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  • New Year's baby born at Madigan

    Jan 9, 2015

    Don Jr. Browne may have come into the world a bit earlier than expected, but the timing turned out to be just right to be a contender for the first baby born in the South Sound area in the New Year. The 7 pounds, 5 ounces and 20 inches newborn was born at Madigan Army Medical Center a few seconds after midnight on Jan. 1, although the recorded time was rounded up to 12:01 a.m.

  • Soldier gives back to homeland

    Jan 9, 2015

    MEDDAC Soldier and Ghana native son gives back.

  • Japan Medical Joint Planning Group

    Jan 9, 2015

    Medical Department Activity-Japan (MEDDAC-J) and US Army-Japan (USAR-J) hosted the first Medical Joint Planning Group (JPG) from Jan. 5-9, 2015 in order to refine the USAR-J Medical Sustainment plans and annexes to the USAR-J Operational Support Plans (OSP).

  • Medical laboratory leads task force in Liberia

    Jan 8, 2015

    The 1st Area Medical Laboratory is leading a joint task force that is operating six Ebola testing laboratories in Liberia.

  • GLWACH welcomes first baby of 2015

    Jan 8, 2015

    Caleb Boyd made a special appearance at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital on New Year's Day as the first baby born on Fort Leonard Wood in 2015.

  • Demonstrating resilience: increasing mental and physical strength through adaptive reconditioning

    Jan 8, 2015

    Adaptive reconditioning contributes to a successful recovery for Soldiers, whether they are transitioning back to active duty or to civilian life. In fact, Service members who participate in adaptive sports are likely to reap a variety of benefits, which include but are not limited to less stress, reduction of dependency of pain and depression medication, building relationships with others, and decreasing body weight and fat.

  • 2014: A year-end review of JBM-HH, community partners

    Jan 8, 2015

    American poet and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year." At Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, we have a similar unofficial phrase that reminds us to make the most of each day: "Every day is a great day at JBM-HH." In 2014, JBM-HH saw a number of those great - and notable - days and the Pentagram staff captured a good many of those memorable happenings that made 2014 a great year.

  • Susan Eisenhower visits the Eisenhower Army Medical Center

    Jan 8, 2015

    Susan Elaine Eisenhower, daughter of John Eisenhower and the granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, visited EAMC on Jan. 8, 2015 to view the Eisenhower artifacts and artwork and speak at the Jimmie Dyess Symposium in Augusta, Ga. Eisenhower is a consultant, author, and expert on international security, space policy, energy, and relations between the Russian Federation and the U.S.

  • Fort Knox conducts community listening as Army plans for cutbacks

    Jan 7, 2015

    Representatives from local and Kentucky state governments as well as local community leaders, educators, and citizens, gathered before representatives of the Headquarters Department of the Army to layout their concerns for any further reductions and cutbacks at Fort Knox that might occur as the Army prepares to downsize. They also provided ideas, facts and possible plans for the Army to save money by utilizing more of the installation.

  • US Army Medical Brigade Showcases Tactical Combat Casualty Care to German Army Surgeon General

    Jan 6, 2015

    The 421st Medical Battalion (Multifunctional), 30th Medical Brigade hosted Lt. Gen. Ingo Patschke, the German Army Surgeon General, Brig. Gen. Norvell Coots, the commander of the European Regional Medical Command and command surgeon for U.S. Army Europe, Brig. Gen. Arlan M. Deblieck, the deputy commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, and Col. John Mitchel, the U.S. European Command surgeon general, at the 421st MMB's "Viper Pit" medical training facility on Smith Barracks in Baumholder, Germany Dec. 9.

  • Not your mama's workout

    Jan 6, 2015

    An exercise amateur tries three classes at the Tower Barracks gym

  • Public Health Command bids farewell to commander

    Jan 6, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Dean G. Sienko relinquished command of the U.S. Army Public Health Command and retired from the Army in a Jan. 6 ceremony at the Top of the Bay on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Centers of influence tour Brooke Army Medical Center

    Jan 6, 2015

  • Ebola workshop highlights collaborations to develop and test vaccines

    Jan 5, 2015

    Experts from the Department of Defense and Health and Human Services jointly sponsored an Ebola vaccine workshop, Dec. 12, in Rockville, Maryland.

