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  • Moncrief Medical Home to celebrate anniversary with open house

    Apr 26, 2012

    Moncrief Medical Home, Moncrief Army Community Hospital's community based primary care clinic, is hosting its one year anniversary open house celebration from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday. Anyone interested in learning more about the clinic and the services it provides is welcome to attend. There will be refreshments and tours of the clinic.

  • Fort Carson resiliency campus opens Thursday

    Apr 26, 2012

    After more than three years of planning and construction, officials will cut a ribbon Thursday at 10 a.m., officially opening the Fort Carson Resiliency Campus.

  • Mental Health Month Public Service Announcement

    Apr 25, 2012

  • Women's Health Month

    Apr 25, 2012

  • Army tests new medical air beam shelter

    Apr 25, 2012

    The 14th Combat Support Hospital and U.S. Army Medical Department board are wrapping up an assessment of a new air beam shelter that could lead to faster care of wounded troops on the battlefield.

  • Medical training key for sustainable capacity building during Philippine, U.S. combined exercise

    Apr 24, 2012

    PUERTO PRINCESA, Republic of the Philippines -- Exercise Balikatan 2012, in its 28th iteration, is focusing on capacity building during its humanitarian civic assistance projects within local communities, as it did for more than 60 rural health care workers in the village of Maningisda April 12, 2012.

  • Tri-service Surgeons General visit medical units in Afghanistan

    Apr 24, 2012

    Senior military medical officials from the U.S. and the United Kingdom visited medical units throughout Afghanistan to assess the advances and challenges being faced in the medical community while in a deployed environment.

  • Officers battle for best junior medical officer in Europe

    Apr 23, 2012

    Four officers tested their Soldier skills, knowledge and physical abilities to see who among them would become Europe Regional Medical Command's best junior officer here April 16 - 20. Day and night land navigation, physical challenges, weapons proficiency and many other events measured the competitors' leadership aptitude.

  • Army leaders discuss S&T strategy, priorities to deliver solutions

    Apr 23, 2012

    The deputy assistant secretary of the Army for research and technology led a dialogue among six officials from across the Army's scientific community, April 18, 2012, at the National Defense Industrial Association's 13th Annual Science and Engineering Technology Conference at North Charleston, S.C.

  • Division West Soldiers ride for wounded warriors

    Apr 23, 2012

    First Army Division West Soldiers participated in the annual Ride 2 Recovery Texas Challenge, riding their bicycles from Killeen to Waco, Texas, April 19, 2012, to aid in the effort to raise funds for wounded service members and veterans.

  • Wounded warriors begin bike ride from White House

    Apr 23, 2012

    Wounded warriors bike through the White House gates during the 6th Annual Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride.

  • Army Medical IT Program Changes Leadership

    Apr 20, 2012

    The Army's deployable electronic medical record and medical logistics system will be managed by a new commander, Lt. Col. Danny J. Morton. On April 17, Lt. Col. William E. Geesey relinquished his role as product manager for the Army's Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) Product Management Office to Morton during a change of charter ceremony at Fort Detrick, Md. Program Executive Officer Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) Douglas Wiltsie, officiated the ceremony.

  • Fort Hood Wounded Warriors cheer on Ride 2 Recovery cyclists

    Apr 20, 2012

    Fort Hood's Warrior Transition Brigade Soldiers cheer on Ride 2 Recovery riders as they leave Fort Hood April 19 for Waco. (U.S. Army photo by Gloria Montgomery, WTB PAO)

  • Fort Hood Wounded Warriors cheer on Ride 2 Recovery cyclists

    Apr 20, 2012

    Fort Hood's Warrior Transition Brigade Soldier Spc. Albert Contemprato waves to his fellow WTB Soldiers cheering him on April 19 during the Fort Hood leg of the Ride 2 Recovery.

  • Rader Clinic leads way in primary care, patient choices

    Apr 20, 2012

    Andrew G. Rader Army Health Clinic on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will host an open house April 25 from 12 to 2 p.m. and is open for all those eligible for enrollment at Rader Clinic. Staff will share with its beneficiaries and leadership [from multiple partner agencies in the National Capital Region] Rader's recent endeavors to improving the quality of care the clinic provides and the customer service with which it provides that care.

  • USAMRMC 2012 Best Warrior of the Year Competition

    Apr 20, 2012

    The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research hosted the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command 2012 Best Warrior of the Year competition at Camp Bullis Military Training Reservation April 1-5.

  • Fort Knox Warrior Transition Battalion cadre march to children's hospital

    Apr 20, 2012

    Soldiers from the Fort Knox, Ky., Warrior Transition Battalion recently participated in a two-day, approximately 30-mile foot march from Fort Knox to Kosair Children's Hospital in downtown Louisville, Kentucky.

  • Tripler honors victims, rescues of Holocaust

    Apr 20, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Staff from Tripler Army Medical Center gathered in Kyser Auditorium, here, to reflect on the events of the Holocaust, April 19.

  • At first medical outreach clinic of Exercise Balikatan 2012, civil affairs coordinate, docs deliver

    Apr 19, 2012

    Exercise Balikatan 2012, in its 28th iteration, inaugurated its first medical and veterinary outreach clinic at the Barangay Inagawan Sub on April 11 where Philippine and U.S. professionals delivered services for both people and animals.

  • Holocaust victims' memorialized among West Point medical community

    Apr 19, 2012

    Keller Army Community Hospital (KACH) Soldiers and civilian employees honored those who lost their lives during the Holocaust with a Day of Remembrance-Holocaust Name Reading, April 18.

