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  • 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.

  • Madigan welcomes new senior enlisted advisor

    Jul 27, 2012

    Command Sgt. Maj. Matthew Brady assumed the responsibilities of the senior enlisted advisor July 13. Brady will advise the commander about enlisted and NCO matters and will be responsible for the standards, morale, welfare and training of all military personnel. He replaces Sgt. Maj. Chris Jenkins, who served as the Madigan senior enlisted advisor for the past year.

  • Irwin gets new commander

    Jul 27, 2012

    Soldiers and civilians with the Fort Riley Medical Department Activity bid farewell to Col. Michael Heimall and welcomed Col. Barry Pockrandt during a change of command ceremony July 13 on Cavalry Parade Field here.

  • Tripler's staff care for mock casualties during MASCAL exercise Operation Chianti

    Jul 27, 2012

    HONOLULU -- As part of the U.S. Navy's Rim of the Pacific exercise, or RIMPAC, Tripler Army Medical Center participated in a joint-service mass casualty exercise, Operation Chianti, here, July 20.

  • Evans Army Community Hospital program benefits Fort Carson youth

    Jul 26, 2012

    Dr. Jackie Delano didn't start her clinical career thinking she would be a summer camp counselor. But this summer, that's where she is.

  • Diabetic expo set to educate, provide care

    Jul 26, 2012

    Those suffering from diabetes will find a wealth of valuable information and opportunities for medical care at the second annual Diabetic Exposition Aug. 3 from 8 a.m. to noon at Lyster Army Health Clinic.

  • "The Gold Book" is one risk prevention resource tool

    Jul 26, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. - The following vignette was taken from the 2012 Department of the Army report titled "Generating Health and Discipline in the Force: Ahead of the Strategic Reset," also known as "The Gold Book".

  • Sergeant Audie Murphy Club rallies PRMC staff to support local youth at annual track, field event

    Jul 26, 2012

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii -- Members of Pacific Regional Medical Command's Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, or SAMC, pride themselves on their personal concern for the needs and welfare of Soldiers and their families. Because of this pride, club members spend a great deal of time volunteering. For the second year, the club assisted with recruiting volunteers from PRMC to participate and support the annual Oahu Hershey Track and Field Meet that took place June 30 at Leilehua High School, here.

  • USAPHC senior leaders learn art of building mutual trust, unit cohesion

    Jul 26, 2012

    Senior leaders at the U.S. Army Public Health Command recently learned lessons and techniques to improve communication, resolve conflict and develop a high performing, unified Army Public Health team. The leaders took advantage of a rare opportunity to participate in a week-long training session at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Md., July 9-13.

  • Schofield Barracks' health clinic welcomes pain specialists for increased access to care

    Jul 26, 2012

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks presented its new Interdisciplinary Pain Management Clinic, or IPMC, to the post during an open house, July 17, here.

  • Vice chief, Army leaders stop at Fort Hood to check health of force

    Jul 26, 2012

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III and his team of key Army leaders conducted their Health of the Force visit at Fort Hood, Texas, July 26, 2012.

  • U.S. Army Dental Activity welcomes new commander at Fort Meade

    Jul 26, 2012

    Col. James Howell III assumed command of the Fort Meade U.S. Army Dental Activity during a change of command ceremony July 18 held at Club Meade here.

  • Panetta: Program will help transitioning troops get jobs

    Jul 25, 2012

    A redesigned program for service members separating from the military will help veterans better apply the experience they've gained in uniform, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said.

  • 'An amazing homecoming' -- medical unit redeploys

    Jul 25, 2012

    More than 50 Soldiers who deployed last July with the 463rd Medical Detachment (Veterinary Services) returned safely Saturday to Fort Benning to the applause of waiting friends and Family.

  • Croatian and US Soldiers improve Medical Partnership

    Jul 25, 2012

  • 349th Combat Support Hospital Hosts Farewell Ceremony

    Jul 25, 2012

    The 349th Combat Support Hospital (CSH) held a deployment ceremony at Steven's Steakhouse, July 17, 2012.

