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  • Trusted Agents: Attending to Army casualties, survivors

    Jun 29, 2015

    The order of service is always the same: a eulogy for the deceased, three volleys of rifle fire and the sounding of taps followed by the solemn presentation of a folded flag to a grieving widow, mother or father.

  • PRMC Command Team visits Bangladesh Army Leaders

    Jun 29, 2015

    The Command Team from the Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC), Brig Gen. Patrick Sargent and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Luciano spend some time in Bangladesh, June 22-26, 2015, to meet with senior Bangladesh Army Leaders; using Army Medicine's abilities to strengthen PRMC and USARPAC's relationships with Partner Nations throughout the Pacific.

  • U.S. Army Europe on display at Rheinland-Pfalz Tag

    Jun 28, 2015

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve's 7th Civil Support Command and several active-duty units from U.S. Army Europe 's 21st Theater Sustainment Command took part in the annual Rheinland-Pfalz state fair in Ramstein-Miesenbach.

  • Kiribati nursing student saves child's life during Pacific Partnership 15

    Jun 26, 2015

    Less than two weeks after completing an eight-hour basic lifesaving course, third-year nursing student Abbie Hinneifa used CPR to save the life of a young boy.

  • Rising temps increase risk of heat injuries

    Jun 26, 2015

    As summer temperatures rise into the 90s on a regular basis, heat is becoming a serious risk factor with any outdoor activities.

  • Independence Day Holiday Safety 2015

    Jun 26, 2015

    We are proud to call America our home and blessed to live in a Nation of unmatched freedom and opportunity. I encourage you to reflect on the values we hold and the freedoms we cherish as we celebrate our Nation's 239th Birthday.

  • Army Reserve Emergency Department Nurse: Aric Balahadia

    Jun 26, 2015

    Aric Balahadia's life is exactly where he wants it. He has a career as an emergency department nurse for a large Veterans Affairs hospital and he has just joined the U.S. Army Reserve.

  • IDES & Medical Readiness: For the Health of the Force

    Jun 26, 2015

    The Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) Service Line (SL) is charged with ensuring a consistent Service member experience, with standardized processes and measurements that provides transparency of IDES performance across the IDES to all stakeholders.

  • Team Army sails to victory on and off the court

    Jun 26, 2015

    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va - For Catrin Lara, every father's day is special.

  • Madigan bridges gap for behavioral patients

    Jun 26, 2015

    For some, war memories tumble out without warning, disrupting otherwise normal moments in their lives. Others need the tools to change how they're approaching the world, since their current approach just isn't working. Yet others still need a spiritual nudge, a reminder that there may be room in their spiritual beliefs for forgiveness, if needed, and that the spirit can provide inspiration and hope to heal the mind.

  • Madigan earns environmental honors

    Jun 26, 2015

    The green efforts of Madigan Army Medical Center earned it the honor of being awarded the Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award in May.

  • Kenner Army Health Clinic welcomes new commander

    Jun 25, 2015

    Members of the Kenner Army Health Clinic Honor Guard post the colors June 19, 2015, during a change of command ceremony at Wylie Hall, Fort Lee, Virginia. Lt. Col. Brett H. Venable assumes command of Kenner Army Health Clinic from outgoing Commander, Col. Thomas S. Bundt

  • Remember to stay hydrated

    Jun 25, 2015

    Water makes up more than half of your body weight. You lose water each day when you go to the bathroom, sweat, and even when you breathe. You lose water even faster when the weather is really hot, or when you are physically active. Kenner reminds eveyone of the need to replace the water you lose, or you risk the potential of becoming dehydrated.

  • FDA clears new traumatic brain injury assessment device

    Jun 25, 2015

    A new handheld medical device for analyzing brain injuries has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA. In May 2015, the Ahead 200 was cleared by the FDA to help clinicians assess mildly-presenting head trauma patients.

