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  • Suicide Awareness Walk to shed light on 'stigma'

    Apr 11, 2012

    Suicide is preventable. Tricia Radenz, an Army wife who lost her youngest son to suicide three years ago, said she believes the tragedy, which stems from a mental illness, can be avoided through greater awareness -- both for those suffering and those around them.

  • Healing Family Affair for Fort Hood WTB's Homebound Soldiers

    Apr 11, 2012

    Family is an important ingredient in the healing equation for Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade's homebound ill and injured Soldiers. Besides providing emotional support and encouragement, family members offer a second set of eyes when it comes to monitoring the healing progress of their loved ones.

  • Army looks to reduce physical training injuries

    Apr 11, 2012

    The Army is assessing a new weapon in its battle against physical training injuries.

  • Army launches annual Off-Duty Safety Awareness Presentation

    Apr 11, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. (April 11, 2012) -- In a continued effort to make Soldiers and their Family Members aware of hazards they may face while participating in off-duty activities, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center launched its annual Off-Duty Safety Awareness Presentation.

  • Supplement use highest among overweight service members

    Apr 10, 2012

    Dietary and performance enhancing supplements, which are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, can produce adverse side effects and are used most by service members who are overweight.

  • Fort A.P. Hill launches mobile application for smart devices

    Apr 10, 2012

    Fort A.P. Hill is expanding its outreach to the Warriors it trains, employees who support them and the public with just a click of its new smart device and mobile application.

  • Army examining what capabilities "make sense" for the network of the future

    Apr 10, 2012

    Network modernization is an Army priority. The U.S. Army will assess capabilities and emerging C4ISR technologies as part of its efforts to shape the future network when its annual integrated capabilities event begins at Fort Dix, N.J., April 16. The work will support initiatives to provide actionable intelligence at the squad level and improved situational awareness to dismounted Soldiers. The event, which provides an opportunity for stakeholders from across the DoD to integrate and exercise future force capabilities, will also inform efforts to accelerate and recapitalize C4ISR technologies into the current force, thus supporting the Agile acquisition process.

  • 18th MEDCOM (DS) and Radford High School start health program sponsorship

    Apr 10, 2012

    Members of the 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) kick-off a partnership with Radford High School's health department. The event was in conjunction with Women's History Month as four members from 18th MEDCOM (DS) including the commander, talked to the students about expectations of becoming a medical professional.

  • Darnall Occupational Therapists help Soldiers help themselves after injury

    Apr 10, 2012

    Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's Occupational Therapy Clinic is sponsoring an Open House at the hospital April 12 to promote awareness about how occupational therapists help patients "Live Life to Its Fullest" after an illness or injury.

  • 'Stealing from the Reaper'

    Apr 10, 2012

    "MEDEVAC, MEDEVAC, MEDEVAC" comes over the radio as flight crews from Company C, 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment, New Mexico National Guard run out to a UH-60 Black Hawk, start it up and take to the skies in response to a request for medical evacuation (MEDEVAC).

  • Researcher aims to help Soldiers recover faster from wounds

    Apr 9, 2012

    An injury he suffered during a high altitude-low opening parachute jump 15 years ago ended his own career as a Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance combat medic, but Wayne Matheny never stopped caring about others in uniform.

  • GEMS program -- science for fun of it

    Apr 6, 2012

    The U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory once again offered the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program at Fort Rucker, Ala.

  • April: Chance to educate, reach out to community on autism

    Apr 6, 2012

    HONOLULU -- April is Autism Awareness month, a time for the public to gain knowledge about autism and the autism community.

  • Tripler recognizes 5th annual National Healthcare Decisions Day, 4/16

    Apr 6, 2012

    HONOLULU --Tripler Army Medical Center will join other healthcare facilities around the country this Monday, April 16, to recognize the fifth Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day.

  • Army Secretary supports the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team

    Apr 5, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh supports wounded Servicemembers participating in the Wounded Warrior Amputee Celebrity Softball Classic, April 3, 2012 at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C. at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.

  • Warrior^Brigade DFAC thrives

    Apr 5, 2012

  • Tripler opens doors to military's, Oahu's first single room NICU

    Apr 5, 2012

    HONOLULU -- The completion of the first of a two-phased renovation project for the first in the military and first on-island single room Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Tripler Army Medical Center was celebrated with a blessing and lei ceremony, here, April 3.

  • NEX pharmacy begins taking hand-written prescriptions

    Apr 5, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center is excited to announce a new service at the satellite pharmacy located at the Navy Exchange Pearl Harbor.

