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  • Behavioral health study aims to improve health of the force

    Aug 23, 2012

    Soldiers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team participated in the second phase of an ongoing behavioral health study taking place within the Third Infantry Division, Aug. 13-17, 2012, on Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • Resiliency program designed to help before issues develop

    Aug 23, 2012

    Everyone has heard this old wife's tale, no matter if they have given it any lingering thought or not. For Soldiers preparing for combat, that saying is worth its weight in gold, especially when it comes to mental resilience.

  • More than 100 PRMC staff recognized at SKILLS ceremony

    Aug 23, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 100 staff members from across health care specialties were recognized in a ceremony at Soldiers' Pavilion, U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks, Aug. 17, here.

  • Getting hooked: Soldiers in transition participate in local team fishing tournament

    Aug 23, 2012

    More than 50 wounded warriors joined volunteer boat skippers from the local community, and participated in the first of its kind Freshwater Team Fishing Tournament on Lake Wilson at Wahiawa, Hawaii, Aug. 5, 2012.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness aims to boost performance, resilience of Soldiers, families

    Aug 23, 2012

    When Staff Sgt. Nicholas Boyce walked into a class meant to improve his unit's physical performance through mental skillsets, he came armed with the perception one might expect from a combat-experienced Soldier and field artilleryman.

  • Student School Screenings at Eisenhower Army Medical Center

    Aug 22, 2012

    In order to ease the process on military families, Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center holds three Saturday all-day events referred to as "School Screening Days" where students can go through every step of the process in individual stations in order to meet all of the requirements and to ensure they have all the necessary paperwork to register with Georgia public schools.

  • Medic! Combat medics battle to represent division at Army competition

    Aug 22, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fifteen combat medics from across 10th Mountain Division (LI), including six from 4th Brigade Combat Team at Fort Polk, La., showed their skills Aug. 14-17 during the Best Medic Competition.

  • Callison named occupational therapy consultant

    Aug 22, 2012

    Col. Myrna Callison was recognized as the occupational therapy consultant to the Army surgeon general in an Aug. 17 ceremony at the U.S. Army Public Health Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Changes to Comprehensive Soldier Fitness focus on families

    Aug 22, 2012

    Reflecting changes to the newly renamed "Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness" program, 32 Army spouses are now qualified to serve as master resilience trainers after completing a pilot course at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Olson ready to make Paralympic history

    Aug 22, 2012

    Years of determination, hard work and resilience have led Sgt. 1st Class Josh Olson to the cusp of making history at the 2012 London Paralympic Games.

  • Participants needed for PTSD study

    Aug 22, 2012

    Researchers with the Dorn VA Hospital and the University of South Carolina are conducting a study of physical activity for veterans with combat-related post traumatic stress disorder.

  • West Nile Virus symptoms, precautionary measures explained

    Aug 22, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Nationwide West Nile Virus has been confirmed in 43 states, and there are 693 confirmed cases for this calendar year so far. To date, there have been seven confirmed cases in Arizona and one death. Cochise County currently does not have any known activity from WNV.

  • Know the signs, save Soldiers' lives

    Aug 22, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, ALA. -- The Army is changing the way leaders, Soldiers and safety professionals receive seasonal safety information, and also are asking that everyone keep their eyes open for the signs they or their buddy might be at risk of an accident.

  • IDES Customer Service Training

    Aug 21, 2012

    Col. Christopher Castle, the Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center Commander, addresses the PEBLOS and IDES Leadership at the beginning of the Integrated Disability Evaluation System Customer Service Training at DDEAMC on...Fort Gordon, Ga. which is presented by the Office of the Surgeon General of the Army training team on August 20, 2012. IDES combines the Army Medical Board process and the Veterans Affairs process for disability evaluation to allow the Soldier to complete both processes so that care and compensation are ready for the wounded veteran once they leave Army service. (DoD Photo by Wesley Elliott, DDEAMC Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Army/Released)

  • Diabetic beats odds, takes on Expert Field Medical Badge

    Aug 21, 2012

    On his third attempt, Staff Sgt. Shane Giltner, a diabetic Ear, Nose, and Throat technician at Schofield's Audiology Clinic, earned the Expert Field Medical Badge at Warrior Base, South Korea, near the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

  • U.S. service members share Medical First Responder course with Mongolian counterparts

    Aug 20, 2012

    U.S. service members conducted the Medical First Responder course for Khaan Quest 2012, Aug. 13-17, 2012, at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia.