  • Fireworks now legal in Georgia, remain prohibited on post

    Jun 25, 2015

    Although the use of fireworks on Fort Gordon remains prohibited, as of July 1, certain fireworks are now legal in the state of Georgia. Legal fireworks include sparklers and similar non-explosive fireworks. The sale and use of most types of fireworks, including firecrackers, skyrockets and cherry bombs, are still illegal in Georgia and punishable by a maximum fine of up to $1,000 and up to one year in jail.

  • Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center becomes tobacco-free medical campus

    Jun 25, 2015

    In a move to demonstrate its commitment to promote healthier lifestyles for its beneficiaries, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center will implement a tobacco-free policy for the hospital and all outlying clinics and facilities.

  • Operating Room Soldiers test teambuilding skills

    Jun 24, 2015

    Soldiers from Keller Army Community Hospital's Operating Room participated in the Leaders' Reaction Course (LRC) June 13.

  • Fort Gordon Warrior Transition Battalion welcomes new commander

    Jun 24, 2015

    The Fort Gordon Warrior Transition Battalion said farewell to its outgoing commander, Lt. Col Denise Walker, and welcomed its newest leader Lt. Col. Eugene Maxwell, in a change of command ceremony on June 19, 2015, at the Fort Gordon Reserve Center.

  • Humanitarian assistance projects provide disaster relief in Nepal

    Jun 24, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently completed two humanitarian assistance construction projects that are now providing critical support services to the population of Kathmandu, Nepal, in the wake of the deadly earthquakes that struck in April and May.

  • Winn Army Community Hospital recognized with Safety Star

    Jun 24, 2015

    During a special ceremony June 24th, Winn Army Community Hospital, United States Army Medical Activity (MEDDAC), Fort Stewart, Ga., was recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for superior excellence in health and worker safety and awarded the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Status; designating the base as a Star site within the Department of Defense (DoD).

  • Faith transforms amputee

    Jun 24, 2015

    "I must have been a bit confused at first," said medically retired U.S. Army Spc. Haywood Range, a competitor in the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games, as he described the first moments of alertness after the rollover incident that caused him to lose a limb.

  • Booking appointments at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center

    Jun 24, 2015

    How to book appointments at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center and what you should expect as a beneficiary.

  • Eisenhower Army Medical Center goes Tobacco Free

    Jun 24, 2015

    The Eisenhower Army Medical Center will become a tobacco free facility on June 30, 2015, in order to encourage healthier choices and protect those working in and receiving care at the medical center. The new policy applies to all employees, patients, and visitors and bans the use of all nicotine products, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco, chewing tobacco, and electronic cigarettes, on the EAMC Campus and outlying buildings.

  • Sharing smiles: Red Cross volunteers receive thanks

    Jun 23, 2015

    The American Red Cross honored Fort Bragg ARC volunteers for their service at an appreciation luncheon at the Fort Bragg Conference and Catering Center, June 16.

  • Trauma registry yields significant increase in traumatic injury survival rates

    Jun 23, 2015

    Trauma care, within the Department of Defense, is a continuous and enduring mission in peacetime or wartime. Recent improvements in the delivery of trauma care in-theater have resulted in a case fatality rate of less than 10 percent.

  • Army civilian hopes life-saving actions raise awareness, increase participation

    Jun 23, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- A packaging specialist here recently received a Commander's Award for Public Service for frequently giving the gift of life.

  • Lifesaving under stress: New York Army National Guard Soldiers learn combat aid under pressure

    Jun 23, 2015

    The medic was yelling. "What are you waiting for?" Sgt. Michael Madison bellowed. "This soldier is bleeding out! What's taking so long?" Madison, a medic with the 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters Support Company, and a Hudson, New York, resident, was yelling at soldiers during the last day of their combat lifesaver course. The course trained soldiers to give medical aid during combat. To pass, soldiers must give aid to a mock victim as Madison yelled at them. "If he dies, you will have to take his daughter down the aisle, and everyone will know he won't be there for his daughter because you let him die!" Madison yelled. "Do you want that on your conscience?"

