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  • Avoiding influenza: Flu vaccination, education effort under way

    Oct 23, 2014

    With recent talks of Ebola in the news, one more common virus could potentially make its rounds if people aren't prepared -- influenza.

  • 65th BEB farewells 130th Engineers and joins Tropic Lightning Division

    Oct 23, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division activated the 65th Brigade Engineer Battalion during a ceremony on Weyand Field, Oct. 21.

  • Best of the Best; 2nd SBCT Soldiers compete for EFMB

    Oct 23, 2014

    Schofield Barracks, Hawaii -- More than 60 health care specialists assigned to 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division sought after the most coveted badge in the Army.

  • Human Dimension: Army Medicine part of culture change

    Oct 22, 2014

    Winning wars in the future will not be about who has the best technology or the latest weapons. The difference between success and failure will be the "human dimension."

  • USAMRIID supports Ebola Virus Disease outbreak response in West Africa

    Oct 22, 2014

    The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases is playing a significant role in assisting the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak response in West Africa.

  • USA MEDDAC Fort Drum celebrate Nat'l Physical Therapy Month

    Oct 22, 2014

    MEDDAC Physical Therapy team to offer injury prevention and human performance optimization educational event to the Fort Drum community to commemorate National Physical Therapy Month on 24 October 2014.

  • Faces of the Force: Barbara Nelson

    Oct 22, 2014

    During her 26-year career, Barbara Nelson has focused on getting good deals on behalf of servicemen and -women, making sure that the government gets what it pays for and that wounded Soldiers get the care that they need. "Faces of the Force" is an online feature highlighting members of the Army Acquisition Workforce.

  • Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month by Going First Class

    Oct 22, 2014

    October is National Dental Hygiene Month and a good time to remind Soldiers about the Army's Go First Class program which links Soldiers' annual examination with a dental cleaning visit, in order to optimize oral health and help every Soldier attain and maintain optimal dental readiness, Dental Class 1.

  • 80th Training Command (TASS) Instructor of the Year credits resilience for achievement

    Oct 22, 2014

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Oct. 22, 2014) --- Sgt. 1st Class Raymundo Soto, an All Source Intelligence Analyst senior instructor assigned to 6th Military Intelligence Battalion/95th Regiment, 1st Brigade, 100th Training Division, beat out seven other competitors to win the 80th Training Command (TASS) Instructor of the Year Competition here Oct. 20 and 21.

  • Cancer-surviving Hawaii Reserve Soldier wins seven medals at wounded warrior games

    Oct 22, 2014

    U.S. Army Reservist Sgt. Kawaiola Nahale, 311th Signal Command, was diagnosed with malignant breast cancer in April, 2013. A year and three surgeries later, she is not only cancer free, but has returned home to Hawaii from the Invictus Games in London and Warrior Games in Colorado where she represented the U.S. Army and was one of the only 2 Hawaiian Soldiers who qualified to compete. She won 7 medals in swimming.

  • Healthy Fun at NMHM's Teddy Bear Clinic

    Oct 22, 2014

    Not even dark clouds and rain could wash away the smiles at this year's Teddy Bear Clinic, Sept. 13, at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland.

  • Engineers, Scientists Participate in International Exchange Program

    Oct 22, 2014

    Much like a foreign exchange program in which a student may participate, the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command coordinates employees who want to participate in a professional exchange through the Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program.

  • MEDCOM CSM: 5 traits a female leader needs in the Army

    Oct 22, 2014

    The longest-serving enlisted female Soldier still on active duty will retire Oct. 24, after more than 35 years of service to the Army. Command Sergeant Major Donna Brock leaves behind a legacy of leadership and mentorship, and she said she looks forward to continuing that tradition in retirement. In her role as senior enlisted advisor to the surgeon general, and command sergeant major, U.S. Army Medical Command, she dedicated some of her time to conducting female mentorship sessions across the Army. Here are the top five traits Brock believes a female leader needs to be successful in the Army.