  • GEMS + summertime science = fun

    Jul 25, 2012

    For the second year in a row the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine is hosting the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program at Natick Soldier Systems Center in Massachusetts.

  • 4-10th medics receive certification

    Jul 25, 2012

    Spc. Jesse Tobar had fallen from Victory Tower. Unconscious, he was unable to help Staff. Sgt. Vanessa Harden identify the nature of his injuries.

  • Adjusting to Life Post-Deployment

    Jul 25, 2012

    Together with Walter Reed Army Institute of Research Military Psychiatry Branch in Silver Spring, Md., the U.S. Army Medical Research Unit-Europe has led the Army's research efforts to benchmark the impact of development on Soldier mental health, and to develop and assess resilience training for Soldiers.

  • August is National Immunization & Influenza Vaccination Awareness Month

    Jul 24, 2012

    The month of August has been designated as National Immunization & Influenza Vaccination Awareness Month. It is critically important that every Soldier, Family member, DA Civilian and health beneficiary receive all required immunizations and obtain their influenza vaccinations to ensure the Army is a healthy and mission ready force.

  • A Soldier's story

    Jul 24, 2012

    On September 29, 2008, Army Private Karen Risser's life changed forever.

  • Medics help Soldiers withstand heat at Operation River Assault

    Jul 24, 2012

    The Soldiers of the 412th Theater Engineer Command endured the sweltering heat of the south while participating in River Assault 2012 at Fort Chaffee, Ark., July 14-27, 2012.

  • USAMITC's MHS JAD: A Real "Tri-Service" Initiative

    Jul 23, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS -- The U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center (USAMITC) and the Military Health System Cyberinfrastructure Services (MCiS) jointly created the Military Health System Joint Active Directory (MHS JAD) and have partnered on an initiative to help improve communications and response times between healthcare providers from different branches of the military working in a joint medical environment. As the informational technology (IT) arm for the MHS, MCiS not only partnered up with USAMITC in this MHS JAD initiative, but they are also the customer organization that approached USAMITC requesting this migration support. In the long term, this migration should definitely help the joint military healthcare process.

  • Pehrson assumes command of West Point Health Service Area

    Jul 23, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (July 23, 2012) -- Keller Army Community Hospital ushered in a new leader as Col. (Dr.) Felicia F. Pehrson assumed command from Col. (Dr.) Beverly C. Land during a July 20 ceremony at the United States Military Academy's Haig Room in the Jefferson Library.

  • Army researcher receives top White House award for scientific excellence

    Jul 23, 2012

    A young researcher from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine has received top honors for scientific excellence.

  • Collaborative training develops muscle memory for when it matters most

    Jul 23, 2012

    For the first time in five deployment cycles, all seven companies of Eagle Lift, 7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, trained together during a collaborative situational training exercise that began at Fort Campbell, Ky., July 16, 2012.

  • Vet Center comes to Fort Hunter Liggett to provide outreach during CSTX

    Jul 22, 2012

    VA sends mobile Vet Center to serve Army Reserve Soldiers in the field during major training exercise

  • Army leaders to conduct 'health of the force' visits at 6 installations

    Jul 22, 2012

    Army senior leaders, led by Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, will tour several Army installations this week to assess the health of the force.

  • Army hospital recognizes outgoing, welcomes incoming command

    Jul 20, 2012

    Col. Kirk Eggleston passed command responsibility for General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital to Col. Marie Dominguez during a ceremony held at Fort Leonard Wood's Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Plaza July 12.

  • 10th CAB aviators receive awards for valor, flight medic earns Distinguished Flying Cross

    Jul 19, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- When Army helicopters arrive overhead during a firefight below, friendly forces are filled with a surge of confidence, said Fort Drum's top infantryman, Maj. Gen. Mark A. Milley, Fort Drum and 10th Mountain Division (LI) commander.

  • Renovated Brown Dental Clinic reopens

    Jul 19, 2012

    After a year's wait, the Brown Dental Clinic moves back home to its renovated facility in Bldg. 4405 on Innkeeper Street July 25.

