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  • Tripler Army Medical Center conducts Change of Command Ceremony

    Jul 25, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) conducts Change of Command and Change of Responsibility ceremony July 25, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the TAMC Flag Pole, where Col. David Dunning assumes command of TAMC from Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle, Commanding General of Pacific Regional Medical Command and outgoing TAMC Commander.

  • Prevent heat injuries with both food and water

    Jul 25, 2014

    Good hydration is necessary to avoid heat injury during hot conditions and when exercising in the heat. But did you know that the food you eat is just as important? Food provides energy and electrolytes.

  • The environmental health point of view

    Jul 24, 2014

    There are major environmental threats at work during this season -- heat injury, food-borne illness and vector-borne disease. Fortunately, with a little education and planning these hazards can be mitigated with minimal impact on summertime fun.

  • Picking the best pacers

    Jul 24, 2014

    The process of gaining the talents of 40 runners for the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Army Ten-Miler team is underway.

  • U.S. Army, General Motors and Raytheon announcing new training initiative for transitioning Soldiers

    Jul 24, 2014

    Tuesday, July 29, Deputy Chief of Staff G-1 Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg joined by Lynn A. Dugle, Raytheon Company Vice President, and Steve Hill, General Motors Vice President, will kick-off the "Shifting Gears" Automotive Technician Training Program during a proclamation signing beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Pentagon Courtyard.

  • Download This! The Performance Triad App (version 1.0)

    Jul 24, 2014

    The Office of the Army Surgeon General (OTSG) and US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) in Falls Church, Va., has launched a Performance Triad app (version 1.0) for iPhone and Android devices. The app is available as a free download by searching "Performance Triad" on your smartphone.

  • Public Health Command tracks new mosquito-borne disease

    Jul 23, 2014

    The U.S. Army Public Health Command is responding rapidly to an emerging viral infection that is threatening the United States.

  • Rocket Battalion lights up the sky

    Jul 22, 2014

    CHEOLWON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted a Field Training Exercise June 6 -- 20 at Rocket Valley, near Cheolwon, South Korea.

  • Medical researchers turn to 3-D printing for rapid prototypes

    Jul 22, 2014

    FORT DETRICK, Md. (July 22, 2014) -- To quickly design, fabricate and deliver prototypes of medical equipment to the field, the U.S. Army is employing futuristic 3-D printing technologies.

  • Army study looks at 'Developing Mental Armor for Soldiers'

    Jul 22, 2014

    In the fiscal year 2014 study, "Design, Implement, and Demonstrate Integrated Training to Optimize Human Performance and Discourage PTSD and Suicide," known as the Squad Overmatch Study, the goal was to demonstrate how to train the Soldier to recognize and apply learned techniques to manage psychological stress experienced in a combat-realistic, controlled, repeatable, and reviewable simulated environment while exercising warrior skills.

  • Wounded Warrior Hears Call To Ministry

    Jul 22, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- One small piece of paper. That's all it took to remind then Lt. Jared Vineyard of his faith in God. And it was a reminder that he sorely needed.

  • Health Center Welcomes New Commander

    Jul 22, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Commanders at Fox Army Health Center may come and go, but one thing remains the same -- their commitment to "serving to heal, honored to serve."

  • Ready and resilient: Performance Triad promotes healthy lifestyle, ready and resilient Soldiers

    Jul 21, 2014

    Eight hours of sleep a night, 10,000 steps a day and eight servings of fruit and vegetables daily. That's the prescription the Army is using to improve the health of the force.

  • Chow from a 3-D printer? Natick researchers are working on it

    Jul 18, 2014

    Army researchers are investigating ways to incorporate 3-D printing technology into producing food for Soldiers.

  • Bittersweet reunion in the desert

    Jul 18, 2014

    Deployed Soldiers can experience a wide range of feelings, physically and emotionally. A reunion in Kuwait was bittersweet for two high-school wrestling buddies from the small town of State College, Pa.