  • EFMP workshop focuses on children with autism

    Apr 5, 2012

    A small group of military parents gathered March 26 at Meade Heights Elementary School for a workshop about services for children with autism and other disabilities.

  • Commanding General, Joint Munitions Command, visits veterans at Iowa City VA Medical Center

    Apr 4, 2012

    Perna "honored" to spend time with veterans

  • Red Cross volunteers recognized for service in 2011

    Apr 4, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii -- American Red Cross volunteers from all branches of service on island met for the Armed Forces 2011 Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, here, March 29.

  • Army Surgeon General defends PTSD diagnostic method

    Apr 3, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho testified March 28, 2012, at a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, Defense subcommittee hearing on military health and said military hospitals use the same method as the civilian sector to diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Fort Hood social workers honored

    Apr 3, 2012

    In celebration of national Social Work Month, more than 150 social workers and support staff from across post took a day to enjoy a free lunch, fellowship and education at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's third annual social work luncheon at the Community Events Center here March 29.

  • SHARP and Hazing video by CSM Donna Brock

    Apr 3, 2012

  • MEDCOM striving toward sustainability

    Apr 2, 2012

    Military treatment facilities across U.S. Army Medical Command are leaning forward to protect the environment for future generations and ensuring the viability of the MEDCOM mission through sustainability efforts to save our resources and save money.

  • Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 28

    Apr 2, 2012

    Army installations across the U.S. are supporting the Drug Enforcement Administration's next National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Natick study looks at how Soldiers' bodies cool down

    Apr 2, 2012

    Seventeen years after four Soldiers died from hypothermia during the final phase of Ranger School, researchers at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine at Natick Soldier Systems Center continue to study how the human body cools down, in hopes of one day developing medical techniques to help prevent such tragedies.

  • Drinking and driving: it's not a new problem

    Apr 2, 2012

    Drunk driving actually began before the invention of cars. As soon as a person climbed onto the back of another animal, there must have been drunken horse, camel and elephant riders. Drinking played a large role in going to sea also. Alcohol has played an important part in human civilization for a long time. Historians believe that slaves building the Great Pyramid at Giza drank about 1-1/2 gallons of beer a day. A daily task in Egyptian households was brewing beer, while the pharaohs preferred to drink wine. It is easy to imagine drunken chariot riders in Rome, and there is no doubt that some of Hannibal's men rode drunkenly on elephants into battle.

  • Sleep Keeps You, Your Unit Army Strong

    Apr 2, 2012

    Sleep is often thought of as a luxury that falls by the wayside when we are busy and stressed. However, getting enough sleep is one of the most important things you can do to be Army Strong. Sleep is a necessity to sustain your performance--just like food, water and air.

  • Helping Soldiers maintain a healthy weight through nutrition

    Apr 2, 2012

    It is widely known and reported that the prevalence of obesity in the American population has been increasing over the past few years. But the Army is different, right? Soldiers are entrusted with fighting America's wars, so they are in the best physical condition, right? Wrong. The 2008 DOD Survey of Health-Related Behaviors reports that 13 percent of the Army is currently obese according to body mass index classifications. That number is up from only 2 percent in 1995. Although, the rate of obesity in the Army is lower than the general population, the upward trend in obesity rates closely mirrors the general population.

  • Easter Festivities Keep WTB Families Hopping

    Apr 2, 2012

    Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade families got a jump on Easter activities during the WTB's Easter Party, held March 31 at the new WTB complex.

  • USO, Red Cross Contribute Easter Fun to Fort Hood WTB Families

    Apr 2, 2012

    USO and Red Cross volunteers from Fort Hood helped the Warrior Transition Brigade's wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and their Families celebrate Easter March 31 during the WTB's annual Easter Party.

  • Reserve leaders visit Kuwait

    Mar 30, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Keith L. Thurgood, deputy commander, U.S. Army Reserve Command, reads cards sent from soldiers

  • Wounded warriors cast thier lines into Beaverdam Lake

    Mar 30, 2012

    David Hall, who is retired from the Air Force, is a wounded warrior who wanted to help fellow wounded service members.

  • Public Health Week April 2-8, 2012

    Mar 30, 2012

  • U.S. Soldiers save Afghan boy wounded by insurgent IED

    Mar 30, 2012

    The Soldiers of Task Force Blackhawk saved the life of an 8-year-old Afghan boy who was injured by an insurgent improvised explosive device blast, March 14, 2012, in Kushamond district, Paktika province, Afghanistan.

