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  • Lyster, Air Force team up to provide flight physicals

    Nov 27, 2013

    Lyster Army Health Clinic has partnered with Fort Rucker's tenant Air Force unit to give Airmen their annual flight physicals.

  • Fort Sill dentists fix, clean teeth in single visit

    Nov 27, 2013

    An Armywide dental program that gives Soldiers an exam, cleaning and restorative care in one fell swoop benefits Soldiers and their units, dental clinics and the Army.

  • Resilient Eagle: Soldier beats cancer, volunteers time during recovery process

    Nov 27, 2013

    "I've always wanted to be a Soldier, ever since I was little," said Sgt. Grant Feeny. "There were these little plastic Army men they sold [when I was a kid] called Warheads, so I thought Soldiers were called Warheads and that's what I told my parents I wanted to be -- a Warhead." "It wasn't until I got older I realized that was the front of a missile," said Feeny with a smile. "I remember wearing different kinds of camouflage, playing Soldier with Nerf guns -- it was destined to be." That dream became reality December 2005 as Feeny left his hometown of Warsaw, Ind., and enlisted in the Army. Shortly after, Feeny returned home and married his hometown sweetheart Leslie. Together, they began their journey in the Army.

  • Northern Regional Medical Command staffer receives Lt. Col. Karen Wagner Leadership Award

    Nov 26, 2013

    On Nov. 6, Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Army Surgeon General, announced Capt. Kenneth Roberts of the Northern Regional Medical Command's (NRMC) Human Resources (G-1) as one of the four Army Medical Department (AMEDD) winners of the award.

  • Wounded Warrior Amputee football team debuts in MDW

    Nov 26, 2013

    Their journeys and missions have included Iraq and Afghanistan, and at one time or another, Washington D.C., for rehabilitation. But during the afternoon of Nov. 16, Wounded Warrior amputees mustered for a flag football game and received ovations from a standing-room-only crowd at Arlington's Bishop O'Connell High School.

  • Army researchers build portable synthetic marijuana detector to curb designer drug abuse

    Nov 26, 2013

    ADELPHI, Md. (Nov. 26, 2013) -- Army researchers are building a portable drug detector that, soon, could help military and civil law enforcement agencies throughout the country more quickly catch synthetic drug abuse.

  • CSF2 Resilience Skills Prove a Key Tool for Wounded Warrior Caregivers

    Nov 26, 2013

    "At its core, caring for wounded Soldiers is about using resilience skills, both for our wounded Soldiers and to keep ourselves strong as the people who are responsible for their care" according to Staff Sgt. Orlando Cooper, squad leader of the 2nd Platoon, the National Capital Region Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB) stationed at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

  • Got money? How to plan for post-Army budgets

    Nov 26, 2013

    When Soldiers leave the military, their entire financial situations change. Future success starts with creating a financial plan well before separating from the service, according to Frederica Norman, financial advisor for the Soldier and Family Assistance Center.

  • "Green APLSS" boost budget health

    Nov 26, 2013

    Did you know that "Excellent" and "Very Good" APLSS marks provide this hospital with significant additional funding? This additional funding allows us to provide you with the high-quality, award-winning healthcare you enjoy here.

  • VA and DOD break ground on first integrated clinic in California

    Nov 26, 2013

    MARINA, Calif. -- Ground was broken Nov. 11 for what will be California's first integrated Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense joint health-care clinic in Marina.

  • Home for the holidays

    Nov 25, 2013

    Released in 1987, the movie "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" illustrates the extreme lengths people will go through to get home during the holiday season.

  • Remain healthy by addressing risk factors for diabetes

    Nov 25, 2013

    November is Diabetes Awareness Month and doctors throughout Europe Regional Medical Command are encouraging Servicemembers, Families and Civilians to be aware of how health choices can lead to this debilitating illness.

  • Thanksgiving 2013

    Nov 25, 2013

    This season of thanks is especially poignant after our Army's safest year on record. Due to your hard work and commitment to safety, more Soldiers are enjoying time with Family and friends at Thanksgiving tables around the world. As you celebrate the holiday, we ask that you also reflect on the importance of this historic achievement. Each of you played a vital role in it, and working together, we will continue the tradition of professionalism and excellence.

