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  • Bridging the Gap: TATRC's technology transfer program speeds medical innovations to service members

    Mar 21, 2012

    The Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center's technology transfer program may serve as a Department of Defense model for speeding viable medical innovations to the aid of our service members.

  • On target: Archers aim for spot on Army Warrior Games team

    Mar 21, 2012

    More than 12 wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and Army veterans traveled to Sumter, S.C., to train and compete for a place on the Army Warrior Games archery team March 12-16, 2012.

  • GLWACH welcomes new top NCO

    Mar 21, 2012

    Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Brooks relinquished responsibility of the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital to Command Sgt. Maj. Tabitha Gavia during a ceremony at John B. Mahaffey Museum Complex Friday.

  • Dog-gone good medicine: Four-legged volunteers lend a helping paw

    Mar 21, 2012

    Each month, the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital receives two special visitors. Both visitors would rather lift spirits than play fetch -- Paisley, a Great Dane and Lela, a Labrador retriever, are Red Cross therapy dogs.

  • 100 percent fitness, wellness tests for new Fort Bliss Soldiers

    Mar 21, 2012

    Since January, every Soldier who in-processes at Fort Bliss must complete a full Comprehensive Soldier Fitness evaluation, with a physical fitness assessment and body composition test, at the Wellness Fusion Campus located near the corner of Cassidy Rd. and Jeb Stuart Rd.

  • Brain injuries don't end with Afghan drawdown

    Mar 21, 2012

    Even with the eventual drawdown in Afghanistan, traumatic brain injury will continue to be a problem for the Army.

  • Resiliency app nears 20,000 downloads

    Mar 21, 2012

    The CSF Soldier Fitness Resiliency Goals Book has been download almost 20,000 times to either an iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

  • Woman rescued by donated blood vows to save others

    Mar 21, 2012

    Recently, Beverly Wilkerson donated blood for the first time to the Armed Services Blood Program. For her, it was a long, life-changing road to the Fort Leonard Wood Blood Donor Center. But that didn't stop this administrative assistant at the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital adjutant's office from vowing to help save lives, as she had once been saved.

  • Vicenza marks Traumatic Brain Injury Month

    Mar 21, 2012

    Officials at U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza set up a display with important information that details the symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries.

  • Why is MEDPROS important?

    Mar 21, 2012

    Why is MEDPROS important? Many Soldiers assigned to SWCS have probably heard this question throughout the hallways and training areas across Fort Bragg and Camp Mackall. While many may associate the term with white noise and PowerPoint slides, I'm here to ensure you that MEDPROS -- formally known as the Medical Protection System -- is subject to significant command emphasis across the military because it helps us ensure that our most vital weapons are in top condition: our Soldiers.

  • CERDEC directorate reorganizes its workforce to better emphasize integrated capabilities solutions

    Mar 20, 2012

    The CERDEC Command and Control Directorate, or C2D, has changed its name to Command, Power and Integration -- CP&I -- and has restructured its branches to better emphasize its core competencies and to ensure that these competencies are not split across divisions. The new organization name directly reflects the mission of the organization, which is to innovate and implement solutions in the specific core competencies of Mission Command Capabilities, Mission Command Computing Platforms, Power and Energy, and C4ISR Platform Prototyping & Integration.

  • Soldiers recovering from traumatic brain injury test combat skills

    Mar 20, 2012

    Soldiers recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury had the chance to see if they were ready to get "back to the fight" during simulated combat skills training held March 9, 2012, at the Warrior Skills Training Center at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • World Class Athlete Program athlete claims U.S. National Skeleton Championship title

    Mar 19, 2012

    Army World Class Athlete Program member Spc. Megan Henry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 854th Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade, won the 2012 U.S. National Skeleton Championship in the women's category at Mt. Van Hoevenberg, March 4, 2012.

  • Army Now - The designer of the new Individual First Aid Kit, or IFAK

    Mar 19, 2012

    The designer of the new Individual First Aid Kit, or IFAK, discusses improvements to the first aid kit and how soon Soldiers will see the new kit.

