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  • Change to Army Post-9/11 GI Bill transfer policy takes effect Aug. 1

    Jul 8, 2013

    Beginning Aug. 1, 2013, every Soldier who elects to transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to a family member will incur an additional four years in the Army, without regard to their time in service.

  • Medical leaders gather for conference in Seoul

    Jul 8, 2013

    Military medical leaders from 21 nations are participating in the 23rd Asia Pacific Military Medicine Conference in Seoul, South Korea, July 8-12, 2013.

  • West Nile Virus detected on JBM-HH

    Jul 8, 2013

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Directorate of Public Works has been working hard this summer to combat mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus. The Fort McNair portion of the joint base tested positive for one mosquito carrying the virus this summer.

  • Beat the Heat

    Jul 8, 2013

    Summer is a beautiful time of year; however, we should always be aware of the associated dangers lurking around the corner.

  • Client-centered clinics: Medical 'homes' for Soldiers

    Jul 5, 2013

    "The whole purpose behind PCMH is to improve quality of care," said Samara Walker, McDonald Army Health Center PCMH project manager. "I consider continuity of care fundamental to that purpose."

  • Fort Lee policeman honored after helping to save man's life

    Jul 3, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (July 4, 2013) -- In the everyday experiences of our lives, how improbable is the notion that our being could somehow be impacted by one among the masses of people we see but are oblivious to every day?

  • Healthy choices are focus at USAG Bamberg

    Jul 3, 2013

    In recognition of June as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, Awareness Month, Bamberg Army Health Clinic teamed up with the garrison's Army Substance Abuse Program, or ASAP, to facilitate a Suicide Prevention Training at the Freedom Fitness Facility June 27.

  • Fort Bragg physician assistant gains surgeon general recognition

    Jul 3, 2013

    A physician assistant dedicated to improving optimal care for trauma patients has been recognized for his efforts to make Womack Army Medical Center a certified trauma center. Maj. George Barbee, an emergency medicine physician assistant in WAMC's Department of Emergency Medicine, was recently awarded the 2012 Surgeon General's Physical Assistant Recognition Award.

  • Dietitian offers guidance for healthy meals

    Jul 3, 2013

    Although there is no one right way to eat, there are some basic dietary guidelines we can all follow when planning mealtimes, food shopping and any eating environment to help us all make good choices for a healthier lifestyle.

  • Medical soldiers hone skills for chemical environment

    Jul 3, 2013

    Like a scene from a disaster movie, casualties were spread out as far as the eye could see, waiting for soldiers to triage, decontaminate and treat their injuries after a simulated chemical plant explosion.

  • Wildfire smoke can cause health problems

    Jul 3, 2013

    Even healthy people can feel the effects of wildfire smoke.

  • TRADOC leads review of MOS standards, gender integration

    Jul 2, 2013

    As U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command continues to design the force of the future, it will also review the standards for all Soldiers -- men and women alike -- to support the future force.

  • Army ER doctor chosen for 21st class of astronauts

    Jul 2, 2013

    An Army doctor at Fort Belvoir, Va., Community Hospital was selected as an astronaut candidate with the NASA class of 2013.

  • Army Medicine General Officer "Brings Humanity to the Battlefield"

    Jul 2, 2013

    When then Col. Patrick D. Sargent learned he'd been selected for promotion to brigadier general, he said he thought--'Wow, the Army has a sense of humor.' "I'm so pleased the Army has a sense of humor." said the Panama City, Fla., native.

  • Army Medicine ENTs Answer Call to Provide Humanitarian Aid to Pacific Republic

    Jul 2, 2013

    A team of Tripler Army Medical Center Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) physicians and Department of the Army Civilians recently completed a humanitarian mission to the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) where 407 outpatient visits and 234 audiologic evaluations were provided to a population in need of care that was not affordable or accessible to those living in the region.

  • FIRST ACTIVE COMPONENT AMERICAN OF KOREAN DESCENT PROMOTED

    Jul 2, 2013

    Brig. Gen. John M. Cho, surrounded by family and friends received his first star on June 21, 2013, at Fort Myer, Virginia. He has become the first Active Component American Soldier of Korean descent to achieve the rank of Brigadier General.