  • Tips for safely preparing Thanksgiving day meals

    Nov 25, 2013

    When asking most people about Thanksgiving memories, the majority reflect on the holiday meal. It's a special time when families and friends gather and enjoy a big meal -- and the focus is on the turkey.

  • Quality Patient Services through Competent Staff

    Nov 25, 2013

    Medical staff service professionals ensure the accreditation of physicians and nurses and play an important role in our Nation's health care system. To ensure the delivery of high quality healthcare, the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital Credentials Office administers rules and regulations, ensures accreditation compliance, and provides a wide range of support to practitioners here.

  • 2013 Army Best Warrior - Sgt. 1st Class Ronnie Rynolds

    Nov 25, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Ronnie Rynolds representing the U.S. Army Medical Command as their NCO Candidate, gives an interview while participating in the 2013 Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va., 20 Nov. 2013. Available in High Definition.

  • Army Surgeon General's Thanksgiving Safety Message

    Nov 25, 2013

    For many of us, Thanksgiving means turkey, pumpkin pie, and an endless day of football, but more importantly, it means gathering together with family, friends, and loved ones while giving thanks for what we have in our lives. In preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday, make time to focus on holiday travel plans and manage the many associated risks especially when traveling by privately owned vehicle.

  • 2013 Army Best Warrior - Sgt. Erik Eaton

    Nov 25, 2013

    U.S. Army Sgt. Erik Eaton representing the U.S. Army Medical Command as their NCO Candidate, gives an interview while participating in the 2013 Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va., 20 Nov. 2013. Available in High Definition.

  • 2 weeks left for Army employees to switch health plans

    Nov 25, 2013

    Army civilians have until Dec. 9, 2013, to decide whether or not to continue their health care plan and provider or switch.

  • Community group fueled by CrossFit

    Nov 22, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- CrossFit has been sweeping the nation for quite some time. Spouses from Area I were not letting this opportunity pass them by.

  • KAHC earns national recognition as an Army Medical Home

    Nov 22, 2013

  • Be a quitter during the Great American Smoke Out!

    Nov 22, 2013

    Every year the American Cancer Society sets the third Thursday of November aside to encourage tobacco users to quit smoking, or to make a plan to quit smoking.

  • World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, 2013

    Nov 22, 2013

    More than 1.1 million people in the United States are living with the HIV infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC says that almost 1 in 5 (18.5%) are unaware of their infection. Your hospital staff team members here at the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital care about your health and well being. That's why, on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, the Community Health Resource Center will have an HIV/AIDS awareness information booth set up in the foyer near the Information Desk from 10-2 p.m.

  • Hospital DFAC Launches "Go For Green" Healthy Eating Program

    Nov 22, 2013

    "Go For Green" is a nutrition education program developed to assist hospital dining facilities to simplify healthy food choices for patrons.

  • MACH opens $10 million women's clinic

    Nov 22, 2013

    Moncrief Army Community Hospital formally opened a $10 million Specialty Care and Women's Health Clinic Tuesday morning.

  • Veterinary employee wins professional award

    Nov 22, 2013

    Cindy Morriston has spent her entire career caring for animals on Fort Jackson.

  • Taking the first steps: Civilian Fitness Program helps Fort Drum employee improve health

    Nov 21, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- When Rick Davis retired from the Army in 2007, he expected that his lifestyle would change. He looked forward to spending more time with his wife and son and to living life at a more relaxed pace. He knew that life in the civilian sector would be different, but he didn't anticipate the effect that this change would have on his fitness and well-being.

  • Soldiers re-enlist at U.S. Capitol

    Nov 20, 2013

    Fifty-two Soldiers re-enlisted, representing eight health-related commands across the National Capitol Region, on Capitol Hill, Nov. 15, 2013.

  • Soldiers ruck to fill shelves and hearts

    Nov 20, 2013

    Old Guard Soldiers transported 1300 lbs of food by foot to the Father McKenna Center in Washington, D.C. ensuring that those seeking a warm meal would be able to get one.

