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  • Madigan welcomes new senior enlisted advisor

    Jul 27, 2012

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

  • Irwin gets new commander

    Jul 27, 2012

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

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

    Jul 27, 2012

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

  • Evans Army Community Hospital program benefits Fort Carson youth

    Jul 26, 2012

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

  • Diabetic expo set to educate, provide care

    Jul 26, 2012

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

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

    Jul 26, 2012

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

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

    Jul 26, 2012

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

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

    Jul 26, 2012

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

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

    Jul 26, 2012

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

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

    Jul 26, 2012

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

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

    Jul 26, 2012

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

  • Panetta: Program will help transitioning troops get jobs

    Jul 25, 2012

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

  • 'An amazing homecoming' -- medical unit redeploys

    Jul 25, 2012

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

  • Croatian and US Soldiers improve Medical Partnership

    Jul 25, 2012

  • 349th Combat Support Hospital Hosts Farewell Ceremony

    Jul 25, 2012

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

  • GEMS + summertime science = fun

    Jul 25, 2012

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

  • 4-10th medics receive certification

    Jul 25, 2012

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

  • Adjusting to Life Post-Deployment

    Jul 25, 2012

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

  • August is National Immunization & Influenza Vaccination Awareness Month

    Jul 24, 2012

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

  • A Soldier's story

    Jul 24, 2012

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

  • Medics help Soldiers withstand heat at Operation River Assault

    Jul 24, 2012

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

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

    Jul 23, 2012

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

  • Pehrson assumes command of West Point Health Service Area

    Jul 23, 2012

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

  • Army researcher receives top White House award for scientific excellence

    Jul 23, 2012

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

  • Collaborative training develops muscle memory for when it matters most

    Jul 23, 2012

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

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

    Jul 22, 2012

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

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

    Jul 22, 2012

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

  • Army hospital recognizes outgoing, welcomes incoming command

    Jul 20, 2012

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

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

    Jul 19, 2012

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

  • Renovated Brown Dental Clinic reopens

    Jul 19, 2012

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

  • FSOD clears Aviators for flight duty

    Jul 19, 2012

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

  • GEMS program brings science to life for youth

    Jul 19, 2012

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

  • Fort Sill dental residents graduate

    Jul 19, 2012

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

  • Timely treatment for acute pain

    Jul 19, 2012

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

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

    Jul 19, 2012

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

  • Behavioral researchers help Army combat suicides

    Jul 19, 2012

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

  • Kimbrough Care Center gets new commander

    Jul 19, 2012

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

  • Give Blood; Give Life

    Jul 18, 2012

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

  • Keller NCO rescues motorcyclist from terrible accident

    Jul 18, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (July 18, 2012) -- Staff Sgt. Matthew Pinkston was taking a leisurely morning drive with his wife Alexandra on Interstate 87 and noticed a passing motorcycle. Within 30 seconds, vehicles were stopping and Pinkston realized the motorcyclist had crashed and slid 300 feet into a steel guardrail.

