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  • Hearing protection not just for work-related activities

    May 29, 2013

    May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

  • Soldiers pay homage at Texas veterans' home over competitive bingo

    May 29, 2013

    TEMPLE, Texas -- While Memorial Day can often be a time of solemn remembrance, it is also a time to honor the military history and stories that span a great number of generations.

  • Army medicine is more than saving lives

    May 29, 2013

    Double amputee feels Army healthcare providers aren't just saving lives -- they are giving lives.

  • Bavarian clinics meet medical accreditation

    May 28, 2013

    VILSECK, Germany -- Health care leaders here are delighted with the results of an inspection of its Military Treatment Facilities in Bavaria from May 21 to May 23 by an external organization.

  • Fort Knox MEDDAC hosts first NCO Induction Ceremony in six years

    May 28, 2013

    FORT KNOX, Kentucky -- The Non-Commissioned Officer Corps officially grew May 22 as Ireland Army Community Hospital welcomed 17 NCOs into the corps in its first NCO Induction Ceremony in six years.

  • Patriots Stay 'SHARP'

    May 28, 2013

    In line with the Armywide mandated Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention standown this past week, the 174th Infantry Brigade Commander, Col. Craig A. Osborne, voiced his zero-tolerance policy.

  • Fort Knox Soldier wins Gold at Warrior Games

    May 28, 2013

    When her platoon sergeant asked for volunteers who liked swimming or cycling and would be willing to attend a developmental clinic for the upcoming Warrior Games, Sgt. Alaina Barnes raised her hand and said she enjoyed both.

  • USF graduate earns Army scholarship

    May 28, 2013

    Hilary Jones is looking forward to a career as an Army physician.

  • Medical First Responders course taught during Angkor Sentinel 2013

    May 27, 2013

    The Medical First Responders course was conducted with the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and Idaho National Guard Soldiers during Angkor Sentinel 2013, May 18-27, 2013.

  • Charlie med's MASCAL: we train as we fight

    May 26, 2013

    Amid a cacophony of theatrical shrieks and cries of pain, medics from Charlie Company, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, sharpened their skills with a mass casualty training exercise at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, May 12.

  • Providers assist soldiers in resiliency

    May 24, 2013

    It does not discriminate. It can show itself in any individual at any age. It does not care if you are rich or poor. Depression is deadly, silent and can hide from battle buddies, leaders and family. The 82nd Sustainment Brigade has multiple resources for soldiers considering suicide to persevere and enhance their resiliency during troubled times.

  • Rader is a tobacco-free campus

    May 24, 2013

    Patients, staff members and visitors to Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall can no longer light up, chew or use any other tobacco product on the facility's campus.

  • Dimensions of wellness: Spiritual fitness critical to readiness

    May 24, 2013

    Every decision we make, thought we think and attitude or belief we hold fits into the framework of four different concepts: spiritual, physical, social and mental wellness.

  • Suicide prevention advocates speak to post, ALU leaders

    May 24, 2013

    The U.S. military suicide rate has steadily climbed over the past three years. In 2012, more than 349 active duty troops ended their lives, nearly 100 more than the number of troops who died in combat the same year and a 15 percent increase from 2011.

  • 'Miracle Man': Army veteran with 'recycled' heart redeems trash from run route

    May 24, 2013

    Self-dubbed the Recycling Runner, Fort Drum resident Joe Sullivan runs behind a double stroller for at least six miles a day on and off post, picking up every piece of trash he sees along his route. Later, he empties the items from his backpack and stroller storage basket to sort, recycle and donate all cash redemptions to the American Heart Association.

  • Rader is a tobacco-free campus

    May 24, 2013

    Patients, staff members and visitors to Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall can no longer light up, chew or use any other tobacco product on the facility's campus.

  • RESPECT-Mil assessments provide help for Soldiers with behavioral health needs

    May 24, 2013

    Re-Engineering Systems of Primary Care Treatment in the Military (RESPECT-Mil) is a treatment model designed by the U.S. Department of Defense's Deployment Health Clinical Center to screen, access and treat active-duty Soldiers for depression and post traumatic stress disorder. This program has been modeled after a program that was proven effective in treating civilian patients with depression.

  • Health Expo educates Fort Rucker community

    May 24, 2013

    The Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility hosted 49 vendors and about 350 attendees for the 2013 Health Expo May 16.

