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  • 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.

  • Medical team leverages Wi-Fi, mobile health in combat operations settings

    Apr 14, 2015

    Imagine arriving at a major medical center with a life-threatening medical condition. Imagine now that this facility has no paging or cell phone capability. How will the right doctor be alerted that you need treatment to save your life? The Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center's Mobile Health Innovation Team are working to avoid a scenario, such as this, in austere, deployed hospital environments.

  • BHSAI Develops System to Identify Patients with Severe Bleeding During Transport

    Apr 14, 2015

    Did you know that the majority of casualties that die on the battlefield die from uncontrolled bleeding? Analysis of data from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan indicates that approximately 22 percent of Service Members who died following severe bleeding after injury could have potentially been saved had their hemorrhaging been controlled early on.

  • Horoho: Army Medicine must be protected from sequestration

    Apr 14, 2015

    Sequestration would force "devastating reductions" on Army Medicine personnel and have dramatic impacts on medical readiness and capabilities, the Army's surgeon general told Congress, April 14.

  • Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital Trains for Simulated Ebola Case

    Apr 13, 2015

    Medical personnel from the Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital (BAACH) along with the Korean Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDCP) recently participated in a Highly Infectious Disease Full Scale Exercise on March 31, 2015. The exercise provided Republic of Korea and US interagency and military participants the necessary training on how to respond to a simulated Ebola case.

  • Medical Brigade Hosts SHARP Half-Marathon

    Apr 11, 2015

    The 2nd Annual 2015 SHARP/Austin Half Marathon Shadow Run started off April 12 at Yongsan Army Garrison, South Korea to raise awareness for Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention. The USAG Yongsan Family, Morale Welfare and Recreation, joined with the 65th Medical Brigade to host the run/walk/ruck event.

  • Midwives's bond with patients brings labor of love

    Apr 10, 2015

    Mothers cherish the time spent bonding with their newborn after the delivery. Yet, before the delivery, the bond developed between a mother and her nurse midwife can become just as memorable.

  • Army Medicine hosts Brain Health Workshop

    Apr 10, 2015

    The US Army Medical Command takes Brain Health seriously. So much so, that it hosted the third brain health workshop at the Office of the Army Surgeon General (OTSG) located at Defense Health Headquarters (DHHQ) March 19 - 20.

  • War hero revisits road to healing

    Apr 10, 2015

    It's been 20 years since Col. Cirilito Sobejana, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Philippine Army G3, visited Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC).

  • Medical Unit Earns Zero Alcohol Incidents Streamer

    Apr 9, 2015

    Soldiers from Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 65th Medical Brigade, were awarded the very first unit Zero Alcohol Incidents streamer on the Korean Peninsula, on April 9, 2015, for completing 119 days without experiencing an alcohol related incident.

  • Fort Drum MEDDAC Soldier heading to medical school

    Apr 9, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- When Spc. Jared Seaman was a teenager, he was a self-proclaimed "science nerd" -- the type of kid who would watch hour after hour of the Discovery Channel. Now, Seaman is taking that love for science to the next level as he prepares to head to medical school.

  • Top Army Medicine Majors converge on NCR

    Apr 9, 2015

    Army Medicine's top majors convened in the National Capitol Region recently to expand their understanding and insight into the future of Army Medicine, DoD and interagency relationships in 2020 and beyond.

  • Fort Carson main gate 'goes blue' for autism

    Apr 9, 2015

    Fort Carson's main gate joined famous landmarks around the world such as the Empire State Building, the Great Sphinx and Great Pyramids of Egypt in lighting up blue in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day April 2, 2015.

  • Mother teaching world about child

    Apr 9, 2015

    A Fort Carson Family member strives to teach others about perceived parenting problems for parents of children diagnosed with autism.

  • NRMC names Best Warriors

    Apr 9, 2015

    Months of preparation, weeks of anticipation, and days of marching, running and testing came to a close when the Northern Regional Medical Command announced its top Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier during the annual Best Warrior Competition, March 24-27.

  • 158th Infantry Brigade Honored for Safety Achievements

    Apr 9, 2015

    The hard work necessary to build a successful safety culture within the 158th Infantry Brigade, Camp Shelby, Mississippi, was recognized in a ceremony April 8 at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center.