  • BORDEN INSTITUTE RELEASES: THE BORDEN COMPENDIUM AND EBOOKS

    Jul 2, 2013

    Fort Sam Houston, TX, June 28, 2013 -- Borden Institute releases four eBooks available from our website: www.cs.amedd.army.mil/borden. Available in ePub and MOBI formats are: Medical Consequences of Radiological and Nuclear Weapons; Musculoskeletal Injuries in Military Women; The Warrior in Transition Leader Medical Rehabilitation Handbook; and The Military Advanced Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia Handbook.

  • Independence Day Holiday Safety Message from The Surgeon General

    Jul 2, 2013

    We are blessed to live in a Nation with unrivaled freedoms. As we celebrate our Nation's 237th Birthday, take time to remember the men and women of our Armed Forces who defend and protect the freedoms we hold dear.

  • Ten Hut! Superheroes in our midst

    Jul 2, 2013

    We Americans love our superheroes, as evidenced this summer with the return to the big screen of two favorites from my youth, the Lone Ranger and Superman.

  • JTF-Bravo conducts medical readiness training exercise in Honduras

    Jul 1, 2013

    Joint Task Force-Bravo, in conjunction with the Honduran Ministry of Health, conducted a medical readiness training exercise, June 25-26, 2013, inside of a school named Lempira in the remote village of Bara Patuca, Gracias a Dios, Honduras, where patients received dental, preventative medicine and well-being checkups.

  • Protect your eyes from ultraviolet light

    Jul 1, 2013

    July is Ultraviolet Light Safety Month, and anyone who has been sunburned in the past knows the effects of too much sun and UV light exposure.

  • Children can eat healthy while on-the-go

    Jul 1, 2013

    Finding easy, creative ways to add more fruits and vegetables in place of other foods may be important in reducing risk for child and youth obesity.

  • Knowing your headache provides relief options

    Jul 1, 2013

    Eighty-five to 90 percent of the world's population experiences headaches throughout their lifetime.

  • USAMEDDAC Fort Knox and Ireland Army Community Hospital welcomes new commander

    Jul 1, 2013

    United States Army Medical Department Activity Fort Knox and Ireland Army Community Hospital welcomed a new leader and bid farewell to its former commander in a Change of Command Ceremony Thursday morning at Brooks Field.

  • Stand Down teaches troops to prevail in battle against sexual harassment and assault

    Jul 1, 2013

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- 402nd Field Artillery Brigade held a Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Program Stand Down June 26 at Biggs Park here, featuring guest speakers and blocks of training supporting the Army's fight against sexual assault.

  • USAMRMC signs agreement with AmpliPhi BioSciences Corporation to develop bacteriophages therapies

    Jul 1, 2013

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and AmpliPhi Biosciences Corporation entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) Jun. 13 to develop medical products that use bacteriophages to treat burns, skin and soft tissue infections and diarrheal diseases.

  • From the Director of Army Safety - Risk: a common denominator

    Jul 1, 2013

    Anyone who has ever had a college philosophy class is familiar with the question, "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" Multiple interpretations of the answer have been given by great minds through the years, but one simple premise is this: The lion's share of human perception is made up of only what we actually observe. Trees fall in the forest all the time, but it's not an "event" unless someone is there to see or hear it.

  • Wounded warrior works with animals, old cars to recover

    Jun 27, 2013

  • Garuda Shield brings medical care and smiles to Indonesia

    Jun 25, 2013

    Troops from the Indonesian army and the U.S. Army gave free medical treatment and dental screenings to more than 200 local residents at a public health day held at the Kostrad Medical Clinic in Cilodong, Indonesia, June 19, 2013.

  • Accident reduction achievable with engaged leadership

    Jun 25, 2013

    In recognition of National Safety Month, members of the Ground Directorate encourage everyone in the Army Family to take time and integrate risk management into their planned activities; day, night, tactical, non-tactical, on or off duty. While there's been a recent decline in Army accidental fatalities, there's still room for improvement when it comes to reducing losses.