  • MEDCOM CSM shares final leadership lessons with force

    Oct 22, 2014

    A self-proclaimed "Soldier for life," Command Sgt. Maj. Donna Brock will retire this week after more than 35 years of service to the Army. The current senior enlisted advisor to the surgeon general, and command sergeant major, U.S. Army Medical Command, joined in 1979 and has risen to the highest enlisted rank in Army Medicine -- also becoming the longest serving enlisted female on active duty. Brock has been preparing for her transition to civilian life and said she already has a part-time opportunity as a leadership coach and mentor waiting for her. But before the command sergeant major retires, she shares some final lessons in leadership with the force.

  • CG flu shot

    Oct 21, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campell, Jr., U.S. Army Europe commander, recieves his annual flu shot from Wiesbaden Army Health Clinic personnel Monday, Oct. 20. WAHC clinic and Army medical personnel across the theater are dedicated to the health and longevity of their patient populations during this flu season and beyond. The health of our Soldiers and their Family members is the top priority.

  • Italian, U.S. gather at annual San Bortolo BBQ

    Oct 21, 2014

    Italian and American medical communities gathered for the annual San Bortolo barbecue held in the partially medieval cloister of the San Bortolo Hospital Sept. 25.

  • Soldiers, community members donate blood to save lives

    Oct 21, 2014

    Donating Blood to save lives.

  • Red Cross Honors Surgeon General

    Oct 20, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Horoho receives Distinguished Woman Warrior Award from the American Red Cross.

  • Moving forward part II; 'Road to Resilience'

    Oct 20, 2014

    Being resilient doesn't mean a person is immune to sadness, pain or grief. The road to resilience is likely to involve considerable emotional distress. Furthermore, resilience is not a trait that people have or do not have. It involves behaviors, thoughts and actions that can be learned and developed by anyone.

  • Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Inducts Newest Member

    Oct 20, 2014

    Described as a non-commissioned officer who "has set the standard for all future NCOs who will come behind her," Staff Sgt. Andrea D. Hartline was inducted into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club (SAMC), the Command Sgt. Maj. Jack L. Clark Jr. Chapter, during a ceremony Oct. 3 in Memorial Auditorium at Walter Reed Bethesda.

  • USAMRIID Welcomes New Sergeant Major

    Oct 20, 2014

    The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases bid farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Darryl W. Warren and welcomed Sgt. Maj. Michael L. Brooks at the change of responsibility ceremony Oct. 1.

  • USAMRIID Supports Ebola Virus Outbreak in West Africa

    Oct 20, 2014

    From on-site laboratory support in Liberia, to training of key personnel, to accelerated research efforts on diagnostic, vaccine and treatment approaches, the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases is playing a significant role in assisting the Ebola virus outbreak response in West Africa.

  • Walk Raises Fort Detrick Community Breast Cancer Awareness

    Oct 20, 2014

    More than 200 people turned out for the seventh annual Fort Detrick Army Community Services/Exceptional Family Member Program breast cancer walk on Fort Detrick, held Oct. 9, walking more than 300 miles.

  • TAMC's Change of Responsibilty

    Oct 20, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center's (TAMC) Command Sergeant Major, Command Sgt. Maj. Donald George, reliquishes responsibility to incoming Command Sergeant Major, Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Robinson on October 20, 2014.

  • 2ID Warrior dedicated to fitness, sets example

    Oct 20, 2014

    HOKKAIDO, Japan -- As part of their daily routine, U.S. Army Soldiers conduct physical readiness training across the globe. It's a way of life for those serving in the Armed Forces. Such fitness routines keep service members healthy, fit and ready to do whatever is needed to defend the American way of life.

  • 36th Engineer Brigade cases colors, preps for Liberia deployment

    Oct 17, 2014

    The Soldiers of the 36th Engineer Brigade cased their colors during a ceremony held at Cameron Field at Fort Hood, Texas, Oct. 15 2014, in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Liberia.

  • Carson: Changes needed in Army's 'archaic' retention, promotion system

    Oct 17, 2014

    The Army needs to make serious institutional changes in order to retain and develop the best Soldiers, the Army's under secretary said.

  • Public Health Command Region-Europe dedicates renovated labs

    Oct 17, 2014

    U.S. Army Public Health Command Region-Europe Commander Col. James Boles, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District Commander Col. Matthew Tyler and Europe Regional Medical Command Commander Brig. Gen. Norvell Coots cut the ribbon officially opening the PHCR-E renovated laboratory facility on Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Oct. 15.

