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  • 10 things to know around the DoD for 2016

    Jan 7, 2016

    2016 will be a busy year throughout the Department of Defense. Staff writer Julia LeDoux shows us by providing this list of 10 things to know around the Defense Department in the New Year.

  • TRICARE Pharmacy copays change Feb. 1

    Jan 6, 2016

    Military pharmacies and TRICARE Pharmacy home delivery will remain the lowest cost pharmacy option for TRICARE beneficiaries when some TRICARE pharmacy copays change in 2016. On Feb. 1, 2016, most copays for prescription drugs at home delivery and retail network pharmacies will increase slightly.

  • Research consultant named Seattle 'Innovator of the Year'

    Jan 6, 2016

    The Western Regional Medical Command's research consultant was recently recognized for his collaborative efforts in health care during an awards ceremony in Seattle.

  • WRMC researcher discusses health care collaboration with Army, startups

    Jan 6, 2016

    Col. David McCune, research consultant, Western Regional Medical Command, recently had an opportunity to showcase Army medicine's research program during an annual event in Seattle.

  • BAMC earns The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval

    Jan 5, 2016

    Brooke Army Medical Center, which includes San Antonio Military Medical Center and its outlying clinics, has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval� for accreditation. The Joint Commission accredited BAMC under two standards, the hospital standard and the behavioral health standard. The three-year accreditation award recognizes BAMC's dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission's standards for health care quality and safety.

  • New residential treatment program opens in San Antonio

    Jan 5, 2016

    Overcoming addictions is the mission of the new program on San Antonio Military Medical Center's 7W. Called the Substance Use Disorder Residential Treatment Program, the chief of the unit, Army Maj. Sandra Shelmerdine, explained the rigorous six-week program designed to help patients overcome their addictions to alcohol or illicit drug use.

  • Hospital leaders reverse cycle to better connect with staff, patients

    Jan 5, 2016

    Brooke Army Medical Center leaders are adjusting their schedules to ensure they're connecting with staff and patients from dusk till dawn.

  • CRDAMC welcomes first baby of 2016

    Jan 4, 2016

    It's been said, "It all starts with a kiss." Well, in the case of Capt. Michael and Jessica Brennan nothing could be truer as their son became the first baby born at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in 2016. Colin James Brennan arrived at 3:58 a.m. on January 1.

  • Soldiers test robotics on 'battlefield'

    Jan 4, 2016

    Picture a hot summer day in Afghanistan, and a company of 25th Infantry Division Soldiers preparing to move to a new area of operation. Instead of using their legs and backs, these Soldiers are fortunate enough to have a small robot to help them on the battlefield.

  • We have a winner! Adrian Ellis: 1st baby born at GLWACH in 2016!

    Jan 2, 2016

    Adrian Ellis, born at 2:22 a.m. New Year's Day here at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital, is GLWACH's 1st baby of the New Year.

  • Make the most of Army support for a New You this New Year

    Dec 31, 2015

    As the calendar turns to a new year, a time-honored tradition has begun as many people's thoughts turn to making positive changes, most common among those changes are losing weight and becoming more fit.

  • Composing an End for John Frazier Glenn

    Dec 30, 2015

    Although stories are supposed to start at the beginning, this one starts at the end--the end of a brilliant 45-year career of faithful service to our country. But we'll soon discover that the beginning is pretty darn good as well.

  • Regional Health Command-Pacific, 2015 in Review

    Dec 30, 2015

    2015 was a monumental year for the Regional Health Command-Pacific (RHC-P); a year filled with transformation, development, growth and recommitment to excellence. The RHC-P will continue to be committed to excellence in the upcoming year.

  • Army family is real

    Dec 28, 2015

    The world has become a very cynical place. It has become so prevalent in my own life and in my career field that I have become convinced that along with a score of 107 or higher in the General-Technical section of the ASVAB and the ability to type 20 words per minute, cynicism is an additional requirement to enter into Army public affairs.

  • USAMMA Graduates New Class of Medical Logistics Management Interns

    Dec 28, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency hosted a graduation ceremony for the Medical Logistics Management Internship Program at Fort Detrick, Maryland, Dec. 17.

  • Fort Greely Army Medical Home opens

    Dec 28, 2015

    Fort Greely residents celebrated the official opening of the Fort Greely Army Medical Home during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of a standing room only crowd, Dec. 15.