  • Rader Clinic caregivers practice Ebola response

    Apr 9, 2015

    Healthcare providers at Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic practiced response protocol March 18 in the event that a patient infected with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) comes to the clinic for help.

  • Product Development Lessons From Industry - Bumps, Bruises and Business Realities

    Apr 8, 2015

    In product development, what does it mean to "transition to industry"? Transition to industry is the process of adapting a promising technology from a small-scale academic project to a successful competitor in the commercial marketplace. It is a challenging process and is often overlooked until the need reaches a critical level. Poor business planning and small market populations have created bumps and bruises in product development efforts and led to some cold, hard business realities when transitioning to industry.

  • Surgeon General Affirms Health Readiness at ANC Award Event

    Apr 7, 2015

    Army Medicine's mission of "maintaining a Ready and Deployable Force requires Health Readiness," Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho tells an audience honoring recipients of an award for nursing excellence.

  • Marine mother shares tragic story of daughter's sexual assault, murder

    Apr 7, 2015

    April is Sexual Assault Prevention Awareness month. This year's theme is "Eliminate Sexual Assault: Know your part, do your part." To bring this important topic to the forefront of everyone's mind, Joint Base San Antonio held an event April 2 here. Mary Lauterbach shared the tragic story of how her daughter, a young Marine, was sexually assaulted and later murdered by her attacker.

  • Hawaii's enhanced Multiservice Market Leaders meet

    Apr 7, 2015

    Members of the enhanced Multiservice Market (eMSM)-Hawaii Joint Executive Council meet on April 3, 2015 at Hickam Air Force Base/Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Together, the JEC serves as the communication forum intended to enhance inter-Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) collaboration, coordination and integration of the Direct Care System (DCS) in Hawaii.

  • Operation PACIFIC ANGEL 15-3 spreads care in Vietnam

    Apr 7, 2015

    The United States and Vietnam began humanitarian assistance operations here March 23 as part of Operation Pacific Angel 15-3.

  • New fitness center opens at Ansbach, followed by fair promoting readiness, resilience

    Apr 6, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held the grand opening of the new Katterbach Physical Fitness Center and a Ready and Resilient mini-exposition April 1, 2015.

  • Fort Detrick Breaks Ground on Renewable Energy Project

    Apr 6, 2015

    Fort Detrick and U.S. Army leadership, alongside federal, state and local officials, broke ground on an estimated $35 million dollar project to install solar panels that will provide Fort Detrick with renewable energy on Wednesday, April 1.

  • PRMC has a new Inspector General

    Apr 6, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent (left), Commanding General, Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC), swears in the incoming Inspector General (IG), Lt. Col. Vernon Wheeler, here, in Honolulu, Hawaii, on April 3, 2015.

  • Fort Hood shooting survivor receives highest non-combat honor for valor

    Apr 6, 2015

    A Special Forces Soldier, who was severely wounded in the Fort Hood shooting last year, received the Army's highest non-combat honor for valor on Fort Sam Houston, Texas, April 6.

  • 'Masterworks' Series: Army Ground Forces Band performs with guest conductor

    Apr 3, 2015

    U.S. Army Forces Command's musical element - The Army Ground Forces Band - performed with guest conductor, Dr. Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant during a "Masterworks Series" concert at the High Point Theatre March 31.

  • Madigan welcomes new CSM

    Apr 3, 2015

    Madigan Army Medical Center welcomed new leadership March 31, 2015, when Command Sgt. Maj. Horace Tyson assumed responsibility of the unit, replacing outgoing interim Command Sgt. Maj. Johnnie Bryant-Johnson.

  • Madigan staff named top MEDCOM counselor

    Apr 3, 2015

    When Rey Javier works with a patient, he thinks nothing of going beyond what most might expect: he takes it upon himself to renew an 89-year-old's Medicare card, he seeks special mileage funding for a patient in a high-risk pregnancy, he helps a spouse who doesn't speak English to pay an enrollment fee. Not exactly the typical image one might have of someone who works in insurance. While Javier is quick to point out that TRICARE is unlike other insurances in that it focuses on health benefits' capability instead of money, Javier's self-imposed levels of customer service made him stand out enough to be recognized at the U.S. Medical Command level.

