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  • Kenner to Host Family Volksmarch, Health Fair

    Sep 16, 2013

  • 'Back to the Grind' weight loss challenge begins

    Sep 16, 2013

    Summer is over and the holidays are just around the corner, so there's no better time than now to take part in the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Fitness Center's "Back to the Grind Weight Loss Contest."

  • Army STARRS study busting myths on suicide

    Sep 16, 2013

    Although researchers are just beginning to analyze data collected from more than 110,000 Soldiers, they have already busted some myths and discovered patterns related to suicide.

  • U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge: a chance to earn the coveted award

    Sep 13, 2013

    In the dead of a pitch black night, a Soldier's face is inches from a map illuminated only by the red glow from his head lamp. The rain pours from the starless sky and makes his task that much more difficult.

  • Army Medicine launches Performance Triad Pilot Program

    Sep 13, 2013

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (Sept. 13, 2013) -- This week, the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) officially launched the pilot program for Army Medicine's Performance Triad of activity, nutrition and sleep. "Army Medicine recognizes the integral role that activity, nutrition, and sleep play in optimal personal and unit performance, resilience and readiness. We believe a culture change in how we focus on these areas is critical to maintaining a healthy and ready force," said the Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of the MEDCOM, Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho.

  • Healthy dose of preventive care may be best medicine

    Sep 13, 2013

    The Performance Triad is an exciting initiative that could go far in improving the health of the force, said Col. John O'Brien, a medical doctor, and chief of Operational Medicine and Deployment Health at Madigan Army Medical Center, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Promotion Ceremony

    Sep 13, 2013

  • Maj. Gen. Keenan takes reigns at San Antonio Military Health System

    Sep 13, 2013

    To meet the changing needs of military medicine in today's environment, and particularly with the budget constraints our federal government faces today, Army and Air Force healthcare systems, to include the San Antonio Military Medical Center, the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center and other clinics, began to integrate two years ago under the organization known as the San Antonio Military Health System.

  • U.S., Afghan dentists sketch out partnership at police clinic

    Sep 12, 2013

    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- The new dental team at Forward Operating Base Fenty recently saw firsthand how their Afghan counterparts operate at the Afghan Border Police Zone 1 clinic in Jalalabad.

  • Kenner leads way in tobacco-free living

    Sep 12, 2013

  • Initiative targets optimizing health, performance

    Sep 12, 2013

    "We're very excited about being selected for the first Performance Triad pilot, said the commander of the 7th Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • U.S. Army Pacific, Nepalese Army operationalize disaster response plan during 4-day exercise

    Sep 12, 2013

    Recognizing the enormous impact a massive natural disaster would have on the heavily populated city of Kathmandu, Nepal, and the critical need for civil-military preparedness, the Nepalese Army and U.S. Army Pacific proactively conducted the Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange, Sept. 9-12, 2013, marking the first of its kind in Nepal to include a practical field training evolution.

  • Vietnam Vet gives back after experiencing TBI

    Sep 12, 2013

    He's an author, psychologist, Vietnam Veteran. He's a husband, teacher and motivational speaker. He's also a severe traumatic brain injury survivor. Meet Dr. James P. Meade Jr., who was shot down over the jungles of Vietnam, May 8, 1967. With just a few months in-country, it would also be the third time the 20-year-old Army helicopter pilot and warrant officer was shot down. However, this time was different. "When we came down, the rotor blade of the helicopter dislocated and when we hit the ground … it came through the cockpit and struck me right in the head," Meade explained in a phone interview from Portland, Ore., Tuesday. "Nobody else was wounded."

  • Surviving Suicide: A second chance at life

    Sep 12, 2013

    I remember waking in a recovery room without the use of my hands and the sound of my now ex-wife telling me how stupid I was and always had been. However, those were not the things that bothered me the most about the situation. What bothered me was that I was actually able to live that moment. It was the feeling of failure of not succeeding in killing myself that dwarfed those details. It wasn't something that I planned to do at length. It can only be described as an impulse that feels, at the moment, like the right thing to do. Looking back, I did exhibit many of the warning signs associated with the suicidal person. I spoke of how much easier it would be to be dead and how easy it would be to do so. Most of the talk was written off by the few people that I associated with as me just being weird or morbid and was not seen as serious as it truly was. At home, I would hear how worthless I was and how my service in the Army and later the National Guard was a burden to my Family. My job was something that I had come to loathe over the years; selling used cars to the credit challenged. I was good at it and hated myself for it. I hated that having been a medic on active duty didn't count for anything on the outside. I hated everything about my life. I was trapped, feeling hopeless and lost.