  • Advice for prospective owners includes choosing pets with care

    Mar 19, 2012

    Pet over population is a sad reality in the U.S. Military families on the move should think carefully before taking in an animal to avoid contributing to this problem.

  • Wounded warrior receives new home

    Mar 16, 2012

    Homes for Our Troops presented the keys to the 109th home built for a seriously-injured service member since the organization began building homes in 2004, to Staff Sgt. Millican, Georgia National Guard.

  • Army works to improve women's health

    Mar 16, 2012

    With six new occupational specialties and more than 13,000 new positions opening to women, more women than ever before will be serving along the front lines, often in small, isolated locations, without access to running water or many hygiene products.

  • Tripler's pain physicians help geriatric patients relieve compressed lumbars

    Mar 16, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii " The Department of Integrative Pain Management, here, completed the first minimally invasive lumbar decompression in Hawaii, Jan. 20.

  • Tripler's Dept. of Social Work enhance well-being of beneficiaries

    Mar 16, 2012

    HONOLULU " The Department of Social Work, or DSW, at Tripler Army Medical Center and Schofield Barracks Health Clinic, provides comprehensive social work services to all Pacific Regional Medical Command beneficiaries.

  • Commando Brigade medics train with simulated casualties

    Mar 15, 2012

    FORT DRUM N.Y. -- Medics assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team recently participated in aircraft casualty load and unload procedure training at the flight line on Fort Drum.

  • Fort Drum veteran honored at dinner with VIPs for taking care of wounded warrior

    Mar 15, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- For service members, sometimes just being known as a loyal friend in the military community can lead to the most unexpected and extravagant of recognitions.

  • USAMRMC Team Celebrates Success of Adenovirus Vaccine

    Mar 15, 2012

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command celebrated the licensure and fielding of the Adenovirus Type 4 and Type 7 Vaccine with a recognition ceremony held at Fort Detrick, Md., March 12.

  • Wounded warriors compete at Fort Meade

    Mar 15, 2012

    Nearly 50 Soldiers and veterans traveled to Fort Meade to compete for a spot on the Army team at the 2012 Warrior Games. The camp opened March 8 and continued daily until the closing ceremony Monday afternoon.

  • Registration for the 2012 GEMS program is officially opened!

    Mar 15, 2012

    Registration for the 2012 Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program is officially opened.

  • Clinic specializes in Traumatic Brain Injuries

    Mar 15, 2012

    The Victory Care Clinic formally opened its doors to patients Monday with a ribbon cutting at Moncrief Army Community Hospital.

  • New Fort Sill dental clinic opens

    Mar 15, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The Army's newest dental clinic opened with a ribbon cutting March 9 at Fort Sill. The Col. James J. Weeks Dental Clinic features 22 dental treatment rooms, its staff can perform all dental specialties, and patients will be assigned to a dental team and have their own dentist--all in an environmentally friendly building.

  • NFL great meets Sill Soldiers

    Mar 15, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Soldiers at the Warrior Transition Unit received a special visitor March 9 when Herschel Walker came to visit.

  • Secretary of the Army sees 'science behind the Soldier'

    Mar 15, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh got a look at what Soldiers wear, eat and carry during a visit to the Natick Soldier Systems Center, March 15, 2012.

  • Bavarian dental, medical teams recognized for contributions

    Mar 14, 2012

    More than 10 medical and dental units from Bavaria earned awards for contributions by its personnel to the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas. Bavaria Medical Department Activity, Warrior Transition Units in Vilseck and Schweinfurt, health clinics Hohenfels, Illesheim, Schweinfurt and Vilseck, and dental clinics in Ansbach, Katterbach and Vilseck, made enough of a contribution to be recognized at the U.S. Army Europe and Installation Management Command Europe Region annual awards ceremony for the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas here March 13.