  • Last Call

    Apr 3, 2015

    About every 30 seconds in the United States, a driver using a cellphone is involved in a crash. In an effort to curb these preventable accidents, the National Safety Council is asking motorists to put down the phone and focus on the task at hand: driving.

  • Sleep Hygiene class taught to USARPAC Military Spouses

    Apr 3, 2015

    On March, 30, 2015, Capt. Jason Judkins the Chief of Occupational Therapy at the U.S. Army Health Clinic - Schofield Barracks teaches United States Army Pacific (USARPAC) Senior Spouses the importance of proper sleep hygiene and how to accomplish healthy rest cycles.

  • Sexually transmitted infections: Are you at risk?

    Apr 2, 2015

    Prevention starts with communicating with intimate partners and taking charge of one's sexual health.

  • April is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month

    Apr 2, 2015

    Prevent Blindness America has designated April as Women's Eye Health and Safety Month to help educate women about the steps that they must take to help prevent vision loss by making their own eye health a priority.

  • Can supplements improve your mood?

    Apr 2, 2015

    Ultimately, only you and your healthcare team (which may include your primary healthcare provider and a behavioral health specialist) can make the best decision regarding nutritional supplementation and treatment planning for mood concerns.

  • What to know about brain injury, prevention

    Apr 2, 2015

    Brain Injury awareness should be a yearlong commitment to ensure everyone protects their friends, families and co-workers against preventable injury and early evaluation.

  • History's Guardians: Group resurrects Civil War artillery unit

    Apr 2, 2015

    Kenner Army Health Clinic Soldiers are members of Coper's Battery. Cooper's Battery is a field artillery reenactment group that operates out of Petersburg National Battlefield Park.

  • Fort Detrick Observes Women's History Month

    Apr 2, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency sponsored Fort Detrick's Women's History Month Observance March 20.

  • Sergeant First Class Receives Master Sergeant Promotion

    Apr 2, 2015

    Master Sgt. Melvin D. Milton reenlisted in the U.S. Army at a ceremony March 13 where he received a promotion from sergeant first class.

  • USAMRMC Colonel Retires After 31 Years

    Apr 2, 2015

    Thirty-one years serving in the U.S. Army have flown by for Col. Karen Kelley, deputy chief of staff of logistics with the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. As someone who left the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps after only her first semester in college because her summer school experience did not reflect the reality of the actual program, Kelley has surprised even herself that the time has arrived for her to retire.

  • Administrative professionals aid Army medicine

    Apr 2, 2015

    Reynolds Army Community Hospital hosted Health Information Management Professionals Week, March 23-27.

  • Brig. Gen. Sargent briefs Commanders within USARPAC on Army Medicine in the Pacific

    Apr 2, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, Commanding General, Pacific Regional Medical Command, attended the United States Army Pacific (USARPAC), commander's conference at the Hale Ikena, along with various other pacific area of operation commanders in order to receive the USARPAC commander's guidance for execution of the USARPAC's Theater Campaign Support Order. During the conference, Sargent also participated in senior leader professional development and had an opportunity to share and exchange information about Army Medicine in the Pacific.

  • PRMC Command Team proclaim their support of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

    Apr 2, 2015

    The Pacific Regional Medical Command Team proclaim their support of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, on April 2, 2015. Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, Commander, Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) and Command Sgt, Maj. Robert Luciano, Command Sgt. Maj., PRMC, encourage all Soldiers, family members, and Department of the Army (DA) Civilians to join together, participate in all planned events and pledge to end sexual assault.

  • Keeping Resiliency Relevant 365

    Apr 2, 2015

    The Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign combines multiple efforts and initiatives to improve the readiness and resilience of the total Army.

  • Army contracting supports Operation United Assistance in Africa

    Apr 1, 2015

    Local contracting command Soldiers head to West Africa to help combat the spread of Ebola.

  • Workshop uses filmmaking as healing process for veterans

    Apr 1, 2015

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY -- Lacking only the glitz and glamour of Hollywood's red carpet, Veteran filmmakers were stars in their own rights as a four-day "I Was There" Film Workshop culminated in a packed-house screening event at Cole Park Commons Thursday.

