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  • Units push to reduce non-deployable personnel

    Sep 14, 2012

    During 2012, the medically non-deployable population at Fort Campbell, Ky., has increased to approximately 20 percent of the Division's overall assigned strength, according to medical profile data reported by Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and the Integrated Disability Evaluation System. To enhance the readiness posture of the brigades, all units must continue to reduce the medically non-deployable population by half, no later than the end of 2013. In an effort to streamline the process and make as many Soldiers as battle-ready as possible, unit commanders will assist with reviews and revisions of policies, processes and training requirements that have caused the medical non-deployable rate to rise.

  • Tripler's Sleep Disorder Center earns AASM accreditation

    Sep 14, 2012

    Tripler Army Medical Center's Sleep Disorder Center earned accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Aug. 10, 2012.

  • Recent PA graduates from Tripler to serve at USAHC-SB

    Sep 14, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center's Interservice Physician Assistant Program Class 10-3 graduated in the chapel, Sept. 7, here.

  • Military couple avert Soldier's suicide attempt

    Sep 13, 2012

    One evening in late July, military police called Sgt. 1st Class Danny Licciardi saying that a Soldier whom he knew needed help.

  • Multi-national Medical Soldiers Strive for Elite Badge

    Sep 13, 2012

  • Army hospital helps to draw more psychologists to El Paso

    Sep 13, 2012

    William Beaumont Army Medical Center is now part of a multi-institutional collaborative formed to address and improve access to mental health services in the El Paso area. WBAMC along with the University of Texas at El Paso and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso have formed the new El Paso Psychology Internship Consortium. The consortium will train at least six students per year as psychologists to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health services in the U.S.-Mexico border region. This year, three of the intern candidates will work in various outpatient settings at WBAMC for one year. "The U.S. Army is proud to play an integral role in this visionary partnership," said Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle, commander of William Beaumont Army Medical Center, during an Aug. 24 press conference formally announcing the consortium.

  • Prescription Take-Back Day offers easy meds disposal

    Sep 13, 2012

    The problem of prescription medication addiction is sweeping the nation, and Fort Rucker is supporting the campaign to help reduce abuse in the area by holding a Drug Take-Back Day Sept. 29.

  • Westphal: Leader development essential to Army of the Future

    Sep 13, 2012

    By the time the students in today's Command and General Staff College Intermediate Level Education class are leading the Army, the Army of the Future will already be here, the under secretary of the Army said last week.

  • Army, NFL report to Congress on brain-injury initiatives

    Sep 13, 2012

    The Army has made more progress in studying traumatic brain injury in the last 10 years than it made in the previous 50, said the service's vice chief.

  • Wounded warrior presents former president with Infantry Silver Dollar

    Sep 13, 2012

    An injured officer who battled to stay on active duty presented the U.S. Mint's commemorative Infantry coin to former President Bush following his speech at a leadership forum in Columbus, Ga.

  • World Rabies Day: Rabies threat should be taken seriously

    Sep 13, 2012

    September 28 marks World Rabies Day, a global health observance that seeks to raise awareness about rabies and enhance prevention and control efforts. After the death of a Soldier from rabies last year, Army public health officials are reiterating the need for Soldiers to stay vigilant and protect themselves from the deadly disease. They warn Army personnel to be aware of the risk of rabies during travel or deployments to less developed countries, and to seek prompt medical treatment if they have a bite or scratch from an animal while deployed.

  • A new fitness

    Sep 13, 2012

    Since the days of the Army most senior leaders are used to, physical training has come a long way. Twenty years ago, who could have imagined things like Crossfit and yoga making their way into the lives of Soldiers on a daily basis when the mentality then was more in favor of push-ups, sit-ups and running - and little else. But now it's easy to see military fitness has evolved leaps and bounds beyond that.

  • Suicide Prevention Week expanded to month of events

    Sep 13, 2012

    The Army has designated September as Suicide Prevention Month and joined the nation in observing National Suicide Prevention Week, which runs through Friday, and World Suicide Prevention Day, held Monday.