  • USAPHC leads Army efforts for public health accreditation

    Oct 17, 2014

    U.S. Army Public Health Command is working with representatives from across the Army to enable Army preventive medicine departments to have their work validated by the Public Health Accreditation Board.

  • Huntington District Conducts Disability Simulation

    Oct 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District conducted an exercise in support of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.

  • Runnin' with Army style

    Oct 17, 2014

    The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Active Duty Men Masters (40 years and older) team took third place in this year's Army Ten-Miler, with a combined finishing time of 4:14:04.

  • 56th annual Retiree Appreciation Day gives special thanks to Vietnam veterans

    Oct 17, 2014

    United States military retirees gathered at Spates Community Club on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall Oct. 10 for the base's 56th annual Retiree Appreciation Day.

  • Army Medicine Today and Tomorrow: Key Trusted Professional for the Army

    Oct 17, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, The Surgeon General, was the featured speaker at the Military Family Forum on Oct. 13. The forum was held during the Association of the United States Army's annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The theme for this year's meeting was "Trusted Professionals--Today and Tomorrow."

  • Engineers to deploy in support of Ebola effort

    Oct 17, 2014

    About 160 engineer Soldiers are set to deploy from Fort Carson to Liberia to provide infrastructure support for Operation United Assistance, the U.S. military's response to the Ebola epidemic.

  • Cobra Medic Combat Water Survival Training

    Oct 17, 2014

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii -- Soldiers from Company C, 225th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division conducted Combat Water Survival Training (CWST) while simultaneously implementing their Medic Table VI and Basic Life Support (BLS) skills with an Automated External Defribulator (AED) on Oct. 1 at Helamano Military Reserve in Wahiawa, Hawaii.

  • New York ROTC team honors cadet at Army 10-mile race

    Oct 16, 2014

    Robert Jahn, an international food distributor from upstate New York, lost his son Trevor, an ROTC Cadet and a senior at Ithaca college, in a car accident in 2005. Now, Robert sponsors a team of Cadets and cadre from the area in the Army Ten Miler each year, in memory of his son.

  • The breast cancer sisterhood

    Oct 16, 2014

    The first time she walked into the gym with a scarf on her head, it felt like a declaration. "It was like okay, here I am: Cancer," said Nicole Manan. She was a regular there, and knew that striding in with her former long hair replaced with a scarf would draw attention, and it did-- but not all of it was what she expected. A woman approached her to ask about her chemotherapy, and then talked about her own battle with cancer. Later, another woman approached her at the mall-- another survivor. "What I find amazing was that just random people out there talk to me and ask me (about treatment)," said Manan, a breast cancer patient at Madigan Army Medical Center. "It's like a little sisterhood."

  • Calling for "Communities of Care" to Support Military Children

    Oct 16, 2014

    When it comes to caring for children of military families who may also be suffering from the effects of their parents' service-related conditions, "what we need to do is treat them at the front line," says Col. Rebecca Porter.

  • Fort Bragg medical community observes case management week

    Oct 16, 2014

  • Best Medic

    Oct 16, 2014

  • MEDDAC-KOREA Conducts Assumption of Command Ceremony

    Oct 16, 2014

    The Medical Department Activity of Korea (MEDDAC-K) held an assumption of command ceremony in the Asian Gardens of the Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital Oct. 16, 2014, for the new commander, Capt. Celencia D. Guillory.

  • Army to live-stream forums at AUSA Annual Meeting

    Oct 15, 2014

    If you're unable to attend this year's Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 13-15, 2014, in Washington, D.C., you will still be able to see most presentations through live-streaming.

  • Fort A.P. Hill Fire Medics seize opportunity to help accident victim

    Oct 15, 2014

    Fire Medic Peter M. Orioles was returning from an ambulance training run to Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center in Spotsylvania County around 4 p.m. on Oct. 9 when he and his partner, Fire Medic Dana A. Nichols, came upon a traffic accident at the intersection of Tidewater Trail and Thornton Road in Spotsylvania County.