  • Wounded not broken

    Apr 1, 2015

    A crowd of wounded Soldiers lined up in front of a registration booth during the U.S. Army trials, Fort Bliss, Texas, March 29, 2015. One Soldier, wearing a black shirt with the words "Wounded Warrior (some assembly required)" printed in white on his shirt, waited anxiously to pick up his bib number and registration papers.

  • Locomotive mechanic competes in Army Trials

    Apr 1, 2015

    Hard work pays off for locomotive mechanic that was injured while performing her job. Takes 1st place in the standing air rifle competition in the 2nd annual Army Trials.

  • US Army Medical Department Center and School, US Army Health Readiness Center of Excellence, earns A

    Apr 1, 2015

    The US Army Medical Department Center and School, US Army Health Readiness Center of Excellence, embarked on a two year journey to earn the coveted Army Star Strong Flag safety award. The Army Safety and Occupational Health Star Site Flag is an Occupation Safety and Health Act based program which recognizes organizations for excellence in safety management.

  • Volunteers donate time, improve USAG Ansbach community, gain recognition

    Mar 31, 2015

    During an evening event March 27, 2015, at the Orangerie in downtown Ansbach, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach and the American Red Cross honored community members who volunteered during 2014.

  • 69 USAREUR, allied medics earn prestigious medical badge

    Mar 31, 2015

    By Capt. Robert Gallimore, 30th MED BDE Public Affairs Maj. Jason Hughes and Capt. Kenneth Koehler, 421st Medical Battalion (Multifunctional) Public Affairs GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Some 69 remaining Soldiers among 183 competitors received the prestigious Expert Field Medical Badge March 27 during a ceremony held in Tower Gymnasium here after a grueling week of intense testing during the U.S. Army Europe EFMB competition.

  • Military Medical Research Conference Reminds Partners Why 'Business is Personal'

    Mar 31, 2015

    More than 250 military, academic and industry representatives gathered at the first-ever Medical Research, Development and Acquisition in Support of the Warfighter conference, co-hosted by the National Defense Industrial Association and the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command March 23-25 at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Hyattsville, Maryland.

  • Brig. Gen. Sargent meets with Nepalese Army Medical Leaders

    Mar 31, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, Commander, Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC), meets with medical leaders from the Nepalese Army, during a visit which was aimed at discussing the goals and aspirations to enhance medical capabilities within the Nepalese Army through a bilateral partnership with PRMC and the U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD) on March 16-21, 2015.

  • New program honors BAMC units for exceptional patient care

    Mar 31, 2015

    Two Brooke Army Medical Center units were recognized for their positive impact on patient safety, experience and satisfaction at a Command and Staff meeting March 17.

  • The Mojave Crucible: Building Resiliency in the 11th ACR

    Mar 31, 2015

    Through using resources such as the 11th Armored cavalry Regiment, Chaplains and Military & Family Life Counselors (MFLC), Soldiers and their families can build resiliency through counseling, mentorship and guidance at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Civilian Workforce Transformation General Officer Steering Committee meets

    Mar 30, 2015

    The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civilian Personnel, Gwen DeFilippi, center, heads a Civilian Workforce Transformation (CWT) General Officer Steering Committee (GOSC) meeting at the Pentagon on 18 March 2015.

  • Job Fairs Boost Career Opportunities for Fort Hood WTU Soldiers

    Mar 30, 2015

    Employment prospects were bright for Fort Hood Warrior Transition Unit Soldiers who will soon be transitioning into the civilian workforce, thanks to the WTU job fair, held March 12 at Club Hood. More than 40 federal, state and private employers were on hand eager to hire the transitioning Soldiers, in addition to providing work from home opportunities for spouses and caregivers.

  • Army Wounded Warrior to receive new home

    Mar 30, 2015

    On March 22, 2012 Army Chief Warrant Officer (CW4) TaMarsh Thompson sustained a severe traumatic brain injury when his helicopter crashed in Camp Mural, Afghanistan.

  • Rader Clinic caregivers practice Ebola response

    Mar 27, 2015

    Healthcare providers at Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic practiced response protocol March 18 in the event that a patient infected with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) comes to the clinic for help.