  • Holiday Season Safety Message 2015

    Dec 23, 2015

    Over the coming weeks, our Nation will celebrate a variety of holidays that demonstrate the freedoms, diversity, and values that we, as part of the Department of Defense, work to protect. As we gather with our Families and friends this holiday season to honor traditions, reflect on the challenges and successes of 2015, and look with hope to 2016, please keep in mind the many Families with an empty seat at their table. Being part of the Army Family has inherent sacrifices, and it is especially important to remember those Families and their deployed loved ones during the holidays.

  • Western Regional Medical Command set to officially merge with Regional Health Command -- Pacific

    Dec 23, 2015

    After more than a year of planning and coordinating, the Western Regional Medical Command is scheduled to finalize its merger with the Regional Health Command-Pacific, on Jan. 8, 2016.

  • 2015 DoD Health Related Behaviors Survey Launches Worldwide

    Dec 22, 2015

    Active Duty service members will be randomly selected to represent their Service branch and complete an anonymous Health Related Behaviors Survey (HRBS). The survey, accessed online, takes about 40 minutes to complete.

  • Army team continues collaboration with NFL, Under Armour, GE for Head Health Challenge II

    Dec 21, 2015

    A U.S. Army Research Laboratory team of researchers was one of three awarded funding in the final phase of the National Football League, Under Armour and General Electric's Head Health Challenge II with a chance to receive up to $1 million toward head-protection research.

  • Medical experts look beyond drugs for sleep solutions

    Dec 21, 2015

    One in 20 active-duty Soldiers are on sleep medications, according to the Army Office of the Surgeon General "Health of the Force" report released this month. "These Soldiers are less likely to be medically ready to deploy," the report cautions.

  • Rose Parade to memorialize Fort Stewart Warrior Transition Unit Soldier and daughter

    Dec 21, 2015

    FORT STEWART, Ga. -- Any way you look at it, the events of that day were emotional. What began as a celebration of his anniversary ended with Sgt. 1st Class Ommy Irizarry and his daughter Oceana being killed in freak accident when a small plane crash-landed, July 27th, 2014 on the beach near Sarasota. With all tragedies that occur in life, those events left an indelible scar as Rebecca and Ava Irizarry struggle toward healing.

  • Ft. Irwin Weed Army Community Hospital hosts 2015 EFMB testing

    Dec 21, 2015

    The Weed Army Community Hospital (WACH) hosted and facilitated the testing and qualification of 122 Soldiers coming from posts across the United States seeking to earn the Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) Dec. 12 through 18 at the National Training Center (NTC). EFMB testing last took place on Fort Irwin in 2001.

  • Senior NCO overcomes medical setback to lead Soldiers

    Dec 20, 2015

    At 44 years old, 1st Sgt. Jon Otis has served in the U.S. Army for half of his life.

  • Army veterinarians capture injured owl

    Dec 18, 2015

    Army veterinarians capture injured owl in Texas.

  • Army Medical releases 'Health of Force' report card

    Dec 18, 2015

    This month, Army Medical Command released the first-ever Health of the Force report. The report provides a snapshot of the health of active-duty Soldiers on all major U.S.-based installations in 2014.

  • Tripler AMC Year in Review: healing heroes, change and innovation

    Dec 18, 2015

    The year 2015 was a year of change, innovation and heroes for the staff and beneficiaries of Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC). While there were too many accomplishments to list for publication, these are the TAMC highlights

  • Tips to handle holiday food temptations

    Dec 17, 2015

  • Spouses's weight loss the difference between Night and Day

    Dec 17, 2015

    Losing weight can be a frustrating journey. Those pursuing a thinner figure are bombarded with ads for magic pills and quick weight-loss schemes that simply don't work. No one knows this better than Kari Griesbach, a military spouse and working mother of three sharesher personal journey battling obesity with the hope of inspiring others.

  • Armed Services Blood Program's Blood Drive comes to West Point

    Dec 17, 2015

    The Armed Services Blood Program, with the support of Keller Army Community Hospital, will hold a Blood Drive on January 11 -- 14, 2016, at Eisenhower Hall, West Point, N.Y. The drive will be held January 11-13, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and January 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and is open to the public.