  • Soldiers ramping up capability to fight Ebola in Liberia

    Oct 15, 2014

    U.S. Soldiers in Western Africa are constructing facilities to treat Ebola patients and providing logistics, engineering and medical skills to help contain the epidemic.

  • The method behind the machine: Surgeon, shooter, Soldier

    Oct 14, 2014

    Between surgeries, his Army obligations, and shooting rifle competitions, it's hard to tell where one role begins and another ends.

  • Army acquisition leaders commemorate milestone anniversary, look to next 25 years

    Oct 14, 2014

    Army acquisition leaders celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Army Acquisition Corps at a commemorative event on the opening day of the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C.

  • SecArmy opens AUSA with call for budget resolve

    Oct 13, 2014

    "We are the greatest land power the world has ever seen. We are the indispensable Army of the indispensable nation," said Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, referring to remarks President Obama made of the U.S. being the world's go-to nation when trouble arises.

  • Combat medics test life-saving skills in field

    Oct 12, 2014

    Combat medics with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, participated in Table VIII, annual combat medic skills validation testing, Sept. 24-25, 2014, at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation beach at Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait.

  • New Home Welcomes Wounded Warrior

    Oct 10, 2014

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. -- There is a lovely young couple with a 1-year-old daughter living in a brand new home within view of Guntersville Lake. Each room, each brick on the exterior fa├žade, each door and window, and, indeed, everything about this new home was a gift from a community of patriots who came together to build it as a way to say "thank you" to a locally grown hero who went to war for his country and, in so doing, lost both legs below the knees. He also lost his left pinky finger, most of the use of his left hand, and suffered from damage to his left eye, and minor traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder.

  • Is your relationship healthy?

    Oct 10, 2014

    As the unfortunate spate of domestic violence occurrences seem to dominate the media lately, I think it may be wise to skip the blame game. It doesn't really matter who spit on whom first. It doesn't really matter how badly someone was misbehaving. And it certainly doesn't matter who started the argument.

  • October observance brings breast cancer issues to light

    Oct 9, 2014

    At Kenner Army Health Clinic, one of the most pressing concerns is educating and empowering women by encouraging breast self-exams. Early detection and awareness of changes in breast tissue are critical in the treatment of the disease in its early stages.

  • A Bucket Instead of a Rag: The Simple Trick to Transfer Experience

    Oct 9, 2014

    In my position as the aviation director within the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, I have had the incredible opportunity to speak with leaders and Soldiers within many of our combat aviation brigades.

  • Flu vaccine supplies expected this month

    Oct 9, 2014

    Flu vaccinations for adults are temporarily unavailable at the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital due to a delay in shipment from the manufacturer. According to GLWACH officials, the delay is temporary, and an ample supply has been ordered for the post population and expected by the end of this month.

  • 1st Area Medical Laboratory to deploy for Ebola mission

    Oct 9, 2014

    The 1st Area Medical Laboratory will deploy to Liberia to support the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

  • TAMC inducts newest members of SAMC

    Oct 9, 2014

  • Best Medics Compete

    Oct 9, 2014

  • How can I protect myself against breast cancer?

    Oct 9, 2014

  • President recognizes 25 years of Army acquisition excellence

    Oct 8, 2014

    Oct. 13, 2014, marks 25 years since then-Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Carl E. Vuono approved the creation of the Army Acquisition Corps, a specially trained, dedicated group of military and civilian acquisition leaders who develop, field and sustain the critical systems and services that enable our Soldiers to fight and win our nation's wars.

  • 254th MED Soldier helps Army win Armed Forces bowling title

    Oct 8, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Tiara Jenkins has bowled a 279 game five times in her career. For those unfamiliar with how scoring works in bowling, a 279 game is achieved by throwing 11 strikes with a spare in the ninth frame. Too much math? Quite simply, this single spare, also referred to as a half-strike, is all that separates a 279 game from a perfect 300 game.