  • Twenty years of energy investments pay off for Fort Knox

    Mar 27, 2015

    The Fort Knox slogan declares to all that "strength starts here." After this month, Fort Knox can claim the Army's energy conservation starts here as well.

  • Israeli starts second military career in United States

    Mar 27, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- While the United States argues with Israel over the issue of a Palestinian state, Spc. Ana Kolodko is far removed and is only focused on passing Fort Sill's Basic Combat Training.

  • Middle school girl saves choking father

    Mar 27, 2015

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY -- Despite her young age and small stature, a rather modest and unassuming 11-year-old girl became one of the unlikeliest heroes last month as she sprang into action, performing the Heimlich maneuver on her choking father.

  • Young athlete inspires others at 2015 Army Trials

    Mar 27, 2015

    At just 22 years old, Spc. Samuel Scudder has accomplished more for himself than some people achieve in a lifetime.

  • USAHC-SB strides towards innovative care giving

    Mar 27, 2015

    Army Medicine leads the nation in transforming the delivery of health care.

  • Soldiers discover dream job at Army Trials

    Mar 27, 2015

    Approximately 80 wounded, ill or injured Soldiers and Veterans are at Fort Bliss to train and compete in a series of competitive athletic events including archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball. Army Trials competition, March 29 -- April 2, is conducted by the Army Warrior Transition Command and hosted by Fort Bliss. Army Trials help determine who will get a spot on the Department of Defense Warrior Games 2015 Army Team in June at Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia.

  • Medical Soldiers Assist Local Orphanage

    Mar 27, 2015

    Soldiers from the 65th Medical Brigade volunteered their time and efforts during a visit to Namsanwon Orphanage in Seoul on March 27, 2015. Some 20 service men and women attended to the needs of the orphanage by helping with ground maintenance, household chores and various other tasks.

  • Campaign theme says it all - "Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle"

    Mar 26, 2015

    Each year Kenner Army Health Clinic observes National Nutrition Month annually as a way to educate our beneficiary population on the importance of nutrition focusing on making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. The theme for 2015 is "Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle," which encourages everyone to adopt eating and physical activity plans that are focused on consuming fewer calories, making informed food choices and getting daily exercise in order to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of chronic disease and promote overall health.

  • EFMP offers autism class for parents, children

    Mar 26, 2015

    Fort Carson's Exceptional Family Member Program offers a class for parents of children diagnosed with autism April 10 as part of Autism Awareness Month.

  • Horoho warns of damage to MEDCOM under sequester

    Mar 26, 2015

    Another sequestration could mean the loss of more than 6,000 medical personnel from the Army, Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Army surgeon general told senators, March 25.

  • ERMC CG honors Lafayette

    Mar 26, 2015

    Europe Regional Medical Command commanding general Brig. Gen. Van Coots joined French Deputy Surgeon General Maj. Gen. Patrick Godart to lay a wreath at the grave of the Marquis de Lafayette in Paris. Lafayette is considered one of the heroes of the American Revolution for his assistance to the U.S.

  • GLWACH provides 'medsafe' boxes for used meds disposal

    Mar 26, 2015

    Patients can safely and securely dispose of unused medications using a blue "medsafe" medication disposal box located in the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital's main outpatient pharmacy waiting room.

  • Army releases spring/summer safety campaign

    Mar 26, 2015

    The Army's annual spring/summer safety campaign was recently released online by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center.

  • Age has no limit at EFMB

    Mar 26, 2015

    Thomas Hewitt, 42, and Cara Corley, 19, arrived March 13 in the Grafenwoehr Training Area to compete for their Expert Field Medical Badge. The members of 1st Platoon both carry youthful energy and years of wisdom. Among the 183 candidates competing this year to earn a badge, they are the youngest and oldest candidates of the U.S. Army Europe EFMB competition, held March 13-27 and hosted by the 421st Medical Battalion (Multifunctional). Both are combat medics from 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, based in Vicenza, Italy. Nineteen-year-old Pvt. Cara Corley and 42-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Hewitt have high hopes of earning the prestigious Expert Field Medic Badge.

