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  • Special Guest Visits TAMC

    Feb 11, 2015

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

  • Medical conference emphasizes prevention

    Feb 10, 2015

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

  • Presidents Day Holiday Safety Message 2015

    Feb 10, 2015

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

  • Medical Division employees receive kudos from customer

    Feb 10, 2015

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

  • ASBP recognizes donors for giving the gift of life

    Feb 10, 2015

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

  • Army launches weight loss trial program for adult dependents

    Feb 9, 2015

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

  • Medics train for confidence

    Feb 9, 2015

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

  • Bebarta Named Geneva Foundation Researcher of the Year

    Feb 9, 2015

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

  • Epidemiology, Biostatistics: A Change in Culture at USAISR

    Feb 9, 2015

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

  • Burn Survivor Expresses Gratitude to Burn Center Staff

    Feb 9, 2015

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

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

    Feb 9, 2015

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

  • Annual event honors military's African-American leaders

    Feb 8, 2015

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

  • 688 RPOE Soldier Spearheads Eustis Bone Marrow Drive

    Feb 6, 2015

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

  • TAMC Soldiers compete to be the Best Warrior

    Feb 6, 2015

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

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

    Feb 5, 2015

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

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

    Feb 5, 2015

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

  • SHARP Resource Center opens at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Feb 5, 2015

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

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

    Feb 5, 2015

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

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

    Feb 5, 2015

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

  • $1 million study to focus on chronic pain

    Feb 5, 2015

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

  • Smith Elementary focuses on personal health

    Feb 4, 2015

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

  • High school students experience Army Medicine

    Feb 4, 2015

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

  • Happy 114th anniversary!

    Feb 3, 2015

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

  • Virginia Guard Soldiers demonstrate medical skills during Warrior Exercise

    Feb 2, 2015

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

  • Commander's secretary reflects on 60-year career

    Feb 2, 2015

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

  • Will you make it past February 18?

    Feb 2, 2015

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

  • Show your heart some love

    Feb 2, 2015

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

  • February 19 is Great American Spit Out

    Feb 2, 2015

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

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

    Feb 2, 2015

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

  • Baby Fair delivers education, confidence to new parents

    Feb 2, 2015

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

  • Blanchfield hospital earns prestigious Star Award

    Feb 2, 2015

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

  • MCAHC celebrates 114th Army Nurse Corps Birthday

    Feb 2, 2015

    Army Nurse Corps celebrates 114th Birthday

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

    Jan 30, 2015

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

  • USAMMDA Weighs in on Healthy Living

    Jan 30, 2015

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

  • Beaumont Soldier honored as Army's top pharmacy tech

    Jan 30, 2015

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

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

    Jan 30, 2015

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

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

    Jan 29, 2015

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

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

    Jan 29, 2015

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

  • WTB to host Warrior Games Regional Trial

    Jan 29, 2015

  • US Army Europe's Medical Battalion Welcomes French Lieutenant

    Jan 28, 2015

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

  • Remote Soldiers come to post for Soldier review

    Jan 28, 2015

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

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

    Jan 28, 2015

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

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

    Jan 28, 2015

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

  • Learning critical care

    Jan 27, 2015

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

  • Patient shuttle makes cents for military medicine

    Jan 27, 2015

    Three months after it began making eight runs a day between Naval Hospital Bremerton and Madigan Army Medical Center, a patient shuttle between the two military treatment facilities keeps gaining riders, saving money for the military health system and benefiting patients.

  • Womack Army Medical Center, Naval Hospital Camp LeJeune partner to provide pediatric cardiology care

    Jan 26, 2015

    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- The care of many Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune (NHCL) patients begins in the womb. The hospital delivers approximately 2,000 babies each year which may be a significant number in the area. The growing number of service and family members continue to climb in the coastal geographical region. As those numbers rise, the access to specialty care becomes greater.

