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  • DOD/NCAA Launch Mind Matters Challenge

    Nov 18, 2014

    The Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recently announced that their Mind Matters Challenge is accepting submissions

  • Cav Soldier cuts music tracks in Korea

    Nov 18, 2014

    With his headphones on and music playing, the Soldier's focus is not on the world around him, but on the melodies flowing into his ears. He is busy comparing the harmony now playing to the original idea he developed in his head, debating if what he's hearing matches what he had envisioned.

  • The Great American Smokeout--Be smoke free for a day

    Nov 17, 2014

    Although the Great American Smokeout encourages you to quit for one day--November 20th, quitting this day can be the first day of being tobacco free for life

  • Leishmania Rapid Diagnostic Device Receives FDA clearance

    Nov 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity announced Nov. 14 that the CL Detect™ Rapid Test, manufactured by InBios International, Inc. received FDA clearance. The CL Detect™ is a hand-held "dipstick" device for the rapid diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis.

  • 200th MPCOM Soldiers roll through Performance Triad

    Nov 17, 2014

    Nearly 400 Soldiers participated in the Army Reserve's pilot Performance Triad program Nov. 1-14 here.

  • USAMRIID Provides Personal Protective Equipment Training to Deploying Military

    Nov 17, 2014

    Army Medicine is working to ensure Soldiers deploying to West Africa to assist with Ebola relief efforts are educated on how to stay safe and healthy.

  • Reserve Soldiers break from triad for medical readiness

    Nov 17, 2014

    FORT KNOX, Ky. -- Nearly 400 Army Reserve Soldiers took a break from a Performance Triad program and spent the day completing a medical Soldier readiness process.

  • Reserve Soldiers learn sleep is critical to health

    Nov 17, 2014

    Long day at work, helped the children with homework, made dinner, cleaned up the house and its 10 p.m. at night. It's "me time" and time to catch up on the latest TV shows on the DVR. After a few hours, it's 12:30 a.m. and the alarm is set for 5 a.m. for work.

  • Volesky: Fewer Soldiers will deploy to West Africa than planned

    Nov 14, 2014

    Nearly 2,200 U.S. troops are in West Africa today, working to stop the spread of Ebola, and that number will peak just short of 3,000 next month, according to the task force commander.

  • TBI survivor overcomes obstacles, mentors others

    Nov 14, 2014

    Randall Davis was out firing a rifle with friends in the California desert when he was accidently shot twice in the head, nearly ending his life and halting his dreams of serving his country. His friends drove him to the hospital in the back of a pickup truck while the teenager applied first aid to himself, not knowing that one of the bullets had entered his right temporal lobe. He said he was screaming to God that he wasn't ready to die. He walked into the hospital, covered in mud and blood. A few weeks later he walked out with a second chance at life.

  • Warriors at WTU focus on education

    Nov 14, 2014

    A Career Education Readiness Expo was held for Warriors assigned to the Warrior Transition Unit here Nov. 6 during Warrior Care Month on Fort Leonard Wood. The Expo offered both Soldiers and local organizations the opportunity to mutually benefit through the exchange of support.

  • Sleep: Your Mom Was Right

    Nov 14, 2014

    Turns out your mom was right all along. Army Medicine asks you to remember what Mom said and create better sleep habits for your family and to start with your children.

  • Community Resource Expo facilitates fun and friendship during WCM

    Nov 14, 2014

    A Community Resource Expo was held for Warriors assigned to the Warrior Transition Unit here Nov. 6 at the Fort Leonard Wood USO. The Expo, one of a series of events held for these warriors throughout Warrior Care Month, offered the opportunity to learn about services and organizations interested in helping Soldiers recover, recondition, reintegrate, and enjoy life.

  • IMCOM unveils plan for 2025 and beyond

    Nov 14, 2014

    The U.S. Army Installation Management Command released "IMCOM 2025 and Beyond," a new campaign plan operationalizing the commanding general's vision for the organization.

  • Centering Pregnancy Reunion

    Nov 14, 2014

    The first TAMC Centering Pregnancy group has completed the program and reunited after delivery at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) on Nov. 13, 2014.