  • How to achieve your weight loss goals

    Jan 5, 2015

    The goal of the new year should focus on health and wellness.

  • What should I drink during winter workouts?

    Jan 5, 2015

    Winter is a great time to join a gym, try a new class or get into a new winter sport. Winter is also a time to prevent dehydration

  • Test your home for radon, protect your health

    Jan 5, 2015

    January is National Radon Action Month.

  • AMEDD Center and School Hosts Annual Graduate School Research Day

    Jan 2, 2015

    The Academy of Health Sciences Graduate School held the 4th Annual Research Day in Blesse Auditorium, Dec. 10. Dr. Sunil Ahuja, professor, Departments of Medicine, Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio provided the keynote address.

  • Army medical department establishes enlisted subject matter expert program

    Jan 2, 2015

    In August 2014, over 50 enlisted Soldiers, spanning the ranks of staff sergeant to sergeant major, attended the newly established and revitalized subject-matter expert, or SME, training session. Upon completion, all Soldiers received certificates of training and letters appointing each as the Army Medical Department, or AMEDD, SME to the Army Medical Command sergeant major and surgeon general for their respective military occupational specialties, or MOS, and/or additional skill identifiers, ASI.

  • How to report a crime to Army CID

    Dec 30, 2014

    Special Agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command want to remind Soldiers, civilians, and family members about how they can report a crime 24/7 to Army Criminal Investigation Command.

  • Soldiers "High Five," give back to local community

    Dec 30, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- When living in another country, understanding differences in culture can be one of the biggest concerns people have. Getting along harmoniously with local nationals might seem intimidating and the language barrier makes it even more so. However, getting together with the community to lend a helping hand can help break the ice.

  • U.S. Army Europe and Turkish commanders discuss strong alliance

    Dec 29, 2014

    Commanders from the United States and Turkey met, Dec. 26, 2014, at the Turkish 5th Armored Brigade Headquarters, to continue to develop and strengthen the alliance between the two nations. U.S. Army Europe Commanding General Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges met with Turkish 5th Armor Brigade Commander Brig. Gen. Cemalettin Dogan, and discussed the importance of the alliance within the region.

  • ADAM Cell shelter training

    Dec 28, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea--Soldiers assigned to the 210th Field Artillery "Thunder" Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, regularly train to fire long-range artillery at specified targets from long distances. Although this remains the Brigade's main focus, Soldiers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade's Air Defense and Airspace Management (ADAM) Cell, trained with another goal in mind: defend the Brigade against enemy attacks from the air. Soldiers within the ADAM Cell took the opportunity on December 11, during weekly Sergeant's Time Training to demonstrate their unique abilities as air defenders.

  • U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

    Dec 23, 2014

    U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

  • Soldiers celebrating holidays while keeping global vigil

    Dec 23, 2014

    Soldiers in America and those serving in far-flung places around the world -- many in harm's way -- are celebrating the holidays in various ways.

  • Senior leaders meet with wounded troops at CFI

    Dec 23, 2014

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON -- Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr. and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald visited with wounded service members at the Center for the Intrepid Dec. 19.

  • Pacific Region's First Army Wellness Center Opens

    Dec 23, 2014

    Medical Department Activity-Japan (MEDDAC-J) conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony to open the first Army Wellness Center in the Pacific.

  • Mobile app to diagnose head injuries scores FDA clearance

    Dec 22, 2014

    The new Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment is a mobile phone-based application designed to help medical providers identify cases of traumatic brain injury in almost any setting, which may help clinicians diagnose a patient in as little as five minutes.

  • Fort Belvoir Warrior Clinic and Pavilion Receives Trailblazer Award

    Dec 22, 2014

    The Mid-Atlantic Medical Neighborhood Forum's "Medi" Awards recognize people and organizations that have made significant contributions to the advance the quality and access to healthcare through grass roots collaborations.

  • Greywolf Soldiers pony up for increased resilience

    Dec 22, 2014

    LAMPASAS, Texas -- In the heart of the central Texas countryside, tucked away through a long dirt road surrounded with horses, sits a retreat and wellness center, where Soldiers of 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division spent their day Dec. 12.