  • Surgeon General showcases Army Medicine for Civilian Aides to Secretary of the Army

    Jun 23, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, the Army surgeon general, hosted a group of Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston June 16-17 to discuss the role Army Medicine plays and how it affects the lives of Soldiers, veterans, retirees and their families.

  • Team Army Continues Winning Ways in Wheelchair Basketball

    Jun 22, 2015

    The Team Army wheelchair basketball team closed out its first day at the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games by beating the team from the United Kingdom, 31-23. The competition at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, was held on June 20.

  • Team Army Rebounds Against Special Operations Command in DoD Warrior Games

    Jun 22, 2015

    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. -- The Team Army wheelchair basketball team showed its resilience by beating Special Operations Command, 39-22, in their fourth game at the 2015 DoD Warrior Games. Saturday's games determine seeding for the final tournament. The competition at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, was held on June 20.

  • WRMC joins veterans, Korean communities commemorating 65 years of partnership

    Jun 22, 2015

    More than 300 people from the local veteran, military and Korean communities turned out Saturday, June 20, here to recognize the beginning of a long and enduring relationship between two countries.

  • Eisenhower graduates Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

    Jun 22, 2015

    The Eisenhower Army Medical Center held a graduation ceremony for the U.S. Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing on June 19, at the medical center.

  • Eisenhower Army Medical Center passes Joint Commission Inspection

    Jun 22, 2015

    The Eisenhower Army Medical Center successfully completed an unannounced Joint Commission reaccreditation survey on June 12.

  • Army Wheelchair Team drops game to Marines at DoD Warrior Games

    Jun 20, 2015

    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. -- Team Army ran into a roadblock falling to the Marines 52-30 in wheelchair basketball at the 2015 DoD Warrior Games. Today's games determine seeding for the final tournament. The competition at Marine Corps Base Quantico was held on June 20.

  • Physical therapists part of interdisciplinary team helping DOD Warrior Games athletes

    Jun 19, 2015

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The athletes and coaches have arrived. Team Army is ready for the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games, and by their side is a robust team of support staff, including physical therapists.

  • Archery propels Army reservist towards successful life trajectory

    Jun 19, 2015

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote "Nothing external to you has any power over you." It's a lesson in personal growth that Capt. Joe Colón Jr., parachute rigger out of Fort Bragg and archery finalist in the June 19-29 Warrior Games, learned bit by bit over the course of transitioning after a jump injury.

  • Future of 68W'S, educated and ready

    Jun 19, 2015

    Seven 68W Combat Medics graduated from the new Advanced Emergency Medical Technician course that is currently being conducted at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center June 4. The program is one of only two U.S. Army installations that are currently offering the course.

  • EFMP enrollment vital to family readiness

    Jun 18, 2015

    Military Families with a special needs Family member, also known as an Exceptional Family Member (EFM), often require additional help in meeting the EFM's needs. To support Families with special needs at Fort Lee, Virginia, Kenner Army Health Clinic offers a comprehensive, coordinated, multi-agency program that provides community support, housing, medical, educational, and personnel services to military Families with an EFM.

  • SMDC Command Surgeon Office serves community

    Jun 18, 2015

    SMDC Command Surgeon Office serves community

  • Cox targets gold during Warrior Game

    Jun 18, 2015

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Army Spc. Laurel Cox often describes herself as a free spirit, but a few minutes with her, and her self-description seems anything but that.

  • Medical graduates urged to train outside comfort zone

    Jun 17, 2015

    To continue pursuing a self-directed medical education and to acquire knowledge and training outside their comfort zone was the advice given to the William Beaumont Army Medical Center's Graduate Medical Education Class by Dr. (Col.) Philip J. Belmont, orthopedic surgery consultant to the U.S. Army Surgeon General, during their graduation ceremony here Saturday.

