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  • New Year, Fresh Perspective

    Jan 7, 2014

    With the new year comes an opportunity for fresh perspective. It gives us a chance to reflect and start anew with a clean slate, with plenty of hope for a better year than the last. This opportunity also offers leaders at all levels a chance to reinvigorate their safety programs, especially as Soldiers are more likely to be refreshed and refocused after coming off extended leave.

  • Army conducting joint study to improve bone health in military personnel

    Jan 6, 2014

    Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine have teamed up with the Trainee Health Surveillance Flight 559th Medical Group's Basic Military Training Team at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, to determine whether increased vitamin D and calcium intake can improve bone health in military personnel.

  • Religious Support Teams Provide Hope and Comfort at Bagram, Afghanistan Hospital

    Jan 6, 2014

    Two teams of Air Force chaplains and chaplain assistants provide religious support and spiritual counsel to a wide range of patients and caregivers at Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Gold Star parents do more than just support ROTC

    Jan 4, 2014

    Florida State University nursing professor Nan Cuchens and her husband Harry Chaires established a scholarship for military nursing students at FSU and they support the Wounded Warriors program, and the Injured Marine Fund. They do this through a small armed security company they established. They founded "One Brave Marine" to honor their son, Lance Cpl. Daniel Chaires who was killed in combat in 2006. They employ veterans who are returning to civilian life --because they know the difficulties with transition and the difficulties in finding employment.

  • Performance Triad warm-up changes prepare body to perform

    Jan 3, 2014

    The Army substituted static stretches for the more dynamic Preparatory Drill with the introduction of the Physical Readiness Training program. Now, the Performance Triad encourages Soldiers to prepare to perform every time they hit the gym, not just during unit physical training.

  • Army Vice Chief of Staff Visits Wounded Warriors

    Jan 3, 2014

  • Synthetic drugs dangerous, can end Army career

    Jan 2, 2014

    The Army is warning Soldiers about dangers of synthetic drugs, as Department of Defense expands its testing to include synthetic marijuana.

  • Empower yourself to better health

    Jan 2, 2014

    No matter who you are, how old you are or what you do, you need a balance of sleep, activity and nutrition to build and sustain great health.

  • Human papillomavirus: what it is and how to prevent it

    Jan 2, 2014

    The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection, or STI, in the United States, with an estimated 79 million Americans currently infected and 14 million newly infected persons per year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Strategies to avoid office weight gain

    Jan 2, 2014

    We are not destined to work in "obesifying" office conditions and can make positive changes in our work world to manage our health and weight.

  • Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center welcomes first baby of 2014

    Jan 2, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas --Spc. Justin Newman and his wife Sabrina Newman won't soon forget their 2014 New Year's celebration because just 16 minutes after midnight they welcomed their first child, a boy, into the world.

  • Brooke Army Medical Center delivers San Antonio's first baby of 2014

    Jan 2, 2014

    Born at 12:03 a.m., Jan. 1, 2014, the birth of Zane Huesca Rodriguez not only marked the first baby of the year for Brooke Army Medical Center, but also the first of the year for San Antonio.

  • Afghan Hand formed partnership works for Kandahar Airport

    Dec 24, 2013

    As a U.S. Navy officer who serves in the Afghanistan-Pakistan (AfPak) Hands program, Lt. Cmdr. Jared Asman is the go-to guy in many instances for problem solving and issue resolution. Conceived in 2009, the Hands program is formulated to assist International Security Assistance Forces in building a better long-term relationship with the Afghan and Pakistan people.

  • NATIONAL GUARD FLIES WOUNDED WARRIORS HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

    Dec 24, 2013

    The Puerto Rico Air National Guard flew a C-130 cargo plane into Augusta Regional Airport in Augusta, Ga., on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, to pick up 11 wounded Soldiers from the Fort Gordon Warrior Transition Battalion with families in Puerto Rico, and fly them home for the holidays. The pickup and return flights are training missions for the pilots and air crew of the PRANG that allow them to do something to honor the wounded Soldiers of Puerto Rico.

  • PTSD -- Is mental armor possible?