  • 'Ammo Shack' offers fun alternatives at Miesau

    Jun 25, 2013

    Until recently, Pfc. Patrick Stone, a personnel clerk at 212th Combat Support Hospital, had nowhere to go for a little fun. Then, the local junior enlisted council transformed Miesau Ammo Depot's empty library into the ultimate hang out spot -- now dubbed the "Ammo Shack." Dozens of troops attended the June 24 opening.

  • 'Beetle Bailey' draws attention to post-traumatic stress

    Jun 25, 2013

    Fans of the long-running comic strip "Beetle Bailey" got a bit of a surprise, June 16, 2013, when its creator, Mort Walker, chose to set aside his usual military-inspired humor to draw attention to a more serious subject.

  • Spouse sets sights on Ms. Fit

    Jun 24, 2013

    Less than a year after beginning weight training, Justine Molton is gearing up for her first bodybuilding competition.

  • USAARL Researcher Receives RDA Award

    Jun 24, 2013

    Dr. Amanda Kelley, research psychologist at the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory at Fort Rucker, Ala., was among the 153 Army scientists and engineers to receive the 2012 Research and Development Achievement award.

  • LRMC Medic Receives Combat Medical Badge

    Jun 21, 2013

    An Army Medic assigned to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, has been awarded the prestigious Combat Medical Badge for the aid he rendered to an Afghan Soldier while under enemy fire in Afghanistan.

  • 3d ESC Change of Command Ceremony

    Jun 21, 2013

    Brig. Gen. Kristin K. French relinquished command of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) to Col. (P) Flem B. "Donnie" Walker Jr. during a change of command ceremony June 18 at the Natcher Physical Fitness Center.

  • 3d ESC Awarded Distinguished Unit Streamer

    Jun 21, 2013

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) added the Quartermaster Distinguished Unit of Regiment Streamer to its colors June 18 before the change of command at Natcher Physical Fitness Center.

  • New commanding general takes charge of Northern Regional Medical Command

    Jun 21, 2013

    The new commanding general of the Army Medicine's northern region pledged to focus on creating a healthcare system that keeps Soldiers, Family members and other beneficiaries healthy.

  • Fort Hood wounded warriors celebrate Army's 238th with bone marrow drive

    Jun 21, 2013

    Nearly 75 Soldiers and civilians assigned to the Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade swabbed their cheeks in honor of one of their own: Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Arnette, who is waiting to fine a bone marrow match.

  • Army medicine continues its wartime advances

    Jun 21, 2013

    This week, the military medical community was notified that a new antibiotic drug is now available to treat Soldiers who have life-threatening, multidrug resistant bacterial infections.

  • Staff support vital to strategic goals

    Jun 20, 2013

    The No. 1 priority at Kenner Army Health Clinic is the care and well-being of patients. The team is dedicated to delivering optimized health care to meet the needs of beneficiaries.

  • 10th Mountain Division combat medic aids civilian injured in accident

    Jun 20, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- You never know when or if your military training will come in handy during a walk through the woods. But on June 9, three 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team Rear Soldiers sprang into action to help a young man who sustained injuries when he jumped into a pool of water at Salmon River Falls in Oswego County.

  • Understand rules for PCSing with pets

    Jun 20, 2013

  • Pentagon-level SHARP training for Army officers

    Jun 20, 2013

    WASHINGTON (June 20, 2013)--Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg, Deputy Chief of Staff G-1, facilitated a Sexual Harassment/ Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) panel, today, in the Pentagon Auditorium that served as officer professional development for 0-6 colonels assigned to Headquarters, Department of the Army. During the hour-long session, attendees watched a video titled "Effects of Sexual Assault/Sexual Harassment on the Army Profession" featuring a private first class sharing her personal account of sexual assault and attempts for seeking help. Following the video, Bromberg lead a panel discussion on incidents of sexual harassment and assault in the Army ranks and the actions needed to prevent them.

  • USAARL welcomes new commander

    Jun 20, 2013

    The U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory welcomed a new commander and bid farewell to a familiar face during a change of command ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation museum June 14.