  • Shifty supplements: dangers of dietary aids

    May 24, 2013

    Certain commercial supplements are not allowed for use by Service members due to health concerns. Members should understand what to look out for to avoid the consequences, and more importantly the risks, of taking a banned supplement.

  • Volunteer continues legacy of service

    May 24, 2013

    At Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Tuesday and Friday afternoons are pretty good. It is on these days that the unmistakable aroma of fresh popcorn permeates the hallways near the Patient and Family Medical Resource Center, where a rolling popcorn stand has sat for years. Throughout the day, patrons and staff alike carry away treats in neat paper bags, always giving thanks to the man responsible for the entire popcorn operation -- the man most refer to as "Mr. Wally." Rufus W. Mendenhall has been a part of the Blanchfield Family for nearly 27 years, working in patient records and as a patient resource clerk. Nowhere in his job description will one find the words "popcorn chef" -- it's just one of the many things he does, behind the scenes, to help boost the spirits of any person who crosses his path.

  • Knee brace puts 'a spring in your step'

    May 23, 2013

    Weight, hinge design, and assistive power of a quasi-passive exoskeleton were studied at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center here to see how these factors affect the way an individual walks.

  • Flags In ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    May 23, 2013

    Tomb Sentinels honored America's fallen heroes with a " Flags In" ceremony, May 23.

  • Fort Sill stands up Army Wellness Center

    May 23, 2013

  • Chaplain's corner: Clara Barton an American heroine

    May 23, 2013

    Although a schoolteacher by training, Clara Barton is best known for her tireless and sacrificial work as a nurse on the Civil War battlefield. Her wartime efforts and experiences are extraordinary; as was her faith in God. If ever there was an American heroine, she's one whose life ought to be emulated.

  • Marrow donor drive coming in June

    May 23, 2013

  • Brooke Army Medical receives call from space

    May 23, 2013

    An astronaut returns to Brooke Army Medical Center to visit with staff and wounded warriors -- but this time, he is on board a space station, orbiting 250 miles above earth and traveling at a speed of 17,000 mph.

  • Leadership changes at U.S. Army Public Health Command

    May 23, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Dean G. Sienko assumed command of the U.S. Army Public Health Command in a May 23 ceremony at the Top of the Bay on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Flags In 2013

    May 23, 2013

    Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), place American flags in front of fallen veteran's gravestones during Flags In, May 23, in Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • Humanitarian operations course focuses on inter-agency cooperation

    May 22, 2013

    Whether natural or man-made, disasters can happen anytime -- anywhere. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance is an agency that deals with deadly disasters worldwide. With global logistics and transportation capabilities, the U.S. military often assists in USAID disaster relief operations. Angela Sherbenou, USAID senior humanitarian adviser at U.S. Army Africa Command, gave 29 U.S. Army Africa Soldiers and civilians the low-down on Joint Humanitarian Operations (JHOC), May 14-15.

  • Army launches 'Know the Signs' summer safety campaign

    May 22, 2013

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center commences its official summer safety campaign and encourages all Soldiers, Department of the Army Civilians and Family members to remain prepared for the fun and hazards associated with warmer weather.

  • Memorial Day: The Surrender of Soldiers to the Nation

    May 22, 2013

    Few people will challenge the significance of a Soldier's ultimate sacrifice. All men die, but for the sake of a higher cause the fallen Soldier's life is stripped away. Therefore it seems most people, and rightly so, consider fallen combatants worth honoring because of the untimely nature and violent condition of their deaths.

  • Mason Award recipient sets sight on Army medical career

    May 22, 2013

    Class of 2013 Cadet Drew Long is among 13 future Medical Corps officers who will be attending medical school following graduation from the U.S. Military Academy on May 25. Having achieved the highest grade point average among them, he was presented with the 2013 Richard M. Mason Memorial Award by Col. Felicia F. Pehrson, commander of Keller Army Community Hospital May 21.

  • Soldier builds atypical program, challenges status quo

    May 21, 2013

    Staff Sgt. LuQuan Smith, who is also a range-safety noncommissioned officer for Joint Multinational Training Command, spends much of his free time enhancing other peoples' lives.

