Archive: Army Medicine

Showing 200-300 of 7744 items, Subscribe to RSS Feed
 
  • Adaptive sports key in Army Trials athlete's achievement

    Mar 6, 2016

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- The military recognizes and provides great care for injured, ill or wounded service members. One of the supporting factors in the rehabilitation process is preparing Soldiers to return back to active duty or civilian life. One wounded warrior is utilizing adaptive sports to transition himself back to a normal lifestyle. U.S Army veteran, Staff Sgt. Adam Blow from Fort Worth, Texas, finds it difficult to be around other people especially in larger crowds because of his injury but through the Army physical fitness and adaptive sports program, his goals are quickly being reached. Blow is competing in the 2016 Army Trials being held March 6-10 at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Career as police officer goal for injured veteran at Army Trials

    Mar 6, 2016

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- Retired Spc. Michael Sheeley's goal this summer is to be accepted into law enforcement training for the Fayetteville, North Carolina, police department. Before that, he has something to prove. His immediate goal is to be selected to the Army Team and compete in the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games. He was selected as an alternate in 2015.

  • EDITORIAL: Army Trials athletes learn how to brand themselves for civilian employment

    Mar 6, 2016

    FORT BLISS, Texas - A standing poster outside of the Army Trials Career Day event held at Fort Bliss asserted "Ready and Resilient, Be Army Strong." Hosted by the Army Warrior Transition Command Career and Education Readiness Branch (CERB)Career Day was organized on behalf of the more than 100 wounded, ill and injured Soldier and veteran athletes competing for 45 coveted slots on the Army team to compete in the June 14-22, 2016 Warrior Games taking place at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York.

  • Tough, realistic medical training at NTC

    Mar 4, 2016

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. - A high-pitched whistle screams through the once calm, desert air. Someone shouts "incoming," and suddenly a loud, thunderous boom rattles the previously solid ground within a mile radius. Rat-tat-tat-tat. Gunfire erupts from all directions. All of a sudden, the battlefield is eerily silent, and out of nowhere, someone shouts "Medic!" followed by more people-Soldiers to be exact, echoing the same. The shouting is loud; it's almost deafening.

  • GLWACH's DoD-VA healthcare agreement expands statewide

    Mar 4, 2016

    Veterans assigned to all four Missouri Veterans Administration Medical Centers and hospitals may now receive specialty care at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital according to an agreement signed Wednesday, Jan. 27.

  • Army aims to select winning team

    Mar 4, 2016

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- Army athletes lined up at Milam Gym Feb. 28 for the first day of archery practice in hopes of being selected to represent the Army in the 2016 Warrior Games slated to take place at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, June 14-22.

  • Savor the Flavor of Eating Right during National Nutrition Month

    Mar 4, 2016

    The theme for 2016 National Nutrition Month is "Savor the Flavor of Eating Right," which encourages everyone to take time to enjoy food traditions and appreciate the pleasures, great flavors, and social experiences food can add to our lives.

  • Working behind the scenes inspires Soldier to compete

    Mar 4, 2016

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- In 2015, 1st Lt. Antonia Pearse was assigned to provide public affairs support for the wounded warriors from the Warrior Transition Unit at Walter Reed, and she accompanied them to Fort Bliss, Texas, while they tried out for the Army Team for the Department of Defense Warrior Games. This year, Pearse has returned to Fort Bliss with the goal of competing in the 2016 DoD Warrior Games.

  • Valuable base for TBI study seen at Fort Leonard Wood

    Mar 4, 2016

    The 2016 Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium and Summit events are slated for March 31 and April 1, respectively, with TBI instruction and discussion events to be held at the Fort Leonard Wood main chapel. The TBI "Symposium" event's purpose is to train high-level installation commanders, medical personnel and NCOs, and is a separate and distinct event from the TBI "Summit." Approximately 75 professionals with expertise and interest in TBI have accepted personal invitations to travel to Fort Leonard Wood and collaborate at the Apr. 1 TBI Summit. The summit's goal is for researchers and clinicians to build an infrastructure for TBI related research on Fort Leonard Wood.