  • MEDDAC holds change of command, award ceremony for outgoing commander

    Jun 20, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. -Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center started off its change of command Wednesday with a different twist. It began with an award ceremony in a relaxing setting. Before entering the Arizona sun on Brown Parade Field for the formal change of command, Soldiers gathered in the shade around the gazebo to present awards to Col. William Moran, outgoing commander, prior to the ceremony.

  • GEMS: Young investigators solve a crime

    Jun 20, 2013

    More than 20 crime scene investigators filled the library at the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory June 13 checking for fingerprints and comparing footprints in order to identify a killer.

  • Distracted driving is deadly

    Jun 19, 2013

    Motor vehicle accidents involving a distracted driver kill thousands of people each year on America's roadways. Anytime drivers text, use a cell phone or navigation system, change a radio station, eat or drink, or do anything that diverts their attention from the road, the opportunity for an accident to happen increases exponentially.

  • Researcher from Natick receives prestigious citation for a lifetime of stellar science

    Jun 19, 2013

    Dr. Andrew Young, division chief for the Military Nutrition Division at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, was recently honored with the American College of Sports Medicine's Citation Award for his professional contributions over his 36-year career in science.

  • CECOM Software Engineering Center develops software patch for FDA blood transfusion requirements

    Jun 18, 2013

    In support of Program Executive Office Defense Health Services Systems, the U.S. Communications-Electronics Command's Software Engineering Center developed a software patch for the Medical Situational Awareness in Theater and Theater Medical Data Store applications.

  • Class teaches how to better recognize and investigate child abuse

    Jun 18, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - For the first time, law enforcement, medical and social services personnel were able to take the Child Abuse Prevention Investigative Techniques class in Wiesbaden. The eight-day class, which took place June 10-19 at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center, teaches people how to better recognize and investigate child abuse, said Michelle Stosich, Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program manager.

  • BAMC takes top honors in MEDCOM IT awards

    Jun 18, 2013

    Brooke Army Medical Center Information Management/Information Technology was recently awarded the 2012 Team of the Year Mercury award by Army Medical Command.

  • AP Hill, EOD School test medical emergency response and evacuation procedures

    Jun 18, 2013

    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. -- U.S. Army Garrison Fort A.P. Hill and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School held a Medical Evacuation Functional Exercise on June 12 to test the post's ability to respond, triage and evacuate victims of a training accident.

  • US, TNI-AD Soldiers bring Aloha spirit during Garuda Shield 13

    Jun 18, 2013

    Soldiers of the Hawaii Army National Guard and Tentara Nasional Indonesia Army (TNI-AD) took some time during Exercise Garuda Shield 2013 to visit severely disabled children at a local orphanage and donate goods to the Wisma Tuna Ganda Palsigunung in Cimanggis June 16, 2013.

  • Army considers civilian victim advocates

    Jun 17, 2013

    The Army is considering doing away with uniformed victim advocates and hiring civilians in their place, said the general in charge of the Army's personnel policy.

  • Putting new boots on the ground

    Jun 17, 2013

    What it all comes down to is keeping Soldiers' minds on their missions in Afghanistan, rather than on their feet. That's how Ben Cooper views the development of the Hot Weather Mountain Combat Boot at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, which began in spring 2011.

  • Health clinic gets new commander

    Jun 17, 2013

    A ceremonial passing of the colors placed a new commander at the helm of the health clinic here June 13.

  • Managing stress takes practice

    Jun 17, 2013

    Changing things up can reduce stress and prevent boredom

  • Drug Take Back B-Roll

    Jun 17, 2013

    The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) provided this drug take back b-roll for use by other government organizations in their Drug Take Back event marketing products.

  • FDA Approves New Drug Application for Whole Blood Collection System

    Jun 17, 2013

    In partnership with the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity, Hemerus Medical LLC received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the New Drug Application for its SOLX® System (LEUKOSEP® HWB-600-XL Leukocyte Reduction Filtration System for Whole Blood with CPD Anticoagulant and SOLX® Additive) April 25.

