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  • Slideshow: 2014 DA Best Warrior Competition - Spc. Joseph Andersen

    Oct 7, 2014

    U.S. Army Spc. Joseph Andersen starts the height, weight and tape portion of the 2014 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition (BWC) at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 6, 2014. The BWC is an annual Army competition that tests a Soldier's mental, physical and professional skills. (U.S. Army Photo by: Sgt. Jourdain Yardan/ Released)

  • Best Warrior 2014

    Oct 7, 2014

    Spc. Joseph A. Anderson.

  • Slideshow: 2014 DA Best Warrior Competition - Staff Sgt. Victor Munoz

    Oct 7, 2014

    Slideshow: 2014 DA Best Warrior Competition - Staff Sgt. Victor Munoz

  • Safety Doesn't Just Happen

    Oct 7, 2014

    "Safe driving or riding doesn't just happen. It's a byproduct of receiving the right training and education, exercising self-discipline, meeting standards and assessing one's ability to execute a given task."

  • TAMC Provider Receives Prestigious Award

    Oct 7, 2014

    A Tripler provider is the recipient of a top award for medical innovation.

  • TAMC Hosts Recent IPAP Graduation

    Oct 7, 2014

    Two Soldiers, Capt. Frances Lang and 1st Lt. Edwin Cuevas, from Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), graduate from the Interservice Physician Assistant Program (IPAP) on October 2, 2014.

  • Wheelchair racer all about hard work as she competes against men at Warrior Games

    Oct 6, 2014

    Cupped in the rough hands of the Rocky Mountains, the track at Gerry Barry Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, opened up to a cloudless sky, Oct. 2, 2014. A light chill clinging to the athletes as they lined their racing wheelchairs up at the starting line, the 100-meter dash was about to begin.

  • Staff Sgt. Munoz signs into the Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 6, 2014

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Victor Munoz, assigned to MEDCOM, signs into the 2014 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 5, 2014. The Best Warrior Competition is an event that not only measures physical and athletic abilities, but also the Warrior's leadership, teamwork and critical thinking skills. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Patricia, Ramirez/Released)

  • Spc. Andersen signs into the Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 6, 2014

    U.S. Army Spc. Joseph Andersen, assigned to MEDCOM, signs into the 2014 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 5, 2014. The Best Warrior Competition is an event that not only measures physical and athletic abilities, but also the Warrior's leadership, teamwork and critical thinking skills. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Patricia, Ramirez/Released)

  • Competitors arrive at the Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 6, 2014

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Victor Munoz (middle) and Spc. Joseph Andersen (far left), assigned to MEDCOM, arrive at the 2014 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 5, 2014. The Best Warrior Competition is an event that not only measures physical and athletic abilities, but also the Warrior's leadership, teamwork and critical thinking skills. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Patricia, Ramirez/Released)

  • Army Medicine Columbus Day Safety Message

    Oct 6, 2014

    History holds remarkable examples of heroism and adventure, and the four voyages of Christopher Columbus, beginning in 1492, are great examples. Whether or not Christopher Columbus was the first European to discover the New World of the Americas, his legacy of discovery and determination serve as an example for innovators and dreamers to pursue broader understanding and use of their talents to benefit humanity.

  • Nothing stops Warrior Games athlete from training his hardest

    Oct 6, 2014

    "I built a box the size of the 10-ring target and then would shoot from my dining room, through the kitchen and into the living room," explained Retired Maj. John Arbino, who let no obstacle stand in his path to practicing shooting an air rifle, to train for this year's Warrior Games, held in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • In the Lein of Duty: New Commander Arrives at USAMRMC

    Oct 6, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Brian C. Lein became the 26th commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick in a change of command ceremony on the Blue and Gray field Sept. 16. Lein comes to the USAMRMC from the Office of the Surgeon General, where he most recently served as the deputy surgeon general and deputy commanding general of operations.

  • Engineers, Scientists Participate in International Exchange Program

    Oct 6, 2014

    Employees from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command participate in a professional exchange through the Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program,which promotes international cooperation in military research, development, test and evaluation through the exchange of military and government civilian engineers and scientists.