  • USAG Ansbach walks, runs, wears yellow to bring awareness to suicide prevention

    Sep 11, 2013

    A 3-kilometer run/walk Sept. 6 was organized by the garrison Army Substance Abuse Program, in coordination with Morale, Welfare and Recreation, to commemorate September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

  • Fort Drum conducts mass casualty exercise involving active shooter

    Sep 11, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- More than 100 emergency response professionals from Fort Drum and the local community recently took part in a full-scale mass casualty exercise at Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield, where Soldiers enjoying a leisurely cookout by the river underwent a simulated brutal attack.

  • Officials dedicate new Traumatic Brain Injury treatment center at Fort Belvoir

    Sep 11, 2013

    Military leaders in partnership with Fort Belvoir Community Hospital and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund officially dedicated a new $11 million facility dedicated to the treatment of wounded warriors who suffer from Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress.

  • Remembering Michael: Soldier strengthened by son's life, legacy

    Sep 11, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 12, 2013) -- One can make the argument that only a long-lived life yields purpose and substance. Spc. Janice Matthews would beg to differ.

  • Across the Battlefield and the Playing Field: Army involved in National Partnership for Head Health

    Sep 11, 2013

    BALTIMORE -- The NFL, Under Armour and GE on Sept. 4 launched Head Health Challenge II, and Army Medicine represented the Army as part of the continued effort with the NFL for Soldiers and athletes to ask for help if they've experienced a head injury. The goal of the program, guided by healthcare experts, is to improve the safety of athletes, members of the military and society overall. The Head Health Initiative is a four-year, $60 million collaboration to speed diagnosis and improve treatment for mild traumatic brain injury. Major League Baseball, Major League Lacrosse and the National Women's Soccer League are also partners in the challenge.

  • Sustaining drumbeat of 'Ready and Resilient' force through awareness, action

    Sep 10, 2013

    September is Suicide Prevention Month and the Department of the Army joins our nation and the world in observing National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 8-14, 2013, in the U.S. and the World Health Organization's World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10, as part of efforts to promote awareness about suicide and empower individuals and communities to intervene and save lives by understanding the risk factors, warning signs, protective measures, and to take appropriate intervention actions when needed.

  • Guardsman reflects on 9/11 attack, surviving subsequent suicide attempt

    Sep 10, 2013

    Even Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 2 Clifford Bauman tried to pull his gaze from a news story about the aftermath of the 9/11 attack, his mind took him back in time to a place and time he never wanted to see again.

  • LRMC Receives MEDCOM Award for Things That Didn't Happen

    Sep 10, 2013

    If you're looking for unsafe excitement, best stay away from Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany. During 2012, no one died or suffered a permanent disability, there were no occupational illnesses or serious cases of property damage, and the number of injuries that did occur dropped from 94 to 76 compared with the previous year.

  • Suicide Prevention Month September 2013

    Sep 10, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Army Surgeon General and Commander of the US Army Medical Command talks about suicide prevention. Also available in high definition.

  • Pediatric Clinic shares benefits of patient-centered care model

    Sep 10, 2013

    The Patient Centered Medical Home approach to health care embraces several successful principles. At the core of these concepts is the idea that each patient has a personal and ongoing relationship with a provider.

  • Two Soldiers graduate from medical laboratory technician program at Keller

    Sep 10, 2013

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Sept. 6, 2013) -- Six months of intense didactic learning combined with six months of clinical rotations paid off as two Soldiers graduated from the Medical Laboratory Technician program Sept. 6 at Keller Army Community Hospital.

  • 2013 Army Pentagon Health Fair

    Sep 10, 2013

    WASHINGTON (Sept. 10, 2013)--The Army will kick-off its annual health fair Sept. 12, from 9 to 10 a.m., with an opening ceremony at the Pentagon Center Courtyard stage. Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1 Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg to host Thursday's event, which amplifies Army suicide prevention/ intervention effort and resilience-building in Department personnel. This year's theme is "Shoulder to Shoulder: Standing Ready and Resilient. Col. Gregory A. Gadson, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir, is the featured speaker. Gadson, an active duty officer and a double-limb amputee, is slated to share his personal story about facing adversity and his journey to resilience.