  • Defense Logistics Agency Awards Adenovirus Vaccine Supply Contract

    Dec 22, 2014

    The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity announced the award of a full-rate production contract for the Adenovirus vaccine type 4 and type 7, live, oral by the Defense Logistics Agency to Barr Laboratories, Inc., a subsidiary of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Dec. 22. The contract will provide the vaccine to all military basic training facilities through December 2019.

  • New VA Secretary presents Bronze Star, Purple Heart to wounded hero

    Dec 22, 2014

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald presented Staff Sgt. Steven Tessitore the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart medal during a ceremony Dec. 19 at the Center for the Intrepid.

  • Fort Hood WTU honors spouses, caregivers for invaluable sacrifices helping Soldiers heal

    Dec 22, 2014

    Fort Hood Warrior Transition Unit recently paid a special tribute to the support system behind a Soldier's transitioning and healing: the unit's spouses and caregivers. The recognition ceremony, held Nov. 26 at the Soldier Family Assistance Center (SFAC), closed out Warrior Care Month, an annual celebration recognizing the contributions and sacrifices of the nation's wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and their Families.

  • WTB-NCR Holds First Caregivers Appreciation Ceremony

    Dec 19, 2014

    "Caregiving is about making someone's life easier," said USO Warrior and Family Center Director Pam Horton and a local caregiver at Naval Support Activity Bethesda (NSAB). "A lot of the [service members] are going through difficult times for a whole host of different reasons. It's about being able to try and make a difference in their lives, lifting their spirits a little bit and being a morale booster.

  • Aeromedical research lab works to make MedEvac missions safer

    Dec 18, 2014

    Scientists and engineers of the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory Enroute Care and Airworthiness Division and Flight Systems Branch, at Fort Rucker, Alabama, recently tested an anti-rotational device that when used on a hoist cable is intended to reduce the spinning of a load when lifted from the ground to the helicopter.

  • Active-duty, Reserve Soldiers hone skills during Mountain Medic Course

    Dec 18, 2014

    To ensure that they are optimally equipped to care for the comrades, 22 Soldiers and Reservist medics completed an intensive two-week Mountain Medic Course at the Bridgewater-Vaccaro Medical Simulation Training Center at Fort Drum, New York, Dec. 1-12, 2014.

  • Kenner staff offers legal help during evaluation boards

    Dec 18, 2014

    It's a fact of Army life that some Soldiers will develop medical issues during their careers. Occasionally, they are severe enough to interfere with the Soldier's ability to serve, and for some, ultimately cause them to leave the military. Soldiers at Fort Lee who find themselves going through the medical board process need to look no further than the Office of Soldiers' Medical Evaluation Board Counsel for assistance.

  • AWC staff members earn certifications

    Dec 18, 2014

    Two Army Wellness Center employees have earned health speciality certifications to increase the robust repertoire of knowledge and skills they offer to Fort Lee clients.

  • Medical team provides life-saving care to Soldiers deployed to Africa

    Dec 18, 2014

    The 86th Damage Control Resuscitation Team, 86th Combat Support Hospital, based out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, is a one-of-a-kind medical team operating in the Joint Forces Command-United Assistance Field Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, capable of facilitating life-saving interventions and surgeries to Soldiers here.

  • NRMC Welcomes New Enlisted Leader

    Dec 18, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Benjamin H.S. Scott, Jr., Northern Regional Medical Command senior enlisted leader, transferred responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Roger A. Velarde, in a Change of Responsibility Ceremony, Friday at Fort Belvoir's Thurman Hall in front of an audience of Family and friends from across the nation.

  • Wounded warrior visualizes PTSD, brain trauma through sculpture

    Dec 18, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Jonathan Meadows suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2012 while deployed to Afghanistan when the vehicle he was riding in drove over an improvised explosive device. Currently stationed at the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Meadows uses ceramic sculpting to "put his thoughts out that he can't verbalize for many reasons," according to his wife, Melissa.