    Dec 20, 2013

    The goal of optimizing human performance and discouraging PTSD is the number one focus of the Army Study Program Management Office in the 2014 Army Study Program.

  • Mass flu vaccination campaign improves Soldiers' readiness at Fort Rucker

    Dec 20, 2013

    Lyster Army Health Clinic started an ambitious four-week flu campaign in October and has since given 99.09 percent of Soldiers on Fort Rucker their yearly flu vaccination.

  • Elective care vs. non-covered care

    Dec 20, 2013

    Lyster Army Health Clinic refers patients out to Tricare-approved network providers when specialty care not offered at the clinic is needed. It is important for patients to receive a referral and only obtain the care detailed in the referral notes to avoid extra charges not covered by the referral.

  • No-shows are costly in dollars, time for other patient appointments

    Dec 20, 2013

    In our busy world it is understandable that patients will sometimes miss appointments. However, Lyster Army Health Clinic staff asks that patients who cannot make their appointment call to cancel so they are not considered "no-shows."

  • Sustainers, MEDDAC help spread holiday cheer

    Dec 20, 2013

    More than 50 Soldiers from the Third Sustainment Brigade and US Army MEDDAC - Winn Army Community Hospital joined the volunteers from the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 789, Thursday, with Veterans at the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin, Ga. to help spread Christmas cheer.

  • Task Force Patriot gives wounded warriors a proper exit

    Dec 20, 2013

    Task Force Patriot service members welcomed five wounded warriors who returned to theatre as part of Operation Proper Exit Dec. 19, 2013, at Forward Operating Base Gamberi. The program brings closure to warriors who receive a chance to return to theatre and get the proper end of tour recognition and support from their fellow Soldiers. During the visit all of the wounded warriors were presented command coins, Certificates of Achievement and made honorary "Patriots" with 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division combat patches.

  • PTSD may bring role-reversal effect for family caregivers

    Dec 20, 2013

    Many family members of recently-deployed service members find themselves in a different role, with new responsibilities, upon their service member's return from combat.

  • Mass flu vaccination campaign improves Soldiers' readiness

    Dec 20, 2013

    Lyster Army Health Clinic started an ambitious four-week flu campaign in October and has since given 99.09 percent of Soldiers on Fort Rucker their yearly flu vaccination.

  • Commanding General's Holiday Message

    Dec 20, 2013

  • JROTC Cadets spread HOPE for holidays

    Dec 19, 2013

    Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets Dustin and Austin Haubner help run the non-profit Helping Out People Everywhere, which has served 25,000 people with almost 900,000 pounds of food this year.

  • Wounded warriors maintain fighting spirit on the mat

    Dec 19, 2013

    Wounded Warriors from Fort Stewart, Ga., use adaptive combatives techniques as another tool for recovery during part of the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program to help bounce back from injuries.

  • BRDSS Team Earns AMEDD Wolf Pack Award

    Dec 19, 2013

    The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Resuscitation Decision Support System Team was selected as the winner of the prestigious U.S. Army Medicine Wolf Pack Award for the first quarter of fiscal year 2014.

  • AFIRM II Kick Off Gathers Army, Academic Regenerative Medicine Experts

    Dec 19, 2013

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command leadership hosted a kick off meeting at Fort Detrick for the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine: Warrior Restoration Consortium, known as AFIRM II, Dec. 16.

  • Engineers prepare for advise and assist mission

    Dec 19, 2013

    CAMP SHELBY, Miss. -- U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 365th Engineer Battalion, based in Schuylkill, Pa., accompanied by Soldiers from Texas and West Virginia, successfully completed their cumulative training event readying for deployment.

  • Veterinary food inspector makes the right call

    Dec 19, 2013

    A USAPHC veterinary food inspector makes the right decision to reject a food shipment containing unidentified brown pellets.

  • Atlanta-based nonprofit gives colorful outlet to Ansbach warriors in transition

    Dec 19, 2013

    The Von Steuben Community Center was transformed into an art studio Dec. 13 as members of the Ansbach community donned aprons and brandished paintbrushes to help enliven the environments in which the transitioning warriors of the U.S. Army heal and receive care.