  • New leadership at Rader Health Clinic

    Jul 18, 2014

    Lt. Col. Soo Lee Davis relinquished command of Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic to Lt. Col. Ed Weinberg July 11 during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Davis arrived at Rader Nov. 27, 2013 and served as its 17th commander. She held the position for eight months.

  • New dental officers challenged to earn credibility, respect

    Jul 17, 2014

    The Fort Sill Dental Activity (DENTAC) graduated the 2014 class of the Comanche Advanced Education in General Dentistry-1 Year Program on July 11.

  • Body Mechanics offers retreat from stress

    Jul 17, 2014

    The stress of Army life, whether for Soldiers, Family members or the civilian workforce, can become overwhelming, but Fort Rucker offers a way that people on the installation can pamper themselves and find relief.

  • Wounded warriors build skills, confidence during archery event

    Jul 17, 2014

    Nearly 30 wounded, injured and ill servicemembers from Fort Belvoir and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Warrior Transition Battalions learned the basics of archery and applied their new skills at Outdoor Recreation's indoor and outdoor ranges as part of the inaugural Adapted Archery Day.

  • Markham students compete in fitness challenge

    Jul 17, 2014

    Some 250 students from Fort Belvoir's Markham School Age Center demonstrated their commitment to physical fitness and healthy living by participating in the 2014 Fitness Challenge, Friday, at Specker Field House. The event, sponsored by Child, Youth and School Services and the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, provided the young athletes a variety of challenges that tested their fitness levels and provided an opportunity to compete against each other in a friendly atmosphere.

  • Military members encouraged to use Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program

    Jul 16, 2014

    As news of the reduction in force reaches thousands of Soldiers, it's important to know that the Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program, formerly known as Army Career and Alumni Program, is still a key resource in place to help with the transition to civilian life.

  • Safety Sends--July 2014

    Jul 16, 2014

    After two years here at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, the time has come for me to bid you a fond farewell as director of Army Safety.

  • Soldiers kick it at Taekwondo camp

    Jul 15, 2014

    YONGSAN, South Korea -- Taewondo is a much beloved form of traditional martial arts that combines various acts of agility with incredible speed and powerful kicks. Since the year 2000, Taekwondo has become one of the official games in the Olympics.

  • Natick improves understanding with 3-D printed models

    Jul 15, 2014

    Welcome to Steve Smith's world. It's a place where big is small, small is big and anything is possible.

  • Melanoma-Silent but Deadly

    Jul 15, 2014

    Do you love having fun in the sun? If you do, it is essential you protect your skin from exposure to harmful sun rays known to cause skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, and melanoma is the deadliest skin cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 68,000 Americans are diagnosed with melanoma each year and another 48,000 are diagnosed with an early form of the disease that involves only the top layer of skin. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) melanoma causes about 8,000 deaths in the U.S. each year.

  • Tripler hosts People's Republic of China members during visit

    Jul 15, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) and Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle (center-left) and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Luciano (center-right), PRMC and TAMC Senior Enlisted Advisor, hosted Senior Captain Sun Tao (center), People's Republic of China, People's Liberation Army (Navy), along with 60 medical staff during a medical capabilities exchange July 8, 2014 at TAMC following a U.S. envoy tour of the Peace Ark.

  • Officials invite military families, retirees to 'come home' to military health care

    Jul 14, 2014

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Military family members and retirees in the San Antonio area are invited to enroll for primary care at their local military treatment facility.

  • Army doctor, 75, looks back at half-century of service

    Jul 14, 2014

    "It's like yesterday," Col. Arthur Wittich said about his military career that began in 1956, as a Navy hospital corpsman. "I consider myself blessed. I've enjoyed my career."

  • Blanchfield earns Army-level safety recognition

    Jul 14, 2014

    Blanchfield Army Community Hospital earned the Army's Safety and Occupational Health "Star Status" designation for safety following an on-site review May 27-30.