  • Army training keeps Soldiers resilient during holidays, all year

    Dec 17, 2014

    Currently deployed in Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Christopher Freeman relies on his Army training, and support from his family and battle buddies to stay Army Strong while thousands of miles from home.

  • Enlisted Soldiers have pathway to becoming Army physicians

    Dec 17, 2014

    Enlisted Soldiers from any military occupational specialty with a bachelor's degree in any field can apply to the Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program.

  • Cancer survivor plays on H.S. golf, JROTC teams

    Dec 17, 2014

    Ryan Strange was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that affects bones or soft tissue, when he was 4 years old. He now has a steel rod in his left leg and had a hip replacement. But, he hasn't let his health hurdles hold him back. Strange is part of his high school golf team and an active participant in JROTC, including the drill and Raider teams.

  • New webpage allows vets with PTSD to apply for discharge upgrade

    Dec 16, 2014

    Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, who were discharged under "other than honorable" conditions can apply on a new webpage to have their discharge upgraded if it was due to PTSD.

  • TeamSTEPPS takes wings at Fort Carson

    Dec 16, 2014

    Evans Army Community Hospital staff met with pilots of the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade to observe a different perspective on team coordination Dec. 1. The hospital's staff members who participated in the training received a class on aircrew coordination, a TeamSTEPPS refresher class and then went to Butts Army Airfield to witness firsthand the coordination needed for a helicopter crew to fly safely.

  • Office of the Surgeon General supports 'Fantasy Flight 2014'

    Dec 16, 2014

    United Airlines recently celebrated its 25th anniversary of "Fantasy Flight" at Washington Dulles International Airport to bring the joy of the holiday season to local disadvantaged and sick children.

  • New CSM takes responsibility of WTB

    Dec 16, 2014

    During a Change of Responsibility ceremony Oct. 7, Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Lawrence relinquished responsibility of Fort Carson's Warrior Transition Battalion to Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Cole. "Command Sgt. Maj. Lawrence positively and directly influenced the medical care and therapies of our nation's wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and their families," said Lt. Col. Aaron Termain, WTB commander.

  • Madigan gets new pharmacy, new look

    Dec 16, 2014

    Families can now pick up their children's medications just a few steps away from their pediatrician's office, thanks to some recently completed renovations at Madigan Army Medical Center's Department of Pediatrics. The department hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 25 for its new embedded pharmacy and its newly renovated lobby.

  • Social network safety: How to protect your identity online

    Dec 15, 2014

    As a result of recent world events and a continual effort to protect the force, special agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command's Computer Crime Investigative Unit, are strongly recommending that anyone affiliated with the U.S. military, review their social media accounts to make sure they are using the best security settings to protect their online profiles.

  • Soldier uniforms may one day detect, neutralize biological threats

    Dec 15, 2014

    Scientists at the Army Research Laboratory have developed and are producing in small batches synthetic peptides they believe will serve as great replacements for animal-grown antibodies currently used to detect biological hazards.

  • Holiday Season Safety Message 2014

    Dec 15, 2014

    Holiday Season Safety Message from Army Medicine

  • 5th Annual Wounded Warrior Golf Tournament

    Dec 15, 2014

    Members of the Armed Forces from the military rehabilitative program played alongside golfers from local business, military, and our communities in the 5th annual Wounded Warrior Golf Tournament on Nov. 14 at the Hoakalei Golf Club in Ewa Beach, Hawaii.

  • 2014's Operation Holiday Heroes

    Dec 15, 2014

    Volunteers from Tripler Army Medical Center's (TAMC) Fisher House and two students from Island Pacific Academy (IPA) team up to help spread holiday cheer to 19 families on Dec. 7, 2014.

  • Command Surgeon Office integrates with medical professionals at Conference

    Dec 12, 2014

    The Joint Force Headquarters -- National Capital Region Command Surgeon's Office attended the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States Conference to inform and educate attendees of its mission and the command at the D.C. Convention Center, Dec. 2 -- 5.

  • Fort Detrick Emphasizes Importance of Resilience Training

    Dec 12, 2014

    Fort Detrick is in the process of standing up a Resilience Program with an assigned program manager who is a trained Master Resilience Trainer. On Jan. 14-15 Fort Detrick will be running new mandatory 16-hour resilience training for all incoming Soldiers assigned or attached to Fort Detrick.

