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  • Tripler to host wellness fair, reaches out to diabetic patients

    Nov 2, 2012

    HONOLULU--Tripler Army Medical Center will be hosting a wellness fair in honor of Diabetes Awareness Day, Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., here.

  • Rebuilding Soldiers' Futures through Career Transformation

    Nov 1, 2012

    Operation Warfighter, a federal internship program for wounded, ill, and injured U.S. Soldiers and Veterans is helping to reshape their professional futures.

  • 5K highlights Breast Cancer Awareness

    Nov 1, 2012

    Pink was the prominent color as over 170 Hohenfels community members gathered for the garrisons first Breast Cancer Awareness 5K run , recently.

  • Fort Sill NCO beating Stage 4 cancer

    Nov 1, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- An NCO who at one point had Stage 4 kidney cancer is living cancer free.

  • Grueling 72-hour competition tests Army's best medics

    Nov 1, 2012

    Sixty-four Soldiers from across the Army competed to earn the title of best medic during a grueling 72-hour competition Oct. 26 to 28 at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis. The Command Sgt. Maj. Jack L. Clark Jr. Army Best Medic Competition, now in its second year, originally evolved from the Expert Field Medical Competition.

  • Veterans Day 2012

    Nov 1, 2012

    Fellow Soldiers, Our veterans occupy a special place in the hearts of Americans. Nowhere else on earth are a country's armed forces as revered and as trusted as here in the United States. That trust has come at a price, however, and this Veterans Day we honor not only our fallen heroes, but also the daily sacrifice you and your Families make in service to our nation. Your continued dedication to the cause of freedom ensures the story of every veteran will be heard and honored for generations to come. Thank you for a hard job well done!

  • Kenner Medics Lend Skills in Support of Best Warrior

    Nov 1, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 25, 2012) -- Each fall for the past nine years, military and civilian employees throughout Fort Lee have teamed up to support the Department of Army Best Warrior Competition -- an event that brings 24 of the service's top Soldiers together to test their military skills and mettle in a series of challenges that exude the highest Army standards.

  • Ironhorse medic sole finisher in Cav

    Oct 31, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Joining the Army a little more than a year ago, one 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Soldier has already made a name for herself.

  • How to prevent, care for soft tissue injuries at home

    Oct 31, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Whether active duty, retired or military dependent, many have dealt with a soft tissue injury at one time in their lives. "Shin splints" and "IT-Band Syndrome" are commonly referred to as "myofacial pain." Although these injuries are common among athletes, even recreational athletes or "weekend warriors" can be prone to these injuries. For example, think of someone in their 30s or 40s training for a first marathon who has never been a runner and is now training five days a week, running 5-10 miles per training session.

  • Fort Hood prepares for Intrepid Center Satellite program

    Oct 31, 2012

    Fort Hood, Texas, is one of six Army installations slated to construct a National Intrepid Center of Excellence Satellite facility to provide comprehensive care and treatment to Soldiers with traumatic brain injuries and complex diagnoses, according to the medical center commander here.

  • San Antonio Miltiary Medical Center Awarded Accreditation from The Joint Commission

    Oct 30, 2012

    Brooke Army Medical Center, which includes San Antonio Military Medical Center and its outlying clinics, has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of ApprovalĀ® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes BAMC's dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission's state-of-the-art standards.

  • Italy clinic only second in MEDCOM to earn Army Star Strong award

    Oct 30, 2012

    Livorno Army Health Clinic, Italy, becomes only the second MEDCOM organization to achieve safety milestone.

  • Colombian delegation tours FSH Wounded Warrior facilities

    Oct 30, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- U.S. Southern Command and U.S. Army South personnel escorted the commanding general of Colombian military forces and a delegation of public and private Colombian leaders as they visited Brooke Army Medical Center's Center for the Intrepid, the Fisher House Foundation and the Warrior and Family Support Center here October 24-25.

  • West region medics earn Army's Best Medic title

    Oct 30, 2012

    More than 60 Army medics faced a range of obstacles during the Army's Best Medic Competition, Oct. 26-28, 2012.