  • Mountain medics battle it out to see who's best

    Aug 17, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Combat medics from across the 10th Mountain Division (LI) participated in the annual "best medic" competition this week at the Medical Simulation Training Center, all vying for a spot in a national competition held at Fort Sam Houston, Texas in November.

  • New eco-friendly campus to provide world-class care to wounded warriors

    Aug 16, 2012

    Construction is underway on a new Warrior in Transition Campus at Fort Eustis, Va., which will greatly improve the recuperative process for wounded warriors assigned to the post's Warrior Transition Unit.

  • Adding realism to combat lifesaver training

    Aug 16, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - As smoke, moans and the sounds of gunfire pour out of a hangar door on Clay Kaserne July 28, they're accompanied by teams of German Soldiers and secret service police officers anxiously engaged in rescuing injured comrades.

  • Sembach Soldiers 'Kick Back' at New Warrior Zone

    Aug 16, 2012

  • Generation appreciation

    Aug 16, 2012

    If you're a dentist, everyone that sits in your chair has a story. Sometimes, it's more than what they saw on TV, or the ball game. Sometimes, the story can span back 70 years ago to a time of a world at war. Sixteen million, one hundred twelve thousand five hundred and sixty six individuals wore our nation's uniform at the conclusion of this major conflict, and the numbers are quickly dwindling. Someday, they won't be with us anymore. That makes the veteran patient in your dentist chair very unique.

  • Playing the coping card to prevent military suicide

    Aug 16, 2012

    The protection and treatment of warfighters is a primary focus of the 2012 Military Health System Research Symposium being held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and this concern for the men and women in uniform extends far beyond their time on the battlefield. The prevention of suicide among military personnel both during active duty and upon return is of paramount importance for the researchers and attendees of this year's conference.

  • Defining moments: retired major general continues service as volunteer surgeon

    Aug 16, 2012

    Carla Hawley-Bowland stands outside an operating room in the Labor and Delivery Department at William Beaumont Army Medical Center here. The 60-year-old doctor is clad in green scrubs. Bright red shoes -- a gift from the staff at Walter Reed Medical Center -- are hidden beneath a pair of blue booties. She is a surgeon waiting for her patient. Hawley-Bowland is also a retired Army maojr general, and the first female general officer in the Army Medical Corps.

  • Fort Sill DENTAC welcomes new commander

    Aug 16, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (16 Aug. 2012) -- The Fort Sill Dental Activity welcomed a new commander during its change of command ceremony Aug. 9 at the Graham Resiliency Training Center here.

  • Whooping cough: Officials warn of old enemy's return

    Aug 16, 2012

    Pertussis, also commonly known as whooping cough, used to be considered a disease of the past, but over the last 20 years there has been a dramatic increase in the incidence of this disease.

  • Suicide Prevention Stand Down set for Sept. 27

    Aug 16, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning's first Suicide Prevention Stand Down will be Sept. 27. A culminating activity for Suicide Prevention Month, the stand down will encompass the duty day and include a range of educational and recreational activities geared toward enhancing individual resilience.

  • Research Moves Forward as MHSRS 2012 Comes to a Close

    Aug 16, 2012

    Closing out another year of medical advancements for the nation's warfighters, the 2012 Military Health System Research Symposium wrapped up its annual conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Aug. 16.

  • Vaccines protect family pets from wildlife, rabies risk

    Aug 16, 2012

    The Fort Meade Veterinary Treatment Facility strongly recommends pet owners keep their animals current on their rabies vaccines and always maintain a safe distance from wildlife.

