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  • On guard against traumatic brain injuries

    May 6, 2013

    They tend to be older, more experienced, and more likely to have families, but deployed members of the National Guard share something in common with their active-duty brothers and sisters -- the likelihood of suffering from traumatic brain injuries, or TBI.

  • Wounded Soldiers share journeys to inspire Boston bombing victims

    May 6, 2013

    Wounded Soldiers recovering at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio have a message they'd like to pass on to the Boston bombing victims: "You're not alone."

  • April is Alcohol Awareness Month

    May 6, 2013

    In the ongoing effort to increase mental health and wellness on Camp As Sayliyah, the Troop Medical Center staff, led by clinical psychologist, Nickole Scott Conerly, Ph.D., hosted the fourth annual Alcohol Awareness Week on CAS from April 21 - 27. The theme for this year is, "Think before you drink." The goal is to increase participants' awareness of their drinking behaviors and the consequences of drinking in a fun and casual atmosphere. Activities included completing a brief questionnaire, experiencing what being drunk is like by wearing beer goggles while trying to walk a straight line and picking up information on alcohol and other wellness topics. The event was open to the military and civilians and each participant also received a token of appreciation. At the end of the first three days, more than 150 people completed the questionnaires. This achievement would not have been possible without the assistance of volunteers, Sharyn Adams, civilian contractor and soldiers, Sgt. Jimmy Letzkus and Pfc. Ryan Avera.

  • Goal, plan and execution

    May 6, 2013

    One of the main reasons why most people fail to achieve what they set out to do is they don't set goals, don't have a plan, or lack consistency which leads to lack of execution.

  • Red Cross honors supporters at 'Salute to Service' gala

    May 6, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, his wife Linda, and several others were honored at the Red Cross "A Salute to Service" gala, in Washington, D.C., May 4, 2013.

  • Indian River students 'shadow' Fort Drum MEDDAC personnel

    May 6, 2013

    FORT Drum Medical Activity officials recently welcomed today's students and tomorrow's medical professionals through its doors during a two-day job shadow. Nine high school seniors from Indian River Central School District with an interest in the nursing, physical therapy, pediatrician and physician fields participated in the shadow April 24 and 25.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier selected for Army recognition

    May 6, 2013

    Twenty-two years of service has afforded plenty of opportunities for Sgt. 1st Class Josalette Simmons, XVIII Airborne Corps sexual harassment/assault response and prevention noncommissioned officer in charge, to give back to her fellow Soldiers.

  • Nevada Division of Emergency Management Moderates Mineral County Tabletop Exercise

    May 6, 2013

    Preparation is the key for emergency responders everywhere.

  • Warrior Games athlete inspired by abilities found in adaptive sports

    May 3, 2013

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (Army News Service, May 2, 2013) -- On a sunny Friday afternoon, Maj. John Arbino, sitting in a modified sports wheelchair, pushed himself up a ramp to the uppermost level of a parking deck. With the bright blue sky overhead, he turned around and sped back to the bottom.

  • May is Mental Health Month

    May 3, 2013

    The Army is determined to decrease the stigma and get help to those who need it, by promoting dialogue between leaders, Soldiers, families, civilians and the community.

  • Natick Soldier plans 'quiet little tribute' to Boston victims

    May 3, 2013

    When he heard that some of those prevented from finishing the recent Boston Marathon would honor bombing victims by entering and completing another marathon, Maj. Owen Hill knew he could do but one thing -- lace up his running shoes and join them in the tribute.

  • Col. Charles M. Taylor, Restored Army Dentist

    May 3, 2013

    Fort Campbell's Taylor Dental Clinic is undergoing extensive renovation. Similarly, the image of Col. Charles M. Taylor to whom the facility is memorialized, has also been repaired. Fran Trachta, a graphic artist and photographer with the AMEDD Center of History and Heritage at Fort Sam Houston, received a faded, scratched, and orange-tinted image of Taylor dating from World War I.

  • West Nile Virus

    May 3, 2013

    They may be among the tiniest enemy the Army wages war against, but don't let their size fool you.

  • Commentary: Ordnance School instructor helps shape future

    May 3, 2013

    Commentary by the first female instructor in the 91M, Bradley Systems Maintainer Course.