  • Personal account highlights importance of the upcoming Pacific Regional Campaign Strategy

    Jan 26, 2015

    Lt. Col. George Corbari, U.S. Army Pacific Command shares his personal experiences with Army Medicine at the Pacific Regional Medical Command Strategic Offsite held at Ft. Shafter, Hawaii, Jan. 20-21, 2015.

  • USAMMDA weighs in on healthy living

    Jan 23, 2015

    Employees at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity decided to challenge themselves over the holidays and hold a competition to maintain or lose weight.

  • Pacific Army Medicine Support Plan Strategic Offsite

    Jan 23, 2015

    Pacific Regional Medical Command hosts its 2015 Strategic Offsite on Ft. Shafter, Hawaii, regarding the Pacific Army Medicine Campaign Support Plan to transform PRMC to a "Medical" Theater Enabling Command in Support of United States Army Pacific, Jan. 20-21, 2015.

  • Accidents down in first quarter 2015

    Jan 23, 2015

    Accidental Soldier fatalities were down 8 percent at the close of the first quarter of fiscal 2015, continuing the downward trend that culminated in the Army's safest year on record during 2014.

  • Final Flight

    Jan 23, 2015

    The 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division take one final flight on the Kiowa Warrior helicopters. A ceremony was held for the departing unit that will be conducting an operational depoloyment in Korea.

  • Campbell Receives ACHE Regent's Award

    Jan 23, 2015

    San Antonio -- Former Brooke Army Medical Center Commander Col. Kyle D. Campbell, Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, received the American College of Healthcare Executives Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent's Award Jan. 9, 2015.

  • Bringing the Dining Facility to the Soldier in Training: How They Do It in Korea

    Jan 22, 2015

    The Performance Triad--with its emphasis on adequate sleep, increased activity, and proper nutrition--is the right tool to enhance personal performance of Soldiers. But what do Soldiers do to stay properly fueled when training takes them away from the dining facility, and they have to grab food on the run?

  • New plans help define life after cancer

    Jan 22, 2015

    Cancer patients can now expect to receive an even clearer understanding of their follow-up care plan at Madigan Army Medical Center, thanks to a new cancer survivorship program started here in January. Madigan's Cancer Committee is creating standardized follow-up care plans for types of cancers treated here to help patients remain in the best possible health after they complete their cancer treatment.

  • TAMC Holds Women's Health Fair

    Jan 22, 2015

    Tripler Army Medical Center's (TAMC) Public Health Nursing held a Women's Health Fair in the Oceanside front lobby where patients and staff were able to ask questions and receive information on Jan. 22, 2015.

  • Maj. Gen. Keenan visits the Pacific Regional Medical Command

    Jan 22, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Jimmie Keenan, United States Army Medical Command, Deputy Commanding General-Operations, pays a site visit to the Pacific Regional Medical Command's Headquarters to discuss PRMC's upcoming tranformation to the Regional Health Command-Pacific, Jan. 22-23, 2015.

  • Altitude App Prepped for Nett Warrior

    Jan 20, 2015

    The Medical Support Systems Project Management Office, in support of the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity, is spearheading efforts to add the Altitude Readiness Management System application, known as ARMS, to Nett Warrior, making it the first externally-developed app to be added to the situational awareness and mission command system. Thanks in part to work by MSS PMO, mission planners will have the power of more than 20 years' worth of statistical research on acute mountain sickness at their fingertips.

  • Fort Hood shooting victim seeks to inspire others

    Jan 20, 2015

    An Army officer, who was severely wounded in a shooting at Fort Hood last year, is using his near-death experience to give others a new lease on life.

  • NASA, USAARL crash helicopter to improve safety

    Jan 20, 2015

    Engineers and scientists from 14 government agencies recently crashed a former Marine CH-46 helicopter airframe at NASA Langley's Landing and Impact Research Facility in Hampton, Va.

  • Counterinsurgency expert visits Fort Detrick to share lessons of modern warfare

    Jan 20, 2015

    Seated at a small table within the offices of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's, USAMRMC, Combat Casualty Care Research Program, Dr. John Nagl nodded his head in silence as he listened to stories about the future.