  • Wounded warrior creates cycling program

    Dec 19, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. (Dec. 19, 2013) -- You see a lot of Soldiers and other people riding bicycles around Fort Sill. And in the past year many more cyclists can be seen riding on post, due in large part to the efforts of one wounded warrior, Sgt. Peter Webb.

  • Walter Reed gets Level II Trauma Center verification

    Dec 19, 2013

    Walter Reed National Military Medical Center has joined an elite group of hospitals verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level II Trauma Center.

  • MEDCOM promoting healthy living by example

    Dec 18, 2013

    In support of the Performance Triad, the Army Surgeon General and Commander of U.S. Army Medical Command dedicated Dec. 13, 2013, to be MEDCOM's "Holiday Jingle Walk" at their headquarters in Falls Church, Va.

  • USAPHC ergonomist gets all shook up

    Dec 18, 2013

    The U.S. Army Public Health Command Ergonomics Program collected vibration data on military helicopters by performimg a study with the Vermont Army National Guard.

  • Public Health Command employees move their feet while they meet

    Dec 18, 2013

    A group of personnel at the U.S. Army Public Health Command have discovered a way to incorporate fitness into the day by walking while they meet.

  • The SSG Miguel Leon Story: A Fight for Life (Part I)

    Dec 17, 2013

    Staff Sergeant Miguel Leon, Calvary Scout with U.S. Army Installation Management Command, shares how his life was turned upside down and his journey back to normal. This is first part of a series.

  • Pushing forward in life: Soldier survives brain tumor, interns in her career field

    Dec 17, 2013

    Less than a year ago, Spc. Allyssa Nolan underwent brain surgery to remove a tumor. Coming out of surgery and inpatient recovery, at first she couldn't walk -- now she's walked a half-marathon. She couldn't complete basic activities of daily living -- now she's working almost full-time in her field as a biomedical equipment technician. And she couldn't remember even five words in a row -- now she's one of the fastest in her shop at testing defibrillators, running through 23 steps in just three hours.

  • Going full circle: Former Soldier guides others in transitions

    Dec 17, 2013

    When Staff Sgt. Clodomiro Espinoza tells his Soldiers that he understands what they're going through--the medical appointments, the career uncertainties, the challenges of recovery-- he means it literally. He just made the transition himself from a Soldier in Transition to a squad leader, so he knows the physical and emotional aspects of recovery.

  • Same quality service, just a change in process

    Dec 16, 2013

    Tricare Overseas Program will now provide patient liaison services in Garmisch

  • Corps workers spread holiday cheer, reduce stress

    Dec 16, 2013

  • Sample Selected as the MRMC Retention NCO of the Year

    Dec 16, 2013

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command named its top Retention Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year for 2013. Staff Sgt. Floretta G. Sample, a respiratory specialist (68V) at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center, was selected for this honor from among eight other retention NCOs from USAMRMC subordinate commands.

  • CDMRP Hosts the 1st Annual Dr. Barbara Terry-Koroma Legacy Lecture Series

    Dec 16, 2013

    The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs hosted the first annual Barbara Terry-Koroma Legacy Lecture Dec. 4, in Building 1076 at Fort Detrick.

  • Company Commander Helps Divert Suicide Attempt

    Dec 16, 2013

    Some may call it instinct; others would credit military training kicking in. Regardless of what it was that kicked in that day, the actions taken by the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Company Commander Capt. Lashawnna N. Ray resulted in a botched attempted suicide.

  • Air Force Volunteers Support USAMMCE's Humanitarian Assistance Program

    Dec 16, 2013

    Twenty volunteers from the 86th Medical Group located on Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, volunteered Nov. 23 to assist the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center, Europe, Humanitarian Assistance Program in inspecting, cleaning, and preparing medical equipment for shipment.

  • Army Patient Centered Medical Home Regional Update

    Dec 16, 2013

    Update on implementation of Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) across Army Medicine.

  • Elective care vs. non-covered care

    Dec 13, 2013

    Lyster Army Health Clinic refers patients out to Tricare-approved network providers when specialty care not offered at the clinic is needed. It is important for patients to receive a referral and only obtain the care detailed in the referral notes to avoid extra charges not covered by the referral.