  • Combat medics receive battlefield stress training

    Aug 15, 2012

    Five combat medics with the 10th Sustainment Brigade attended a battlefield stress brief, Aug. 7, 2012, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, to help Soldiers combat stress on and off the battlefield.

  • 30th Medical Command Headquarters Settles in Sembach

    Aug 15, 2012

  • Army scientist reflects on 43 years of service

    Aug 15, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- After more than four decades of scientific inquiry and leadership with the U.S. Army, Jim Baker considers his colleagues to be a second family. "Working at [Edgewood Chemical Biological Center] has been a wonderful experience for me," he says. "I'd like to leave here and [have] people say, 'I knew Jim Baker, and he was a really nice guy. I really enjoyed working with him. He seemed like a fair and honest individual.' It's a great place to work."

  • Fort Drum WTU paves way toward recovery through Wounded Warrior Triathlon

    Aug 15, 2012

    Soldiers of varying abilities and complex medical issues recently stepped up and fed their desire to compete in Fort Drum's first Wounded Warrior Triathlon.

  • Organizers declare EFMP Mountain Camp 'huge success'

    Aug 15, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- More than 75 volunteers in the Fort Drum community helped children come out of their shells, bond with camp "buddies" and connect with their peers last week during Fort Drum's fifth annual EFMP Mountain Camp.

  • Medical Training Task Force Soldiers conduct combat lifesaver training for Division West Reservists

    Aug 15, 2012

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Many Army Reserve Soldiers stationed here in a subordinate unit of Division West's 479th Field Artillery Brigade actually spend a lot of their time at Fort Hood, Texas. They are experts in convoy live fire and mounted gunnery training, and they go to Fort Hood to train Army National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers for mobilizations. Because of the risks associated with live-fire training, they must be certified Combat Lifesavers. It can be difficult to get that certification, though, so another 479th Field Artillery Brigade unit recently stepped in to make the Soldiers of the 3rd Training Support Battalion, 290th Regiment, mission-capable.

  • Paintball, proverbs helps build camaraderie, communication among PRMC staff

    Aug 15, 2012

    WAIMANALO, Hawaii -- Soldiers and staff from Pacific Regional Medical Command met for a day of paintball and proverbs, Aug. 8, at Bellows Air Force Station, here.

  • FORSCOM CG discusses TBI, leadership, service, with "America's Team"

    Aug 15, 2012

    OXNARD, Calif. (Aug. 15, 2012) -- The leader of the Army's largest command shared a message about service, sacrifice and leadership with one of professional football's most storied organizations during team training camp activities, here.

  • Soldiers in transition catch their breath -- underwater

    Aug 14, 2012

    Soldiers from the Pacific Regional Medical Command's Warrior Transition Battalion received their open-water scuba certification, July 22, 2012, as part of an ongoing outreach program supported by non-military organizations.

  • McDonald nurse among 'unsung heroes' to receive DAISY award

    Aug 14, 2012

    MCDONALD ARMY HEALTH CENTER, JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, VA -- Valerie L. Hicks was recently honored as one of the Health Center's top nurses.

  • Military partners with civilians for trauma care

    Aug 14, 2012

    At the 2012 Military Health System Research Symposium, an overriding philosophy is that strong partnerships lead to successful research.

  • Saving Face

    Aug 14, 2012

    At the 2012 Medical Health System Research Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., high-tech programs and products are being discussed by a multitude of researchers focused on translating futuristic technology into modern-day practice.

  • Disability review method changed

    Aug 13, 2012

    Senior leaders from I Corps, the Western Regional Medical Command and Madigan Army Medical Center participated in a press conference at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., to address questions regarding the Army's recent announcement about changes to how post-traumatic stress disorder cases are processed, the reinstatement of Col. Dallas Homas as commander of Madigan, and the way ahead for the base's medical community.

  • Former Army dentist visits DENTAC, shares artifacts with Stone Clinic

    Aug 13, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. (Aug. 13, 2012) -- U.S. Army Dental Activity's Stone Clinic recently played host to a special visitor, who donated artifacts on behalf of DENTAC and the 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum Soldiers it serves.