  • Fort Leonard Wood officials cut ribbon for new Warrior Transition Unit

    May 3, 2013

    General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital and Fort Leonard Wood officially commemorated the opening of a new Warrior Transition Unit during a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 2 at the WTU campus.

  • Abdominal obesity poses threat

    May 2, 2013

    Editor's Note: This article on the dangers of abdominal obesity is by Robert Gobble, Area I Health and Fitness director.

  • Tripler gives Hawaii Job Corps students a taste of Army Medicine

    May 2, 2013

    Tripler Army Medical Center's Clinical Support Division staff had the opportunity to take 13 medical administrative assistants visiting from Hawaii Job Corps on a tour of the hospital and learn more about their prospective career field, April 22.

  • Womack renovations planned

    May 2, 2013

    Womack Army Medical Center has undertaken an enormous renovation to reorganize about 79,000 square feet of space to its existing footprint.

  • May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

    May 2, 2013

    According to the Department of Defense Hearing Center of Excellence, more than 350,000 service members have reported tinnitus (ringing in the ear/s) following redeployment from the Gulf War conflicts, and over 250,000 have reported hearing loss during the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.

  • Reynolds Army Hospital celebrates National Laboratory Week

    May 2, 2013

    Fort Sill medical laboratory staff members celebrated National Laboratory Professionals Week April 22-26.

  • Local school's students 'job-shadow' Fort Drum MEDDAC personnel

    May 2, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- MEDDAC officials recently welcomed today's students and tomorrow's medical professionals through its doors during a two-day job shadow. Nine high school seniors from Indian River Central School District with an interest in the nursing, physical therapy, pediatrician and physician fields participated in the shadow April 24 and 25.

  • The Road to the Warrior Games: May 11-16 Colorado Springs, Colorado

    May 2, 2013

    The Warrior Games showcases the resilient spirit of today's wounded, ill, and injured service members from all branches of the military. After overcoming significant physical and behavioral injuries, these men and women demonstrate the power of ability over disability and the spirit of competition.

  • From the Director of Army Safety - Getting riding right

    May 2, 2013

    With snow and freezing temperatures persisting throughout much of the United States well into April, it's safe to say this winter has been particularly long and hard. That's why, when the weather finally warms, Soldiers across our Army will be more eager than ever to bring their motorcycles out of storage. Hopefully you've already been talking to your riders about motorcycle safety, but May -- as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month -- presents a perfect opportunity for you to either catch up on or reinforce the conversation.

  • National Nurses Week

    May 2, 2013

    National Nurses Week will be celebrated from May 6 - 12, and the theme for 2013 is Delivering Quality and Innovation in Patient Care.

  • Women's Health Month: Improving the Lifespace of Women

    May 2, 2013

    National Women's Health Month (May 2013) is as an opportunity to educate and increase awareness throughout the Army about the wide range of Women's Health programs and initiatives aimed at improving the Lifespace of female Soldiers, spouses and other beneficiaries.

  • National Mental Health Month: Pathways to Wellness - Breaking the Silence

    May 2, 2013

    Congress designated the month of May as National Mental Health Awareness Month and Army Medicine is an important part of the partnership to spread the word about why pathways to wellness are so important.

  • Ask the Dietitian: May 2013

    May 2, 2013

    We are continuously bombarded with information regarding antioxidant supplements and the benefits they provide, from preventing cancer, dementia, and heart disease to helping you use those extra few pounds.

  • Army to focus on motorcycle safety in May

    May 1, 2013

    May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and while the nationwide campaign sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urges drivers to "share the road" with motorcyclists, Army officials are placing greater emphasis on personal responsibility while riding.

  • Borden Institute wins two publishing awards from Washington book publishers

    May 1, 2013

    Fort Sam Houston, TX, April 30, 2013 -- The Borden Institute, Army Medical Department Center and School (AMEDDC&S), publishes the Textbooks of Military Medicine. The Borden Institute has won two publishing awards from the Washington Book Publishers 2013 competition. The Textbook of Military Medicine, Military Quantitative Physiology: Problems and Concepts in Military Operational Medicine, won first place, Typographic Text, Small to Medium-Size Not For Profit publishing organizations. Combat Casualty Care, Lessons Learned from OEF and OIF won third place, Typographic Jacket, Small to Medium-Size Not For Profit publishing organizations.

