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  • Wounded Warrior uses adaptive sports for change

    May 15, 2015

  • Initiative educates patients on prescription process

    May 14, 2015

    Kenner wants to ensure that everyone's medication reconciliation process is completed to ensure safe care is provided. The clinic has a process in place in which a health care provider reviews with patients the medications they are taking. It includes all prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins and supplements an individual is currently taking along with new medications.

  • Gamberi Regional Medical Hospital opens for service

    May 14, 2015

    The 201st Afghan National Army Corps hosted a ceremony marking the opening of the Gamberi Regional Medical Hospital at Tactical Base Gamberi May 11, 2015.

  • Lyster offers screenings as part of Better Hearing and Speech Month

    May 14, 2015

    Ineffective communication in our lives can sometimes lead to not having our essential needs and wants met. This is why Lyster Army Health Clinic recognizes Better Hearing and Speech Month during the month of May.

  • Parents lead way in healthy childhood eating habits

    May 14, 2015

    Childhood obesity is becoming an increasing concern amongst parents and pediatricians. As children engage in more sedentary activities, the ratio of activity to calories consumed widens and weight gain and unhealthy eating habits creep in to daily routines. Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, the Army Surgeon General and the commanding general for the Army Medical Command, encourages children to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, a sentiment that is reinforced in the Army's Performance Triad program and echoed by Madigan Army Medical Center pediatricians and care providers.

  • Buckeye Reservists share aloha at TAMC

    May 14, 2015

    Ohio's finest deployed to the island of Oahu to conduct Overseas Deployment Training at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) and Schofield Barracks, May 4-14.

  • One year later: 2-2 SCMH 'on leading edge'

    May 14, 2015

    Just one short year after opening its doors, the Soldier Centered Medical Home co-located with Okubo Family Medical Clinic has already made great strides in improving care for its patients -- the Soldiers of 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.

  • PRMC re-launches Facebook page

    May 14, 2015

    Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) has re-launched its Facebook page with an energetic campaign to increase information about the Army's largest geographical medical region.

  • Fort Leonard Wood hospital welcomes top NCO

    May 13, 2015

    Command Sgt. Maj. David Williams assumed responsibility as the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital command sergeant major, replacing outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Tony Williams, May 8.

  • Compound prescription medications - what are they?

    May 13, 2015

    Costs associated with compounded pharmaceutical products have risen dramatically over the last several years. According to a Military Times article published in February 2015, The Department of Defense (DoD) spent $746 million in 2014, up from $259 million in 2013.1 The article references DoD provided data indicating that DoD expenditures for compounded prescriptions amount to $6 million per day.1

  • 5 Years Later, She's 'The Match'

    May 12, 2015

    Imagine spitting in a cup. Now imagine someone calling you five years later to tell you that you can change a life because of that one simple action. For Terri Arranz, a human resources specialist in Army Contracting Command's Deputy Chief of Staff, Human Capital G-1, that process came true this spring.

  • MEDCOM announces winners of 2015 Best Warrior Competition

    May 12, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) announced the winners of the 2015 Best Warrior Competition during an award ceremony held at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, May 8. MEDCOM's chief enlisted officer, Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald Ecker extended congratulations to Sgt. Felipe Montoya, Dental Command (Noncommissioned Officer of the Year) and Spc. Jordan Mejia, Western Regional Medical Command (Soldier of the Year).

  • PRMC Commander visits Schofield Barracks Medical Simulations Training Center

    May 12, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, Commander, Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) conducted a site visit of the Schofield Barracks Medical Simulations Training Center (MSTC) May 7, 2015 to provide guidance and motivation to the administrative and training staff that serve military emergency response and healthcare professionals in Hawaii.

  • DOD, VA training aims to share lessons learned in amputee care

    May 11, 2015

    Healthcare providers from Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs facilities across the world will gather here next week for a joint training symposium focused on the latest innovations in amputee care.