  • Behind the scenes: Course teaches basics of digital forensics field

    Sep 10, 2013

    Marcos Jimenez could say that he got to go deep behind the scenes of popular TV crime shows last month when he took a cyber security course, since the glammed-up shots of TV investigators digging through cell phones, computers and other devices have real-life roots in the digital forensics field.

  • Westphal briefs Stewart-Hunter community, pays tribute to fallen Soldiers

    Sep 9, 2013

    The Army's second-highest-ranking civilian visited Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., and Savannah, Ga., Sept. 4-6, 2013, to share his thanks with Soldiers, families, and Army civilians, and to talk about the vital role the area's port plays in national defense and the economy.

  • Eighth army medics work with KATUSA soldiers on real-world mission to keep soldiers in fight

    Sep 9, 2013

    WARRIOR BASE, South Korea -- Medical readiness is critical to maintaining a globally deployable and effective military. During Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2013, medics from the Eighth Army and the Republic of Korea army's KATUSA program are prepared to handle any situation prevention can't stop.

  • Squad leaders take lead as Performance Triad launches

    Sep 9, 2013

    The first pilot course for the Army's Performance Triad began with some squad leaders beginning their training at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 9, 2013.

  • No season for risk

    Sep 6, 2013

    Autumn offers something for everyone. The coming and going of Labor Day means cooler weather, a return to regular schedules with kids back to school, and most of all, the start of football season (my favorite time of year!). Many Soldiers eagerly await the start of hunting season, while others are ready to start the countdown to time off around the holidays. What we can't look forward to, however, is a "slow" season for safety -- just because the summer is over doesn't mean we can fall into complacency.

  • CSARP uses holistic methods to help Soldiers

    Sep 6, 2013

    Soldiers at Fort Jackson no longer have to deal with the pain of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and addictions alone. Nor do they have to feel that seeking treatment for behavioral health concerns will negatively affect their military career. Moncrief Army Community Hospital's Combat Stress and Addictions Recovery Program is dedicated to helping those suffering from PTSD and addictions.

  • Emergent, urgent or routine - when to visit the Emergency Department

    Sep 6, 2013

    It's 2 a.m., and your 2-year-old is congested, running a fever, has some sort of rash and can't sleep. You're considering a trip to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Emergency Department, but is it necessary? All beneficiaries find themselves in this, or a similar situation at one time or another. When is the right time to go to the Emergency Department? Do you need emergent, urgent or routine care, and what's the difference anyway? It's all the same medical system, right?

  • USAARL, NASA crash helicopter to protect aircrew

    Sep 6, 2013

    Engineers and scientists crashed a former Marine CH-46 helicopter airframe at Langley's Landing and Impact Research Facility in Hampton, Va., Aug. 29.

  • USAARL, elementary school form partnership to benefit students

    Sep 5, 2013

    Forty Fort Rucker Elementary School teachers and staff members toured the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory at Fort Rucker Aug. 26.

  • RACH program helps people stop smoking

    Sep 5, 2013

    Reynolds Army Community Hospital offers a tobacco cessation program.

  • Army Safe Autumn Campaign now available

    Sep 4, 2013

    With the passing of Labor Day, minds turn from the lazy days of summer to thoughts of football parties, hunting season and exercise in the great outdoors. Just like any other season, however, autumn can be a risky time of year.

  • Same-sex spouses of Soldiers now receiving benefits

    Sep 4, 2013

    Same-sex spouses of service members are eligible to receive identification cards and all associated benefits, effective Sept. 3, 2013, according to a Department of Defense memorandum.

  • Co-workers unite to help friend through illness

    Sep 4, 2013

    Lots of people get sick. Some of them handle their own recovery or rely on churches or family. However, not many of them get voluntary support from their work force.

  • 32nd Medical Brigade Holds Best Warrior Competition

    Sep 4, 2013

    Eleven noncommissioned officers and three Soldiers competed in the 32nd Medical Brigade Best Warrior Competition held in June at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis. Staff Sgt. Seamus Bradley and Pfc. Rafael Martinez were chosen to represent the brigade at the U.S. Army Medical Command level competition.

  • Staff Sgt. McKissen receives Department of Army National IMAGE Award

    Sep 4, 2013

    HQDA is pleased to announce the National IMAGE (Military) Award Recipients for 2013 is: Staff Sgt. Jerry M. McKissen Jr., U.S. Army Medical Command, U.S. Army Dental Activity, senior dental sergeant. McKissen distinguished himself by making significant contributions to the country in the area of Equal Opportunity/Equal Employment Opportunity, Civil Right Programs, and public service to his local community.