  • Enterovirus update: no cases reported on FLW

    Oct 8, 2014

    General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital has not identified any Enterovirus cases on Fort Leonard Wood, although there have been some cases in Missouri. As of Sept. 27, the CDC reported 277 cases across the United States. Since finding out about these first cases, the GLWACH staff has aggressively reviewed CDC guidance, while establishing processes to monitor, track, treat and establish protocols for testing any suspected cases. Respiratory illnesses are very common this time of year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, reports a serious increase of a virus known as Enterovirus 68 or EV D68.

  • 2014 National Depression Awareness Month

    Oct 8, 2014

    October is National Depression Awareness Month. In observance, the U.S. Army will join several organizations across America, Oct. 9, in recognition of National Depression Screening Day to inform the public about the signs and symptoms of depression.

  • BG Holcomb assumes command of SRMC

    Oct 8, 2014

    On a sunny fall morning, approximately 300 guests witnessed Brig. Gen. Barbara R. Holcomb assume command of the Southern Regional Medical Command on Oct. 8 from Maj. Gen. Jimmie O. Keenan. Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, U.S. Army surgeon general and commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Command, presided over the change of command.

  • MCAHC hosts Home Run for Health

    Oct 7, 2014

    Performance Triad is a comprehensive plan to improve readiness and increase resilience through public health initiatives and leadership engagement.

  • MCAHC kicks off Natinal Immunizations month ' Be wise, immunize'

    Oct 7, 2014

  • Childhood obesity: a preventable disease

    Oct 7, 2014

  • Warrior Transition Unit: Soldiers strum along through their healing process

    Oct 7, 2014

    U.S. Army Soldiers attending the Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Eustis, Virginia, have the ability to add new experiences to their healing process by learning how to play guitar.

  • Slideshow: 2014 DA Best Warrior Competition - Spc. Joseph Andersen

    Oct 7, 2014

    U.S. Army Spc. Joseph Andersen starts the height, weight and tape portion of the 2014 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition (BWC) at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 6, 2014. The BWC is an annual Army competition that tests a Soldier's mental, physical and professional skills. (U.S. Army Photo by: Sgt. Jourdain Yardan/ Released)

  • Best Warrior 2014

    Oct 7, 2014

    Spc. Joseph A. Anderson.

  • Slideshow: 2014 DA Best Warrior Competition - Staff Sgt. Victor Munoz

    Oct 7, 2014

    Slideshow: 2014 DA Best Warrior Competition - Staff Sgt. Victor Munoz

  • Safety Doesn't Just Happen

    Oct 7, 2014

    "Safe driving or riding doesn't just happen. It's a byproduct of receiving the right training and education, exercising self-discipline, meeting standards and assessing one's ability to execute a given task."

  • TAMC Provider Receives Prestigious Award

    Oct 7, 2014

    A Tripler provider is the recipient of a top award for medical innovation.

  • TAMC Hosts Recent IPAP Graduation

    Oct 7, 2014

    Two Soldiers, Capt. Frances Lang and 1st Lt. Edwin Cuevas, from Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), graduate from the Interservice Physician Assistant Program (IPAP) on October 2, 2014.

  • Wheelchair racer all about hard work as she competes against men at Warrior Games

    Oct 6, 2014

    Cupped in the rough hands of the Rocky Mountains, the track at Gerry Barry Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, opened up to a cloudless sky, Oct. 2, 2014. A light chill clinging to the athletes as they lined their racing wheelchairs up at the starting line, the 100-meter dash was about to begin.

  • Staff Sgt. Munoz signs into the Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 6, 2014

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Victor Munoz, assigned to MEDCOM, signs into the 2014 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 5, 2014. The Best Warrior Competition is an event that not only measures physical and athletic abilities, but also the Warrior's leadership, teamwork and critical thinking skills. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Patricia, Ramirez/Released)

  • Spc. Andersen signs into the Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 6, 2014

    U.S. Army Spc. Joseph Andersen, assigned to MEDCOM, signs into the 2014 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 5, 2014. The Best Warrior Competition is an event that not only measures physical and athletic abilities, but also the Warrior's leadership, teamwork and critical thinking skills. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Patricia, Ramirez/Released)

  • Competitors arrive at the Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 6, 2014

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Victor Munoz (middle) and Spc. Joseph Andersen (far left), assigned to MEDCOM, arrive at the 2014 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 5, 2014. The Best Warrior Competition is an event that not only measures physical and athletic abilities, but also the Warrior's leadership, teamwork and critical thinking skills. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Patricia, Ramirez/Released)

  • Army Medicine Columbus Day Safety Message

    Oct 6, 2014

    History holds remarkable examples of heroism and adventure, and the four voyages of Christopher Columbus, beginning in 1492, are great examples. Whether or not Christopher Columbus was the first European to discover the New World of the Americas, his legacy of discovery and determination serve as an example for innovators and dreamers to pursue broader understanding and use of their talents to benefit humanity.