  • New CSM for the Regional Health Command-Pacific

    Mar 4, 2016

    The Regional Health Command-Pacific (RHC-P) continued a time honored Army tradition on Mar. 4, 2016, by conducting a Change of Responsibility ceremony which saw Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Luciano relinquish his Senior Enlisted responsibilities over the RHC-P to Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Watson III. The ceremony was held here, at Tripler Army Medical Center's Kyser Auditorium, and was hosted by Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, commanding general, RHC-P.

  • Moment of Tooth: Dental Soldiers compete for top honors

    Mar 3, 2016

    Dental warriors from throughout the Atlantic region, left lab coats behind, donned battle rattle and went into warrior mode to compete for the title of DENCOM Atlantic Best Warrior this week on Fort Jackson.

  • Public Health Team Ensures Safety of Food and Water

    Mar 3, 2016

    Safe food and drinking water are luxuries most of us take for granted, but they wouldn't be possible without Public Health Command Europe's food inspection program.

  • WOW!!!

    Mar 3, 2016

    As part of Women's History Month, Army Logistics is honoring the contributions of women like the 85,000 Women Ordnance Workers who helped improve logistics for Soldiers on the battlefield.

  • Overuse of antibiotics decreases effectiveness when truly needed

    Mar 3, 2016

    Antibiotic resistance is a rapidly growing health concern, and it's largely attributable to over-prescribing the drug at times when providers and/or patients are unsure of its ability to actually have an effect on the illness being treated.

  • Test your healthy diet knowledge with quiz

    Mar 3, 2016

    In recognition of National Nutrition Month, the Kenner Army Health Clinic staff is challenging community members to demonstrate their knowledge of healthy eating habits through this 14-question, multiple-choice quiz.

  • New CT scanner brings latest technology to BACH

    Mar 3, 2016

    A brand new computerized tomography (CT) scanner went live at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Feb. 29, considerably increasing capabilities of the radiology division. Humphrey said the faster scan time reduces the time patients are on the table, which increases patient comfort. Productivity of the radiology department also gets a boost with the improved speed of procedures.

  • Patient sings praises of BACH staff after surgery

    Mar 3, 2016

    Ohio native Kerry Singer sang the praises of staff at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital for the excellent care he received. "I went in and everybody was great," Singer said. "They told me what was going to happen and (now) there's no excruciating pain." He was in the hospital for about five days, followed by a week in rehabilitation. He said he was up walking the day after the surgery.

  • Injury spurs veteran to become competitive athlete

    Mar 2, 2016

    FORT BLISS, Texas - A motorcycle accident where she lost the lower half of her right leg caused a change in the competitive attitude of Army Veteran Sgt. Ana Manciaz. Prior to the accident, she was not especially athletic or competitive. Since then her goal is competing in triathlons.

  • Keller Army Community Hospital holds a Non-Commissioned Officer's Induction Ceremony

    Mar 2, 2016

    Five Soldiers from Keller Army Community Hospital were inducted into the Non-Commissioned Officer's Corps during a Tuesday afternoon ceremony.

  • 18th MEDCOM (DS) holds its 2016 Best Warrior Competition

    Mar 2, 2016

    Over the course of three grueling days in February, Soldiers of 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) battled exhaustion and muscle failure, culminating with a final test of Army warrior tasks to earn the distinction of 18th MEDCOM (DS)'s Best Warrior.

  • Are you getting enough ZZZs? Sleep like a baby with these top tips

    Mar 1, 2016

    It is time to tackle the epidemic no one talks about - lack of sleep! There are many things YOU can change to naturally increase the amount and quality of your sleep.

  • Eating right, reduce the risk of chronic disease

    Mar 1, 2016

    Eating right is an important part of feeling and looking your best. Also, healthy eating is one of the most powerful tools you have to reduce your risk of chronic disease.