  • Army Medic Cited for Keeping Cool

    Jan 20, 2015

    MEDDAC Medic SPC Joshua I. Emmick was the recipient of the Army Commendation Medal at a ceremony Jan. 9, 2015 by acting MEDDAC Commander COL Robin Adams-Massenburg for his actions while serving as a surgery technician during a recent rare emergent operation at Winn ACH.

  • Fort Gordon Pharmacy offering electronic prescriptions

    Jan 20, 2015

    The Eisenhower Army Medical Center (EAMC) Pharmacy is now able to receive electronic prescriptions from healthcare providers so that you can receive faster service when picking up your prescriptions and reduce the number of prescription errors caused by paper prescriptions.

  • Volunteer awareness and community outreach day at EAMC

    Jan 20, 2015

    A volunteer awareness and community outreach day was held at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center on January 20, 2015 to observe Dr. King's birthday and celebrate his life of action.

  • Trauma junkies: Army medics going beyond the battlefield

    Jan 19, 2015

    The Sapper Advanced Tactical Medical Course is 18 days long and goes far beyond the standard Army medics training. It combines five different medical certifications into one curriculum. It's the only advanced medical course of its kind (outside of the Special Operations Command) across the entire Department of Defense.

  • Fort Stewart Experiences Unique Birth

    Jan 16, 2015

    Rushed, often unexpectedly early baby deliveries are not something new to any hospital. In most cases though, at least the mother makes it inside the building before giving birth. That wasn't quite the case at Fort Stewart, Georgia's Winn Army Community Hospital in the early morning hours of Jan. 15.

  • DCGS-A supports 101st global efforts to contain spread of Ebola

    Jan 16, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, AZ -- The Army's primary intelligence weapon system is supporting the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), deployed as the headquarters unit for the military mission in Liberia to help contain, track and stop the spread of Ebola in support of Operation United Assistance.

  • Vet services extend beyond pets

    Jan 16, 2015

    Army veterinarians and veterinary technicians work behind the scenes every day to make sure that the Army's canine and feline population receives proper care.

  • RWBAHC to adopt new nicotine use policy effective March 1

    Jan 16, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - On March 1, a new smoke-free and nicotine use policy will become effective for all Medical Command medical, dental, Soldier and veterinary clinics throughout Fort Huachuca.

  • First women to attend Ranger Course

    Jan 16, 2015

    The Army announced Jan. 15 that female Soldiers will be allowed, for the first time, to attend the Army's Ranger Course and possibly earn the coveted Ranger tab.

  • Warrior Transition Brigade leadership changes hands

    Jan 16, 2015

    Naval Support Activity-Bethesda, Md.--In a gymnasium filled with Soldiers, Family, civilians and friends, Col. Dana S. Tankins said farewell to the unit he led for nearly two years when he relinquished the Warrior Transition Brigade-National Capital Region flag to Brig. Gen. Robert D. Tenhet, Northern Regional Medical Command commanding general, during a change of command ceremony January 15.

  • Army colonel raises suicide awareness from green to blue

    Jan 16, 2015

    Service members stationed throughout Pearl Harbor joined Lt. Col. George Corbari, strategic plans and policy officer at U.S. Army Pacific, or USARPAC, for a suicide awareness presentation at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Memorial Chapel, Jan. 14.

  • Troops receive surprise visit from actor Bradley Cooper during movie preview

    Jan 16, 2015

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Service members and patients from Brooke Army Medical Center got a surprise visit from Academy Award-nominated actor Bradley Cooper Jan. 14.

  • Brig. Gen. Sargent conducts staff visit to Japan

    Jan 16, 2015

    Medical Department Activity-Japan (MEDDAC-J) hosted Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, Commanding General of Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) and Chief of the Medical Service Corps for a staff visit to Japan from Jan. 12-15, 2015

  • Biosensors: Lab seeks to replace antibodies

    Jan 15, 2015

    Just as the human immune system deploys antibodies to destroy bacteria that have infiltrated the body to cause harm, Army scientists may deploy biosensors to detect harmful microorganisms.