  • Holiday Season Safety Message 2013

    Dec 13, 2013

    The holiday season is a perfect opportunity to spend quality time with Family and friends. As we begin this special time of year, I extend my appreciation to each and every Soldier, Civilian, Contractor and Family Member for your sacrifices, selfless service, and personal commitment to Army Medicine.

  • Prescription drug misuse - Is it worth it?

    Dec 13, 2013

    Medical Command Regulation 40-51 outlines the procedures for medical review officers to use when determining if a medical explanation exists for a positive urinalysis drug testing result.

  • Three family members graduate American Red Cross dental assistant program

    Dec 13, 2013

    Family Members, dental pro-viders and guests gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of three newly graduated dental assistants during a ceremony held Dec. 13 at Stone Dental Clinic.

  • Lyme disease: what is it, how is it treated?

    Dec 13, 2013

    This disease is caused by a bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this bacterium is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected black legged ticks.

  • KACC patient no-shows are detrimental to unit readiness

    Dec 13, 2013

    A "no-show" is defined as an individual who misses or is late to an appointment without canceling or rescheduling. Kimbrough has one of the highest rates -- 9 percent -- of no-shows in Army Medical Command, which equates to more than 2,000 missed appointments per month.

  • Wounded Troops Rev Up to Restore Cars, Lives

    Dec 13, 2013

    Wounded troops soon will be trading their rifles for wrenches as they gear up to participate in a newly launched car restoration and repair program dubbed Automotivation.

  • Elective care vs. non-covered care

    Dec 12, 2013

    Lyster Army Health Clinic refers patients out to TRICARE-approved network providers when specialty care not offered at the clinic is needed.

  • Face, hand transplants soon options for injured Soldiers?

    Dec 12, 2013

    Army researchers are developing advanced treatment options, including face and hand transplants, for severely injured service members.

  • Brand Health

    Dec 12, 2013

    Is the Army brand healthy?

  • Winter's Unseen Trap

    Dec 11, 2013

    As an officer and aviator in the U.S. Army, I -- like most of you -- have been exposed to a significant amount of safety training. We've all learned that the unseen hazard is oftentimes the most dangerous. For example, Field Manual 3-04.301(1-301), Aeromedical Training for Flight Personnel, highlights Type I (unrecognized) spatial disorientation as the most dangerous because the hapless aviator has no idea they are disoriented, and thus, takes no action to correct the danger facing them. Carbon monoxide is similarly insidious. Whether it is exhaust leaking into your vehicle, or perhaps a propane heater warming a tent, carbon monoxide takes its prey with no warning. However, this article is not about spatial disorientation or carbon monoxide. There is another hazard that's similarly treacherous and just as veiled. Unfortunately, I found myself in its trap on my way home from drill one weekend.

  • Tri-signed letter on Army Safety 2013: Milestone Achievements, but Challenges Remain

    Dec 10, 2013

    In the fall of 2012, our Army marked the passing of its safest year since September 11 , 2001. At that time, we asked you to capitalize on that success during fiscal year 2013 by staying engaged on risk management and treating safety as an imperative. You did just that, and your hard work resulted in the best year for Soldier safety on record. We could not be more proud of this accomplishment- thank you and congratulations on a job well done!

  • Army and NFL Partner to Prevent Brain Injuries

    Dec 10, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, the Army Surgeon General and NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell talk about the efforts being taken by both organizations to increase awareness of, treat and prevent brain injuries in Soldiers and NFL players.

  • Army ROTC Cadets at UT, Austin, participate in innovative SHARP training

    Dec 9, 2013

    Like many students at the University of Texas, Austin, Army ROTC Cadets dressed up for Halloween. However, their destination was not an on-campus party but for an alternative way to learn about a topic that is serious to the Army.

  • Universities partner to create degree program, support leader development

    Dec 9, 2013

    The Army Logistics University and Virginia Commonwealth University have partnered to create a new degree program to support Soldiers. The Master of Supply Chain Management is slated to begin in fall 2014 and will emphasize innovation, critical thinking and logistics management.