  • Madigan providers gain skill in Ebola simulation exercise

    Nov 13, 2014

    Madigan Army Medical Center's special care teams started advanced training on Nov. 6, 2014, at the Andersen Simulation Center on Join Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, to prepare for the potential of caring for Ebola patients.

  • Kenner holds smoking 'stand down' along with Great American Smokeout

    Nov 13, 2014

    Quitting a romance with tobacco is no small task. Ask someone who has quit more times than they want to admit. On Nov. 20, during this year's Great American Smokeout, join KAHC in supporting and celebrating those who have decided to take that first step to freedom from nicotine addiction.

  • Spotlight on a Winner: Louise R. Graham, KAHC Employee

    Nov 13, 2014

    As a smoker, Louise Graham had a multitude of reasons why she could not quit smoking. It wasn't until Kenner offered the "Not Today" campaign, November 15, 2012 that she made up her mind for good. This was the day!

  • Fort Sill Veterinary Treatment Facility expands services

    Nov 13, 2014

    The Fort Sill Veterinary Treatment Facility is making several new improvements to increase the quality for care provided for pet owners.

  • Warrior Games provide outlet for wounded veteran athletes

    Nov 13, 2014

    When you meet Isaac Francois for the first time, he draws you in with his big smile and firm hand shake, hiding any pain that he feels. A husband and proud father to a 2-year-old and 4-month-old, Francois serves as an assistant to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District's Contracting Division Business Oversight Branch. In his spare time, he participates in the Warrior Games, which holds Olympic-style competitions for wounded, ill or injured service members from across the military, both combat and non-combat related injuries.

  • Reserve Soldier pays it forward, volunteers to help other Soldiers

    Nov 13, 2014

    For two weeks, one Army Reserve Soldier volunteered to get up at 5 a.m. to help Soldiers improve their fitness levels.

  • 2014 Army Best Medic Competition

    Nov 13, 2014

    The 2014 Army Best Medic Competition was held at Camp Bullis, Texas Nov 3-7 2014.

  • Pennsylvania Guard Soldiers win Army Best Medic Competition

    Nov 13, 2014

    Two soldiers assigned to the Pennsylvania National Guard's Medical Battalion Training Site located here placed first in the Army-wide 2014 Command Sgt. Maj. Jack L. Clark Jr. Best Medic Competition held Nov. 3-7 at Camp Bullis, Texas.

  • Army Reserve Soldier learns lifestyle changes to battle weight

    Nov 13, 2014

    For the past two weeks, one Army Reserve Soldier has sent a 7 a.m. text message to his fiancée about his experiences during annual training.

  • Reserve Soldier learns life-changing lessons during Performance Triad

    Nov 13, 2014

    Army Reserve Pfc. Kayla Fillyaw has struggled with her weight on both extremes.

  • Army completes environmental study for possible force reductions

    Nov 13, 2014

    The Department of the Army announces the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact for the Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Army 2020 Force Structure Realignment. The Army evaluated the environmental impacts of potential reductions of active-component Soldiers and Army civilians (Army employees) at 30 installations. The Army determined that there are no significant impacts, other than socioeconomic impacts, and that preparation of an environmental impact statement is not required.

  • Presidio garrison hosts annual AFAP conference

    Nov 13, 2014

    The garrison-level Armed Forces Action Plan Conference was held, here, Nov. 6-7 at the General Stilwell Community Center on Ord Military Community.

  • Garrison supports controlled monitoring efforts

    Nov 12, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz employees worked behind the scenes to prepare a fully-equipped and ready space in the Baumholder Military Community, where Soldiers returning from Ebola response efforts in West Africa will undergo a 21-day controlled monitoring regimen ordered by the Department of Defense.

  • Injured Veteran uses adventures to heal

    Nov 12, 2014

    In the deep black underwater, Kenneth Young found pain relief and a clearer head. On horseback, he did physical therapy to improve his ability to walk again properly. And while paragliding (tandem-style), he faced head on his fear of heights brought on by his accident.