  • Prescription take-back day at Picatinny

    May 1, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Picatinny Arsenal Police Department collected more than 48 pounds of prescription drugs during the National Prescription Take-Back campaign.

  • Protect your vision for a lifetime

    May 1, 2013

    Everyone knows how important your eyes are for your quality of life. Even so, it is estimated that millions of people in the United States have undetected vision problems, eye diseases and conditions that affect their ability to see clearly and effectively or can result in future permanent damage to the eyes. May has been designated by the National Eye Institute to be Healthy Vision Month to help educate people and to promote the early diagnosis and treatment of visual and ocular conditions.

  • May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

    May 1, 2013

    It is no longer inevitable that you retire from the Army with hearing loss. Research demonstrates that if you wear your hearing protection properly and at the right time, you'll retire from Army service with your hearing intact

  • Tips to stay healthy at work

    May 1, 2013

    Simple changes to at-work habits can have a positive impact on staying healthy.

  • 13 inducted into elite Army Medicine fraternal organization

    May 1, 2013

    Thirteen members of the Pacific Regional Medical Command ohana were inducted into the Order of Military Medical Merit at the annual Patriots Ball, April 27, here.

  • Life-Saving Leadership: Triple Nickel medics step up during mass casualty exercise

    Apr 30, 2013

    Medics and other soldiers from 555th Engineer Brigade conducted a mass casualty exercise at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, March 24, to better prepare the unit in case of a real emergency on base.

  • Community makes colorful statement about Autism Awareness

    Apr 30, 2013

    Roughly 300 HMHS students, faculty, and community members took part in creating a human replica of the Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbon on the HMHS sports field to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism.

  • Army wins top award for innovation

    Apr 30, 2013

    The U.S. Army has been named one of the world's most innovative research organizations, after earning more than 300 patents for new technologies in a three-year period.

  • Army surgeon general visits USAPHC

    Apr 30, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Army surgeon general and commander, U.S. Army Medical Command, visited the U.S. Army Public Health Command April 25. She learned about how the command accomplished its mission of promoting health and preventing disease, injury and disability within the Army.

  • USAMRMC's Work Contributes to Army Earning "Top Innovator" Title

    Apr 30, 2013

    The U.S. Army was recognized as one of the Top 100 Global Innovators on Thomson Reuters' second annual innovators list. In their report, Reuters highlighted USAMRMC and the Army's work to develop technology in diverse areas ranging from computing and software, weaponry and general military technology including communications and imaging to diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as malaria and Ebola virus.

  • Deputy Chief of Staff G1 visits, addresses Army Ready and Resilient

    Apr 30, 2013

    The U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G1, visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Apr. 26, to meet with leaders to discuss the Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign (R2C). Lt. Gen. Howard Bromberg observed some of the measures that support the Army-wide programs.

  • Ogden assumes command of WTB HHC

    Apr 29, 2013

    Capt. Chris Ogden assumed command of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, Warrior Transition Brigade from Capt. Mandolyn Davila in front of Soldiers and Families at the Warrior Transition Battalion Complex.

  • Alaska Warrior Transition Units ready, dedicated to helping wounded warriors

    Apr 29, 2013

    Warrior Transition Battalion-Alaska staff members, both military and civilian, work hard to instill this confidence and earn the trust of the Soldiers who are assigned to their unit.

  • Air Beam Shelter Near Reality

    Apr 29, 2013

    The Force Provider Expeditionary-Medical Systems air beam shelters were assessed as usable and functional in the medical operational environment, after the U.S. Army Medical Department Test Board evaluated the shelters in April 2012 at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Walter Reed Bethesda staff member recalls Boston tragedy

    Apr 29, 2013

    Capt. (Dr.) Chelsea Brundage ran her 32nd marathon last week, the Boston Marathon. The senior resident in Walter Reed Bethesda's Physical Medicine and Readiness department aspired to run the event for years and finally qualified for this year. Her biggest regret was not being able to help the victims injured by two explosions that went off near the finish line -- about 10 minutes after she completed the race.