  • USA Medical Command selects Career Counselor of the Year

    Dec 12, 2014

    The US Army Medical Command named its top Career Counselor of the Year following a daylong competition held Nov. 18. Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth Parrish, representing the Southern Regional Medical Command, was named the US Army Medical Command Career Counselor of the Year, with Staff Sgt. Kindra Ford, representing the Western Regional Medical Command, as the runner-up.

  • Tools for Resiliency

    Dec 12, 2014

    The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and National Training Center partners conducted semi-annual resiliency training and commander's cup challenge, here, during the week of Dec.8. The training is part of the Army's continuing effort to ensure Soldiers are fully trained and ready to cope with life's challenges.

  • Tools for Resiliency

    Dec 12, 2014

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and National Training Center partners conducted semi-annual resiliency training and commander's cup challenge, here, during the week of Dec. 8.

  • Former Ebola testing lab in Liberia a hidden treasure in fighting disease

    Dec 11, 2014

    Soldiers of the 36th Engineer Brigade, took a tour at the Liberian Institute for Biomedical Medical Research, during Operation United Assistance mission, Dec. 7, 2014, in Monrovia, Liberia.

  • Moral Injury: Unseen wounds

    Dec 11, 2014

    Chaplain Col. John Read is working to shift how health care providers address Soldiers returning home with injuries that can't be seen before their injuries become Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) or PTSD.

  • Know the ABC's of Fever in Children

    Dec 11, 2014

    Get the facts on the causes, symptoms and treatment (acetaminophen) of fevers in children.

  • Transcendental meditation: A path to healing

    Dec 11, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Todd Knauber used to believe it would sound ridiculous to recommend something like transcendental meditation classes to fellow combat veterans but the results have changed his views.

  • 'Caisson' medics prove their mettle

    Dec 11, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Medical personnel assigned to C Company "Caisson," 210th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, participated in the Best Caisson competition Dec. 3-5 on Fort Drum.

  • USAMMA Works with Software Company to Develop Concussion-Detecting App

    Dec 11, 2014

    The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency, an element of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, has begun a collaborative research agreement with Contect, Inc., a software company working to develop a self-named mobile app that will provide a quick and simple way to detect concussions.

  • CSA makes first visit to Huachuca, learns of post's unique capabilities

    Dec 11, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona, leadership hosted Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno for his first-ever visit to the southwest desert post, Dec. 8-9, 2014, highlighting the unique capabilities found at the post, which support the new Army Operating Concept, leader development and the future of the Army.

  • Veterans, the Community Needs You

    Dec 11, 2014

    Calling all Soldiers leaving the Army: The community wants you! Whether leaving the Army after a one-year mobilization or after 20 years of service, Soldiers have access to numerous resources to help smooth their potentially challenging transition from active duty to civilian life. The two worlds maintain several differences in areas like culture, management, career paths and communications styles, so the transition can prove difficult.

  • Successful Transitions from Soldier to Civilian

    Dec 11, 2014

    In the October 31 issue of Fort Detrick's The Standard we highlighted the Soldier for Life -- Transition Assistance Program, formerly known as the Army Career and Alumni Program, to encourage those transitioning out of the service to take advantage of the program's proven resources. Then, in the November 14 issue we featured a few local organizations that actively recruit prior military members for a civilian career. Now, we're spotlighting five individuals who have successfully transitioned from Army careers -- short and long -- to civilian lives. Read on to learn about their transitions and some of their key takeaways.

  • Ebola fighters named Time Person of the Year

    Dec 11, 2014

    Soldiers from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), were part of Time Magazine's selection for the 2014 Person of the Year.

  • CFI ornament adorns Texas Capitol Christmas tree this year

    Dec 11, 2014

    AUSTIN, Texas -- This year the Christmas tree in the Texas State Capitol's House Chamber will be adorned with an ornament created by a staff member from the Center for the Intrepid.

  • Former Army Ebola Researcher Named a Time Magazine 2014 'Person of the Year'

    Dec 11, 2014

    Time magazine named the "Ebola fighters" as their 2014 'Person of Year' Dec. 10, highlighting among others Dr. Thomas Geisbert, a virologist formerly with the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases who conducted some of the first trials of the drug TKM-Ebola.