  • MEDCOM Announces Best Warrior Competition Winners

    Sep 4, 2013

    The scene was set as humidity and high heat smothered the woodland. The only sounds were crickets hiding in the grass and cicadas humming in the trees. Suddenly a huge explosion ripped through the morning and a scream echoed--"I'm hit; I'm hit."

  • From flagged to fit: Soldier conquers weight issue, opens doors on military career

    Sep 4, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Doing well on an Army physical fitness test can be difficult for some Soldiers and extremely easy for others.

  • US, Afghan dentists sketch out partnership at police clinic

    Sep 4, 2013

    The new dental team at Forward Operating Base Fenty saw firsthand how their Afghan counterparts operate at the Afghan Border Police Zone 1 clinic, Jalalabad, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, Aug. 29.

  • Vice chief Campbell: Suicide prevention 365-day-a-year mission

    Sep 3, 2013

    September is suicide awareness month and while the Army will highlight suicide prevention this month, the service's vice chief said the effort is year-round.

  • Assistance team teaches medical fundamentals to new Afghan National Army unit

    Sep 3, 2013

    The Afghan National Army is learning all they can about military operations from Security Force Assistance Teams. The partnership continues between SFAT 401 with Afghan's 2nd Mobile Strike Force Brigade at Forward Operating Base Lindsey, Afghanistan.

  • Eye exams preserve children's vision

    Sep 3, 2013

    Fifteen percent of children have a vision problem that, if not corrected, can result in reduced vision

  • Fight the bite

    Sep 3, 2013

    Preventing mosquito bites protects against West Nile virus

  • Cycle Mentorship Event Promotes Fun, Safe Riding

    Sep 3, 2013

    The Motorcyle Mentorshp Program is an operational link between unit commanders and their riders, coducsed on improving and sustaining safety.

  • Farmers' markets offer healthy alternatives

    Sep 3, 2013

    The sixth article in the Insider's Tips for Auslaender series

  • Recognize signs of suicide to save a life

    Sep 3, 2013

    The best way to help prevent suicidal behavior is to pay attention to your loved ones, battle buddies, friends and coworkers and watch for changes in their behavior.

  • Lower your cholesterol to improve your health

    Sep 3, 2013

    Lowering your cholesterol can decrease your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. You can start taking steps today to lower your cholesterol and improve your health.

  • Your actions can deter youth violence

    Sep 3, 2013

    Here are a few easy guidelines and ideas that you can use each day to focus on youth violence prevention:

  • Army Surgeon General Calls a Stand-Up for Health Training Day

    Sep 3, 2013

    Last month, the Army Surgeon General and commander U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho officially announced Army Medicine's System for Health and the Performance Triad during a MEDCOM-wide Stand-Up For Health Training Day.

  • Defense Health Agency leans forward to change

    Sep 3, 2013

    In the military, pomp and ceremony usually denotes an end to a new beginning . On October 1, 2013, 10:00 a.m., at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, there will be the casing of the colors of the Tricare Management Activity (TMA) and the raising of a flag to celebrate the creation of a new activity called the Defense Health Agency (DHA).

  • DENCOM 'Go First Class' Program Improves Army Readiness, Wellness

    Sep 3, 2013

    Scheduling multiple dental visits will soon be unnecessary for most Soldiers thanks to the Go First Class (GFC) program led by the U.S. Army Dental Command (DENCOM). Under the new initiative, Soldiers will receive routine oral care procedures including exams, cleanings, tooth varnishing, and simple fillings in a single appointment.

  • Best foot forward: Cadets 'step into' foot research

    Sep 3, 2013

    We are all constantly on our feet. We walk, run, jog, stand, and depend on our feet to support body weight. A research study originating out of Keller Army Community Hospital at West Point is seeking to profile the incidence of arch height and stiffness in military trainees and the correlation to overuse injury. The foot study involves more than 1,000 cadet volunteers and their Army-issued boots.

  • Soldiers with Army Mobile Entomology Lab Work to Prevent West Nile

    Sep 3, 2013

    Fort Hood's preventive medicine Soldiers are working collectively with Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center (CRDAMC) officials to prevent West Nile virus cases on the installation, one bug at a time.