  • Rested Soldiers perform better in battle, experts say

    Dec 17, 2015

    Sgt. 1st Class Alonzo Howard said he has but one regret: that he didn't know the effects sleep deprivation have on combat effectiveness

  • Army Surgeon General Retires: Transformed Healthcare Culture in Army

    Dec 17, 2015

    The Surgeon General of the Army, Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, retired on Dec. 15, 2015, after a distinguished career of more than 30 years. The ceremony, which was held in Conmy Hall, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, was hosted by Gen. Mark Milley. Horoho has worked to transform Army healthcare from a health care system to a system for health that proactively promotes health and wellness.

  • USAMRMC's Reifman Recognized with Second Presidential Rank Award

    Dec 17, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's Dr. Jaques Reifman has been selected to receive the Presidential Rank Award's Meritorious Executive Award for the second time in his government career.

  • Doctor comforts patients through music

    Dec 17, 2015

    The patient was just too agitated to stay in his bed. A World War II veteran with dementia, he kept changing out of his gown and trying to leave the inpatient floor. Capt. Edwin Choi, the doctor on call, couldn't give him a sedative - it wouldn't react well with the man's dementia - but what he could do was play the guitar for him. So he spent an hour strumming classical music tunes as well as the songs of John Denver, the Beatles, the Eagles, and the Penguins, until the 82-year-old veteran fell asleep.

  • Madigan doctor named top physician

    Dec 17, 2015

    For the second year running, a Madigan doctor earned the honor of receiving the Military Health System Junior Army Female Physician Leadership Award. Lt. Col. Cristin Mount, the chief of Madigan Army Medical Center's Department of Medicine, received the Department of Defense award on Dec. 3 in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Army directive provides more accommodation to breastfeeding Soldiers during field training

    Dec 17, 2015

    New Army policy provides more prescriptive guidance to commanders pertaining to their support of Soldiers who choose to continue breastfeeding or express milk upon returning to duty.

  • JBM-HH sings its way into Advent season

    Dec 17, 2015

    In only their second week of celebrating and remembering the birth and return of the Messiah (Advent), congregants gathered at Memorial Chapel on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Dec. 10 to celebrate the holiday season.

  • Joint base firefighters train to avert disaster

    Dec 17, 2015

    The UH-60 Lima Black Hawk came into view Dec. 9 in the skies over Fort McNair just as the sirens from two Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall fire trucks sounded.

  • Show goes on for WTB Soldier

    Dec 17, 2015

    "The show must go on" is a 19th century circus saying for when an animal got loose, or a performer was injured. The ringmaster would quickly start up his banter about the next act, so that the audience wouldn't panic and to divert their attention. For one Warrior Transition Battalion Soldier this saying strikes close to home. When Spc. Daniel Davis joined the Army eight years ago his plans were to make it a career. But his path changed after a few deployments.

  • Camp Zama schools reaffirm commitments with military units

    Dec 17, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Dec. 18, 2015) -- U.S. Army Japan senior leaders and U.S. Army Garrison Japan school administrators reaffirmed their unit-school commitments to the USAG Japan Adopt-a-School Program by signing charters Nov. 24 at the Camp Zama Community Club.

  • Dog Center Europe treats canine casualty

    Dec 16, 2015

    When Military Working Dog Rocky and his handler were severely injured by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan recently, veterinary treatment teams from the Dog Center Europe were called into action to provide critical care to the wounded canine after both the wounded soldier and his dog were evacuated from theater.

  • Researchers evaluate true effects of hearing loss for Soldiers

    Dec 16, 2015

    Army Medicine audiology researchers are studying how hearing loss affects Soldier performance on the battlefield, giving commanders a better understanding of real-world limitations, and helping create a new, more realistic, standard for hearing profiles.

  • IACH smoking cessation program helps Soldier kick the habit

    Dec 16, 2015

    Pvt. Hunter Chubb had already quit smoking. Basic Combat Training left him no choice. "That was a good thing," said the preventive medicine specialist with the Fort Riley Public Health Department. "I came to appreciate my new found freedom." Weeks after completing boot camp his freedom was cut short. A friend introduced him to the electronic cigarette. It wasn't the first time he'd seen the device. But there was something different.