  • Scientist begins Army career, protects nation against chemical warfare agents

    Sep 12, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- A recent college graduate moved from Texas to Maryland so he could work with the best scientists in the field of chemical defense. Brandon Bruey, a chemist with the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, said his position allows him the best opportunity to use classroom principles for real-world applications.

  • Resiliency required for successful soldiers

    Sep 11, 2012

    Soldiers are not just in the Army - they are the Army, and when they overcome personal hurdles, the Army is that much stronger from it. Resiliency training is just one part of the Army's holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to suicide prevention. Discussing theories and practical techniques to integrate into every day activities provides soldiers and their families essential tools for success.

  • Army scientist recalls six decades of inquiry, breakthroughs

    Sep 11, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- After more than 60 years as a researcher, educator and mentor, Harry Salem remains committed to advancing the field of science in the U.S. Army. Salem's talents and expertise led to an already distinguished career spanning three decades in pharmacology and toxicology -- including the development of the cold and cough remedies NyQuil and Contac as well as the extended-wear soft contact lens Permalens -- all before joining the Army as a civilian scientist in 1984.

  • Army ready with vaccine for flu season

    Sep 10, 2012

    The Army has ordered nearly 2 million doses of vaccine to immunize all Soldiers, their families, civilian employees and retirees for the upcoming flu season.

  • Birmingham Army Reserve medics set battle rhythm

    Sep 10, 2012

    Soldiers from the 926th Engineer Battalion Headquarters Company out of Birmingham, Ala., proved to be an integral component at Fort McCoy, Wis., in support of Combat Support Training Exercise 2012.

  • Increase in tick-borne diseases requires extra vigilance

    Sep 10, 2012

    Insects that carry human diseases are thriving thanks to a warm winter and the ongoing heat of this summer. While many people are on alert for mosquito bites because of the increasing prevalence of West Nile virus, none of us can afford to forget the health threats posed by ticks.

  • Serving to Heal...Honored to Serve Video

    Sep 10, 2012

  • Spartan Soldier earns USO's Volunteer of the Year award, selected among thousands of volunteers worl

    Sep 10, 2012

    The USO recognized its national Volunteer of the Year -- a Soldier from the 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team -- during a ceremony held at the Eagle's Nest at the division headquarters, Sept. 7. Sgt. Richard Schuh, a gunner with the battalion's "Blackjack" battery, received an Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal from Maj. Gen. Mark A. Milley, Commanding General of Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division, as well as a certificate from the USO Headquarters acknowledging him as the top volunteer among thousands worldwide.

  • September 11, 2012--11 years later: Honoring the fallen - moving forward

    Sep 10, 2012

    For Americans, the date "September 11, 2001" evokes very distinct memories of that specific time in our lives when the world, as we knew it, changed forever. Our memories mark this day far more poignantly than any words ever will.

  • Mass flu vaccination exercise to improve health, readiness of force

    Sep 10, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Installations around the island will hold a mass flu vaccination exercise, Sept. 18-20, with the goal of vaccinating as many Oahu-based active duty service members and emergency-essential civilians as possible.

  • Paralympian sets stage for recovery - inspiring others through the sport of shooting

    Sep 9, 2012

    U.S. Army Veteran and member of the 2012 U.S Paralympic shooting team, Eric Hollen found success by using shooting as a tool for recovery. He has paved the way for others with disabilities to focus their energy on recovery through adaptive sports.

  • Suicide Prevention Month tri-signed letter

    Sep 7, 2012

  • New commander assumes authority of Warrior Transition Battalion

    Sep 7, 2012

    The new commander is responsible for ensuring Wounded Warriors on Fort Belvoir heal and return to normalcy.

  • Fort Bragg's WAMC trains nurses to treat patients' emotional, physical and legal needs

    Sep 7, 2012

    Womack Army Medical Center leads the way for patients who may be victims of sexual assault. WAMC is one of the few Army medical centers that offers a comprehensive program for victims of sexual assault. The specially trained sexual assault nurse examiners are a team of 18 nurses, primarily based in the Emergency Department and other clinical areas of Womack, who are specially trained to meet victims' medical, emotional and legal needs. Additionally, they ensure compliance with all laws and Army regulations.