  • RHCE Telehealth saves Army $1.34 million, takes MEDCOM Wolf Pack Award

    Mar 1, 2016

    The Regional Health Command Europe Advancement of Telehealth team has been recognized by U.S. Army Medical Command with the quarterly Wolf Pack Award.

  • Soldiers getting junctional tourniquet designed to save lives

    Mar 1, 2016

    The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency (USAMMA), a subordinate command within the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), is fielding a new junctional tourniquet designed to save Warfighters from dying on the battlefield after injuries to the groin or armpit area. Since the devices are one-time-use items, the new junctional tourniquet can be supplied with the bag (NSN with molle bag: 6515-01-646-2617), or separately with the tourniquet on its own (NSN without molle bag: 6515-01-618-7475). Being able to order and field the tourniquet without the bag for those who already have a carrying case will help the Army avoid unnecessary costs and logistical burden.

  • Journey to Army Trials

    Mar 1, 2016

    Fort Bliss, Texas - For Spc. Stephanie Morris, participating at Army Trials 2016 is about more than just competition. It's a way for her to honor her friends and those Soldiers from her unit who died when they were hit by indirect fire in Afghanistan on June 18, 2013.

  • SMA spouse shares trust in Army Medicine

    Mar 1, 2016

    "We have always used military facilities for my husband, me, and our son's [healthcare]," Dailey said. "The atmosphere at a military hospital makes you feel part of the larger Army family. You can tell the staff cares, they listen to you, and they take the time to help our military families so they have the best experience possible."

  • Protect your eyes and your health

    Mar 1, 2016

    Eye care providers see an increase in eye injuries in the spring as people begin sharpening tools, cutting grass, working on vehicles, preparing gardens and playing outdoor sports. It is important to recognize eye hazards associated with cutting and grinding and protect yourself from high speed small particles with appropriate safety eye wear.

  • Fort Hood WTU Soldiers' competitive spirit earns invitation to Army Trials

    Mar 1, 2016

    The 2016 Army Trials, hosted by the Warrior Transition Command, are under way at Fort Bliss, Texas. Five of the nearly 125 Army Soldiers and veterans are from Fort Hood, Texas. The competition portion of the annual event runs March 6-10 with practice sessions and training for the athletes Feb. 27-March 5. The Army Trials help determine which athletes get selected to represent Team Army at the DOD Warrior Games.

  • Message from CSM Johnson on the 129th Anniversary of the Enlisted Medical Corps

    Mar 1, 2016

    Happy Birthday to the Medical Enlisted Corps! At 129 years old we are one of the oldest corps in the Army Medical Department.

  • A former Soldier's lifelong devotion to 'fueling the fight'

    Mar 1, 2016

    With more than three decades of knowledge as a petroleum supply specialist, Russell Datts brings an extraordinary level of experience and enthusiasm to the classroom as a civilian contractor who teaches the Petroleum Specialist Reclassification Course at The Army School System Training Center Fort Lee, Virginia.

  • Keller Army Community Hospital celebrates 129 years of the U.S. Army Enlisted Medical Corps

    Mar 1, 2016

    Keller Army Community Hospital celebrated 129 years of the U.S. Army Enlisted Hospital/Medical Corps, March 1, 2016, with a cake-cutting ceremony in the Brian D. Allgood Ambulatory Clinic, West Point, N.Y.

  • Medical mission command: A gap in doctrine

    Feb 29, 2016

    Doctrinally, medical mission command is reserved for medical commands, medical brigades, and multifunctional medical battalions. So what about medical forces in nonmedical units?

  • Army Warrior Transition Command Conducts 2016 Army Trials

    Feb 29, 2016

    Alexandria, Virginia -- More than 100 wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and Veterans will join together at Fort Bliss, Texas to compete in the U.S. Army Trials 2016, March 6-10. Hosted by the Army Warrior Transition Command, the Army Trials help determine which athletes get selected for the Army team to compete at the DOD Warrior Games. Training and practice sessions begin Sunday, February 28.

