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  • Holocaust survivor shares story of survival

    Apr 30, 2015

    Holocaust survivor Halina Yasharoff Peabody brought her story of courage, faith and determination to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall April 24 as the installation observed Holocaust Remembrance Day at the community center on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base.

  • Tactical Training Center-Dix Instructors, students endorse new Army Learning Module

    Apr 29, 2015

    Nearly two years ago, Staff Sgt. Thomas Gambrel attended the Foundation Instructor Facilitator Course designed to have Army Reserve instructors modify their traditional lecture styled teaching method to a more facilitative approach. Now Gambrel says, in 2015 the new standard is paying dividends at Tactical Training Center-Dix where he's an assistant instructor teaching the Army Plumber Course. This teaching style, which implements principles of adult learning is meant for established Soldiers looking to learn an additional Military Occupational Specialty. It reduces instructor-led slide presentations and incorporates students' knowledge, skills, and experiences.

  • Soldiers Train and Compete for Expert Field Medical Badge

    Apr 29, 2015

    Forty-six Soldiers received the Expert Field Medical Badge at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey April 27, culminating the one-week competition organized by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command in collaboration with the Public Health Command and the Northern Regional Medical Command.

  • Rural healthcare really delivers!

    Apr 29, 2015

    The Thomson twins, Carlee and Addie, are one of three sets of healthy twins born here recently at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital. "Twin pregnancies are by definition high-risk, but thorough discussion about what was best for both mothers and children, and close monitoring and supervision, that made it possible for these ladies to deliver vaginally, which was their preference," said Maj. (Dr.) Melissa A. Grant, MD, FACOG, chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at GLWACH. "These three sets of healthy twins highlight the extraordinarily safe, patient-centered care provided here." Practicing in a rural setting does not decrease GLWACH's standard of care and in many ways it improves care by enabling closer attention to patients, Grant said.

  • Surf program helps wounded warriors

    Apr 29, 2015

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- When a Texas-based Soldier found himself hospitalized with serious injuries to almost every part of his body after being struck by a drunk driver in 2014, he had no idea what his future would hold as he tried to pick up the pieces and started down the long road of recovery and adaptation as an injured Soldier.

  • LRMC Rocks Safety Assessment

    Apr 28, 2015

  • DIVWEST nurses attend C.J. Reddy, take top Reserve honors

    Apr 28, 2015

    Falls Church, Virginia -- For the first time in its history, the C.J. Reddy Leadership Conference, the Army Nurse Corps' premiere leadership symposium, was well represented with not one, but two First Army Division West nurses.

  • 80th Training Command logistician earns top honor

    Apr 27, 2015

    Sgt. 1st Class Donya Cox is the supply sergeant that a commander wants on his or her staff. Lt. Col. Gina Gentile, the 80th Training Command (TASS) deputy head of logistics, directed that comment to potential commanders within the ranks of the 80th's headquarters company after presenting Cox with the Honorable Order of St. Martin, bronze medal, during a ceremony in Richmond, Va., April 18, 2015.

  • MSS PMO Personnel Attract Mosquitos in Thailand

    Apr 27, 2015

    Representatives of the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity's Medical Support Systems Project Management Office traveled to Kamphaeng Phet in Thailand in November to evaluate the efficacy of Carbon Dioxide Generator technologies in attracting dengue-vector mosquitos. Jake Fox, MSS PMO product manager for the CDG program, and Dr. Kendra Lawrence, senior scientific consultant for the USAMMDA, spent two weeks evaluating the efficacy and functionality of the CDG systems in partnership with the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences unit in Thailand.

  • Education Key to Fort Hood WTU Soldier's Transitioning Success

    Apr 27, 2015

    An abundance of resources and leadership support at the Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Hood, are helping Soldiers successfully transition. During his time at the WTU, Staff Sgt. Walter Bulter has earned four degrees, including a bachelor's degree.