  • New kiosks at clinics enhance patient access

    Mar 14, 2012

    TRICARE kiosks at health clinics in Bamberg, Hohenfels, Illesheim, Katterbach and Schweinfurt, Grafenwoehr and here are expected to give patients a more convenient way of scheduling medical appointments.

  • Health Clinic educates and pampers women

    Mar 14, 2012

    Most people know that breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States. It affects one out every eight women. They may also know that regular mammograms reduce breast cancer deaths by more than 30 percent. Yet nearly one-third of all eligible women do not get screenings.

  • USAMITC Selects Employee of the Year for 2011

    Mar 14, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS -- the U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center (USAMITC) recently selected their Employee of the Year for 2011. Joe Tolentino, a Project Manager in USAMITC's Sustainment Division, was awarded this year's honor recipient. Tolentino was also selected as Employee of the Quarter for October through December; a prelude to him being selected as Employee of the Year.

  • How to make your PCS move go smoothly

    Mar 14, 2012

    Each year, about 225,000 Department of Defense and U.S. Coast Guard household good shipments are slated for movement during the summer months. These shipments compete with private sector moves creating a phenomenon in the transportation industry called the "peak moving season."

  • Warrior Transition Command recognizes women's education, empowerment

    Mar 14, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Stefanie Mason suffered nine fractures to her head and traumatic brain injury as a result of a vehicle crash while on a mission in Afghanistan in 2010. Now she's competing for gold at the Warrior Games.

  • Darnall Nutrition Services patient embraces healthy eating plan; foregoes Lap Band surgery

    Mar 13, 2012

    FORT HOOD, TX -- We've all heard the late-night infomercial adds promoting miracle weight loss options guaranteeing you can lose 50 percent or more of excess weight in the first year, or live the life you want for as little as $8 a day. Think these promises are too good to be true? So do the dietitians at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center who warn there is no quick fix for losing weight. There is no 'magic pill', nor is surgery a simple solution.

  • Darnall dietitians offer top tips to help lose weight

    Mar 13, 2012

    Obesity is the second leading preventable cause of death in the US, with an estimated 112,000 Americans dying each year from obesity-related complications, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's Nutrition Services staff has many programs in place to help beneficiaries with their weight loss struggles. Eating less and moving more are the keys to losing weight. Making small changes in your eating habits can definitely help you get to a better weight, according to Darnall dietitians, and they offer several tips and techniques to help.

  • Army volleyball players on road to Warrior Games

    Mar 13, 2012

    The final game for Soldiers vying for a spot on the Army sitting volleyball team was played at Fort Meade, Md., on the last day of a five-day clinic, held March 9-12, 2012.

  • Medical career-minded students visit 62nd Medical Bde.

    Mar 13, 2012

    Fourteen students from Rogers High School in Puyallup, Wash., visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., March 9 to learn about careers in the medical field offered through the U.S. Army.

  • Natick division tests Soldier performance

    Mar 12, 2012

    The Military Performance Division of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine is trying to find better ways to measure Soldier performance than the Army Physical Fitness Test.

  • Medical Accord Central 12 helps build partnerships in Gabon

    Mar 12, 2012

    U.S. and Gabonese forces along with regional partners are training together during Medical Accord Central 12, March 5-16, 2012.

  • More than 280 service members offered third opinion on psych evals

    Mar 12, 2012

    The Army will offer 285 service members at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., a chance to have their mental health diagnoses re-evaluated -- a second time.

  • Army Under Secretary visits UT campus, tours research facilities

    Mar 12, 2012

    Army Under Secretary visits UT campus, tours research facilities

  • 'Vanguard' medic determined to serve

    Mar 9, 2012

    Sergeant Francis I. Fonseca said if you don't have determination you won't make it in the Army.

  • Raider spouse loses 140 pounds to become 'IronMom'

    Mar 9, 2012

    Jillian O'Malley is the image of an athlete. Trim and fit, devoted Army wife and mother of two, she is a seasoned triathlete and veteran of the Ironman Triathlon, a grueling race which consists of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and 26.2-mile run. She's a fixture at the swimming pool in Newman Gym, and runs on the track regularly. Yet just a few short years ago, Jillian could not run a single mile.