  • Three physical therapists graduate doctoral program

    Dec 9, 2013

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Dec. 9, 2013) - Keller Army Community Hospital graduated three physical therapists from the U.S. Army-Baylor University Sports Physical Therapy Doctoral Program during a Dec. 4 ceremony at the United States Military Academy's Haig Room in the Jefferson Library.

  • Missed appointments and late cancellations - what patients don't know can hurt others

    Dec 9, 2013

    Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center averages over 4,600 missed appointments per month or late appointments that were not cancelled or rescheduled and missed appointments result in wasted financial and staff resources as well as a missed opportunity to provide care to other patients.

  • The most fattening time of the year

    Dec 9, 2013

    Eating healthy during the months of October, November and December is challenging but not impossible. The constant stream of holiday festivities and traditions that revolve around food and decreased activity due to the colder weather can quickly add unnecessary calories to your diet that turn into pounds of body weight. A few pounds of extra body weight over time can increase your risk of being overweight and increase the risk of obesity related health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and sleep apnea.

  • SOLDIER AWARDED REGIONAL EO ADVISOR OF THE YEAR

    Dec 9, 2013

    The Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center Equal Opportunity Advisor was awarded the Southern Regional Medical Command's Equal Opportunity Advisor of the Year for 2013. Sgt. 1st Class Michelle E. Berres has served as the DDEAMC Equal Opportunity Advisor for the past 13 months and was recognized by the regional command as the top EO advisor in the Southern region on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, during a ceremony at the Medical Center on Fort Gordon, Ga.

  • Loose lips still sink ships, loose tweets sink fleets

    Dec 6, 2013

    In the social media era, OPSEC is more important, and more difficult, than ever. We must be concerned with both whom we talk to and what we put on the internet. The flow of information from one side of the world to another is now as easy as a few keystrokes and only takes seconds.

  • New first aid kit includes eye protection, strap cutter

    Dec 6, 2013

    The Army is now issuing to Soldiers the more robust, more streamlined "Individual First Aid Kit II" as replacement for the older kit which was built inside an ammunition pouch for a Squad Automatic Weapon.

  • Combat vet in desperate search for gift of life

    Dec 6, 2013

    Soldiers are fighters trained to undertake difficult tasks and beat the odds. Some seem to have an innate store of composure, toughness and pride in themselves and their duty. That strength allows them to go the distance no matter the challenges. Retired Staff Sgt. Aretha H. Owens is such a Soldier. Fighting through three tours of duty in Iraq, she made it home to her husband (John) and children (Brianna, 15 and Jonathan, 7) only to find out that she had yet to fight the biggest battle of her life. That struggle -- the fact that she has lost the use of both kidneys --has defined her existence since returning from her last deployment.

  • CID Offers Holiday Safety Tips

    Dec 5, 2013

    Across the nation, shoppers will be out in force searching for big bargains in the stores and on the World Wide Web, but criminals will be out too.

  • Gadson invites injured Soldiers to seek help during Facebook chat

    Dec 5, 2013

    Fort Belvoir Garrison Commander Col. Gregory D. Gadson encouraged Soldiers who have sustained injuries to be willing to seek help during a U.S. Army Facebook chat sponsored in honor of Warrior Care Month (November) on Nov. 26. During the Facebook chat, Gadson advised those who suffered injuries in combat to take their recovery one day at a time. They may have to do things differently than in the past, but that is okay, he said.

  • Chiropractic, Physical Therapy work together to heal Soldiers

    Dec 5, 2013

    The chiropractic and physical therapy departments at Lyster Army Health Clinic recently combined efforts to accelerate Soldiers recovery time after injuries.

  • Lyster's MRI machine receive upgrades, allows for multi-angle views

    Dec 5, 2013

    Lyster Army Health Clinic is upgrading its MRI machine to high definition.

  • Lyster's pharmacy upgrades to new medication refill robots

    Dec 5, 2013

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

  • Lyster, Air Force team up to provide flight physicals to Airmen

    Dec 5, 2013

    Lyster Army Health Clinic has partnered with Fort Rucker's tenant United States Air Force unit to give Airmen their annual flight physicals.