  • WRMC employees part of MEDCOM Wolf Pack Award-winning team

    Apr 27, 2015

    "No Civilian Corps member left behind," that is how one Western Regional Medical Command employee described the efforts of the U.S. Army Medical Command Warrior Transition Unit Restructuring Project Team. Kimberly Reinbrecht, Civilian Human Resources chief, WRMC; Sgt. Maj. Delvin Lewis, operations sergeant major, WRMC; and Ernest Williams, Warrior Transition Office director, WRMC; were among a team of about 20 Army Medicine professionals from across the United States who collaborated to guide and implement the Fiscal Year 2014 Warrior Care and Transition Program Force Restructure. The award-winning team managed the 2014 inactivation of 14 Warrior Transition Units and Community-Based Warrior Transition Units, the activation 11 Community Care Clinics and deliberately managed continued employment for 50 civilian employees displaced by the inactivation of WTUs.

  • MEDCOM Command Team host medical rountable at Schofield Barracks

    Apr 27, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) and Command Sgt. Major Gerald Ecker, Command Sgt. Major, U.S. Army MEDCOM, hosted a roundtable event with key medical representatives from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, April 24, 2015. Local units/offices represented where: U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks (USAHC-SB), 25th Infantry Division Surgeon's Office, U.S. Army Public Health Command-Pacific (USAPHC-P), and 8th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC). During the roundtable both Horoho and Ecker stressed the importance of medical readiness and the role that MEDCOM plays as stewards, charged with readying the force.

  • Holocaust survivor shares her story to educate others

    Apr 24, 2015

    Brooke Army Medical Center and U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research staff received a rare opportunity April 17 to hear a chilling first-hand account from a Holocaust survivor during an event to commemorate the Holocaust Days of Remembrance.

  • Clinic announces drug take-back drives

    Apr 24, 2015

    Kenner Army Health Clinic will host two Prescription Drug Take-Back drives to address one of America's deadliest hazards -- unused, unneeded or outdated medications found in bathroom cabinets, kitchens and bedside tables in nearly every home across the country.

  • Lyster cooking demo focuses on a healthy heart

    Apr 23, 2015

    On April 17 in the new Lifespace Center at Lyster Army Health Clinic, Lyster rolled out its new cooking demonstration classes, free to anyone interested in learning new, healthy recipes.

  • Congressional staff members, Fort Riley Soldiers interact

    Apr 23, 2015

    Congressional staffers, Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers hit the court with wheelchair basketball.

  • Fort Leonard Wood's WTU among 10 set to close in 2016

    Apr 23, 2015

    Fort Leonard Wood's Warrior Transition Unit, or WTU, is one of 10 scheduled to inactivate next year, according to a U.S. Army announcement April 17.

  • On guard -- Ticks, mosquitoes pose health hazard

    Apr 23, 2015

    What's on the menu? You -- for millions of tiny, crawling airborne creatures trying to "dig in" to your skin.

  • Creative resilience

    Apr 23, 2015

    I love movies. I think that if it wasn't for movies, I would be a different person than I am today. The visceral experience cannot be explained because there are so many moving parts. It would be like trying to explain how the Army works…it just does. But, when it doesn't everyone knows it. Case in point, John Travolta and "Battlefield Earth," but I digress.

  • Health Clinic - Schofield Barracks recognizes provider for patient safety

    Apr 23, 2015

    Maj. Maureen Giorio, 2nd Brigade (BDE) Soldier Centered Medical Home Officer in Charge (OIC), received recognition for identifying the need for an established standardized procedures in regards to the Sole Provider Program, a program aimed at improving patient safety when complex medication requirements arise. Giorio was presented a certificate from Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) and a coin from Col. Pete Eberhardt, U.S. Army Health Clinic - Schofield Barracks Commander, on behalf of the clinic.

  • Army to observe Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

    Apr 23, 2015

    The Army will continue its annual observance of national Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month this May, giving leaders and Soldiers an extended opportunity to prepare for the riding season ahead.