  • Breast cancer survivor candidly recounts her story

    Oct 29, 2012

    FORT POLK, La. -- The staying power of superheroes on the big screen reflects the all-encompassing awe of supernatural strength, above-average intelligence and clairvoyant nature. Yet everyday heroes mingle amongst other human beings on this earth. These humble warriors fight a microscopic organism that invades and permeates the body without showing much damage, if any, to the outside world. Breast cancer survivor, Christa Ward, who works for the Joint Readiness Training Center as a graphic illustrator, is one of these modest champions. Her story is one of fortitude and resilience, anger and acceptance, humor and gratitude. The word "inspirational" seems to fall short when describing anyone who's had to look a hardship straight in the eye, accept the path they needed to travel and come out the other end stronger, better, wiser -- in spite of the pain and turmoil.

  • Army Medicine: Transforming from Healthcare to Health

    Oct 29, 2012

    BG Caravalho discusses Army Medicine's shift from treating illness, injury and disease to prevention and wellness.

  • ASC Soldiers roll out mats to roll up the enemy

    Oct 29, 2012

    Soldiers of the Army Sustainment Command gathered and paired up on mats at the RIA Community Fitness Center, Oct. 1, for some of the most energetic schooling they are likely to ever receive.

  • Sense of duty drives Soldier's volunteer efforts with local fire department

    Oct 29, 2012

    YELM, Wash. -- Bouncing from duty station to duty station in the Air Force with his father, Staff Sgt. Patrick Malone grew up fairly certain what he would do with his life. "I always remember seeing him come home in uniform, and I just remember looking up to him, and that was always just stuck in my head," he said. "I knew I wanted to serve."

  • EDIS provides vital resource to military families

    Oct 26, 2012

    Parents who believe their child might have developmental-related delays can turn to their local Educational and Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS) for help.

  • FORSCOM CG meets, thanks Wounded Warrior and Family

    Oct 26, 2012

    Gen. David M. Rodriguez and his wife Ginny meet with Staff Sgt. Travis Mills and his wife Kelsey at the Oct. 23 AUSA Eisenhower Luncheon. Mills is an 82nd Airborne Division Soldier recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center from life-threatening injuries sustained earlier this year in Afghanistan.

  • USAHC-SB's Acute Care Clinic increases providers, aims to reduce wait times

    Oct 26, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks' Acute Care Clinic will shift its hours of operation to 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. starting Nov. 4.

  • Schofield medical staff kick off their shoes, explore physical therapy services

    Oct 26, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- More than 50 U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks staff members gathered in the Physical Therapy Clinic, here, to participate in a variety of activities during an open house, Oct. 24.

  • Retired Sailor overcomes bleak diagnosis, maintains positive attitude

    Oct 26, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - Starting at age 50, it is encouraged that everyone get regular colonoscopies, an examination that use a fiber-optic camera to view your lower gastrointestinal tract, to screen for colon cancer.

  • Army continuing 'sacred duty' to wounded warriors

    Oct 25, 2012

    To date, the Warrior Transition Command has cared for some 45,000 wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and has transitioned 51 percent of them back to the force, WTC's commanding general said.

  • Veterans receive recognition for helping out

    Oct 25, 2012

    Many people see the older gentlemen shuttling elderly and disabled patients around the Lyster Army Health Clinic parking lot in a golf cart, but few recognize the honorable deed they complete each day.

  • Artist's vision more than what meets eye

    Oct 25, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 25, 2012) -- If the life of Devon "Von" Crew could be expressed with a work of art, it would probably be told with a 2-foot-by-3-foot, acrylic-on-canvas piece he completed and hasn't yet named.

  • SFA AT mentors ANSF partners in life-saving evacuation

    Oct 25, 2012

    FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md.-- For more than three arduous days, Afghanistan National Security Forces, with the help of Security Force Assistant Advisor Team Bluetick, worked to save the life of a severely injured National Directorate of Security Soldier. The NDS Soldier suffered severe, life threatening, shrapnel wounds and burns to his left arm when the Nuristan Provincial Capital, Parun, was attacked by Taliban insurgents. Although his arm required immediate attention, the isolated location and the mountainous terrain where the incident occurred required three days of travel to arrive at Central Outpost Kalagush Joint Aid Station.

  • Medics lend skills to Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 25, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 25, 2012) -- Each fall for the past nine years, military and civilian employees throughout Fort Lee have teamed up to support the Department of Army Best Warrior Competition -- an event that brings 24 of the service's top Soldiers together to test their military skills and mettle in a series of challenges that exude the highest Army standards.