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Mar 30, 2012

  • USAMITC Passes the DAIG Inspection

    Mar 30, 2012

  • Fort Bragg holds Women's History Month observance

    Mar 30, 2012

    Col. Vinette E. Gordon, deputy commander for nursing and patient services, Womack Army Medical Center, was the guest speaker at Fort Bragg's Women's History Month observance, March 22, in Weaver Auditorium. Gordon's message to the audience was women have made significant contributions to our nation, some quietly and some boldly - she challenged listeners to find their courageous vision and to carry on the work of the women who came before them.

  • The Noise Immune Stethoscope

    Mar 30, 2012

    In collaboration with Active Signal Technologies, a Small Business Innovation Research partner, the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory developed a stethoscope in 2007 that can be used to listen to heart and lung sounds in high-noise environments such as medical evacuation vehicles.

  • Tripler's fallen warrior receives Hawaii Medal of Honor

    Mar 30, 2012

    Twenty-four service members who deployed from Hawaii, who died in 2011 in Iraq or Afghanistan, were honored with a Hawaii Medal of Honor at the State Capital during a ceremony, March 28, 2012.

  • Fort Bragg offers tai chi class to injured, wounded warriors to aid recovery

    Mar 30, 2012

    The group that meets for tai chi twice weekly at Towle Courts Fitness Center, at Fort Bragg, N.C., is comprised of wounded warriors, foreign liaison officers and those merely interested in the ancient Chinese art form.

  • Army Spring Summer Safety Campaign Underway

    Mar 30, 2012

    Fort Rucker, Ala. (April 1, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center commences it's official Spring and Summer safety campaign and encourages all Soldiers, Family Members and Department of the Army Civilians to remain prepared for the fun and hazards associated with warmer weather.

  • PRMC joins community to help foster successful postsecondary transition for wounded warriors

    Mar 30, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Members from the Pacific Regional Medical Command and Tripler Army Medical Center joined wounded warriors and private sector subject matter experts at a think tank hosted by the Pacific Alliance and the Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa, March 23, here.

  • TAMC family writes book to cope with loss of pet

    Mar 30, 2012

    HONOLULU -- During the 2012 Tripler Army Medical Center Prayer Breakfast in February, Chaplain (Col.) Mike Tarvin, command chaplain, Army Medicine, spoke about qualities that make individuals "winning warriors."

  • Working out the bugs

    Mar 29, 2012

    Research teams from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command have helped to develop the Arthropod Vector Rapid Diagnostic Device, which can identify if an arthropod is infected with a pathogen that may cause severe disease in humans.

  • Army Team for Third Annual Warrior Games Announced

    Mar 29, 2012

    Alexandria, VA -- The Warrior Transition Command announced the Army team for the third annual Warrior Games today. Wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and Veterans trained and competed for months to be one of 50 athletes representing the Army in the 2012 Warrior Games. The games are slated April 30 -- May 5, Colorado Springs, Colo. Warrior Games are hosted by the U.S. Olympic Committee and supported by the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, USO, Fisher House Foundation and the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

  • Pride of Ownership in Personal Safety

    Mar 29, 2012

    As the spring and summer seasons approach, the likelihood a Soldier will become an accident statistic increases. To counter that trend, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center is asking service members to take pride of ownership in their personal safety.

  • For medical fund-raising, Picatinny specialist more than walks the talk

    Mar 29, 2012

    Marc Ivry doesn't just walk the talk when it comes to supporting medical research. He climbs 66 flights of stairs. For the second year, Ivry entered the "Climb to the Top" event in which participants climb 66 flights to the 69th floor of Rockefeller Center in New York City.

  • Army announces team for third annual Warrior Games

    Mar 29, 2012

    The Warrior Transition Command announced the Army team for the third annual Warrior Games, March 29, 2012.

  • Smartphone application benefits wounded warriors

    Mar 29, 2012

    A new smartphone app has been released for iPhone and Android devices that provides wounded warriors with a comprehensive mobile resource guide.

  • Soldier's canine pal inspires blood drive

    Mar 28, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Every dog has its day, and Holly-Eva's was the day she miraculously recovered from surgery complications that left her with a 10 percent chance of survival. 1st Sgt. Clark Kuhling, her master, had frantically searched for the human plasma Holly-Eva's veterinarian said she needed to live, but regulations concerned with the scarcity of human blood made it impossible.

  • Respect the Heat

    Mar 28, 2012

    Outdoor activities are one way to enjoy the warm weather of spring and summer, but Soldiers and Family members should be mindful that high temperatures pose a significant risk for heat injury.

  • "Knotty" or Nice?