  • Best practice: ARAP assessment code facilitates safety awareness

    Feb 29, 2016

    According to Virgilio Munoz, safety manager for Kenner Army Health Clinic at Fort Lee, Va., the Army Readiness Assessment Program is an invaluable resource that plays an integral role in an organization's safety program.

  • OPR rounds up Fort Bliss youths

    Feb 29, 2016

    Fort Bliss youths participated in the Optimal Performance Rodeo (OPR), a program emphasizing the Army's System for Health, at the Replica Child Development Center, Fort Bliss, Feb. 20.

  • Warm heart to warm heads

    Feb 29, 2016

    There are many ways to relieve stress after punching the time card. Some individuals enjoy listening to music; others talk about their day with significant others. For Janet Shiraishi, a retired civil service employee, her cup of tea involves hooks.

  • MEDDAC-Japan's nursing staff discuss immunizations

    Feb 29, 2016

    Nursing staff members from Brig. Gen. Crawford Sams U.S. Army Health Clinic (a.k.a. MEDDAC-Japan) gather to discuss a peer reviewed article on immunizations as a part of Nurse Grand Rounds, at Camp Zama, Japan, on Feb. 23, 2016.

  • US Army Trials commence with stately opening ceremony

    Feb 28, 2016

    On a splendid February 27 evening in the high desert of far western Texas over one hundred wounded, ill and injured Army athletes gathered for opening ceremonies amid the prickly pear and mesquite scrubland of Fort Bliss. They were there to compete in the third annual U.S. Army Trials, with hopes of securing one of 45 coveted slots, across seven adaptive sports, at the 2016 Warrior Games to be held this June at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.

  • Fort Drum Veterinary Treatment Facility earns national accreditation

    Feb 26, 2016

    The Fort Drum Veterinary Treatment Facility recently joined the ranks of pet health care centers accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).

  • His wishes, our honor.

    Feb 26, 2016

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- What started as simple wishes became a full-scale military mission involving Soldiers, civilians, units and equipment across Fort Carson, Feb. 24.

  • Healthy goals: Army spouse sees results midway through Estep's Resolution Challenge

    Feb 26, 2016

  • Civilian employees, Soldiers must be cautious of political activity on social media

    Feb 25, 2016

    Reminder about permissible and not permissible election time political activity

  • Clinic experts share insights about colon cancer statistics, detection

    Feb 25, 2016

    In March, the Kenner Army Health Clinic disease managment will spotlight the importance of colon cancer screenings and education to promote the health of its beneficiaireies. Recognizing the importance of early detection with preventive health screenings is part of Kenner's "mission of care."

  • Using Tele-health to connect to the future of health care

    Feb 25, 2016

    A pilot program allows emergency room patients at Fort Campbell to be seen by doctors hundreds of miles away at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon via tele-health.

  • USAMMA Signs Agreement for New Medical Device Cybersecurity Pre-assessment Process

    Feb 25, 2016

    The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency (USAMMA) entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with DeltaStracâ„¢ LLC in January 2016, to start a new cybersecurity pre-assessment process for medical device vendors hoping to do business with the Army.

  • More than medics

    Feb 25, 2016

    Six Soldiers with William Beaumont Army Medical Center competed in a command-wide Best Warrior Competition, Feb. 15-18.

  • Buffalo Soldier brought to life at WBAMC

    Feb 25, 2016

    Soldiers and staff at William Beaumont Army Medical Center received a special performance from Charles Taylor, Jr., a Buffalo Soldier re-enactor and retired command sergeant major, during a Black History Month observance at WBAMC, Feb. 17.

  • Different routes lead from LPN to RN

    Feb 25, 2016

    It was a desire for career advancement and increased patient care that drove Crystal Kincade and Althea Morgan, two Eisenhower Army Medical Center LPNs, to seek the additional education to become RNs.