  • Soldiers give time, hugs to children with heart conditions

    Sep 6, 2012

    It's not always about recruiting for four Sacramento recruiters who usually spend their time looking for Future Soldiers. In early August, the recruiters volunteered at the annual "When I Grow Up" event for children with heart conditions.....

  • Nutritionist provides Soldiers, Families tips for healthy living

    Sep 6, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The reminders are everywhere. Magazines, movies and TV, and shopping malls send messages that people should wear a certain size or weigh a certain amount.

  • September is Suicide Prevention Month, Use resources to help prevent a needless death

    Sep 6, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - -The longest war in America's history has stressed and strained service members like perhaps no other conflict. The psychological toll, and especially the soaring suicide rate, have caught the attention of the media, the public and leaders at the highest levels.

  • 'Spirit of Samurai' prevails during weeklong medical exercise in Japan

    Sep 5, 2012

    SAGAMI DEPOT, Japan (Sept. 5, 2012) -- When a small unit is tagged to provide service and support for a week for more than 200 Soldiers and Airmen, it can seem like an arduous task to accomplish.

  • Prevent Soldier suicides

    Sep 5, 2012

  • National Suicide Prevention Month: Suicide Prevention in the Army

    Sep 5, 2012

    September is Suicide Prevention Month. The theme for these years observance is A Healthy Force is a Ready Force

  • WBAMC sets sights on laser eye clinic

    Sep 5, 2012

    It's no guarantee that they won't need glasses. But laser eye surgery has Army Soldiers lining up for a chance to leave behind their gas mask inserts and enjoy a day at the range without glasses sliding down their sweaty noses. "There's no such thing as perfect vision," said Frances Sanchez, clinic supervisor of the Warfighter Refractive Eye Surgery Program at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. And so a laser eye operation is no guarantee of a life without spectacles -- especially as patients age. "But a large majority of laser-eye surgery patients go on to function without glasses," said Lt. Col. Daniel Washburn, chief of the WRESP at William Beaumont. WBAMC is in the process of opening its own Warfighter Refractive Eye Surgery Clinic -- one of a dozen offered to Army personnel throughout the country.

  • Fort Bliss' Mendoza Clinic gets first commander

    Sep 5, 2012

    The Spc. Hugo V. Mendoza Soldier Family Care Center has become the first outpatient primary care facility on Fort Bliss to transition to a formal command structure. Col. Marc Caouette, a former enlisted Army medic and now a 27-year Army commissioned officer, was named the first commander of the Mendoza clinic during an Aug. 30 ceremony. The command structure is expected to eventually expand to include all empanelled primary care facilities and services offered at Fort Bliss. "Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to be entrusted with the command of a medical treatment facility," Caouette said, "certainly not (commander of) the largest freestanding primary care clinic in the Army."

  • Soldier helps others after sister's death

    Sep 5, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 5, 2012) -- October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but it's never too early to shed light on the subject for one Fort Lee Soldier.

  • Suicide prevention: A healthy force is a ready force

    Sep 4, 2012

    The Army has designated September as Suicide Prevention Month and joins the nation in observing National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 10-14, 2012, and World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10.

  • A Fighting Spirit Brings America's Warriors to London's Paralympics Story

    Sep 4, 2012

    It was a great celebration during the opening ceremony With a nod to science, applause to human ambition, and empowerment, London opened the 2012 Paralympics to an overflowing Olympic Stadium and welcomed the world in brilliant fashion.

  • Ending the stigma of seeking help in the Army

    Sep 4, 2012

    "Stigma refers to a cluster of negative attitudes and beliefs that inadvertently motivate Soldiers and leaders to fear, reject, avoid, and discriminate against military and civilian personnel with mental illnesses," according to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2003) fact sheet entitled "Discrimination & Stigma." Stigma is still widespread in the Army.

  • Fruits and Veggies Month--More Matters

    Sep 4, 2012

    As the warm weather slowly fades away, we all think about how to keep the healthy feeling of summer a little longer. Cooler weather and shorter days can take a toll on our immune system. Research shows that one way to stay strong is to continue to enjoy plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. September is "National Fruits and Veggies--More Matters" month. This is a great time to make the transition from summer's fresh peaches and blueberries to the delicious pears, plums and grapes of the fall.