  • Army nurse concluding 30 years of service

    Jul 18, 2012

    Johnson retiring as commander of Fox Army Health Center

  • Medics train 789th EOD Soldiers on combat lifesaving

    Jul 18, 2012

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

  • Army medical student wins international math award

    Jul 18, 2012

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

  • Army, NFL collaborate on traumatic brain injury helmet sensors

    Jul 18, 2012

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

  • Fort Hood resources now on smartphones

    Jul 18, 2012

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

  • Tripler offers promising therapy for severe asthmatics

    Jul 18, 2012

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

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

    Jul 17, 2012

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

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

    Jul 17, 2012

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

  • Federal agencies meet to discuss Operation Warfighter

    Jul 17, 2012

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

  • Occupational Therapy helps Soldiers with TBI

    Jul 17, 2012

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

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

    Jul 17, 2012

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

  • Fort Bliss hospital honors 106-year-old beneficiary

    Jul 16, 2012

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

  • Students Have Fun While Learning Science and Math

    Jul 16, 2012

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

  • Schoonover Airfield offers realistic medevac training

    Jul 16, 2012

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

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

    Jul 16, 2012

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

  • Natick scientists defend against unseen enemies

    Jul 12, 2012

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

  • Fort Meade stands up Casualty Response (CARE) Team

    Jul 12, 2012

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

  • Army prohibits use of marijuana substitutes

    Jul 12, 2012

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

  • Pets traveling abroad require health certificates

    Jul 12, 2012

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

  • Wholyfit fitness program provides faith-based alternative to yoga

    Jul 12, 2012

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

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

    Jul 12, 2012

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

  • Lyster offers program to nurture child development

    Jul 12, 2012

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

  • Reconditioning program keeps 'Maintainers' fit to fight

    Jul 12, 2012

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

  • Adaptive therapy golf helps wounded warriors heal

    Jul 12, 2012

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

  • Soldiers contemplating suicide need to seek help themselves

    Jul 12, 2012

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

  • Sea2Sea Foundation visits Belvoir to raise awareness for Wounded Warriors

    Jul 12, 2012

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

  • Marksmanship Unit Soldier reinvents career, set to make history

    Jul 11, 2012

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

  • Fort Huachuca spouse receives courageous caregiver award

    Jul 11, 2012

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

  • Warrior Transition Command leaders reflect on future

    Jul 11, 2012

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

  • Wounded warriors take to the floor in volleyball tournament

    Jul 11, 2012

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

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

    Jul 11, 2012

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

  • For effective weight loss, see a dietician

    Jul 10, 2012

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

  • Donate platelets, save a life

    Jul 10, 2012

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

  • MSTC makes it real

    Jul 10, 2012

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

  • Command of hospital changes hands

    Jul 10, 2012

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

  • Rader Clinic workshop helps patients manage their emotions with humor

    Jul 10, 2012

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

  • Integrative Cardiac Health Project building healthier lives

    Jul 10, 2012

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

  • Army Reserve Soldier becomes Tough Mudder for Wounded Warrior

    Jul 10, 2012

    Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Thomas Reneau, a native of Belmont, N.H. and assigned to 368th Engineer Battalion, competes in Tough Mudder to help raise money to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project July 15, 2012 in Vermont.

  • HRED's health challenge a big success

    Jul 9, 2012

    Employees from across the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Human Research and Engineering Directorate decided it was time to get motivated, so they participated in a three-month HRED-wide competition that tracked their progress and enabled them to become more fit.

  • Bavarian clinic earns first Star Status for MEDCOM

    Jul 6, 2012

    The Illesheim Army Health Clinic in Vilseck, Germany, is the first organization within the U.S. Army Medical Command, and one of few units within the Department of Defense, to earn the impressive Star Status, an elite Occupational Safety and Health Administration standard.

  • Reserve dentists surpass treatment goal during Honduras exercise

    Jul 6, 2012

    Despite rough field conditions, heat indexes in the triple digits, and having just half the dentists they expected, the Army Reserve Soldiers of the 912th Dental Company (Area Support) were able to surpass their early patient predictions while on a dental readiness exercise in Honduras.

  • USAMITC Athlete Brings Home the Gold

    Jul 6, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS -- An over 55 athlete from the U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center (USAMITC) recently competed in the National Veterans Golden Age Games in St. Louis, Mo., and brought home three medals--two gold and one silver. Col. Terry Shanahan, (U.S. Army, Retired) of USAMITC's Project Management Division (PMD), won gold medals in the javelin and shot put, and a silver medal in the discus throw.

  • Hospital launches 'smart' technology

    Jul 6, 2012

    Fort Belvoir Community Hospital launched the latest innovation in bedside care featuring smart suite technology June 26, becoming the first military treatment facility to engage in this particular mechanization.

  • PTSD Awareness Day

    Jul 6, 2012

    June 27, 2012 was Post Traumatic Stress Awareness Day. A McLean, Va. event highlighted ongoing efforts to recognize and treat the signature wound of Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.

  • Neurotrauma, Psychological Health office partners with VA to study PTSD treatments

    Jul 5, 2012

    The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity's Neurotrauma and Psychological Health Project Management Office signed an interagency agreement with the Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program to jointly conduct and support clinical studies of pharmacotherapeutics for the treatment of combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder in service members and veterans.

  • Medical Prototype Development Lab improves SMEED

    Jul 5, 2012

    Under the direction of the Medical Support Systems Project Management Office, the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity employs a small team of engineers and engineering technicians who work to design and build prototypes, laboratory testing equipment and other devices designed to get products to the field.