  • GLWACH welcomes new Command Sergeant Major

    May 11, 2015

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Williams assumed responsibility as the new General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital Command Sergeant Major, replacing outgoing Hospital Command Sgt. Maj. Tony Williams, Friday. Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Williams comes to Fort Leonard Wood from the Southern Regional Medical Command at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, as outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Tony Williams heads to Germany. Hospital Commander, Col. Peter Nielsen, welcomed the new Command Sergeant Major and assured him that this was going to be a great tour for him and his family. "This is an outstanding hospital--the best hospital in the AMEDD," Nielsen said. "Thank you very much for what I know you're going to do on behalf of our staff, our patients and our community." Command Sgt. Maj. Tony Williams spoke about his life's journey and what this assignment has meant to him. "First, I want to thank God because he has taken me from a little kid back in Alabama and New Orleans to the pinnacle and one of the best jobs I've had in the Army," said Command Sgt. Maj. Tony Williams. "One of the things I will miss about this special place are the relationships that I have gained over the last 22 months," Williams said. "I cherish the relationships and comraderies I've gained throughout the hospital and the community. They have become priceless to me and my family." During his time at GLWACH, Williams saw many new first-time services initiated here such as the first civilian/military Electronic Intensive Care Unit established in an MTF, and the first ever VA inpatient sharing agreement with the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veteran's Hospital to provide local veterans with healthcare closer to their homes. "What great lengths our staff goes through daily to take great care of our nation's sons, daughters, family members and retirees. What a great team of teams we have. I am humbled to have been a part of this impressive team," Williams said. Several exclusive GLWACH-only services initiated by staff members have advanced medical practices within both Army and civilian medicine alike such as the "Stemi hot load" cardiac patient transport procedure which ultimately saved the lives of five patients during the first few months since the procedure went live. "So, what makes GLWACH so great?" asked Williams. "It is truly about the people. I can unequivocally say that it is the Soldiers and civilians who roll up their sleeves every day and make magic happen." People will forget what you say and what you did but people will never forget how you made them feel, Williams said. "I look out over the crowd and I see faces. Faces that greeted me every morning with a bright smile and a warm hello as I walked throughout the facility, Fort Leonard Wood, and the civilian community on a daily basis. You in the audience are what makes this place so special to my family," Williams said. Incoming Command Sgt. Maj. David Williams remarked that it was both a privilege and an honor to be selected for his new position here. "As the Army and Army Medicine transforms, I will ensure that our beneficiaries and the local community receive the highest quality healthcare possible. That's my pledge to you, Fort Leonard Wood Community," said Command Sgt. Maj. David Williams. "I pledge to the Soldiers these things: their ultimate welfare, training, development and mentorship." "These are both fine, outstanding Sergeants Major," Nielsen said. "This is a bitter-sweet day." (Editor's note: John Brooks is the marketing and public affairs officer at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital)

  • 2015 Alamo Federal Executive Board Winners

    May 11, 2015

    Several Army Medicine employees were recognized by the Alamo Federal Executive Board recently for their accomplishments and achievements during the 2015 Federal Recognition Awards ceremony held at the Schertz Civic Center in Schertz, Texas.

  • PRMC former Chief of Staff retires after 30 years of service

    May 11, 2015

    The Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) holds a retirement ceremony for former PRMC Chief of Staff, Col. Lawrence B. Connell, Deputy Chief, Operations, Joint Cyber Center at the Battleship Missouri Memorial in Honolulu, Hawaii, May 8, 2015, after thirty years of service.

  • Citizen safety Soldier

    May 10, 2015

    Pfc. Justin Barker wants safety procedures from the Army's Wheeled Vehicle Recovery Course implemented at his civilian workplace. The Reserve Soldier is a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic assigned to 319th Quartermaster Battalion, Twinsburg, Ohio, and he's a tow truck operator as a civilian. He attended the WVRC at Regional Training Site - Maintenance Fort Devens Mass., April, 2015.

  • Are We Addicted to Food?

    May 8, 2015

    Are Americans addicted to food? America's weight problem is likely due to a number of factors, one of which is our relationship with food.

  • Building Partnerships for Soldier Transition, DoD Warrior Games, and Beyond

    May 8, 2015

    Representatives of military service organizations (MSO) and veterans service organizations (VSO) were invited to Fort Belvoir on May 4 for a tour of facilities and services that are available to Soldiers in Transition. The invitation from the Warrior Transition Brigade-National Capital Region aimed to seek additional strategic opportunities to "establish a community of support."

  • "Move to Health": Army Medicine Empowers the Patient

    May 8, 2015

    To help individuals change their life habits, Army Medicine aims to provide clinic personnel with additional tools to engage Solders and their Families and guide them to permanent changes in sleep, nutrition, and exercise habits. The U.S. Army Medical Command has deployed "Move to Health", a professional development program designed to aid clinical personnel and clinic staff.