  • 'Mending the alliance:' 21st TSC, Bundeswehr medics build interoperability through combined training

    Mar 26, 2015

    It was a great opportunity for German and American medics to learn about each other's medical capabilities and equipment, and it opened the door for continued partnership.

  • CFI's first quad amputee strives to inspire others

    Mar 26, 2015

    Brooke Army Medical Center has cared for more than 5,200 wounded service members over the past decade. Yet, the first quad amputee to receive treatment at the Center for the Intrepid is a female retired police officer from Corpus Christi, Texas.

  • Defense Health Agency leader offers Soldiers sleep tips

    Mar 26, 2015

    Sleep is as important as food and water, yet many military Service members wrestle with insomnia or wake up too early. The result can be serious health problems or reduced readiness.

  • Rader Clinic caregivers practice Ebola response

    Mar 26, 2015

    Healthcare providers at Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic practiced response protocol March 18 in the event that a patient infected with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) comes to the clinic for help.

  • Allies stitch together premier medical training event

    Mar 25, 2015

    Allies serve and train together, fighting and bleeding together when necessary. Innovative integration efforts also ensure allied medical personnel can save lives as a team.

  • Beating back the Blindside

    Mar 25, 2015

    FORT BLISS, Texas - It's easy to dodge a punch when you see it coming, tougher when you get blindsided. Without warning, there's not much you can do. You can't brace for impact or defend yourself at that most critical time. In that split second, you possess no control. Perhaps it is luck or by the grace of God, you survive and begin to slowly regain control. Will and power are restored back to those who previously had no control.

  • Open application period for Army Civilian leadership training

    Mar 25, 2015

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower & Reserve Affairs (ASA (M&RA)) announced the open application period for the highly competitive Senior Enterprise Talent Management program (GS-14/15s and equivalents) and the newly developed Enterprise Talent Management program (GS-12/13s and equivalents), on March 25, 2015.

  • Patriot Missile Battery in Poland for Exercise Panther Assurance

    Mar 24, 2015

    All eyes were on Delta Battery, 5-7 Air Defense Artillery when the unit hosted a crowd of both U.S. and Polish military and media entities who were eager to tour the emplaced Patriot Missile tactical site at a Polish airbase outside of Warsaw, Poland on March 21.

  • A Star is born: Katterbach health clinic earns SOH Star status

    Mar 24, 2015

    Katterbach Army Health clinic joins the Illesheim Army Health Clinic and becomes Safety and Occupational Health Star Site certified.

  • 'Strong bonds:' married medics unite for EFMB

    Mar 24, 2015

    Ashley and Grant Restuccio are a long way from where their relationship started at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and they've embarked on the most unique "honeymoon" imaginable. As they begin their marriage journey the Army couple is also competing side-by-side to earn the Army's coveted Expert Field Medical Badge.

  • Polish and US Army Europe Air Defenders Work Side by Side During Exercise

    Mar 24, 2015

    A team of Soldiers from the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command plans and operations section, traveled from Germany to Poland to join Delta Battery, 5-7 Air Defense Artillery, which convoyed 100 Soldiers and 30 vehicles 1200 km, earlier in the week as part of exercise Panther Assurance from March 18 to 24.

  • Army health leaders advocate for importance of nutrition

    Mar 23, 2015

    During National Nutrition Month in March, "we encourage each of you to renew a commitment to achieving your personal Performance Triad goals," said Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho.

  • National Guard needs continued investment, generals tell Congress

    Mar 21, 2015

    Continuing to invest in the National Guard to ensure it remains accessible, responsive and capable will provide the nation a force that is proven on the battlefield and in the homeland.

  • U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School designated an Army Center of Excellence (CoE)

    Mar 20, 2015

    On February 19, 2015, Headquarters, Department of the Army, designated the Army Medical Department Center and School (AMEDDC&S) as the Army's Health Readiness Center of Excellence (COE).

  • Human Resources Command makes Officer Selection Board training, mock board available online

    Mar 20, 2015

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command disseminated teaching materials across the Army, March 18, to explain the mechanics of the officer selection board process.

  • Event highlights importance of patient safety

    Mar 20, 2015

    JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Brooke Army Medical Center staff and visitors highlighted the importance of patient safety during an event March 12 to commemorate Patient Safety Awareness Week.