  • Students take on video project promoting System for Health

    Jan 15, 2015

    -- Department of Defense Dependent Schools students from across Europe recently participated in a project that let them express their creativity while also helping promote U.S. Army Medical Command's System for Health and Performance Triad programs.

  • Anesthesiologists keep soldiers safe in Afghanistan

    Jan 15, 2015

    Since 2006, anesthesiologists from the U.S., Australia, the Netherlands and Canada have been a constant force at the NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit on Kandahar, Airfield. Today, a team of three U.S. Navy physician anesthesiologists carry on the mission of providing "The Best Care, Anywhere" - the hospital's standing motto.

  • Time critical when coping with matters of the heart

    Jan 15, 2015

    A General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital performance improvement project has shaved valuable minutes off the helicopter evacuation time needed to transfer patients identified as having heart attacks to a facility for specialized treatment.

  • Stepping Up the Performance Triad

    Jan 15, 2015

    It's time for Soldiers to step it up with the Performance Triad goals. Literally. During FY 2014, the Performance Triad Pilot Program was conducted in three separate active-duty battalions. The data from the pilot program provided a picture of the sleep, activity, and nutrition behaviors of Soldiers in the pilot at baseline and throughout the six-month program.

  • Honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Jan 15, 2015

    On January 19, 2015, we will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. -- a champion for the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent behavior. Dr. King's dream of equality, opportunity and justice, coupled with his contributions to the American civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s, significantly impacted our American way of life. The freedoms he exercised, represented and sought are many of the same freedoms our Service Members defend today.

  • Becoming a High Reliability Organization: Army Medicine Foundation for Patient Safety

    Jan 14, 2015

    The Army Medical Department also faces the challenges of high-costs; however, chief in the mind of Lt. Gen Patricia Horoho, The Surgeon General of the Army, is keeping the confidence of Soldiers, families, and all of America that Army Medicine is the safest and most reliable healthcare organization in the world. "We will not be satisfied until we have zero preventable harm," she said.

  • Telehealth Brings Long Distance Specialists to You

    Jan 13, 2015

    You're stationed in Vicenza, Italy, and need to see a specialist, but he's located at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany. Instead of taking an 11-hour bus for an appointment, LRMC Telehealth can now make it happen without ever leaving home.

  • Looking back: 2014 Year in Review

    Jan 12, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- As the 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum community prepares for another event-filled year, The Mountaineer staff paused to reflect on the people who made headlines during 2104. Following is a brief glimpse back at the events of the year gone by.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Safety Message 2015

    Jan 12, 2015

    Safety message for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

  • TAMC provider finishes 2014 Honolulu Marathon with record time

    Jan 12, 2015

    Just completing a marathon is a significant accomplishment all on its own. Placing in the top of the pack alongside the world's most elite runners, brings the accomplishment to a whole new level. Tripler Army Medical Center's (TAMC) very own provider competed in the 2014 Honolulu Marathon and not only finished the race but did so in record time.

  • McWethy Troop Medical Clinic reopens after $13 million renovation

    Jan 9, 2015

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON -- McWethy Troop Medical Clinic officially reopened with a ribbon cutting ceremony Jan. 6 after the 31,000-square-foot medical clinic underwent a 16-month, $13 million renovation.

  • GEMS Program Provides Gains for Everyone

    Jan 9, 2015

    Applications for the 2015 Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program Near-Peer Mentor and Resource Teacher opportunities with the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command at Fort Detrick have opened for the 10th year at Fort Detrick.

  • Soldiers overcome environmental challenges to fitness in Alaska

    Jan 9, 2015

    Polar bears thrive in Alaska as do Arctic wolves -- particularly the Arctic Wolves of 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team's 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, at Fort Wainwright, near Fairbanks, thanks to the Performance Triad.

  • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers looks to Army ROTC for future partnership

    Jan 9, 2015

    One man's mission to have an impact on the next generation of leaders has led him to view the Army as an opportunity to develop more leaders among the Asian heritage community.