  • 80th Training Command HQ observes National Day of Prayer

    May 8, 2015

    Richmond, VA. (May 8, 2015) -- The 80th Training Command Chaplain's Office hosted a prayer breakfast to celebrate the national day of prayer at the U.S. Defense Supply Center Richmond Va., May 7, 2015. Chaplain (Col.) David L. Waters Sr., U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command chaplain, delivered the sermon to an audience made up of Soldiers and civilians from the 80th TC and the Defense Supply Center.

  • Women urged to get checkups

    May 7, 2015

    Natioinal Women's Health Week is a great time to remind women about the importance of preventive health screenings to help them take steps for longer, healthier, happier lives.

  • Lyster hosts event focused on women's health

    May 7, 2015

    Lyster Army Health Clinic will host a women's health event Monday, May 11 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Lifespace Center area. The event is part of National Women's Health Week, May 10 through 16.

  • WBAMC surgeon wins international Top Gun competition

    May 7, 2015

    Dr. (Capt.) Gregory Pierce, a fourth year surgical resident at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, took first in the Top Gun Laparoscopic Skills competition at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons conference held at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, April 15-18.

  • US Army Europe's Combat Support Hospital Honors Month of the Military Child

    May 7, 2015

    By Capt. Daniel Boone and Capt. Mary Andrea Ugaddan 212th CSH Public Affairs MIESAU, Germany - 400 Family Members and Soldiers converged at the Live Surgical Exercise training site on Miesau Ammo Depot as the 212th Combat Support Hospital opened its gates to welcome children and spouses to a Family Day April 19 in celebration of the Month of the Military Child.

  • Vets conduct 1st field hospital, lab exercises

    May 7, 2015

    The 438th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Services) medical teams practiced real-world procedures and scenarios as well as food inspection during an exercise on Fort Carson April 27-29, 2015.

  • Resiliency key to speaker's fate

    May 7, 2015

    The 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade welcomed inspirational speaker Jared Estes on April 24. Estes told Soldiers his story of resilience and overcoming tragedy.

  • Patient-centered care in NCR top priority

    May 7, 2015

    Medical professionals gathered at the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Community Center April 28 to discuss quality and patient-centered care during the National Capital Region Quality Conference: Perfecting Patient Care.

  • SAUSHEC Research Day highlights research accomplishments in variety of medical specialties

    May 6, 2015

    San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium held its annual Research Day April 23 at San Antonio Military Medical Center. Army and Air Force residents and fellows from SAMMC and Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center participated in presentations highlighting their original research in their specialties of study.

  • BAMC Soldiers to compete at 2015 DOD Warrior Games

    May 6, 2015

    Five current or former Brooke Army Medical Center Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers will compete at the Department of Defense Warrior Games June 19-28 at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. The Soldiers selected for the Army Team are 1st Lt. Kelly Elmlinger, Sgt 1st Class Katie Kuiper, retired Staff Sgt. Eric Pardo, retired Sgt. Bethany Stewart and Sgt. 1st Class Michael Smith.

  • 5th AR battalion provides medical training

    May 6, 2015

    MCGREGOR RANGE, New Mexico -- Division West's 5th Armored Brigade incorporated medical evacuation support and medical treatment into a culminating training exercise for Louisiana Army National Guard's 1023rd Engineer Company in preparation for their deployment to Afghanistan. The 2nd Battalion, 290th Training Support Regiment, provided the training in the previous days leading up to the CTE.

  • Puget Sound Military Health System officer delivers keynote speech at Tacoma award ceremony

    May 6, 2015

    A service member injured in combat today has a greater than 90 percent survival rate, a Puget Sound Military Health System officer recently shared with community members. "This success is no accident -- it is directly attributable to the service and sacrifice of our dedicated uniform and civilian professionals. And it is directly attributable to the leadership in military medicine," said Navy Capt. James Thralls, Puget Sound MHS chief operating officer, during a keynote speech about leadership at the Howard O. Scott Citizen-Service Member of the Year Award Ceremony in late April.

  • Team hits road to promote holistic medicine

    May 5, 2015

    Tai Chi, breathing techniques and mindful eating are among exercises that medical professionals will take part in during a 2.5-day class scheduled for Army clinics across the country.