  • Army wins Chairman's Cup at Warrior Games

    Oct 6, 2014

    Winning a total of 71 medals, the Army team took home the prestigious Chairman's Cup, Oct. 4, 2014, from the 5th annual Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • Boy with leukemia inspiration behind Madigan's bone marrow drive

    Oct 6, 2014

    In the end, it all came down to a single stranger. When Judith Mang's eight-year-old son Lane needed a bone marrow transplant to rebuild his immune system and lower the chance his leukemia would return, only two potential donors were identified worldwide. After one donor dropped out, Judith and her family could only hope the final potential donor would work out... The difficulty in finding a donor was one of the reasons that Judith and her husband, Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Mang, joined in Madigan Army Medical Center's bone marrow donation drive here Sept. 22 and 23. About 160 potential donors signed up with the C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program, which feeds into the National Marrow Donor Program.

  • Madigan expands School Based Health Centers -- more time saved, more patients seen

    Oct 6, 2014

    Starting the first week of November 2014, Madigan will open a new School Based Health Center at Woodbrook Middle School, located in Lakewood and part of the Clover Park School District. The expansion comes at a time when the SBHCs are experiencing an uptrend in the number of students seen and the percentages of those students who have received flu vaccinations and are current on their wellness visits. SBHCs are already located at Pioneer Middle School, Steilacoom High School and Lakes High School.

  • Southall May Be Used to Taking Home Gold, but Never Stops Testing Her Limits

    Oct 3, 2014

    For the first time in Warrior Games history, the Army women's shot put team swept the competition at Gary Berry stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This win, on top of a blowout in discus gave Veteran Monica Southall of Suffolk, Virginia, her fifth and sixth Warrior Games gold medals in field events, to add to her two golds from the inaugural Invictus Games in London last month.

  • Secretary Hagel Releases DOD Report on Military Health System

    Oct 2, 2014

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel released the final report on the Military Health System (MHS) Review at a press conference at the Pentagon. The report indicated that, in many areas, the MHS is comparable to the civilian sector. Average and comparable are not good enough, however, and Secretary of Defense Hagel said, "We can do better. Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Army Surgeon General, was encouraged by information in the report and stated in a message to her command that Army medical treatment facilities compared favorably with civilian hospitals.

  • Service with a smile: Rapping medic makes cast care fun

    Oct 2, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Breaking a bone can be a traumatizing experience for a child. Even after making it through visits to the doctor, x-rays and having a cast put on, recovery can take weeks and the cast must be properly cared for to ensure optimal healing.

  • Volksmarch, health event scheduled for Saturday

    Oct 2, 2014

    Kenner Army Health Clinic is improving the readiness and resilience of the Army family by hosting a Family 5K Volskmarch and Healthy Lifestyle Exp, Saturday, October 4th. One of those new initiatives is the 26-Week Health Challenge. The challenge is a crucial part of the Army Performance Triad that introduces a systematic approach to assessing changes from high-risk behaviors to life-changing practices that have the potential to improve the quality of life and health for individuals, families and the community

  • Army Medicine employee earns Kenneth C. Raymer Award

    Oct 2, 2014

    The US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) Chief of Staff, Rick Fiore, presented the Kenneth C. Raymer Memorial Award to Cathleen Salas on Oct. 2 at MEDCOM Headquarters in San Antonio, Texas.

  • ARMY TEAM WINS 26 MEDALS IN WARRIOR GAMES SWIMMING EVENTS

    Oct 2, 2014

    Army team wounded warrior athletes Allan Armstrong (Warrior Transition Unit, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Maryland), Raymond O'Donnell (Warrior Transition Battalion, Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii), Rhoden Galloway (Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, Texas), Kelly Elmlinger (Warrior Transition Unit, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas), Kawaiola Nahale (Warrior Transition Unit, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii), Erin Stewart (Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Riley, Kansas), Matthew Spang (Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, Texas), Michael Smith (Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, Texas), and Brian Boone (Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, Texas) medaled in yesterday's Warrior Games Swimming competitions. Their performances exemplified the resilient spirit of all Soldiers.

  • Never Give Up: Army Wheelchair Basketball Athletes Live by the Warrior Creed

    Oct 2, 2014

    "The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender," a Vince Lombardi quote, hangs embossed on one of many plaques that dot the gym at the Olympic Training Center Sports Center One. The National Anthem rang out crisp and clear, electrifying the famous football coach's words. This was the calm before the storm--the moments before the Army wheelchair basketball team took the court against Navy at the 2014 Warrior Games.