  • Brig. Gen. Scott Dingle Speaks at Black History Month Celbration

    Feb 25, 2016

    Brig. Gen. Scott Dingle, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, Office of the Army Surgeon General, was the keynote speaker before about 200 guests at "Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memory." The occasion was 2016 Black History Program at the Defense Health Headquarters. Dingle's remarks were filled with sprit and energy; his theme was "don't lose your bearing."

  • Madigan welcomes Soldiers home

    Feb 25, 2016

    Madigan Army Medical Center Soldiers returning from deployments got a warm welcome home at a Warrior Recognition Ceremony here on Feb. 23.

  • Cambodia's Blood Collection Program Strengthened

    Feb 25, 2016

    In an ongoing effort to assist in strengthening Cambodia's blood collection capabilities, members from the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), which included subject matter experts from the Regional Health Command-Pacific (RHC-P), and partner nations from throughout the Pacific, saw two new health care facilities (a regional blood center and a laboratory) in Kampong Cham, at the provincial hospital open on Feb. 17, 2016.

  • LRMC Soldier one of top runners in U.S.

    Feb 24, 2016

    A Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Soldier is now one of the top runners in the United States.

  • Show your heart some love and stay heart healthy

    Feb 24, 2016

    Valentine's Day may be over, but that doesn't mean you should ignore your heart the rest of the year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that in the United States, 1 in 4 deaths are attributed to heart disease and over 600,000 people die of heart disease annually.

  • Health Professionals focus on Brain Injury Awareness

    Feb 23, 2016

    Symptoms associated with a brain injury are nothing to shrug off, according to medical experts with the Bavaria Health Command.

  • Medical Simulation Training Center offers combined training for comprehensive care

    Feb 23, 2016

    If you're looking for the most current military medical training in the northern region of the United States, you won't need to search far. It's right here at Fort Drum.

  • Fort Meade MEDDAC Welcomes New Command Sergeant Major

    Feb 23, 2016

    Vowing to be a "360 degree leader" Command Sergeant Major Lance Thomas accepted the ceremonial noncommissioned officers sword and assumed the responsibilities as the Fort Meade Medical Department Activity (MEDDAC) Command Sergeant Major from Command Sergeant Major R.D.W. Crosby during a change of responsibility ceremony.

  • SBHC enhances their fight against breast cancer

    Feb 23, 2016

    The U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks (USAHC-SB) is always looking for ways to enhance the delivery of world-class medical care to their patients. The Mammography Clinic has found a way to advance this mission.

  • Dragon Soldiers and ROKAF Combine Forces for Base Defense Exercise

    Feb 22, 2016

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea -- Soldiers with 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, were joined by a medical element from the Republic of Korea Air Force 10th Fighter Wing, during a Combined Base Defense Exercise held on Suwon Air Base, Feb. 18, 2016.

  • SMA Dailey visits AMEDD Center and School

    Feb 22, 2016

    Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey visited the Army Medical Department Center and School, Army Health Readiness Center of Excellence, Feb. 18 to observe training and meet with NCOs. Dailey started his day joining Soldiers attending enlisted medical training during morning physical training activities accompanied by Command Sergeant Major Andrew Rhoades. Highlights of his visit included an orientation tour of the Flight Paramedic Training Facility where he observed paramedic training exercises featuring air evacuation, forward surgical team critical care and the use of the most sophisticated simulators available for medical training.

  • 80th TC SHARP office empowers civilian counterparts

    Feb 21, 2016

    If a sexual assaulted victim ends up at the emergency room of a Richmond area hospital, chances are the hospital will call a victim advocate affiliated with The Regional Hospital Accompaniment Response Team to help that victim.

  • Army Surgeon General makes Fort Bragg her first stop

    Feb 19, 2016

    Lt. Gen. Nadja West, the Army Surgeon General and U.S. Army Medical Command commanding general, visited Womack Army Medical Center and Fort Bragg, Feb. 17 and 18.