  • Patriot Brigade Blood Drive

    May 5, 2015

    Fort Polk, La.-- Patriots from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, give blood during the Patriot Brigade Blood Drive, May 5, 2015. (Photos by U.S. Army Spc. Anri G. Baril, 3rd BCT, 10th Mtn. Div., Public Affairs)

  • Delegation of Ansbach Klinikum gets first-hand look at clinic under construction

    May 4, 2015

    A delegation of five doctors from the Ansbach Klinikum and their U.S. Army counterparts conducted a walk through the future Health and Dental Clinic currently being built at Urlas.

  • Going beyond quality care

    May 4, 2015

    Janet Wait has had the cards stacked against her since birth. She was born with cerebral palsy, syphilis, gonorrhea and other diseases. Her spine was closer to cartilage than bone and required her to get metal rods placed in her back for stabilization and to enable her lungs to fill with air. Even then, she could only breathe using a trachea tube. She was blind and deaf. She would require around the clock care in order to survive.

  • 94th Training Division Soldiers, special friend run to honor the fallen

    May 3, 2015

    Fort Lee, Va. (May 3, 2015) -- Jean Matthews joined approximately 45 Reserve Soldiers from the 94th Training Division's headquarters company, along with Active Duty Soldiers and civilians from Fort Lee and surrounding areas, to participate in the "Run for the Fallen" in honor of those who've made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation's freedom. Mathews ran in memory of her late husband, Master Sgt. Joe Mathews, one of four Soldiers the 94th has lost within the last five years.

  • 80th Training Command familiarizes new leaders with The Army School System

    May 3, 2015

    After spending a week attending The Army School System Leader Course hosted by the 80th Training Command, Sgt. 1st Class Howard Dennis, who has spent the majority of his Army career in the operational and functional environment, said the class has given him a better understanding of TASS. The course, conducted quarterly, familiarizes leaders who transfer from the operational and functional environment with TASS policies and procedures in accordance with U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Regulation 350-18.

  • 557th Medical Company (Area Support) medics provide first responder training for Bulgarian soldiers

    May 1, 2015

    The 557th Medical Company, 421st Medical Battalion, 30th Medical Brigade conducted a first responder course from March 24-26 2015 at Vasil Levski National Military University, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria to prepare Bulgarian land forces for a deployment to support Operation Resolute.

  • Europe's veterinary partnership initiated

    May 1, 2015

    By Maj. Jodi Sangster On Feb. 27, 2015, service members from the 64th Medical Detachment, based in Baumholder, Germany, began a partnership with Public Health Command District Northern Europe to provide veterinary clinical and technical support to operations at Dog Center Europe, the flagship veterinary facility of the district, at Pulaski Barracks.

  • US Army Europe's Combat Support Hospital exercises medic readiness, proficiency and interoperability

    May 1, 2015

    The 212th Combat Support Hospital validated its readiness, proficiency and interoperability during a live surgical exercise April 13 - 24 at Miesau Ammo Depot.

  • APG SHARP Resource Center hosts ribbon cutting ceremony

    May 1, 2015

    Aberdeen Proving Ground's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention, or SHARP, Resource Center officially opened its doors during a ribbon cutting ceremony conducted on April 15.

  • What's the state of your air?

    May 1, 2015

    May is "Clean Air Month."

  • Make small changes to fit exercise into your day

    May 1, 2015

    May is National Physical Fitness and Activity Month

  • Madigan spotlights its best research

    May 1, 2015

    The best of the latest Madigan Army Medical Center research got some time in the spotlight here on April 24 as Madigan residents, fellows and staff members presented their research findings to their peers as well as to academic and industry collaborators.

  • Nurses Week celebrates caregivers' multi-faceted role

    Apr 30, 2015

    National Nurses Week is an opporunity for the nation to say thank you to nurses for their dedication and passion to thier multi-faceted role in health care.

  • 10th CAB psychologist earns board certification

    Apr 30, 2015

    Capt. Stacy A. Krauss, behavioral health officer and clinical psychologist with 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, recently became one of three military psychologists on Fort Drum to obtain certification through the American Board of Professional Psychology.

  • New breastfeeding room born at GLWACH

    Apr 30, 2015

    A new breastfeeding room for moms opened at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital following a ribbon-cutting ceremony recently. Hospital Commander and Board-Certified Obstetrics & Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Physician, Col. (Dr.) Peter Nielsen, severed the ribbon birthing the new "Serenity Room" located on the 6th floor. Room 612 is designed to be a serene, private space for patients and employees to breastfeed or pump at work. "We have an obligation as an organization that employs women and takes care of women to have a place to breastfeed," said Col. (Dr.) Peter Nielsen, GLWACH's hospital commander. "This is part of that effort."