  • Pediatric Patients Benefit from Volunteer's Handiwork

    Nov 20, 2013

    An 86-year-old Brooke Army Medical Center volunteer is hoping to weave her lifelong love of knitting into some holiday cheer for children receiving treatment at Brooke Army Medical Center.

  • 38th Parallel Healthcare Operational Training 2013

    Nov 19, 2013

    YONGSAN -- The 38th Parallel Healthcare Operational Training kicked off with opening remarks from the Commander, 65th Medical Brigade/MEDDAC-K, Col. Kelly A. Murray at the Dragon Hill Lodge, Yongsan, Korea, on 4 November.

  • USAMMDA's Regulatory Operations Branch 'Goes Green'

    Nov 19, 2013

    The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity's Regulatory Operations branch continues to blaze the environmental sustainability trail at Detrick, saving money and time along the way.

  • Wounded Soldier Uses Adaptive Reconditioning to Assist Others As He Continues To Serve

    Nov 19, 2013

    Army Staff Sgt. Giovanni Pascascio and eleven other Soldiers will compete in the Third Annual Joint Services Warrior Care Month Sitting Volleyball Tournament hosted by the Office of Warrior Care Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense. Athletes will represent the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Special Operations Command and Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Army chief of staff sees 'bright future' for Natick

    Nov 18, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Natick Soldier Systems Center, Nov. 15, 2013, to tour its facilities and learn more about the research and development done to keep Soldiers safe and provide them with a better quality of life during deployments.

  • Surgeon's office imparts life-saving techniques in Burkina Faso

    Nov 18, 2013

    Helping Africans solve African problems is one of U.S. Army Africa's primary priorities. In support of this, USARAF Surgeon's Directorate just completed the second of eight Tactical Combat Casualty Care training events in Burkina Faso with the Burkinabe Gendarmerie to minimize the amount of preventable deaths they might encounter during battle. The six remaining training events are scheduled to take place now through August 2014 in different countries throughout the African continent.

  • Underwater honors: Divers unite 20 feet under in support of Veterans

    Nov 18, 2013

    Scuba divers from around Oahu came together on Veterans Day at a popular dive site to "fly" an American flag in the ocean to honor American veterans.

  • Citizen Soldier aids civilians: Training pays off in building collapse

    Nov 18, 2013

    A New York Army National Guard soldier and police officer credits his military training for helping him save the victim of a building collapse in 2011. For his actions, Sgt. Martin Gonzalez was awarded the New York State Medal of Valor in a ceremony here on Nov. 17. Now a Fallsburg, N.Y. police officer, Gonzalez was working as police officer for the village of Liberty, N.Y. when the structure - a gas station under construction -- collapsed on the afternoon of Oct. 15, 2011.

  • Veteran Amputee Team rumbles with Washington Redskins & NFL alumni

    Nov 18, 2013

    The Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team beat a squad of seasoned NFL veterans and alumni Nov. 16, 2013, at Bishop O'Connell High School, as part of Warrior Care Month.

  • Veterans honored for their service and sacrifice

    Nov 18, 2013

    Lt. Col. Christine Moser, U.S. Army Public Health Command, participated in a Veterans Day event at Margaret Kelleher Adult Day Care Center in Bel Air, Md.

  • Commit to be fit, join Great American Smokeout

    Nov 15, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO - Come join us in celebrating the American Cancer Society 37th observance of the Great American Smokeout. Over the years, this event has dramatically changed American's attitudes about smoking and has sparked community programs and smoke-free laws that are saving lives. Believe it or not, quitting for even one day is an important step towards a healthier life.

  • Fitness centers shake it up with new classes

    Nov 15, 2013

    Workouts can become stale and routine, and many people often find it hard to stay on track, but the Fort Rucker fitness centers are shaking things up by offering new classes to keep people in shape.