  • Tripler Army Medical Center participates in RIMPAC 2014

    Jul 14, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) sits atop the Moanaloa Ridge nestled between U.S. hospital ship USNS Mercy (right) (T-AH 19) and Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLA(N)) hospital ship Peace Ark (left) (T-AH 886) as seen from the shore at Ford Island. Both ships are in Pearl Harbor taking part in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) on July 11, 2014. TAMC took part in the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Medical Response portion of the exercise.

  • Army mariners, aviators conduct medical, logistics ops with New Zealand navy

    Jul 12, 2014

    Army mariners from the 163rd Transportation Detachment and the 545th Transportation Harbormaster Detachment, joined their 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, U.S. Navy and New Zealand Navy comrades during operations designed to strengthen working relationships July 10-11, 2014, as part of the biennial Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise.

  • Software helps to protect Soldiers from traumatic combat injuries

    Jul 11, 2014

    ADELPHI, Md. (July 11, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate has fostered closer teaming across the Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention of Injury in Combat program by designing a customized software system that integrates a digital library, a management tool for requests for information and other unique resources.

  • New home: Lyster pharmacy closes for move

    Jul 11, 2014

    The Lyster Army Health Clinic Pharmacy will close temporarily from July 16-20 to move to its new, permanent location inside the clinic.

  • How to avoid tick bites

    Jul 10, 2014

    It's important to be fully prepared with the knowledge to live a life free from annoying tick bites or debilitating diseases. This article will educate individuals on how ticks and the diseases they carry work, how their bites can be prevented and what actions to take if bitten.

  • Kenner NCO becomes U.S. citizen at White House ceremony

    Jul 10, 2014

    In an Independence Day ceremony in the East Room at the White House, Van Ausdall took the oath of citizenship with 24 other service members and military spouses selected by representatives of the U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Office. Because service members are eligible for citizenship after serving one year during peacetime, Van Ausdall's application to become a citizen was expedited and she learned early last week she'd be among the service members chosen to be sworn in as an American citizen with President Barack Obama watching.

  • Nielsen new General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital commander

    Jul 10, 2014

    General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital is under new leadership after its change of command ceremony Tuesday.

  • Surgeon General hosts virtual town hall meeting

    Jul 10, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Army surgeon general and commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Command, hosted the first Army Medicine Virtual Town Hall on Facebook, July 9, 2014.

  • WANTED - Special Agents: CID launches online application portal

    Jul 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, recently launched a new centralized recruiting program, part of which features an online application process aimed at recruiting qualified Soldiers to become CID Special Agents.

  • Hospital gets 2014 Stand Up for Patient Safety Award

    Jul 10, 2014

    The hospital's safety department has earned the National Patient Safety Foundation's 2014 Stand Up for Patient Safety Award through an initiative called "the MED Zone," designed to decrease medication-related errors. The award recognizes an organization's successful implementation of an outstanding patient safety initiative that was led by, or created by, mid-level management. It is one of only two presented by the NPSF this year. "The MED Zone," also known as the "Must Eliminate Distractions" zone, consists of two elements.

  • One intervention -- 'Durable' gatekeeper keeps a light burning

    Jul 10, 2014

    For his quick response intervening with a potential suicidal attempt and coming to the aid of his Soldier, 1st Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. Paul Funk recognized Cusic presenting him a commander's coin July 8 at Fort Riley, Kan.

  • 'Game-changing' device gets veteran back on his feet

    Jul 10, 2014

    After a decade of excruciating pain, Frank Larraza figured he'd never be able to walk pain-free again. But in a month's time, this 24-year Army veteran has gone from crawling to walking to running.

  • Performance Triad app now available

    Jul 10, 2014

    Army Medicine is committed to reaching beneficiaries where they live. The Performance Triad application (v1.0) is now available to do just that.

  • Paratroopers join brothers-in-arms at Amputee Care Center

    Jul 9, 2014

    British, American and Estonian service members, political dignitaries and community leaders joined nurses, doctors and technicians at the grand opening of the Amputee Care Center at Magdaleena Hospital, in Tallinn, Estonia, July 2, 2014.