  • Medical care for students, travelers during the holidays

    Dec 5, 2013

    As college students finish up their final exams and head home for the holidays, Lyster Army Health Clinic Commander Col. James Laterza wants to remind those traveling away from their primary care doctor that staff is here for them if they need medical care.

  • Mammogram saves life of LAHC employee

    Dec 5, 2013

    Lisa Hale, a licensed practical nurse at Lyster Army Health Clinic, used to work at a gynecologist office and often answered questions from nervous women about receiving a mammogram and what to expect during the exam. Hale, then 36, decided it was time to schedule her first exam so she could tell patients about her experience.

  • Appointment no-shows are costly in dollars, time

    Dec 5, 2013

    In this busy world, it is understandable that patients will sometimes miss appointments. However, Lyster Army Health Clinic staff asks that patients who cannot make their appointment call to cancel so they are not considered no-shows.

  • New Hours of Operation for the Moncrief Army Community Hospital Urgent Care Clinic

    Dec 5, 2013

    In order to best serve our patients, the Urgent Care Clinic will be open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. starting Dec. 19. Patients will need to be signed in prior to 9:30 p.m. to ensure that appropriate time is allotted for evaluation and treatment.

  • BAMC SIM Center receives accreditation

    Dec 5, 2013

    Brooke Army Medical Center's Simulation Center was recently accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare in the areas of simulation teaching/education, training, and research last month. The Center is only one of 33 to be accredited by the SSH, which oversees the quality of simulation centers around the world.

  • BAMC logisticians log more than 130 years

    Dec 5, 2013

    Brooke Army Medical Center's logistical department will soon experience the loss of more than 130 years of combined service rendered by four professionals at the end of this year.

  • 101st Medics teach First Aid to ANA Infantry Officers

    Dec 4, 2013

    Army medics train Afghan officers on life saving techniques employed during battlefield siuations.

  • Medical specialist corps recruits take oath

    Dec 4, 2013

    Baylor University students take the oath, become members of the Army's Medical Specialist Corps.

  • 30th Medical Brigade added as new subordinate unit to 21st TSC

    Dec 3, 2013

    The 30th Medical Brigade, formerly the 30th Medical Command, officially become a subordinate unit to the 21st Theater Sustainment Command during a redesignation implemented as a part of ongoing changes to the Army's organizational structure.

  • Tips for managing pre-diabetes

    Dec 3, 2013

    November is National Diabetes Month and health care professionals and educators are encouraging discussions about this disease as the first step to combating its damaging effects.

  • Winter and holiday season safety tips from the Hospital Safety Office

    Dec 3, 2013

    You can avoid visiting our award-winning hospital and your Patient-Centered Medical Home team members here this winter by taking a few preventive steps to head off potential disaster. We care about your safety, so here are some safety tips.

  • World AIDS Day focuses on zero new infections

    Dec 3, 2013

    The theme for this year's World AIDS Day observance is "Getting to Zero"-- zero new infections, zero AIDS-related deaths, and zero HIV/AIDS-related discrimination.

  • Beat the holiday blues

    Dec 3, 2013

    There are many ways to beat the holiday blues.

  • Comprehensive Soldier, Family Fitness uses sports psychology to enhance performance

    Dec 2, 2013

    Soldiers across Fort Drum, N.Y., aren't just focused on building muscles, running faster and improving fitness. They are learning how to perform better, work harder and stay focused, despite the adversities they may face.

  • Ready, set, resilient

    Dec 2, 2013

    HEADQUARTERS, U.S. ARMY ALASKA, Fort Wainwright, Alaska -- U.S. Army Alaska leaders, Soldiers, families and civilians had the opportunity to see, experience and learn about the plethora of resources and support available to help them bounce back from the rigors and stresses of a demanding lifestyle in the military, and specifically within U. S. Army Alaska.