  • Army Surgeon General Retires to Acclaim, Fanfare

    Dec 16, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, The Surgeon General and Commander US Army Medical Command, passes in review of the 3rd US Infantry Regiment. Horoho retired on Dec. 15, 2015, after a distinguished career of more than 30 years. The ceremony, which was held in Conmy Hall, Fort Meyer, Virginia, was hosted by the Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Mark Milley. "She is the embodiment of all I expect in senior leaders." Milley said, "My hat is off to you."

  • Military and Cleveland Clinic leaders discuss healthcare challenges

    Dec 15, 2015

    The Cleveland Clinic and U.S. Army Cleveland Medical Recruiting Center held a healthcare forum on the 97th Anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War I.

  • Milley: Many Soldiers alive today because of Horoho

    Dec 15, 2015

    "I was there [in Afghanistan] to witness her performance, and it was incredible. There are many, many lives today that would not be living without the efforts of Patty Horoho," said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley during a retirement review for Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho.

  • CCAD's IT Operations Chief Retires

    Dec 14, 2015

    An instrumental leader and mentor in computers and technology, Corpus Christi Army Depot's IT Operations and Systems Division Chief, Trent Moore retires with 34 years of civilian service, December 24, 2015.

  • Mold exposure increases risk of respiratory disease

    Dec 14, 2015

    People are concerned about the effect of mold on their health. What are the real risks to our health from mold? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Institute of Medicine/ National Academy of Sciences, the World Health Organization and Health Canada all agree that living or working in a building with mold may result in increased risk of respiratory disease.

  • Reynolds Army Community Hospital session teaches leaders about Soldier readiness

    Dec 14, 2015

    Fort Sill conducted a Soldier Readiness Campaign development session Dec. 2, to increase communication between command teams and readiness support services that provide commanders a greater snapshot of potential readiness and other risk factors of their Soldiers.

  • Flight medic departs for fifth deployment

    Dec 11, 2015

    Nearly 100 years ago, young American men were leaving farms across America, joining every branch of the military to fight in World War I. One-third of Americans lived on a farm during the first decades of the 20th century, so nearly every squad of Soldiers had farmers in it.

  • New commander ready to lead Army's largest medical region

    Dec 11, 2015

  • Army Basic Instructor Course makes teachers out of trainers

    Dec 11, 2015

    Soldiers who attend the Army Basic Instructor Course are usually experienced trainers, but many have difficulty translating their training skills to the classroom.

  • USAMRICD's community outreach renovates Edgewood Elementary School reading room

    Dec 11, 2015

    Since its inception, the Community Outreach Program at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense at Aberdeen Proving Ground has embraced Edgewood Elementary School and completed a variety of projects to help its students. The program's latest project, a renovation of the school's Ben Carson Reading Room, was unveiled Dec. 2 with a traditional ribbon cutting and open house.

  • Maj. Gen. Nadja West confirmed as 44th Army Surgeon General

    Dec 11, 2015

    The Senate confirmed Thursday Maj. Gen. Nadja West to serve as the new Army Surgeon General and Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM). With the appointment as the 44th Surgeon General, West picks up a third star to become the Army's first black female to hold the rank of lieutenant general.

  • Tips in buying toys

    Dec 10, 2015

    Tips to help you choose safe and appropriate toys for your child this holiday season.

  • Kenner captain elected to college hall of fame

    Dec 10, 2015

  • Updated Noncommissioned Officer Evaluation Report rating forms available online

    Dec 10, 2015

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command announced Monday the availability of the DA Form 2166-9 series, the revised Noncommissioned Officer Evaluation Report, and its activation in the web-based Evaluation Entry System.

  • Army Medical Command Releases First Ever Health Of The Force Report

    Dec 10, 2015

    The Office of the Army Surgeon General has released the inaugural Health of the Force (HOF) report which provides a snapshot of the health of active duty Soldiers on U.S. based installations in 2014.

  • 618th Dental Command Assists Local Retirees

    Dec 10, 2015

    The 618th Dental Command Team sponsored a Retiree Appreciation Day. More than 30 Soldiers from Area I and Area II of the 618th Dental Command Area Support Korea came together on Dec. 5, 2015 at Yongsan Army Garrison Dental Clinic #2 to volunteer their time by providing free cleanings and examinations to more than 100 retirees and their spouses.

