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  • SRMC welcomes new command sergeant major

    Oct 10, 2013

    Command Sgt. Maj. Marshall L. Huffman relinquished responsibility as command sergeant major of Southern Regional Medical Command to Command Sgt. Maj. Jayme Johnson during a change of responsibility ceremony at the AMEDD Museum Amphitheater, Oct. 8. Maj. Gen. Jimmie O. Keenan, commanding general Southern Regional Medical Command officiated the ceremony.

  • How internships turned into jobs

    Oct 10, 2013

    When Jim Gonzalez and Chris Hall started their internships, getting offered jobs wasn't even on their list of expectations. Learn new skills? Get valuable resume fodder? Network with people in the industry? Sure. Being asked to apply for openings and actually getting hired for jobs? That was an unexpected bonus.

  • Congresswoman Giffords recognized for resilience, enduring service to Army

    Oct 10, 2013

    Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords was awarded the Department of the Army Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service by Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, Oct. 10, 2013, at the Pentagon.

  • Surgeon General's Columbus Day Safety Message

    Oct 9, 2013

    As our Command prepares to observe Columbus Day and celebrate the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492, I salute all of the men and women in uniform as well as our civilian employees who proudly serve and protect the United States of America.

  • Military medical advances in combat can help civilians at home

    Oct 9, 2013

    I had the privilege to see firsthand the latest medical advances we have made in Afghanistan, that help us save more lives and return more service members to duty, and ultimately to their families.

  • Brigade and battalion leaders attend Ready and Resilient Orientation Course

    Oct 9, 2013

    Leaders of brigade and battalion command teams gathered Oct. 9 at Nelson Hall Fort Gordon, Ga., to attend a program orientation course.

  • Community comes together to help terminally ill Soldier

    Oct 7, 2013

    A terminally ill Soldier and his family received a lot more help than they could have imagined on moving day, after a large response to a post on a well-known social media networking site.

  • National Depression Awareness Month

    Oct 7, 2013

    October is National Depression Awareness Month. In observance of this month, on Oct. 10, 2013, the Army will join several organizations across America in recognition of National Depression Screening Day to inform the public about the signs and symptoms of depression

  • USAG Ansbach community members prove themselves red-blooded: Blood program to visit Bismarck Kaserne

    Oct 7, 2013

    The Armed Services Blood Program will visit U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Oct. 8. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., ASBP will accept blood donations at the former post exchange location at Bismarck Kaserne, the bottom floor of D Wing of Bldg. 5843.

  • Warrior Spear Magazine

    Oct 3, 2013

    The latest issue of Warrior Spear is now available for download. In this issue we cover events from the last quarter as well as our recent deployment to Malaysia.

  • Improve your health with activity, diet, sleep

    Oct 3, 2013

    Performance Triad Pilot

  • Eat, move, sleep: Incorporating Performance Triad offers optimal performance

    Oct 3, 2013

    Eat, move and sleep serve as cornerstones of a pilot program, called the Performance Triad, recently launched by the Office of the Surgeon General and Army Medicine.

  • The 80th Training Command's 'bottom up' approach to sexual assault, sexual harassment

    Oct 3, 2013

    While the Department of Defense wrestles with effective methods of dealing with sexual harassment and sexual assault, Maj. Gen. Bill Gerety, commander 80th Training Command (TASS), has decided to reach out to Soldiers and civilians command wide for their individual perspectives on the issue.

  • Lyster Pharmacy upgrades to medication refill robotics center

    Oct 3, 2013

    New medication dispensing machines will soon be humming and clicking away inside Lyster Army Health Clinic's pharmacy.

  • Currahee's grandfather was role model, Medal of Honor recipient

    Oct 3, 2013

    For those who have Service members in their Families, the role model can be a much closer and tangible person to admire. Such was the case for Sgt. Dell Rocco, a medical logistics specialist with rear detachment's Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), who had his grandfather to emulate. His grandfather, Louis Richard Rocco, a Hispanic Medal of Honor recipient for actions during the Vietnam War, not only affected Sgt. Rocco's career choice but also other important areas of life.

  • Army Medicine personnel practice teamwork at Mayo Clinic Simulation Center

    Oct 2, 2013

    Soldiers with the 865th Army Reserve Combat Support Hospital, from Utica, N.Y., perfected their medical teamwork skills at one of the nation's leading simulation centers.