  • Madigan WTB welcomes new CSM

    Apr 23, 2015

    Madigan Army Medical Center's Warrior Transition Battalion welcomed new leadership April 3 when Command Sgt. Maj. Beau Buford assumed responsibility of the unit, replacing the outgoing interim command sergeant major, Master Sgt. Cindy Holt. Buford previously served as command sergeant major of the 2nd Battalion, 382nd Regiment (Logistics Support Battalion) in Waco, Texas.

  • Chaplains gather, discuss training and readiness issues

    Apr 22, 2015

    Chaplains and chaplain assistants from across the Total Army Force gathered here at Fort Bragg for the 2015 Strategic Operational Readiness and Training Assessment Forum (SORTAF), April 14-16.

  • Four NCOs inducted into Sgt. Audie Murphy Club

    Apr 22, 2015

    Sgts. 1st Class Marcus Knight, Thadenia Leach, and Hugo Roman, with Southern Regional Medical Command and Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Tune, Brooke Army Medical Center, Warrior and Transition Battalion, became the newest members of the prestigious Sgt. Audie Murphy Club during an induction ceremony held March 25 at Blesse Auditorium, Willis Hall, Army Medical Department Center and School, US Army Health Readiness Center of Excellence, with host Command Sgt. Maj. Jayme Johnson, Southern Regional Medical Command.

  • Soldiers enhance mission readiness with congressional staff audience

    Apr 22, 2015

    Soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley Kansas, executed a medical training exercise at the Mission Training Complex April 8. Staff members from congressional offices were able to witness capabilities employed in the local training exercise during their visit.

  • PRMC staff conducts Arbinger Training

    Apr 22, 2015

    Command teams and staff members from throughout the Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) participated in Arbinger Training presented by the Office of the U.S. Army Surgeon General's (TSG) Team and Organization Development Directorate (TODD), April 20-22, 2015.

  • ARMiE selects top warriors, medics

    Apr 21, 2015

    Five Soldiers were selected as the best of the best for Army Medicine in Europe April 17 after four grueling days of physical and mental testing at the Grafenwoehr Training Area.

  • Army child of the year encourages other youth to volunteer

    Apr 20, 2015

    An Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, youth has been named U.S. Military Child of the Year by Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance for U.S. military troops, wounded Service members and their Families.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier named Army's top female athlete

    Apr 20, 2015

    Capt. Jamie Pecha, Womack Army Medical Center, named the 2014 U.S. Army Female Athlete of the Year.

  • Quick actions save a life at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center

    Apr 20, 2015

    When the Eisenhower Army Medical Center (EAMC) inpatient and support pharmacy refrigerators shut down due to a power outage, two Soldiers acted quickly and moved medication and vaccines to functioning refrigerators and saved over $1.1 million but also saved a patient's life.

  • Army Reserve in Europe, long legacy still vital

    Apr 19, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Memories surfaced in retired Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan's speech as he recalled his friend, Brig. Gen. Richard Dirgins, during an April 17 ceremony at Daenner Kaserne. The 7th Civil Support Command's headquarters building was named for Dirgins. He passed away in 1995, just six months after leaving command of the unit's predecessor, the 7th Army Reserve Command. "Our purpose here today is to rededicate this building in honor of Richard Dirgins, my classmate, my friend and a great American Soldier, a patriot," said Sullivan, who was a college classmate of Dirgins at Norwich University in Vermont. "I have such fond memories of him." Senior U.S. and German leaders watched as a plaque and a portrait of Dirgins were unveiled. A new sign outside the building bears Dirgins' name. Dirgins widow, Christa, also attended the ceremony.

  • Glued apples

    Apr 19, 2015

    Walk upon a group of strangers and ask them what brought them together and they'll all point to one person. The glue, the one they look up to when they're down, because she's up cheering.

  • One man's fight against sexual assault and the culture that enables it

    Apr 18, 2015

    The U.S. Army Military Police School's behavioral sciences education and training division leader equated the culture surrounding sexual assault as "giving aid and comfort to the enemy," in a sexual assault awareness briefing on Camp Arifjan, April 15.