  • Westphal: Maintaining connection with American public critical to future of Army

    Oct 25, 2012

    "Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army are critical in connecting our Army with the American public, " said Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal while discussing the future of the Army with 36 Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army during the 2012 CASA Fall Conference.

  • Landstuhl medics aid local woman after car crash

    Oct 24, 2012

    Sounds of a crashing car startled three Soldiers one recent evening as they ran up the steep Kirchberg hillside just west of town.

  • Cartoonist Visits Wounded Warrior at Landstuh Regional Medical Center

    Oct 24, 2012

    Paul Combs was one of six nationally acclaimed cartoonists who visited Wounded Warriors Oct. 23 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany

  • Surgeon general talks resiliency, mental health, at AUSA

    Oct 24, 2012

    Emotional pain is real, the Army surgeon general told a group of Soldiers, family members and family readiness group leaders in Washington, D.C., Oct. 23, 2012.

  • Army breast cancer vaccine research achieves multiple milestones

    Oct 23, 2012

    For more than 15 years, the U.S. Army's Cancer Vaccine Development Program has been conducting research on vaccines that target human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2/neu), a protein that is expressed by breast cancer cells.

  • San Antonio Military Medical Center Awarded Accreditation from The Joint Commission

    Oct 23, 2012

    Brooke Army Medical Center, which includes San Antonio Military Medical Center and its outlying clinics, has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of ApprovalĀ® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.

  • Tell me where it hurts: Army R&D improving translation technologies for OCONUS medics

    Oct 23, 2012

    Engineers from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's Communications-Electronics Research Development and Engineering Center, or CERDEC, have spent the past year developing strategies and methods for improving machine foreign language translation software in support of military medical translation needs.

  • U.S. and Israeli medical researchers collaborate at Shoresh 2012

    Oct 23, 2012

    Representatives from U.S. and Israeli military medicine gathered at Fort Detrick, Md., to share information on current and future medical research at the 2012 Shoresh conference Oct. 15-17.

  • 'Fearless Felix' historic space jump has Natick ties

    Oct 22, 2012

    The Equivital Life Monitor that "Fearless" Felix Baumgartner strapped on before his 128,100-foot, record-breaking jump was supported and developed with the assistance of researchers at the U.S. Army research Institute of Environmental Medicine's Biophysical and Biomedical Modeling Division, in Natick, Mass.

  • Soldier shares her story, hopes to improve Breast Cancer Awareness

    Oct 22, 2012

    In May 2008, Sgt. First Class Samantha Green * was busy. A geographical bachelorette with a three-year old child, Green had her hands full preparing for a change of duty stations. She had to pack the house up, arrange for a management company to rent out her home, clear and pass everything to the operations noncommissioned officer because her replacement had not made it in time for a right-seat-ride.

  • Military, community partner for improved warrior care

    Oct 22, 2012

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.--Community and military leaders met at the 3rd annual Forward March Conference here Oct. 18-19 to strengthen the partnership between the civilian and military community and create more awareness of issues Soldiers and their Families face.

  • Medevac central: A glimpse at one of the busiest medevac locations in Afghanistan

    Oct 21, 2012

    Pasab averages 30 percent of all Category Alpha medevac missions in Regional Command-South, Afghanistan. The medevac crews at Pasab also see the worst injuries as they only respond to urgent medical calls, known as CAT-A missions. These are calls with injuries, such as a multiple amputee patients, that require a response from mission start to medical facility delivery of less than one hour - known as the golden hour.

  • Red Ribbon Run reinforces messages of healthy choices

    Oct 20, 2012

    Red Ribbon Week starts Oct. 22. It came early this year at U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern. The Red Ribbon Run, an annual event in the Kaiserslautern Military Community, is attended by thousands. This year Kaiserslautern's substance abuse program was the winner of the 2012 Secretary of Defense Community Drug Awareness Award. It beat out programs at Army bases around the globe and was the only overseas program among all the services to win top honors.

  • Wounded Warriors take aim in specialized deer hunt

    Oct 19, 2012

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Three Wounded Warriors with a passion for deer hunting were provided with a special opportunity through Hunters Helping Heroes, a non-profit organization. Hunters Helping Heroes organizes hunting excursions for service members, firefighters, police officers and Wounded Warriors as a small "thank you" for their service.