  • The Culminator: Event concludes yearlong challenge

    Nov 15, 2013

    The final event of the Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour will be held at the Division Parade Field Saturday, concluding the near yearlong fitness program. "The Culminator is the last event -- a fantastic ending to an incredible year of events," said Catherine Walker, Fort Campbell Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation special events manager. The Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour issued its initial challenge to the Fort Campbell and the local community in February after unveiling its 10-month program of fitness activities the month prior. Aimed at linking Fort Campbell to surrounding communities, its goal has been to encourage healthy living and lifestyles among all age categories and fitness levels through both competitive and noncompetitive events.

  • Wounded warrior takes win in Food Network challenge

    Nov 14, 2013

    Army Wounded Warrior Program Veteran Robbie Myers won first place on the Military Salute Edition of the Food Network Show "Chopped," where he competed against military chefs from other services.

  • If injured, don't be afraid or too stubborn to seek medical attention

    Nov 14, 2013

    As a public affairs specialist, my job is to report the news. Over the years I have found that occasionally, whether you intend to or not, you become the news. I was recently taking photographs at a town hall meeting inside an Area Support Group-Kuwait conference room. After about an hour, I realized that I needed to change the battery in my camera. Hoping to escape notice, I ducked away from the table. I intended to stand up and quietly creep over to my bag. Unfortunately, I stood up beneath a column-mounted flat screen television.

  • If injured, don't be afraid or too stubborn to seek medical attention

    Nov 14, 2013

    As a public affairs specialist, my job is to report the news. Over the years I have found that occasionally, whether you intend to or not, you become the news. I was recently taking photographs at a town hall meeting inside an Area Support Group-Kuwait conference room. After about an hour, I realized that I needed to change the battery in my camera. Hoping to escape notice, I ducked away from the table. I intended to stand up and quietly creep over to my bag. Unfortunately, I stood up beneath a column-mounted flat screen television

  • Deployed Soldiers test for medical badge

    Nov 14, 2013

    History was made recently when 1st Brigade "Raider Brigade", 4th Infantry Division organized and hosted the Army Expert Field Medical Badge test on Camp Buehring.

  • Wounded warriors share what worked

    Nov 14, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. (Nov. 14, 2013) -- As part of the Warrior Care Month during November, the Fort Sill Warrior Transition Unit held a WTU Success Stories event Nov. 7 here.

  • U.S. surgeon general visits Lewis-McChord

    Nov 14, 2013

    The newly appointed U.S. surgeon general met with Public Health Service officers assigned to 1st Special Forces Group, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Nov. 7, 2013, and toured the Department of Defense Telehealth and Technology center.

  • Accidents Don't Take Holidays

    Nov 14, 2013

    It's that time of year where many of us are caught up in holiday routines and tend to take seasonal hazards for granted. Doing so, however, can mean the difference between a happy holiday and tragedy. Statistics show that mishaps occur more frequently during the holiday period. A little common sense, combined with some advanced planning, can help accident-proof your holidays, making them safer for you, your family members and visitors

  • Army showcases energy-efficient technologies for warfighters

    Nov 14, 2013

    The Army displayed energy-efficient technologies, in the Pentagon courtyard that are used or being developed to make Soldiers more effective on the battlefield, Nov. 14, 2013.

  • Kenner kicks off Warrior Care Month

    Nov 14, 2013

    At Kenner, we have a new strategy called Army Medicine 2020. Instead of pills, procedures, and doctors visits, we are emphasizing the Performance Triad that focuses on the three pillars of wellness: eating right, being active and sleeping well.

  • WTB hosts athletic events: Games in honor of Warrior Care Month

    Nov 13, 2013

  • Triple-amputee guest speaker provides resiliency training to Warrior Transition Brigade Soldiers

    Nov 12, 2013

    In honor of Warrior Care Month in November, the Fort Knox Warrior Transition Battalion invited guest speaker, former Army Sgt. Bryan Anderson, a triple-amputee, to conduct resiliency training Nov. 8, 2013, at Waybur Theater at Fort Knox, Ky.

  • Toward a Ready and Resilient Army -- Leaders' Responsibilities in R2C

    Nov 12, 2013

    Our Army Family has demonstrated remarkable strength fighting two wars over the past 12 years, and has built resiliency dealing with challenges from combat stress, illness, injury, and the strain placed on relationships. To arm Soldiers Families and Civilians with resources essential to maintaining resiliency and overcoming these challenges to the health of our force, the Army launched the Ready and Resilient Campaign (R2C).