  • Army regs prohibit eating popular health bar-Hemp seeds source of protein, banned by DA

    Apr 17, 2015

    For anyone who relies on protein bars as an afternoon or after workout snack, they should be warned about nonmilitary friendly ingredients in their all-natural selections. Natural food snacks, like the Kind Companies Strong & Kind bars, are off limits to military personnel and DOD civilians because they contain hemp seeds. While the seeds are a natural source of protein and have high content of necessary vitamins they are off limits as a food source due to the possibility of ingesting THC.

  • From combat to connoisseur--one vets journey

    Apr 17, 2015

    When Fred Minnick joined the Oklahoma National Guard, becoming the bourbon industry's foremost spirits tasting expert was not on his mind. In fact, "bourbon" wasn't really part of his vocabulary. But a 2003-2004 deployment to Mosul, Iraq and therapy for PTSD changed all that.

  • Womack Residency Program wins award for outstanding research

    Apr 17, 2015

    The Womack Army Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program won the Outstanding Achievement Award in Scholarly Activity for the second year in a row.

  • Public Health Command Best Warriors compete

    Apr 17, 2015

    Once a year, the 12 Best Warriors from each of five regions and the USAPHC headquarters come together to compete to become the command's Best Warriors.

  • Madigan creates regional pain champions

    Apr 17, 2015

    Pain management experts at Madigan Army Medical Center are now creating pain champions throughout the Western Regional Medical Command with the help of experts at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the University of Washington. In early March, the Interdisciplinary Pain Management Clinic here became the WRMC hub for the Department of Defense's Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes initiative, making them the lead for training subject matter experts in pain management at most of the Army Medical Homes west of the Mississippi River.

  • Warrior transition units consolidate from 25 to 15

    Apr 17, 2015

    There are 25 warrior transition units in the United States and overseas. That number will decrease to 15 by Aug. 1, 2016, Col. Chris Toner said.

  • 800th LSB Sergeant Audie Murphy Club inductee exemplifies professionalism

    Apr 17, 2015

    Staff Sgt. William Fleming's induction into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club represents the third accomplishment on his military bucket list. The Reserve Soldier completed airborne and air assault schools while on active duty, and now has his sights on becoming a drill sergeant and ultimately a command sergeant major.

  • 65th Medical Brigade Wins KATUSA & US Soldier Friendship Week Competition

    Apr 17, 2015

    Members of the 65th Medical Brigade recently took part in the 2015 KATUSA-U.S. Soldier Friendship Week from April 13-17, 2015. This year's friendship week, marked the 39th annual edition of the friendship celebration designed to build esprit de corps and camaraderie amongst American Soldiers and Korean Augmentees to the U.S. Army, commonly referred to as "KATUSAs."

  • Kenner Laboratory Services to undergo inspection

    Apr 16, 2015

    Kenner Army Health Clinic is set to undergo inspection by the The College of American Pathologists, the inspection of lthe laboratory by the CAP promotes better patient care by constantly challenging labs to improve at a rate keeping pace with the speed of technological advances.

  • Occupational Nurses lead the way

    Apr 16, 2015

    Most people understand the function of a nurse in a clinical setting but not everyone is aware of the specific functions of occupational health nursing. Occupational health nursing is als known as "industrial nursing;" evolving during the Industrial Revolution. Today, the practice of occupational health is focused on promotion, restoration of health, prevention of illness and injury, and protection from work related hazards.

  • Rader Clinic training hours to change: Weekly one-hour closures switch to one full day monthly

    Apr 16, 2015

    In a new initiative to better prepare healthcare professionals employed at the Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic for every day patient care, the clinic is rearranging its training schedule starting June 3.