  • Medics on the move: NIE Soldiers receive healthcare in the field

    Oct 19, 2012

    The medics of Company C, also known as the Cobras, provide medical support to Soldiers in the most remote desert locations of El Paso, Texas, and Dona Ana, N.M., during Network Integration Evaluation 13.1.

  • 'Warhorse' brigade medically resets

    Oct 19, 2012

  • Taking Care of Soldiers Benefits Civilians Too

    Oct 19, 2012

    For over two centuries, the medical advancements of the U.S. Army have benefitted millions of warfighters and civilians.

  • Tripler takes home top award for healthy workplace environment

    Oct 19, 2012

    KANEOHE, Hawaii -- Tripler Army Medical Center was presented with a Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award at a Hawaii Psychological Association's luncheon, Oct. 19 at the Koolau Ballrooms, here.

  • Medical personnel put in long hours, sweat, prepare to earn coveted badge

    Oct 19, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Nearly 30 medical personnel from various units and commands on Oahu have been meeting in the pre-dawn and post-dusk hours before and after work over the past several weeks.

  • Westphal: Roles of the Army Reserve and National Guard critical to the Army of the future

    Oct 18, 2012

    Under Secretary Joseph W. Westphal discusses the future of the Army with the Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee's fall session at the Pentagon, 17 October, 2012, Washington, DC. The Committee is chaired by Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz, Commanding General of the Militia of the District of Columbia National Guard, and meets quarterly to advise the Secretary of the Army on key issues regarding the roles of the Army Reserve and National Guard. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • Keller orthopedic team earns $750,000 for continued ACL injury prevention research

    Oct 18, 2012

    The John A. Feagin Jr. Sports Medicine Fellowship program at West Point, N.Y., received a $750,000 grant to continue research in preventive medicine; specifically preventing Anterior Cruciate Ligament injuries through the use of biomarker research.

  • KACC Soldiers recognized for emergency care

    Oct 18, 2012

    The U.S. Army Safety Guardian Award was presented Oct. 10 to Staff Sgt. Timothy Matz and Spc. Derek Miller of the Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center for helping to save the life of a fellow Kimbrough employee in January.

  • Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho meets with Israel's Surgeon General, Brig. Gen. Yitshak Kreiss

    Oct 18, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, The Surgeon General and Commanding General U.S. Army Medical Command, meets with Israel's Surgeon General, Brig. Gen. Yitshak Kreiss, Israel Defense Force.

  • USAARL celebrates 50 years of excellence, innovation

    Oct 18, 2012

    Soldiers and senior leaders of Fort Rucker came together at the Neel Aeromedical Science Center to celebrate the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory's 50th anniversary, and pay tribute to its buildings namesake, Maj. Gen. Spurgeon Neel.

  • Sports and life: Soldiers learn to adapt

    Oct 18, 2012

    An injury in the military can be a real game changer for a Soldier. But learning to adapt and cope, Warriors in transition are playing on a whole new court and lighting up the scoreboards.

  • Hunting trip = therapy for 6 wounded warriors

    Oct 18, 2012

    Six wounded warriors spent the day in the woods of central Texas hunting exotic game Oct. 11 as a therapeutic retreat. Five of the wounded warriors, from the Warrior Transition Battalion, along with a wounded warrior who serves with U.S. Army North, took advantage of an opportunity to hunt an exotic animal of their choice, and to fish for Florida Bass, on a private central Texas game ranch.

  • Battling West Nile, mosquitoes

    Oct 18, 2012

    Raymond Randle and his team from the William Beaumont Army Medical Center Department of Preventive Medicine conduct mosquito trapping and surveillance all over Fort Bliss, Texas, to test for WNV and other transmittable diseases.

  • Natick researcher, Reserve Soldier is true marathon woman

    Oct 16, 2012

    According to the old saying, life is a marathon, not a sprint. For Maria Urso, Ph.D, that's literally and figuratively true.

  • MEDIA ADVISORY: Soldiers to compete for Army's best medic title

    Oct 16, 2012

    Sixty-two Soldiers from across the Army will compete in a grueling, continuous 72-hour two-Soldier team competition at Camp Bullis October 26 -- Oct 28 to earn the title of the Army's best medics.