  • Army Evidence-Based Practice Office Brings Best Practices to the Point of Care

    Sep 3, 2013

    The Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Office at the Army's Medical Command is a busy place, tucked into a basement area of the MEDCOM headquarters building at Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston. On any given day, seven Civilian staff can be found in the EBP office hard at work supporting a variety of functions which have, over the past several years of transformation to a System for Health, become mission essential in Army Medicine. The relevance and importance of the expertise in this tiny office of tightly packed cubicles has suddenly become pivotal to the AMEDD's success.

  • VA clinical psychologist raises military sexual trauma awareness

    Aug 30, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - As the Army continues to strengthen its core values and leadership, Fort Huachuca's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention, or SHARP program, hopes to build leaders of advocacy when addressing military sexual trauma, or MST.

  • USAARL, FRES form partnership to benefit Fort Rucker students

    Aug 30, 2013

    Forty Fort Rucker Elementary School teachers and staff members toured the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory at Fort Rucker, Ala., Aug. 26.

  • Army Suicide Prevention Month 2013 tri-signed letter

    Aug 30, 2013

    Army Suicide Prevention Month 2013 tri-signed letter

  • USAPHC presents highest honorary award

    Aug 30, 2013

    The USAPHC presented Kelsey McCoskey with the Joseph A. Lovell award, the command's highest honorary award, during a ceremony Aug. 28 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • SMA hosts APG town hall

    Aug 30, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - During his first trip to Aberdeen Proving Ground since assuming responsibility as the Army's senior noncommissioned officer, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III said he learned a little something about what APG is all about. Chandler toured the installation Aug. 20 and shared his stance on current issues and concerns affecting Soldiers, civilians and Families during a town hall meeting at the post theater.

  • 'Vanguard' medic answers call, saves lives

    Aug 29, 2013

    Spc. Tyler Ivester was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, with Valor Device, Aug. 1, 2013, for saving the lives of four of his fellow Soldiers after their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device, April 17, 2013, in Wardak Province, Afghanistan.

  • Army Wellness Center opens at Fort Drum

    Aug 29, 2013

    Soldiers, civilians and family members celebrated the opening of the new Army Wellness Center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday. The 5,000-square-foot facility is the 12th wellness center to open across the Army. It offers standardized services and state-of-the-art equipment free of charge to all DOD ID card holders.

  • Lyster opens new behavioral health clinic

    Aug 29, 2013

    More than 40 senior leaders from Fort Rucker joined Lyster Army Health Clinic Aug. 22 in a ceremony to commemorate the opening of the new behavioral health clinic.

  • MEDCOM recommends 9 well-child visits in first 18 months of life

    Aug 29, 2013

    The American Academy of Pediatrics, the U.S. Army Medical Command and Lyster Army Health Clinic recommend nine well-child visits during the first 18 months of life.

  • A call to action in Stand-Up for Health Day

    Aug 29, 2013

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (Aug. 29, 2013) -- Recently, the Army Surgeon General and commander U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho officially announced Army Medicine's System for Health and the Performance Triad during a MEDCOM-wide Stand Up For Health Training Day.

  • Westphal reinforces contributions, resiliency of Army's civilian workforce

    Aug 29, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal, Ph.D., made a visit to Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Aug. 29, 2013, to meet with garrison and United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence leaders, Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians regarding the future of Fort Huachuca and the surrounding communities.

  • Army Medical Program Prepares to Upgrade EMR System

    Aug 28, 2013

    Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4), the current Army electronic medical record (EMR) system, is in the final stages of preparation for a major upgrade that will better support all EMR users, Soldiers and veterans whose care is electronically documented. Testing of the updated MC4 EMR system for fielding concluded in June. The next iteration of the MC4 software suite, known as EMR 2.2.0.0, will also include an operating system upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 and in conjunction with the new EMR, significant enhancements for medical logistics (MEDLOG). MC4 customers will receive the new suite during system fielding scheduled from November 2013 through April 2014. All customer support will continue during and beyond fielding.

  • Army's manufacturing improvements yield lighter body armor

    Aug 28, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Aug. 28, 2013) -- Soldiers facing rugged terrain and extreme temperatures are continually searching for ways to reduce the weight of their gear.

  • Female flag detail honors Women's Equality Day

    Aug 28, 2013

    Female Soldiers from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Natick Soldier Systems Center, Natick, Mass, raised the American flag during reveille, Aug. 28, 2013. The all-female flag honor detail joined together to commemorate Women's Equality Day, the day when the 19th Amendment was ratified, giving women the right to vote.