  • Three head east in search of gold at Quantico

    Jun 16, 2015

    Three Soldiers from the Fort Carson Warrior Transition Battalion have headed east in search of gold during the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games. The Warrior Games showcases the skills and celebrates the triumphs and personal courage of 270 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans from all military branches and our partners in the British Armed Forces. The games are being held June 18 to 28 at Marines Corps Base Quantico, Vir.

  • Kentucky Medics train for Afghanistan

    Jun 16, 2015

    NORTH FORT HOOD, Texas -- A female Soldier sits on a bench along the inside of a green Army ambulance. Even though it's mid-day, it is almost pitch black in the confined space of the ambulance.

  • Medical research unit leaving Europe

    Jun 15, 2015

    The U.S. Army's premier medical research unit for behavioral health in Europe is relocating to Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wash., effective June 30.

  • Celebrity Chef Irvine inducted into Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3)

    Jun 15, 2015

    The host of the reality television show Restaurant Impossible, Chef Robert Irvine, served as guest of honor and was inducted into the Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3) by the Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, during the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Army Birthday Ball held in San Antonio, Texas on June 13.

  • Soldier finds new ways to take flight

    Jun 14, 2015

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Chief Warrant Officer 3 Timothy Sifuentes has flown more than 2,300 hours and completed nearly 1,000 combat missions in an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter. The pilot acknowledged that flying is a part of who he is. So when injuries to his back, knee and a tear in his right glute forced him out of the cockpit, he had to find a new way to soar.

  • 'Daughters of the American Revolution' recognize MCAHC leader

    Jun 14, 2015

    Outstanding Soldier gets recognized.

  • Civilian education, training available in 'own backyard'

    Jun 12, 2015

    Civilian education and training just got easier as far as travel is concerned. The U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) is bringing mobile training teams from the Army Management Staff College's headquarters at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to installations for training locally versus traveling on temporary duty (TDY).

  • Chung earns prestigious Gold Headed Cane Award

    Jun 12, 2015

    For the second year a member of the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research has earned the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium Gold Headed Cane Award. Lt. Col. (Dr.) Kevin Chung, USAISR interim director of the combat casualty care research directorate, was presented with the prestigious award during an awards and graduation ceremony June 5.

  • Congressional staffers learn how USAMRMC supports the Warfighter throughout their lives

    Jun 12, 2015

    A group of Congressional staffers visited the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command at Fort Detrick June 5 to learn more about the organization's major programs and mission focus.

  • Army Medicine Command Teams focus on becoming health readiness platforms

    Jun 12, 2015

    Army Medicine command teams attended a week-long training session June 8-12 to continue the dialogue on lessons learned and leading practices outlined in the November session. The discussion focused on opportunities and initiatives related to becoming a System for Health (SfH), and providing tools to enable command teams to accomplish their mission.

  • Getting the scoop on cholesterol numbers

    Jun 11, 2015

    It is important to understand how to read a cholesterol levels. hile most people only pay attention to their total cholesterol level, it is actually more important to understand all four of the main areas which include your total cholesterol level, LDL cholesterol level, HDL cholesterol level and triglycerides.

  • Sergeant seeking more than medals during Warrior Games

    Jun 11, 2015

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- He's often found with a smile on his face, giving a high five as others pass by or lending a helping hand to a fellow athlete. So it's no surprise that Sgt. Nicholas Titman, assigned to the Fort Carson, Colorado, Warrior Transition Battalion, won the Pride Award at the Army Trials in April for his sportsmanship and motivation.

  • AWC staff here to foster wellness

    Jun 11, 2015

    Of the many services offered for Soldiers and their families at Fort Sill, perhaps the healthiest is the Army Wellness Center (AWC).

  • Army Reserve Medical Component is a driving force at Cadet Summer Training

    Jun 11, 2015

    Reserve soldiers provide medical support for thousands

  • Grass: National Guard accessible, operational contributor to Total Force

    Jun 11, 2015

    Army Gen. Frank Grass, chief of the National Guard Bureau, recently visited leaders and Service members in Belgium, Germany, Egypt, Djibouti, Israel and Kuwait.