  • NASA selects two Soldiers for 2013 Astronaut Candidate Class

    Jun 17, 2013

    Two Army Soldiers selected as Astronaut trainees

  • Medical book donation during Garuda Shield aids villages

    Jun 17, 2013

    A seemingly small Indonesian and U.S. Army community-relations project is expected to give a boost to an Indonesian school's massive and continuing aid to their own communities.

  • Army leaders address readiness and resiliency efforts

    Jun 14, 2013

    In conjunction with the U.S. Army's 238th birthday, senior leaders from the NFL, the US Army and Weil Cornell gathered in New York City, June 13 to discuss Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), suicide and Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP).

  • SHARP efforts gaining strength, workplace inspections enforced

    Jun 14, 2013

    The Army is taking aggressive measures to put a stop to sexual harassment and sexual assault, but further action is still necessary, according to Army surveys.

  • OPSEC: Helpful hints to prevent information spillage

    Jun 14, 2013

    Loose lips sink ships. A phrase first used on U.S. propaganda posters during World War II, it still rings true for today's military in the age of social media, a 24/7 news cycle and quick information exchange. All in all, it's now more than ever a "loose keys break knees" society. On post, Soldiers and Department of Defense civilians are trained to keep quiet on information considered to be matters of Operations Security, better known as OPSEC. This guidance also applies to Army Family members, contractors, retirees and others throughout the community. Operations Security, as defined by Garrison OPSEC Officer Jay Fangman, is "a systematic and analytic process to deny potential adversaries information about capabilities and intentions by identifying, controlling and protecting evidence of the planning and execution of sensitive activities and operations."

  • Leveraging technology to increase Soldier health and awareness

    Jun 14, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho's Performance Triad Workshop, held at Fort Detrick, Md., brought together thought leaders from government, industry and academia in the fields of health, technology and behavior to discuss the primary topic of leveraging technology to create and sustain changes in health.

  • 238th Army Birthday cake cutting in Times Square

    Jun 14, 2013

  • Army, NFL team up to focus on resiliency for Soldiers, players

    Jun 14, 2013

    The Army hosted a panel, June 13, 2013, to address building and maintaining resilient Soldiers, families, and Department of the Army Civilians.

  • Army's fitness program evolves

    Jun 14, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- If a personal trainer for the Baltimore Ravens came up to you and said 'this is the way the team does squats, or pushups,' you'd probably say, 'that's how it should be done. Why not? They're professional trainers.' The Army is looking at its Soldiers the same way. Soldiers are paid athletes, essentially. That is not all they are, but being physically ready for battle is a big task, and the Army is now putting personal trainers in units to make sure they are executing their exercises properly.

  • Smokeless tobacco not safe alternative

    Jun 14, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Kelda Hodges often feels like she is fighting an uphill battle, trying to help people quit using tobacco products. As a tobacco cessation and health promotions registered nurse at Reynolds Army Community Hospital, she works to help Soldiers and family members at Fort Sill quit using cigarettes and other tobacco products. And while smoking continues to be the most significant health risk in the military, she has noticed a rise in the use of smokeless tobacco in recent years chewing tobacco, and dips like snuff. This is because it has become increasingly difficult to smoke cigarettes in most public places, especially on military posts.

  • Odierno: Unfortunately, some still tolerate sexual assault

    Jun 13, 2013

    There are some in the Army who may not yet fully appreciate the gravity of the sexual assault situation in the Army, said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno.

  • Cannoneers participate in TRADOC MOS study

    Jun 13, 2013

    Scientists from the Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine were at Fort Sill June 5-6, and observed cannon crewmembers go through rigorous MOS 13B- specific tasks, as well as common Soldier tasks, as part of a gender-neutral physical standards study.

  • Fort Sill chosen for Healthy Base Initiative

    Jun 13, 2013

    The Department of Defense selected Fort Sill to be one of two Army posts in the Healthy Base Initiative -- a project to promote healthy living.