  • U.S. athletes shine at CISM World Para-Track & Field Championships

    Oct 2, 2013

    Five U.S. military athletes, including three from the Army World Class Athlete Program, combined to win 10 gold and two silver medals, Sept. 14-15, 2013, at the Conseil International du Sport Militaire's 2013 World Para-Track and Field Championships in Warendorf, Germany.

  • Minutes, lives saved using litter assist in mine-resistant ambulances

    Oct 1, 2013

    The Medical Support Systems Project Management Office at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity works with military, government and industry partners to improve equipment and evacuation capabilities, giving minutes back, saving lives.

  • THE TRANSFORMATION OF ARMY MEDICINE: MEDCOM Celebrates 19 Years of Organizational Resilience

    Oct 1, 2013

    On October 2, 1994, The United States Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) was established as part of efforts to reorganize and restructure Army Medicine. This came with the decommissioning of Health Services Command (HSC) after 21 years at a ceremony at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Health Services Command (HSC) came into being in April 1973 under the command and control of Maj. Gen. Spurgeon H. Neel Jr.

  • Horoho Receives Red Cross Humanitarian Award

    Oct 1, 2013

    U.S. Army Surgeon General Patricia D. Horoho (right), is pictured with Joanne Patton (left), daughter-in-law of Army Gen. George S. Patton Jr., and Jarrett Barrios, CEO of the Massachusetts Red Cross after receiving the Humanitarian Award from the American Red Cross of Massachusetts at a ceremony held in Boston last month. Horoho, the Army's first female surgeon general, was recognized for the role she played as a nurse at the Pentagon during 9/11 where she saved dozens of lives by administering medical aid at the point of injury. (Photo courtesy American Red Cross of Massachusetts)

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month "Don't Wait - Early Detection Pays Off"

    Oct 1, 2013

    Army Medicine joins Military Health System (MHS) and other health system partners in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month to increase the overall awareness and sharing of information among Soldiers, family members, and beneficiaries on the importance of breast cancer screening as well as communicating how a healthy lifestyle, which includes eating nutritious foods and staying physically active, are to maintaining, restoring, and improving breast health.

  • National Depression Education and Awareness Month: The Courage to Seek Help

    Oct 1, 2013

    October is National Depression Education and Awareness Month, and in observance of this month, on October 10, 2013, the Army will join several organizations and communities across America in recognition of "National Depression Screening Day" by leading efforts to inform the public about depression, its various signs and symptoms, the importance of eliminating stigma associated with seeking treatment, and providing information about the availability of free anonymous behavioral health screenings.

  • Ready and Resilient: Joining together to help prevent suicide

    Sep 30, 2013

    Hundreds of Soldiers and civilians filled the Wiesbaden Fitness Center in Germany, Sept. 24, 2013, during Wiesbaden's Ready and Resilient training day.

  • Surgeon Returns to Army Roots on 9/11/01 Anniversary

    Sep 30, 2013

    A prominent cardiothoracic surgeon takes the Oath of Office on the 9/11/01 anniversary, and returns to his Army roots.

  • Hurricane approaching?

    Sep 30, 2013

    A churning hurricane approaching the coast gives residents the luxury of time to prepare; a tornado dropping from the sky with no notice doesn't.

  • Army Medical Students March to a Different Drum

    Sep 30, 2013

    Army Health Professions Scholarship Program recipients enjoy paid tuition, fees and books, plus a monthly stipend, at some of the elite medical and dental schools across the country.

  • Flu shot or nasal spray vaccine -- which is better?

    Sep 30, 2013

    Studies comparing the flu shot to the nasal vaccine have shown the shot or inactivated vaccine to be more effective in protecting against influenza A in healthy adults. However, studies conducted in children have found the nasal spray or attenuated vaccine more effective in preventing influenza than the shot.

  • Tinnitus: what the "buzz" is all about

    Sep 30, 2013

    An estimated 50 million Americans experience constant tinnitus. Over 16 million that suffer from tinnitus have sought medical attention to find relief. Among veterans, tinnitus is the most common service-connected disability.

  • Protect your baby from sudden infant death syndrome

    Sep 30, 2013

    Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is responsible for nearly half of these deaths. SIDS is the leading cause of all deaths among infants under a year old, and it often occurs when babies are between 2 months and 4 months old.