  • Soldier embodies Army values with bone marrow donation

    Apr 19, 2012

    The Army Values of selfless service and personal courage are expected during the course of your daily duties as a combat veteran. Sometimes these values seem distant or not as essential in a garrison environment, and Soldiers long for the days of "immediate gratification" to see the results of their efforts.

  • Nishimura takes command of 30th MEDCOM

    Apr 19, 2012

    Col. Koji D. Nishimura took command of the 30th Medical Command from Col. John M. Cho, during the unit's Change of Command Ceremony on the Nachrichten Kaserne Parade Field.

  • Health fair addresses community needs

    Apr 19, 2012

    Prize numbers being called out, celebration music over the loud speakers, and an assortment of balloons anchored by chairs set the stage for a Health and Wellness Fair hosted by the Exceptional Family Member Program and Army Community Services Friday at the Solomon Center.

  • Simulator provides virtual experience of driving drunk

    Apr 19, 2012

    The Fort Meade Army Substance Abuse Program sponsored the two-day National Save-A-Life Tour at McGill Training Center. The traveling program visited Fort Meade on April 11 and 12 with its multimillion dollar drunk-driving simulator to encourage drivers not to get behind the wheel while intoxicated.

  • Dispose of medications on Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

    Apr 19, 2012

    Fort Meade's Army Substance Abuse Program will sponsor National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day here on April 28 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the sidewalk in front of the Post Exchange.

  • The Joint Program Committee-1: Solving Complex Healthcare Problems Using Technology

    Apr 19, 2012

    The Joint Program Committee-1, the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's newest research area directorate, is responsible for programming research in two distinct areas: Medical Simulation & Training and Health Information Sciences.

  • NBA ambassador talks post traumatic stress

    Apr 19, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (April 19, 2012) -- Former NBA referee and now "NBA Cares" ambassador Bob Delaney visited Fort Sill April 11 to speak with Soldiers about his experiences with post traumatic stress.

  • Pets, families can be vulnerable to rabies

    Apr 19, 2012

    The Army Surgeon General issued orders last year to all five Army Regional Medical Commands to raise awareness and education related to the risks of rabies exposure from feral animals.

  • State-of-the-art surgical center to open at Kimbrough

    Apr 19, 2012

    Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center unveiled its new technologically advanced surgical center after a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 11.

  • Surgeon Generals Tour DFIP

    Apr 18, 2012

  • Army surgeon on track to head off cancer before it starts

    Apr 18, 2012

    An Army doctor has helped develop a vaccine that he believes will prevent cancer, or at least its recurrence.

  • Medical Explorers learn communication, teamwork skills

    Apr 17, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Tripler Army Medical Center's Medical Explorer Post 1948 had their first off-site at a litter, or stretcher, obstacle course, here, April 7.

  • Hand-cycling clinic a new start for wounded Soldiers, veterans

    Apr 16, 2012

    A cycling clinic hosted by the Wounded Warrior Project at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., April 4-5, 2012, allowed wounded warriors to to move with purpose and feel free.

  • Shoulder-to-shoulder cooperation invests in knowledge at Philippine, U.S. medical symposium

    Apr 14, 2012

    PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan, Republic of the Philippines -- Though not officially started, Exercise Balikatan 2012 is already doing something different this year than its past 27 iterations. This year, several agencies, including the U.S. Army Pacific partnered together to host a medical symposium in Palawan on April 10 for over 250 medical and veterinary care practitioners.

  • Sacrifice from the 'Top': U.S. Army 1SG gives hope of life

    Apr 13, 2012

    When an American Soldier puts on his or her uniform every day, he or she make sacrifices for our nation and fellow citizens. Those sacrifices may take the form of deployments overseas, resulting in separation from family and friends. Some Soldiers make the ultimate sacrifice, defending our freedoms and protecting our democracy. In or out of uniform, a true American Soldier consistently exhibits the highest standard of Army values in every aspect of his or her life. A true American Soldier is a willing servant of our nation, and is ready to answer the call when needed, even if that call comes from a complete stranger from all the way across the world.

  • Medical Specialist Corps Anniversary

    Apr 13, 2012

  • MEDCOM CIO Speaks at USAMITC Commander's Call

    Apr 13, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS -- The U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) Chief Information Officer (CIO) COL Gary Wheeler, spoke at a U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center Commander's Call held recently at the Blesse Auditorium on Fort Sam Houston.

  • Secure messaging system connects patients, health care team 24/7

    Apr 13, 2012

    Patients at Pacific Regional Medical Command primary care clinics have a new way to keep in touch with their health care team.

  • Health officials: Unimmunized adults, teens present risk to infants

    Apr 12, 2012

    Army medical professionals are encouraging adults and teens to get a tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis vaccine in an effort to shield infants from a preventable communicable disease.

  • Soldier runs Bataan Memorial Death March to honor WWII vets

    Apr 12, 2012

    The man in the wheelchair stood up, walked over and stuck out his hand. There were some protests from his family as he stood, but they let it pass.

  • Know symptoms of child abuse

    Apr 12, 2012

    Recognizing the symptoms of child abuse can help prevent lasting effects.

  • National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day observed April 28

    Apr 12, 2012

    National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be observed locally and nationwide April 28. Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the day is specifically set aside to allow an opportunity to safely dispose of unused, unwanted or expired medications at authorized locations in local communities.

  • Fort Sill dedicates clinic to combat medic, Oklahoman

    Apr 12, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (12 April 2012) -- The post dedicated a new troop medical clinic to an Oklahoma combat medic who was killed in Vietnam.

  • 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.

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