  • Peer support group focuses on mental health

    Jun 13, 2013

  • Fort Campbell breaks ground for new brain injury center

    Jun 13, 2013

    Military leaders, including Gen. Robert Cone, Commanding General for the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, and Brig. Gen. Mark Stammer, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell Senior Mission Commander, joined leaders of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) at a groundbreaking ceremony here today marking the start of construction for the third in a series of nine National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) Satellite Centers. These centers are designed to diagnose and treat Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). The ceremony took place one day before Flag Day, which is recognized every June 14th to commemorate the birthday of the U.S. Army and the adoption of the United States flag. When completed, the center, named Intrepid Spirit III, will provide the most advanced diagnosis and treatment protocols for wounded, injured and ill military heroes while creating effective programs for rehabilitation and recovery.

  • Course prepares medical personnel in evidence collection

    Jun 12, 2013

    The 65th Medical Brigade sponsored a two week inter-service standardized forensics collecting course in May, to ensure sexual assault forensic exams are conducted in a timely, sensitive, dignified, and victim-centered manner.

  • USAMU Paralympic shooters named to national team

    Jun 12, 2013

    Three Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit were recently named to USA Shooting's Paralympic National and Developmental teams during the USA Shooting National Rifle and Pistol Championships held at Fort Benning last week. Sgt. John Joss was named to the national team while Staff Sgt. Shaun Tichenor and Sgt. Eric Trueblood were both named to the developmental team.

  • Purple Heart Ceremony Kicks Off Army Birthday Celebration at Mount Vernon

    Jun 12, 2013

    Three Soldiers recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center received the Purple Heart Medal at Mount Vernon, Va., Monday to commemorate the 238-year-old heritage of the U.S. Army.

  • USAPHC recognizes Soldier and NCO of 2013

    Jun 12, 2013

    The U.S. Army Public Health Command conducted its 2013 Best Warrior Competition June 3--7 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. The competition brought together the best NCOs and Soldiers from USAPHC headquarters and all five USAPHC regional commands.

  • Tripler Army Medical Center partners with Hawaii Department of Education for academic skills assessm

    Jun 11, 2013

    HONOLULU -- On April 24, 2013, an Army vehicle carrying two Soldiers, an embedded French journalist and a detainee was involved in a single-vehicle accident during a humanitarian mission. The injuries, ranging from minor to critical, required immediate action. The patients needed to be triaged and treated for medical evaluation. Although this exercise is familiar territory to medical personnel at Tripler, this mass casualty scenario was presented to Hawaii public high school students during the 2013 Career Pathway Performance-Based Assessments on April 24th and 25th at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel.

  • Maj. Gen. Keenan assumes command of SRMC

    Jun 11, 2013

    Maj. Gen. M. Ted Wong relinquished command of Southern Regional Medical Command to Maj. Gen. Jimmie O. Keenan during a change of command ceremony at the MacArthur parade field, Thursday, June 6.

  • Pacific Soldiers partner to help veterans

    Jun 11, 2013

    Ten Soldiers from 311th Signal Command (Theater), and five Soldiers from 500th Military Intelligence Brigade, participated in a veterans outreach program sponsored by United States Army Pacific at the Tripler Army Medical Center - Center for the Aging in Hawaii, June 11, 2013.

  • Obama: Nation Pours Resources Into Mental Health Care for Vets

    Jun 10, 2013

    The Veterans Affairs Department is improving access for veterans to mental health services, President Barack Obama said June 3 in remarks that opened the National Conference on Mental Health.

  • Outgoing commander reflects on service with wounded warriors

    Jun 10, 2013

    Before departing Fort Drum for her next assignment, Lt. Col. Celia FlorCruz, outgoing commander of 3rd Battalion, 85th Mountain Infantry Regiment, Warrior Transition Battalion, reflected on the challenges and achievements during her time in command.

  • Creating healthy habits for 'life space'

    Jun 10, 2013

    The typical Soldier visits the doctor four times a year for 20 minutes a visit. That means the average time spent on health care is just 100 minutes or 1.7 hours a year.

  • Injured veterans cycle through Fort Eustis

    Jun 10, 2013

    The challenge covered approximately 350 miles, pushing the riders to their limit both physically and mentally as part of their recovery process.