  • BAMC leads Army in provider satisfaction

    Jul 9, 2014

    Based on patient satisfaction feedback, Brooke Army Medical Center leads the Army in overall satisfaction with their primary care managers.

  • WTB sustains highest safety honor for two years in a row

    Jul 9, 2014

    For the second year in a row, the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion command team, Lt. Col. Bryan Walrath and 1st Sgt. Daniel Munchbach, pinned the Department of the Army Safety Excellence Streamer to the WTB colors during a ceremony July 3, 2014.

  • GEMS Camp Makes Learning Math, Science Fun

    Jul 9, 2014

    For the third year, the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research is hosting three Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) camps during June and July for San Antonio middle school students at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The four-day sessions are laboratory-based camps that provide students the opportunity to participate in scientific experiments and learn basic laboratory skills.

  • Knowledge Newsletter 9 July 2014

    Jul 9, 2014

  • 4th Infantry Division medical officers help ANSF develop sustainable medical practices

    Jul 8, 2014

    When Capt. Aaron Berg and his interpreter, flanked by a security detail, walk into the Garrison Support Unit clinic of 1st Brigade, 205th Corps, Afghan National Army, on Camp Hero, Afghanistan, it's obvious he's been here before. He greets Afghan soldiers by name, even asking one about his workout at the gym on a previous night. Those with whom Berg has been working more closely greet him with handshakes and hugs. Berg and his interpreter, Haroon, are invited into 205th Corps surgeon Col. Mohhakim Zahidi's office.

  • Army invests in 3-D bioprinting to treat injured Soldiers

    Jul 8, 2014

    A team of scientists scans the surface of severely burned skin, creates a three-dimensional map of the wound with a laser, and then prints skin cells onto the patient using a 3-D bioprinter.

  • Time to renew required "Compliance Cards"

    Jul 8, 2014

    The Third Party/OHI/Compliance Card form must be filled out once a year, or more often during hospital stays, ambulatory procedure visits (outpatient surgery) or when there is a change in insurance status. Per DOD Instruction 6010.1, all non-active-duty beneficiaries are required to fill out form 2569 whether or not they have other health insurance. When the form is completed, a new compliance card is issued. The card should be presented with a military ID at each visit.

  • Army Medicine Hosts Virtual Town Hall July 9

    Jul 8, 2014

    Please join the Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of U.S. Army Medical Command Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho for a virtual Town Hall on the Army Medicine Facebook page at www.facebook.com/OfficialArmyMedicine on July 9 from 1:30-2:30PM EST.

  • USAMRICD's Rousayne is the Army recipient of the American Legion Spirit of Service Award

    Jul 8, 2014

    Spec. Cassandra Rousayne, a medical laboratory technician at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD) at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the Army recipient of the 2014 American Legion Spirit of Service Award. The award is presented to a member of each service to recognize that individual's volunteer service to the community during and after duty hours.

  • Tripler unveils new patient lift system

    Jul 8, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, has completed the installation of 41 patient lift systems into private and semi-private patient rooms to enhance staff and patient safety, while enhancing the quality of care provided to patients.

  • Dive headfirst into swimming safety

    Jul 7, 2014

    Drowning is not the only danger swimmers should be aware of as they return to the water this summer.

  • Eustis prepares for emergency during active shooter exercise

    Jul 7, 2014

    Exercise for Ft Eustis first responders.

  • Army Aeromedical Center, Lyster AHC welcomes new commander

    Jul 7, 2014

    The No. 1-ranked medical facility in U.S. Army Medical Command welcomed a new commander as Fort Rucker bid farewell to one of its most familiar faces.

  • PRMC Celebrates U.S. Army Medical Service Corps' 97th Birthday

    Jul 7, 2014

    Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) and Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) celebrate U.S. Army Medical Service Corps' 97th birthday on June 30, 2014 at TAMC, Hawaii.