  • DoD's top Doc visits Pacific Rim as preparations are made for strategic shift

    Oct 16, 2012

    HONOLULU -- As the national security strategy shifts to focus on the Pacific region, all of the Department of Defense's organizations are preparing to support. During his visit to the U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility, Oct. 8-10, Dr. Jonathan Woodson, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs and director, Tricare Management Activity, made his round to various organizations on Oahu, to include Tripler Army Medical Center.

  • Teen's wish to be military nurse fulfilled

    Oct 16, 2012

  • National Guard diversity council recognized among nation's best

    Oct 16, 2012

    The National Guard Bureau's Joint Diversity Executive Council was recognized as one of the top 25 diversity councils in the country by the Association of Diversity Councils in Arlington, Va., Oct. 4, 2012.

  • Vice Chairman visits wounded warriors in San Antonio

    Oct 16, 2012

    The nation's second highest ranking military officer honored two wounded warriors during a Purple Heart ceremony at the Warrior and Family Support Center here today.

  • Soldiers give life at Armed Services blood drive

    Oct 15, 2012

    The 15th SB hosted the blood drive at its brigade headquarters on Fort Bliss, TX, to help increase the emergency blood supply used for Servicemembers in need. To continue these life-saving measures the 15th SB is scheduled to conduct additional blood drives on Oct. 15 and 16 at its brigade headquarters.

  • Don't slip and trip your way into fall

    Oct 15, 2012

    Each year, numerous people are injured and killed from dangers lurking in the places they least expect - at home and at work. The culprit is slips, trips and falls.

  • 30th Medical Command Cases its Colors

    Oct 12, 2012

    The 30th Medical Command cased its Colors here, today, in preparation for its deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The 30th MEDCOM will control all medical assets in Afghanistan.

  • Mass casualty drills make medevac plan more proficient

    Oct 12, 2012

    Simulated mortars hit Gorgas Army Airfield, as part of a field training exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center near Fort Polk, La., Oct. 8, 2012, causing the number of casualties to exceed the hospital's capabilities to provide immediate medical care.

  • BAMC orthopedic team treats grateful Hondurans

    Oct 11, 2012

    A Brooke Army Medical Center team of orthopedic specialists treated nearly 75 patients during an annual medical readiness training exercise in Honduras.

  • Hood medics recognized as experts

    Oct 11, 2012

    During an emotional finale to a grueling 13-day course designed to identify those who possess the highest level of professional skill and proficiency, only a few had demonstrated that they earned the right to wear the Expert Field Medical Badge. A ceremony at Sadowski Field honored 22 Soldiers, from units throughout Fort Hood, who successfully completed the EFMB course Oct. 4. Of the 230 Soldiers to volunteer for the course, these few displayed the perseverance the course demanded.

  • Disability Awareness Month: Resources help veterans secure jobs

    Oct 11, 2012

    Brad Bellas has worked since he was 11 years old. He's worked for family-owned businesses, performed odd jobs to put himself through school and enlisted as a Soldier in the U.S. Army. So when the former sergeant was forced to leave the military due to medical issues last year, he faced the daunting task of securing a job in the civilian workforce.

  • Fort Drum wounded warriors face new challenges on the greens

    Oct 11, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Many Soldiers have spent their whole lives playing sports and being active. However, if they are injured in combat or contract a serious debilitating illness, they are often unable to enjoy the activities they did in the past.

  • Depression is real and it hurts

    Oct 11, 2012

    Clinical symptoms of depression, while important in diagnosing depression, do little to explain the true anguish felt by people suffering from depression.

  • Depression, anxiety: Flip sides of the same coin

    Oct 11, 2012

    Depression and anxiety can feel like a misery that will never end.

  • Mammograms: Make it routine

    Oct 11, 2012

    Christine Hutchison was 22 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. No family history, no knowledge of the bright pink ribbons that adorn store fronts and shirt lapels. Hutchison had no connection to breast cancer. "It was a shock," said the young Fort Bliss military spouse as she sat at a Power of Pink kick-off event Sept. 21 at Del Sol Hospital in El Paso. Hutchison's picture was proudly displayed among a row of other survivors -- she being the youngest member of the project. "You don't think about cancer when you're under 40," Hutchison said. "But it can happen to anyone."

