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  • USAPHC personnel assess air quality in Kuwait

    May 21, 2013

    A team of nine individuals from multiple portfolios across the U.S. Army Public Health Command recently completed a mission in a deployed environment more than 6,000 miles away from home.

  • 81st RSC paving the road to resilience

    May 20, 2013

    Most any online dictionary will define resilience as follows: Oxford English dictionary: 1. the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity 2. the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness

  • Airborne MPs receive pepper spray certification

    May 20, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The Military Police leadership of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division hosted pepper spray training for MPs across the division who required the certification May 15, 2013. The training, which is mandatory for all military law enforcement before they may carry the painful and often demobilizing chemical, serves the dual purpose of allowing Soldiers to understand and feel the effects, and be able to perform their law enforcement functions in the event of a cross-contamination, said Sgt. 1st Class John Murphy, the 2nd BCT Provost Marshal's Office noncommissioned officer in charge.

  • National Women's Health Week

    May 17, 2013

    Col. Don West shares that May is National Women's Health Month and uses this as an opportunity to educate and increase awareness throughout the Army about the wide range of Women's Health programs and initiatives available to female Soldiers, spouses and other beneficiaries.

  • DoD Mental Health, Traumatic Brain Injury Center Receives New Director

    May 17, 2013

    The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) hosted a ceremony today to welcome Navy Capt. Richard Stoltz as its new director.

  • Helicopter pilot's woodworking hobby whirrs into family business

    May 17, 2013

    KILLEEN, Texas -- For one Soldier, a woodworking hobby has branched into a family customized crafts business with the motto, "You imagine it, we make it."

  • Revised disability evaluation system improves process for departing Soldiers

    May 17, 2013

    Fort Bragg, N.C., which is one of the Army's premier posts, continues to lead the way in ensuring that Soldiers' and veterans' needs are met during their medical evaluation board and the transition that often follows the MEB findings.

  • USAISR Burn Center receives FDA clearance for burn resuscitation technology

    May 17, 2013

    The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the Burn Navigator, or Burn Resuscitation Decision Support System-Mobile.

  • Ombudsman helps military community with medical issues

    May 16, 2013

    Beneficiaries looking for assistance with medical-related troubles should look no further than their local ombudsman.

  • Shoulder-to-shoulder: U.S., Filipino Soldiers train to purify water

    May 16, 2013

    A team of U.S. Army Soldiers and civilians helped the Filipino people purify more than 14,000 gallons of water during a joint military exercise in April. The water-purification project, part of the Balikatan 2013 Exercise, demonstrates the U.S. military's significant commitment to stand "shoulder-to-shoulder" during military operations as well as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions in the Pacific region, said Jim Muldoon, the science advisor assigned to U.S. Army Pacific at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Football legend Herschel Walker urges troops to seek help for mental illness

    May 16, 2013

    Widely regarded as one of football's greatest running backs, Herschel Walker, now 51, led a successful career on the gridiron. But off the playing field, the NFL star and Heisman trophy winner struggled.

  • SMA: 'We can never say thank you enough to our wounded warriors'

    May 15, 2013

    Warrior Games and similar activities are "testaments to the nation's support for our wounded warriors, honoring their service and sacrifices," said the Army's top enlisted leader.

  • Natick Soldier makes impressive marathon debut in tribute to Boston victims

    May 15, 2013

    Running as a tribute to those affected by the Boston Marathon bombing, Maj. Owen Hill of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine made a memorable marathon debut of his own on Mother's Day.

  • Transparent leadership; interactive training key to preventing sexual assault

    May 15, 2013

    Sexual assault and sexual harassment has no business amongst the ranks of our Soldiers. The Old Guard is aggressively and actively training our Soldiers to ensure the bonds of trust within the regiment are not broken.

  • USAMRMC Meets with Royal Thai Army Delegation

    May 15, 2013

    Brig. Gen. (P) Joseph Caravalho Jr., U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick (Md.) commanding general, met with Lt. Gen. Phanuvich Pumhirun, M.D., Surgeon General of the Royal Thai Army and Medical Field Service School commanding general, along with a delegation of Royal Thai Army leadership officials at USAMRMC Headquarters May 14.

  • SMRC-IND Team Conducts Annual Training

    May 15, 2013

    The USAMMDA Division of Investigational New Drugs for Force Health Protection partnered with TATRC to conduct the SMRC-IND team's annual training exercise at Fort Detrick, Md., on April 25 to prepare for potential deployment of IND protocols and subject matter expertise.