  • Tripler leaders promote Armed Forces Voting Week

    Jul 7, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle, Commanding General of Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) and Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC), along with Command Sergeant Major, Robert Luciano, Senior Enlisted Advisor for TAMC and PRMC, fill out their Federal Post Card Applications (FPCA) on June 30 at TAMC, to raise awareness for Armed Forces Voting Week.

  • TAMC Welcomes the Newest Members to the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club

    Jul 7, 2014

  • Ranger named Special Operations Medic of the Year

    Jul 3, 2014

    On Oct. 5, 2013, Rangers from B Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, were a month in to their 18th battalion deployment, since 2001, to Afghanistan.

  • VCSA visits Fort Stewart, talks Army future

    Jul 3, 2014

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell spent July 1, 2014, on Fort Stewart meeting with senior leaders to discuss the Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign.

  • Two Fort Drum Civilian Employees strike a chord in barbershop chorus

    Jul 3, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- When the men of the Turning Point Chorus walked into the Commons for the quarterly Chaplain's Community Luncheon a couple of months ago, they were unsure of how the audience would react.

  • Army Leader tests the Performance Triad

    Jul 3, 2014

    Lt. Col. Theresa Saville, deputy chief of the Patient Administration Division (PAD) with the Office of the Surgeon General (OTSG), U.S. Army in Falls Church, Va., has been implementing the principles of the Performance Triad into her daily routine.

  • Terminally ill Army wife gives birth to 'miracle' baby at BAMC

    Jul 3, 2014

    When doctors told Yesenia Ruiz-Rojo she was terminally ill, the pregnant 21-year-old put all thoughts of herself aside. Just save my baby, she asked.

  • Prevention month reminds all to protect their eyesight

    Jul 3, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- July is Eye Injury Prevention month, and that is not by coincidence. Summer is a time of increased outdoor activities; from yard work and home maintenance, to sports and Fourth of July fireworks, the chances of eye injuries increase greatly during the summer months.

  • MCAHC now tobacco-free campus

    Jul 3, 2014

    McDonald Army Health Center is a Tobacco Free Campus

  • Sweet drinks leading dental damage determinant

    Jul 3, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Candy is officially taking a backseat as the leading culprit for causing cavities. Now sweet snacks and sugary drinks are driving dental emergencies and Fort Sill Dental Activity Soldiers are on the forefront of the battle.

  • DIVWEST father, son run to annihilate childhood cancer

    Jul 3, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- A staff officer and his son recently created a superhero and hosted a 5-Kilometer Run/Walk in Grenada, Mississippi, raising awareness and funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

  • Fort Campbell athletes triumph at Warrior trials

    Jul 3, 2014

    Two Fort Campbell Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion recently returned from the Army Warrior Games trials with gold, silver and bronze medals in hand -- along with the esprit de corps that represents the determined and resilient strength of the famed installation that sits on the Kentucky/Tennessee border.

  • A partnership for the fallen

    Jul 3, 2014

    Rosa Delia Guerro Lopez never joined the military, but now she wishes she had. Hollywood depictions of Soldiers cleaning floors with toothbrushes convinced young Guerro Lopez, now 42, and a pathology technician at the Institute of Forensic Sciences, San Juan, Puerto Rico, that the military was not the place for her. She associated the armed forces with conflict and knew nothing of benefits like free education.

  • Vilseck Army Health Clinic hosts German-American Provider Partnership Luncheon

    Jul 2, 2014

    In an effort to sustain and improve relationships between German and Americans in healthcare, the Vilseck Army Health Clinic hosted a Provider Partnership Luncheon at the Vilseck Chapel, June 27.

  • New commander slated to take on Leonard Wood's medical mission

    Jul 2, 2014

    During his 27-year Army career, Col. (Dr.) Peter E. Nielsen has served overseas four times including two combat deployments to Iraq. Now, Nielsen moves from the Army Medical Department's Western Regional Medical Command, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, to take command of the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital here, replacing Col. Marie Dominguez, the current hospital commander.

