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  • U.S., German military medical leaders meet to discuss increased partnership opportunities

    Nov 26, 2014

    German and U.S. military medical leaders from units across Germany came together for two days recently in an unprecedented meeting to discuss the future of cooperation between the international partners.

  • Sleep documentary

    Nov 26, 2014

  • CID warns of new carjacking scam, provides holiday safety tips

    Nov 26, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning the greater Army community about a new carjacking scam targeting unsuspecting holiday shoppers.

  • Natick helps develop containment system used against Ebola

    Nov 26, 2014

    A containment system used to quarantine Ebola virus patients being transported out of West Africa was developed with help from the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, in Massachusetts.

  • VA Soldier interns share transition success stories with Fort Hood WTU Soldiers

    Nov 26, 2014

    Fort Hood Warrior Transition Unit interns and VA veteran hires shared their positive messaging with Fort Hood WTU Soldiers and Family members November 14 at the Olin E. Teague Medical Center, Temple, Texas, during a panel discussion on federal internships and employment opportunities. The event was held to celebrate Warrior Care Month.

  • Team APG restores commitment to Army profession at "Why We Serve" event

    Nov 26, 2014

    With right hands raised in unison, more than 750 Soldiers, civilians, Veterans, family members and distinguished guests participated and witnessed a reaffirming of solemn oath's of service at the Team APG "Why We Serve" event here at the Myer Auditorium at the C4ISR campus Nov. 25.

  • Natick asks Soldiers about hygiene issues

    Nov 25, 2014

    In its effort to combat body odor and skin irritation affecting Soldiers in the field, the Army has developed antimicrobial treatments for such items as T-shirts, socks and sleeping bag liners, but little is known about the extent of such personal hygiene issues or their effects on warfighters.

  • Amputee rises to challenge, earns airborne wings

    Nov 24, 2014

    A U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Soldier became the first Soldier with a lower-leg amputation to successfully earn his Airborne wings. Sgt. Joseph Mille, a USAMU shooter/instructor, graduated Nov. 14, 2014, from the Basic Airborne Course at Fort Benning, Georgia.

  • Evans training ground for future lab technicians

    Nov 24, 2014

    Patients visiting Evans Army Community Hospital's laboratory are doing much more than helping their doctor diagnose their health issue. The patient is also helping to train the Army's future laboratory technicians. The year-long Advanced Individual Training sites for 68Ks -- laboratory technicians -- is split into two phases, the first six months is at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, where the students are taught the basics of lab work. For their second six months the students attend one of 21 Army military treatment facilities for Phase II and hands on training.

  • Be alert while shopping during the holiday season

    Nov 24, 2014

    The holidays were never meant to be marked by stress and anxiety. But all too often, the most wonderful time of the year becomes less about spending time with loved ones and more about protecting yourself from being a victim of identity theft.

  • Stay healthy during the holiday season

    Nov 24, 2014

    In order to remain ready and resilient, Soldiers, family members and civilians should aim to enjoy the holiday season while preserving their health and well-being.

  • Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning during the winter

    Nov 24, 2014

    Tips for preventing carbon monoxide poisoning during the winter months

  • North Fort Hood monitoring area reaches operational capability

    Nov 24, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas --North Fort Hood's Controlled Monitoring Area Site is operational and ready to accept troops returning from Ebola virus disease outbreak areas. Troops are anticipated to arrive here for monitoring within the next few weeks.

  • Army Reserve top MP visits troops at triad

    Nov 21, 2014

    FORT KNOX, Ky. -- The commander of the largest Department of Defense law enforcement organization visited with nearly 400 Soldiers from the Army Reserve's 290th Military Police Brigade who participated in a two-week Performance Triad program here.

  • Surgeon General's Thanksgiving Safety Message

    Nov 21, 2014

    The Thanksgiving tradition can be traced back to the arrival of the first colonists who held a feast in 1621 to convey their gratitude for a bountifulharvest with Colonial Governor William Bradford proclaiming a day of thanksgiving. Subsequently, on 3 October 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation designating the fourth Thursday of November as a national Thanksgiving holiday. Today, Thanksgiving is a cherished national tradition with Family gatherings, proclamations of thanks for the good fortunes of the past year and sincere offerings of charity to those in need.