  • Introducing Army Medicine's Secure Messaging Service

    May 15, 2013

    Army Medicine Secure Messaging Service (AMSMS), powered by RelayHealth, brings your healthcare team to you, wherever you are, any time of day. It allows you to communicate with your doctor through secure email about non-urgent healthcare matters, so your doctor or another care team member can respond during business hours.

  • Clinic staff build relationships with nurses from UK, Weiden

    May 14, 2013

    Staff from the Grafenwoehr Health Clinic celebrated National Nurses Week with some multinational flare here Friday.

  • Transition Check Point aids transitioning wounded Soldiers

    May 14, 2013

    To help ease the Soldiers through the process, the WTU's rehab team hosted a Transition Check Point on May 3 at McGill Training Center. The event introduced the wounded Soldiers to government agency representatives, internship opportunities, colleges and adaptive sports.

  • May is Healthy Vision Month

    May 14, 2013

    Early detection is key for protecting eyesight over a lifetime

  • Physical Activity Awareness Month, May 2013

    May 14, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Army Surgeon General, delivers a public service announcement for Physical Activity Awareness Month, May 2013.

  • National Mental Health Awareness Month, May 2013

    May 14, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Army Surgeon General, delivers a public service announcement about National Mental Health Awareness Month, May 2013.

  • Sleep Awareness Month, May 2013

    May 14, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Army Surgeon General, delivers a public service announcement for Sleep Awareness Month, May 2013.

  • National Women's Health Awareness Month - May 2013

    May 14, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Army Surgeon General, delivers a public service announcement for National Women's Health Awareness Month- May 2013.

  • 2013 Warrior Games Cycling Competition Images

    May 14, 2013

    Images of the Army cycling team during the cycling event at the 2013 Warrior Games on May 12, 2013.

  • Army sitting volleyball team dominates early in Warrior Games

    May 14, 2013

    Army sitting volleyball team put on an impressive display of their skills early by crushing both of their competitors during the preliminary games, looking to repeat last year's gold medal performance.

  • 2013 Warrior Games Opening Ceremony Images

    May 14, 2013

    Images from the opening ceremony of the Warrior Games held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs on May 11, 2013

  • Army Reservist Adapts to Injury, Competes in Warrior Games

    May 14, 2013

    For Army Reservist Spc. Quintarious Almon, the realities of serving in the face of adversity and the challenges of adapting to injury are a matter of daily life. The Anniston, Ala., and member of the 143rd Sustainment Command headquartered in Orlando, Fla., is competing in the 2013 Warrior Games to show fellow service members that injury is a conquerable adversary.

  • Army racks up medals at 2013 Warrior Games

    May 14, 2013

    So far in the games the Army has claimed 25 medals: eight gold, eight silver and nine bronze. The competition continues through May 16 with events in wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, archery and swimming.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III awards Warrior Games track and field medals

    May 14, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III awards Warrior Games track and field medals on May 14, 2013.

  • Warrior Games track and field competition

    May 14, 2013

    Images from the Warrior Games track and field competitions on May 14, 2013 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • The All-Nighter

    May 13, 2013

    It was another Army class away from my family, but they were not strangers to me being gone. After three deployments, my wife and kids were accustomed to Dad leaving. We were all grateful this trip would last only six weeks. But with winter approaching, there were a lot of projects on the home front that needed my attention before I left.

  • CSF2 Performance Enhancement Training is on target for Army's Warrior Games shooting team

    May 13, 2013

    A Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Master Resilience Trainer - Performance Expert helped provide one-on-one performance enhancement training using biofeedback software with a member of Team Army's 2013 Warrior Games shooting team.

  • Dawn Rosarius Assumes Role of MEDCOM ACMA

    May 13, 2013

    Dawn L. Rosarius, Civilian Deputy, Principal Assistant for Acquisition for the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Fort Detrick, Md., received her official charter as the new Acquisition Career Management Advocate for the U.S. Army Medical Command May 1.

  • Warrior Games Wheelchair Basketball Competition

    May 13, 2013

  • Warrior Games Shooting Competition

    May 13, 2013

    Images from the Warrior Games shooting competition at the U.S. Olympic Committee Training Center on May 13, 2013.