  • Gary Sinise, Robert Irvine treat BAMC patients, staff and families to afternoon of fun

    Jun 11, 2015

    Service members of all branches, their families and Brooke Army Medical Center staff came together for an afternoon of fun June 5 for the BAMC Patient, Staff and Family Appreciation event held in the San Antonio Military Medical Center parking lot.

  • Fisher House holds annual Kindertag event at Morgan's Wonderland

    Jun 11, 2015

    Brooke Army Medical Center's Fisher Houses celebrated Children's Day June 10 with their annual Kindertag event. This year more than 50 children and their parents were treated to a day of fun and adventure at Morgan's Wonderland.

  • TRICARE Nurse Advice Line a 'great resource' to Hawaii beneficiaries

    Jun 11, 2015

    It always seems to happen at the most inconvenient time or place. A worrisome health issue comes up and you've got questions. If only you had a medical professional standing by to answer your immediate questions over the phone no matter when or where. Enter - the TRICARE Nurse Advice Line.

  • USACRC releases expanded crew endurance guide

    Jun 10, 2015

    To steadfastly hold out against impairment -- that's what it means to endure. It's an apt descriptor for a Soldier, especially in today's harried world. Endurance is a necessity for everything Soldiers do.

  • Nursing team first to take part in national program

    Jun 10, 2015

    Four junior nurses here are trying to make a big difference in how doctors, nurses, and other medical staff talk to each other and to patients.

  • New Soldier health care facility provides one-stop shop for medical needs

    Jun 10, 2015

    A new health care facility that will focus solely on providing health care to Soldiers is set to open this month. The new Troop Medical Clinic 2, or TMC2, located across from Conner Troop Medical Clinic, will be the primary health care facility for Soldiers assigned to the Mountain Home Team under the Soldier Centered Medical Home, or SCMH, model.

  • Army observing National Safety Month in June

    Jun 10, 2015

    The Army is once again observing National Safety Month during June, and this year leaders and safety professionals will have an opportunity to benefit from a recent partnership with the National Safety Council.

  • PCS Season Affects Appointment Availability at LRMC

    Jun 9, 2015

  • Fort Rucker community awarded for improved health, fitness

    Jun 9, 2015

    Fort Rucker Soldiers, Families and civilians were recognized for their outstanding health and fitness improvements during the Commander's Cup for Fitness awards ceremony, June 4.

  • U.S. Army Medical Command Chief of Staff visits Fort Rucker

    Jun 9, 2015

  • 4th MEB chaplain showcases skills on deadly island

    Jun 9, 2015

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Missouri -- A white cross memorial juts from the rugged terrain as a group of bowhunters start their trek into the heart of a 7-by-4-mile island surrounded by some of the Caribbean's roughest waters.

  • Exercise tests capabilities of hospital, clinic staff

    Jun 9, 2015

    For Womack Army Medical Center, June 5 was a bad day to be at Fort Bragg. It started after lunch, when shots echoed throughout the WAMC Health and Support Center, Troop and Family Medical Clinic, Clark Health Clinic, Joel Health and Dental Clinic, Robinson Health Clinic, Hope Mills Medical Home and Fayetteville Medical Home as screams filled the air.

  • Hawaii Wounded Warrior heads to Games

    Jun 9, 2015

    A decorated combat veteran, Bortle never pictured his Army career ending as a Soldier inTransition. However, throughout his transition, Bortle has strived to transplant his warrior spirit from the battlefield to the athletic field. Bortle will represent Hawaii and the Army at DoD's Warrior Games 2015 which take place June 19-28 in Quantico, Virginia.

  • Eisenhower Army Medical Center among the safest in the Nation

    Jun 9, 2015

    The Eisenhower Army Medical Center (EAMC) ranks in the top ten percent of the Nation in patient safety according to recent data by the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP).