  • Active Army's longest serving enlisted female Soldier to retire

    Oct 2, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Donna A. Brock is set to retire from the United States Army and transfer responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald C. Ecker in a ceremony at the United States Army Medical Command Headquarters (MEDCOM) in San Antonio on Oct. 24, 2014. Brock, who joined the Army in 1979, now holds the honor of being the Army's longest serving enlisted female Soldier still on active duty.

  • Army leads medal race at Warrior Games

    Oct 2, 2014

    The Army has racked up the highest medal count so far at this year's Warrior Games. As of Oct. 1, 2014, the service had earned some 34 medals in the competition.

  • Army Archers Put a Team Effort into an Individual Sport

    Oct 2, 2014

    "It's looking pretty good, they're starting to settle in," said Army team coach and Veteran Jessie White as the Army team positioned themselves 18 meters from their targets. The whistle blows. The archers have just two minutes to set up their shot, take aim and fire three arrows.

  • Hawaii-Based Soldiers add to medal count at Warrior Games 2014

    Oct 2, 2014

    Two Hawaii-based Soldiers are helping the Army Team win big at the 2014 Warrior Games.

  • Tripler provider gives training during Behavioral Health TRICARE Provider Seminar

    Oct 2, 2014

  • TAMC Honors Hispanic Heritage Month

    Oct 2, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) held an Equal Opportunity observance in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month on September 30, 2014.

  • Army beats SOCOM, loses to Marines in sitting volleyball at 2014 Warrior Games

    Oct 1, 2014

    The Army team looked good in the second round of sitting volleyball competition at the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Sept. 29, 2014, beating Special Operations Command in two straight games to take the best-of-three match (26-24, 25-20).

  • Which hearing protection is right for you?

    Oct 1, 2014

    Tips are available for selecting appropriate hearing protection.

  • Prevent ergonomic injuries in the workplace

    Oct 1, 2014

    The U.S. Army Public Health Command's Ergonomics Program serves military and civilian personnel worldwide by reducing and preventing work-related musculoskeletal injuries.

  • Army helps moms maintain fitness before, after childbirth

    Oct 1, 2014

    The Army provides Pregnancy Postpartum Physical Training, developed several years ago, to assist moms with staying healthy and fit.

  • Army adds education on supervising civilian employees to brigade-level Pre-Command Course curriculum

    Oct 1, 2014

    To better educate senior military leaders on how to more effectively lead and develop Army civilians within their commands, the Army Management Staff College (AMSC) and the School for Command Preparation (SCP) have teamed together and modified existing Mission Command seminars to include discussions about supervising the Army Civilian Corps.

  • Battle re-enactment pays homage to veterans

    Oct 1, 2014

    WAEGWAN, South Korea - U.S. and Republic of Korea service members participated in a Korean War battle re-enactment and memorial ceremony Sept. 24-26, 2014 in honor of those who fought in the Nakdong River Battle here.

  • Under Secretary Carson, governors travel to Afghanistan, Germany

    Sep 30, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson escorted the governors of New York, Tennessee, Missouri and Nevada to Afghanistan and Germany, Sept. 26-29, 2014, to get a first-hand look at operations on the ground, as well as meet with constituents.

  • U.S. Army Veteran Staff Sgt. Sean Johnson and his pilot Mr. Gregory Miller

    Sep 30, 2014

    U.S. Army Veteran Staff Sgt. Sean Johnson, N.D., and his pilot Mr. Gregory Miller, members of the Army team, ride through the starting point during the Visually Impaired Tandem men's cycling event during the 2014 Warrior Games at Fort Carson, Colo., Sept. 29, 2014.

  • U.S. Army Veteran Sgt. Delvin Maston passes the ball during a sitting volleyball game

    Sep 30, 2014

    U.S. Army Veteran Sgt. Delvin Maston, Birmingham, Ala., a member of the Army team, passes the ball during a sitting volleyball game against the Air Force at the 2014 Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 28, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Kaily Brown

  • Retired U.S. Army Spc. James Taylor and Spc. Willie Stafford practice using starting blocks

    Sep 30, 2014

    Retired U.S. Army Spc. James Taylor (right) and Spc. Willie Stafford (right), members of the Army team, practice using the starting blocks during training at Fort Carson, Colo. in preparation for the 2014 Warrior Games, Sept. 24, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Kaily Brown

  • Warrior Games cyclists overcome challenges as team with 'some oomph'

    Sep 30, 2014

    The cyclists, wind-blown and lashed from rain, rounded the curve and pushed through the final straightaway to cross the finish line. The fans, undeterred by the sudden downpour, screamed and clapped as the bikes whipped by. It was a dramatic but fitting display for the seventh and last cycling event in the 2014 Warrior Games, drenching but never dissuading the athletes who have already prevailed over so much.