  • BAMC Medical Team Impacts Lives in Honduras

    May 21, 2013

    A medical team from Brooke Army Medical Center made a lasting impact in Honduras last month during a two-week urology medical readiness training exercise.

  • Memorial Day Holiday Safety 2013

    May 21, 2013

    Memorial Day is a time of reflection, to remember the sacrifices of those who have come before us and those who have served with us in service to this great Nation. This Memorial Day, we honor and extend our gratitude to those who gave their full and final measure and thank our Soldiers for their service.

  • Army teams with Navy--everyone wins

    May 21, 2013

    The U.S. Army Public Health Command's Ship Rider program deploys an Army E-5 or E-6 veterinary food inspection specialist to select Military Sealift Command combat stores ships to inspect food shipments

  • USAPHC personnel assess air quality in Kuwait

    May 21, 2013

    A team of nine individuals from multiple portfolios across the U.S. Army Public Health Command recently completed a mission in a deployed environment more than 6,000 miles away from home.

  • 81st RSC paving the road to resilience

    May 20, 2013

    Most any online dictionary will define resilience as follows: Oxford English dictionary: 1. the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity 2. the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness

  • Airborne MPs receive pepper spray certification

    May 20, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The Military Police leadership of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division hosted pepper spray training for MPs across the division who required the certification May 15, 2013. The training, which is mandatory for all military law enforcement before they may carry the painful and often demobilizing chemical, serves the dual purpose of allowing Soldiers to understand and feel the effects, and be able to perform their law enforcement functions in the event of a cross-contamination, said Sgt. 1st Class John Murphy, the 2nd BCT Provost Marshal's Office noncommissioned officer in charge.

  • National Women's Health Week

    May 17, 2013

    Col. Don West shares that May is National Women's Health Month and uses this as an opportunity to educate and increase awareness throughout the Army about the wide range of Women's Health programs and initiatives available to female Soldiers, spouses and other beneficiaries.

  • DoD Mental Health, Traumatic Brain Injury Center Receives New Director

    May 17, 2013

    The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) hosted a ceremony today to welcome Navy Capt. Richard Stoltz as its new director.

  • Helicopter pilot's woodworking hobby whirrs into family business

    May 17, 2013

    KILLEEN, Texas -- For one Soldier, a woodworking hobby has branched into a family customized crafts business with the motto, "You imagine it, we make it."

  • Revised disability evaluation system improves process for departing Soldiers

    May 17, 2013

    Fort Bragg, N.C., which is one of the Army's premier posts, continues to lead the way in ensuring that Soldiers' and veterans' needs are met during their medical evaluation board and the transition that often follows the MEB findings.

  • USAISR Burn Center receives FDA clearance for burn resuscitation technology

    May 17, 2013

    The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the Burn Navigator, or Burn Resuscitation Decision Support System-Mobile.

  • Ombudsman helps military community with medical issues

    May 16, 2013

    Beneficiaries looking for assistance with medical-related troubles should look no further than their local ombudsman.

  • Shoulder-to-shoulder: U.S., Filipino Soldiers train to purify water

    May 16, 2013

    A team of U.S. Army Soldiers and civilians helped the Filipino people purify more than 14,000 gallons of water during a joint military exercise in April. The water-purification project, part of the Balikatan 2013 Exercise, demonstrates the U.S. military's significant commitment to stand "shoulder-to-shoulder" during military operations as well as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions in the Pacific region, said Jim Muldoon, the science advisor assigned to U.S. Army Pacific at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Football legend Herschel Walker urges troops to seek help for mental illness

    May 16, 2013

    Widely regarded as one of football's greatest running backs, Herschel Walker, now 51, led a successful career on the gridiron. But off the playing field, the NFL star and Heisman trophy winner struggled.

  • SMA: 'We can never say thank you enough to our wounded warriors'

    May 15, 2013

    Warrior Games and similar activities are "testaments to the nation's support for our wounded warriors, honoring their service and sacrifices," said the Army's top enlisted leader.

  • Natick Soldier makes impressive marathon debut in tribute to Boston victims

    May 15, 2013

    Running as a tribute to those affected by the Boston Marathon bombing, Maj. Owen Hill of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine made a memorable marathon debut of his own on Mother's Day.

  • Transparent leadership; interactive training key to preventing sexual assault

    May 15, 2013

    Sexual assault and sexual harassment has no business amongst the ranks of our Soldiers. The Old Guard is aggressively and actively training our Soldiers to ensure the bonds of trust within the regiment are not broken.