  • Shipping dangerous material, keeping people safe

    Mar 9, 2012

    A course on transporting biomedical materials might not be high on the list of required courses for everyone, but it was for more than 5,500 Department of Defense medical personnel around the world who have taken this class.

  • Fort Bragg addresses wounded warriors' concerns at town hall meeting

    Mar 9, 2012

    A panel of subject matter experts held a press conference March 9, 2012, to provide an update of the steps Fort Bragg, N.C., and Womack Army Medical Center have taken to address wounded warrior care.

  • Patient Caring Touch System at Fort Bragg assures patients receive quality care

    Mar 9, 2012

  • Marksmanship Unit adding wounded-warrior sections

    Mar 9, 2012

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit is expanding with creation of a Marksmanship Instructor Group and Paralympic Section, the first-ever Army units designed specifically for wounded warriors deemed able to continue to serve on active duty.

  • Streamlined health benefit process partners First Army with VA

    Mar 8, 2012

    As Reserve and National Guard troops return from overseas deployments, Soldiers now register for their medical benefits via an online partnership established between First Army and the Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Eligibility Center.

  • Learn how to bounce back in resiliency training

    Mar 8, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Everyone deals with stress at some point, whether it is the death of a loved one, loss of a job, divorce, serious illness or other traumatic event.

  • Students promote breast cancer awareness at Tripler Army Medical Center

    Mar 8, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii -- A breast cancer awareness display stood in the Oceanside lobby, here, Feb. 21-24.

  • Tripler Army Medical Center's 68W sustainment program brings real combat experience to students

    Mar 8, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - The Department of Health Education and Training, here, completed another iteration of their 68W Sustainment Program, Feb. 28.

  • Support group for spouses deals with post-combat stress

    Mar 8, 2012

    A new, four-week support group helps spouses cope with the challenges of post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Army South Soldiers brave jungle, improve Belize military medical capacity

    Mar 7, 2012

    Deep in the jungle of Belize, five U.S. Army Soldiers, accompanied by soldiers from the Belize Defense Force, moved through unfamiliar terrain with their casualty.

  • March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Mar 7, 2012

    Traumatic brain injury has been called the "signature wound" of America's current wars. The rate of combat-related brain injuries in service members returning from war is higher than in previous conflicts. The U.S. military estimates 144,000-plus service members in the last decade have suffered from some type of TBI, either as a result of combat operations or by accidents in training.

  • First Army Division East Surgeon wins dream vacation

    Mar 6, 2012

    We all know by now there are no free rides and if a deal sounds too good to be true, it is, right? Well…one family from Fort Meade, Md. is putting their own spin on that bit of conventional wisdom. First Army Division East Surgeon Lt. Col. George Kyle's wife Gina is not one to shy away from a challenge and her family wouldn't have it any other way. Her adventurous nature won them an all-expense paid trip to Hawaii, courtesy of Home and Garden Television (HGTV).

  • Celebrating 125 Years of Medical Service to our Soldiers

    Mar 6, 2012

    In recognition of the 125th anniversary of the establishment of the U.S. Army Medical Department Enlisted Corps, Soldiers and leadership from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command at Fort Detrick, Md., celebrated this historic milestone with a creative and educational contest across the command.

  • Army focuses on traumatic brain injuries

    Mar 5, 2012

    Staff at the Fort Sill, Okla., Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic are working with the increasing number of Soldiers who are returning from the war with TBI.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Listens, Speaks with Soldiers at WTB-Europe

    Mar 5, 2012

    Heidelberg, Germany - Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler took time to talk with Soldiers in Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe about specific issues close to them, March 5, at the Heidelberg Health Clinic, Germany.