  • Performance Triad advises to eat light

    Sep 30, 2014

    The 26-week Performance Triad Health Challenge hopes to maintain, restore and improve the stamina, resiliency and health of the Army.

  • Tripler administers flu vaccine during outreach event

    Sep 30, 2014

    Six personnel from Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), U.S. Army Health Clinic Schofield Barracks (USAHC-SB) and U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) Surgeons Office administer the flu vaccine to approximately 50 personnel during an outreach event held at Fort Shafter Palm Circle Bulding on September 26, 2014.

  • Sitting volleyball action fires up Army team

    Sep 30, 2014

    The Army sitting volleyball team began the second day of the 2014 Warrior Games by defeating the Special Operations team in two neck to neck battles, but ultimately being soundly defeated by the Marines in the second match of the evening's competition.

  • KAF vet clinic holds event to mark World Rabies Day

    Sep 29, 2014

    Service members across Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, got their fill of canine attention celebrating World Rabies Day, a United Nations observance, at an event at the Boardwalk, Sept. 27, 2014.

  • Enhancing resiliency: Forces Command Soldiers intervene, help Army "battle buddies"

    Sep 29, 2014

    U.S. Army Forces Command units across the United States are helping ensure suicide prevention and awareness among their Soldiers, Forces Command G-1 personnel officials say.

  • Athlete regains 'sense of self' in first competition of 2014 Warrior Games

    Sep 29, 2014

    "Point Army," the announcer boomed, and Ron Hasting, Rhonda Caskey and Corey Hasting collectively caught their breath. They watched from the bleachers as Sgt. Scotty Hasting sat balancing on his right hip on center court, pushed his body forward and used this momentum to pitch the volleyball back over the net. Sitting volleyball was the first event of the fifth annual Warrior Games, and Hasting's parents and younger brother watched as the Army team waged an offensive against the Air Force in the three-part game.

  • AMEDD Center and School announces 2014 CSM Jack L. Clark, Jr. Army Best Medic Competition

    Sep 29, 2014

    Sixty-eight Soldiers from across the Army will compete in a grueling, continuous 72-hour two-Soldier team competition that will test competitor's physical and cognitive abilities at Camp Bullis from November 5-7, 2014 in order to earn the title of the Army's Best Medic Team.

  • Army Families Gather at 2014 Warrior Games Opening Ceremony

    Sep 29, 2014

    "There's no quitters in the crowd," said Juanita Phillips of the audience full of wounded, ill and injured service members at the fifth annual Warrior Games opening ceremony yesterday. This is Mrs. Phillips and her husband Lloyd Phillips' second trip from Cullowhee, North Carolina to Colorado Springs to see their son, Michael, compete in the Warrior Games.

  • Retiree Health Fair Provides Dose Of Information

    Sep 29, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- From cholesterol screenings to hearing aid information, from pharmacy services to medical equipment reviews, from Land Trust recreational offerings to Madison County's Project Lifesaver, there were plenty of health options on display Sept. 19 during the Retiree Appreciation Day Health Fair at The Summit.

  • Best of the best earn top honors during 800th LSB 'Truck Rodeo'

    Sep 29, 2014

    FORT KNOX, KY. -- Staff Sgt. Jason O'Farrell, C Co, 4/321st, and Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Wierzbick, A Co, 3/399th Logistical Support Brigade were the top performers, respectively, in the driver and mechanic categories of the 800th LSB's Logistical Training Exercise, also known as a "Truck Rodeo," here Sept. 18-20, 2014.

  • Wounded Warrior spreads message of resiliency

    Sep 28, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- Carlos Evans, former Sgt. of the United States Marine Corps and native of Puerto Rico, traveled nearly 7,000 miles to visit the Camp Humphreys community Sept. 27, 2014 here.