  • USAMRMC Meets with Royal Thai Army Delegation

    May 15, 2013

    Brig. Gen. (P) Joseph Caravalho Jr., U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick (Md.) commanding general, met with Lt. Gen. Phanuvich Pumhirun, M.D., Surgeon General of the Royal Thai Army and Medical Field Service School commanding general, along with a delegation of Royal Thai Army leadership officials at USAMRMC Headquarters May 14.

  • SMRC-IND Team Conducts Annual Training

    May 15, 2013

    The USAMMDA Division of Investigational New Drugs for Force Health Protection partnered with TATRC to conduct the SMRC-IND team's annual training exercise at Fort Detrick, Md., on April 25 to prepare for potential deployment of IND protocols and subject matter expertise.

  • Introducing Army Medicine's Secure Messaging Service

    May 15, 2013

    Army Medicine Secure Messaging Service (AMSMS), powered by RelayHealth, brings your healthcare team to you, wherever you are, any time of day. It allows you to communicate with your doctor through secure email about non-urgent healthcare matters, so your doctor or another care team member can respond during business hours.

  • Clinic staff build relationships with nurses from UK, Weiden

    May 14, 2013

    Staff from the Grafenwoehr Health Clinic celebrated National Nurses Week with some multinational flare here Friday.

  • Transition Check Point aids transitioning wounded Soldiers

    May 14, 2013

    To help ease the Soldiers through the process, the WTU's rehab team hosted a Transition Check Point on May 3 at McGill Training Center. The event introduced the wounded Soldiers to government agency representatives, internship opportunities, colleges and adaptive sports.

  • May is Healthy Vision Month

    May 14, 2013

    Early detection is key for protecting eyesight over a lifetime

  • Physical Activity Awareness Month, May 2013

    May 14, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Army Surgeon General, delivers a public service announcement for Physical Activity Awareness Month, May 2013.

  • National Mental Health Awareness Month, May 2013

    May 14, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Army Surgeon General, delivers a public service announcement about National Mental Health Awareness Month, May 2013.

  • Sleep Awareness Month, May 2013

    May 14, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Army Surgeon General, delivers a public service announcement for Sleep Awareness Month, May 2013.

  • National Women's Health Awareness Month - May 2013

    May 14, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Army Surgeon General, delivers a public service announcement for National Women's Health Awareness Month- May 2013.

  • 2013 Warrior Games Cycling Competition Images

    May 14, 2013

    Images of the Army cycling team during the cycling event at the 2013 Warrior Games on May 12, 2013.

  • Army sitting volleyball team dominates early in Warrior Games

    May 14, 2013

    Army sitting volleyball team put on an impressive display of their skills early by crushing both of their competitors during the preliminary games, looking to repeat last year's gold medal performance.

  • 2013 Warrior Games Opening Ceremony Images

    May 14, 2013

    Images from the opening ceremony of the Warrior Games held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs on May 11, 2013

  • Army Reservist Adapts to Injury, Competes in Warrior Games

    May 14, 2013

    For Army Reservist Spc. Quintarious Almon, the realities of serving in the face of adversity and the challenges of adapting to injury are a matter of daily life. The Anniston, Ala., and member of the 143rd Sustainment Command headquartered in Orlando, Fla., is competing in the 2013 Warrior Games to show fellow service members that injury is a conquerable adversary.

  • Army racks up medals at 2013 Warrior Games

    May 14, 2013

    So far in the games the Army has claimed 25 medals: eight gold, eight silver and nine bronze. The competition continues through May 16 with events in wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, archery and swimming.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III awards Warrior Games track and field medals

    May 14, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III awards Warrior Games track and field medals on May 14, 2013.

  • Warrior Games track and field competition

    May 14, 2013

    Images from the Warrior Games track and field competitions on May 14, 2013 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • The All-Nighter

    May 13, 2013

    It was another Army class away from my family, but they were not strangers to me being gone. After three deployments, my wife and kids were accustomed to Dad leaving. We were all grateful this trip would last only six weeks. But with winter approaching, there were a lot of projects on the home front that needed my attention before I left.