  • The "New" Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Regimental Distinctive Insignia

    Nov 21, 2014

    The change in the AMEDD Regimental Distinctive Insignia is based on an old design, in fact, one of the oldest coats of arms used by the United States Army. Developed during the Civil War and approved by Surgeon General William Hammond, the symbolism of the Medical Corps Coat of Arms was selected to symbolize the medical profession, the Union, and the year of the Medical Department's creation, 1818. The coat of arms was placed on items that had been inspected and approved for use by departmental personnel, such as medicine bottles and medical textbooks.

  • Becoming a High Reliability Organization highlights Army Medicine command team training event

    Nov 21, 2014

    Becoming a High Reliability Organization (HRO), adapting to maintain readiness, and developing leaders were a few of the key focus areas of the U.S. Army Medical Command's (MEDCOM) Command Team Leader Development and Training Session (CTLDTS) held here Nov. 19-21 in the Gateway Club.

  • JBM-HH command talks Ebola, employee concerns during town hall

    Nov 21, 2014

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Commander Col. Mike Henderson addressed the concerns of employees and the installation's preparedness for the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) during a town hall Nov. 12 in Spates Community Club on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. Much media attention has been given to the massive outbreak of Ebola in western Africa and the few cases that have popped up in the United States.

  • Geotagging, careless social networking could have you chatting with enemy

    Nov 20, 2014

    One of the foundations of effective force protection is to always keep the bad guys guessing. Letting them know where you are and what you're doing is never a good idea.

  • Garrison personnel turn out to learn winter safety at Ansbach

    Nov 20, 2014

    To take a refresher course on winter safety, about 250 members of the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach community gathered at Katterbach Fitness Center Nov. 14.

  • Access to care at Wilkerson Pediatice Clinic available

    Nov 20, 2014

    After several months of extreme understaffing, the Wilkerson Pediatric Clinic is back to full strength with providers to meet the need of the community's youngsters. We want the community to know we are fully staffed again and have plenty of access to meet their needs

  • Sleep: "Trauma-Associated Sleep Disorder" proposed by Army medicine researchers

    Nov 20, 2014

    Trauma, the kind a Soldier may have faced in combat in Afghanistan or Iraq, has effects beyond physical wounds and traumatic brain injury. Disturbances in the ability to get a good night's sleep following traumatic incidents are a real consequence of deployment for Soldiers. Army Medicine researchers are helping to focus on this issue.

  • TAMC HAB Hosts Special Guests

    Nov 20, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center's (TAMC) Human Animal Bond (HAB) Program hosted a group of Japanese veterinarians and veterinary technicians as they learned more about the program on Nov. 6, 2014.

  • Soldiers back from Liberia completing controlled monitoring

    Nov 20, 2014

    Eight Soldiers from Joint Base Langley-Eustis' 688th Rapid Port Opening Element are completing their 21-day controlled monitoring period at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, after returning from Liberia.

  • PRMC Medical Homes are 100 percent nationally recognized

    Nov 20, 2014

    Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) reaches 100 percent national recognition for its Army Medical Homes as of Oct. 23, 2014.

  • Total Army effort at Rock Island supports new ambulance production for National Guard

    Nov 19, 2014

    Last January, the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (RIA-JMTC) unveiled the newest tactical HMMWV ambulance in the Army. The M997A3, the most modern ambulance in the fleet, is fitted on a HMMWV chassis with a modified body and now is headed to Army National Guard (ARNG) units around the country. Today, RIA-JMTC continues to satisfy the National Guard's order for 500 ambulances. RIA-JMTC manufactures the shelter box and integrates it with the HMMWV purchased from a contractor. The program has continually improved since the first five pilot trucks were made last year. Last month, the program clocked in ahead of schedule and on budget.

  • Long-term TDY rates change to save Army $9 million annually

    Nov 19, 2014

    Long-term temporary duty rules that became effective Nov. 1, 2014, across the Department of Defense, are expected to result in an annual savings of $22 million, of which nearly $9 million will be reaped for the Army each year, according to the service's chief for compensation and entitlements.