  • McHugh: Army's success depends on civilian workforce

    Aug 10, 2012

    Through opportunities for professional development and education, the Army will shape the future civilian workforce, ensuring adaptive leaders with diverse experiences, who are able to solve complex problems -- an effort comparable to the development of Soldiers throughout their careers. Retaining and managing talent is a top priority for Army leaders, particularly during downsizing.

  • Lifelong calling brings Fox's new commander

    Aug 10, 2012

    Col. William Darby never meant to be a Soldier.

  • Keller NCO rescues motorcyclist from terrible accident

    Aug 10, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Aug. 7, 2012) -- Staff Sgt. Matthew Pinkston was taking a leisurely morning drive with his wife Alexandra on Interstate 87 and noticed a passing motorcycle. Within 30 seconds, vehicles were stopping and Pinkston realized the motorcyclist had crashed and slid 300 feet into a steel guardrail.

  • Tripler junior officers host meet and greet with DCN

    Aug 10, 2012

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii -- The Tripler Army Medical Center Junior Officer Council held a "Meet and Greet" Officer Professional Development luncheon with Col. Glenda Lock, deputy commander for nursing, Pacific Regional Medical Command and TAMC, June 23, at the Seven Palms Bar and Grille at the Navy-Marine Clubhouse, here.

  • 8 Years Later, Wounded Warrior Returns for LRMC Visit

    Aug 9, 2012

    A Wounded Warrior who lost an arm and both legs in a mortar blast returned to the Army hospital in Germany where he was treated eight years ago, but has no memory of being a patient there.

  • Bathalon says goodbye to USARIEM

    Aug 9, 2012

    Thirty years can pass quickly when you have been blessed to do something you love. Just ask Col. Gaston Bathalon, who will put the finishing touches on his three-decade Army career Aug. 24, the date he relinquishes command of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine at Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • B Battery, 2-6th ADA Soldiers hold first blood drive

    Aug 9, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- When Sgt. Gregory Kucz was a student at Jacobs High School one of his classmates was diagnosed with leukemia. The Algonquin, Ill.-based high school held a blood drive for the stricken student, and Kucz donated for the first time. He continued to donate blood through his senior year.

  • Fort Sill Red Cross expands volunteer assistance

    Aug 9, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- In June, the American Red Cross at Fort Sill expanded some of its offices from Reynolds Army Community Hospital on the third floor to the third floor of the Welcome Center in Building 4700.

  • Immunize now for school, flu season

    Aug 9, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- August begins a busy time of transition. Summer vacations are coming to an end, and school will soon start.

  • Surgical Chloe challenges surgeons at Vibrant Response exercise

    Aug 9, 2012

    Surgical Chloe, a full-body surgical simulator, debuted at this year's Vibrant Response training exercise hosted by Army North, as a training force-multiplier for the Army's Forward Surgical Teams.

  • Volunteers help community smile

    Aug 9, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- For most volunteers in Korea, when they return to the states they will have the satisfaction of knowing they helped others in their community and may have been formally recognized for it.

  • Europe public affairs officer goes out of this world to help veterans

    Aug 8, 2012

    Being an Army public affairs officer often means working irregular hours and constantly providing high-quality content for everything from newspapers to social media. While it is a demanding, high visibility profession, most PAOs could not imagine serving our Nation any other way. But for one civilian public affairs officer at U.S. Army Garrison Benelux, keeping Servicemembers and their families informed in Belgium and the Netherlands is not enough. He reaches for the stars.

  • Continuing support

    Aug 8, 2012

    Imagine you are part of a medevac crew and just started your 24-hour work day. A crackle of the radio causes the crew to tense as they expect to hear three words come over the radio, "MEDEVAC, MEDEVAC, MEDEVAC!" Once the call comes in, adrenaline starts pumping and now they have someone else

  • MHSRS Conference Kicks Off for 2012

    Aug 8, 2012

    The 2012 Military Health System Research Symposium welcomed hundreds of participants to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for its opening day to discuss the latest advancements in healthcare for warfighters Aug. 13.