  • States focus on deployment health to improve readiness and resilience

    Nov 12, 2013

  • U.S. Army Surgeon General honored by French government

    Nov 12, 2013

    The U.S. Army Surgeon General received France's National Order of Legion of Honor, Chevalier (Knight) award during a ceremony held in the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., Nov. 12, 2013.

  • Wounded warrior sets transition goals with help of CSF2

    Nov 7, 2013

    Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2) provides Performance Enhancement Training at 38 Warrior Transition Units and Community Based Warrior Transition Units across the Army as well as at 16 Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2) Training Centers at Army installations across the nation. Specially trained CSF2 Master Resilience Trainer Performance Experts (MRT-PEs), with advanced degrees in sports or performance psychology, provide training in several different skill areas to transitioning Soldiers. Their initial training includes Building Confidence, Attention Control, Energy Management, Integrating Imagery and Goal Setting. Soldiers can then elect to receive one-on-one Mastery Training with a MRT-PE on any one of these skills.

  • Army Athletes Win Big at World Competition

    Nov 7, 2013

    Warrior Games' medalists Sgt. Ryan McIntosh and Spc. Elizabeth Wasil represented the U.S. Armed Forces and their country during first Open Integrative Conseil International du Sport Militaire European Championships in Track and Field in Warendorf, Europe, Sept. 9-16, 2013.

  • Wounded Soldier cites Ranger school lessons as source of resilience

    Nov 7, 2013

    An Army captain, severely wounded in Afghanistan, said lessons learned from Ranger School strengthened his resolve to heal, and kept him resilient through his recovery.

  • Veterans Day 2013

    Nov 7, 2013

    America's veterans are among our greatest national treasures. Their collective experience is an essential part of our shared heritage, and because of them, liberty will endure here and around the world. This Veterans Day, we will honor the sacrifices of service members both past and present -- including you, our Soldiers, who continue the fight for freedom every day. Thank you for your service and dedication to our nation and its people.

  • Chiropractic, physical therapy work together to heal Soldiers

    Nov 7, 2013

    The chiropractic and physical therapy departments at Lyster Army Health Clinic recently combined efforts to accelerate Soldiers' recovery time after injuries.

  • Pregnancy program celebrates first year

    Nov 7, 2013

    Reynolds Army Community Hospital's Pregnancy and Postpartum Physical Training Program (PPPT) honored new and expecting fathers with an appreciation breakfast Oct. 31, at the Graham Resiliency Training Center.

  • Kenner announces new APLSS slogan

    Nov 7, 2013

  • Seasonal flu vaccine now available at post clinics

    Nov 7, 2013

  • November highlights Warrior Care Month

    Nov 7, 2013

    The Army has designated November as Warrior Care Month with the theme "Warrior Care Building a Ready and Resilient Force."

  • Fort Sill Wellness Center combats stress

    Nov 7, 2013

    The Fort Sill Army Wellness Center (AWC) can provide resources to educate and coach people as they discover how to take control of your health. Stephanie Ryan, AWC director, said that the services they provide can help individuals meet their health goals by teaching a person how to respond to stressful events.

  • New Wellness Center aimed at helping community members build, sustain healthy lifestyles

    Nov 6, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The Wiesbaden military community celebrated its latest quality-of-life improvement -- the opening of the Wiesbaden Army Wellness Center -- Nov. 1 on Clay Kaserne.

  • "We want to save people's lives"

    Nov 6, 2013

    Today, Afghan National Army soldiers train to react to a scenario based on an all-too-real occurrence. The training scenario has "enemies of Afghanistan" attacking an Afghan National Army foot patrol. While some of the ANA soldiers are busy defeating the enemy, others are treating their two wounded comrades.

  • Workin' for health: Soldiers, civilians, Families attend Health and Fitness Expo

    Nov 6, 2013

  • USAPHC food inspectors fight intentional hazards

    Nov 6, 2013

    USAPHC veterinary food inspectors ensure safety of DOD food and water supply.