  • Army Medical Command releases MERCURY, Special Edition on Women's Health

    Apr 30, 2015

    As part of its Women's Health Month observances, the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) has released the first special edition of MERCURY, its official monthly publication, to report on recent women's health programs and women's health innovations in Army Medicine and across the military health system.

  • Holocaust survivor shares story of survival

    Apr 30, 2015

    Holocaust survivor Halina Yasharoff Peabody brought her story of courage, faith and determination to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall April 24 as the installation observed Holocaust Remembrance Day at the community center on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base.

  • Tactical Training Center-Dix Instructors, students endorse new Army Learning Model

    Apr 29, 2015

    Nearly two years ago, Staff Sgt. Thomas Gambrel attended the Foundation Instructor Facilitator Course designed to have Army Reserve instructors modify their traditional lecture styled teaching method to a more facilitative approach. Now Gambrel says, in 2015 the new standard is paying dividends at Tactical Training Center-Dix where he's an assistant instructor teaching the Army Plumber Course. This teaching style, which implements principles of adult learning is meant for established Soldiers looking to learn an additional Military Occupational Specialty. It reduces instructor-led slide presentations and incorporates students' knowledge, skills, and experiences.

  • Soldiers Train and Compete for Expert Field Medical Badge

    Apr 29, 2015

    Forty-six Soldiers received the Expert Field Medical Badge at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey April 27, culminating the one-week competition organized by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command in collaboration with the Public Health Command and the Northern Regional Medical Command.

  • Rural healthcare really delivers!

    Apr 29, 2015

    The Thomson twins, Carlee and Addie, are one of three sets of healthy twins born here recently at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital. "Twin pregnancies are by definition high-risk, but thorough discussion about what was best for both mothers and children, and close monitoring and supervision, that made it possible for these ladies to deliver vaginally, which was their preference," said Maj. (Dr.) Melissa A. Grant, MD, FACOG, chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at GLWACH. "These three sets of healthy twins highlight the extraordinarily safe, patient-centered care provided here." Practicing in a rural setting does not decrease GLWACH's standard of care and in many ways it improves care by enabling closer attention to patients, Grant said.

  • Surf program helps wounded warriors

    Apr 29, 2015

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- When a Texas-based Soldier found himself hospitalized with serious injuries to almost every part of his body after being struck by a drunk driver in 2014, he had no idea what his future would hold as he tried to pick up the pieces and started down the long road of recovery and adaptation as an injured Soldier.

  • LRMC Rocks Safety Assessment

    Apr 28, 2015

  • DIVWEST nurses attend C.J. Reddy, take top Reserve honors

    Apr 28, 2015

    Falls Church, Virginia -- For the first time in its history, the C.J. Reddy Leadership Conference, the Army Nurse Corps' premiere leadership symposium, was well represented with not one, but two First Army Division West nurses.

  • 80th Training Command logistician earns top honor

    Apr 27, 2015

    Sgt. 1st Class Donya Cox is the supply sergeant that a commander wants on his or her staff. Lt. Col. Gina Gentile, the 80th Training Command (TASS) deputy head of logistics, directed that comment to potential commanders within the ranks of the 80th's headquarters company after presenting Cox with the Honorable Order of St. Martin, bronze medal, during a ceremony in Richmond, Va., April 18, 2015.

  • MSS PMO Personnel Attract Mosquitos in Thailand

    Apr 27, 2015

    Representatives of the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity's Medical Support Systems Project Management Office traveled to Kamphaeng Phet in Thailand in November to evaluate the efficacy of Carbon Dioxide Generator technologies in attracting dengue-vector mosquitos. Jake Fox, MSS PMO product manager for the CDG program, and Dr. Kendra Lawrence, senior scientific consultant for the USAMMDA, spent two weeks evaluating the efficacy and functionality of the CDG systems in partnership with the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences unit in Thailand.

  • Education Key to Fort Hood WTU Soldier's Transitioning Success

    Apr 27, 2015

    An abundance of resources and leadership support at the Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Hood, are helping Soldiers successfully transition. During his time at the WTU, Staff Sgt. Walter Bulter has earned four degrees, including a bachelor's degree.