  • TAMC's Year in Review

    Dec 11, 2014

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) highlights 2014 mission in the Pacific Region.

  • Healthy Soldiers are Mission-Ready Soldiers

    Dec 10, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Theodore Martin, commanding general, here, awarded Havoc Company and Gunslinger Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment with the flu streamer for having all soldiers vaccinated for the flu Oct. 24.

  • DOD team conducts weekly Ebola prevention class in Liberia

    Dec 9, 2014

    The Department of Defense Ebola Treatment Training Team taught a class on how to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus, in support of Operation United Assistance, at the National Police Training Academy, Monrovia, Liberia, Dec. 2, 2014.

  • MEDDAC chaplain assistant provides extra care in hospital

    Dec 9, 2014

    Within the walls of Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, thousands of Fort Campbell Soldiers, Family members, retirees and civilians have come and gone -- receiving every type of diagnostic and preventative care one could imagine. On Zero Floor, there is a different type of care being administered, and it all starts within the small, inviting hospital chapel.

  • Dirty Jobs -- CBRN Specialist

    Dec 9, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- "Gas, Gas, Gas!" As a warning alert sounds across the lanes, Soldiers hurry to don their gas protective masks within nine seconds. Regardless of physical or mental fitness, those nine seconds are critical because of the ease with which Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) attacks can disable their target.

  • Remote village thankful for U.S. help in fighting Ebola

    Dec 8, 2014

    When the Ebola virus found the remote village of Tappita, Liberia, it took more than a day for it to be properly diagnosed. Soon, it will take a matter of minutes. A new Ebola Treatment Unit will open in Tappita within the month.

  • Advancing Professionalism in Global Health

    Dec 8, 2014

  • Women in "Steel" Battalion make history

    Dec 8, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea --In May of 2012, United States Army leaders announced that women would be eligible to enter combat-related jobs previously barred to them. By opening up military occupational specialties that were once only available to men, female Soldiers were now able to fill the ranks of certain combat units throughout the Army.

  • 618th Dental Team Volunteers to Assist Retirees

    Dec 6, 2014

    The 618th Dental Command Team sponsored a Retiree Appreciation Day. More than 30 Soldiers from Area I and Area II of the 618th Dental Command came together on December 6, 2014 to volunteer their time by providing free cleanings and examinations to 89 retirees and their spouses.

  • Prevent weight gain during holiday season

    Dec 5, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Many Americans overeat on Thanksgiving, the traditional start of the holiday season. After that, the holiday decorations go up and offices that do not usually have snack foods around burst with holiday cookies and other treats.

  • BAMC nurses complete annual training, sharpen skills

    Dec 5, 2014

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON -- More than 600 nurses participated in Brooke Army Medical Center's Nursing Skills Validation Nov. 17-21.

  • USAARL optometrist soars to aerobatic competition victory

    Dec 5, 2014

    Dr. William McLean, research optometrist at the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory at Fort Rucker, Ala., enjoys figure flying in his 160 horsepower aerobatic airplane.

  • "REST Assured!" with Remote Surgical Tracking

    Dec 5, 2014

    Family members and friends can now follow their patient's progress through surgery from start to finish on a large-screen display located in the Surgical Services waiting room at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital. Even those who don't accompany a patient to the hospital can use a computer or smart phone to follow progress through all six stages of surgery online.

  • Guam's Governor and Adjutant General Visit WTB Soldiers

    Dec 5, 2014

    Guam's Governor and Adjutant General visit Guamanian Soldiers in Transition at the Pacific Regional Medical Command-Warrior Transition Battalion (PRMC-WTB) on Dec. 4, 2014 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Rooftop rescue tests garrison firefighters' capabilities

    Dec 4, 2014

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Balancing on a cold rooftop, Daniel Pommer, a U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz emergency medical technician, bandaged the leg of a construction worker as fellow firefighters doused a nearby blaze. Just minutes before, simulated explosions at a Kleber Kaserne construction site launched the garrison firefighters into an exercise to test their response to an on-post emergency.