  • Dry skin: Stop that itching!

    Sep 4, 2012

    Do you have the sort of dry, itchy skin that makes you feel like you're infested with fleas, that keeps you awake at night and miserably raking your skin with a back scratcher? If the itching weren't bad enough, a dry skin problem can be more than just a superficial issue. You could be giving all sorts of bacteria a way in that can lead to more serious problems. Let's put down the back scratcher and figure out what's really causes dry skin.

  • Dangerous distractions

    Sep 4, 2012

    What's the first image that comes to mind when someone mentions distracted driving? Is it someone texting or talking on a cellphone? If so, here are a few Army accident reports that might surprise you:

  • Former Army cadet wins Paralympic silver

    Sep 4, 2012

    Former U.S. Military Academy cadet Jennifer Schuble won a silver medal in the 500-meter time trial paracycling event, Sept. 1, 2012, at the Olympic Park's Velodrome in London.

  • USAHC-SB Soldiers named 2012 PRMC Best Medics

    Sep 4, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Two of U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks' Medical Company medics took first place in the 2012 Pacific Regional Medical Command Best Medic Competition held Aug. 28-30, here.

  • Paralympic Games motivate U.S. wounded warriors

    Sep 3, 2012

    A group of Europe-based wounded warriors traveled to London to observe the 2012 Paralympic Games and said they are motivated by the athletes.

  • Internet addiction affecting military Families

    Sep 3, 2012

    The Internet quickly became a household staple with promises of globalizing educational research, international communications, global commerce and world-wide entertainment. Despite such progress, in recent years the Internet has been at the root of more and more child abuse cases. According to an expert in forensic pediatrics at Fort Bragg, some parents and guardians have been so obsessed with the Internet that their children were being neglected and abused.

  • NFL, Army both work to combat traumatic brain injury

    Aug 31, 2012

    The Army and National Football League are both working to improve awareness of traumatic brain injury and further research into its causes, prevention and treatment.

  • USAMITC Hosts the First Step for 70 Deltas

    Aug 31, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS -- The U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center (USAMITC) hosted a group of Medical Service Corps Officers striving to become Healthcare Management Information Officers, or 70 Deltas (70Ds). The Soldiers, working to become "Deltas," attended an in-brief at USAMITC recently as part of the Medical Information Management Course (MIMC) conducted at the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School (AMEDDCS).

  • The Concerns of Women Currently Serving in the Afghanistan Theater of Operations White Paper

    Aug 31, 2012

  • Gen. Raymond T. Odierno and Commissioner Roger Goodell's message to Soldiers and players

    Aug 31, 2012

  • Military first responders rescue hundreds in the wake of Isaac

    Aug 31, 2012

    The Coast Guard and the National Guard rescued more than 350 people in flooded areas of Louisiana and Mississippi.

  • Army Now - The aftermath of Hurrican Isaac

    Aug 31, 2012

    The U.S. Army continues to help civilians and local agencies deal with the aftermath of Hurrican Isaac.

  • Army, NFL work together to combat TBI

    Aug 31, 2012

    The Army and the National Football League are working together to raise awareness of traumatic brain injury.

  • 325th Combat Support Hospital flawless during USARPAC MEDEX 12

    Aug 30, 2012

    Army Reserve Soldiers from the 325th Combat Support Hospital, 139th Medical Brigade, 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support), deployed from Independence, Missouri, and executed a seamless mass casualty exercise for disaster relief on Sagami (Army) General Depot in Sagamihara, Japan, Aug. 28, 2012.

  • FPX tests FH personnel's emergency response skills

    Aug 30, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Those in the area of Arizona and Cushing Streets earlier this week might have seen some unusual sights.

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries

    Aug 30, 2012

    See how the U.S. Army is learning to diagnose and treat Traumatic Brain Injuries.

  • Paralympic basketball team ready to compete

    Aug 30, 2012

    The U.S. Paralympic basketball team had a final tune-up Wednesday, topping Great Britain's team in a scrimmage in advance of opening ceremonies for the 2012 Paralympic Games.