  • Labor Day Safety Message from Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho

    Aug 28, 2013

    Labor Day is dedicated to recognizing and honoring our Nation's workforce and also marks the traditional end of the summer season and a well-deserved holiday weekend. I salute the MEDCOM workforce for your service to our Nation; your dedicated service strengthens the AMEDD and enables Army readiness.

  • Fort Eustis WTU Soldiers discuss concerns at town hall meeting

    Aug 28, 2013

    WTU soldiers discuss concerns with leadership.

  • R2-D2 Visits McDonald Army Health Center

    Aug 28, 2013

    "May the force be with you"

  • Collaboration key to burn care innovation

    Aug 27, 2013

    Two emerging procedures for burn care were discussed by military medical experts at the 2013 Military Health System Research Symposium, Aug. 15, 2013, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

  • Medics broaden their skills

    Aug 27, 2013

    Task Force Lifeliner medics broaden their medical skill set as they receive aeromedical evacuation training by the U.S. Air Force, building new relationships and communication that will assist them in the event of a catastrophic incident where soldiers and airmen work alongside each other.

  • Keller hosts back-to-school fun night

    Aug 27, 2013

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (August 23, 2012) -- Nearly 200 patients received their annual back-to-school and sports physicals during a kid friendly event at Keller Army Community Hospital Thursday, Aug. 22.

  • BAMC staff offers comfort, final memento to families

    Aug 27, 2013

    Amy Beyer, a social worker in the neonatal intensive care unit, spends hours each month meticulously crafting 3-D models of hands, feet and even faces in the hopes of bringing a measure of comfort to family members who have lost a child at San Antonio Military Medical Center.

  • MOH recipient Staff Sgt. Carter inducted into Pentagon Hall of Heroes

    Aug 27, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter, the most recent Medal of Honor recipient from Operation Enduring Freedom, was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Aug. 27, 2013, just a day after he received the nation's highest military honor.

  • SHARP training incorporated into U.S. Army Europe's Best Warrior competition

    Aug 26, 2013

    Soldiers competing in U.S. Army Europe's 2013 Best Warrior Competition participated in a Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention lane, Aug. 20, 2013, to demonstrate their knowledge and skill in preventing sexual harassment and assisting persons affected by sexual assault.

  • Army Wellness Center director prepares for facility's grand opening

    Aug 26, 2013

    The AWC at Fort Drum is a combined initiative of U.S. Army Public Health Command, 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum, and Fort Drum's U.S. Army Medical Department Activity.

  • Consortia focus on PTSD, mild traumatic brain injury

    Aug 26, 2013

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research and Development, will support two new multi-institutional consortia focused on translational and clinical research on post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic effects of mild traumatic brain injury.

  • SMA Chandler visits Aberdeen Proving Ground, hosts town hall with Soldiers, families

    Aug 23, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler toured Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Aug. 20, 2013, and then shared his stance on current issues and concerns affecting Soldiers, civilians and families during a town hall meeting at the Post Theater.

  • Camaraderie comes from 'Cardiac Hill' cleanup

    Aug 22, 2013

    Armed with brooms and bags, Soldiers from Landstuhl's Sgt. Audie Murphy Club and local Boy Scouts cleaned up Luitpoldstrasse in Landstuhl -- a steep street known locally to troops as "Cardiac Hill." The project, which first began in 2009, has become a biannual tradition, said Army Master Sgt. Jose Raymundo, the club president and project leader.

  • ADA medic training keeps 'docs' sharp

    Aug 22, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- GAZIENTEP, Turkey -- "Help! Someone has fallen off a ladder, come quickly!" says a Soldier. Immediately four medics are on the scene, all of them calm and simultaneously performing different parts of the primary survey, an initial assessment of the accident victim.

  • Book Discusses the Scientific, Medical, Military, and Philanthropic Accomplishments of Surgeon Gener

    Aug 22, 2013

    Fort Sam Houston, TX, 19 August 2013 -- This publication chronicles the life of Brigadier General George Miller Sternberg, who served as the 18th Surgeon General of the US Army from 30 May 1893 to 8 June 1902. He was combat tested in the American Civil War and the campaigns against the Native Americans on the frontier. His lifelong interest in infectious disease defined him as one of the premier medical scientists of his day and as "America's first bacteriologist."