  • SAMMC offers weight loss options

    Sep 30, 2013

    Obesity is more than being overweight; it also leads to many health problems including hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia and even certain cancers.

  • Afghans take lead with local hospital

    Sep 29, 2013

    The partnership between coalition forces and the Afghan National Army took a major step forward, Sept. 25, 2013, as the Kandahar Regional Military Hospital in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the hospital now being 100 percent Afghan led.

  • Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine II Cooperative Agreement Awarded to Warrior Restorat

    Sep 27, 2013

    The Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM): Warrior Restoration Consortium, under the Wake Forest University School of Medicine (Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) entered into a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, the Office of Naval Research, the Air Force Medical Service, the Office of Research and Development - Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs.

  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Sep 27, 2013

    U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Command, Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, delivers a public service announcement about the month of October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. No slate version.

  • National Depression Awareness Month

    Sep 27, 2013

    U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Command, Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, speaks about the importance of treating depression as a serious medical condition. No slate version.

  • Wounded warriors pedal 164 miles

    Sep 27, 2013

    More than 40 wounded, injured and ill Soldiers and their supporters from Fort Campbell and Fort Knox, Ky. Warrior Transition Battalions participated in the first Bluegrass Rendezvous Bike Ride Tuesday and Wednesday. The therapeutic and challenging ride between the two installations was designed to help strengthen the bonds between the Soldiers while giving them a challenge they could meet and overcome with the help of their fellow riders. As riders completed the last leg of the 164-mile trip, members of Fort Campbell and the surrounding communities came out to cheer them along. Groups of people stood along Trenton Road, Tiny Town Road, Fort Campbell Boulevard and throughout the installation to wave and cheer. Staff members from the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters building also stood along Indiana Avenue, saluting and encouraging the riders.

  • Award-winning medic ensures prisoners get good treatment

    Sep 26, 2013

    After treating wounded, sick and injured Soldiers in Haiti, Somalia, Colombia and serving twice in Iraq, an Army medic has applied his skills to the nation's only military maximum-security facility.

  • Army, academia develop human-on-a-chip technology

    Sep 26, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Sept. 26, 2013) -- There was a time when the thought of manufacturing organs in the laboratory was science fiction, but now that science is a reality.

  • Bob Delaney shares PTS story with War College community

    Sep 26, 2013

    How often we have questions without answers, or don't know where to turn for help? We may be trying to seek answers from the doctors, and looking for medicine to change the way we feel. It's easy to "shut down" and stop showing our emotions to the others, but the others are often the ones who can help us in the most effective way. Trust a buddy, and talk it out -- that's the lesson of a first-person presentation on post-traumatic stress.

  • Fort Meade Joins Healthy Base Initiative Demonstration

    Sep 26, 2013

    FORT MEADE, Md. -- As one of 14 pilot installations in the Defense Department's Healthy Base Initiative, this Maryland post will share its best practices and lessons learned across DOD to promote healthier and more resilient service members, families, retirees and civilian employees, a senior defense official said today.

  • Lyster embarks on new radiology partnership

    Sep 26, 2013

    Lyster Army Health Clinic has teamed up with Eisenhower Army Medical Center's radiology department at Fort Gordon, Ga., to speed the process of clinical interpretation and expand the opportunity for consultation.

  • Sill celebrates retirees, military spouses

    Sep 26, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Retired Sgt. Maj. Don Armstrong and his wife, Marsha, made the 200-mile drive from Owasso, Okla., to Fort Sill for Retiree Appreciation Days. They had attended RAD twice, and on this trip they planned to take advantage of the three days of activities.

  • First 'Thought-Controlled' Bionic Leg Funded Through Army Medicine Research

    Sep 26, 2013

    Researchers unveiled the world's first thought-controlled bionic leg Sept. 25, funded through the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's (USAMRMC) Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) and developed by researchers at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) Center for Bionic Medicine.

  • Army Medical Command works to improve patient communications

    Sep 26, 2013

    Army Medicine's new "system for health" is an overhaul of the old Army "health care" system. It provides new system components for more effective communications.

  • Army surgeon general visits USARIEM

    Sep 25, 2013

    During a visit to the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, the Army surgeon general and commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Command learned more about the important work being done here for service members.