  • U.S. and Philippine Army nurses share knowledge

    Mar 5, 2012

    Members from 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) and Tripler Army Medical Center were selected as the skilled professionals and subject matter experts to provide useful information for the use of both strategic partners, and to serve as the first echelon in establishing the medical Theater Enabling Command as the proponent for Theater Security Cooperation Program medical subjects on behalf of U.S. Army Pacific Command. The selected team will provide academic presentations and hands on training. The Subject Matter Expert Exchange's primary focus is enhancing existing nursing capabilities, with the secondary focus being the civil-military response(s) to disasters commonly to the Philippines. The end goal is the Philippines Armed Forces use what is learned during the SMEE to implement and sustain a nursing program that provides high quality nursing care utilizing best practices and their specific capabilities.

  • Cutting-edge device, procedure aid commander's recovery

    Mar 2, 2012

    Before becoming commander of U.S. Army Cadet Command's 1st Brigade, Col. Michael Blahovec wondered if he would ever lead Soldiers again. He wondered if he would ever run, walk without pain and, most important to him, spend time doing traditional activities with his children. Now, a cutting-edge procedure and orthotic device speeds his recovery and gives him nearly full use of his injured limb.

  • Medics gain confidence through drills

    Mar 2, 2012

    Sand and debris blasted the Soldiers as they carried the litter to the waiting UH60 Black Hawk helicopter.

  • Spartan fitness goes social

    Mar 2, 2012

    As we move into a world more accessible through social media, whether Facebook, Twitter, or any other medium, the ability to access information and communicate instantly has become fundamentally ingrained in our society. For the 2nd "Spartan" Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, the changing landscape of social media has allowed the opportunity to provide communication and discussion for the Spartan Fitness program.

  • MOMRP and TATRC Focus on Protection of Senses

    Mar 2, 2012

    Since 2009, the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center -- with support from the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Research Program, and other research and development programs -- has administered the Peer Reviewed Vision Research Program, which focuses on the mitigation and treatment of traumatic injuries, visual dysfunction associated with traumatic brain injury, and visual systems diagnostic capabilities and assessment strategies.

  • TAMC Prayer Breakfast encourages winning warrior spirit

    Mar 2, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - An annual National Prayer Breakfast was held, here, Feb. 28, and Tripler was honored to host the Army Medicine Chaplain, Col. Mike Tarvin, as the keynote speaker.

  • Eyes could provide windows to traumatic brain injury

    Mar 1, 2012

    Eyes might provide insight for researchers at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, who are evaluating and working to improve methods for detecting traumatic brain injuries in Soldiers while they are still deployed.

  • Wounded warrior finds career success after service

    Mar 1, 2012

    Retired Army Capt. Alvin Shell suffered severe burns saving his fellow Soldiers' lives in Iraq -- actions that earned praise from his leaders and spurred President Barack Obama to hail him as a hero in a national speech.

  • Combat-Wounded Veteran Shared Success Story At Wounded Warrior Employment Conference

    Mar 1, 2012

    Retired Capt. Alvin Shell shared his moving story of overcoming injury with the audience at the Wounded Warrior Employment Conference. After sustaining severe burns, broken bones and behavioral health injuries in Iraq in 2005, this officer went on to become a successful manager at the Department of Homeland Security.

  • Natick workers continue activity book for 'heroes'

    Mar 1, 2012

    When David Faigin took delivery of the book, he knew he held a smash hit in his hands. Never mind that it would never find its way onto the New York Times Best Sellers list. In fact, he couldn't care less that not a single copy would ever be sold.

  • March: Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Mar 1, 2012

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 1.7 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, each year. Of those, 52,000 people die; TBI is also a contributing factor to a third of all injury-related deaths in the U.S.

  • Medical Enlisted Corps celebrate 125 years

    Mar 1, 2012

    Though the Medical Enlisted Corps was formally established as the Hospital Corps on March 1, 1887, their history dates back to the Revolutionary War.

  • WTB Soldiers aim for 2012 Warrior Games

    Mar 1, 2012

    Two Fort Carson Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers are in the hunt to compete in the 2012 Warrior Games.