  • Acting U.S. Surgeon General visits Army Public Health Command

    Nov 12, 2014

    Two leaders hope to join forces to increase the impact each of their organizations has on reducing preventable deaths in the United States.

  • USAMRICD Scientist Honored for Service

    Nov 12, 2014

    Dr. Tony Shih, lead scientist and principal investigator at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, was selected as one of the Army Acquisition Corps' 25 for 25, an honor bestowed for Shih's exemplary service to the Warfighter and the acquisition workforce.

  • New Fort Benning hospital set to open for business

    Nov 12, 2014

    Hundreds gathered for the ribbon-cutting ceremony held Nov. 7 in the atrium of the newly-constructed Martin Army Community Hospital at Fort Benning, Georgia.

  • ESPN Salutes Warriors, Caregivers at BAMC

    Nov 12, 2014

    Brooke Army Medical Center warriors and their caregivers were featured on ESPN's SportsCenter throughout the day on Veterans Day, Nov 11, 2014. ESPN broadcast the show, featuring anchors Hannah Storm and Kevin Negandhi, from behind the Center for the Intrepid, BAMC's outpatient rehabilitation center.

  • TAMC's Internal Medicine Receive Recognition

    Nov 12, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center's (TAMC) Internal Medicine Patient Centered Medical Homes (INT-PCMH) earns recognition as an Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) Best PCMH Practice of the Third Quarter 2014.

  • Controlled monitoring procedures, post-deployment housing location identified for Germany

    Nov 10, 2014

    Out of an abundance of caution and to ensure the Ebola virus does not spread into Germany via U.S. military personnel, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command has developed a plan for controlled monitoring of all uniformed Department of Defense personnel home-stationed in Germany, redeploying from areas in West Africa affected by the Ebola virus disease.

  • Inspiring Wounded Warrior Runs Over Obstacles

    Nov 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- There are no excuses. Supportive and loving family relationships. Career success. Being physically fit. Growing into the person you were meant to be. If you want it, you can do it.You can do it, even when you have endured war, confronted post traumatic stress disorder, and encountered the challenges of losing an arm and a leg. That's the message wounded Iraq war veteran Noah Galloway delivered to Aviation and Missile Command employees who nearly packed the Bob Jones Auditorium to hear him speak at the invitation of the organization's 2014 Advanced Lift (Leader Investment for Tomorrow) Class.

  • Program Builds Home For Wounded Warrior's Family

    Nov 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The house at 148 Autumn Cove in Madison is more than just four walls and a roof. For Cpl. Brandon Johnson and his wife Tiffany, it will be home.

  • Army South hosts wheelchair basketball tournament

    Nov 7, 2014

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - After a very intense and competitive championship game, the Center for the Intrepid/Warrior Transition Unit team came out on top against the 512 Geospatial Engineer Detachment Alpha team 21 - 11 during the U.S. Army South Wheelchair Basketball Tournament champtionship here Oct. 30.

  • Army Deploys New Van Exhibit to Dispel Myths, Search for Best Qualified Healthcare Professionals

    Nov 7, 2014

    The Army Accessions Support Brigade teams up with the Army Medical Command, the U.S. Army Recruiting Command, and the Medical Recruiting Brigade to design and create the Army's newest mobile exhibit, the Medical Marketing Semi, or MMS. The MMS is designed to inform pre-health and medical students, medical residents, practicing professionals and others about innovations, research, education and career opportunities available in the Army Medical Department.

  • PRMC Receives New Commanding General

    Nov 7, 2014

    Soldiers, staff, family members and friends, along with local leaders, gathered at Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Nov. 7, 2014 to bid farewell to Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle, outgoing Commanding General of Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC), and to welcome the incoming PRMC Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent.

  • Ebola treatment unit for medical workers to open

    Nov 6, 2014

    The Monrovia Medical Unit, an Ebola treatment unit constructed specifically for the treatment of medical workers who were infected while caring for Ebola patients, is scheduled to open Nov. 8, 2014, located about 30 miles outside Monrovia, Liberia.