  • Nothing stops Warrior Games athlete from training his hardest

    Oct 6, 2014

    "I built a box the size of the 10-ring target and then would shoot from my dining room, through the kitchen and into the living room," explained Retired Maj. John Arbino, who let no obstacle stand in his path to practicing shooting an air rifle, to train for this year's Warrior Games, held in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • In the Lein of Duty: New Commander Arrives at USAMRMC

    Oct 6, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Brian C. Lein became the 26th commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick in a change of command ceremony on the Blue and Gray field Sept. 16. Lein comes to the USAMRMC from the Office of the Surgeon General, where he most recently served as the deputy surgeon general and deputy commanding general of operations.

  • Engineers, Scientists Participate in International Exchange Program

    Oct 6, 2014

    Employees from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command participate in a professional exchange through the Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program,which promotes international cooperation in military research, development, test and evaluation through the exchange of military and government civilian engineers and scientists.

  • Army wins Chairman's Cup at Warrior Games

    Oct 6, 2014

    Winning a total of 71 medals, the Army team took home the prestigious Chairman's Cup, Oct. 4, 2014, from the 5th annual Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • Boy with leukemia inspiration behind Madigan's bone marrow drive

    Oct 6, 2014

    In the end, it all came down to a single stranger. When Judith Mang's eight-year-old son Lane needed a bone marrow transplant to rebuild his immune system and lower the chance his leukemia would return, only two potential donors were identified worldwide. After one donor dropped out, Judith and her family could only hope the final potential donor would work out... The difficulty in finding a donor was one of the reasons that Judith and her husband, Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Mang, joined in Madigan Army Medical Center's bone marrow donation drive here Sept. 22 and 23. About 160 potential donors signed up with the C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program, which feeds into the National Marrow Donor Program.

  • Madigan expands School Based Health Centers -- more time saved, more patients seen

    Oct 6, 2014

    Starting the first week of November 2014, Madigan will open a new School Based Health Center at Woodbrook Middle School, located in Lakewood and part of the Clover Park School District. The expansion comes at a time when the SBHCs are experiencing an uptrend in the number of students seen and the percentages of those students who have received flu vaccinations and are current on their wellness visits. SBHCs are already located at Pioneer Middle School, Steilacoom High School and Lakes High School.

  • Southall May Be Used to Taking Home Gold, but Never Stops Testing Her Limits

    Oct 3, 2014

    For the first time in Warrior Games history, the Army women's shot put team swept the competition at Gary Berry stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This win, on top of a blowout in discus gave Veteran Monica Southall of Suffolk, Virginia, her fifth and sixth Warrior Games gold medals in field events, to add to her two golds from the inaugural Invictus Games in London last month.

  • Secretary Hagel Releases DOD Report on Military Health System

    Oct 2, 2014

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel released the final report on the Military Health System (MHS) Review at a press conference at the Pentagon. The report indicated that, in many areas, the MHS is comparable to the civilian sector. Average and comparable are not good enough, however, and Secretary of Defense Hagel said, "We can do better. Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Army Surgeon General, was encouraged by information in the report and stated in a message to her command that Army medical treatment facilities compared favorably with civilian hospitals.

  • Service with a smile: Rapping medic makes cast care fun

    Oct 2, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Breaking a bone can be a traumatizing experience for a child. Even after making it through visits to the doctor, x-rays and having a cast put on, recovery can take weeks and the cast must be properly cared for to ensure optimal healing.