  • Fort Bliss Soldier healing to transition

    Oct 10, 2012

    Spc. Hope Clark calls herself a broken Soldier. The Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Bliss, Texas, just calls her a Soldier -- with goals, candor and an understanding of what transition opportunities for wounded warriors is really about.

  • Army to honor doctor for fighting deadly viruses

    Oct 10, 2012

    A retired Army doctor who helped develop vaccines to protect troops from meningitis, AIDS, hepatitis, diarrhea, and many other infectious diseases, will be among civilians saluted Oct. 11, 2012.

  • Bragg MPs stand up against suicide

    Oct 9, 2012

    In July, 38 soldiers took their own lives, setting a deadly record high for the Army. As of September, the total number of soldiers lost to suicide this year is 187. Army leadership prescribed mandatory training for every soldier and civilian member of the force. Fort Bragg's 16th Military Police Brigade held theirs Sept. 25.

  • Wounded Warriors renew 68W license

    Oct 9, 2012

    Wounded warriors of Brooke Army Medical Center trained to renew their Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician license at Fort Sam Houston Sept. 11.

  • San Antonio Military Health System celebrates first year

    Oct 9, 2012

    San Antonio Military Health System celebrated its one-year anniversary with a ceremony at San Antonio Military Medical Center Sept 14.

  • MASCAL drills make MEDEVAC plan more proficient

    Oct 9, 2012

    FORT POLK, La. (Oct. 9, 2012) -- Mortars hit Gorgas Army Airfield, as a field training exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center near Fort Polk, La., Oct. 8, causing the number of casualties to exceed the hospital's capabilities to provide immediate medical care. Soldiers made a high-speed sprint to the closest place for adequate cover; when the "All Clear" sounded, all first responders and all participating parties helped to get the wounded personnel to immediate care.

  • USACE gives Wounded Warriors on Kandahar Airfield a little slice of home

    Oct 8, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees support recovering Wounded Warriors on Kandahar Airfield by donating items and voluteering to host Wounded Warriors on the Afghanistan Engineer District-South compound for movie night, game night, holiday celebrations and inpromptu get-togethers.

  • Army chemist provides expertise on unknown samples

    Oct 5, 2012

    Jennifer Exelby, a chemist, leads 10 chemical-agent handlers for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center.

  • WTB Soldiers find recovery through competition

    Oct 5, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Staff Sgt. Joseph Walker has been part of the Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe for a little over a year, rehabilitating a litany of injuries from traumatic brain injury to severe back and joint pain. "I've been blown up 14 times by IED's," said the U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder Soldier. "But that doesn't stop me from competing."

  • Walking through the dark valley of depression

    Oct 5, 2012

    As autumn brings cooler temperatures and thoughts of holiday activities, I ask you to pause for a moment to reflect on how depression can wreak havoc in people's lives. Most of us know a relative, a loved one or a friend who struggles with depression. Sometimes, you or I might be the one experiencing an inner anguish. There are numerous factors that cause depression, including biochemistry, genetics, family history, substance abuse, being ill, diet and experiencing a difficult life event.

  • Smith takes command of PRMC as Gallagher retires

    Oct 5, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Soldiers, staff, family members and government civilians, along with local leaders, gathered at Tripler Army Medical Center, Oct. 4, to bid "a hui hou" to Brig. Gen. Keith Gallagher, outgoing commander of Pacific Regional Medical Command and TAMC, and to welcome the incoming commander, Col. J. Anson Smith.

  • Seasonal flu vaccinations now available for all Tricare beneficiaries

    Oct 5, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Seasonal flu vaccinations for all Tricare-enrolled beneficiaries in Hawaii are now available.

  • Suicide prevention: 'Even in the depths of crisis, you still have a choice'

    Oct 4, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "Remember, even in the depths of crisis, you still have a choice. Reach out. You are not weak. You are not alone. Look to your left. Look to your right. We are here. Shoulder to shoulder, Soldier to Soldier, ready to help." Those were the words of Jack Benson, a suicide prevention expert and a founder of the Veteran's Crisis Line, as he spoke before hundreds of U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Soldiers at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center during Suicide Prevention Stand-Down Day, Sept. 20.

  • Lyster continues tradition of excellence

    Oct 4, 2012

    Fort Rucker is well known for its excellence in Army Aviation, but that excellence extends far beyond the airfield.