  • Healing waters help Soldier cope with cancer

    Jun 7, 2015

    "It's cancer." Two words people hope to never hear. And as Sgt. Kawaiola Nahale, an Army Reserve budget analyst with the 311th Signal Company at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, faced the diagnosis and associated complications, it was a non-medical complication, which was among the hardest.

  • Joint DoD/VA training symposium, collaboration keeps experts on cutting edge of limb-loss care

    Jun 5, 2015

    Approximately 100 medical experts from the DoD and VA attended the 2015 Federal Advanced Amputation Skills Training (FAAST) Symposium, May 19-21. Leading experts and health care professionals of these two federal healthcare systems joined in a collective effort to share information and collaborate on how to best care for service members and veterans who have sustained limb-loss or other traumatic injury.

  • 100th Division 'son's of Bitche' return to France

    Jun 5, 2015

    BITCHE, France -- Four WWII veterans from the 100th Infantry Division returned to France and Germany to participate in events commemorating the armistice of 1945, victory in Europe, the liberation of Lemberg, Germany, Bitche and Rimling, France in early May 2015. Col. Martin Schulz of the 100th Training Division (Operations Support) attended on behalf of Brig. Gen. Jason Walrath, the 100th TD (OS) commander. The 100th TD (OS) is a WWII legacy division originally activated as the 100th ID in 1942 under the command of Maj. Gen. Withers A. Burress after the attacks on Pearl Harbor.

  • Best of the best

    Jun 5, 2015

    Over the past 20 years, 20 different dining facilities across the Army have had the honor of being named the best in the business, but only one has done it two years in a row. The Courage Inn Dinning Facility, located on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Main, Washington, beat out almost 300 other DFACs to retain the title as the best DFAC in the Army, and received the Philip A. Connelly Trophy during an award presentation, June 4.

  • Spousal/Caregiver Programs Crucial in Soldiers' Healing

    Jun 5, 2015

    Fort Hood Warrior Transition Unit's spousal transition workshops, marriage retreats, career workshops and Soldier and Family Assistance Center's resources and counseling services, as well as her Soldier in Transition husband's command team, gave former Army spouse Stephanie Booth direction when she felt everything was "proverbially dumped on the floor."

  • Fort Drum MEDDAC, River Hospital take team approach to Soldier wellness

    Jun 4, 2015

    The Fort Drum U. S. Army Medical Department Activity, or MEDDAC, will establish an Intensive Outpatient Program for Soldiers who seek behavioral health therapy for trauma, but officials expect to continue sending Soldiers to the River Community Wellness Program at River Hospital located in Alexandria Bay.

  • Dealing With Uncertainty: The Importance of Strategic Communication

    Jun 4, 2015

    Much of the research regarding effective communications on issues of uncertainty comes from the human resources field, where organizational changes have been shown to cause employee stress. Army Medicine is facing uncertainties associated with our own reorganizational challenges, Army transformation, budget cutbacks, and intense media and Congressional scrutiny of our mission. While communication alone cannot decrease uncertainties or the concerns that go along with it, the lack of good "uncertainty communications" has been proven to have detrimental effects: organizational inefficiencies, low morale, high turnover, and emotional triggers recalling memories of past events (both positive and negative).

  • Evans, a high reliability organization: Working toward zero preventable harm

    Jun 4, 2015

    For companies around the world mistakes are often an inevitable part of doing business. Whether the mom and pop grocery store down the street or a world-wide conglomerate, mistakes will happen. These may result in a broken jar of pickles or a disastrous oil spill. The health care field is likewise not immune from mistakes, but the Evans Army Community Hospital staff is striving for zero preventable harm to their patients and to become a High Reliability Organization

  • Tripler Army Medical Center trains for MASCAL operations

    Jun 4, 2015

    As hurricane season begins and as part of both a state wide initiative and accreditation with the Joint Comission, Tripler Army Medical Center participated in a drill to exercise the processes for receiving and treating large numbers of unplanned casualties from natural and man-made disasters or any large influx of patients that overwhelms the common operational capabilities.