  • Independence Day 2014

    Jul 2, 2014

  • The Role of Partnerships in Health Risk Communication: Advancing Patient-Centered Care

    Jul 2, 2014

    Army Medicine has implemented health risk communication practices over the past year that have helped foster an environment of enhanced partnerships. The command position for health risk communication in 2014 will be to increase senior leader and subject-matter-expert understanding of, and support for, partnership-based risk communication and application of more evidence-based communication principles that benefit all patients, and supports the Army's vision of a more "Ready and Resilient" force.

  • Army Surgeon General Receives Honorary Doctorate, Delivers Keynote Address at NYIT Commencement

    Jul 2, 2014

    Excerpts from the keynote commencement remarks given by Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho on May 19 at the New York Institute of Technology's (NYIT) College of Osteopathic Medicine's hooding ceremony.

  • Eisenhower Army Medical Center Welcomes new Command Sergeant Major

    Jul 2, 2014

    The Eisenhower Army Medical Center hosted a change of responsibility for the outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Ricky Dean and welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Raymond Price, III on June 25, 2014, at Barton Field, Fort Gordon, Ga.

  • Practice Greenhealth Lands Five MTFs for Sustainability Excellence

    Jul 2, 2014

    Practice Greenhealth (PGH) recently recognized five military treatment facilities (MTFs) for sustainability achievements. Awards were presented at the CleanMed 2014 Conference held in early June in Cleveland, Ohio. The annual PGH Awards recognize hospitals and healthcare organizations that are protecting patient, staff and community health, as well as the environment. This year marks the fifth straight year that MEDCOM MTFs have received PGH awards.

  • Foxtrot Company, 232d Medical Battalion Implements Performance Triad Goals Board

    Jul 2, 2014

    During their Performance Triad Kickoff week event held June 6, Foxtrot Company (F Co) 232d Medical Battalion, implemented the unit Performance Triad goals board. The intent is to influence the Lifespace of Soldiers by setting obtainable goals and educating them on the importance of making healthier choices.

  • The Workout Doesn't Stop Until the Recovery Begins

    Jul 2, 2014

    Ever wonder why your muscles seem to always be sore after your workouts? It could be that you are not properly refueling after your workouts.

  • Gibson Awarded for Excellence in Research and Distinguished Graduate at Eisenhower School

    Jul 2, 2014

    Col. David Gibson, who will take command of the United States Army Medical Materiel Agency (USAMMA) at Fort Detrick, Md., this July, is the recipient of the USA Association of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF)/Eisenhower School Award for Excellence in Research for his paper on Cost Containment in the Military Health System (MHS).

  • Porter Becomes Third Medic in History to Receive Tomb Badge

    Jul 2, 2014

    After months of intense training, Sgt. Luke Porter, HHC, 4th Battalion, 3d US Infantry (Old Guard), became the 623 recipient and third Army Medic to receive the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Identification Badge since it was first issued in 1958.

  • Congratulations 2013 Professional Medical Logisticians' Award Recipients

    Jul 2, 2014

    Army Medical Command is pleased to recognize the recipients of the CY13 Professional Medical Logisticians' Leadership and Civilian Awards. These recipients have clearly demonstrated exceptional leadership skills, technical competence, professionalism, and customer service in the medical logistics field.

  • Teyhen Graduates from War College

    Jul 2, 2014

    Col. Deydre S. Teyhen was recognized as a 2014 distinguished honor graduate at the Army War College (only 61 out of 385 graduates recognized as distinguish honor graduates) and her research paper, "Professional Soldier Athlete: The Cornerstone of Strategic Landpower's Human Dimension," was one of six papers that received the Commandant's Award for Distinction in Research.

  • Army Warrior Trials vs Army Warrior Games

    Jul 2, 2014

    More than 100 Army, Marine Corps, and Air Force athletes competed in archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field, and wheelchair basketball tournaments during the 2014 Army Warrior Trials at West Point, June 15-19.