  • Flu shots offered through October

    Oct 4, 2012

    Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center is providing walk-in flu vaccinations.

  • Medical Recruiting Brigade Celebrates Five Years of Success

    Oct 4, 2012

    The Medical Recruiting Brigade has enjoyed success in a very difficult mission for the Army: recruiting medical professionals -- including physicians, dentists, veterinarians and nurses, as well as chaplains, warrant officers and Special Operations Soldiers.

  • Alaska paratrooper gives blood, saves Afghan man's life

    Oct 4, 2012

    A U.S. Army paratrooper assigned to the Alaska-based 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division gives the gift of life to a wounded Afghan man.

  • Expanded surgical services available at U.S. Army Health Center in Vicenza, Italy

    Oct 3, 2012

    An increase in staff and the helping hands of a traveling orthopedic surgeon have expanded same-day surgical services at U.S. Army Health Center Vicenza to the betterment of Soldiers and Family members alike. Surgical services presently available include general surgery, gynecology, orthopedics, oral-maxillofacial surgery, pediatric dentistry and some dermatological procedures. The availability of more same-day services in the Caserma Ederle-based health clinic saves patients both the time and hassle of travel elsewhere for the medical attention they need.

  • Everyone has a story: WTU Soldier overcomes life challenges

    Oct 3, 2012

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- From the moment U.S. Army Sgt. Hilton Hunter received his orders to his first duty station, he began to prepare himself for a journey that would take him from the football field to Afghanistan and beyond.

  • Flu vaccines ready at MACH

    Oct 3, 2012

    Martin Army Community Hospital has announced the 2012-2013 influenza immunization schedule.

  • ASC conducts suicide prevention 'stand down' with many events

    Oct 3, 2012

    The Army Sustainment Command conducted a variety of events in its "stand down" day Sept. 27 with the ultimate goal of preventing suicide amongst the force.

  • CPR/AED classes proven lifesavers

    Oct 3, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - More and more APG employees are registering for the monthly CPR/AED classes offered by the Directorate of Emergency Services and the emergency medical responders who conduct the classes could not be happier.

  • Army pharmacists: The medication experts

    Oct 3, 2012

    The profession of pharmacy is more than a "lick, stick, and pour" dispensary role. Pharmacists are often seen as the pill dispensers -- handing your prescription to you across the counter with instructions on how to take your medicine. Pharmacy professionals take great pride in giving their best to Soldiers, retirees and beneficiaries. The professionals review medication profiles for potential drug interactions, counsel and understand biochemical mechanisms of actions of drugs, drugs' uses, therapeutic roles, side effects and monitoring parameters.

  • A personal story about suicide, and suicide prevention

    Oct 2, 2012

    The last day of school of my freshman year in high school, I woke up to the phone ringing. It was very early and I heard my mom's voice talking to the person on the other end.

  • Vaccines prevent spread of flu virus

    Oct 2, 2012

    The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year. There are two vaccination options available for the flu virus. The inactivated (killed) vaccine is administered as an injection and can be given to people from six months of age and older. The live (weakened) vaccine is sprayed into the nostrils and is recommended for people between the ages of two through forty-nine, who are not pregnant, and in healthy condition. Both methods are effective in protecting against the virus for a year.

  • Ready & Resilient

    Oct 1, 2012

    Ready & Resilient is the Army's holistic approach to total healthcare for its Soldiers, family members, and civilians, both on and off the battlefield.

  • PUBLIC HEALTH COMMAND (PHC) WINS AMEDD WOLF PACK OF THE YEAR

    Oct 1, 2012

    Congratulations to the 2012 Wolf Pack of the Year Award winners, the Rabies Response Team (RRT) from Public Health Command. Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Surgeon General and Commanding General U.S. Army Medical Command, and the AMEDD Civilian Corps Chief, Gregg Stevens, presided over the award ceremony held on September 28, to acknowledge winners of the first ever Wolf Pack of the Year (2012) award. The Wolf Pack Award recognizes exceptional teamwork by an integrated group of military and civilian team members focused on excellence in support of Army Medicine.

  • October is National Depression Awareness Month

    Oct 1, 2012

    October is National Depression Awareness Month. On Oct. 11, organizations and communities across the United States will observe 'National Depression Screening Day' to educate people about the various signs and symptoms of depression and the availability of free anonymous behavioral health screenings.

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