  • Wounded Soldiers learn to play musical instruments as part of their therapy

    Nov 19, 2014

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Occupational Therapy offers wounded Soldiers assigned to the Warrior Transition Battalion many leisure activities as part of their recovery process, but one activity seems to be a hit - the therapeutic music group.

  • Tourniquet training triggers 'dramatic' strength gains for wounded troops

    Nov 19, 2014

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Wounded and injured service members are getting pumped up about a cutting-edge strength training program at Brooke Army Medical Center.

  • Army research team earns $500,000 research grant in Head Health Challenge II

    Nov 18, 2014

    Army Soldier-protection experts at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have received a $500,000 grant from the NFL, Under Armour and GE's Head Health Challenge II initiative that will assist its research to protect against brain injury.

  • Guard, Reserve Soldiers to mobilize for Ebola relief

    Nov 18, 2014

    More than 2,000 Army National Guard and Army Reserve troops will be mobilized in support of Operation United Assistance in West Africa, the Department of Defense has announced.

  • Keep the holidays accident free

    Nov 18, 2014

    Follow these simple tips to ensure the holidays are safe and not disastrous

  • Born to run

    Nov 18, 2014

    Local Soldier runs 2,500 miles in nine months and keeps on going.

  • Joint Task Force United Assistance commander hosts virtual town hall meeting

    Nov 18, 2014

    Soldiers and families of the 36th Engineer Brigade, gathered in the brigade's conference room to participate in a virtual town hall meeting hosted by Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, Joint Task Force United Assistance commander from his headquarters in Monrovia, Liberia, Nov. 13, 2014.

  • DOD/NCAA Launch Mind Matters Challenge

    Nov 18, 2014

    The Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recently announced that their Mind Matters Challenge is accepting submissions

  • Cav Soldier cuts music tracks in Korea

    Nov 18, 2014

    With his headphones on and music playing, the Soldier's focus is not on the world around him, but on the melodies flowing into his ears. He is busy comparing the harmony now playing to the original idea he developed in his head, debating if what he's hearing matches what he had envisioned.

  • The Great American Smokeout--Be smoke free for a day

    Nov 17, 2014

    Although the Great American Smokeout encourages you to quit for one day--November 20th, quitting this day can be the first day of being tobacco free for life

  • Leishmania Rapid Diagnostic Device Receives FDA clearance

    Nov 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity announced Nov. 14 that the CL Detect™ Rapid Test, manufactured by InBios International, Inc. received FDA clearance. The CL Detect™ is a hand-held "dipstick" device for the rapid diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis.

  • 200th MPCOM Soldiers roll through Performance Triad

    Nov 17, 2014

    Nearly 400 Soldiers participated in the Army Reserve's pilot Performance Triad program Nov. 1-14 here.

  • USAMRIID Provides Personal Protective Equipment Training to Deploying Military

    Nov 17, 2014

    Army Medicine is working to ensure Soldiers deploying to West Africa to assist with Ebola relief efforts are educated on how to stay safe and healthy.

  • Reserve Soldiers break from triad for medical readiness

    Nov 17, 2014

    FORT KNOX, Ky. -- Nearly 400 Army Reserve Soldiers took a break from a Performance Triad program and spent the day completing a medical Soldier readiness process.

  • Reserve Soldiers learn sleep is critical to health

    Nov 17, 2014

    Long day at work, helped the children with homework, made dinner, cleaned up the house and its 10 p.m. at night. It's "me time" and time to catch up on the latest TV shows on the DVR. After a few hours, it's 12:30 a.m. and the alarm is set for 5 a.m. for work.

  • Volesky: Fewer Soldiers will deploy to West Africa than planned

    Nov 14, 2014

    Nearly 2,200 U.S. troops are in West Africa today, working to stop the spread of Ebola, and that number will peak just short of 3,000 next month, according to the task force commander.

  • TBI survivor overcomes obstacles, mentors others

    Nov 14, 2014

    Randall Davis was out firing a rifle with friends in the California desert when he was accidently shot twice in the head, nearly ending his life and halting his dreams of serving his country. His friends drove him to the hospital in the back of a pickup truck while the teenager applied first aid to himself, not knowing that one of the bullets had entered his right temporal lobe. He said he was screaming to God that he wasn't ready to die. He walked into the hospital, covered in mud and blood. A few weeks later he walked out with a second chance at life.