  • Warrior Games sitting volleyball competition

    May 13, 2013

    Images from the Warrior Games sitting volleyball competition on May 13, 2013 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Warrior Games cycling athletes inspire other wounded, ill, or injured Soldiers

    May 12, 2013

    The first in a series of competitive adaptive sports planned for the Warrior Games, the cycling event pitted the six teams against one another in seven different cycling categories. In the four-hour event, 20 wounded, ill or injured Army Soldiers and Veterans raced against friends and rivals in pursuit of the gold.

  • Members of the U.S. Army sitting volleyball team plan the British Armed Forces in an exhibition game

    May 11, 2013

  • Enrollment closed at Rader Clinic

    May 10, 2013

    Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic Recommends RelayHealth to Increase Access to Healthcare and Mitigate Enrollment Limitations.

  • "If she had not been here ... this kid would have died"

    May 10, 2013

    When his 16-year-old son Anbia started getting tired all the time, Ghulum Sayed became concerned and took his son to see a doctor. There was a growth, under the skin, on the side of his neck that a person could feel.

  • Head-shaving event sign of solidarity, sign of hope

    May 10, 2013

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Head-shaving can be a way to show support in finding cures for childhood cancer. Volunteers of the Saint Baldrick's Foundation hosted a head-shaving event April 27 at the Warrior Zone. The foundation was created to raise awareness and funding to find cures for childhood cancer.

  • Training to reach perfection

    May 10, 2013

    Two hundred men and women, who have overcome the odds to participate in the Warrior Games, trained on Fort Carson and the United States Air Force Academy May 6-10.

  • Mother's Day at the 2013 Warrior Games

    May 10, 2013

    One mother is being flown to Colorado Springs where her son, Staff Sgt. Nathan Robbins, will compete in the 2013 Warrior Games.

  • Army Vet Overcomes Injuries to Compete for Gold at Warrior Games

    May 10, 2013

    Spc. Jon B. Brancheau is attending the games for the first time this year and will be competing in two events: archery and shooting.

  • Warrior Games Help Injured Soldier Cope with Daily Challenges

    May 10, 2013

    Spc. Quinton Picone's journey to the Warrior Games began nearly two years ago, and during that time, he has had to overcome physical and mental challenges that could easily break the will of most.

  • Competitive Spirit Pushes Soldier Through Recovery

    May 10, 2013

    Already a four-time Warrior Games medalist, Sgt. Ryan McIntosh has proven a formidable and determined Soldier athlete.

  • Army Swimming Team Prepares for the Warrior Games

    May 10, 2013

  • Soldier Looks to Claim More Gold Medals at Warrior Games

    May 10, 2013

    Some men are born to be famous, some are born to be businessmen, some scientists, some engineers, astronauts or rock stars, but Army Sgt. Delvin Maston was born to be an athlete, and he will be showcasing his world class athletic skills here during the 4th annual Warrior Games scheduled to begin May 11, 2013.

  • A Soldier's Traumatic Injury in Iraq to Recovery and Participation in Warrior Games

    May 10, 2013

    Ceteran Randall "Blake" McMinn who, nearly seven years after his medical retirement, continues to live with limitations imposed upon him by wounds of war.

  • Health Clinic showcases young artists' talent

    May 9, 2013

    Hohenfels Middle/High School students create a unique 'life space' exhibit for permanent display at the Health Clinic.

  • Transition Check Point aids transitioning wounded Soldiers

    May 9, 2013

    For many Soldiers at the Fort Meade Warrior Transition Unit, their time in the Army is coming to an end and they are preparing to move into civilian life. To help ease the Soldiers through the process, the WTU's rehab team hosted a Transition Check Point on Friday morning at McGill Training Center. The event introduced the wounded Soldiers to government agency representatives, internship opportunities, colleges and adaptive sports.

  • 'Strongman' event to benefit wounded warriors

    May 9, 2013

    WATERTOWN, N.Y. -- Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division (LI) live in a part of the country where their snow-shoveling civilian neighbors may be among the toughest of off-post military communities Armywide.

  • Post celebrates National Nurses Week

    May 9, 2013

    In 1899, the surgeon general set criteria for the establishment of a reserve force of nurses. It can be argued that because of their courage, commitment to service and compassion for others during assigned engagements, the Nurse Corps became a permanent fixture in the Army Medical Department Feb. 2, 1901. Today, 40,000 active, Reserve and National Guard officers, non-commissioned officers, enlisted and civilians represent Army Nursing.

  • Army program transforms wounded Soldiers into elite athletes

    May 9, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Michael Lage may be loyal to his Army green, but he's hoping to add some gold to his uniform next week when he vies for medals in cycling and shooting at the 2013 Warrior Games.