  • Two Tripler DACP officers awarded coin for quick action

    Aug 8, 2012

    Police Officer Jarett Kaupiko (center) and police Lt. Edmund Thompson (center right), Department of the Army Civilian Police, Tripler Army Medical Center, were awarded a commanding general's coin from Brig. Gen. Keith Gallagher (center left), commander, Pacific Regional Medical Command and TAMC, Aug. 6, for quick action in the line of duty.

  • LRMC Receives 2012 VFW Armed Forces Award

    Aug 7, 2012

    Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) joined the ranks of Lt. Gen. Colin L. Powell, The Prisoners of War (in absentia), and Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Rhonda L. Cornum on July 23 when it received the 2012 Veterans of Foreign Wars Armed Forces Award.

  • Surgeon General meets with Montel Williams

    Aug 7, 2012

  • You posted what on Facebook?

    Aug 6, 2012

    With the 2012 Presidential election less than 90 days away, there are a number of things Soldiers and government employees need to keep in mind when it comes to being in military or government service and being involved in political activity.

  • New imaging technique detects changes in veins that may better illuminate brain injury

    Aug 6, 2012

    A new dimension in imaging technology detects minute levels of vascular damage in the form of bleeding, clots and reduced levels of oxygenation that may better illuminate our understanding of brain injury, particularly related to trauma.

  • New substance abuse program seeks better outcomes for 'nation's heroes'

    Aug 6, 2012

    Though an average civilian substance abuser requires six to seven admissions to a treatment facility before achieving sustained sobriety, a new military addictions program at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital aims to expedite that process and yield better, more long-lasting results.

  • Cadets train with 212th Combat Support Hospital

    Aug 6, 2012

    Eight Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets from colleges and universities around the country are taking part in Cadet Troop Leader Training with the 212th Combat Support Hospital in Miesau, Germany, for several weeks in July and August.

  • Army leadership underscores the importance of care for Soldiers and families

    Aug 6, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (Aug. 6, 2012) -- Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal met with Madigan Healthcare System Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers and toured the WTB billets July 30 as part of his visit to Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Westphal, who is the No. 2 civilian leader in the Army, spoke on the importance of getting the warrior transition unit mission right.

  • Keller Army Community Hospital hosts second mass school physical day

    Aug 6, 2012

    ABC's, 123's, crayons, balloons and lots of children having fun. That describes the atmosphere at Keller's mass school physical day, Thursday, Aug 2. Approximately 161 children from the West Point community received their annual school and sports physical during a kid friendly, back-to-school hospital party.

  • Army healthcare leaders meet to discuss better care for Soldiers, Families and Civilians

    Aug 6, 2012

    More than 60 members of the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), representing Army Medicine activities worldwide gathered at the Lavern E. Weber Professional Education Center at Camp Robinson, Arkansas for a two-day MEDCOM Commander's Conference, July 30-31, to discuss Army Medicine's strategy to become a global leader in health-related activities and to improve the health of Army Soldiers, Families, and the civilian workforce.

  • PTSD: The dreaded four letters you don't have to fear

    Aug 6, 2012

    PTSD. These four little letters have been the source of much confusion, misunderstanding, pain, and now hope. Yes, you read that correctly, hope. PTSD, which stands for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, is a reaction to experiencing or witnessing one or more terrible events. The one, sure-fire way to prevent PTSD is to avoid seeing or being involved in any horrible event or scene that may cause you distress. This is easier said than done, especially for service members in times of war.

  • Sports injuries in the Army: Don't get sidelined

    Aug 6, 2012

    Injuries are the biggest health problem in the United States Army and are the leading cause of non-battle injuries and medical evacuations. About 60 percent of Soldiers are injured each year, resulting in a little over 1 million medical visits annually due to musculoskeletal injuries. Roughly half of the Soldiers experiencing an injury were injured due to participation in sports, exercise and recreational activities. As an indicator of the impact of these injuries on Soldiers and unit readiness, 72 percent of Soldiers with an injury had two or more days of limited duty, and nearly 40 percent had 15 or more days of limited duty.