  • Warriors at WTU focus on education

    Nov 14, 2014

    A Career Education Readiness Expo was held for Warriors assigned to the Warrior Transition Unit here Nov. 6 during Warrior Care Month on Fort Leonard Wood. The Expo offered both Soldiers and local organizations the opportunity to mutually benefit through the exchange of support.

  • Sleep: Your Mom Was Right

    Nov 14, 2014

    Turns out your mom was right all along. Army Medicine asks you to remember what Mom said and create better sleep habits for your family and to start with your children.

  • Community Resource Expo facilitates fun and friendship during WCM

    Nov 14, 2014

    A Community Resource Expo was held for Warriors assigned to the Warrior Transition Unit here Nov. 6 at the Fort Leonard Wood USO. The Expo, one of a series of events held for these warriors throughout Warrior Care Month, offered the opportunity to learn about services and organizations interested in helping Soldiers recover, recondition, reintegrate, and enjoy life.

  • IMCOM unveils plan for 2025 and beyond

    Nov 14, 2014

    The U.S. Army Installation Management Command released "IMCOM 2025 and Beyond," a new campaign plan operationalizing the commanding general's vision for the organization.

  • Centering Pregnancy Reunion

    Nov 14, 2014

    The first TAMC Centering Pregnancy group has completed the program and reunited after delivery at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) on Nov. 13, 2014.

  • Madigan providers gain skill in Ebola simulation exercise

    Nov 13, 2014

    Madigan Army Medical Center's special care teams started advanced training on Nov. 6, 2014, at the Andersen Simulation Center on Join Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, to prepare for the potential of caring for Ebola patients.

  • Kenner holds smoking 'stand down' along with Great American Smokeout

    Nov 13, 2014

    Quitting a romance with tobacco is no small task. Ask someone who has quit more times than they want to admit. On Nov. 20, during this year's Great American Smokeout, join KAHC in supporting and celebrating those who have decided to take that first step to freedom from nicotine addiction.

  • Spotlight on a Winner: Louise R. Graham, KAHC Employee

    Nov 13, 2014

    As a smoker, Louise Graham had a multitude of reasons why she could not quit smoking. It wasn't until Kenner offered the "Not Today" campaign, November 15, 2012 that she made up her mind for good. This was the day!

  • Fort Sill Veterinary Treatment Facility expands services

    Nov 13, 2014

    The Fort Sill Veterinary Treatment Facility is making several new improvements to increase the quality for care provided for pet owners.

  • Warrior Games provide outlet for wounded veteran athletes

    Nov 13, 2014

    When you meet Isaac Francois for the first time, he draws you in with his big smile and firm hand shake, hiding any pain that he feels. A husband and proud father to a 2-year-old and 4-month-old, Francois serves as an assistant to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District's Contracting Division Business Oversight Branch. In his spare time, he participates in the Warrior Games, which holds Olympic-style competitions for wounded, ill or injured service members from across the military, both combat and non-combat related injuries.

  • Changing Lives: Reserve Soldier pays it forward, volunteers to help other Soldiers

    Nov 13, 2014

    For two weeks, one Army Reserve Soldier volunteered to get up at 5 a.m. to help Soldiers improve their fitness levels.

  • 2014 Army Best Medic Competition

    Nov 13, 2014

    The 2014 Army Best Medic Competition was held at Camp Bullis, Texas Nov 3-7 2014.

  • Pennsylvania Guard Soldiers win Army Best Medic Competition

    Nov 13, 2014

    Two soldiers assigned to the Pennsylvania National Guard's Medical Battalion Training Site located here placed first in the Army-wide 2014 Command Sgt. Maj. Jack L. Clark Jr. Best Medic Competition held Nov. 3-7 at Camp Bullis, Texas.

  • Changing Lives: Army Reserve Soldier learns lifestyle changes to battle weight

    Nov 13, 2014

    For the past two weeks, one Army Reserve Soldier has sent a 7 a.m. text message to his fiancée about his experiences during annual training.