  • 81st Regional Support Command tests their life-saving skills

    Apr 29, 2013

    Most Soldiers gain and sharpen their medical skills in a calm unrealistic training environment. However, that's not the case for Soldiers of the 81st Regional Support Command.

  • ARMED AND DANGEROUS: Empowering Officers on the Road to Success

    Apr 29, 2013

    The Army Reserve's Career Management Office is part of a pilot program providing one-on-one counseling to drilling Troop Program Unit officers identified as needing military education for promotion eligibility - giving young officers a leg up in their professions.

  • Viper Battalion promotes health, physical fitness at 'Zumbathon'

    Apr 29, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas --Soldiers, Families and friends of 1-395th Engineer Battalion, Viper Battalion, 479th Field Artillery Brigade, Division West, recently gathered at the West Fort Hood Physical Fitness Center to participate in a fun-filled day of physical activity at the unit's first Zumbathon Health Fair and Car Show.

  • Adaptive sports aid Soldier's recovery, help prepare for 2013 Warrior Games

    Apr 26, 2013

    When service members deploy, their mentality is to stay focused with determination and courage to succeed in their given mission. However, when they are injured in combat -- to stay focused is not about the mission, it's about getting back confidence that is sometimes lost.

  • Ways to engage your family to eat nutriously

    Apr 26, 2013

    Good nutrition is a family affair, whether one member has a few pounds to lose or if everyone just wants to have good health and the energy to do the activities they love. There are a number of things you can do to engage your family in food-related matters so that meals and snacks can be both nutritious and delicious.

  • National summit melds citizen-Soldier needs with civilian support

    Apr 26, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III joined a broad mix of nearly 300 DOD, healthcare and civilian academic professionals from 30 states who met in Ann Arbor, Mich., to discuss the need to work collaboratively to address the resiliency needs of Reserve and National Guard service members and their families.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers train at world-renowned Mayo Clinic

    Apr 26, 2013

    Members from the Army Reserve's 865 Combat Support Hospital trained at the Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Center Simulation Center in Rochester, Minn., in an exercise designed to enhance teamwork.

  • Army says fiscal year 2014 budget request 'meets future challenges'

    Apr 26, 2013

    The fiscal year 2014 budget "meets future challenges, strengthens global engagements, provides for resets, sustains the industrial base and fulfills commitments to Soldiers, civilians and families," the Army's top civilian leader told lawmakers.

  • Volunteers help keep gardens immaculate at Warrior and Family Support Center

    Apr 26, 2013

    The Warrior and Family Support Center, built in 2008, offers wounded warriors and their families a home-away-from-home between the rigors of their recovery process. The 12,500-square-foot facility, with more than 12 acres of grounds, is completely funded by private donations. The extensive gardens, water features and recreation areas require daily care to maintain their pristine ambience.

  • Redstone Arsenal Victim Advocate Program team members visit Huntsville Center

    Apr 26, 2013

    The Army launched its official recognition of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month April 5, with the announcement of a new theme, "We own it, we'll solve it, together," meant to convey how the service hopes to eradicate sexual assault within the ranks.

  • National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

    Apr 25, 2013

    The week celebrates laboratory medicine and recognizes the professionalism of lab personnel and their efforts. Since the development of this field in the 1920s, the laboratory science professional has played a progressively more critical role in the diagnosis and prevention of disease.

  • Increase your knowledge of autism

    Apr 25, 2013

    Autism represents a spectrum of developmental and neurological disorders that impairs a child's social interaction, communication and behavioral skills. Children with autism may also exhibit hypo or hyper-sensitivity to sensory stimuli and/or problems with fine and gross motor skills. Autism now affects 1 in 88 children and 1 in 54 boys in the United States.

  • Trainers gain mental toughness

    Apr 25, 2013

    For 40 hours, Fort Carson Soldiers from various units learned energy management, effective goal setting, confidence building and attention control as part of Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program training. "We're concerned with the holistic Soldier," said Nick Bartley, performance expert. "We're helping them be mentally and emotionally strong." An Armywide endeavor, the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program's goal is to help Soldiers train, practice and refine their psychological strength.