  • Dentists give 'oral' presentations

    Mar 1, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (1 March 2012) -- A team from the Fort Sill Dental Activity gave hands-on presentations to preschoolers about the importance of dental hygiene as part of February's National Children's Dental Health Month.

  • Surgeon General directs review of records for unreported rabies exposure

    Mar 1, 2012

    Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho has directed the five regional Army medical commands to conduct a stand down of all Soldier Readiness Processing and conduct a 100-percent review of all Post Deployment Health Assessments and Post Deployment Health Reassessments forms processed since September 1, 2011. Army Medicine had conducted an earlier 100-percent review of PDHAs and PDHRAs, from 2003 to August 31, 2011, following the death of a Soldier who contracted rabies.

  • Awareness of TBI causes, symptoms important to Soldiers, families

    Mar 1, 2012

    Awareness of traumatic brain injury in the United States has greatly increased over the past few years. It is an important injury that can have long-lasting effects. Active-duty service members are at increased risk for a TBI compared to their civilian peers. According to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, 29,255 service members were diagnosed with a TBI in 2009 and 30,380 were diagnosed in 2010. (These numbers were obtained from the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, TBI & The Military, http://www.dvbic.org/TBI---The-Military.aspx, accessed on Feb. 23, 2012.)

  • Prevent childhood poisoning … now and all year long

    Mar 1, 2012

    National Poison Prevention Week, March 18--24, is a time nationally designated to recognize the dangers of poisoning and how to prevent it. However, poison prevention should be practiced all year round to ensure the safety of your loved ones, especially your children.

  • National Nutrition Month 2012: Get your plate in shape

    Mar 1, 2012

    March is National Nutrition Month. This annual campaign, sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association), reinforces the importance of good nutrition and physical activity. The academy also helps consumers understand how to implement the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The theme for this year, "Get Your Plate in Shape," encourages Americans to return to the basics of healthy eating by consuming the recommended amounts of food essential for performance and health.

  • 10th Mountain Soldier Pursues American Dream

    Mar 1, 2012

    A combat medic in 1st Brigade Combat Team's 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, pursues his American dream every day. Spc. Eric Gavour was born Nov. 11, 1981, in the small town of Nkawkaw, Ghana, West Africa. During childbirth, his mother experienced complications that have shaped the way he lives his life.

  • Healthy Force, Healthy Nation

    Mar 1, 2012

    Warfighters are continually subjected to pressures from obesogenic environments and dietary supplement marketing, which makes it difficult for one to regulate personal body mass, maintain a proper balance of nutrients, and access nutritionally valuable meals.

  • Medical Service Corps officers in Bavaria establish program started in Korean

    Feb 29, 2012

    Bavarian Region Silver Caduceus Society was established Feb. 13 in Vilseck, Germany. Silver Caduceus Societies are private associations established for Medical Service Corps officers to conduct professional and personal development and offer a forum for the officers to converse about technical, administrative and scientific topics.

  • Depot expertise provides cutting-edge medical technology to Warfighter

    Feb 29, 2012

    Expert personnel at Tobyhanna Army Depot have combined their skills with cutting-edge technology to provide the Warfighter battlefield-access to a military medical information system.

  • Telehealth and EMR Training Lead to Industry Honor

    Feb 29, 2012

    The Army's Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) Product Manager Lt. Col. William Geesey will receive the 2012 Federal Computer Week (FCW) Federal 100 Award, which recognizes government individuals for their forward-thinking and vision in the federal information technology (IT) community. MC4 integrates, fields, trains and supports IT systems that allow deployable medical staff to document and track patient care, digitally manage medical supplies and conduct health surveillance in the combat zone.

  • How to Use Your Safety Officer

    Feb 29, 2012

    I was the incoming battalion commander and it had been a wonderful couple of days familiarizing myself with what appeared to be a great unit. After reviewing the brigade commander's Officer Evaluation Report support form in preparation for my initial counseling, I noted the usual comments about meeting or exceeding standards for the commander's unit status report, individual weapons qualification, Army physical fitness test and the unit's successful external evaluation. However, what I hadn't seen before was an objective to "implement and maintain an effective unit safety program supporting unit readiness and combat capability."