  • Educators gain enthusiasm about military life

    Aug 30, 2012

    In an effort to educate a group of teachers from the Harrisburg, Pa., area about military life, the Fort Detrick (Md.) Army Garrison hosted a two-day tour, Aug. 21-22, to highlight all facets of military life beyond deployment.

  • ACS helps make FH Soldiers and Families more resilient

    Aug 30, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Army Community Service on Fort Huachuca is aiming to help Soldiers and their Families to become more resilient in a not-so-physical way.

  • Sill families raise awareness about cleft palates

    Aug 30, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Having a child was part of a plan. Having a child with a cleft palate wasn't. Two Fort Sill families discovered how quickly the unexpected turned into the overwhelming.

  • Army dietitian gives tips on healthy eating

    Aug 30, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (30 Aug. 2012) -- A Reynolds Army Community Hospital dietitian gives tips on eating to reduce calories.

  • Army Chief of Staff, NFL commissioner sign letter formalizing TBI initiative

    Aug 30, 2012

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sign a letter Aug. 30 formalizing the initiative between the Army and the NFL to help raise awareness about traumatic brain injury, or TBI. The meeting took place at the United States Military Academy at West Point. The Army and the NFL both launched websites in support of this initiative.

  • McDonald introduces new model of patient-centered healthcare

    Aug 30, 2012

    MCDONALD ARMY HEALTH CENTER, FORT EUSTIS, VA (Aug. 29, 2012) -- By 2014, McDonald Army Health Center (MCAHC) will establish six patient centered medical homes, a new model of healthcare delivery the U.S. Army Medical Command is implementing throughout its military treatment facilities.

  • Army-NFL Traumatic Brain Injury Initiative

    Aug 30, 2012

  • Soldier gets national award for giving back to community

    Aug 30, 2012

    Sgt. Joshua Boudreaux has been assigned to the U.S. Army Public Health Command for the last three years, and he has already made a lasting impact on his unit and the Army. He was recently chosen to be the USAPHC NCO of the 4th quarter, and in 2010, Boudreaux was selected as the command's Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year for superior performance in Army field tests and tactics, written exams, board interviews and physical fitness tests.

  • Lyster Health Clinic prepares for construction

    Aug 30, 2012

    The main entrance to Lyster Army Health Clinic will not be accessible after September 1 as a result of construction to install a revolving door, but several alternate entrances to the building will open for staff and patients.

  • New equipment helps wounded warriors hunt

    Aug 30, 2012

    With deer hunting season around the corner, Fort Rucker Outdoor Recreation is making sure that everyone, including wounded warriors, has the opportunity to enjoy its almost 50,000 acres of hunting grounds.

  • Army Chief of Staff, NFL commissioner sign joint TBI initiative

    Aug 30, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Aug. 30, 2012) -- The U.S. Military Academy hosted a joint panel discussion with the Army and the NFL Aug. 30 to promote cultural change on traumatic brain injury, Soldier-athlete awareness and reducing the stigma caused by seeking treatment for concussions and other brain-related injuries.

  • Fort Bragg research examines value of virtual reality as PTSD treatment

    Aug 29, 2012

    Professionals from the departments of Defense and Health and Human Services are at Fort Bragg, N.C., conducting a study to see if the use of virtual reality therapy will help service members coming home from combat environments combat post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Over-the-counter medications available at clinic pharmacy

    Aug 29, 2012

    Over-the-counter medications are a free benefit for Soldiers, family members and retirees.

  • Labor Day Safety Message from the Surgeon General

    Aug 29, 2012

    Labor Day is dedicated to recognizing and honoring our Nation's workforce; it also marks the traditional end of the summer season. CSM Brock and I salute the MEDCOM workforce for your dedicated service to our Nation. Your service continues to strengthen the health and readiness of our AMEDD and Army Family.

  • USAHC-SB celebrates women's equality

    Aug 29, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The staff at U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks held a Women's Equality Month observance, Aug. 24, here.