  • FSOD clears Aviators for flight duty

    Jul 19, 2012

    Lyster Army Health Clinic offers a unique program to ensure that Fort Rucker Aviators can rebound from sickness quickly and get back in the air -- the flight surgeon of the day.

  • GEMS program brings science to life for youth

    Jul 19, 2012

    While a lesson in polymers was under way Fort Rucker, Ala., youth mixed glue and food-coloring in order to create a Silly Putty-like concoction at the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science laboratory, July 12, 2012.

  • Fort Sill dental residents graduate

    Jul 19, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (19 July 2012) -- Eight Army dentists began a new phase in their medical careers as they graduated from the Comanche Advanced Education in General Dentistry-1 year program, a post-doctoral level training for new Army dentists.

  • Timely treatment for acute pain

    Jul 19, 2012

    Missing work can be a real pain in the neck. Even more frustrating, though, is an actual pain in the neck. Doctors at William Beaumont Army Medical Center are heading up the Army's first Acute Pain Clinic -- part of a Department of Defense-wide initiative to combat pain management in the military. "The initiative is focused on chronic pain," said Col. Richard Petri Jr., chief of the new Interdisciplinary Pain Management Center at WBAMC. "But the best treatment of chronic pain is adequate and timely treatment for acute pain."

  • Surveyor Says Cancer Program Should Rank Among Nation's Best

    Jul 19, 2012

    San Antonio Military Medical Center's Cancer Care Program just wrapped up a re-accreditation survey, and already has received glowing remarks for its quality and level of care.

  • Behavioral researchers help Army combat suicides

    Jul 19, 2012

    The desire to "end intense emotional suffering" was among the top factors cited by Soldiers who had at some point attempted suicide, according to researchers from the University of Utah, who interviewed 132 Soldiers at Fort Carson, Colo.

  • Kimbrough Care Center gets new commander

    Jul 19, 2012

    Col. Danny B. N. Jaghab assumed command of the U.S. Army Medical Activity, Fort Meade, and Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center in a change of command ceremony on July 12.

  • Give Blood; Give Life

    Jul 18, 2012

    The Armed Services Blood Program is the official contributor of the blood supply to the military and their Families.

  • Keller NCO rescues motorcyclist from terrible accident

    Jul 18, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (July 18, 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.

  • Army nurse concluding 30 years of service

    Jul 18, 2012

    Johnson retiring as commander of Fox Army Health Center

  • Medics train 789th EOD Soldiers on combat lifesaving

    Jul 18, 2012

    While the Combat Lifesaver Course is offered periodically postwide, sometimes a unit can't make one of the scheduled classes, so the 690th Medical Company (Ground Ambulance) provides the needed instructors and curriculum, said Sgt. Tamara Bracey, treatment NCO, who helped teach the course last week to 789th Explosive Ordnance Detachment Soldiers.

  • Army medical student wins international math award

    Jul 18, 2012

    With a math problem so complex it took four days to solve, U.S. Army officer 2nd Lt. James Jones and his University of Louisville teammates, Suraj Kannan and Joshua Mitchell, took home the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Award in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling. Jones' team competed with more than 3,600 teams from 17 different countries to win the online problem-solving competition.

  • Army, NFL collaborate on traumatic brain injury helmet sensors

    Jul 18, 2012

    The National Football League now wants to put into the helmets of its players the same type of sensors used by the Army to evaluate concussive events that could lead to traumatic brain injury.

  • Fort Hood resources now on smartphones

    Jul 18, 2012

    A new mobile website now makes Fort Hood's Community Resource Guide accessible on a smartphone. The resource guide contains a comprehensive list of local, regional and national resources aimed at maintaining the health of the force.

  • Tripler offers promising therapy for severe asthmatics

    Jul 18, 2012

    HONOLULU -- By using radiofrequency energy, pulmonologists at Tripler Army Medical Center are leading the way in the treatment of severe asthma in Army Medicine beneficiaries.

  • Camp Zama kicks off first full-scale exercise with downed aircraft scenario

    Jul 17, 2012

    Rescue workers responded to a mock scenario at Camp Zama, Japan, July 16, 2012, involving a downed aircraft and several injured personnel on the first day of a full-scale exercise, the first of its kind to be held on the installation.