  • Children Learn What They Live

    Apr 16, 2015

    This public service announcement was produced by the Army Multimedia and Visual Information Directorate at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. This PSA, scripted and coordinated by JBM-HH Army Community Services' Family Advocacy Program staff, is meant to support the Month of the Military Child by raising awareness. This video features passages from "Children Learn What They Live," by Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D. (Official U.S. Army video)

  • HRC hosts UofL MCPC, promote military and learning initiatives

    Apr 15, 2015

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command hosted University of Louisville Military Community Partnership Council visit April 10, 2015, at the Maude Complex to enhance cooperation and build ties among a number of organizations.

  • U.S., Georgian military swap Wounded Warrior care info

    Apr 14, 2015

    Several staff members from the Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe recently spent a day as guest of the Georgian Armed Forces to compare notes on the two countries' versions of wounded warrior care.

  • Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety

    Apr 14, 2015

  • USAMRMC Trauma Research Presented at Webinar Series

    Apr 14, 2015

    For Rasmussen, the director of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's Combat Casualty Care Research Program, it was his third such time taking part in the ongoing webinar series supported by the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma. Designed to educate surgeons across the country about new and specific developments within the field, the AAST is noted for providing in-depth and continuing education efforts for medical professionals.

  • USAMRMC Collaborates with Israeli Medical Researchers at Shoresh 2015

    Apr 14, 2015

    Representatives from U.S. and Israeli military medicine participated in the 17th U.S. -- Israel Shoresh Conference March 15-20, in Ramat Gan, Israel, to discuss a broad spectrum of issues relevant to medical research and response.

  • Medical team leverages Wi-Fi, mobile health in combat operations settings

    Apr 14, 2015

    Imagine arriving at a major medical center with a life-threatening medical condition. Imagine now that this facility has no paging or cell phone capability. How will the right doctor be alerted that you need treatment to save your life? The Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center's Mobile Health Innovation Team are working to avoid a scenario, such as this, in austere, deployed hospital environments.

  • BHSAI Develops System to Identify Patients with Severe Bleeding During Transport

    Apr 14, 2015

    Did you know that the majority of casualties that die on the battlefield die from uncontrolled bleeding? Analysis of data from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan indicates that approximately 22 percent of Service Members who died following severe bleeding after injury could have potentially been saved had their hemorrhaging been controlled early on.

  • Horoho: Army Medicine must be protected from sequestration

    Apr 14, 2015

    Sequestration would force "devastating reductions" on Army Medicine personnel and have dramatic impacts on medical readiness and capabilities, the Army's surgeon general told Congress, April 14.

  • Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital Trains for Simulated Ebola Case

    Apr 13, 2015

    Medical personnel from the Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital (BAACH) along with the Korean Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDCP) recently participated in a Highly Infectious Disease Full Scale Exercise on March 31, 2015. The exercise provided Republic of Korea and US interagency and military participants the necessary training on how to respond to a simulated Ebola case.

  • Medical Brigade Hosts SHARP Half-Marathon

    Apr 11, 2015

    The 2nd Annual 2015 SHARP/Austin Half Marathon Shadow Run started off April 12 at Yongsan Army Garrison, South Korea to raise awareness for Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention. The USAG Yongsan Family, Morale Welfare and Recreation, joined with the 65th Medical Brigade to host the run/walk/ruck event.

  • Midwives's bond with patients brings labor of love

    Apr 10, 2015

    Mothers cherish the time spent bonding with their newborn after the delivery. Yet, before the delivery, the bond developed between a mother and her nurse midwife can become just as memorable.

  • Army Medicine hosts Brain Health Workshop

    Apr 10, 2015

    The US Army Medical Command takes Brain Health seriously. So much so, that it hosted the third brain health workshop at the Office of the Army Surgeon General (OTSG) located at Defense Health Headquarters (DHHQ) March 19 - 20.

  • War hero revisits road to healing

    Apr 10, 2015

    It's been 20 years since Col. Cirilito Sobejana, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Philippine Army G3, visited Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC).

  • Medical Unit Earns Zero Alcohol Incidents Streamer

    Apr 9, 2015

    Soldiers from Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 65th Medical Brigade, were awarded the very first unit Zero Alcohol Incidents streamer on the Korean Peninsula, on April 9, 2015, for completing 119 days without experiencing an alcohol related incident.