  • WRMC employees part of MEDCOM Wolf Pack Award-winning team

    Apr 27, 2015

    "No Civilian Corps member left behind," that is how one Western Regional Medical Command employee described the efforts of the U.S. Army Medical Command Warrior Transition Unit Restructuring Project Team. Kimberly Reinbrecht, Civilian Human Resources chief, WRMC; Sgt. Maj. Delvin Lewis, operations sergeant major, WRMC; and Ernest Williams, Warrior Transition Office director, WRMC; were among a team of about 20 Army Medicine professionals from across the United States who collaborated to guide and implement the Fiscal Year 2014 Warrior Care and Transition Program Force Restructure. The award-winning team managed the 2014 inactivation of 14 Warrior Transition Units and Community-Based Warrior Transition Units, the activation 11 Community Care Clinics and deliberately managed continued employment for 50 civilian employees displaced by the inactivation of WTUs.

  • MEDCOM Command Team host medical rountable at Schofield Barracks

    Apr 27, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) and Command Sgt. Major Gerald Ecker, Command Sgt. Major, U.S. Army MEDCOM, hosted a roundtable event with key medical representatives from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, April 24, 2015. Local units/offices represented where: U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks (USAHC-SB), 25th Infantry Division Surgeon's Office, U.S. Army Public Health Command-Pacific (USAPHC-P), and 8th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC). During the roundtable both Horoho and Ecker stressed the importance of medical readiness and the role that MEDCOM plays as stewards, charged with readying the force.

  • Holocaust survivor shares her story to educate others

    Apr 24, 2015

    Brooke Army Medical Center and U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research staff received a rare opportunity April 17 to hear a chilling first-hand account from a Holocaust survivor during an event to commemorate the Holocaust Days of Remembrance.

  • Clinic announces drug take-back drives

    Apr 24, 2015

    Kenner Army Health Clinic will host two Prescription Drug Take-Back drives to address 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.

  • Lyster cooking demo focuses on a healthy heart

    Apr 23, 2015

    On April 17 in the new Lifespace Center at Lyster Army Health Clinic, Lyster rolled out its new cooking demonstration classes, free to anyone interested in learning new, healthy recipes.

  • Congressional staff members, Fort Riley Soldiers interact

    Apr 23, 2015

    Congressional staffers, Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers hit the court with wheelchair basketball.

  • Fort Leonard Wood's WTU among 10 set to close in 2016

    Apr 23, 2015

    Fort Leonard Wood's Warrior Transition Unit, or WTU, is one of 10 scheduled to inactivate next year, according to a U.S. Army announcement April 17.

  • On guard -- Ticks, mosquitoes pose health hazard

    Apr 23, 2015

    What's on the menu? You -- for millions of tiny, crawling airborne creatures trying to "dig in" to your skin.

  • Creative resilience

    Apr 23, 2015

    I love movies. I think that if it wasn't for movies, I would be a different person than I am today. The visceral experience cannot be explained because there are so many moving parts. It would be like trying to explain how the Army works…it just does. But, when it doesn't everyone knows it. Case in point, John Travolta and "Battlefield Earth," but I digress.

  • Health Clinic - Schofield Barracks recognizes provider for patient safety

    Apr 23, 2015

    Maj. Maureen Giorio, 2nd Brigade (BDE) Soldier Centered Medical Home Officer in Charge (OIC), received recognition for identifying the need for an established standardized procedures in regards to the Sole Provider Program, a program aimed at improving patient safety when complex medication requirements arise. Giorio was presented a certificate from Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) and a coin from Col. Pete Eberhardt, U.S. Army Health Clinic - Schofield Barracks Commander, on behalf of the clinic.

  • Army to observe Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

    Apr 23, 2015

    The Army will continue its annual observance of national Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month this May, giving leaders and Soldiers an extended opportunity to prepare for the riding season ahead.

  • Madigan WTB welcomes new CSM

    Apr 23, 2015

    Madigan Army Medical Center's Warrior Transition Battalion welcomed new leadership April 3 when Command Sgt. Maj. Beau Buford assumed responsibility of the unit, replacing the outgoing interim command sergeant major, Master Sgt. Cindy Holt. Buford previously served as command sergeant major of the 2nd Battalion, 382nd Regiment (Logistics Support Battalion) in Waco, Texas.