  • Fort Lee officer touts TRICARE benefit

    Jul 5, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (July 5, 2012)- Capt. Grace Hurlocker will always be grateful for the "perks" of military life, particularly the health care benefits that are giving her daughter a better chance at a happy, healthy future.

  • Selders assumes command of dental clinic

    Jul 5, 2012

    Fort Rucker welcomed the new commander of the U.S. Army Dental Clinic Command during a ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum June 25.

  • MEDPROS an important part of Soldiers' readiness

    Jul 5, 2012

    Soldiers can simplify the steps of outprocessing by keeping an eye on their individual medical readiness status through the Army's Medical Protection System, according to Fort Rucker's MEDPROS coordinator.

  • Detours and setbacks couldn't keep former Afghan refugee from reaching her dream

    Jul 5, 2012

    HONOLULU - "I think success is the best revenge in life," said Maj. Rhine Hejran, as she described her long and harrowing journey from an Afghan citizen to a doctor in the U.S. Army.

  • Medical Readiness at Your Front Door

    Jul 3, 2012

    Medical Readiness at Your Front Door

  • Command structure changes at Illesheim Health Clinic

    Jul 3, 2012

    ILLESHEIM, Germany -- A Relinquishment of Command and Assumption of Responsibility ceremony placed command of the Illesheim Health Clinic under Katterbach's clinic commander here Thursday.

  • Field sanitation training empowers 159th CAB Soldiers

    Jul 3, 2012

    Soldiers with the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade buckled down for a 40-hour field sanitation certification class beginning June 22 to learn how to protect themselves and their battle buddies against diseases in field environments.

  • From Recruiting Command to the White House

    Jul 3, 2012

    In August, Army recruiter Staff Sgt. Kyle Busby starts a three-year tour with the White House Medical Unit, which provides comprehensive medical care to the president, vice president and their immediate families.

  • Army partners with Iowa community leaders, schools to promote healthy lifestyles

    Jul 3, 2012

    Believing the Army has a responsibility to help build a strong nation and not just a strong Army, the Minneapolis Recruiting Battalion commander worked with members of his community to develop a high school outreach program in the form of health expos to address the health and fitness challenges facing today's youth.

  • Wheelchair basketball: Wounded warriors roll to recovery

    Jul 3, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Being a wounded warrior no longer means being confined by physical limits on the road to recovery. Now it's about which activities can be modified to fit a Soldier's abilities to offer more fitness options. "We concentrate on their abilities rather than their disabilities and try to provide an alternative to their physical activity," said Sgt. 1st Class Javony Morales, Company A, Warrior Transition Unit-Wiesbaden Cadre platoon sergeant, during a session of wheelchair basketball June 22 at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center. "Here is a way for them to socialize and overcome their obstacles… to get out there and do something different."

  • Medical Service Corps celebrates anniversary

    Jul 3, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. -- A doctor in an Army medical health center was examining the bottom of the left foot of a Soldier who'd been complaining about a growth. Carefully, the officer moved the foot from side to side, assessing its condition.

  • MEDCOM PAO receives diversity award

    Jul 2, 2012

    The Department of Defense Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity presented the 2012 Excellence in Military Service award to Jaime Cavazos, June 26 at the League of Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Convention & Exposition's Opportunity Reception: Honoring our Armed Forces. Cavazos is the Chief, MEDCOM Public Affairs Officer, Directorate of Communications, U.S. Army Medical Command.

  • Fort Sam Houston opens Soldier and Family Assistance Center

    Jul 2, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO - - The latest of the Army's one-stop resource centers for service members and Families in transition celebrated its grand opening June 29 near the San Antonio Military Medical Center on Fort Sam Houston.

  • Field sanitation training empowers 159th CAB Soldiers

    Jul 2, 2012

    In World War I, disease claimed the life of one Soldier for every two felled by combat. In the South Pacific theater in World War II, one-third of the Soldiers contracted malaria or some other disease, taking more Soldiers than the enemy did by gunfire. One of the greatest threats to a Soldier downrange -- beside the enemy -- is sanitation. Soldiers with the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade buckled down for a 40-hour field sanitation certification class beginning June 22 to learn how to protect themselves and their battle buddies against diseases in field environments.

  • Afghan flight medics train for air treatment

    Jun 29, 2012

    As the U.S. continues to prepare Afghan forces to conduct operations independent of U.S. support, the Army is training Afghan medics to properly implement medical care while in flight.

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