  • Dual-military, dual-Master Resilience Trainer couple exemplify resilience

    Sep 25, 2013

    Meet the Casons. They're the modern Army Resilient family. They are both sergeants first class stationed at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois; they are raising three daughters together; and they are both Army Master Resilience Trainers.

  • Just click it

    Sep 25, 2013

    Soldiers are wearing seat belts at a substantially higher rate than the civilian population, according to recent data.

  • Healthy dose of preventive care may be best medicine

    Sep 25, 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 here.

  • Recent addition to the Army Medical Department museum- Matilda

    Sep 25, 2013

    The most recent addition to the Maj. Gen. Spurgeon Neel pergola at the Army Medical Department museum is a H19 helicopter affectionately named "Matilda". John D. and Michael R. McWilliam restored and donated the helicopter in honor of their father Col. Robert McWilliam a solo pilot and 30 year veteran aviator.

  • Heroic efforts of Fort Carson MedEvac company save lives in Colorado floods

    Sep 24, 2013

    Three Army Medicine MedEvac crews from Fort Carson, Colo., deployed to flood areas this week to assist in evacuation and rescue efforts.

  • Army installations partner with DEA for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

    Sep 24, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO -- One of America's leading causes of death is currently lurking in your bathroom cabinet, kitchen or bedside table: prescription drugs. To combat this killer, U.S. Army Installation Management Command is participating in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Oct. 26. This initiative aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

  • Taking time for health means more resilient force

    Sep 24, 2013

    Personal health and fitness took center stage at the U.S. Army Installation Management Command town hall, Sept. 20, 2013, in San Antonio.

  • Putting combat rations packaging on a diet

    Sep 23, 2013

    When it comes to combat rations packaging, Lauri Kline would like to put the Defense Department on something of a diet.

  • Eisenhower Army Medical Center Reopens Hyperbaric Chamber

    Sep 23, 2013

    After being without a doctor to oversee procedures for over a year the hyperbaric chamber at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center has reopened with four doctors trained to oversee procedures. The chamber is the only clinical multiplace chamber in the U.S. Army.

  • Combat Arts program provides creative therapy to Veterans with PTSD

    Sep 23, 2013

    The paintings and sculptures hanging in the Southwestern University art gallery this month evoke immediate and powerful emotions from visitors -- awe, anger, horror, sadness -- even though the artists who created them would never have seen themselves picking up a paint brush, until now.

  • Navy officer visits USAARL

    Sep 23, 2013

    Capt. Jeffrey Andrews, commanding officer of Naval Medical Research Unit-Dayton visits the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory at Fort Rucker, Ala. Sep. 18.

  • NC National Guard soldiers honor fallen comrade with memorial

    Sep 22, 2013

    Family, friends and fellow soldiers from the 230th Brigade Support Battalion, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina National Guard, gathered to remember 1st Lt. Ashley White-Stumpf during the unveiling ceremony of the fallen soldier memorial dedicated in her honor at the Goldsboro National Guard Armory here, Sept. 15. 2013.

  • Soldiers Update: Performance Triad

    Sep 20, 2013

    LTG Patricia Horoho talks about a three step pilot course designed to improve the activity, nutrition, and sleep of Soldiers.

  • A Different Type of MP3

    Sep 20, 2013

    This type of MP3 gets you moving, but has nothing to do with music. SSG Frank Brown explains. Available in High Definition.

  • Soldier earns national recognition for volunteer efforts

    Sep 20, 2013

    A U.S. Army Public Health Command Soldier recently gained the recognition of top leaders --including Vice President Joe Biden--for his extensive volunteer efforts in his local community.

  • Combat hospital mimics scene from 'M*A*S*H'

    Sep 20, 2013

    It is almost as if one walked into a scene from "M*A*S*H," however, instead of a setting during the Korean War, soldiers are caring for patients from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • CID cyber tips: Protecting your online identity

    Sep 19, 2013

    Now more than ever, Soldiers, Army civilians, and family members rely on the Internet to work, study, stay connected with family and friends, pay their bills or simply unwind. For criminals, the Internet provides an endless stream of potential targets to be victimized.

  • Medical leaders meet, discuss health of Reserve force

    Sep 19, 2013

    Top medical leaders from across the U.S. Army Reserve met at Fort Bragg, N.C., Sept. 12-13, 2013, to discuss the future health of the force as Soldiers and civilians continued to deploy overseas.