  • Chaplains gather, discuss training and readiness issues

    Apr 22, 2015

    Chaplains and chaplain assistants from across the Total Army Force gathered here at Fort Bragg for the 2015 Strategic Operational Readiness and Training Assessment Forum (SORTAF), April 14-16.

  • Four NCOs inducted into Sgt. Audie Murphy Club

    Apr 22, 2015

    Sgts. 1st Class Marcus Knight, Thadenia Leach, and Hugo Roman, with Southern Regional Medical Command and Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Tune, Brooke Army Medical Center, Warrior and Transition Battalion, became the newest members of the prestigious Sgt. Audie Murphy Club during an induction ceremony held March 25 at Blesse Auditorium, Willis Hall, Army Medical Department Center and School, US Army Health Readiness Center of Excellence, with host Command Sgt. Maj. Jayme Johnson, Southern Regional Medical Command.

  • Soldiers enhance mission readiness with congressional staff audience

    Apr 22, 2015

    Soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley Kansas, executed a medical training exercise at the Mission Training Complex April 8. Staff members from congressional offices were able to witness capabilities employed in the local training exercise during their visit.

  • PRMC staff conducts Arbinger Training

    Apr 22, 2015

    Command teams and staff members from throughout the Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) participated in Arbinger Training presented by the Office of the U.S. Army Surgeon General's (TSG) Team and Organization Development Directorate (TODD), April 20-22, 2015.

  • ARMiE selects top warriors, medics

    Apr 21, 2015

    Five Soldiers were selected as the best of the best for Army Medicine in Europe April 17 after four grueling days of physical and mental testing at the Grafenwoehr Training Area.

  • Army child of the year encourages other youth to volunteer

    Apr 20, 2015

    An Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, youth has been named U.S. Military Child of the Year by Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance for U.S. military troops, wounded Service members and their Families.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier named Army's top female athlete

    Apr 20, 2015

    Capt. Jamie Pecha, Womack Army Medical Center, named the 2014 U.S. Army Female Athlete of the Year.

  • Quick actions save a life at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center

    Apr 20, 2015

    When the Eisenhower Army Medical Center (EAMC) inpatient and support pharmacy refrigerators shut down due to a power outage, two Soldiers acted quickly and moved medication and vaccines to functioning refrigerators and saved over $1.1 million but also saved a patient's life.

  • Army Reserve in Europe, long legacy still vital

    Apr 19, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Memories surfaced in retired Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan's speech as he recalled his friend, Brig. Gen. Richard Dirgins, during an April 17 ceremony at Daenner Kaserne. The 7th Civil Support Command's headquarters building was named for Dirgins. He passed away in 1995, just six months after leaving command of the unit's predecessor, the 7th Army Reserve Command. "Our purpose here today is to rededicate this building in honor of Richard Dirgins, my classmate, my friend and a great American Soldier, a patriot," said Sullivan, who was a college classmate of Dirgins at Norwich University in Vermont. "I have such fond memories of him." Senior U.S. and German leaders watched as a plaque and a portrait of Dirgins were unveiled. A new sign outside the building bears Dirgins' name. Dirgins widow, Christa, also attended the ceremony.

  • Glued apples

    Apr 19, 2015

    Walk upon a group of strangers and ask them what brought them together and they'll all point to one person. The glue, the one they look up to when they're down, because she's up cheering.

  • One man's fight against sexual assault and the culture that enables it

    Apr 18, 2015

    The U.S. Army Military Police School's behavioral sciences education and training division leader equated the culture surrounding sexual assault as "giving aid and comfort to the enemy," in a sexual assault awareness briefing on Camp Arifjan, April 15.

  • Army regs prohibit eating popular health bar-Hemp seeds source of protein, banned by DA

    Apr 17, 2015

    For anyone who relies on protein bars as an afternoon or after workout snack, they should be warned about nonmilitary friendly ingredients in their all-natural selections. Natural food snacks, like the Kind Companies Strong & Kind bars, are off limits to military personnel and DOD civilians because they contain hemp seeds. While the seeds are a natural source of protein and have high content of necessary vitamins they are off limits as a food source due to the possibility of ingesting THC.

  • From combat to connoisseur--one vets journey

    Apr 17, 2015

    When Fred Minnick joined the Oklahoma National Guard, becoming the bourbon industry's foremost spirits tasting expert was not on his mind. In fact, "bourbon" wasn't really part of his vocabulary. But a 2003-2004 deployment to Mosul, Iraq and therapy for PTSD changed all that.