  • Medic recognized for experience and hard work

    Apr 25, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- As a Soldier finishes up his time in 1st Medical Brigade, he reflected on the opportunities he was given at his very first duty station as an active duty Soldier.

  • Training Day: academy students learn more about physical readiness training

    Apr 25, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 25, 2013) -- The U.S. Army has always linked physical conditioning and combat readiness, but the Army's Physical Readiness Training program goes further.

  • USAARL commander speaks at Women's History Month celebration

    Apr 25, 2013

    The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker honored women in military and civilian fields during the Women's History Month Celebration/Women of the Year Ceremony 28 March.

  • New Horizons provides veterinary care to animals of Belize

    Apr 25, 2013

    ORANGE WALK, Belize -- U.S. veterinary professionals provided treatment to various types of animals April 17 in Orange Walk, Belize, as part of a training exercise called New Horizons.

  • Senior leaders' spouses tour USAARL

    Apr 25, 2013

    Spouses of active and retired Army aviation senior leaders received a tour of the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory at Fort Rucker, Ala., Jan. 29.

  • TSAS-Lite improves pilot perception of drift, situation awareness

    Apr 25, 2013

    During rescue hoist operations, helicopter pilots sometimes face the difficult task of maintaining a stabilized hover position in degraded visual conditions. When over water, the task is further complicated by the motion of the waves and the drifting of the victim(s). Maintaining a hover over the victim requires the pilot to constantly adjust the helicopter's position. These adjustments are made based on the verbal instructions given to the pilot by a crewmember.

  • Effects of mTBI on marksmanship abilities, weapons utilization tasks

    Apr 25, 2013

    Approximately 90 percent of acute mild traumatic brain injury patients and 80 percent of chronic mTBI patients display vestibular disorders, such as vertigo, dizziness, and disequilibrium. In addition, reports from occupational and physical therapists indicate that Soldiers recovering from mTBI experience balance-related difficulties with weapons utilization.

  • Military police, medics at Camp Zama conduct collaborative CPR training

    Apr 24, 2013

    The first collaborative cardiopulmonary resuscitation training class between Soldiers assigned to Medical Department Activity-Japan and the 88th Military Police Detachment here was held April 18.

  • Double amputee gets another chance of starting family

    Apr 24, 2013

    The only thing he remembered was waking up five weeks later in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany -- from a tragedy that nearly cost him his life and the chance of starting a family.

  • The 80th Training Command's 2013 best warriors

    Apr 24, 2013

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (April 23, 2013) -- Two Soldiers assigned to the 100th Training Division (Operational Support) won top honors at this year's 80th Training Command (Total Army School System) Best Warrior Competition, held at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., April 16-21.

  • Soldier's Army spirit to be on display at Warrior Games

    Apr 24, 2013

    During the last 16 years, Keoki Smythe has accumulated a multitude of injuries that have led him to qualify for the Warrior Games.

  • STDs cause serious illness, even death

    Apr 23, 2013

    Just because someone looks "clean" doesn't mean they're not carrying an STD

  • Army team spans globe for science, technology solutions

    Apr 23, 2013

    U.S. Army science advisors are embedded with major units around the world to speed technology solutions to Soldiers' needs. The Field Assistance in Science and Technology program's 30 science advisors, both uniformed officers and Army civilians, provide a link between Soldiers and the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's thousands of subject matter experts.

  • Website links employers with transitioning Soldiers

    Apr 23, 2013

    Transitioning Soldiers, veterans and family members now have a place to post their resumes and look for jobs. At the same place, employers can search for new workers and post their own announcements.

  • Adaptive sports boost wounded warriors' confidence

    Apr 22, 2013

    Several wounded warriors suited up with pads, helmets and gloves, as they learned the ins and outs of adaptive lacrosse during a clinic at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Md., April 11, 2013.

  • Hands-on tour paints big logistics picture for Army under secretary

    Apr 22, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, gained a new perspective of warfighter logisticians after observing and discussing training with students, instructors and leaders at the Sustainment Center of Excellence at Fort Lee, Va., April 18, 2013.