  • Joint DoD/VA training symposium, collaboration keeps medical experts on cutting edge of limb-loss ca

    Jun 4, 2015

    "I believe the symposium accomplished the goals that we had set. It allowed (Department of Defense) and (Department of Veteran Affairs) clinicians an opportunity to present, discuss and learn from each other the lessons that have been learned over the last decade of caring for the wounded from the Iraq and Afghanistan theaters," said Stuart Campbell, program manager for the 2015 Federal Advanced Amputation Skills Training (FAAST) Symposium, May 19-21.

  • Educators jump with Golden Knights-offers opportunity to spend time with Soldiers

    Jun 4, 2015

    The opportunity to interact with Soldiers, like those represented by the Golden Knights, gives members of communities not located near Army installations a chance to see who a Soldier really is. It also gives them a chance to hear from that Soldier on why they are Soldiers, and what it is he or she really does. Cadet Command's 7th Brigade hosted the U.S. Army Golden Knights May 27-29 on Fort Knox's Brooks Parade Field. This opportunity gave community, leaders and educators associated the 7th Brigade area a chance to spend quality time with Army Soldiers.

  • Performance skills help Soldiers going through Crew Qualification

    Jun 3, 2015

    To prepare the Soldiers going through crew qualification, the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Training Center at Fort Stewart provided a four-hour block of instruction on mental skills, such as Attention Control, Energy Management and Imagery. This type of mental training is critical to performance excellence, helping a Soldier direct attention at times when functioning at one's best is paramount, manage physical energy, and mentally rehearse tasks.

  • 80th Training Command's carpentry, masonry course builds solid foundation for soldiers

    Jun 3, 2015

    It's a rainy May day in New Jersey and Master Sgt. Darrell McAllister, course manager of the 80th Training Command's carpentry and masonry course at Fort Dix, is quizzing his class of more than a dozen soldiers on the specifics of pouring concrete as he leads them in impromptu push-ups. As his students will soon discover, succeeding in the field of carpentry and masonry will require both mental acuity and physical toughness, something for which McAllister is now cleverly preparing them. By the end of the two-week course, soldiers will have learned the basics of construction, from how to properly utilize shop tools and the raw tools around them to accomplish the mission to mixing mortar into concrete and laying a concrete slab.

  • 212th Combat Support Hospital supports unified combat arms training at Combined Resolve IV

    Jun 3, 2015

    The 212th Combat Support Hospital continues to treat simulated casualties evacuated from combat forces training at Exercise Combined Resolve IV May 29.

  • Hero son receives award for saving father

    Jun 3, 2015

    December 2014 found a father-son duo on an extended hike that almost turned deadly in the Dragoon Mountains near Fort Huachua, Ariz.

  • Wedding crashers: Healthy habits before the big day

    Jun 3, 2015

    Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of the summer season, which, in turn, is the unofficial start of wedding season. As brides and grooms debate over center pieces and floral arrangements, the stress and excitement of one of the most memorable days in a person's life can lead to unhealthy eating habits, potentially creating the starting point toward an unhealthy lifestyle. Looking perfect in their wedding gowns or tuxedos is near the top of the nuptials to-do list, and some people will go to the extremes to achieve that goal.

  • German army nurses integrate with hospital during exercise

    Jun 2, 2015

    German army nurses are training side by side with the 212th Combat Support Hospital medics and nurses during Exercise Combined Resolve IV. The training, which began May 27, will end June 3.

  • Saving life while giving life

    Jun 2, 2015

    Cord blood donation program at Womack Army Medical Center provides pregnant mothers the ability to donate a cord blood, something previously viewed as medical waste, and potentially save someone's life.

  • Egret Bed Net approved for National Stock Number and field procurement

    Jun 2, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity's Medical Support Systems Project Management Office announced the assignment of a National Stock Number to the Egret™ Bed Net, manufactured by Triton Systems, Inc., making it ready for field procurement. The Egret™ Bed Net is a dual-insecticide-treated net designed to provide enhanced protection to Soldiers against infectious diseases transmitted by flying insect vectors.