  • Best Soldiers for the worst days: Medevac crews in Afghanistan save lives day, night

    Jul 17, 2012

    Nearly every time a medevac crew serving on Forward Operating Base Shank in Afghanistan climbs into a Black Hawk and fasten their seat belts, they launch knowing someone is in pain, and may be dying.

  • Federal agencies meet to discuss Operation Warfighter

    Jul 17, 2012

    Several federal agencies met at Keystone State Park in Mannford, Okla., to discuss Operation Warfighter, a Department of Defense federal internship program that places wounded warriors in positions at federal agencies while they are completing their medical board process.

  • Occupational Therapy helps Soldiers with TBI

    Jul 17, 2012

    Sgt. 1st Class Lemoore Rangel's brain injury and invisible war wounds left her a mess. There was no normal in her 24-hour day, and it frustrated the heck out of her. Thanks to Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade's occupational therapists, "normal" is back in Rangel's life.

  • Texas Rangers treat wounded warriors to 'home plate' dream come true

    Jul 17, 2012

    Texas Ranger pitcher Scott Feldman and his wife, Kelli, recently hosted Fort Hood wounded warriors for a softball game between the Warrior Transition Brigade Soldiers and the Texas Rangers Legacy Alumni. The event was held July 1 during pre-game activities between the Texas Rangers and the Oakland A's at The Texas Rangers ballpark in Arlington.

  • Fort Bliss hospital honors 106-year-old beneficiary

    Jul 16, 2012

    Willie Kucera, 106 years old, is living history. The World War II and the Korean War veteran is believed to be the oldest beneficiary in the William Beaumont Army Medical Center's region of care.

  • Students Have Fun While Learning Science and Math

    Jul 16, 2012

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (better known as GEMS) program has begun for the summer of 2012.

  • Schoonover Airfield offers realistic medevac training

    Jul 16, 2012

    Dirt airstrip hosts Air National Guard C-130s to exercise loading the wounded for transport to hospitals

  • Exercise at Fort Hunter Liggett gives medics real-world experience, too

    Jul 16, 2012

    The 6250th U.S. Army Hospital from Fort Lewis, Wash., provides medical support to service members participating in Warrior Exercise 2012.

  • Natick scientists defend against unseen enemies

    Jul 12, 2012

    Christopher Doona of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, uses the tools of science to do battle against disease-causing microorganisms.

  • Fort Meade stands up Casualty Response (CARE) Team

    Jul 12, 2012

    Fort Meade's Mobilization and Deployment Office at Army Community Service is establishing a Casualty Response Team of volunteers to help military families in times of crisis.

  • Army prohibits use of marijuana substitutes

    Jul 12, 2012

    Soldiers face a new drug threat in the form of Salvia Divinorum and "Spice," two substances that have been on the rise as marijuana substitutes.

  • Pets traveling abroad require health certificates

    Jul 12, 2012

    Before you pack your bags for a permanent change of station or vacation overseas with your family and beloved pet, be sure to research the requirements for pet travel in your host country.

  • Wholyfit fitness program provides faith-based alternative to yoga

    Jul 12, 2012

    Wholyfit classes, taught by volunteer instructor Kay Snow, meets Tuesdays and Fridays for an hourlong class beginning at 6 a.m. at Argonne Hills Chapel Center.

  • Synthetic designer drugs -- are they here to stay?

    Jul 12, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. --Many have heard about the man-made drugs, Spice and Bath Salts, but how much do people really know about these relatively new synthetic products?

  • Lyster offers program to nurture child development

    Jul 12, 2012

    Caring for children can be a job in itself, but Lyster Army Health Clinic is looking to help make that job easier for some Fort Rucker Families.

  • Reconditioning program keeps 'Maintainers' fit to fight

    Jul 12, 2012

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - Having a healthy, well-conditioned unit is a top priority for the 'Maintainers' of the 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division.

  • Adaptive therapy golf helps wounded warriors heal

    Jul 12, 2012

    Soldiers recovering from wounds have taken up golf as part of their adaptive sports therapy.