  • September Army-wide stand down to support suicide prevention

    Aug 28, 2012

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III ordered an Army-wide suicide "stand down," scheduled for Sept. 27, 2012, as a way to empower leadership to prevent further loss of life due to suicide.

  • Wounded Warriors attend London Paralympics

    Aug 28, 2012

    The Olympic games may be over, but there is still a group of international athletes competing for gold in London and a select group of Soldiers are on hand to see the competition.

  • MEDEVAC crews fit into tight spaces

    Aug 28, 2012

    U.S. Army Soldiers are great at what they do, but they don't always make it through the mission without injury or Mother Nature getting in their way. To aid their injured battle buddies, the Medevac aviation crews with the Company C "Eagle Dustoff," 7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, attached to Task Force Wings, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, prepare for those unfortunate circumstances by combat hoist training operations.

  • Special Troops Battalion celebrates Women's Equality Day

    Aug 27, 2012

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - There is no mistake that all soldiers, male or female, sacrifice a great deal in order to serve their country. Paratroopers in the 82nd Airborne Division especially are required to get down and dirty and devote long hours in field environments to go above standards. U.S. Army soldiers are generally viewed as males who leave their families to make necessary sacrifices for their country. What about the women who serve? Society often asks, "Why would women want to serve? Why would they want to leave their children and travel into dangerous areas of the globe and fight?" Their hard work and dedication often goes unnoticed.

  • National Guard units in Southeast on alert for Isaac's impact

    Aug 27, 2012

    Army and Air National Guard elements throughout the southeastern United States are preparing for Tropical Storm Isaac, which is making its way past the Florida Keys and into the Gulf of Mexico.

  • New Wellness Center supports resiliency, holistic practices

    Aug 24, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels recently unveiled a new facility designed to provide the tools and the training to increase resiliency in both the Soldier and the community.

  • Kimbrough announces mass influenza vaccination dates

    Aug 24, 2012

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months and older be vaccinated against the flu each year.

  • Whitmer takes command of USARIEM

    Aug 24, 2012

    On a sunny day 777 days ago, Maj. Gen. James Gilman, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command, took the unit colors from Col. Kevin Keenan and presented them to Col. Gaston Bathalon as the 17th commander of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine. Today, Gilman took the unit colors from Bathalon and handed command to Col. Deborah Whitmer as the 18th USARIEM Commander.

  • DoD officials monitor West Nile virus increase in mosquitoes

    Aug 24, 2012

    Mosquitos mean West Nile virus

  • Trinkle assumes command of Andrew Rader Clinic

    Aug 24, 2012

    Lt. Col. Laura R. Trinkle assumed command of Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic from Interim Commander Lt. Col. Stacy U. Weina during an Aug. 21 ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Spates Community Club.

  • Tripler, DOE, Queens collaboration enables more behavioral health services for children

    Aug 24, 2012

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii -- Wahiawa Elementary School hosted a dedication ceremony of its new school-based behavioral health building, Aug. 22, here.

  • Sustainers Focus on Resilience

    Aug 23, 2012

    "The greatest commodity the Army has is the human being. I say that because without the Soldier you can't fight the war," said Command Sgt. Maj. Karl A. Roberts. "As long as a human being is properly trained and has all the necessary tools to perform the mission, when issues come the resiliency will kick in - they will not breakdown."

  • Workshop teaches parenting skills, helps save time

    Aug 23, 2012

    Learning better parenting skills isn't something many people associate with saving time, but the methods and techniques taught at the Bavaria Parent University Workshop here Aug. 14 -16 are not only saving parents time, it is enhancing the quality time spent with their children.

  • West Nile Virus: How to Avoid It

    Aug 23, 2012

    Fort Bliss is keeping a watchful eye for mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus. Since April, the William Beaumont Army Medical Center Department of Preventive Medicine has been conducting a mosquito surveillance program -- intended to actively trap mosquitoes and test for the virus. Areas of surveillance include all of Fort Bliss property, Biggs Air Field, Oro Grande Base Camp, Donna Anna Base Camp and McGregor Range training areas.