    Mar 28, 2012

    Have you ever heard someone threaten to jerk a knot in your head and wondered what that would look like? One Soldier who had too many under her belt and skipped wearing her seat belt found out the hard way.

  • Ride Fun, Ride Safe!

    Mar 28, 2012

    Summer is coming and with it the kind of weather that draws riders to the road. If you're a dedicated rider or thinking about taking up the sport, the Army can help you ride safely.

  • Watch Your Step!

    Mar 28, 2012

    A number of Soldiers have been killed or seriously injured in pedestrian-related accidents during recent years, and one goal of this year's Army Safe Spring/Summer campaign is to heighten awareness of unsafe behaviors and the hazards of distracted walking.

  • Play by the Rules!

    Mar 28, 2012

    Playing hard can be fun and rewarding, but indiscipline and too much enthusiasm can take a Soldier out of duty status or put Family members in a world of hurt.

  • Home Sweet Safe Home

    Mar 28, 2012

    Just because you made it safely through the day at work doesn't mean you can forget safety when you get home.

  • Keller Army Community Hospital MOVES towards a new healthy lifestyle

    Mar 27, 2012

    As our nation struggles with the obesity epidemic Keller Army Community Hospital registered dietitian Capt. Bridget Owens is committed to ensuring that Soldiers are properly educated on basic nutritional guidelines by using the Army MOVE! program.

  • Painless prescription options are still available

    Mar 27, 2012

    In June 2011, Walgreen Co., one of the largest commercial pharmacy corporations in the United States, chose not to renew a contract with Express Scripts, Inc., the administrator of the Tricare pharmacy benefit. The change went into effect Jan. 1, 2012, forcing many beneficiaries who got their prescriptions filled at the chain pharmacy to transfer prescriptions to other participating network pharmacies or to CRDAMC's Main Pharmacy, Lt. Col. Gwendolyn Thompson, chief of the CRDAMC pharmacy department, said.

  • Groundbreaking ceremony for Keller's $28.5 million construction project

    Mar 27, 2012

    Leaders from West Point and Army Medical Command gathered for a ground breaking ceremony, to officially commence construction additions to--and renovations of--Keller Army Community Hospital Clinic, March 15.

  • A pinch of SALT could save a life

    Mar 26, 2012

    The Fort Rucker Army Substance Abuse Program is looking to help save lives through education and technology as it hosts the Save A Life Tour during Alcohol Awareness Month at the Post Theater, April 16-18, 2012.

  • Army partners with DEA for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

    Mar 26, 2012

    Army installations across the United States are once again partnering with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and state and local law enforcement agencies, April 28, 2012, in support of the fourth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

  • Army senior leaders visit Lewis-McChord, reaffirm support

    Mar 26, 2012

    The Army's second highest-ranking officer arrived with a group of Army senior staff members at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., March 23, 2012, to ensure its leaders had every available resource at its disposal.

  • Wheelchairs level playing field for wounded warriors

    Mar 26, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Basketball is a competitive sport, a sport where someone always has an edge. Maybe it's the guy who towers above the rest at 6-foot 5, or the short, lightning-quick guard who slices through opponents, nutmegging and no-look passing. But what if you take the height and fancy footwork out of the game? The Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe has done just that with an innovative way to level the playing field -- by adding wheels.

  • Positive perspective: Visiting veteran champions care for wounded warriors

    Mar 26, 2012

    VILSECK, Germany -- Dr. Rory Cooper, a man with more accomplishments than many presidents, has spent his distinguished career in the service of wounded warriors. A retired veteran, professor and chair at University of Pittsburg, senior researcher of rehabilitative science and author, Cooper has played an extensive role in revolutionizing wheelchair and prosthetic technology and making this technology easily available to veterans and VA hospitals. Cooper visited Grafenwoehr March 9 to discuss this improved technology as wells as his larger goal of enhancing the lives of injured soldiers through sports, medical care and personal development.

  • Army Leaders Visit Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Mar 26, 2012

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord welcomed General Lloyd Austin, and other leaders to observe the post, and discuss topics of concern with JBLM leaders.

  • Soldier awarded Purple Heart, remains strong after IED attack

    Mar 26, 2012

    Brig. Gen. David L. Weeks, commander of 411th Engineer Brigade, and Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Krom traveled to Germany and presented the Purple Heart to Warrant Officer Stephen Gilmore at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Mar. 21, 2012. Gilmore was wounded when his vehicle struck an Improvised Explosive Device less than two weeks prior in Afghanistan.

