have been a bit confused at first," said medically retired U.S. Army Spc. Haywood Range, a competitor in the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games, as he described the first moments of alertness after the rollover incident that caused him to lose a limb.

  • Booking appointments at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center

    Jun 24, 2015

    How to book appointments at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center and what you should expect as a beneficiary.

  • Eisenhower Army Medical Center goes Tobacco Free

    Jun 24, 2015

    The Eisenhower Army Medical Center will become a tobacco free facility on June 30, 2015, in order to encourage healthier choices and protect those working in and receiving care at the medical center. The new policy applies to all employees, patients, and visitors and bans the use of all nicotine products, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco, chewing tobacco, and electronic cigarettes, on the EAMC Campus and outlying buildings.

  • Sharing smiles: Red Cross volunteers receive thanks

    Jun 23, 2015

    The American Red Cross honored Fort Bragg ARC volunteers for their service at an appreciation luncheon at the Fort Bragg Conference and Catering Center, June 16.

  • Trauma registry yields significant increase in traumatic injury survival rates

    Jun 23, 2015

    Trauma care, within the Department of Defense, is a continuous and enduring mission in peacetime or wartime. Recent improvements in the delivery of trauma care in-theater have resulted in a case fatality rate of less than 10 percent.

  • Army civilian hopes life-saving actions raise awareness, increase participation

    Jun 23, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- A packaging specialist here recently received a Commander's Award for Public Service for frequently giving the gift of life.

  • Lifesaving under stress: New York Army National Guard Soldiers learn combat aid under pressure

    Jun 23, 2015

    The medic was yelling. "What are you waiting for?" Sgt. Michael Madison bellowed. "This soldier is bleeding out! What's taking so long?" Madison, a medic with the 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters Support Company, and a Hudson, New York, resident, was yelling at soldiers during the last day of their combat lifesaver course. The course trained soldiers to give medical aid during combat. To pass, soldiers must give aid to a mock victim as Madison yelled at them. "If he dies, you will have to take his daughter down the aisle, and everyone will know he won't be there for his daughter because you let him die!" Madison yelled. "Do you want that on your conscience?"

  • Surgeon General showcases Army Medicine for Civilian Aides to Secretary of the Army

    Jun 23, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, the Army surgeon general, hosted a group of Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston June 16-17 to discuss the role Army Medicine plays and how it affects the lives of Soldiers, veterans, retirees and their families.

  • Team Army Continues Winning Ways in Wheelchair Basketball

    Jun 22, 2015

    The Team Army wheelchair basketball team closed out its first day at the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games by beating the team from the United Kingdom, 31-23. The competition at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, was held on June 20.

  • Team Army Rebounds Against Special Operations Command in DoD Warrior Games

    Jun 22, 2015

    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. -- The Team Army wheelchair basketball team showed its resilience by beating Special Operations Command, 39-22, in their fourth game at the 2015 DoD Warrior Games. Saturday's games determine seeding for the final tournament. The competition at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, was held on June 20.

  • WRMC joins veterans, Korean communities commemorating 65 years of partnership

    Jun 22, 2015

    More than 300 people from the local veteran, military and Korean communities turned out Saturday, June 20, here to recognize the beginning of a long and enduring relationship between two countries.

  • Eisenhower graduates Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

    Jun 22, 2015

    The Eisenhower Army Medical Center held a graduation ceremony for the U.S. Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing on June 19, at the medical center.

  • Eisenhower Army Medical Center passes Joint Commission Inspection

    Jun 22, 2015

    The Eisenhower Army Medical Center successfully completed an unannounced Joint Commission reaccreditation survey on June 12.

  • Army Wheelchair Team drops game to Marines at DoD Warrior Games

    Jun 20, 2015

    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. -- Team Army ran into a roadblock falling to the Marines 52-30 in wheelchair basketball at the 2015 DoD Warrior Games. Today's games determine seeding for the final tournament. The competition at Marine Corps Base Quantico was held on June 20.

  • Physical therapists part of interdisciplinary team helping DOD Warrior Games athletes

    Jun 19, 2015

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The athletes and coaches have arrived. Team Army is ready for the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games, and by their side is a robust team of support staff, including physical therapists.

  • Archery propels Army reservist towards successful life trajectory

    Jun 19, 2015

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote "Nothing external to you has any power over you." It's a lesson in personal growth that Capt. Joe Colón Jr., parachute rigger out of Fort Bragg and archery finalist in the June 19-29 Warrior Games, learned bit by bit over the course of transitioning after a jump injury.

  • Future of 68W'S, educated and ready

    Jun 19, 2015

    Seven 68W Combat Medics graduated from the new Advanced Emergency Medical Technician course that is currently being conducted at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center June 4. The program is one of only two U.S. Army installations that are currently offering the course.

  • EFMP enrollment vital to family readiness

    Jun 18, 2015

    Military Families with a special needs Family member, also known as an Exceptional Family Member (EFM), often require additional help in meeting the EFM's needs. To support Families with special needs at Fort Lee, Virginia, Kenner Army Health Clinic offers a comprehensive, coordinated, multi-agency program that provides community support, housing, medical, educational, and personnel services to military Families with an EFM.

  • SMDC Command Surgeon Office serves community

    Jun 18, 2015

    SMDC Command Surgeon Office serves community

  • Cox targets gold during Warrior Game

    Jun 18, 2015

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Army Spc. Laurel Cox often describes herself as a free spirit, but a few minutes with her, and her self-description seems anything but that.

  • Medical graduates urged to train outside comfort zone

    Jun 17, 2015

    To continue pursuing a self-directed medical education and to acquire knowledge and training outside their comfort zone was the advice given to the William Beaumont Army Medical Center's Graduate Medical Education Class by Dr. (Col.) Philip J. Belmont, orthopedic surgery consultant to the U.S. Army Surgeon General, during their graduation ceremony here Saturday.

  • Three head east in search of gold at Quantico

    Jun 16, 2015

    Three Soldiers from the Fort Carson Warrior Transition Battalion have headed east in search of gold during the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games. The Warrior Games showcases the skills and celebrates the triumphs and personal courage of 270 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans from all military branches and our partners in the British Armed Forces. The games are being held June 18 to 28 at Marines Corps Base Quantico, Vir.

  • Kentucky Medics train for Afghanistan

    Jun 16, 2015

    NORTH FORT HOOD, Texas -- A female Soldier sits on a bench along the inside of a green Army ambulance. Even though it's mid-day, it is almost pitch black in the confined space of the ambulance.

  • Medical research unit leaving Europe

    Jun 15, 2015

    The U.S. Army's premier medical research unit for behavioral health in Europe is relocating to Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wash., effective June 30.