  • Volksmarch, health event scheduled for Saturday

    Oct 2, 2014

    Kenner Army Health Clinic is improving the readiness and resilience of the Army family by hosting a Family 5K Volskmarch and Healthy Lifestyle Exp, Saturday, October 4th. One of those new initiatives is the 26-Week Health Challenge. The challenge is a crucial part of the Army Performance Triad that introduces a systematic approach to assessing changes from high-risk behaviors to life-changing practices that have the potential to improve the quality of life and health for individuals, families and the community

  • Army Medicine employee earns Kenneth C. Raymer Award

    Oct 2, 2014

    The US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) Chief of Staff, Rick Fiore, presented the Kenneth C. Raymer Memorial Award to Cathleen Salas on Oct. 2 at MEDCOM Headquarters in San Antonio, Texas.

  • ARMY TEAM WINS 26 MEDALS IN WARRIOR GAMES SWIMMING EVENTS

    Oct 2, 2014

    Army team wounded warrior athletes Allan Armstrong (Warrior Transition Unit, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Maryland), Raymond O'Donnell (Warrior Transition Battalion, Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii), Rhoden Galloway (Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, Texas), Kelly Elmlinger (Warrior Transition Unit, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas), Kawaiola Nahale (Warrior Transition Unit, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii), Erin Stewart (Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Riley, Kansas), Matthew Spang (Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, Texas), Michael Smith (Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, Texas), and Brian Boone (Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, Texas) medaled in yesterday's Warrior Games Swimming competitions. Their performances exemplified the resilient spirit of all Soldiers.

  • Never Give Up: Army Wheelchair Basketball Athletes Live by the Warrior Creed

    Oct 2, 2014

    "The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender," a Vince Lombardi quote, hangs embossed on one of many plaques that dot the gym at the Olympic Training Center Sports Center One. The National Anthem rang out crisp and clear, electrifying the famous football coach's words. This was the calm before the storm--the moments before the Army wheelchair basketball team took the court against Navy at the 2014 Warrior Games.

  • Active Army's longest serving enlisted female Soldier to retire

    Oct 2, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Donna A. Brock is set to retire from the United States Army and transfer responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald C. Ecker in a ceremony at the United States Army Medical Command Headquarters (MEDCOM) in San Antonio on Oct. 24, 2014. Brock, who joined the Army in 1979, now holds the honor of being the Army's longest serving enlisted female Soldier still on active duty.

  • Army leads medal race at Warrior Games

    Oct 2, 2014

    The Army has racked up the highest medal count so far at this year's Warrior Games. As of Oct. 1, 2014, the service had earned some 34 medals in the competition.

  • Army Archers Put a Team Effort into an Individual Sport

    Oct 2, 2014

    "It's looking pretty good, they're starting to settle in," said Army team coach and Veteran Jessie White as the Army team positioned themselves 18 meters from their targets. The whistle blows. The archers have just two minutes to set up their shot, take aim and fire three arrows.

  • Hawaii-Based Soldiers add to medal count at Warrior Games 2014

    Oct 2, 2014

    Two Hawaii-based Soldiers are helping the Army Team win big at the 2014 Warrior Games.

  • Tripler provider gives training during Behavioral Health TRICARE Provider Seminar

    Oct 2, 2014

  • TAMC Honors Hispanic Heritage Month

    Oct 2, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) held an Equal Opportunity observance in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month on September 30, 2014.

  • Army beats SOCOM, loses to Marines in sitting volleyball at 2014 Warrior Games

    Oct 1, 2014

    The Army team looked good in the second round of sitting volleyball competition at the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Sept. 29, 2014, beating Special Operations Command in two straight games to take the best-of-three match (26-24, 25-20).

  • Which hearing protection is right for you?

    Oct 1, 2014

    Tips are available for selecting appropriate hearing protection.

  • Prevent ergonomic injuries in the workplace

    Oct 1, 2014

    The U.S. Army Public Health Command's Ergonomics Program serves military and civilian personnel worldwide by reducing and preventing work-related musculoskeletal injuries.

  • Army helps moms maintain fitness before, after childbirth

    Oct 1, 2014

    The Army provides Pregnancy Postpartum Physical Training, developed several years ago, to assist moms with staying healthy and fit.

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