  • US supports ANA with air medevac

    Jun 9, 2013

    A U.S. Black Hawk helicopter fires a flare while departing Combat Outpost Zerok, bearing a wounded Afghan National Army soldier May 27, 2013. U.S. and ANA forces came under heavy fire during Operation Zafar, a 10-day security patrol into Afghanistan's Nikeh District. The ANA's 3rd Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 203rd Corps overwhelmed extremists during the mission, clearing dozens of villages and securing the district with little assistance from the Americans. U.S. forces from 2/10 Security Forces Assistance Brigade accompanied the ANA to offer tactical advice and emergency assistance. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Mark VanGerpen, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/RELEASED)

  • Seat belts: a disciplined choice

    Jun 9, 2013

    June isn't just National Safety Month - it's also the beginning of summer and the season of road trips and vacations. Unfortunately, the Army loses nearly two squads of Soldiers a year in accidents where seat belts weren't used. The numbers are going down from the spike we saw in 2010, when 29 unbelted Soldiers died, to 13 at the close of fiscal 2012. Accident reviews show that had seat belts been worn, nearly half these Soldiers would still be in the ranks because the survivable space inside their vehicles wasn't compromised.

  • Wounded warriors rehabilitate through cycling

    Jun 7, 2013

    It's no secret that riding a bicycle is good practice. The Wounded Warrior Project has taken this idea and applied it to helping wounded warriors transition back to their duties or to the civilian world. Members of the Wounded Warrior Project were on Baumholder May 28 conducting a bicycle clinic for wounded warriors from the Kaiserslautern military community.

  • Exercise Shared Resilience 13 wraps up in Macedonia

    Jun 7, 2013

    Shared Resilience 2013 wrapped up with a closing ceremony in Pepelishte, Macedonia, June 7, 2013.

  • War College students recognized by Army leadership for suicide research project

    Jun 7, 2013

    During the Army-wide Suicide Stand-Down Day this past September, the 2013 class of U.S. Army War College students were asked to leverage their strategic thinking skills from their very first course work and take a comprehensive look at policy, process, and practices related to the record suicides within the military.

  • Eating healthy improves life

    Jun 7, 2013

    Eat more of this, less of that. Carbs are good. Carbs are bad.

  • Army officials: Knee brace puts 'a spring in your step'

    Jun 7, 2013

    Weight, hinge design, and assistive power of a quasi-passive exoskeleton were studied at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center here to see how these factors affect the way an individual walks.

  • Baumholder Soldier recognized as best in Army

    Jun 7, 2013

    Before the Army, Sgt. Denicio Diaz worked some very long days to support his young family. Each morning, he'd wake at sunrise for his shift at a grocery store, followed by a second job in airport retail. The Chicago-native did all he could to support his infant son and fiancé

  • Tobacco cessation classes available at Rader

    Jun 7, 2013

    Becoming tobacco-free is more challenging than simply putting out a cigarette or throwing out your chew and saying that's it.

  • California first responders train for response on former Fort Ord

    Jun 7, 2013

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Given the recent devastation in Oklahoma, it is not difficult to imagine a major earthquake, people displaced, casualties, communications down, roads disabled and people in dire need of immediate medical treatment.

  • 3-85 Infantry Warrior Transition Battalion welcomes new leader

    Jun 6, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- With fellow commanders, command sergeants major, Family and friends looking on, Lt. Col. Todd E. Bajakian assumed command of 3rd Battalion, 85th Mountain Infantry Regiment, Warrior Transition Battalion, from Lt. Col. Celia FlorCruz during a ceremony Friday at Sexton Field.

  • Hospital marks anniversary, honors fallen WWII Soldier, doctor

    Jun 6, 2013

    Doctor was hero in Battle of Attu

  • Joint town hall highlights community partnership

    Jun 6, 2013

    Fort Carson and local community leadership held a joint town hall to discuss troop numbers at Fort Carson and the upcoming furloughs among other topics.

  • Regular check-ups essential for men's health

    Jun 5, 2013

    Putting off 'tune-ups' can hurt overall performance

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