  • Changing Lives: Reserve Soldier learns life-changing lessons during Performance Triad

    Nov 13, 2014

    Army Reserve Pfc. Kayla Fillyaw has struggled with her weight on both extremes.

  • Army completes environmental study for possible force reductions

    Nov 13, 2014

    The Department of the Army announces the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact for the Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Army 2020 Force Structure Realignment. The Army evaluated the environmental impacts of potential reductions of active-component Soldiers and Army civilians (Army employees) at 30 installations. The Army determined that there are no significant impacts, other than socioeconomic impacts, and that preparation of an environmental impact statement is not required.

  • Presidio garrison hosts annual AFAP conference

    Nov 13, 2014

    The garrison-level Armed Forces Action Plan Conference was held, here, Nov. 6-7 at the General Stilwell Community Center on Ord Military Community.

  • Garrison supports controlled monitoring efforts

    Nov 12, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz employees worked behind the scenes to prepare a fully-equipped and ready space in the Baumholder Military Community, where Soldiers returning from Ebola response efforts in West Africa will undergo a 21-day controlled monitoring regimen ordered by the Department of Defense.

  • Injured Veteran uses adventures to heal

    Nov 12, 2014

    In the deep black underwater, Kenneth Young found pain relief and a clearer head. On horseback, he did physical therapy to improve his ability to walk again properly. And while paragliding (tandem-style), he faced head on his fear of heights brought on by his accident.

  • Acting U.S. Surgeon General visits Army Public Health Command

    Nov 12, 2014

    Two leaders hope to join forces to increase the impact each of their organizations has on reducing preventable deaths in the United States.

  • USAMRICD Scientist Honored for Service

    Nov 12, 2014

    Dr. Tony Shih, lead scientist and principal investigator at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, was selected as one of the Army Acquisition Corps' 25 for 25, an honor bestowed for Shih's exemplary service to the Warfighter and the acquisition workforce.

  • New Fort Benning hospital set to open for business

    Nov 12, 2014

    Hundreds gathered for the ribbon-cutting ceremony held Nov. 7 in the atrium of the newly-constructed Martin Army Community Hospital at Fort Benning, Georgia.

  • ESPN Salutes Warriors, Caregivers at BAMC

    Nov 12, 2014

    Brooke Army Medical Center warriors and their caregivers were featured on ESPN's SportsCenter throughout the day on Veterans Day, Nov 11, 2014. ESPN broadcast the show, featuring anchors Hannah Storm and Kevin Negandhi, from behind the Center for the Intrepid, BAMC's outpatient rehabilitation center.

  • TAMC's Internal Medicine Receive Recognition

    Nov 12, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center's (TAMC) Internal Medicine Patient Centered Medical Homes (INT-PCMH) earns recognition as an Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) Best PCMH Practice of the Third Quarter 2014.

  • Controlled monitoring procedures, post-deployment housing location identified for Germany

    Nov 10, 2014

    Out of an abundance of caution and to ensure the Ebola virus does not spread into Germany via U.S. military personnel, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command has developed a plan for controlled monitoring of all uniformed Department of Defense personnel home-stationed in Germany, redeploying from areas in West Africa affected by the Ebola virus disease.

  • Inspiring Wounded Warrior Runs Over Obstacles

    Nov 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- There are no excuses. Supportive and loving family relationships. Career success. Being physically fit. Growing into the person you were meant to be. If you want it, you can do it.You can do it, even when you have endured war, confronted post traumatic stress disorder, and encountered the challenges of losing an arm and a leg. That's the message wounded Iraq war veteran Noah Galloway delivered to Aviation and Missile Command employees who nearly packed the Bob Jones Auditorium to hear him speak at the invitation of the organization's 2014 Advanced Lift (Leader Investment for Tomorrow) Class.

  • Program Builds Home For Wounded Warrior's Family

    Nov 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The house at 148 Autumn Cove in Madison is more than just four walls and a roof. For Cpl. Brandon Johnson and his wife Tiffany, it will be home.