  • Immunizations vital to keeping children safe in school

    Aug 6, 2012

    For many, the month of August symbolizes the end of summer and the start of a new school year for most of the nation's children. Parents, eager to ensure their child has a safe and successful school year, scramble to fulfill school supply lists and face long lines at the mall to purchase new school clothes. Immunizations are a vital piece to children's safety and protection at school.

  • One week at this academy can change spouses' lives

    Aug 5, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. -I am not going to lie. The thought of being away from my routine for five days was troubling. Although I would just be on post, I prepared for my hiatus from continuity by gathering my favorite notebook, pens and iPad. I figured a week-long, nearly full-day program implied an academic mindset was expected.

  • Vibrant Response exercise critical training for saving lives

    Aug 3, 2012

    The U.S. Marine Corps Chemical, Biological Incident Response Force continued to search for displaced and trapped civilians in need of decontamination and medical care, July 29, 2012, as part of Vibrant Response 13, a major incident exercise conducted by U.S. Northern Command and led by U.S. Army North.

  • Odierno visits wounded warriors, family members at Walter Reed

    Aug 3, 2012

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited wounded warriors, family members and staff at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Aug. 2, 2012.

  • Finding the time to quiet the mind

    Aug 3, 2012

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- Dr. Cynthia Hamilton bobs slightly on an exercise ball as she taps out a few key strokes on her computer. Her quirky office chair matches the informal space -- sprawling art hovering over her work station and sounds of bubbling water brimming from a fish tank. Her office at the Soldier Family Medical Center on Fort Bliss is dark. The shades are closed, and cooling air helps to give the provider a respite away from the fluorescent-lit halls of the clinic. Hamilton smiles. This is where it happens, she says. In this small, dark, cool room is where she leads Soldiers and family members in group exercises meant to calm the mind. "Just sitting down and relaxing. Just sitting and relaxing," said one Fort Bliss Soldier, a member of a TBI group that meets with Hamilton for mind-body medicine skills.

  • Future Army nurses spend time at WBAMC

    Aug 3, 2012

    For eight weeks this summer, nurses at William Beaumont Army Medical Center are getting a glimpse of the Army's future. Fifteen Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps senior nurse cadets from universities across the country -- including John Hopkins, University of Maine and Norwich University in Vermont -- were selected to complete a Nurse Summer Training Program at WBAMC.

  • VIDEO: Spiritual Hydration

    Aug 2, 2012

    What's more refreshing than a cold drink on a hot summer day at Fort Chaffee? Spc. Mark O'Rear tells us what one ministry did for Soldiers during Operation River Assault.

  • Army Under Secretary breaks new ground for the future of Soldiers and families

    Aug 2, 2012

    Honorable Dr. Joseph W. Westphal recently participate in the ground breaking ceremony for the Center Lake and Hillside Elementary schools on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). During his visit to the installation, Dr. Westphal also interacted with leaders, Soldiers and the civilian workforce at JBLM Garrison, I Corps, Madigan Army Medical Center, the Warrior Transition Battalion, Western Regional Medical Command, and the National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2). He underscored support for the positive direction of JBLM/I Corps and expressed the confidence of Army senior leadership in the JBLM leadership, and in the medical professionals at Madigan Army Medical Center; specifically expressing appreciation for their innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to patient care.

  • Immunizations important to children, parents

    Aug 2, 2012

    Having a child get a vaccination is never the highlight of a parent's day, but the nurses at Lyster Army Health Clinic feel it's vital that children are properly immunized for school registration as well as health.

  • Medical Department Activity names Fort Carson clinic for fallen medic

    Aug 2, 2012

    The Pfc. Eric P. Woods Soldier Family Care Center was dedicated July 27 in honor of a combat medic who made the ultimate sacrifice in Tal Afar, Iraq, in 2005.