  • Risk of contracting EVD is extremely low

    Nov 6, 2014

    Many communicable illnesses are present at this time of year such as common colds and coughs, sore throats and the flu or flu-like ailments. Since a number of these infections have similar symptoms as the Ebola Virus Disease -- fever, diarrhea and vomiting -- Kenner Army Health Clinic medical personnel and Army Medicine want to emphasize that the risk of contacting EVD in the United States is extremely low.

  • Managing pre-diabetes

    Nov 6, 2014

    November is National Diabetes Month and health care professionals and educators are encouraging patients to learn more about this harmful medical condition as the first step to combating its damaging effects.

  • 9 tips to manage diabetes

    Nov 6, 2014

    Tips to manage the diabetes disease

  • Army Medicine's Ebola Response: Information for Beneficiaries

    Nov 6, 2014

    Army Medical Command releases a 13-page supplement to its monthly newsmagazine, MERCURY. The NOVEMBER edition special supplement provides beneficiaries with information and resources on the nation's Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) response and what they need to know to stay safe. The publication includes a Public Service Announcement from Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho and details what the Army has done to support the military's Total Force response to EVD in coordination with federal, state, and local agencies.

  • Reynolds Army Community Hospital staff focuses on healthy competition

    Nov 6, 2014

    In a move to improve their readiness and resilience, as well as their patients' fitness, Reynolds Army Community Hospital staff kicked off their 12-Week Performance Triad Health Challenge.

  • Army Contracting Command Soldier provides support in West Africa

    Nov 6, 2014

    Army Contracting Command Soldiers are on the ground in West Africa assisting in the fight to eradicate the deadly Ebola virus.

  • Army retiree walks Ten-Miler to raise awareness

    Nov 6, 2014

    More than 30,000 people ran the Army Ten-Miler Oct. 12, but only one walked the course sporting a purple cape.

  • At 106, local veteran ready for Veterans Day

    Nov 6, 2014

    Retired Lt. Col. Luta C. McGrath is older than the holiday she will commemorate Nov. 11, 2014, at Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • Unforgotten Grit -- A Civil War hero remembered

    Nov 6, 2014

    An Army reception for the family of Medal of Honor recipient 1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing in Arlington, Va., Nov. 5, 2014. Cushing distinguished himself during combat operations against an armed enemy in the vicinity of Cemetery Ridge, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on July 3, 1863. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller/Released)

  • 94th Training Division Master Fitness Trainer Instructors conduct Performance Triad program

    Nov 6, 2014

  • Chief of Staff Challenges Aviation Community on Class A Accident Rate

    Nov 5, 2014

    Aviation leaders and all rated and non-rated aircrew members have been issued this challenge by Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army: Reduce our manned aviation Class A mishap rate to below 1.0 per 100K flight hours. If we measured our Fiscal Year 14 results against this metric, we would have missed the mark because our mishap rate increased from last year's rate of 0.81 to this year's rate of 1.52.

  • Army Hawaii opens SHARP Resource Center, holds first summit

    Nov 4, 2014

    U.S. Army, Hawaii has moved a "step forward" by opening a SHARP Resource Center next to the U.S. Army Health Clinic, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Oct. 17, 2014.

  • Uncle and nephew put Family and mission first

    Nov 4, 2014

    RODRIGUEZ RANGE, South Korea -- The 2nd Battalion (Assault), 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade is well known for their ability to train with anyone at anytime across the peninsula. 2-2 Avn., also known as the Wild Card battalion, offers tactical speed, mobility and surprise to their patrons while conducting air assault operations utilizing UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.

  • Service members, civilians train to defend against infectious diseases

    Nov 4, 2014

    A team of experts from the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases taught Service members on how to use necessary equipment while working around infectious patients, Oct. 30, 2014, at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii.

  • Ebola Supplement from Army Medicine

    Nov 4, 2014

    Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Supplement from Army Medicine

  • MEDCOM's Health Promotion Team: Building Community Partnerships Through the Performance Triad

    Nov 4, 2014

    Health promotion is a key factor in the delivery of healthcare. The recent Joint-Base San Antonio (JBSA) Run for Life 5K and Health Expo is a success story of how Army Medical Command's (MEDCOM) Health Promotion Team continuously works to build community health partnerships that help raise awareness of critical health issues.