  • Fort Drum MEDDAC Soldier heading to medical school

    Apr 9, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- When Spc. Jared Seaman was a teenager, he was a self-proclaimed "science nerd" -- the type of kid who would watch hour after hour of the Discovery Channel. Now, Seaman is taking that love for science to the next level as he prepares to head to medical school.

  • Top Army Medicine Majors converge on NCR

    Apr 9, 2015

    Army Medicine's top majors convened in the National Capitol Region recently to expand their understanding and insight into the future of Army Medicine, DoD and interagency relationships in 2020 and beyond.

  • Fort Carson main gate 'goes blue' for autism

    Apr 9, 2015

    Fort Carson's main gate joined famous landmarks around the world such as the Empire State Building, the Great Sphinx and Great Pyramids of Egypt in lighting up blue in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day April 2, 2015.

  • Mother teaching world about child

    Apr 9, 2015

    A Fort Carson Family member strives to teach others about perceived parenting problems for parents of children diagnosed with autism.

  • NRMC names Best Warriors

    Apr 9, 2015

    Months of preparation, weeks of anticipation, and days of marching, running and testing came to a close when the Northern Regional Medical Command announced its top Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier during the annual Best Warrior Competition, March 24-27.

  • 158th Infantry Brigade Honored for Safety Achievements

    Apr 9, 2015

    The hard work necessary to build a successful safety culture within the 158th Infantry Brigade, Camp Shelby, Mississippi, was recognized in a ceremony April 8 at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center.

  • Rader Clinic caregivers practice Ebola response

    Apr 9, 2015

    Healthcare providers at Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic practiced response protocol March 18 in the event that a patient infected with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) comes to the clinic for help.

  • Product Development Lessons From Industry - Bumps, Bruises and Business Realities

    Apr 8, 2015

    In product development, what does it mean to "transition to industry"? Transition to industry is the process of adapting a promising technology from a small-scale academic project to a successful competitor in the commercial marketplace. It is a challenging process and is often overlooked until the need reaches a critical level. Poor business planning and small market populations have created bumps and bruises in product development efforts and led to some cold, hard business realities when transitioning to industry.

  • Surgeon General Affirms Health Readiness at ANC Award Event

    Apr 7, 2015

    Army Medicine's mission of "maintaining a Ready and Deployable Force requires Health Readiness," Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho tells an audience honoring recipients of an award for nursing excellence.

  • Marine mother shares tragic story of daughter's sexual assault, murder

    Apr 7, 2015

    April is Sexual Assault Prevention Awareness month. This year's theme is "Eliminate Sexual Assault: Know your part, do your part." To bring this important topic to the forefront of everyone's mind, Joint Base San Antonio held an event April 2 here. Mary Lauterbach shared the tragic story of how her daughter, a young Marine, was sexually assaulted and later murdered by her attacker.

  • Hawaii's enhanced Multiservice Market Leaders meet

    Apr 7, 2015

    Members of the enhanced Multiservice Market (eMSM)-Hawaii Joint Executive Council meet on April 3, 2015 at Hickam Air Force Base/Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Together, the JEC serves as the communication forum intended to enhance inter-Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) collaboration, coordination and integration of the Direct Care System (DCS) in Hawaii.

  • Operation PACIFIC ANGEL 15-3 spreads care in Vietnam

    Apr 7, 2015

    The United States and Vietnam began humanitarian assistance operations here March 23 as part of Operation Pacific Angel 15-3.

  • New fitness center opens at Ansbach, followed by fair promoting readiness, resilience

    Apr 6, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held the grand opening of the new Katterbach Physical Fitness Center and a Ready and Resilient mini-exposition April 1, 2015.

  • Fort Detrick Breaks Ground on Renewable Energy Project

    Apr 6, 2015

    Fort Detrick and U.S. Army leadership, alongside federal, state and local officials, broke ground on an estimated $35 million dollar project to install solar panels that will provide Fort Detrick with renewable energy on Wednesday, April 1.