  • La. medevac crew rescues stranded EULEX members using helicopter hoist

    Sep 26, 2014

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo (Sept. 20, 2014) -- A medevac crew from Multinational Battle Group-East's Southern Command Post put their hoist training to the test during a real-world event, which aided in the rescue of two European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) members. U.S. Army Soldiers with F Company, 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment, Louisiana National Guard, rescued the two security officers who became stranded on a cliffside in Albania, Sept. 20.

  • AUSA Medical Symposium Tackles "Hot Topics": High-Reliability Organizations Can Improve Patient Saf

    Sep 26, 2014

    Lt. Gen Patricia Horoho discussed how to eliminate medical harm at Association of the United States Army held a medical symposium.

  • PRMC Conducts Best Medic Competition

    Sep 26, 2014

    Six Soldiers from Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) competed against one another for the title of Best Medic during the PRMC Best Medic Competition held at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii September 21-25, 2014.

  • 2nd SBCT, 25th ID Soldier wins USARPAC paralegal challenge

    Sep 26, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- An Army paralegal specialist job is to maintain law and order and ensuring the punishment fits the crime. However, when it comes to basic Soldiering skills one paralegal stands out in front of the rest.

  • Suicide prevention awareness saves lives

    Sep 25, 2014

    People who die by suicide usually show some indication of immediate risk before attempting to kill themselves. Recognizing warning signs can help save a life.

  • Sgt. 1st. Class Smith retrieves a volleyball during Warrior Games Practice

    Sep 25, 2014

  • She did it and you can too!

    Sep 25, 2014

    Do you struggle with weight? In this fast paced lifestyle in which we live, it is difficult to keep fit and healthy. Many people believe skipping one meal or not having breakfast will keep their body fit and healthy. This is where a dietitian comes into the picture. To benefit from a healthful lifestyle, it is important to include a balanced diet plan.

  • Team Army practices sitting volleyball during training for the 2014 Warrior Games

    Sep 25, 2014

  • "R U Trackin'?" 26-Week Health Challenge Kicks off October 4th with KAHC Annual Volksmarch

    Sep 25, 2014

    Using the Performance Triad targets as your guide, you can begin to establish changes in high risk health behaviors leading to a healthier lifestyle.

  • 1st. Lt. Kelly Elminger practices for the 2014 Warrior Games

    Sep 25, 2014

  • She did it and you can too

    Sep 25, 2014

    Connie Johnson, now 59, had been struggling with her weight. Connie tried various diets, everything from Weight Watchers to Richard Simmons to diet pills the full gamut but they never worked for her. Sure, she might shed a pound or two, but those diet plans didn't turn out to be sustainable for her.

  • Team Army practices archery for the 2014 Warrior Games at Fort Carson

    Sep 25, 2014

  • Army-Baylor Leadership Adds High-Reliability Science to Graduate Program

    Sep 25, 2014

    The Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Health and Business Administration, one of the nation's leading programs in graduate health and business administration, is transforming its curriculum with the introduction of high-reliability science. The area of study will be a key component of the Program's homeland security, hospital preparedness, quality, and operations management curricula.

  • Retired Army Capt. Barraquiero practices archery for the 2014 Warrior Games

    Sep 25, 2014

  • Army Veteran Maj. Arbino prepares to shoot during 2014 Warrior Games practice

    Sep 25, 2014

  • Legacy of Life Hawaii honors Tripler

    Sep 25, 2014

    Legacy of Life Hawaii (LLH) presented Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) with its highest honor, the Health and Human Services Medal of Honor Award, for donation best practices during an outdoor ceremony at TAMC Sept. 25, 2014.

  • Pioneering Bariatric Pharmacy at Fort Gordon

    Sep 24, 2014

    In 2010, surgeons who did bariatric or gastric bypass surgeries started to see patients going to their primary doctor or the emergency department for issues not related to the surgery, but due to their medications. At the time, there weren't pharmacists who specialized in bariatric pharmacy so Eisenhower Army Medical Center asked a EAMC Critical Care Pharmacist to help.

  • Screenings, response plans can prevent suicide

    Sep 23, 2014

    Col. Brett Schneider, director of behavioral health at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Maryland, spoke about mental health screenings and response plans, during the Psychological Health and Resilience Summit, Sept. 18, 2014, at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia.