  • Ranger School - forging warriors for the future

    Nov 4, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson watches as Ranger candidates conduct the Combat Water Survival Assessment portion of Ranger school at Victory Pond, Fort Benning, Ga., Nov. 3, 2014. Maj. Gen. Austin S. Miller, the commanding general of the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Col. David G. Fivecoat, the commander of the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade, provided an overview and detailed explanation of the MCoE's mission and current and future requirements. (U.S. Army photos by Patrick Albright/Released)

  • Army Medicine's Total Force Engagement to Protect Beneficiaries

    Nov 4, 2014

    "We are prepared, capable, and composed to address the Ebola threat and deliver rapid response." Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) staff and Army Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) personnel are trained, equipped, and prepared to ensure Service Members, Families, Civilians, Contractors, and community stakeholders are informed, engaged, and ready to respond to a potential Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) patient arriving at any one of our treatment facilities.

  • Taking Care of Your Emotional Needs: Partner, Engage, and Communicate

    Nov 4, 2014

    The effect of crisis-induced stress and anxiety on organizational members and its beneficiaries are best mitigated when stakeholders seek fact-based information, establish effective communication systems and timely dissemination processes, and engage in collaborative behaviors that support a participatory culture that addresses the social and psychological needs of those affected.

  • Former Senior Leaders Help Shape the Future of Army Medicine

    Nov 3, 2014

    On Oct. 20, Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, the 43rd Army Surgeon General, hosted 45 former senior Army Medical Department (AMEDD) leaders known as the FASSL, or Former AMEDD Senior Strategic Leaders. In her invitation, Lt. Gen. Horoho asked for their valuable input on the role Army Medicine has in keeping the Army fit and resilient and how to create a System for Health for the Army that also influences the health of the nation. The challenge was clear -- she wanted more than lessons learned, but rather "visions unexplored, and perhaps previously unimagined."

  • CSM Daniel A. Dailey selected to be next Sergeant Major of the Army

    Nov 3, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno announced today that Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey will become the 15th sergeant major of the Army January 30, 2015.

  • Dealing with the hand you've been dealt

    Nov 3, 2014

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  • Pre-diabetes: Who is at risk?

    Nov 3, 2014

    It is important to find out early if you have pre-diabetes, because early treatment can prevent serious problems that diabetes can cause, such as loss of eyesight or kidney damage.

  • You can prevent the flu

    Nov 3, 2014

    By taking just a few steps, you can prevent the flu.

  • Prevent foodborne illness

    Nov 3, 2014

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 6 Americans get sick every year as a result of foodborne illness; 128,000 are hospitalized; and approximately 3,000 die of foodborne diseases.

  • Army Surgeon General's Veterans Day Safety Message

    Nov 3, 2014

    On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month of 1918, the world rejoiced and celebrated because a cease-fire agreement was signed with Germany, bringing an end to World War I. Since that day, November 11th has been set aside to honor America's Veterans for their patriotism and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the many freedoms we hold so dear.

  • Cooking up a new job at the 80th TASS Training Center

    Nov 1, 2014

    Too many cooks in the kitchen can sometimes cause problems, but for Soldiers going through the Food Service Specialist course offered by the 80th TASS Training Center, one more cook in the kitchen is a problem solver.

  • Dempsey, Battaglia explain rationale for post-Africa deployment Ebola Virus Disease monitoring

    Oct 31, 2014

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, his senior enlisted adviser, said they see the reintegration program troops will undergo upon return from Operation United Assistance as a move that fits the needs of service members and their families.

  • Fort raises domestic violence awareness with open house

    Oct 31, 2014

  • Chief salutes five with Outstanding Civilian Service Awards at Twilight Tattoo

    Oct 31, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno presented Outstanding Civilian Service Awards to five private sector men and women who have significantly helped Soldiers and their families through employment programs, financial aid assistance, adaptive sports rehabilitation and quality of life programs, during a special Twilight Tattoo to honor the five at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Oct. 30, 2014.