  • WRMC welcomes new commander

    Dec 9, 2015

    Major General Thomas R. Tempel Jr. relinquished command of the Western Regional Medical Command to incoming commander Col. Christopher A. Gruber during a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Nov. 24.

  • Mouthguards: Protecting your teeth won't make you a wuss

    Dec 9, 2015

    Tooth loss or other mouth injuries that can be prevented with a mouthguard can be painful, expensive to fix, result in lost time from work and physical activity and even cause permanent facial disfigurement. Mouthguards have been studied in different military and sports settings and proven to substantially reduce the risk of these injuries.

  • Army Reserve, National Guard SLC students volunteer to help less fortunate service members

    Dec 9, 2015

    Twenty three Army Reserve and National Guard students enrolled in the 94th Training Division's Quartermaster Senior Leadership Course, took time out of their grueling 17 week class schedule to help the nonprofit Holiday Helper Association Toy Store prepare for the holidays. The students assembled 30 toy bicycles in an hour and they also helped beautify and organize the all-volunteer run facility in preparation of the association's annual open house, scheduled for Dec. 11, and two Christmas shopping days scheduled for Dec. 15 and 16, 2015.

  • Keeping your eyes on the road

    Dec 8, 2015

    Distracted drivers are also menaces on the road. Please practice attentive driving

  • Public Health Soldier excels at Exercise Fearless Guardian

    Dec 7, 2015

    Multinational training and security cooperation events give Soldiers the opportunity to collaborate and strengthen relationships with partner nations, but a recent training event also gave one Public Health Command Europe Soldier the chance to visit her homeland.

  • Holiday shopping tips to keep you safe and secure

    Dec 4, 2015

    Shopping during the holiday season may present unique dangers and people can become victims of theft and other holiday crimes. Take precautions, so you can have a safe and secure holiday shopping season!

  • Submission window for dozen Army fellowship programs closes Dec. 30

    Dec 4, 2015

    Dec. 30 submission deadlines are fast approaching for a dozen Army fellowship opportunities managed by the U.S. Army Human Resources Command.

  • Maj. Gen. Tempel assumes command of Regional Health Command Central - Provisional

    Dec 4, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Barbara R. Holcomb relinquished command of Regional Health Command Central -Provisional to Maj. Gen. Thomas R. Tempel, Jr. during a change of command ceremony at the U.S. Army Medical Department Museum Amphitheater, Friday, Dec. 4.

  • Kenner Connection: Don't leave home without it

    Dec 3, 2015

    Before heading out of town for the holidays, Kenner Army Health Clinic reminds beneficiaries of the procedures for traveling with TRICARE Prime.

  • KAHC receives Army Safety Excellence Award streamer

    Dec 3, 2015

    Kenner Army Health Clinic earns the Army Safety Excellence award for the clinic's aggresive accident prevention activities over the past year. Receiving the award is the latest step in Kenner's journey to becoming a High Reliability Organization.

  • 5th International State-of-the-Science Meeting Focuses on CTE

    Dec 3, 2015

    Approximately 120 of the top subject matter experts in the area of brain health and blast injuries convened in McLean, Virginia, Nov. 3 for the 5th International State-of-the-Science meeting.

  • State-of-the-Science Meeting Addresses CTE: Insights from the Contact Sports Community Highlighted

    Dec 3, 2015

    Drawing increasingly more public and media attention every day, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, continues to garner substantial public concern for the potential neurodegenerative effects of repeated head trauma. With the at-risk population expanding to include a much wider demographic than originally thought, CTE is taking its toll on not only professional athletes, football players, hockey players and wrestlers, but it may also impact our military veterans as well; especially those who have a history of repeated blast exposure. Because of this parallel with the sports community, a topic of interest at the 5th International State-of-the-Science Meeting Nov. 3-5 in McLean, Virginia, was research connecting CTE to repeated head trauma sustained during play in contact sports; this was addressed repeatedly by subject matter experts in attendance. Indeed, participation by these experts was essential to the mission of the meeting.

  • USAMMDA Hosts Native American Heritage Observance

    Dec 3, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity hosted a Native American Indian Observance at Fort Detrick's Community Activities Center Nov. 20.

  • Operation Supply Drop Donates Video Games to Burn Center for Rehab Therapy

    Dec 3, 2015

    Video games are proving to be effective physical and occupational therapy tools throughout rehabilitation centers. Until recently, burn patients at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, did not have that option, but now thanks to a generous donation Nov. 18 by Operation Supply Drop, video games will be available for rehab patients.