  • Fort Sill battles latest West Nile outbreak

    Aug 22, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The West Nile Virus has returned to the Fort Sill community. On Aug. 13 the Preventive Medicine department at Reynolds Army Community Hospital reported positive counts for mosquitoes infected with West Nile Virus were discovered in four of the six traps placed around post. This report was released the same week a teenage girl in Oklahoma County, near Oklahoma City, tested positive for the West Nile virus. Many people in the Fort Sill community are concerned about becoming infected with the virus.

  • Director of Army Safety visits USAARL

    Aug 22, 2013

    John Ramiccio, right, chief, Flight Systems Branch, U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory, briefs Brig. Gen. Timothy J. Edens, director of Army Safety and commanding general, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center during a demonstration of the Tactile Situation Awareness System. During his visit to USAARL, Edens flew in a NUH-60FS simulator and experienced first-hand the capabilities of the TSAS, a one-of-a-kind system developed to enhance a pilot's situational awareness and to prevent spatial disorientation while flying. Individuals who fly with the TSAS are outfitted with vests that contain tactile simulators or tractors that help maintain pilot awareness of drift and altitude through non-visual means. Edens was also briefed on the laboratory's sensory and injury prevention research. USAARL's research, development, tests and evaluations aims to protect and sustain the performance of aviators and Soldiers in the operational environment.

  • German recognized for heroism at autobahn crash

    Aug 22, 2013

    A broad smile lit up Liridon Lukaj's face as Spc. Heather Colton walked up to him at Pulaski Park with her son, Riley. Fifteen months earlier, Lukaj, a soldier in the Germany army, rescued them from a severe car wreck -- a frightening memory that evaporated as Riley ran off to play with Lukaj's own daughters. For Lukaj and Colton, the reunion on a sunny day in the park helped both find closure on a traumatic experience.

  • First Team brothers-in-arms provide medical outreach in Nigeria

    Aug 22, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Col. (Dr.) Niel Johnson, a Family medicine physician and command surgeon, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, could have spent his yearly vacation performing with his barbershop quartet group this winter at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Instead, he chose to join Capt. Tolulope Adeyemi, a medical logistics officer and deputy surgeon, 1st TSC, on a summer trip to Nigeria in West Africa to provide free medical care for the people in Adeyemi's village of Ode-Remo and Zion Pepe community in the Ondo State of Nigeria.

  • Small business IT contract saves millions

    Aug 22, 2013

    A triage-like approach to executing a contract for information technology support services at the San Antonio Military Medical Center is meeting the customer's critical needs while reducing costs by almost a third.

  • Families bring awareness about 'invisible' illness

    Aug 21, 2013

  • From the rifle to the mic, drill team musician gives back to wounded warriors

    Aug 21, 2013

    United States Army Drill Team member Staff Sgt. Nathan Fair has dealt with his deployment stress and losing his battle buddies through music.

  • Army Wellness Center director prepares for facility's grand opening

    Aug 21, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The desks are in place, the electricity is turned on and new equipment has been arriving every week. The Army Wellness Center Fort Drum is almost ready to open its doors, and Chris Ramie is eager to begin educating the community about preventative care and improving health.

  • Suicide prevention: Resiliency key to overcoming threat to Army ranks

    Aug 20, 2013

    Last year, the Army's suicide rate peaked to astronomical levels, as the service reported more than 320 suicides. The increase in the number of reported suicides set off various alarms with the Army's senior leadership, and prompted the service to take a closer look at its suicide prevention program.

  • Soldier's doctorate combines Army profession, mentorship

    Aug 20, 2013

    FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. -- A First Army Division East officer has earned a new title: Doctor. Maj. Juanita Catchings, deputy director of the First Army Division East Surgeon's Office, received her Doctor of Management degree recently from the University of Phoenix. She now has the right to add the initials "DM" to her signature.

  • Medical Care Goes Mobile

    Aug 20, 2013

    On April 18, ZOLL Medical Corporation made the public announcement that it was entering into an agreement with Reflectance Medical, Inc., in an initiative to develop and market a ruggedized version of the Mobile CareGuide 3100.

  • CSF2 sees culture of resilience growing in Army family

    Aug 19, 2013

    When the Army launched the Ready and Resilient Campaign this spring, it cast a spotlight on Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness' mission to increase the physical and psychological health, resilience and performance of Soldiers, Families and Army Civilians through Resilience and Performance Enhancement Training.

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