  • Polymerization of natural compounds may offer food, safety, medical solutions

    Aug 1, 2012

    Research chemists at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center believe they may have found a way to make food last longer, create better flame retardant materials, and possibly develop a cancer fighting drug?

  • MEDCOM, Army South mission improves eyesight for Dominicans, builds partner nation capacity

    Aug 1, 2012

    U.S. Army South and U.S. Medical Command conducted an annual cataract medical readiness training exercise in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, July 10-27, 2012.

  • Suicide Prevention

    Aug 1, 2012

    Suicide is a serious issue in today's army, so the command structure is taking strides to prevent these tragedies. In an effort to help stem the loss of life, Melissa Bell brings you risk factors and warning signs, so you can recognize them when you see them. With more knowledge and communication we can all help prevent suicide.

  • Army Medical Department, Army Medical Corps celebrate 237 years of faithful service

    Jul 30, 2012

    The Army Medical Corps and Army Medical Department celebrated 237 years of faithful service, July 27, 2012.

  • Keeping Our Army Safe: CID Seeking Special Agents

    Jul 30, 2012

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is actively seeking qualified Soldiers with the integrity and dedication to join them to become CID special agents, while helping to keep the Army safe.

  • First Impressions

    Jul 30, 2012

    Coming into any new job is an adventure, and in our Army, you'd better be prepared to hit the ground running. In my short time as the new director of Army Safety and commanding general of the USACR/Safety Center, I've been sprinting! I never imagined how busy and rewarding these first couple of months would be, and I want to commend you all for the incredible work you've done to keep accidental fatalities at historic lows these past few years. I couldn't have asked for better teachers than the leaders, Soldiers, Family members and Civilians doing the hard work for safety every day -- thank you for being a wonderful example for me to follow.

  • Lost Digits?

    Jul 30, 2012

    Climbing on or off Army equipment sounds easy enough, and Soldiers accomplish this task daily without injury. However, those who don't complete this task safely are risking a severe hand injury or possibly even the amputation of a finger.

  • Are You an Experienced Rider?

    Jul 30, 2012

    If your confidence and decision-making skills behind the handlebars are generated from experiences while riding, when do you actually become an "experienced" motorcycle rider? To determine that answer, ask yourself certain questions. For example, how much have you ridden and on what types of motorcycles? Or, are you simply an experienced owner; someone who has had a bike for a long time but only spends a limited time riding?

  • Do it Right ... the First Time

    Jul 30, 2012

    How do we teach our young Soldiers to "Do it right ... the first time?" Doing things right the first time is a philosophy, a mentality and a performance standard. Too many people today want to cut corners, get out of work and overlook the little things. In the world of Army aviation, this philosophy costs time, money, resources and, most importantly, lives. Taking your time and doing the job right the first time will not only improve and build a much needed trust between the maintainers and users, but also increase morale, productivity and trust across any organization.

  • Take a 'Stand'

    Jul 30, 2012

    As deer season draws near, there's undoubtedly a heightened sense of excitement among the most avid -- and even novice -- hunters. The anticipation of a successful opening-day hunt or a trophy buck appeals to most hunters just as Christmas morning does to a child.

  • My 'Altimate' Seat Belt Experience

    Jul 30, 2012

    While I've always worn my seat belt, it wasn't until last year that I personally understood why it was important.

  • Untrained and Unlucky

    Jul 30, 2012

    I was 18, airborne and invincible. I'd just received my enlistment bonus and decided it was time to get some transportation. I got one of my fellow troopers at Fort Bragg, N.C., to take me to the nearest Suzuki dealer. I wanted to buy a 650 GSL, but my credit wasn't good enough to qualify for a loan, so my only option was to pay cash for a 450 GSL. Being the highly intelligent and experienced (translate that young and dumb) person I was, I quickly purchased the motorcycle. After a quick lesson on how to ride by the salesperson, I was on my way.