  • HIV infections on the rise, military can be at risk

    Feb 19, 2016

    In 1981 many memorable historical events happened such as the U.S. and Iran signing an agreement to release 52 Americans hostages after 444 days in captivity. President Ronald Reagan was also shot and wounded by John Hinckley III during this time. But, one of the most significant events was the discovery of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, a rare lung infection which was affecting gay men in Los Angeles. This became the first official reporting of what would become known as the AIDS epidemic, according to www.aids.gov.

  • New Policies for Breastfeeding as an Active Duty Soldier

    Feb 19, 2016

    For Active Duty Soldiers, the mission always comes first, but a new policy means Soldiers do not have to sacrifice breastfeeding as part of their infant care.

  • New telehealth program pilot tests ability to improve patient access, Soldier readiness

    Feb 19, 2016

    The Army launched a new program Feb. 2 to measure the impact of technology on providing primary care services in reducing the time non-urgent care patients spend in busy emergency centers

  • El Paso VA director visits hospitalized veterans

    Feb 19, 2016

    Veteran patients at William Beaumont Army Medical Center received a surprise visit and gift from the acting director of the El Paso Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Gail Graham, as part of National Salute to Veteran Patients week, Feb. 11.

  • NATO shadows WBAMC's integrative approach

    Feb 19, 2016

    The practice of holistic medicine is not new to William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC).

  • Get to know: Internal Medicine Clinic

    Feb 19, 2016

    The Internal Medicine Clinic at William Beaumont Army Medical Center is more than just a clinic; it's a home.

  • Brig. Gen. Sargent Honors the History of the Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Huachuca

    Feb 19, 2016

    Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, Commanding General, Regional Health Command-Pacific, served as the Guest Speaker for a Black History Month Celebration at the Home of the Buffalo Soldier, Fort Huachuca, AZ, on Feb. 18, 2016. The event was hosted by Maj. Gen. Scott D. Berrier, Commanding General, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence & Fort Huachuca.

  • Time to focus on you

    Feb 18, 2016

    It's time to ponder what's being done to take care of you. Are you getting enough sleep? Eating healthy? Exercising regularly? Maybe you need to battle buddy to help you stay accountable. The point is to make a plan and here are some tips to get it started.

  • Madigan babies saving lives

    Feb 18, 2016

    Madigan babies are helping to save lives through a cord blood donation program offered through the hospital and a community non-profit. Thanks to the donations of their cord blood, since July alone Madigan Army Medical Center babies have helped save a 7-year-old boy with leukemia, a 14-year-old girl with anemia, a woman with lymphoma and a man with a bone marrow disorder.

  • Madigan names NCO, Soldier of the Year

    Feb 18, 2016

    After a rigorous three-day competition, Sgt. Katie Whelan and Spc. Milos Drljic emerged as Madigan Army Medical Center's best Soldiers of 2015. Whelan, the noncommissioned officer in charge of Madigan's Environmental Services Branch, and Drljic, a medical laboratory technician here, were named the NCO of the Year and the Soldier of the Year respectively.

  • French connection: TSC medical company hosts Allied cadet

    Feb 18, 2016

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany -- American medical support personnel serving with the 21st Theater Sustainment Command in Germany welcomed French cadets into their organization, demonstrating the vibrancy and integrity of the NATO alliance as well as the technical expertise and quality of training available within regional U.S. military organizations.

  • RACH colonel reaches out to Fort Sill units

    Feb 18, 2016

    Col. Kenneth Lemons, Reynolds Army Community Hospital commander, briefs TRICARE Online information to Marines assigned to the Fort Sill Marine Artillery Detachment at Fort Sill, Okla

  • Rader Clinic, Belvoir hospital streamline breast cancer detection

    Feb 18, 2016

    Last October, Marcia Flagg, a registered nurse and quality manager tasked with managing 14,000 Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic enrollees noticed a problem: 700 enrollees, ages 52 to 74, were either overdue or never had a mammogram, a vital tool to screen for breast cancer early, according to Flagg.