  • Soldiers contemplating suicide need to seek help themselves

    Jul 12, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (July 12) -- Soldiers and Family members on post who are having suicidal thoughts need to speak up and let someone know they need help. There are a number of services on post available to Soldiers and Family members who are thinking of harming themselves.

  • Sea2Sea Foundation visits Belvoir to raise awareness for Wounded Warriors

    Jul 12, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (July 12) -- Fort Belvoir's Warrior Transition Battalion welcomed the Sea2Sea Foundation riding team July 3 at the Soldier and Family Assistance Center as part of the team's cross country cycling ride. The members of the Sea2Sea Foundation raise national and international awareness of the sacrifices of Soldiers from the U.S. and the United Kingdom by bicycling across the two countries and sharing the Foundation's mission and vision at stops along the way.

  • Marksmanship Unit Soldier reinvents career, set to make history

    Jul 11, 2012

    Nine years after losing his leg in a rocket-propelled grenade attack while on patrol in Iraq, Sgt. 1st Class Josh Olson has reinvented his Army career. Going from an Infantry squad leader to a wounded warrior, he is now a Paralympic shooter.

  • Fort Huachuca spouse receives courageous caregiver award

    Jul 11, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. - Noemy Hall first noticed a change in her husband Sgt. Richard Hall's behavior in early 2008. It started with irregular speech patterns, memory problems, and changes in his mood. This was shortly after her husband's second deployment when the couple and their two children were stationed at Fort Huachuca.

  • Warrior Transition Command leaders reflect on future

    Jul 11, 2012

    Army Medical Command leaders reflected on the past and looked to the future of the Warrior Transition Command during the organization's second change of command, July 10, 2012, in the Pentagon auditorium.

  • Wounded warriors take to the floor in volleyball tournament

    Jul 11, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Ten teams comprised of Army and Marine warriors in transition took to the gym floor to battle it out for the title of the best sitting volleyball team at a tournament held July 6, here.

  • Tripler, 25th ID join forces, use nutrition to improve health, performance recovery

    Jul 11, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Over the last year the Nutrition Care Division at Tripler Army Medical Center has been actively collaborating with the 25th Infantry Division and other units across the island to improve the physical and cognitive health and performance of service members.

  • For effective weight loss, see a dietician

    Jul 10, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The percentage of Military Health System beneficiaries who gave information showing they were obese in fiscal year 2011 was 22, well below the U.S. population average of 33.8. Those numbers, from the fiscal year 2012 report to Congress on the Tricare system, still leave a lot of room for improvement though. The good news is that the military's medical system can help people get those numbers lower.

  • Donate platelets, save a life

    Jul 10, 2012

    Fort Bliss, Texas (July 10, 2012) -- If we are cut, do we not bleed? But more importantly, shouldn't that wound eventually stop bleeding? For some patients wounds only heal with the help of donated platelets -- the tiniest elements of human blood primarily related in function of coagulation. Platelet donations save lives every day.

  • MSTC makes it real

    Jul 10, 2012

    For a decade Soldiers have asked combat life saver instructors the same question: How does this fit into my mission? Will there be time to place a tourniquet? Will there be a reason to take action on a tension pneumothorax patient in the field? Can a non-medic under the pressure of time, distractions and supplies really save a life? Instructors and trainers with the Army's Medical Simulation Training Centers at 18 installations around the world have responded with a resounding "yes."

  • Command of hospital changes hands

    Jul 10, 2012

    Command of the new Fort Belvoir Community Hospital changed hands for the first time since its Aug. 31 opening during a ceremony in front of the facility today. Col. Susan Annicelli relinquished command of the award-winning hospital to Col. Charles Callahan as hundreds of medical staff, patients, friends and family observed.

  • Rader Clinic workshop helps patients manage their emotions with humor

    Jul 10, 2012

    "Managing emotions is a tough business, and most people have difficulty controlling their temper as well as a wide array of emotions," said Air Force Lt. Col. Theresa A. Lawson.

  • Integrative Cardiac Health Project building healthier lives

    Jul 10, 2012

    A wellness program launched at the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 1999 is still helping people today. Take Navy Capt. Brent George.

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