  • Why Advanced Development Matters to the Warfighter

    Jun 2, 2015

    To keep our Soldiers safe and healthy in this ever-changing military climate, product developers must ensure that the Warfighter's medical equipment meets their evolving needs. Personnel at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity at Fort Detrick, Maryland, are the Department of Defense's advanced medical developers. They are the coordinators who work behind the scenes to get medical support products, like the IFAK, and vaccines, like the Adenovirus Vaccine in the hands of the Soldier.

  • Study Identifies 'Achilles' Heel' of Ebola Virus

    Jun 2, 2015

    An international team including scientists from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) at Fort Detrick, Maryland has identified the molecular "lock" that the deadly Ebola virus must pick to gain entry to cells. The findings, made in mice, suggest that drugs blocking entry to this lock could protect against Ebola virus infection. The study was published in the May 26 edition of the online journal mBio.

  • U.S. Army Institute Surgical Research Burn Center hosts NATO burn specialists

    Jun 2, 2015

    The U.S. Army Institute Surgical Research Burn Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, hosted four burn care specialists from North Atlantic Treaty Organization Science and Technology Organization May 20-21 to discuss and develop clinical practice guidelines for care of NATO military burn patients.

  • Army Scientists Supporting Ebola Outbreak Establish First Genomic Surveillance Capability in Liberia

    Jun 2, 2015

    Army scientists working to support the Ebola virus outbreak response in West Africa have established the first genomic surveillance capability in Liberia, enabling them to monitor genetic changes in the virus within one week of sample collection. An article describing their work was recently published ahead of print in the online edition of Emerging Infectious Diseases.

  • Lifesaving Possibilities

    Jun 2, 2015

    USAMRMC's New Products and Ideas website encourages vendors to submit ideas on innovations that can improve prevention and treatment for the warfighter. Now in its ninth year and with a major update in the works, the website is constantly evolving to reflect lessons learned in how best to manage the development of ideas. This article was first published in the April - June 2015 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • COL James Laterza Assumes LRMC Command

    Jun 1, 2015

  • Europe Medical Brigade hails new command team

    Jun 1, 2015

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 30th Medical Brigade welcomed its new commander during a change of command ceremony at Sembach Kaserne May 18. During the ceremony Col. R. Scott Dingle, who served as the brigade's commanding officer for the past year, relinquished command of the 30th Med. Bde. to Col. W. Mark Stubbs.

  • Have it your way - Medical battalion food servers compete for award of excellence

    Jun 1, 2015

    "In a field environment, the first interaction you most likely come across is your breakfast, and that interaction can really make or break your day," explained Master Sgt. George Deloatch, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's senior food advisor noncommissioned officer and one of two judges in the 21st TSC 2016 Philip A. Connelly Army Food Services Award competition.

  • Improving Military Resilience through Mindfulness Training

    Jun 1, 2015

    The strength of the U.S. military has always been dependent upon the strength of the Soldiers within its ranks. The strength of individual Soldiers--the cognitive functioning and physical capability of Soldiers--these are the most critical elements to overall military health and resiliency.

  • BAMC honors Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders

    Jun 1, 2015

    Brooke Army Medical Center and the Institute for Surgical Research held an observance to honor Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month May 22 in the Medical Mall. Retired Army Sgt. Maj. Julius Chan, born in Cebu City, Philippines, was the guest speaker for the event. Chan has held many assignments at Fort Sam Houston throughout his military career.

  • BAMC Auxiliary provides grants, gifts to several departments, organizations

    Jun 1, 2015

    The Brooke Army Medical Center Auxiliary held its annual welfare recognition ceremony May 20 in the San Antonio Military Medical Center auditorium. This year, the welfare committee approved 40 grants totaling $65,000. The grants provide funding for a variety of items throughout several departments within BAMC as well as the Fisher House and the Warrior and Family Support Center.