  • Fort Sill mitigates mosquito threat

    Aug 23, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The West Nile virus has made a comeback in the United States this year with the biggest surge in cases since 2004. There have been 1,118 cases reported across the country, with at least 41 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. Texas has had about half of those cases. Oklahoma ranks fourth with 68 cases and three deaths as of Aug. 22.

  • FH alcohol offenses on decline

    Aug 23, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Heading into the fourth quarter, the Army Substance Abuse Program, or ASAP, staff has been reviewing the high risk behavior data for the current year. Currently there has been a steady decline over each quarter with detection of alcohol offenses amongst Soldiers. For the first through third quarter there have been 24, 19, and 16 offenses reported to the Fort Huachuca ASAP respectively. This decline, over the first nine months of the fiscal year, is due to a collection of factors working together. It is the culmination of the service providers and the community members working to deglamorize alcohol abuse. ASAP officials here want to call on the community, and the agencies that support it, to keep up the good work. A decline in alcohol abuse will impact several other high risk behaviors.

  • Public Health Command examines air in Southwest Asia

    Aug 23, 2012

    Air, and the potential health effects from breathing it, may be the environmental health question of most interest to emerge from the last 10 years of operations in U.S. Central Command. With partners in the Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs, other government agencies and academic institutions, U.S. Army Public Health Command has been involved since the first Gulf War in characterizing the air in Southwest Asia.

  • 62nd Medical Brigade CSM reflects on 30-years of service

    Aug 23, 2012

    As a bright eyed 17-year-old, entering the Army was Eugene Jeffer's first serious occupation outside of having a paper route and picking produce for a local farmer in Syracuse, Ohio.

  • Behavioral health study aims to improve health of the force

    Aug 23, 2012

    Soldiers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team participated in the second phase of an ongoing behavioral health study taking place within the Third Infantry Division, Aug. 13-17, 2012, on Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • Resiliency program designed to help before issues develop

    Aug 23, 2012

    Everyone has heard this old wife's tale, no matter if they have given it any lingering thought or not. For Soldiers preparing for combat, that saying is worth its weight in gold, especially when it comes to mental resilience.

  • More than 100 PRMC staff recognized at SKILLS ceremony

    Aug 23, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 100 staff members from across health care specialties were recognized in a ceremony at Soldiers' Pavilion, U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks, Aug. 17, here.

  • Getting hooked: Soldiers in transition participate in local team fishing tournament

    Aug 23, 2012

    More than 50 wounded warriors joined volunteer boat skippers from the local community, and participated in the first of its kind Freshwater Team Fishing Tournament on Lake Wilson at Wahiawa, Hawaii, Aug. 5, 2012.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness aims to boost performance, resilience of Soldiers, families

    Aug 23, 2012

    When Staff Sgt. Nicholas Boyce walked into a class meant to improve his unit's physical performance through mental skillsets, he came armed with the perception one might expect from a combat-experienced Soldier and field artilleryman.

  • Student School Screenings at Eisenhower Army Medical Center

    Aug 22, 2012

    In order to ease the process on military families, Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center holds three Saturday all-day events referred to as "School Screening Days" where students can go through every step of the process in individual stations in order to meet all of the requirements and to ensure they have all the necessary paperwork to register with Georgia public schools.

  • Medic! Combat medics battle to represent division at Army competition

    Aug 22, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fifteen combat medics from across 10th Mountain Division (LI), including six from 4th Brigade Combat Team at Fort Polk, La., showed their skills Aug. 14-17 during the Best Medic Competition.

  • Callison named occupational therapy consultant

    Aug 22, 2012

    Col. Myrna Callison was recognized as the occupational therapy consultant to the Army surgeon general in an Aug. 17 ceremony at the U.S. Army Public Health Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Changes to Comprehensive Soldier Fitness focus on families

    Aug 22, 2012

    Reflecting changes to the newly renamed "Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness" program, 32 Army spouses are now qualified to serve as master resilience trainers after completing a pilot course at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Olson ready to make Paralympic history

    Aug 22, 2012

    Years of determination, hard work and resilience have led Sgt. 1st Class Josh Olson to the cusp of making history at the 2012 London Paralympic Games.

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