  • Former Kenner hospital commander passes away

    Dec 4, 2014

    Dr. Seymour Levine, a retired Army colonel who served as the Kenner Army Community Hospital commander from 1983-1987, died Nov. 15 at his home in Potomac, Md. He was 81, and served 50 years in a number of command medical assignments.

  • Take charge of your online identity

    Dec 4, 2014

    I encourage you to review your own social media accounts and ask that your family members do the same. Personal security and operational security go hand in hand; they are vital to our workforce and nation's security and it is everyone's responsibility to practice OPSEC.

  • Contracting Soldiers establishing training teams and labs

    Dec 4, 2014

    Army Contracting Command Soldiers deployed in support of fighting the Ebola virus in West Africa are conducting market research and seeking out suppliers to assist in providing suitable living and training locations for the mobile training team.

  • STEM Expo draws area students

    Dec 3, 2014

    More than 250 students from Harford, Cecil and Baltimore Counties learned a lot about the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics that fuels what goes on inside the gates of Aberdeen Proving Ground South during the 2014 STEM Expo.

  • An Ebola tale with a tail

    Dec 2, 2014

    At the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, the case number is known as SPL14.068. To Nina Pham, the subject has a different name: Bentley.

  • Army Medicine, national partners discuss sleep effects on health, readiness

    Dec 2, 2014

    The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., hosted a gathering of the nation's leading experts on sleep, Nov. 13, 2014, to discuss sleep and its impact on health. Because a healthy and ready Army is a priority, Army Medicine has become a national leader, partnering with National Institutes of Health, National Sleep Foundation, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and other organizations to help change the culture of how we view sleep.

  • 1st Cavalry Soldiers trained, ready to monitor personnel returning from duty in West Africa

    Dec 2, 2014

    With only weeks to organize, Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, put into place operations for the North Fort Hood Ebola controlled monitoring site and are trained and ready to receive and monitor Service members and volunteer civilians returning from duty in West Africa.

  • Actor Tommy Lee Jones visits BAMC, CFI

    Dec 2, 2014

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO- FORT SAM HOUSTON -- Actor Tommy Lee Jones visits patients and staff at Brooke Army Medical Center and the Center for the Intrepid Nov. 26.

  • Katterbach health clinic nearly doubles Secure Messaging enrollment over 6 weeks

    Dec 1, 2014

    U.S. Army Health Clinic Katterbach took advantage of their latest Influenza vaccination campaign to enroll 12th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers in the Army Medicine Secure Messaging Service, or AMSMS.

  • USAMRMC Uses New Products and Ideas Site to Coordinate Vendor Interest

    Dec 1, 2014

    Broad news coverage of the Ebola outbreak has sparked a tremendous response from vendors interested in collaborating with the Army to help curb the spread of the disease. To assist Army Medicine with the influx of submissions, staff is asking interested vendors to submit their concepts using the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's New Products and Ideas webpage at http://mrmc-npi.amedd.army.mil.

  • How to make most of doctor's appointment

    Dec 1, 2014

    For some patients, going to the doctor results in getting the "white coat syndrome," in which blood pressure and heart rates go up just from being in a clinical setting. Likewise, many patients can find themselves being less self-advocating than they might normally be, especially if they don't quite understand everything the doctor is saying.

  • MEDDAC-Japan conducts bilateral Ebola preparedness drill

    Nov 26, 2014

    Medical Department Activity-Japan conducted an Ebola Exercise with some host nation partners on Nov. 21, 2014, in Tokyo.

  • Army Medicine prepared for Ebola threat

    Nov 26, 2014

    Army Medical Command personnel are trained and prepared to treat any potential Ebola patient arriving at an Army treatment facility.

  • Simple tips to avoid holiday weight gain

    Nov 26, 2014

    In the interest of improving and maintaining the health of the Fort Lee community, the Kenner Army Health Clinic wellness team invites you to check out the following list of recommended do's and don'ts. Many of the tips are simply changes in the approach to eating, which has a direct impact on overall calorie intake not only during the holidays but anytime throughout the year. Of course, there's no shortcut or substitute for regular exercise, so that's on the list as well.