  • IMCOM urges privacy awareness

    May 9, 2013

    In a world where people seem constantly connected to one another by social networking and social media sites, privacy seems a luxury that is hard to come by, but Fort Rucker is working to ensure that people know the importance of privacy.

  • Hospital clinical pharmacist selected for competitive traineeship

    May 9, 2013

    A Fort Belvoir Community Hospital clinical pharmacist was recently picked to attend a pain management program component, making her one of 10 pharmacists in the country chosen for the Pain and Palliative Care Traineeship.

  • 'The Human Factor': Nurse explains drive behind her passion

    May 9, 2013

    The harrowing escape through the Cambodian jungles, the constant struggle to evade guerrilla forces, the years spent at a Thai refugee camp-- Sochara Chumnoeur remembered none of this when she arrived in America in 1988. At just eight years old, Chumnoeur arrived with her family in Connecticut knowing little English. While she may have forgotten about her home country (which she believes her mind blocked out), her parents ingrained her Cambodian culture in her here. She also learned her parents' work ethic, from their emphasis on her schoolwork to their example of building a life from factory wages.

  • Commentary: Army strength begins with physical fitness

    May 9, 2013

  • 'Hot fuel' saves time, gets choppers back training quickly

    May 9, 2013

    NORTH FORT HOOD, Texas -- The launch of a new forward area refueling point here reduces 20-minute helicopter refueling times down to just four while providing actual training conditions found in a combat zone.

  • Electrical shocks a year-round hazard

    May 9, 2013

    Electricity is one of the greatest amenities of modern life, but it also poses very real and very deadly hazards for those who don't respect it.

  • Surviving skin cancer

    May 9, 2013

    Michelle Bain shared her personal story of skin cancer on The Morning Show April 24. "I began tanning in high school," said Bain. "I would go to a tanning salon for about a week or two before homecoming or prom -- big events -- but, mostly, I laid in the sun outside in high school." As an adult, Bain used the tanning bed more often -- typically from January to May -- for about 11 years. Then, nine months after marrying her husband, she received news that would change her life. "In 2011, I was diagnosed with malignant melanoma," she said.

  • Pediatrician answers questions on weekly AFN session

    May 8, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Dr. Michelle Melicosta, a pediatrician at the Wiesbaden Health Clinic, has started a question-and-answer session each week on American Forces Network Wiesbaden called "Ask the Doctor." During the segment, Melicosta answers medical questions parents have about their children. She has been a practicing pediatrician for 17 years and in Wiesbaden for three years.

  • Army doctors work to ensure self-sufficient, secure Africa

    May 8, 2013

    U.S. Army Africa, in partnership with Mauritanian Armed Forces, conducted a joint Medical Readiness Training Exercise in Nouakchott, Mauritania, March 25 - April 5, which focused on familiarizing Mauritanian Ministries of Defense and Health personnel with U.S. medical techniques and procedures used when performing suture-less cataract surgery. Working closely with host nation health officials, U.S. medical and logistical teams deployed to get valuable real-world training, increase interoperability with regional medical providers, and help local citizens needing treatment.

  • Army doctors work to ensure self-sufficient, secure Africa

    May 8, 2013

    U.S. Army Africa, in partnership with Mauritanian Armed Forces, conducted a joint Medical Readiness Training Exercise in Nouakchott, Mauritania, March 25 - April 5, which focused on familiarizing Mauritanian Ministries of Defense and Health personnel with U.S. medical techniques and procedures used when performing suture-less cataract surgery. Working closely with host nation health officials, U.S. medical and logistical teams deployed to get valuable real-world training, increase interoperability with regional medical providers, and help local citizens needing treatment.

  • Military medicine benefits all

    May 8, 2013

    Since 2001, there have been approximately 1,600 service members that have sustained major limb amputations as a result of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; roughly 300 remain on active duty and more than 50 have returned to combat operations, according to Army Capt. Bradley Ritland, chief of the physical therapy amputee section at Walter Reed Bethesda.

  • Army uses advanced systems to improve training

    May 8, 2013

    Medical training community benefits from LiDAR research.

  • National Mental Health Awareness Month

    May 7, 2013

    Northern Regional Medical Command Commander gets the word out to Soldiers, Families, and civilians, that seeking help for emotional concerns is a sign of strength. May is National Mental Health Awareness Month.