  • WTB, HAVA provide hunting trip for terminally-ill Soldiers

    Nov 29, 2013

    In a clearing in the back woods of Fort Campbell, Master Sgt. Anthony Codgill took his aim, fired and connected with an eight-point buck. A simple scene, until one discovers that Cogdill took the shot using a sip and puff device connected to his rifle. Cogdill is in the end stages of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The terminal illness is a neurodegenerative disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The degeneration leads to lack of muscle movement, paralysis, as well as difficulty speaking, swallowing and breathing. There is currently no cure for ALS.

  • Wounded warriors learn to blow glass in pilot program

    Nov 27, 2013

    For the past few weeks on Tuesday evenings, 11 Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McCord, Wash., have driven to Tacoma's Museum of Glass to learn the basics of glass blowing from experts in the field.

  • Lyster offers medical care tips for holiday travelers

    Nov 27, 2013

    As college students finish up their final exams and head home for the holidays, the Lyster Army Health Clinic commander wants to remind those traveling away from their primary care doctor that staff is here for them if they need medical care.

  • Lyster, Air Force team up to provide flight physicals

    Nov 27, 2013

    Lyster Army Health Clinic has partnered with Fort Rucker's tenant Air Force unit to give Airmen their annual flight physicals.

  • Fort Sill dentists fix, clean teeth in single visit

    Nov 27, 2013

    An Armywide dental program that gives Soldiers an exam, cleaning and restorative care in one fell swoop benefits Soldiers and their units, dental clinics and the Army.

  • Resilient Eagle: Soldier beats cancer, volunteers time during recovery process

    Nov 27, 2013

    "I've always wanted to be a Soldier, ever since I was little," said Sgt. Grant Feeny. "There were these little plastic Army men they sold [when I was a kid] called Warheads, so I thought Soldiers were called Warheads and that's what I told my parents I wanted to be -- a Warhead." "It wasn't until I got older I realized that was the front of a missile," said Feeny with a smile. "I remember wearing different kinds of camouflage, playing Soldier with Nerf guns -- it was destined to be." That dream became reality December 2005 as Feeny left his hometown of Warsaw, Ind., and enlisted in the Army. Shortly after, Feeny returned home and married his hometown sweetheart Leslie. Together, they began their journey in the Army.

  • Northern Regional Medical Command staffer receives Lt. Col. Karen Wagner Leadership Award

    Nov 26, 2013

    On Nov. 6, Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Army Surgeon General, announced Capt. Kenneth Roberts of the Northern Regional Medical Command's (NRMC) Human Resources (G-1) as one of the four Army Medical Department (AMEDD) winners of the award.

  • Wounded Warrior Amputee football team debuts in MDW

    Nov 26, 2013

    Their journeys and missions have included Iraq and Afghanistan, and at one time or another, Washington D.C., for rehabilitation. But during the afternoon of Nov. 16, Wounded Warrior amputees mustered for a flag football game and received ovations from a standing-room-only crowd at Arlington's Bishop O'Connell High School.

  • Army researchers build portable synthetic marijuana detector to curb designer drug abuse

    Nov 26, 2013

    ADELPHI, Md. (Nov. 26, 2013) -- Army researchers are building a portable drug detector that, soon, could help military and civil law enforcement agencies throughout the country more quickly catch synthetic drug abuse.

  • CSF2 Resilience Skills Prove a Key Tool for Wounded Warrior Caregivers

    Nov 26, 2013

    "At its core, caring for wounded Soldiers is about using resilience skills, both for our wounded Soldiers and to keep ourselves strong as the people who are responsible for their care" according to Staff Sgt. Orlando Cooper, squad leader of the 2nd Platoon, the National Capital Region Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB) stationed at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

  • Got money? How to plan for post-Army budgets

    Nov 26, 2013

    When Soldiers leave the military, their entire financial situations change. Future success starts with creating a financial plan well before separating from the service, according to Frederica Norman, financial advisor for the Soldier and Family Assistance Center.

  • "Green APLSS" boost budget health

    Nov 26, 2013

    Did you know that "Excellent" and "Very Good" APLSS marks provide this hospital with significant additional funding? This additional funding allows us to provide you with the high-quality, award-winning healthcare you enjoy here.

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