  • Madigan tackling diabetes earlier

    Jan 9, 2015

    Nearly one third of people with diabetes don't even know they have it. That's a statistic that locally Madigan Army Medical Center's Diabetes Care Center hopes to lower, according to Sean Smith, the center's program coordinator.

  • New Year's baby born at Madigan

    Jan 9, 2015

    Don Jr. Browne may have come into the world a bit earlier than expected, but the timing turned out to be just right to be a contender for the first baby born in the South Sound area in the New Year. The 7 pounds, 5 ounces and 20 inches newborn was born at Madigan Army Medical Center a few seconds after midnight on Jan. 1, although the recorded time was rounded up to 12:01 a.m.

  • Soldier gives back to homeland

    Jan 9, 2015

    MEDDAC Soldier and Ghana native son gives back.

  • Japan Medical Joint Planning Group

    Jan 9, 2015

    Medical Department Activity-Japan (MEDDAC-J) and US Army-Japan (USAR-J) hosted the first Medical Joint Planning Group (JPG) from Jan. 5-9, 2015 in order to refine the USAR-J Medical Sustainment plans and annexes to the USAR-J Operational Support Plans (OSP).

  • Medical laboratory leads task force in Liberia

    Jan 8, 2015

    The 1st Area Medical Laboratory is leading a joint task force that is operating six Ebola testing laboratories in Liberia.

  • GLWACH welcomes first baby of 2015

    Jan 8, 2015

    Caleb Boyd made a special appearance at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital on New Year's Day as the first baby born on Fort Leonard Wood in 2015.

  • Demonstrating resilience: increasing mental and physical strength through adaptive reconditioning

    Jan 8, 2015

    Adaptive reconditioning contributes to a successful recovery for Soldiers, whether they are transitioning back to active duty or to civilian life. In fact, Service members who participate in adaptive sports are likely to reap a variety of benefits, which include but are not limited to less stress, reduction of dependency of pain and depression medication, building relationships with others, and decreasing body weight and fat.

  • 2014: A year-end review of JBM-HH, community partners

    Jan 8, 2015

    American poet and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year." At Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, we have a similar unofficial phrase that reminds us to make the most of each day: "Every day is a great day at JBM-HH." In 2014, JBM-HH saw a number of those great - and notable - days and the Pentagram staff captured a good many of those memorable happenings that made 2014 a great year.

  • Susan Eisenhower visits the Eisenhower Army Medical Center

    Jan 8, 2015

    Susan Elaine Eisenhower, daughter of John Eisenhower and the granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, visited EAMC on Jan. 8, 2015 to view the Eisenhower artifacts and artwork and speak at the Jimmie Dyess Symposium in Augusta, Ga. Eisenhower is a consultant, author, and expert on international security, space policy, energy, and relations between the Russian Federation and the U.S.

  • Fort Knox conducts community listening as Army plans for cutbacks

    Jan 7, 2015

    Representatives from local and Kentucky state governments as well as local community leaders, educators, and citizens, gathered before representatives of the Headquarters Department of the Army to layout their concerns for any further reductions and cutbacks at Fort Knox that might occur as the Army prepares to downsize. They also provided ideas, facts and possible plans for the Army to save money by utilizing more of the installation.

  • US Army Medical Brigade Showcases Tactical Combat Casualty Care to German Army Surgeon General

    Jan 6, 2015

    The 421st Medical Battalion (Multifunctional), 30th Medical Brigade hosted Lt. Gen. Ingo Patschke, the German Army Surgeon General, Brig. Gen. Norvell Coots, the commander of the European Regional Medical Command and command surgeon for U.S. Army Europe, Brig. Gen. Arlan M. Deblieck, the deputy commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, and Col. John Mitchel, the U.S. European Command surgeon general, at the 421st MMB's "Viper Pit" medical training facility on Smith Barracks in Baumholder, Germany Dec. 9.

  • Not your mama's workout

    Jan 6, 2015

    An exercise amateur tries three classes at the Tower Barracks gym