  • Road Weary

    Nov 6, 2013

    In the aviation community, we talk about safety all the time. It's evident that we put a greater emphasis on safety at work. For example, I would never start a flight across three states without first making arrangements to support the mission, such as knowing exactly where I was going to stop for fuel or stay overnight. Last summer, however, I took my family on a road trip to Albuquerque, N.M., and did just that.

  • Preserving out-of-this-world food

    Nov 5, 2013

    Getting enough vitamins in one's diet is tough enough on this planet. Consider the health of astronauts in extended spaceflight.

  • College grad finds niche in unexpected job in Afghanistan

    Nov 5, 2013

    When Jessica Flandro graduated college she had no job prospects. Eight months after graduating, she lands her first career job working for the education center, initially at Bagram Airfield. Now she's finishing up a stint as an education services specialist at the Kandahar Education Center at Kandahar Airfield.

  • Ready and Resilient Campaign -- Frequently Asked Questions

    Nov 5, 2013

    FAQ - Ready and Resilient Campaign

  • Healing Arts program puts Soldiers at ease

    Nov 5, 2013

    Red Cross uses creativity to promote resiliency for Soldiers

  • Dauntless medic earns coveted EFMB

    Nov 5, 2013

    Pfc. Jan Kemmann, a medic assigned to the 512th Military Police Company, 92nd Military Police Battalion, 4th MEB out of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. and 185 other Soldiers across the 1st Infantry Division began their quest toward earning the EFMB on Oct. 19; however, only 14 were awarded the coveted insignia 10 days later during a ceremony at Barlow Theater.

  • Army DHAP PSA Video

    Nov 5, 2013

    PSA video in support of the U.S. Army Deployment Health Assessment Program (DHAP) and the Army Ready and Resilience Campaign (R2C).

  • Goblins and ghouls use fitness tools at AAOG Halloween Bash

    Nov 5, 2013

    The U.S. Army Air Operations Group hosted a Halloween Bash Walk to promote health and wellness within the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington staff, at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Oct, 31.

  • The Surgeon General's Veterans Day Safety Message

    Nov 5, 2013

    After four years of bitter war, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month, the world rejoiced and celebrated because a cease-fire agreement was signed with Germany, bringing an end to World War I. Since that day in 1918, November 11th has been set aside to honor America's Veterans for their patriotism and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the many freedoms we hold so dear.

  • US Army designates Army Resiliency Directorate, promotes force readiness through personnel resilienc

    Nov 4, 2013

    WASHINGTON (Nov. 4, 2013)--Chief of Army Personnel Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg directed the re-designation of the Headquarters, Department of the Army G-1 Human Resources Policy Directorate as the Army Resiliency Directorate (ARD), effective today. As the proponent for the Department's Ready and Resilience Campaign (R2C), ARD focuses Army resources and programs prioritized to enhance unit readiness and resilience of among Soldiers, Family members and Civilians. ARD's re-designation better describes the key roles this staff agency performs in support of this critical Department mission. "We are changing how we do business. The Army is maximizing our personnel's readiness by enhancing their resilience," Bromberg said.

  • The Surgeon General visits Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Nov 4, 2013

  • Army leadership recognizes excellence of The Old Guard, 'Pershing's Own'

    Nov 4, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal presented framed mementos to the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own," at Conmy Hall, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Nov. 4, 2013, in appreciation for their flawless support during the 2011, 2012, and 2013 Under Secretary of the Army-hosted Twilight Tattoos.

  • 'Vanguard' physical therapist enhances rehabilitation with nutrition plan

    Nov 1, 2013

    Physical fitness is one thing the Army stresses; each and every soldier must be fit to perform their duties to meet the Army standards. Physical fitness is a priority that for most units, physical training is the first thing they do in the morning.

  • Flight medic receives medal for 'long and very difficult mission'

    Nov 1, 2013

    The Soldiers of Company C, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation, "Dustoff," added another chapter to their long and deep connection with the Marine Corps Oct. 30, when Staff Sgt. Tim Mika was awarded the Air Medal for his actions in saving two Marines in Afghanistan May 25, 2011.