  • CSF2 Performance Enhancement Training is on target for Army's Warrior Games shooting team

    May 13, 2013

    A Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Master Resilience Trainer - Performance Expert helped provide one-on-one performance enhancement training using biofeedback software with a member of Team Army's 2013 Warrior Games shooting team.

  • Dawn Rosarius Assumes Role of MEDCOM ACMA

    May 13, 2013

    Dawn L. Rosarius, Civilian Deputy, Principal Assistant for Acquisition for the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Fort Detrick, Md., received her official charter as the new Acquisition Career Management Advocate for the U.S. Army Medical Command May 1.

  • Warrior Games Wheelchair Basketball Competition

    May 13, 2013

  • Warrior Games Shooting Competition

    May 13, 2013

    Images from the Warrior Games shooting competition at the U.S. Olympic Committee Training Center on May 13, 2013.

  • Warrior Games sitting volleyball competition

    May 13, 2013

    Images from the Warrior Games sitting volleyball competition on May 13, 2013 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Warrior Games cycling athletes inspire other wounded, ill, or injured Soldiers

    May 12, 2013

    The first in a series of competitive adaptive sports planned for the Warrior Games, the cycling event pitted the six teams against one another in seven different cycling categories. In the four-hour event, 20 wounded, ill or injured Army Soldiers and Veterans raced against friends and rivals in pursuit of the gold.

  • Members of the U.S. Army sitting volleyball team plan the British Armed Forces in an exhibition game

    May 11, 2013

  • Enrollment closed at Rader Clinic

    May 10, 2013

    Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic Recommends RelayHealth to Increase Access to Healthcare and Mitigate Enrollment Limitations.

  • "If she had not been here ... this kid would have died"

    May 10, 2013

    When his 16-year-old son Anbia started getting tired all the time, Ghulum Sayed became concerned and took his son to see a doctor. There was a growth, under the skin, on the side of his neck that a person could feel.

  • Head-shaving event sign of solidarity, sign of hope

    May 10, 2013

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Head-shaving can be a way to show support in finding cures for childhood cancer. Volunteers of the Saint Baldrick's Foundation hosted a head-shaving event April 27 at the Warrior Zone. The foundation was created to raise awareness and funding to find cures for childhood cancer.

  • Training to reach perfection

    May 10, 2013

    Two hundred men and women, who have overcome the odds to participate in the Warrior Games, trained on Fort Carson and the United States Air Force Academy May 6-10.

  • Mother's Day at the 2013 Warrior Games

    May 10, 2013

    One mother is being flown to Colorado Springs where her son, Staff Sgt. Nathan Robbins, will compete in the 2013 Warrior Games.

  • Army Vet Overcomes Injuries to Compete for Gold at Warrior Games

    May 10, 2013

    Spc. Jon B. Brancheau is attending the games for the first time this year and will be competing in two events: archery and shooting.

  • Warrior Games Help Injured Soldier Cope with Daily Challenges

    May 10, 2013

    Spc. Quinton Picone's journey to the Warrior Games began nearly two years ago, and during that time, he has had to overcome physical and mental challenges that could easily break the will of most.

  • Competitive Spirit Pushes Soldier Through Recovery

    May 10, 2013

    Already a four-time Warrior Games medalist, Sgt. Ryan McIntosh has proven a formidable and determined Soldier athlete.

  • Army Swimming Team Prepares for the Warrior Games

    May 10, 2013

  • Soldier Looks to Claim More Gold Medals at Warrior Games

    May 10, 2013

    Some men are born to be famous, some are born to be businessmen, some scientists, some engineers, astronauts or rock stars, but Army Sgt. Delvin Maston was born to be an athlete, and he will be showcasing his world class athletic skills here during the 4th annual Warrior Games scheduled to begin May 11, 2013.

  • A Soldier's Traumatic Injury in Iraq to Recovery and Participation in Warrior Games

    May 10, 2013

    Ceteran Randall "Blake" McMinn who, nearly seven years after his medical retirement, continues to live with limitations imposed upon him by wounds of war.

  • Health Clinic showcases young artists' talent

    May 9, 2013

    Hohenfels Middle/High School students create a unique 'life space' exhibit for permanent display at the Health Clinic.