  • Burn Flight Team Uses CRRT During Transport

    Dec 3, 2015

    Since 1952, the Burn Flight Team from the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, has deployed throughout the world to provide burn care and transport patients to the Burn Center. The burn critical care provided by the six-person team during transport has been crucial in saving the lives of hundreds of burn patients from on and off the battlefield.

  • Platelet donor visits Fort Bragg as part of cross-country quest

    Dec 3, 2015

    Al Whitney first donated blood in 1965. He's still at it today. It started out pretty simply. He saw a sign in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, emblazoned with two words -- donate blood. So, he did.

  • Womack conducts mass casualty exercise

    Dec 3, 2015

    Womack Army Medical Center conducted an exercise after hours Dec. 2 to test the capabilities of its staff and identify areas for improvement to better prepare for a large influx of patients within a short time period due to a mass casualty event.

  • Horoho relinquishes command of MEDCOM

    Dec 3, 2015

    Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho relinquished command of the U.S. Army Medical Command Dec. 3, after serving four years in command.

  • Army Surgeon General honored by Japanese Army

    Dec 2, 2015

    U.S. Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, was honored with the Japanese Medal of Defense Cooperation award by Japanese Army Surgeon General, Maj. Gen. Satoshi Suzuki on Dec. 2, 2015.

  • Warrior Transition cadre recognized for commitment, excellence

    Dec 2, 2015

    Regional Health Command-Atlantic (Provisional) Soldiers and civilians were recognized for their dedication to the wounded, ill, and injured warriors and their Families as part of the Warrior Transition Command Cadre of Excellence Award program during November's Warrior Care Month.

  • Fort Hood WTB partners with USO to energize, inspire during military caregivers' seminar

    Dec 2, 2015

    Fort Hood caregivers learned new techniques to eash the stress of taking care of wounded, injured or ill military spouse, thanks to the Fort Hood USO who partnered with the Warrior Transition Brigade during a one-day caregivers seminar. More than 60 attended the seminar that included topics unique to the military such as how marriage dynamics change when a spouse is wounded or injured, the importance of caring for the caregiver and the role of caregivers in helping service members cope with service-related moral injures.

  • Intern Fair opens opportunities for transitioning Soldiers

    Dec 2, 2015

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Operation War Fighter kicked off November's Warrior Care Month with an Opportunities Fair at the Soldier and Family Assistance Center Nov. 3.

  • Patient makes post-stroke strides at brain injury clinic

    Dec 1, 2015

    The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service is a one-stop shop for patients with brain injuries such as strokes, aneurisms, tumors and severe traumatic brain injuries.

  • Military, medical leaders join for community dinner to discuss health in the Puget Sound region

    Nov 27, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Stephen Lanza, I Corps commanding general; Maj. Gen. Thomas R. Tempel, former Western Regional Medical Command commanding general and Puget Sound Military Health System market manager, Navy Capt. Denise Holdridge, acting Puget Sound MHS market manager and chief operating officer along with chief executives and leaders from the local medical community raise their glasses for a toast during a community leader dinner Nov. 19 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Among the topics of dinner conversation were optimizing and partnering to improve health in the Puget Sound region.

  • CSM ends tenure at WRMC, looks back on 32 years of service

    Nov 27, 2015

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- The U.S. Army's Western Regional Medical Command bid farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Marshall L. Huffman and welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Tabitha A. Gavia as the command's senior enlisted advisor Nov. 18 at the French Theater on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

  • Proper storage, preparation among essential ingredients of holiday meals

    Nov 25, 2015

    Kenner Army Healht Clinic reminds patients and staff to follow cooking and preparation tips when preparing meals during the upcoming holiday season. Many food borne illnesses are preventable if simple measures are taken to protect themselves and their families.

  • Army Chief of Staff tours new Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood

    Nov 25, 2015

    Gen. Mark Milley, U. S. Army Chief of Staff, got a first-hand look at the new Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Nov. 24.

  • Health, wellness facility marks grand opening

    Nov 25, 2015

    A new Brooke Army Medical Center facility aimed at promoting health and wellness opened for business on main post Nov. 20.

  • Ready for Black Friday?