  • Army Sustainment Command assists in combating Ebola in West Africa

    Oct 30, 2014

    The U.S. Army Sustainment Command is providing direct support to Operation United Assistance to combat Ebola in West Africa. The command's Army Prepositioned Stocks program was tasked to assist in Operation United Assistance to provide 25 Force Provider Modules from assets stored in Livorno, Italy.

  • New sleep disorder discovered impacting combat Soldiers

    Oct 30, 2014

    The study of a series of patients at Madigan Army Medical Center, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, has led doctors to discover a new unique sleep-related condition impacting combat Soldiers called Trauma-associated Sleep Disorder.

  • Soldiers for Life, from Active Duty to Civilian

    Oct 30, 2014

    Soldiers have a unique opportunity when they decide they are ready to separate from the Army, whether after a one-year mobilization or after 20 years of service. Transitioning from active duty to civilian life signifies a career change few other capacities facilitate. To support Soldiers' success in this inevitable endeavor, the Army provides resources through the Soldier for Life -- Transition Assistance Program, formerly known as the Army Career and Alumni Program.

  • 414th CSB Supports the Fight Against Ebola

    Oct 30, 2014

    U.S. Army forces began deploying in late September in order to support the U.S. Agency for International Development mission to combat Ebola in West African nations and contracting officers were among the first to arrive.

  • Rader clinic staff rehearses for Ebola Virus Disease response

    Oct 30, 2014

    Doctors and nurses at Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, performed a drill Oct. 24, 2014, to better prepare health care providers in the event a patient suspected of contracting the Ebola Virus Disease shows up at the clinic.

  • MASCAL exercise tests hospital's ability to handle multiple trauma events

    Oct 30, 2014

    JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON -- Brooke Army Medical Center held a mass casualty exercise Oct. 22 to test the staff's ability to handle multiple trauma events within minutes of each other.

  • Army Commemorates Warrior Care Month, Honors Warrior Transition Command 5th Anniversary

    Oct 29, 2014

    This November, the Army honors wounded, ill and injured soldiers, veterans, their families and caregivers during Warrior Care Month. This year's theme is "Show of Strength."

  • "Always Smiling," Wheelchair Basketball Star Got His Start from Adaptive Reconditioning Activities

    Oct 29, 2014

    "He's bleeding, his hands are blistered, but he goes out there and gives it all he's got. He's a stand out guy," said Jermell Pennie, head coach for the Army team at the 2014 Warrior Games describing Staff Sgt. Brian Boone "He's always asking questions, trying to better himself. And he's always got a smile on his face."

  • New program prepares Soldiers for federal career opportunity

    Oct 28, 2014

    Four Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, Warrior Transition Brigade (WTB) graduated October 22 from a new program designed to assist WTB Soldiers transition from active duty to veteran status and find potential employment as Veteran Service Representatives at Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) offices nationwide.

  • 1st Area Medical Laboratory set to deploy to Liberia

    Oct 28, 2014

    The U.S. Army's one-of-a-kind expeditionary medical laboratory will depart for Liberia this week.

  • Army scientists striving to develop Ebola vaccine

    Oct 28, 2014

    No vaccines or drugs are available yet to protect people worldwide against Ebola Virus Disease, but two potential vaccines are in human safety testing, and scientists at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases were a critical part of their development.

  • MEDCOM Sergeants Major Pay Tribute at CSM Change of Responsibility

    Oct 28, 2014

    Five Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) sergeants major led the Formation of Troops representing ten MEDCOM regions and Army medical corps during the change of responsibility ceremony held Oct. 24, 2014, at Joint-Base Fort Sam Houston, Texas, for outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. (CSM) Donna A. Brock.

  • Army sets 21-day quarantine for Soldiers leaving West Africa

    Oct 28, 2014

    Army leaders have directed that Soldiers returning from Ebola-response efforts in West Africa go to a 21-day quarantine-like program.

  • "I'm a Soldier for Life." Brock Bids Farewell as MEDCOM CSM

    Oct 28, 2014

    More than 35 years of military medical service came to a close Oct. 24, as the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) said farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Donna A. Brock as she relinquished her responsibilities to incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald Ecker at a ceremony held at Joint-Base Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The ceremony was officiated by Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Army surgeon general and commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Command.