  • 6-17th ARS Transfer of Authority Ceremony / 6-17 공격정찰항공대대 TOA Ceremony

    Jul 2, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- The 4th Armed Reconnaissance Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment transferred authority and equipment to the 6th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment during a ceremony at Camp Humphreys, June 25, 2013.

  • Reserve unit conducts annual training in Africa during Western Accord 2014

    Jul 1, 2014

    Soldiers of the 49th Medical Battalion are spending their annual training in Senegal, Africa, in support of Exercise Western Accord 2014.

  • Readiness begins with YOU

    Jul 1, 2014

    This month marks our nation's 238th birthday, and while that might seem like a long time, we're still young compared to many countries around the world. What's helped set us apart and make us a global power in just a couple centuries, however, has been the dedicated service and sacrifice of our military members. Thank you for what you do every day to ensure our freedoms endure!

  • Build safety into summer fun

    Jul 1, 2014

    Summer fun could be hindered by unintentional accidents if people do not make safety a priority.

  • Protect your eyes in sports--just like you do in combat

    Jul 1, 2014

    Players of any sport with potential to cause eye injury should wear protective eyewear designed for that sport.

  • Permethrin-treated uniforms protect against lethal diseases

    Jul 1, 2014

    The Army combat uniform with permethrin protects Soldiers from insect and tick-borne diseases while in garrison, training and non-combat deployed environments.

  • Building a healthier Army with the Performance Triad

    Jun 30, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach hosted its Army Performance Triad kickoff earlier this month inside The Exchange at Urlas, during which members of the Katterbach Army Health Clinic joined members from the Army Wellness Center Bavaria in Vilseck to offer their expertise and resources on site.

  • Army South trains Paraguayan special forces in combat casualty care

    Jun 30, 2014

    The eerie whistle of a mortar round pierces the calm as the unmistakable cracks of incoming rounds augment the disarray that surrounds you. To the seasoned combat veteran, the experience of a fight and years of training to acclimate to the sights and sounds of battle can allow that Soldier to operate at peak performance. However, one sound alone has the ability to rattle nerves and send fear into even the most seasoned Soldier.

  • 3-D Modeling Valuable Tool in Forensic Discovery

    Jun 30, 2014

    The National Museum of Health and Medicine continued its Medical Museum Science Café series May 27, as guests embarked on the process involved with recreating the face of an individual through a combination of art, forensic science and anthropology.

  • Army Medicine in Europe reaches out to German partners

    Jun 27, 2014

    Partnership was the word of the day as members of Army Medicine in Europe met with their counterparts from the Bundeswehr Medical Service at the latter's headquarters June 26.

  • Reasons your Primary Care Manager may change

    Jun 27, 2014

    If you have ever gotten a letter from your Military Treatment Facility stating that your Primary Care Manager has changed, you may have felt frustrated and upset about seeing a new doctor.

  • Lyster pharmacy increases formulary, capacity for retirees' prescriptions

    Jun 27, 2014

    Lyster Army Health Clinic's pharmacy has expanded its medication list over the past three years to better serve its retiree population and make filling prescriptions even easier.

  • Red Cross office opens at Lyster

    Jun 27, 2014

    The American Red Cross recently opened an office inside Lyster Army Health Clinic for community members interested in volunteering at the clinic.

  • USAARL researcher's sensory science efforts make a difference

    Jun 27, 2014

    The Army uses all types of technology to better the Soldier, but that technology must start from somewhere, and one researcher at the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory is making it his mission to make a difference.

  • BAMC cancer survivors celebrate in "50's style"

    Jun 27, 2014

    Brooke Army Medical Center held its 8th Annual Cancer Survivors "50's style" celebration at San Antonio Military Medical Center June 21.

  • EOD leader, triple amputee earns DOD master rating badge

    Jun 26, 2014

    In April 2012, Staff Sgt. Chris Walker, a former team leader with the 706th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 303rd EOD Battalion, out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, was hit with an improvised explosive device during a post-blast investigation in Afghanistan.

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