  • PRMC has a new Inspector General

    Apr 6, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent (left), Commanding General, Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC), swears in the incoming Inspector General (IG), Lt. Col. Vernon Wheeler, here, in Honolulu, Hawaii, on April 3, 2015.

  • Fort Hood shooting survivor receives highest non-combat honor for valor

    Apr 6, 2015

    A Special Forces Soldier, who was severely wounded in the Fort Hood shooting last year, received the Army's highest non-combat honor for valor on Fort Sam Houston, Texas, April 6.

  • 'Masterworks' Series: Army Ground Forces Band performs with guest conductor

    Apr 3, 2015

    U.S. Army Forces Command's musical element - The Army Ground Forces Band - performed with guest conductor, Dr. Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant during a "Masterworks Series" concert at the High Point Theatre March 31.

  • Madigan welcomes new CSM

    Apr 3, 2015

    Madigan Army Medical Center welcomed new leadership March 31, 2015, when Command Sgt. Maj. Horace Tyson assumed responsibility of the unit, replacing outgoing interim Command Sgt. Maj. Johnnie Bryant-Johnson.

  • Madigan staff named top MEDCOM counselor

    Apr 3, 2015

    When Rey Javier works with a patient, he thinks nothing of going beyond what most might expect: he takes it upon himself to renew an 89-year-old's Medicare card, he seeks special mileage funding for a patient in a high-risk pregnancy, he helps a spouse who doesn't speak English to pay an enrollment fee. Not exactly the typical image one might have of someone who works in insurance. While Javier is quick to point out that TRICARE is unlike other insurances in that it focuses on health benefits' capability instead of money, Javier's self-imposed levels of customer service made him stand out enough to be recognized at the U.S. Medical Command level.

  • Last Call

    Apr 3, 2015

    About every 30 seconds in the United States, a driver using a cellphone is involved in a crash. In an effort to curb these preventable accidents, the National Safety Council is asking motorists to put down the phone and focus on the task at hand: driving.

  • Sleep Hygiene class taught to USARPAC Military Spouses

    Apr 3, 2015

    On March, 30, 2015, Capt. Jason Judkins the Chief of Occupational Therapy at the U.S. Army Health Clinic - Schofield Barracks teaches United States Army Pacific (USARPAC) Senior Spouses the importance of proper sleep hygiene and how to accomplish healthy rest cycles.

  • Sexually transmitted infections: Are you at risk?

    Apr 2, 2015

    Prevention starts with communicating with intimate partners and taking charge of one's sexual health.

  • April is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month

    Apr 2, 2015

    Prevent Blindness America has designated April as Women's Eye Health and Safety Month to help educate women about the steps that they must take to help prevent vision loss by making their own eye health a priority.

  • Can supplements improve your mood?

    Apr 2, 2015

    Ultimately, only you and your healthcare team (which may include your primary healthcare provider and a behavioral health specialist) can make the best decision regarding nutritional supplementation and treatment planning for mood concerns.

  • What to know about brain injury, prevention

    Apr 2, 2015

    Brain Injury awareness should be a yearlong commitment to ensure everyone protects their friends, families and co-workers against preventable injury and early evaluation.

  • History's Guardians: Group resurrects Civil War artillery unit

    Apr 2, 2015

    Kenner Army Health Clinic Soldiers are members of Coper's Battery. Cooper's Battery is a field artillery reenactment group that operates out of Petersburg National Battlefield Park.

  • Fort Detrick Observes Women's History Month

    Apr 2, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency sponsored Fort Detrick's Women's History Month Observance March 20.

  • Sergeant First Class Receives Master Sergeant Promotion

    Apr 2, 2015

    Master Sgt. Melvin D. Milton reenlisted in the U.S. Army at a ceremony March 13 where he received a promotion from sergeant first class.