  • National Brain Injury Awareness Month by LTG Patricia D. Horoho

    Feb 29, 2012

    March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month by LTG Patricia D. Horoho

  • Enlisted Medical Corps Anniversary

    Feb 29, 2012

    Enlisted Medical Corps Anniversary- 1 March 2012

  • Dental Corps Anniversary

    Feb 29, 2012

    Dental Corps Anniversary 3 March 2012

  • Controlling post-traumatic stress could be as close as game on cell phone

    Feb 28, 2012

    New technology incorporates biofeedback into a game to help Soldiers train themselves to combat the symptoms of post-traumatic stress, or PTS.

  • General pays tribute to woman who fought for civil rights, started adoption program

    Feb 28, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - While Brig. Gen. Nadja West prepared her remarks for the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's African American/Black History Month Observance, she came across the obituary of a woman named Mabel Grammer.

  • Deployment of Adenovirus Vaccine

    Feb 27, 2012

    Adenovirus Type 4 and Type 7 Vaccine, Live, Oral (Adenovirus Vaccine) has been used since Oct. 24, 2011 throughout the U.S. Military and Coast Guard. It protects military trainees against Febrile Respiratory Illness (fever plus symptoms such as coughing and sneezing) caused by adenovirus types 4 and 7.

  • Keller Army Community Hospital honor patients during month-long observance

    Feb 27, 2012

    Keller Army Community Hospital a leader in Army Medicine honored patients during National Patient Recognition Month, with a special National Patient Recognition Day, Monday, Feb. 27.

  • Soldiers to be tested for prescription drug abuse

    Feb 27, 2012

    The Army will soon begin expanded testing of Soldiers for unauthorized prescription drugs, in addition to currently tested illegal substances.

  • Physical Therapy gets Soldiers back into fight

    Feb 24, 2012

    For the Soldiers of 2nd "Spartan" Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, recovering from various injuries, have a new place to go for physical therapy as the Spartan Brigade welcomes their first "in-house" Brigade Therapist.

  • Pilot alcohol treatment program continues to evolve at JBLM

    Feb 24, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- In the two years since it launched, the Confidential Alcohol Treatment and Education Program has seen a lot of changes -- but the biggest change might be to the Army itself.

  • Black women in culture theme for African American Heritage Month observance

    Feb 24, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii -- "As courageous visionaries who led the fight to end slavery and tenacious activists who fought to expand basic civil rights to all Americans, African American woman have long served as champions of social and political change," wrote President Barack Obama in the National African American History Month 2012 proclamation.

  • Medical staff at Tripler, Schofield hold Safety Stand-down Day

    Feb 24, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Soldiers and civilian employees at Tripler Army Medical Center and Schofield Barracks, here, met for a safety stand-down, Feb. 17.

  • Injured medic rejoins Soldier she treated

    Feb 24, 2012

    A combat medic who treated a Soldier in Afghanistan found herself in a role reversal after she was injured a week later and brought to San Antonio Military Medical Center where the Soldier she treated is also recovering.

  • Behaviors likely causing lack of sleep

    Feb 23, 2012

  • Silky fur and fangs; big eyes and floppy ears: Recognizing those other Family Members during Nationa

    Feb 23, 2012

    There are some totally innocent beings out there who look to us for shelter from the storms, food and water to exist, aid when they are sick, or even for a good tummy rub when they roll over and kick their legs up in the air.

  • COMMIT TO BE FIT: Transforming your running form: A journey of patience worth the effort

    Feb 23, 2012

    Running has not always been something I have enjoyed or looked forward to on a daily basis.

  • EFMP aims to help special needs Families

    Feb 23, 2012

    It's not uncommon to hear mothers talk about being soccer moms, but at least one mother on Fort Rucker says she's not a soccer mom, but a therapy mom.

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