  • Kenner to host family Volksmarch, health fair

    Sep 19, 2013

    Kenner Army Health Clinic staff members are gearing up for a family day of fun to welcome fall with a health fair and Volksmarch, Oct. 5, 9-11:30 a.m.

  • Army researchers develop technology benefiting biomedical, security applications

    Sep 19, 2013

    ADELPHI, Md. (Sept. 19, 2013) -- Current terahertz-based sources suffer from a number of drawbacks including high cost, complex fabrication, and restrictions associated with large externally applied voltages.

  • Army Wellness Center opens at Fort Meade

    Sep 19, 2013

    Fort Meade Opens 16th Army Wellness Center

  • Time for flu shots

    Sep 19, 2013

    Flu season will soon be upon this region and Fort Sill's Reynolds Army Community Hospital wants to make sure everyone is protected against influenza.

  • Fort Hood's wounded warriors share laughs with Hollywood legend

    Sep 19, 2013

    Entertainer Tony Orlando hams it up with Fort Hood wounded warriors during a recent visit.

  • Wellness center to roll out premium fitness service

    Sep 18, 2013

    The first wellness center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., will open next month at Jensen Family Health and Fitness Center.

  • Army vice chief, wounded warriors share inspirations

    Sep 18, 2013

    The Army's vice chief of staff came out to show his support Sept. 15, 2013, for wounded warriors across all branches of service during the third annual Wounded Warriors Celebrity Softball Classic, following the Washington Nationals home game.

  • A different type of MP3

    Sep 18, 2013

    Army Medicine launches Performance Triad pilot initiative at Joint Base Lewis-cChord.

  • Army developing tool to reduce altitude sickness in deployed Soldiers

    Sep 17, 2013

    It is no secret that Soldiers must prevail in all kinds of terrain and climates to complete missions. Afghanistan, for example, boasts mountains with elevations higher than 24,000 feet.

  • Living free from PTSD

    Sep 17, 2013

    Silouan Green -- a writer, musician, post traumatic stress disorder survivor and motivational speaker -- was in a tragic jet crash while serving as a U.S. Marine. A host of complications and medical conditions followed, lowering him into the hell of PTSD.

  • Northern Regional Medical Command Chief Nurse wins prestigious fellowship

    Sep 17, 2013

    Col. Rachel Armstrong broke ground for all Army nurses when she was selected in August for the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellows program.

  • Hearing Center of Excellence director visits USAARL

    Sep 17, 2013

    Col. Mark Packer, director of the DoD Hearing Center of Excellence, and Tanisha Hammill, senior research administrator, visited the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory at Fort Rucker, Ala. Sep. 11.

  • FORT GORDON INDUCTS NEWEST MEMBER OF THE AUDIE MURPHY CLUB

    Sep 17, 2013

    The non-commissioned officers of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center inducted Staff Sgt. Ronnie D. Mullins as the newest member of the Fort Gordon Sergeant Audie Murphy Club on Friday, Sept. 9, in the hospital auditorium.

  • RECOVERY MONTH AT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER

    Sep 17, 2013

    National Recovery Month is intended to inform people of the struggles and treatment available for substance abuse problems and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center is working to inform our Service Members, Families and retirees that treatment can help those with addiction problems to live healthy lives.

  • Eye on the Ball

    Sep 17, 2013

    Dumbfounded, I stood on the racquetball court, trying to stop the blood flowing down my cheek. I'd just been hit in the eye with a ball and wondered how in the heck it happened. I had eyewear on, so why wasn't I protected? It turns out I was the stupid one. Instead of wearing approved racquetball safety glasses/goggles, I opted to wear my prescription glasses. I assumed they'd suffice. Besides, it was supposed to be a quick game with three experienced players. Little did I know that I'd pay the price for my assumption.

  • Patient expresses gratitude for lifesaving care 30 years later

    Sep 17, 2013

    A former patient has come forward to share her story -- and gratitude -- for those who saved her life back in April 1986.

  • NRMC Chief Nurse wins prestigious fellowship

    Sep 16, 2013

    Col. Rachel Armstrong broke ground for all Army nurses when she was selected in August for the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellows program.

  • 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.

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