  • Womack Residency Program wins award for outstanding research

    Apr 17, 2015

    The Womack Army Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program won the Outstanding Achievement Award in Scholarly Activity for the second year in a row.

  • Public Health Command Best Warriors compete

    Apr 17, 2015

    Once a year, the 12 Best Warriors from each of five regions and the USAPHC headquarters come together to compete to become the command's Best Warriors.

  • Madigan creates regional pain champions

    Apr 17, 2015

    Pain management experts at Madigan Army Medical Center are now creating pain champions throughout the Western Regional Medical Command with the help of experts at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the University of Washington. In early March, the Interdisciplinary Pain Management Clinic here became the WRMC hub for the Department of Defense's Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes initiative, making them the lead for training subject matter experts in pain management at most of the Army Medical Homes west of the Mississippi River.

  • Warrior transition units consolidate from 25 to 15

    Apr 17, 2015

    There are 25 warrior transition units in the United States and overseas. That number will decrease to 15 by Aug. 1, 2016, Col. Chris Toner said.

  • 800th LSB Sergeant Audie Murphy Club inductee exemplifies professionalism

    Apr 17, 2015

    Staff Sgt. William Fleming's induction into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club represents the third accomplishment on his military bucket list. The Reserve Soldier completed airborne and air assault schools while on active duty, and now has his sights on becoming a drill sergeant and ultimately a command sergeant major.

  • 65th Medical Brigade Wins KATUSA & US Soldier Friendship Week Competition

    Apr 17, 2015

    Members of the 65th Medical Brigade recently took part in the 2015 KATUSA-U.S. Soldier Friendship Week from April 13-17, 2015. This year's friendship week, marked the 39th annual edition of the friendship celebration designed to build esprit de corps and camaraderie amongst American Soldiers and Korean Augmentees to the U.S. Army, commonly referred to as "KATUSAs."

  • Kenner Laboratory Services to undergo inspection

    Apr 16, 2015

    Kenner Army Health Clinic is set to undergo inspection by the The College of American Pathologists, the inspection of lthe laboratory by the CAP promotes better patient care by constantly challenging labs to improve at a rate keeping pace with the speed of technological advances.

  • Occupational Nurses lead the way

    Apr 16, 2015

    Most people understand the function of a nurse in a clinical setting but not everyone is aware of the specific functions of occupational health nursing. Occupational health nursing is als known as "industrial nursing;" evolving during the Industrial Revolution. Today, the practice of occupational health is focused on promotion, restoration of health, prevention of illness and injury, and protection from work related hazards.

  • Rader Clinic training hours to change: Weekly one-hour closures switch to one full day monthly

    Apr 16, 2015

    In a new initiative to better prepare healthcare professionals employed at the Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic for every day patient care, the clinic is rearranging its training schedule starting June 3.

  • Children Learn What They Live

    Apr 16, 2015

    This public service announcement was produced by the Army Multimedia and Visual Information Directorate at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. This PSA, scripted and coordinated by JBM-HH Army Community Services' Family Advocacy Program staff, is meant to support the Month of the Military Child by raising awareness. This video features passages from "Children Learn What They Live," by Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D. (Official U.S. Army video)

  • HRC hosts UofL MCPC, promote military and learning initiatives

    Apr 15, 2015

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command hosted University of Louisville Military Community Partnership Council visit April 10, 2015, at the Maude Complex to enhance cooperation and build ties among a number of organizations.

  • U.S., Georgian military swap Wounded Warrior care info

    Apr 14, 2015

    Several staff members from the Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe recently spent a day as guest of the Georgian Armed Forces to compare notes on the two countries' versions of wounded warrior care.

  • Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety

    Apr 14, 2015

  • USAMRMC Trauma Research Presented at Webinar Series

    Apr 14, 2015

    For Rasmussen, the director of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's Combat Casualty Care Research Program, it was his third such time taking part in the ongoing webinar series supported by the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma. Designed to educate surgeons across the country about new and specific developments within the field, the AAST is noted for providing in-depth and continuing education efforts for medical professionals.

  • USAMRMC Collaborates with Israeli Medical Researchers at Shoresh 2015

    Apr 14, 2015

    Representatives from U.S. and Israeli military medicine participated in the 17th U.S. -- Israel Shoresh Conference March 15-20, in Ramat Gan, Israel, to discuss a broad spectrum of issues relevant to medical research and response.