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  • Army scientist reflects on 43 years of service

    Aug 15, 2012

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

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

    Aug 15, 2012

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

  • Organizers declare EFMP Mountain Camp 'huge success'

    Aug 15, 2012

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

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

    Aug 15, 2012

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

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

    Aug 15, 2012

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

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

    Aug 15, 2012

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

  • Soldiers in transition catch their breath -- underwater

    Aug 14, 2012

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

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

    Aug 14, 2012

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

  • Military partners with civilians for trauma care

    Aug 14, 2012

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

  • Saving Face

    Aug 14, 2012

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

  • Disability review method changed

    Aug 13, 2012

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

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

    Aug 13, 2012

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

  • McHugh: Army's success depends on civilian workforce

    Aug 10, 2012

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

  • Lifelong calling brings Fox's new commander

    Aug 10, 2012

    Col. William Darby never meant to be a Soldier.

  • Keller NCO rescues motorcyclist from terrible accident

    Aug 10, 2012

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

  • Tripler junior officers host meet and greet with DCN

    Aug 10, 2012

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

  • 8 Years Later, Wounded Warrior Returns for LRMC Visit

    Aug 9, 2012

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

  • Bathalon says goodbye to USARIEM

    Aug 9, 2012

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

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

    Aug 9, 2012

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

  • Fort Sill Red Cross expands volunteer assistance

    Aug 9, 2012

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

  • Immunize now for school, flu season

    Aug 9, 2012

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

  • Surgical Chloe challenges surgeons at Vibrant Response exercise

    Aug 9, 2012

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

  • Volunteers help community smile

    Aug 9, 2012

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

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

    Aug 8, 2012

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

  • Continuing support

    Aug 8, 2012

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

  • MHSRS Conference Kicks Off for 2012

    Aug 8, 2012

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

  • Two Tripler DACP officers awarded coin for quick action

    Aug 8, 2012

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

  • LRMC Receives 2012 VFW Armed Forces Award

    Aug 7, 2012

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

  • Surgeon General meets with Montel Williams

    Aug 7, 2012

  • You posted what on Facebook?

    Aug 6, 2012

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

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

    Aug 6, 2012

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

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

    Aug 6, 2012

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

  • Cadets train with 212th Combat Support Hospital

    Aug 6, 2012

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

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

    Aug 6, 2012

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

  • Keller Army Community Hospital hosts second mass school physical day

    Aug 6, 2012

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

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

    Aug 6, 2012

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

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

    Aug 6, 2012

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

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

    Aug 6, 2012

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

  • Immunizations vital to keeping children safe in school

    Aug 6, 2012

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

  • One week at this academy can change spouses' lives

    Aug 5, 2012

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

  • Vibrant Response exercise critical training for saving lives

    Aug 3, 2012

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

  • Odierno visits wounded warriors, family members at Walter Reed

    Aug 3, 2012

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

  • Finding the time to quiet the mind

    Aug 3, 2012

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

  • Future Army nurses spend time at WBAMC

    Aug 3, 2012

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

  • VIDEO: Spiritual Hydration

    Aug 2, 2012

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

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

    Aug 2, 2012

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

  • Immunizations important to children, parents

    Aug 2, 2012

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

  • Medical Department Activity names Fort Carson clinic for fallen medic

    Aug 2, 2012

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

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

    Aug 1, 2012

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

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

    Aug 1, 2012

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

  • Suicide Prevention

    Aug 1, 2012

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

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

    Jul 30, 2012

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

  • Keeping Our Army Safe: CID Seeking Special Agents

    Jul 30, 2012

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

  • First Impressions

    Jul 30, 2012

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

  • Lost Digits?

    Jul 30, 2012

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

  • Are You an Experienced Rider?

    Jul 30, 2012

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

  • Do it Right ... the First Time

    Jul 30, 2012

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

  • Take a 'Stand'

    Jul 30, 2012

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

  • My 'Altimate' Seat Belt Experience

    Jul 30, 2012

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

  • Untrained and Unlucky

    Jul 30, 2012

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

  • Training Saves Lives

    Jul 30, 2012

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

  • Too Close for Comfort

    Jul 30, 2012

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

  • Think Outside the FOD Box

    Jul 30, 2012

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

  • Tripler honors Army Medical Corps as it turns 237

    Jul 30, 2012

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

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

    Jul 30, 2012

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

  • From the Bear to the Eagle

    Jul 28, 2012

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

  • Creating a great team within the Army Reserve

    Jul 28, 2012

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

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

    Jul 27, 2012

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

  • Army Fielding New Joint Medical Logistics Tool

    Jul 27, 2012

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

  • Senior Army leaders visit Fort Bragg

    Jul 27, 2012

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

  • 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.

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