  • May is Women's Health Month

    May 7, 2013

    Army Medicine seeks to raise awareness about, and encourages, preventive proactive behaviors to enhance women's lifespace.

  • Sit and be fit: Tips to stay healthy at work

    May 7, 2013

    Minor exercise and simple movements at your desk can make a difference in your well-being

  • Army-funded research may enhance battlefield medicine

    May 7, 2013

    ADELPHI, Md. (May 7, 2013) -- Extramural basic research at the University of California, Los Angeles, funded by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Army Research Office, the Office of Naval Research and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has led to the discovery of a fundamental new way to image microorganisms using visible or ultraviolet light without the requirement of any lenses, lasers or bulky optical elements.

  • Soldiers participate in 'Run-Walk to Home Base' at Fenway Park

    May 7, 2013

    More than 2,000 people, including hundreds of current service members, gathered May 4 at Fenway Park for the annual "Run-Walk to Home Base" to help those with the "invisible wounds of war."

  • Rhode Island National Guard medical team visits Panamanian hospital

    May 7, 2013

    COLON, Panama -- Members of the Rhode Island National Guard Medical Detachment met with Dr. Tristan Pinzon, medical director of Hospital Colon, in support of Beyond the Horizon-Panama 2013 here April 30.

  • Athlete defies odds, competes in Warrior Games

    May 7, 2013

    After doctors told her she'd never walk again, Spc. Elizabeth Wasil ditched her wheelchair and pushed herself into the swimming pool.

  • U.S. Army Team Athletes Prepare for 2013 Warrior Games

    May 7, 2013

    U.S. Army team athletes prepare for the 2013 Warrior Games during practice on May 7, 2013 at Fort Carson. Since 2010, the Warrior Games have brought together wounded, ill or injured service members to compete in a goodwill competition. This year, the Warrior Games will include wounded warriors from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Special Operations Command and the United Kingdom.

  • Warrior Games wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball practice

    May 7, 2013

    Images from Warrior Games wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball practice on May 7, 2013.

  • On guard against traumatic brain injuries

    May 6, 2013

    They tend to be older, more experienced, and more likely to have families, but deployed members of the National Guard share something in common with their active-duty brothers and sisters -- the likelihood of suffering from traumatic brain injuries, or TBI.

  • Wounded Soldiers share journeys to inspire Boston bombing victims

    May 6, 2013

    Wounded Soldiers recovering at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio have a message they'd like to pass on to the Boston bombing victims: "You're not alone."

  • April is Alcohol Awareness Month

    May 6, 2013

    In the ongoing effort to increase mental health and wellness on Camp As Sayliyah, the Troop Medical Center staff, led by clinical psychologist, Nickole Scott Conerly, Ph.D., hosted the fourth annual Alcohol Awareness Week on CAS from April 21 - 27. The theme for this year is, "Think before you drink." The goal is to increase participants' awareness of their drinking behaviors and the consequences of drinking in a fun and casual atmosphere. Activities included completing a brief questionnaire, experiencing what being drunk is like by wearing beer goggles while trying to walk a straight line and picking up information on alcohol and other wellness topics. The event was open to the military and civilians and each participant also received a token of appreciation. At the end of the first three days, more than 150 people completed the questionnaires. This achievement would not have been possible without the assistance of volunteers, Sharyn Adams, civilian contractor and soldiers, Sgt. Jimmy Letzkus and Pfc. Ryan Avera.

  • Goal, plan and execution

    May 6, 2013

    One of the main reasons why most people fail to achieve what they set out to do is they don't set goals, don't have a plan, or lack consistency which leads to lack of execution.

  • Red Cross honors supporters at 'Salute to Service' gala

    May 6, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, his wife Linda, and several others were honored at the Red Cross "A Salute to Service" gala, in Washington, D.C., May 4, 2013.

  • Indian River students 'shadow' Fort Drum MEDDAC personnel

    May 6, 2013

    FORT Drum Medical Activity officials recently welcomed today's students and tomorrow's medical professionals through its doors during a two-day job shadow. Nine high school seniors from Indian River Central School District with an interest in the nursing, physical therapy, pediatrician and physician fields participated in the shadow April 24 and 25.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier selected for Army recognition

    May 6, 2013

    Twenty-two years of service has afforded plenty of opportunities for Sgt. 1st Class Josalette Simmons, XVIII Airborne Corps sexual harassment/assault response and prevention noncommissioned officer in charge, to give back to her fellow Soldiers.