  • Training Saves Lives

    Jul 30, 2012

    No one truly knows what it's like to fly in a combat zone during instrument meteorological conditions until they're in the middle of it. As young aviators, we're lectured repeatedly about the horrors of entering inadvertent IMC and trained to manage it as an "emergency" flight only.

  • Too Close for Comfort

    Jul 30, 2012

    Editor's note: The names used in this article are fictitious to protect the Soldiers' privacy. I'd been in country for several months in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom when my unit was tasked to conduct missions with coalition forces. Sgt. Smith, who was the unit's supply sergeant, and I immediately volunteered for the mission. I wasn't permitted to go because of my position as the motor sergeant and, initially, Smith wasn't able to participate either. However, the command eventually relented and allowed Smith to go.

  • Think Outside the FOD Box

    Jul 30, 2012

    Foreign object damage is an important program to Army aviation. FOD prevention is mandated by DA Pam 385-10, which states FOD prevention programs will be in writing, all unit personnel will be trained in FOD prevention (paragraph 2-8b.) and FOD prevention will be discussed at all unit safety meetings (paragraph 2-8 d. (1)(c)). Army aviation units are doing well to implement these programs and meet the regulatory guidance; however, many publications don't address real-world challenges. It's necessary for units to thoroughly analyze their specific FOD-related hazards and respond to them to mitigate damage and injury.

  • Tripler honors Army Medical Corps as it turns 237

    Jul 30, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Staff at Tripler Army Medical Center gathered for a cake cutting ceremony, July 27, as it celebrated the U.S. Army Medical Corps 237th birthday, here.

  • Tripler's Sim Center continues to support GME programs, receives ACS accreditation July 2012

    Jul 30, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center's Medical Simulation Center received its second national recognition as it was awarded the American College of Surgeons accreditation in July, here.

  • From the Bear to the Eagle

    Jul 28, 2012

    From "The Cold War, Operation Joint Endeavor and Operation Iraqi Freedom … I served in them all," said Cpl. Vitalis Dubininkas, pictured here during basic training with the Soviet Army in 1991. Dubininkas has since joined the U.S. Army Reserve and is currently the 3rd Platoon Team Leader with 316th Engineer Mobility Augmentation Company, 844th Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command.

  • Creating a great team within the Army Reserve

    Jul 28, 2012

    FORT CHAFFEE, Ark.--Sgt. Marlon Poole (left), 316th Mobility Augmentation Company, 844th Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, instructs Soldiers on how to safely and successfully tie a block of C4 to a "ring main" during explosives training here at Operation River Assault, July 23, 2012.

  • Military leaders put final touches on catastrophic incident exercise during calm before storm

    Jul 27, 2012

    With less than 24 hours until the notional detonation of a 10-kiloton nuclear device in a major Midwestern city, military exercise specialists were putting the final touches on a national catastrophic incident exercise that will test more than 9,000 service members and civilians in 11 training locations and airfields spread across 5,000 square miles in southern Indiana and northern Kentucky. Exercise control specialists from U.S. Army North made final preparations July 25 for Vibrant Response 13, a major field exercise conducted by U.S. Northern Command and led by Army North. Service members and civilians from the military and other federal agencies throughout the country are training to respond in the event of a catastrophic domestic incident.

  • Army Fielding New Joint Medical Logistics Tool

    Jul 27, 2012

    FORT DETRICK, Md. - Army medical logistics processes are receiving long-awaited improvements with the Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS) 3.1.2 Prime Vendor Generation IV app upgrade. The new software will reduce errors, improve customer service and make processing, ordering and delivery of supplies more efficient through enhanced capabilities for medical logisticians.

  • Senior Army leaders visit Fort Bragg

    Jul 27, 2012

    Senior Army leaders visited Fort Bragg Monday on a tour of six installations to assess the health of the force. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, vice chief of staff of the Army; Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, the Army surgeon general; Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter, assistant chief of staff from Installation Management Command; and Maj. Gen. Stephen Lanza, Army chief of public affairs, looked at programs, services, resources and best practices pertaining to the health of the force.

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