    Nov 25, 2015

    AAFES and MCX: Competitive pricing strategies available Black Friday through Cyber Monday, beyond.

  • Fort Carson MEDDAC restructures

    Nov 25, 2015

    Army Medicine is transforming to better support Army Force 2025 and beyond. And, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity- Fort Carson and its Evans Army Community Hospital are leading the way in those changes. The changes include a reorganization of the Army Medical Command organizational structure from five Regional Medical Commands to four multi-disciplinary Regional Health Commands. Also, the command team structure is also being standardized in Army medical activities' hospitals and clinics.

  • The Army Learning Model is right on the money

    Nov 25, 2015

    Sgt. 1st Class Marion Fox stands in front of his class explaining the finer points of master data elements in the Defense Travel System and the Army's General Fund Enterprise Business System during phase one of the 94th Training Division's Finance Senior Leaders Course at Fort Dix, N.J. The FSLC is designed to improve students' practical skills in the field of Army finance, so learning to navigate between DTS and GFEBS is an essential component of ensuring that soldiers get the money they're owed.

  • The Quality of a Leader

    Nov 24, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity sponsored a Lunch and Learn seminar on leadership, featuring guest speaker Col. Arthur Athens, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (ret.) and the director for the Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy. Athens spoke to the group about leadership in terms of Back to the Basics: The Fundamentals of Extraordinary Leadership.

  • Medical Readiness Assessment Tool (MRAT)

    Nov 24, 2015

    The Medical Readiness Assessment Tool (MRAT) is a cloud-based, three-applications-in-one electronic decision support and screening tool that allows U.S. Army clinicians and non-clinician leaders to more proactively maintain Soldier readiness.

  • Well-Child Visits Promote Thriving, Resilient Children

    Nov 24, 2015

    A happy child may not necessarily equal a healthy child. Playful and smiley children could be masking developmental conditions hard to detect by the average parent. "Well-Child visits are designed to catch those conditions early and refer children for intervention or early childhood special education," said Dr. Eva Ewers, a pediatrician with Irwin Army Community Hospital (IACH).

  • Taking the Next Leap -- Tobacco Free Living

    Nov 24, 2015

    About five months ago the last smoking shack on the Irwin Army Community Hospital campus closed -- for good. Although the ban on smoking in federal government buildings has been in force since 1997, Army Medicine is now taking the next step.

  • 80th Training Command Soldier captures USARC Instructor of the Year competition

    Nov 24, 2015

    Two weeks after Staff Sgt. Jadrian Whitfield won the 80th Training Command Instructor of the Year competition in the enlisted category, the human intelligence collector instructor has captured the IOY title at the Army Reserve Command level. She said, while winning the competition is rewarding, being an instructor allows her as a leader to help fellow Soldiers learn and grow into confident and competent professionals.

  • 121 Combat Support Hospital Soldiers Assist Reservists With Medical Soldier Readiness Process

    Nov 24, 2015

    Soldiers from the 121st Combat Support Hospital, Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital (BAACH) in Yongsan Army Garrison, South Korea took time out to assist the 658th Regional Support Group (RSG) with completing their medical Soldier Readiness Process (SRP).

  • Medical Soldiers earn Excellence in Competition badge in rifle match

    Nov 23, 2015

    Medical Soldiers earn Excellence in Competition badge in rifle match

  • NCO inducted in the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club

    Nov 23, 2015

    Friends, noncommissioned officers, military leaders, members of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club and family members gathered in Bldg. 902, 32nd Medical Brigade on Nov. 6, to witness Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Mollett, Headquarters, 264th Medical Battalion, 32nd Medical Brigade, US Army Medical Department Center and School, Army Health Readiness Center of Excellence, become the newest member of the prestigious US Army Medical Command Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.

  • Second Hand Smoke May Cause Tooth Decay In Children

    Nov 23, 2015

    Tooth decay is the most common chronic infectious disease of childhood in the U.S., affecting 42 percent of children ages 2 to 11.

  • Rader Clinic seeks to reverse 'tobacco culture'

    Nov 23, 2015

    Nov. 19 was the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout, a day when tobacco users vow to stop using tobacco or develop a serious plan to quit. But for some Soldiers and Marines, being bombarded with life-altering statistics and a national day of awareness isn't enough to do either.