  • Bringing a Soldier back from the ledge

    Feb 17, 2016

    A medic assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Cavalry Division Artillery passed a truck pulled over on a highway overpass four miles south of here.

  • Medic Malvin L. Brown, First Casualty in the US Forest Service Smokejumper Program

    Feb 17, 2016

    Throughout the Second World War, Army units remained segregated separating "colored" troops from other Soldiers. It was not until after the war that the armed forces were desegregated under President Truman's executive order in 1947. Despite the separations, Pfc. Malvin L. Brown was a member of the only parachute unit composed entirely of black Soldiers.

  • Health Readiness in the Deployed Environment: One Soldier's Success Story

    Feb 17, 2016

    Readiness--Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark Milley has said--is and will remain the U.S. Army's number 1 priority. The Performance Triad--sleep, activity, and nutrition--supports health readiness as a foundation for individual and unit readiness. 1st Lt. Ashley Alameda, during deployment to Camp Arifjan, reported on her approach to maintaining readiness with the use of the Performance Triad.

  • JBSA-Fort Sam Houston commemorates Black History Month

    Feb 16, 2016

    Brooke Army Medical Center hosted the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Black History Month commemoration Feb. 10 at the Fort Sam Houston Theater. This year's theme was, "Hollowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories."

  • Former BAMC commander first to use heart-lung machine in Army

    Feb 16, 2016

    Almost 60 years ago, a young surgical resident at Fitzsimons Army Hospital, Colorado, was assigned a daunting task. He was given three months to learn how to set up and operate a new piece of equipment that would save many lives in the years to come. Now in his late-80s, former Brooke Army Medical Center commander retired Maj. Gen. Floyd Baker recalls the event as if it happened yesterday. He even has pieces of the original machine and a collection of photographs to document his achievement.

  • En route to pull teeth, Army Civil Affairs members pull man from tractor-trailer crash

    Feb 13, 2016

    On a busy two-way road packed with motorists about an hour south of Djibouti City, four 18-wheelers sat smashed together, their cabs crushed like soda cans in a recycle bin. Shattered glass covered the streets, and the screams of a trapped man filled the air. Before coming face-to-face with this tragic accident, members from the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, assigned to the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, were en route to Ali Adde, a remote village not far from the Somali border, for a dental civic action program mission to provide basic dental care to local villagers, Feb. 10, 2016.

  • LRMC Revises Tobacco Free Policy that Goes into Effect Feb. 15

    Feb 12, 2016

  • Tripler graduates newest Medical Laboratory Technicians (68K)

    Feb 12, 2016

    On February 12, 2016, Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), Department of Pathology, held a graduation for Medical Laboratory Technician (68K) class 15-015.

  • New video series will help Soldiers get and stay in shape

    Feb 11, 2016

    Guard Your Health recently launched its #WarriorReady Workout video series to help Soldiers amp up their PT routine and stay mission ready.

  • KAHC honors health recipients during National Patient Recognition Week

    Feb 11, 2016

  • Patty inducted into Army's Antiterrorism Honor Roll

    Feb 11, 2016

    The Army Antiterrorism (AT) Awards Program was established to recognize excellence and significant achievements in the Antiterrorism Field and those who work hard behind the scenes to protect DA personnel, Family Members, facilities, units and installations. These individuals work diligently to heighten awareness of military and Family Members to the nature and dangers of terrorism, while also deterring terrorism through aggressive defensive measures and Army Antiterrorism Strategic Plans.

  • Embedded Behavioral Health Clinic welcomes new therapy dog

    Feb 11, 2016

    Doctors and patients alike are ecstatic to see the new face of Zoey the therapy dog at the Embedded Behavioral Health Clinic on Hunter Army Airfield. Zoey recently got her credentials and became a licensed therapy dog for the clinic, which treats many behavioral health disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

  • Joint base raises awareness of Zika virus

    Feb 11, 2016

    The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Directorate of Public Works is asking that the joint base community be cognizant of the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease that has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization.