  • Strike Soldiers honor fallen hero during shadow run

    Sep 23, 2014

    LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- During 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division's deployment to Afghanistan in 2010, they lost one of their brightest young officers, and for the "Strike" Soldiers who remembered him best, the loss of 1st Lt. Eric Yates the loss was tragic.

  • US Army Veterinary Corps hosts panel of NATO experts

    Sep 23, 2014

    The US Army Veterinary Corps recently hosted a meeting of NATO experts with specialties in Food and Water Safety and Veterinary Support (FWSVS) and Military Working Dog Countering -- Improvised Explosive Devices (MWD C-IED).

  • Surgeon General focuses on patient harm during TEDMED talk

    Sep 23, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, surgeon general of the Army, delivered a live TEDMED talk on Sept. 11, 2014, titled, "Don't you dare talk about this," which was held in the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

  • Award for excellence presented at USAPHC

    Sep 23, 2014

    David Davis, USAPHC chief information officer, received the first annual Evelyn "Bell" Riley Award from Maj. Gen. Dean G. Sienko, commander of the U. S. Army Public Health Command, at a ceremony Sept. 18 in the Aberdeen Proving Ground South chapel.

  • Fort Campbell WTB recieves Army Superior Unit Award

    Sep 23, 2014

    The Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Campbell, Kentucky received the Army Superior Unit Award Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 for their support to over 18,000 warfighters deploying to and from combat operations in Afghanistan from October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012.

  • Warriors Rolling to the Coast

    Sep 23, 2014

    On a warm and sunny morning, riders from the 158th Infantry Brigade from Camp Shelby, Miss., joined six other local area motorcycle clubs for a group ride down to the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

  • Malaysian, U.S. Army medics complete Tactical Combat Casualty Care training

    Sep 23, 2014

    Malaysian Soldiers completed training on Tactical Combat Casualty Care to test the cumulative skills acquired during a Medical First Responder course, held Sept. 15-19, 2014, at Kem Desa Pahlawan, Malaysia, during the bilateral exercise Keris Strike 14.

  • Tips to reduce triggers for asthma, allergy sufferers

    Sep 22, 2014

    During May, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation released results from its 2014 Spring Asthma and Allergy Capitals research projects. These annual reports rank the 100 most challenging places in the United States to live with asthma and allergies. Richmond was ranked as the No. 1 asthma capital for the second year in a row and came in at No. 8 in the allergy capital report.

  • Doc gives candid talk on women's issues in military

    Sep 22, 2014

    "I'm going to talk about subjects that make men squirm," warned Retired Col. (Dr.) Elspeth Ritchie, before discussing sanitary conditions in the field, post-traumatic stress disorder, sexual assault and other topics focused on military women.

  • Evan's expands its cardiology services

    Sep 22, 2014

    A ribbon cutting ceremony at Evans Army Community Hospital marked the expansion of services for the hospital's cardiology clinic. The additional capabilities of the clinic come with the arrival of a military cardiologist. "We have been building upon what was already here," said Lt. Col. Daniel Carlson, Evans' new cardiologist who recently arrived from Fort Belvoir, Virginia. "Before the hospital had a cardiology/pulmonary section, without a physician. This meant that many patients were sent downtown and the results of the tests done by Evans' technicians were sent to Brooke (Army Medical Center, at Fort Sam Houston) for reading."

  • DoD: Family stressors increase risk of suicide for younger Soldiers

    Sep 19, 2014

    Soldiers between the ages of 17 and 24 have the highest rate of suicide in the Army, according to a 2012 Department of Defense Suicide Report. Of the 155 Army servicemember suicides reported by the Department of Defense in 2012, 61 percent were under the age of 30.

  • USAMRMC and Fort Detrick Hosts Change of Command

    Sep 19, 2014

    In a ceremony held Sept. 16 on Fort Detrick, Maryland, the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick, conducted a change of command with Maj. Gen. Joseph Caravalho, Jr., relinquishing command to Maj. Gen. Brian C. Lein.

  • Jump into shape returns to Fort Bragg

    Sep 19, 2014

  • What is the self care pharmacy?