  • USAMMDA Welcomes New Commander

    Apr 22, 2013

    The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity welcomed Col. Stephen Dalal as its new commander at a change of command ceremony held at Fort Detrick, Md., April 12.

  • Charitable organization uses horseback riding to help wounded warriors get back on their feet

    Apr 22, 2013

    OLYMPIA, Wash. -- At a peaceful ranch on the outskirts of the suburbs, where barn cats and peacocks roam freely, Sgt. Michael Buccieri, grooms Davis, a 6-year-old, ex-race horse. The repetitive, smooth movements of the brush on Davis' skin takes him completely out of himself and helps to create a barrier from Afghanistan in a way the physical distance hasn't yet.

  • Infantry Soldiers cross finish line at Army's post-Boston Marathon

    Apr 22, 2013

    TEMPLE, Texas -- Soldiers across the Army typically begin their day at 6:30 a.m. with an hour or so of physical training, every weekday, with weekends off.

  • Beaware of ticks this spring, summer

    Apr 19, 2013

    Ticks can carry both Lyme disease and tick-borne encephalitis. Bacteria cause Lyme disease, while tick-borne encephalitis is caused by a virus, both of which live in ticks and can be transmitted when the tick bites a host.

  • Fiscal 2012 safety award winners recognized for efforts

    Apr 19, 2013

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center today named winners of the Fiscal 2012 Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff Safety Awards.

  • Army deaths spur successful campaign against supplements

    Apr 19, 2013

    A "David-and-Goliath" scenario, an Army installation commander standing up to a multi-billion-dollar industry over the deaths of three of his Soldiers, has borne fruit in a national Food and Drug Administration warning and the drugmaker's decision to stop production of a controversial dietary supplement.

  • Womack Army Medical Center plans renovations

    Apr 19, 2013

    Womack Army Medical Center has undertaken an enormous renovation to reorganize about 79,000 square feet of space to its existing footprint. The nearly $23 million renovation, which began Monday, is projected to be completed by July 14, 2014.

  • Medics' rodeo refreshes medical skills

    Apr 19, 2013

    When some hear about a rodeo, they think of cowboys, horses and livestock. The Emergency Medical Technicians Rodeo at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital, April 14, didn't include any of those.

  • Army Earth Day Message signed by SMA, CSA, SA

    Apr 19, 2013

    Monday, April 22, the Army joins the nation in celebrating Earth Day. Army installations and organizations will continue efforts to support the Army's mission by conserving cultural and natural resources, harnessing more energy from alternative sources, promoting greater fuel and energy efficiency, and furthering Net Zero energy, water and waste efforts. By making the right choices today, our Army will remain the world 's premier military force into the future.

  • Fort Hood Soldiers salute Ride 2 Recovery cyclists

    Apr 19, 2013

    Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade Soldiers from B Company greet fellow Bravo Soldier, Sgt. 1st Class Corey Edwards, during the annual Ride 2 Recovery Texas Challenge. The six-day, 350-mile bike ride rolled through Fort Hood April 11. The purpose of the cycle challenge is to support wounded, ill and injured Soldiers during their rehabilitation and recovery. More than 160 wounded warriors, veterans and supporters participated in the 2013 challenge, which began in San Antonio April 8 and ended in Arlington April 13.

  • Fort Hood Soldiers salute Ride 2 Recovery cyclists

    Apr 19, 2013

    Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade Soldiers from B Company greet WTB Soldiers, Sgt. 1st Class Corey Edwards and Sgt. Jacob Ellingson, during the annual Ride 2 Recovery Texas Challenge. The six-day, 350-mile bike ride rolled through Fort Hood April 11. Edwards is a wounded warrior assigned to WTB, 1st Battalion, B Company, and Ellingson is assigned to WTB, 1st Battalion, A Company. The purpose of the cycle challenge is to support wounded, ill and injured Soldiers during their rehabilitation and recovery. More than 160 wounded warriors, veterans and supporters participated in the 2013 challenge, which began in San Antonio April 8 and ended in Arlington April 13.