  • Army surgeon general promoted at Conmy Hall

    Feb 11, 2016

    Lt. Gen. Nadja West, 44th surgeon general of the U.S. Army and Commanding General of U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), received her third star during a promotion and swearing-in ceremony at Conmy Hall on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Feb. 9.

  • U.S. Army Medical Command announces 2015 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs winners

    Feb 11, 2016

    The U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) announces its winners of the 2015 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Awards Competition. First place winners will represent MEDCOM at the Department of the Army level of the competition.

  • Veterans Affairs, DoD and community partners strategize to tackle veteran suicide, 'invisible wounds

    Feb 11, 2016

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a new strategy to combat the number of veteran suicides, one that includes reducing the number through social engagement.

  • New Boak dental clinic opens on Fort Leonard Wood

    Feb 10, 2016

    The new Boak Dental Clinic will conduct a formal Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 9 a.m. Feb. 2 commemorating the clinic's re-memorialization and official grand opening. The new $13,207,860, 18,266 square foot clinic serves the 20,000 initial entry and Advanced Individual Training population on Fort Leonard Wood with 30 dental chairs and 20 dental providers. The original Boak Dental Clinic on the corner of FLW 1 and Minnesota Ave. was dedicated Aug. 6, 1965. The clinic was in service for over 20 years until troop levels decreased and newer clinics were built here in 1984.

  • Army Surgeon General's promotion

    Feb 10, 2016

    44th Army Surgeon General's Promotion and Oath of Office Feb. 9, 2016.

  • Presidents' Day Holiday Safety Message

    Feb 10, 2016

    America's presidents have come from many states, held different occupations and faced many challenges. However, each president answered the same call - the call to serve the American people. This Presidents' Day weekend will also afford our Soldiers, Civilians, Contractors, and their Family Members the chance to enjoy various recreational and leisure activities. As we enjoy some well-deserved time off, let us not forget that this holiday is in honor of our presidents. Take some time to reflect on some of their greatest contributions towards the advancement of our country.

  • West assumes command of MEDCOM

    Feb 10, 2016

    The Army's 44th Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Nadja West, assumed command of the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) at ceremony held today at Ft. Sam Houston.

  • Blanchfield celebrates 115 years of Army Nurse Corps

    Feb 10, 2016

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY. -- Since the Revolutionary War, nurses have treated American Soldiers throughout our nation's conflicts, but it was not until 1901 that the Army Nurse Corps officially came into being.

  • Army Reserve offers $25,000 bonus for most warrant officer specialties

    Feb 9, 2016

    The Army Reserve needs more warrant officers, a senior leader told 7th Mission Support Command Soldiers.

  • Army Nurse Corps celebrates 115th anniversary

    Feb 9, 2016

    William Beaumont Army Medical Center Soldiers and staff, along with Army Nurse Corps veterans, celebrated the 115th anniversary of the Army Nurse Corps with a historic uniform display at WBAMC's Clinical Assembly Room, Feb. 2.

  • Unlocking brainpower key to improved Soldier performance, experts say

    Feb 9, 2016

    "Training the brain is really the gateway to improved readiness and performance," Col. Benjamin Solomon said.

  • Burn Center Sets New Patient Admittance Record in 2015

    Feb 9, 2016

    The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, set a new record in 2015 with the most patients being admitted in a calendar year. In 2015 there were 819 patients admitted to the Burn Center with the previous record was set in 2012 at 793.

  • Tripler celebrates the graduation of IPAP Class 3-13

    Feb 9, 2016

    Three Soldiers from Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) graduated from the Interservice Physician Assistant Program (IPAP) recently. The TAMC Ohana gathered to celebrate their achievement.