  • 'You Make a Difference' winners receive recognition, premier parking

    Mar 20, 2015

    JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The new "You Make a Difference" program is a way to identify Brooke Army Medical Center staff and volunteers whose thoughtful, caring actions made an immediate and positive impact on the patient experience.

  • Three-war veteran honored to be part of military history

    Mar 20, 2015

    Enlisting in 1935, retired U.S. Army Maj. Virgil Ward, 96, served in three wars during his 30-year tenure in the military.

  • 2015 Pacific Regional Medical Command Best Warrior Competition

    Mar 20, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii --- Non-commissioned officers and junior enlisted Soldiers from Medical Department Activity Korea (MEDDAC-K), Medical Department Activity Japan (MEDDAC-J), Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) and United States Army Health Clinic - Schofield Barracks (USAHC-SB) participated in the 2015 Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) Best Warrior Competition here, March 16-19, 2015.

  • New med disposal boxes benefit GLWACH patients

    Mar 20, 2015

    Patients can safely and securely dispose of unused medications using a blue "medsafe" medication disposal box located in the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital's main outpatient pharmacy waiting room. "The fact that GLWACH was chosen for this new medication-return pilot program is a clear indication to me of the confidence, reliability and value of this military treatment facility to higher Army and federal decision makers," said Stephanie Gilbert, GLWACH assistant pharmacy chief.

  • NRMC Soldiers and Army Veterans prepare for Army Trials competition

    Mar 19, 2015

    Twenty-seven wounded, ill and injured Northern Regional Medical Command (NRMC) Soldiers and Army Veterans will join their Army counterparts from across the United States and Europe at Fort Bliss, Texas, to compete in the 2015 U.S. Army Trials. Training and practice sessions begin Sunday, March 22, and the Army Trials competition is slated for March 29 -- April 2.

  • Other health insurance accepted at KAHC

    Mar 19, 2015

    Kenner puts good use to the funds collected via other health insurances carried by beneficiaries. By law, they stay here to be used, funding medical staff, medications, training and supplies. The goal of billing other health insurances is to enhance the services Kenner provides. Millions of dollars have been returned to Kenner through the Third Party Collections Program.

  • LRMC PAO's Career Spans 37 Years of National Media Spotlight

    Mar 19, 2015

  • Kick Butts Day teaches youth importance of not smoking

    Mar 19, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - The first Kick Butts Day on Fort Huachuca was held at the Child and Youth Services School Age Center on Wednesday afternoon.

  • New bone marrow donor walk-in service

    Mar 19, 2015

    Potentially saving a life just got that much easier now that Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., has a walk-in center to register bone marrow donors. The Armed Services Blood Bank Center -- Pacific Northwest (located in the Madigan Annex) recently paired up with Sgt. Stephanie Smals, a Madigan licensed practical nurse, to allow Department of Defense ID cardholders to sign up for the bone marrow registry in the same center where they can donate blood.

  • Military Medical Conference Connects Industry Partners and Research Representatives

    Mar 18, 2015

    The National Defense Industrial Association and the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command will co-host the "Medical Research, Development and Acquisition in Support of the Warfighter" conference in Hyattsville, Maryland, at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center March 23-25.

  • USAMRICD Scientist Receives Visionary Mentorship Award

    Mar 18, 2015

    Principal investigator John H. McDonough, Ph.D., a research psychologist at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, received a 2015 Visionary Award from the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council for his mentorship of high school and college students Feb. 26, at the Richlin Ballroom in Edgewood, Maryland.

  • Medical Unit Learns 'Fight Tonight' Readiness Skills

    Mar 18, 2015

    As part of the peninsula wide Key Resolve 15 exercise, Soldiers from 121st Combat Support Hospital (CSH), Yongsan Army Garrison, South Korea, dug in for some cohesive unit training that addressed their readiness capabilities if called upon should hostilities occur along the Korean peninsula. One aspect of the training was a mass-casualty exercise and other events such as live surgical procedures with volunteer patients, evacuation procedures, establishing a field hospital and relocating it as well as reacting to various medical scenarios. All of which tested the medical personnel abilities to stand up the Critical Care Corridor portion of the 88-bed CSH and react to various trauma scenarios.