  • Taking advantage of an opportunity

    Nov 1, 2013

    The small group of men were gathered around the back of an Afghan National Army Humvee parked on a patch of gravel on Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Oct. 28, 2013.

  • Courage to seek help, laughter offer relief from depression

    Nov 1, 2013

    The Army is joining organizations and communities across the nation to raise awareness about the dangers of depression. The Army's theme, "The Courage to Seek Help," emphasizes that depression is one of the most treatable behavioral health conditions.

  • Thirdhand smoke: a new tobacco hazard for families

    Nov 1, 2013

    Thirdhand smoke is considered a hazard because it contains toxic gases and chemicals (i.e. nicotine, tar, butane, paint thinners, arsenic, lead and carbon monoxide) that you cannot see. These chemicals pose a health risk because they combine with the air and other pollutants to make cancer-causing substances.

  • Change - count on it

    Nov 1, 2013

    Going into the holiday season, our Army has much to be thankful for, especially our Soldiers. We knew fiscal 2013 would most likely be a good year for safety, but the final outcome -- 136 accidental fatalities, a 15 percent decline from the previous year and the lowest number on record -- was an historic landmark. Such a remarkable achievement during a year of relentlessly high operations tempo, to include the twelfth year of combat, happened only because of the hard work and commitment of our entire Army Team. I thank each of you for your proactive part in making it possible.

  • JBM-HH community gets rid of unwanted meds

    Nov 1, 2013

    Groceries were not the only items being unloaded Oct. 25 at the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall commissary.

  • Beware of emotional eating

    Nov 1, 2013

    Understanding what we eat, and how our mood relates to our behavior are important ways to help improve our mood. A well-balanced diet and engaging in healthy activities can keep us feeling great more often.

  • USAPHC couple retires with 75 years of combined federal service

    Nov 1, 2013

    A USAPHC couple, Eunice and Emery Thompson, were recognized for their 75 years and five days of combined federal service Oct. 24 at the Aberdeen Proving Ground--South Recreation Center.

  • Bassett Army Community Hospital hosts ladies luau

    Nov 1, 2013

    The luau organizers sought to offer a festive environment to encourage women to take an evening for themselves to relax, have fun and think about their own wellbeing.

  • JROTC cadet volunteers honor wounded warriors during 2013 Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 31, 2013

    Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet volunteers from Forest Park High School in Woodbridge, Va., prepared the "Warrior Tent" in honor of the 85 athletes who competed in the Wounded Warrior and Wheelchair category of the Army Ten-Miler, at the Pentagon, Oct. 20, 2013.

  • Sapper Leader Course medics with candidates every step of the way

    Oct 31, 2013

    When the Sapper Leader Course medics began their careers as 68W Health Care Specialists they never thought they would be playing a major role in turning Soldiers into Sappers -- much less persevering through each class, right beside the students.

  • Program rounds up Rx drugs at Fort Sill

    Oct 31, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The Army Substance Abuse Program at Fort Sill sponsored the fall Drug Take Back event Oct. 24, 2013, at the Main Exchange and the commissary.

  • Help, resources available to troops who step forward

    Oct 31, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 31, 2013) -- Col. M.C. Stephen Cherry IV and his wife Laurie will forever share a close personal bond with Rebecca Morrison ... a survivor-suicide connection they would never wish on anyone.

  • Area residents dispose of 60 pounds of medication here safely

    Oct 31, 2013

    Fort huachuca, AZ. - Area residents dispose of 60 pounds of medication here safely.

  • Class plants seeds for better combat casualty care

    Oct 30, 2013

    Soldiers with Company C, 94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, taught a CLS course to Afghan Border Police and Afghan National Civil Order Police officers at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20-22.

  • Secretary Defense awards Purple Hearts

    Oct 30, 2013

  • October is time to recognize pharmacists, technicians

    Oct 30, 2013

    October is American Pharmacist Month, and in recognition of this observance, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center encourages beneficiaries to get to know your pharmacist and your medication. CRDAMC Pharmacy has some of the "top technicians" in the Army Medical Department. This year, Army Pharmacy's top clinical technician was CRDAMC's own Ms. Beth Rayman.

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