  • Army South hosts wheelchair basketball tournament

    Nov 7, 2014

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - After a very intense and competitive championship game, the Center for the Intrepid/Warrior Transition Unit team came out on top against the 512 Geospatial Engineer Detachment Alpha team 21 - 11 during the U.S. Army South Wheelchair Basketball Tournament champtionship here Oct. 30.

  • Army Deploys New Van Exhibit to Dispel Myths, Search for Best Qualified Healthcare Professionals

    Nov 7, 2014

    The Army Accessions Support Brigade teams up with the Army Medical Command, the U.S. Army Recruiting Command, and the Medical Recruiting Brigade to design and create the Army's newest mobile exhibit, the Medical Marketing Semi, or MMS. The MMS is designed to inform pre-health and medical students, medical residents, practicing professionals and others about innovations, research, education and career opportunities available in the Army Medical Department.

  • PRMC Receives New Commanding General

    Nov 7, 2014

    Soldiers, staff, family members and friends, along with local leaders, gathered at Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Nov. 7, 2014 to bid farewell to Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle, outgoing Commanding General of Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC), and to welcome the incoming PRMC Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent.

  • Ebola treatment unit for medical workers to open

    Nov 6, 2014

    The Monrovia Medical Unit, an Ebola treatment unit constructed specifically for the treatment of medical workers who were infected while caring for Ebola patients, is scheduled to open Nov. 8, 2014, located about 30 miles outside Monrovia, Liberia.

  • Risk of contracting EVD is extremely low

    Nov 6, 2014

    Many communicable illnesses are present at this time of year such as common colds and coughs, sore throats and the flu or flu-like ailments. Since a number of these infections have similar symptoms as the Ebola Virus Disease -- fever, diarrhea and vomiting -- Kenner Army Health Clinic medical personnel and Army Medicine want to emphasize that the risk of contacting EVD in the United States is extremely low.

  • Managing pre-diabetes

    Nov 6, 2014

    November is National Diabetes Month and health care professionals and educators are encouraging patients to learn more about this harmful medical condition as the first step to combating its damaging effects.

  • 9 tips to manage diabetes

    Nov 6, 2014

    Tips to manage the diabetes disease

  • Army Medicine's Ebola Response: Information for Beneficiaries

    Nov 6, 2014

    Army Medical Command releases a 13-page supplement to its monthly newsmagazine, MERCURY. The NOVEMBER edition special supplement provides beneficiaries with information and resources on the nation's Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) response and what they need to know to stay safe. The publication includes a Public Service Announcement from Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho and details what the Army has done to support the military's Total Force response to EVD in coordination with federal, state, and local agencies.

  • Reynolds Army Community Hospital staff focuses on healthy competition

    Nov 6, 2014

    In a move to improve their readiness and resilience, as well as their patients' fitness, Reynolds Army Community Hospital staff kicked off their 12-Week Performance Triad Health Challenge.

  • Army Contracting Command Soldier provides support in West Africa

    Nov 6, 2014

    Army Contracting Command Soldiers are on the ground in West Africa assisting in the fight to eradicate the deadly Ebola virus.

  • Army retiree walks Ten-Miler to raise awareness

    Nov 6, 2014

    More than 30,000 people ran the Army Ten-Miler Oct. 12, but only one walked the course sporting a purple cape.

  • At 106, local veteran ready for Veterans Day

    Nov 6, 2014

    Retired Lt. Col. Luta C. McGrath is older than the holiday she will commemorate Nov. 11, 2014, at Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • Unforgotten Grit -- A Civil War hero remembered

    Nov 6, 2014

    An Army reception for the family of Medal of Honor recipient 1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing in Arlington, Va., Nov. 5, 2014. Cushing distinguished himself during combat operations against an armed enemy in the vicinity of Cemetery Ridge, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on July 3, 1863. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller/Released)

  • 94th Training Division Master Fitness Trainer Instructors conduct Performance Triad program

    Nov 6, 2014

  • Chief of Staff Challenges Aviation Community on Class A Accident Rate

    Nov 5, 2014

    Aviation leaders and all rated and non-rated aircrew members have been issued this challenge by Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army: Reduce our manned aviation Class A mishap rate to below 1.0 per 100K flight hours. If we measured our Fiscal Year 14 results against this metric, we would have missed the mark because our mishap rate increased from last year's rate of 0.81 to this year's rate of 1.52.