  • Helping Hawaii's homeless Veterans

    Oct 28, 2014

    Volunteers from Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), Schofield Barracks Health Clinic (SBHC), and 18th MEDCOM teamed up to help homeless veterans in need on October 25, 2014 at the Waianae Civic Center.

  • Groundbreaking ceremony marks beginning of construction of new medical center

    Oct 27, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell Jr. and German dignitaries broke ground Oct. 24, 2014, to signify the start of construction of the Rhine Ordnance Barracks Medical Center Replacement in Germany, which is scheduled to replace the U.S. Army's Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and the Ramstein Air Base Clinic.

  • 101st Airborne Division assumes Ebola response mission in Liberia

    Oct 27, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), assumed responsibility of Joint Forces Command -- United Assistance from Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, during a transfer-of-authority ceremony at Barclay Training Center in Monrovia, Liberia, Oct. 25, 2014.

  • Orient Shield 14 Medics Keep Soldiers Healthy

    Oct 27, 2014

    U.S. Army medical professionals have treated nearly 400 Soldiers since Oct. 1, in support of Orient Shield 14.

  • Asbestos can only pose danger when airborne

    Oct 27, 2014

    Many of the buildings on Fort Gordon contain asbestos, but they don't cause harm if left undisturbed, according to David Pickerell, garrison safety manager. Asbestos is potentially harmful only when crushed and inhaled.

  • Army develops app to determine body's water needs

    Oct 24, 2014

    Researchers from U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, and a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory, developed an app that will help unit leaders accurately predict water needs with the goal of minimizing the burden of water transport and sustaining hydration.

  • U.S. Army Africa chaplain delivers hope in Ebola-stricken Liberia

    Oct 24, 2014

    U.S. Army Africa Command Chaplain, Chaplain (Col.) Charles Reynolds, and his chaplain assistant, Staff Sgt. Chris Corbett, are in Liberia providing religious support to personnel from the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Centers for Disease Control and the United States Embassy.

  • Thousands of Hoosiers learn Army Corps of Engineers water safety tips at state's Outdoor Experience

    Oct 24, 2014

    Army Corps of Engineers teaches water safety with booth, life jacket demos and children's activities

  • WTB athletes win medals at Warrior, Invictus games

    Oct 24, 2014

    Eleven medals clung around the necks of three Fort Riley athletes as they discussed their experience at the Warrior Games, which was Sept. 28 to Oct. 4 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • Fort Detrick Motorcycle Riders Rev Up for Safety Preparation

    Oct 24, 2014

    As this year's motorcycle season gears down, Fort Detrick motorcycle riders should begin to prepare for next year's season by thinking about ways they can have a safer and more enjoyable riding experience.

  • Taking Cyber Security Seriously, and Personally

    Oct 24, 2014

    October's Nation-wide claim to fame is Halloween, but for years scary fantasy characters of the holiday, such as goblins and ghosts, have outshined another, more critical fear: cyber threats.

  • Expert Field Medical Badge Competition

    Oct 24, 2014

    Soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division compete to earn their Expert Field Medical Badge. Soldiers conduct tactical combat casualty care tasks, a written test, and many more casualty care tasks.

  • 1st AML to join international fight to subdue Ebola virus

    Oct 23, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The news that they would be tasked to aid the international response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa came as no surprise to the Soldiers of APG's 1st Area Medical Laboratory -- the unit has been preparing for this mission for weeks in anticipation of the president's commitment of the nation's military to join the fight to subdue the disease.

  • Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Think before posting on social media

    Oct 23, 2014

    Soldiers, their Family members and DOD civilian employees should be thoughtful about the content they post to online social media sites whether it is mission-related or not.

  • Dr. Biden thanks wounded troops, caregivers in San Antonio

    Oct 23, 2014

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, Oct. 23, 2014 -- Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, took a whirlwind tour of the Center for the Intrepid here yesterday, thanking wounded service members and caregivers for their service and sacrifice at each stop along the way.

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