  • Texas House of Representatives honors Fort Hood WTB Soldiers

    Apr 19, 2013

    The State of Texas House of Representatives recently honored several Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade Soldiers with the adoption of House Resolution 770, which honors those providing "emotional and physical support to men and women who have bravely and selflessly served in defense of our nation and who have returned home in need of care."

  • Army South marks official start to Beyond the Horizon-Panama

    Apr 19, 2013

    FORT SHERMAN, Panama (April 19) -- U.S. Army South marked the official start of Beyond the Horizon-Panama 2013 during a ceremony here April 17 where U.S. military engineers and medical professionals arrived to conduct real-world training while providing needed services to communities throughout the country.

  • Why is it so hard to change?

    Apr 18, 2013

    We've all recognized that we have habits that need changing from time to time. And we've all had the experience of finding out how hard it is to break a habit even when we really want to.

  • Army patient surveys benefit customers, Reynolds Army Community Hospital

    Apr 18, 2013

    The Army Provider Level Satisfaction Survey administered by Army Medical Command randomly surveys patients about the medical care they received at Reynolds Army Community Hospital.

  • Prescription abuse is a problem

    Apr 18, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla-- Over the past four years there has been an increasing number of Soldiers using their prescription medications in an illegal manner. One of the greatest contributing factors of this illegal use is because Soldiers simply do not understand the regulation, but try telling that to a commander during an Article 15 hearing for a positive urinalysis. Lack of knowledge, quite honestly, is not a good defense.

  • Army Leaders visit Brooke Army Medical Center

    Apr 18, 2013

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, his wife Linda, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III and his wife Jeanne visit Brooke Army Medical Center in Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston, Texas

  • Rare tumor slows IT specialist down, but he's not out

    Apr 18, 2013

    Charles "Chuck" Pennington will tell you serving in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years was tough, but nothing in his military career prepared him for the fight he faced as a civilian.

  • Medic provides "healthy" knowledge to ANSF

    Apr 17, 2013

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan (April 11, 2013) -- The brightly lit hallways lined with numerous medical supplies look spotless under the florescent lights within Forward Operating Base Salerno's medical center. Military medical personnel quickly stride to and from rooms like bees around a honey comb completing their daily duties. This facility, built to aid and save lives is also training grounds for Afghan National Security Forces aspiring to become medics.

  • Chandlers visit Brooke Army Medical Center

    Apr 17, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, and his wife Jeanne, talk to Army and Air Force medical personnel working at Brooke Army Medical Center during their visit to Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston, Texas, April 16, 2013.

  • McRaven Calls Wounded Warriors, Caregivers 'Inspiring'

    Apr 17, 2013

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, April 17, 2013 -- Brooke Army Medical Center's staff and facilities are "just phenomenal," the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command said during his tour of San Antonio Military Medical Center.

  • 'Shy' Soldier succeeds through taking chances, open mindedness

    Apr 17, 2013

    "In my situation, the easiest way for me to go to school was to join the military, and that was a big reason for joining the Army," Tucker said. "But it was also because it was something that was uncomfortable to me. Even then in my life, I was thinking if it's something that made you uncomfortable, but you really want to do it, then just go ahead and do it."

  • Army leaders visit with wounded Soldiers at Brooke Army Medical Center

    Apr 17, 2013

    Top senior Army officials and their spouses visited with wounded warriors and staff during a visit to Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, April 16, 2013.

  • New leg brace allows hundreds of Wounded Warriors to return to Active Duty

    Apr 17, 2013

  • Annual Off-Duty Safety Awareness Presentation now available

    Apr 17, 2013

    With spring here and summer rapidly approaching, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center recently released an update to the Off-Duty Safety Awareness Presentation, a tool designed to help Soldiers recognize hazards during these high-risk seasons.

  • Bavaria medical command gets new commander

    Apr 16, 2013

    Col. E. Darrin Cox assumed command from Col. Robert Goodman at a change of command ceremony on Rose Barracks.

  • Natick employees endure Boston Marathon tragedy

    Apr 16, 2013

    About five minutes earlier, Shivaun Pacitto had crossed the finish line in the 117th Boston Marathon. She was milling about with hundreds of other runners who were waiting to receive their medals and space blankets to ward off the spring chill. Then everything changed.

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