  • Army Hawaii opens SHARP Resource Center, holds first summit

    Nov 4, 2014

    U.S. Army, Hawaii has moved a "step forward" by opening a SHARP Resource Center next to the U.S. Army Health Clinic, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Oct. 17, 2014.

  • Uncle and nephew put Family and mission first

    Nov 4, 2014

    RODRIGUEZ RANGE, South Korea -- The 2nd Battalion (Assault), 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade is well known for their ability to train with anyone at anytime across the peninsula. 2-2 Avn., also known as the Wild Card battalion, offers tactical speed, mobility and surprise to their patrons while conducting air assault operations utilizing UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.

  • Service members, civilians train to defend against infectious diseases

    Nov 4, 2014

    A team of experts from the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases taught Service members on how to use necessary equipment while working around infectious patients, Oct. 30, 2014, at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii.

  • Ebola Supplement from Army Medicine

    Nov 4, 2014

    Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Supplement from Army Medicine

  • MEDCOM's Health Promotion Team: Building Community Partnerships Through the Performance Triad

    Nov 4, 2014

    Health promotion is a key factor in the delivery of healthcare. The recent Joint-Base San Antonio (JBSA) Run for Life 5K and Health Expo is a success story of how Army Medical Command's (MEDCOM) Health Promotion Team continuously works to build community health partnerships that help raise awareness of critical health issues.

  • Ranger School - forging warriors for the future

    Nov 4, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson watches as Ranger candidates conduct the Combat Water Survival Assessment portion of Ranger school at Victory Pond, Fort Benning, Ga., Nov. 3, 2014. Maj. Gen. Austin S. Miller, the commanding general of the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Col. David G. Fivecoat, the commander of the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade, provided an overview and detailed explanation of the MCoE's mission and current and future requirements. (U.S. Army photos by Patrick Albright/Released)

  • Army Medicine's Total Force Engagement to Protect Beneficiaries

    Nov 4, 2014

    "We are prepared, capable, and composed to address the Ebola threat and deliver rapid response." Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) staff and Army Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) personnel are trained, equipped, and prepared to ensure Service Members, Families, Civilians, Contractors, and community stakeholders are informed, engaged, and ready to respond to a potential Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) patient arriving at any one of our treatment facilities.

  • Taking Care of Your Emotional Needs: Partner, Engage, and Communicate

    Nov 4, 2014

    The effect of crisis-induced stress and anxiety on organizational members and its beneficiaries are best mitigated when stakeholders seek fact-based information, establish effective communication systems and timely dissemination processes, and engage in collaborative behaviors that support a participatory culture that addresses the social and psychological needs of those affected.

  • Former Senior Leaders Help Shape the Future of Army Medicine

    Nov 3, 2014

    On Oct. 20, Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, the 43rd Army Surgeon General, hosted 45 former senior Army Medical Department (AMEDD) leaders known as the FASSL, or Former AMEDD Senior Strategic Leaders. In her invitation, Lt. Gen. Horoho asked for their valuable input on the role Army Medicine has in keeping the Army fit and resilient and how to create a System for Health for the Army that also influences the health of the nation. The challenge was clear -- she wanted more than lessons learned, but rather "visions unexplored, and perhaps previously unimagined."

  • CSM Daniel A. Dailey selected to be next Sergeant Major of the Army

    Nov 3, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno announced today that Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey will become the 15th sergeant major of the Army January 30, 2015.

  • Dealing with the hand you've been dealt

    Nov 3, 2014

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  • Pre-diabetes: Who is at risk?

    Nov 3, 2014

    It is important to find out early if you have pre-diabetes, because early treatment can prevent serious problems that diabetes can cause, such as loss of eyesight or kidney damage.

  • You can prevent the flu

    Nov 3, 2014

    By taking just a few steps, you can prevent the flu.

  • Prevent foodborne illness

    Nov 3, 2014

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 6 Americans get sick every year as a result of foodborne illness; 128,000 are hospitalized; and approximately 3,000 die of foodborne diseases.