  • USAMRMC Colonel Retires After 31 Years

    Apr 2, 2015

    Thirty-one years serving in the U.S. Army have flown by for Col. Karen Kelley, deputy chief of staff of logistics with the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. As someone who left the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps after only her first semester in college because her summer school experience did not reflect the reality of the actual program, Kelley has surprised even herself that the time has arrived for her to retire.

  • Administrative professionals aid Army medicine

    Apr 2, 2015

    Reynolds Army Community Hospital hosted Health Information Management Professionals Week, March 23-27.

  • Brig. Gen. Sargent briefs Commanders within USARPAC on Army Medicine in the Pacific

    Apr 2, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, Commanding General, Pacific Regional Medical Command, attended the United States Army Pacific (USARPAC), commander's conference at the Hale Ikena, along with various other pacific area of operation commanders in order to receive the USARPAC commander's guidance for execution of the USARPAC's Theater Campaign Support Order. During the conference, Sargent also participated in senior leader professional development and had an opportunity to share and exchange information about Army Medicine in the Pacific.

  • PRMC Command Team proclaim their support of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

    Apr 2, 2015

    The Pacific Regional Medical Command Team proclaim their support of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, on April 2, 2015. Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, Commander, Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) and Command Sgt, Maj. Robert Luciano, Command Sgt. Maj., PRMC, encourage all Soldiers, family members, and Department of the Army (DA) Civilians to join together, participate in all planned events and pledge to end sexual assault.

  • Keeping Resiliency Relevant 365

    Apr 2, 2015

    The Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign combines multiple efforts and initiatives to improve the readiness and resilience of the total Army.

  • Army contracting supports Operation United Assistance in Africa

    Apr 1, 2015

    Local contracting command Soldiers head to West Africa to help combat the spread of Ebola.

  • Workshop uses filmmaking as healing process for veterans

    Apr 1, 2015

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY -- Lacking only the glitz and glamour of Hollywood's red carpet, Veteran filmmakers were stars in their own rights as a four-day "I Was There" Film Workshop culminated in a packed-house screening event at Cole Park Commons Thursday.

  • Wounded not broken

    Apr 1, 2015

    A crowd of wounded Soldiers lined up in front of a registration booth during the U.S. Army trials, Fort Bliss, Texas, March 29, 2015. One Soldier, wearing a black shirt with the words "Wounded Warrior (some assembly required)" printed in white on his shirt, waited anxiously to pick up his bib number and registration papers.

  • Locomotive mechanic competes in Army Trials

    Apr 1, 2015

    Hard work pays off for locomotive mechanic that was injured while performing her job. Takes 1st place in the standing air rifle competition in the 2nd annual Army Trials.

  • US Army Medical Department Center and School, US Army Health Readiness Center of Excellence, earns A

    Apr 1, 2015

    The US Army Medical Department Center and School, US Army Health Readiness Center of Excellence, embarked on a two year journey to earn the coveted Army Star Strong Flag safety award. The Army Safety and Occupational Health Star Site Flag is an Occupation Safety and Health Act based program which recognizes organizations for excellence in safety management.

  • Volunteers donate time, improve USAG Ansbach community, gain recognition

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    During an evening event March 27, 2015, at the Orangerie in downtown Ansbach, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach and the American Red Cross honored community members who volunteered during 2014.

  • 69 USAREUR, allied medics earn prestigious medical badge

    Mar 31, 2015

    By Capt. Robert Gallimore, 30th MED BDE Public Affairs Maj. Jason Hughes and Capt. Kenneth Koehler, 421st Medical Battalion (Multifunctional) Public Affairs GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Some 69 remaining Soldiers among 183 competitors received the prestigious Expert Field Medical Badge March 27 during a ceremony held in Tower Gymnasium here after a grueling week of intense testing during the U.S. Army Europe EFMB competition.

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    More than 250 military, academic and industry representatives gathered at the first-ever Medical Research, Development and Acquisition in Support of the Warfighter conference, co-hosted by the National Defense Industrial Association and the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command March 23-25 at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Hyattsville, Maryland.

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