  • Nevada Division of Emergency Management Moderates Mineral County Tabletop Exercise

    May 6, 2013

    Preparation is the key for emergency responders everywhere.

  • Warrior Games athlete inspired by abilities found in adaptive sports

    May 3, 2013

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (Army News Service, May 2, 2013) -- On a sunny Friday afternoon, Maj. John Arbino, sitting in a modified sports wheelchair, pushed himself up a ramp to the uppermost level of a parking deck. With the bright blue sky overhead, he turned around and sped back to the bottom.

  • May is Mental Health Month

    May 3, 2013

    The Army is determined to decrease the stigma and get help to those who need it, by promoting dialogue between leaders, Soldiers, families, civilians and the community.

  • Natick Soldier plans 'quiet little tribute' to Boston victims

    May 3, 2013

    When he heard that some of those prevented from finishing the recent Boston Marathon would honor bombing victims by entering and completing another marathon, Maj. Owen Hill knew he could do but one thing -- lace up his running shoes and join them in the tribute.

  • Col. Charles M. Taylor, Restored Army Dentist

    May 3, 2013

    Fort Campbell's Taylor Dental Clinic is undergoing extensive renovation. Similarly, the image of Col. Charles M. Taylor to whom the facility is memorialized, has also been repaired. Fran Trachta, a graphic artist and photographer with the AMEDD Center of History and Heritage at Fort Sam Houston, received a faded, scratched, and orange-tinted image of Taylor dating from World War I.

  • West Nile Virus

    May 3, 2013

    They may be among the tiniest enemy the Army wages war against, but don't let their size fool you.

  • Commentary: Ordnance School instructor helps shape future

    May 3, 2013

    Commentary by the first female instructor in the 91M, Bradley Systems Maintainer Course.

  • Fort Leonard Wood officials cut ribbon for new Warrior Transition Unit

    May 3, 2013

    General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital and Fort Leonard Wood officially commemorated the opening of a new Warrior Transition Unit during a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 2 at the WTU campus.

  • Abdominal obesity poses threat

    May 2, 2013

    Editor's Note: This article on the dangers of abdominal obesity is by Robert Gobble, Area I Health and Fitness director.

  • Tripler gives Hawaii Job Corps students a taste of Army Medicine

    May 2, 2013

    Tripler Army Medical Center's Clinical Support Division staff had the opportunity to take 13 medical administrative assistants visiting from Hawaii Job Corps on a tour of the hospital and learn more about their prospective career field, April 22.

  • Womack renovations planned

    May 2, 2013

    Womack Army Medical Center has undertaken an enormous renovation to reorganize about 79,000 square feet of space to its existing footprint.

  • May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

    May 2, 2013

    According to the Department of Defense Hearing Center of Excellence, more than 350,000 service members have reported tinnitus (ringing in the ear/s) following redeployment from the Gulf War conflicts, and over 250,000 have reported hearing loss during the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.

  • Reynolds Army Hospital celebrates National Laboratory Week

    May 2, 2013

    Fort Sill medical laboratory staff members celebrated National Laboratory Professionals Week April 22-26.

  • Local school's students 'job-shadow' Fort Drum MEDDAC personnel

    May 2, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- MEDDAC officials recently welcomed today's students and tomorrow's medical professionals through its doors during a two-day job shadow. Nine high school seniors from Indian River Central School District with an interest in the nursing, physical therapy, pediatrician and physician fields participated in the shadow April 24 and 25.

  • The Road to the Warrior Games: May 11-16 Colorado Springs, Colorado

    May 2, 2013

    The Warrior Games showcases the resilient spirit of today's wounded, ill, and injured service members from all branches of the military. After overcoming significant physical and behavioral injuries, these men and women demonstrate the power of ability over disability and the spirit of competition.

  • From the Director of Army Safety - Getting riding right

    May 2, 2013

    With snow and freezing temperatures persisting throughout much of the United States well into April, it's safe to say this winter has been particularly long and hard. That's why, when the weather finally warms, Soldiers across our Army will be more eager than ever to bring their motorcycles out of storage. Hopefully you've already been talking to your riders about motorcycle safety, but May -- as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month -- presents a perfect opportunity for you to either catch up on or reinforce the conversation.

  • National Nurses Week

    May 2, 2013

    National Nurses Week will be celebrated from May 6 - 12, and the theme for 2013 is Delivering Quality and Innovation in Patient Care.

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