    Sep 19, 2014

  • Healthy breakfast for kids an essential part of the day

    Sep 19, 2014

  • Veteran, amputee gets 'leg up' with breakthrough prosthesis

    Sep 18, 2014

    Wounded warrior Edward Lychik worked with the professionals at the Center for the Intrepid to develop a first-of-a-kind leg prosthesis for people with hip-disarticulation amputations.

  • 121 Combat Support Hospital Medics at work

    Sep 18, 2014

    Soldiers from Alpha Company, 121st Combat Support Hospital served as stand by medical personnel Sept. 13, 2014 during the first home game of the Seoul American High School football season.

  • Prescription drug take back coming Sept. 27

    Sep 18, 2014

    Army installations across the U.S. are partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration and state and local law enforcement agencies for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Sept. 27, 2014.

  • Five Soldiers selected for Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program

    Sep 18, 2014

    US Army Selects Five Soldiers for Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program

  • What is Relay Health?

    Sep 17, 2014

  • 100 days at the helm

    Sep 17, 2014

  • New Carson unit has 6-state responsibility

    Sep 17, 2014

    A new unit activated on Fort Carson Sept. 5 that is responsible for the health of wounded, ill and injured Soldiers in six states. The Joint Task Force Carson Warrior Transition Battalion Community Care Unit is one of 13 units being established at 11 Army installations which will allow Soldiers to recover at home with the support of their families and communities. "We are very fortunate to have been one of the few Warrior Transition Battalions selected to receive a CCU," said Lt. Col. Aaron Termain, commander of Fort Carson's WTB. "This activation is in recognition of the hard work and dedication of the cadré and civilian staff of this battalion."

  • 618th Dental Company develops smiles in field clinic

    Sep 17, 2014

    Going to the dentist can be quite an experience for some. Whether it is a toothache, a need for a cleaning or to have a cavity filled, dental personnel with the 618th Dental Company are always "Ready to Fight Tonight." And with a dual mission, the training of newly arrived personnel takes top priority. One crucial part of the company's quarterly training is a Situational Awareness Exercise, commonly known as an STX. Soldiers from Area II recently completed their STX Sept. 16-18, 2014 at Yongsan Garrison, Republic of Korea.

  • Army research team recognized at international nanotechnology conference

    Sep 16, 2014

    Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory received the best conference paper award at the 14th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology held in Toronto, Canada, Aug. 18-21.

  • 80th Training Command (TASS) instructors visit Canadian counterparts

    Sep 16, 2014

    When it comes to innovation and improving the quality of military instruction, sometimes it helps to think outside the box, or even the country. That's the thinking behind the 101st Brigade Engineer's latest push to establish a long-term instructor exchange with their Canadian counterparts, a move that not only helps strengthen the bond with the U.S.'s northern neighbor, but also provides a unique opportunity to learn from and improve the training for both countries' military engineers.

  • Giving a Voice to Care Givers

    Sep 16, 2014

    FORT GORDON, Ga. - When caregivers at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center want to improve procedures or suggest a change in policy they now use the Unit Practice Council to affect change at every level. Unit Practice Councils are the ground level of the Patient Caring Touch System (PCTS) and have given a voice to employees at every level of patient care in the Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

  • Simplifying Access to Specialty Care

    Sep 16, 2014

    At the Eisenhower Army Medical Center (EAMC) there is a focus on helping beneficiaries lead a healthy lifestyle to avoid serious health issues but sometimes they need to use one of EAMC's specialty care services such as cardiothoracic, orthopaedic, or dermatology. A referral from your Primary Care Manager (PCM) is all that's required to see an EAMC specialty care provider.

  • Joint DOD/VA Partnership Benefits Veterans with Hearing Loss

    Sep 16, 2014

    The newly renamed GeorgiaLina Federal Healthcare Executive Council is making access to hearing aids for Veterans easier and faster by joint partnerships between Military Healthcare and the Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

  • Competing to be the Best

    Sep 16, 2014

    At zero dark thirty, Friday Sept. 5, 2014 two medic Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division met their graders on Fort Polk's Honor Field to see if each one has what it takes to represent the Patriots at Joint Base San Antonio to win the title of "Best Medic."

  • Vietnam War Soldiers inducted into Pentagon's Hall of Heroes

    Sep 16, 2014

    Two Vietnam War Soldiers who were presented with Medals of Honor for their valor beyond the call of duty, Sept. 15, 2014, at the White House, were celebrated and inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Sept. 16, 2014.