  • Sharana medics open new MTBI recovery center

    Mar 26, 2012

    The Department of Defense estimates that 22 percent of all combat casualties from Operation Enduring Freedom are brain injuries. Of those, the majority are mild traumatic brain injuries. Victims of MTBIs don

  • As serious as it gets: Crunch time for 2-2 Inf. Div. medics as they train one last time before headi

    Mar 26, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. -- As Spc. Michael Gonzales tried to calm a dummy lying motionless on the ground, asking it questions and receiving no answers, he set the stage for a scene that might amuse the outsider. But there's nothing funny about saving a Soldier in combat, whether it's training or real life.

  • U.S., Gabonese medical teams unite

    Mar 25, 2012

    While working together during U.S. Army Africa-hosted Medical Accord Central 12 exercise March 5-16, 2012, U.S. and Gabonese military physicians were allowed the unique opportunity to learn and grow together, and through this process realized just how much they have in common.

  • Lessons from MEDREACH 11 strengthen U.S, Malawi partnership year later

    Mar 25, 2012

    MEDREACH 11, a U.S. Army Africa-sponsored exercise, took place at the Kumuzu Barracks in Malawi, May 2011. The exercise focused on increasing the combined readiness of medical forces to respond to humanitarian emergencies.

  • Systems program transfer at Craig Joint-Theater Hospital transparent to providers

    Mar 25, 2012

    BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan -- Members of Task Force MED-Afghanistan, Task Force MED-East, and contractors from the Theater Medical Information Program -- Air Force, completed the transition of Craig JointTheater Hospital from the Army program Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care system to TMIP-AF, March 15.

  • AMEDD Civilian Corps Anniversary 26 March 2012

    Mar 23, 2012

  • Army Public Health: Empowering the Army to Achieve Optimal Health

    Mar 23, 2012

    There are 525,600 minutes in a year. In those minutes, we work, play, socialize, sleep and conduct all of the activities that make up our lives. The average Soldier or family member also spends 100 of those minutes with a doctor, nurse or other healthcare provider.

  • Realistic training at Fort Bragg produces positive results

    Mar 23, 2012

    Servicemembers train to hone their skills both on and off the battlefield throughout the year, testing their abilities to perform in different environments with various stressors. On March 14, Soldiers from the 28th Combat Support Hospital participated in a mass casualty training exercise at Fort Bragg.

  • Tripler, USAG-HI, community join forces to offer car seat safety check

    Mar 23, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Thirty-three of the youngest members of the military ohana on Oahu are riding a little bit more safely after their parents had their car seats checked out, here, March 17.

  • Army senior leadership visits Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Mar 23, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash.- The U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff visited JBLM, Friday. General Lloyd Austin III and other Army leaders came to see firsthand the systems and processes that support Soldiers before deployment and upon their return.

  • Injured veterans 'Ride 2 Recovery'

    Mar 22, 2012

    Lt. Col. Kimberley Norris-Jones had given up. She was exhausted after crossing a three-mile bridge on a recumbent tricycle, and was met on the other side of the bridge by harsh winds. Designed to offset physical disabilities, recumbent vehicles allow riders to pedal from a seated position.

  • Soldiers need to report contact with rabid animals

    Mar 22, 2012

    Soldiers preparing for deployment have many things to be aware of, but there is one potential danger many may not have considered -- the danger of rabies.

  • Wounded Warriors transition to new jobs

    Mar 22, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Wounded warriors often have a difficult time transitioning from military to civilian life. One of the most difficult aspects of that transition is finding a job that they can do and will support them and their families. When they have been wounded or injured serving their country, they find that their lives are now different.

  • Specialized military medical unit shines at Korean exercises

    Mar 22, 2012

    DAEGU, Korea -- The 9th Area Medical Laboratory participated in two Republic of Korea-U.S. combined exercises here Feb. 27 through March 16 that showcased the unit's abilities to collect, analyze, interpret and communicate biological and chemical hazards on the battlefield. The 9th AML from Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., played critical roles in Key Resolve and Foal Eagle, supporting both the Force Health Protection and Weapons of Mass Destruction elimination missions for U.S. Forces Korea during back-to-back exercises here.

  • Army focus on post-traumatic stress disorder shifts toward prevention

    Mar 22, 2012

    It's not enough to simply treat post-traumatic stress disorder any longer. The Army recognizes the importance of preventing it from happening in the first place.

  • DOD, VA partnership key in treating brain trauma

    Mar 21, 2012

    The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments are using their partnered programs to identify and treat traumatic brain injury, representatives of both departments said March 19, 2012, during a roundtable discussion on new advances in the field.

  • 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.

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