  • Transition Check Point aids transitioning wounded Soldiers

    May 9, 2013

    For many Soldiers at the Fort Meade Warrior Transition Unit, their time in the Army is coming to an end and they are preparing to move into civilian life. To help ease the Soldiers through the process, the WTU's rehab team hosted a Transition Check Point on Friday morning at McGill Training Center. The event introduced the wounded Soldiers to government agency representatives, internship opportunities, colleges and adaptive sports.

  • 'Strongman' event to benefit wounded warriors

    May 9, 2013

    WATERTOWN, N.Y. -- Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division (LI) live in a part of the country where their snow-shoveling civilian neighbors may be among the toughest of off-post military communities Armywide.

  • Post celebrates National Nurses Week

    May 9, 2013

    In 1899, the surgeon general set criteria for the establishment of a reserve force of nurses. It can be argued that because of their courage, commitment to service and compassion for others during assigned engagements, the Nurse Corps became a permanent fixture in the Army Medical Department Feb. 2, 1901. Today, 40,000 active, Reserve and National Guard officers, non-commissioned officers, enlisted and civilians represent Army Nursing.

  • Army program transforms wounded Soldiers into elite athletes

    May 9, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Michael Lage may be loyal to his Army green, but he's hoping to add some gold to his uniform next week when he vies for medals in cycling and shooting at the 2013 Warrior Games.

  • IMCOM urges privacy awareness

    May 9, 2013

    In a world where people seem constantly connected to one another by social networking and social media sites, privacy seems a luxury that is hard to come by, but Fort Rucker is working to ensure that people know the importance of privacy.

  • Hospital clinical pharmacist selected for competitive traineeship

    May 9, 2013

    A Fort Belvoir Community Hospital clinical pharmacist was recently picked to attend a pain management program component, making her one of 10 pharmacists in the country chosen for the Pain and Palliative Care Traineeship.

  • 'The Human Factor': Nurse explains drive behind her passion

    May 9, 2013

    The harrowing escape through the Cambodian jungles, the constant struggle to evade guerrilla forces, the years spent at a Thai refugee camp-- Sochara Chumnoeur remembered none of this when she arrived in America in 1988. At just eight years old, Chumnoeur arrived with her family in Connecticut knowing little English. While she may have forgotten about her home country (which she believes her mind blocked out), her parents ingrained her Cambodian culture in her here. She also learned her parents' work ethic, from their emphasis on her schoolwork to their example of building a life from factory wages.

  • Commentary: Army strength begins with physical fitness

    May 9, 2013

  • 'Hot fuel' saves time, gets choppers back training quickly

    May 9, 2013

    NORTH FORT HOOD, Texas -- The launch of a new forward area refueling point here reduces 20-minute helicopter refueling times down to just four while providing actual training conditions found in a combat zone.

  • Electrical shocks a year-round hazard

    May 9, 2013

    Electricity is one of the greatest amenities of modern life, but it also poses very real and very deadly hazards for those who don't respect it.

  • Surviving skin cancer

    May 9, 2013

    Michelle Bain shared her personal story of skin cancer on The Morning Show April 24. "I began tanning in high school," said Bain. "I would go to a tanning salon for about a week or two before homecoming or prom -- big events -- but, mostly, I laid in the sun outside in high school." As an adult, Bain used the tanning bed more often -- typically from January to May -- for about 11 years. Then, nine months after marrying her husband, she received news that would change her life. "In 2011, I was diagnosed with malignant melanoma," she said.

  • Pediatrician answers questions on weekly AFN session

    May 8, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Dr. Michelle Melicosta, a pediatrician at the Wiesbaden Health Clinic, has started a question-and-answer session each week on American Forces Network Wiesbaden called "Ask the Doctor." During the segment, Melicosta answers medical questions parents have about their children. She has been a practicing pediatrician for 17 years and in Wiesbaden for three years.

  • Army doctors work to ensure self-sufficient, secure Africa

    May 8, 2013

    U.S. Army Africa, in partnership with Mauritanian Armed Forces, conducted a joint Medical Readiness Training Exercise in Nouakchott, Mauritania, March 25 - April 5, which focused on familiarizing Mauritanian Ministries of Defense and Health personnel with U.S. medical techniques and procedures used when performing suture-less cataract surgery. Working closely with host nation health officials, U.S. medical and logistical teams deployed to get valuable real-world training, increase interoperability with regional medical providers, and help local citizens needing treatment.

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